I have a 2013 JKU sport. I have done a lot of research and searched a ton. I have found a lot of info I'm looking for. I wish I could afford to buy the teraflex Prerunner kit but I can't.
I don't want anymore than 2.5" lift. Especially because all of the 2.5" kits out there will provide me with more than 2.5". I am not going to run any heavy aftermarket parts like armor/bumpers/winch. I will be keeping stock arms and will use AEV front control arm drop brackets. Of course there will be other mods to the suspension and such. I plan to run the set of fox shocks that Teraflex offers and their 2.5" speedbumps kit. I am trying to go "big" with my build while not spending money on the things I don't feel like I need such as control arms. I'm a fan of the control arm drop brackets because they'll correct the angle of the CA's back to stock/parallel to the deck. I'll be running 33's most likely. I know I could fit 35's with a 2.5" lift. But if you know what you're doing you can do a lot with 33's
but it really comes down to price and not buying after market wheels or spacers. I am going to run 255/75R16 KM2's on stock steel wheels (33x10.50) I'd run a set of 35" treadwrights if I didnt need spacers or new wheels.
I prefer the trails in AK where I came from, but I LOVE wheelin' fast! I have recently moved to San Diego (Coast Guard) and have found some wheeling spots with my GF. Of course there's plenty down here if I want to drive, which I will. It's likely I'll move back to AK soon and this rig will be wheeled in AK.
So my question is about the various 2.5" springs available. They will be bought as a set (all 4).
I have researched Teraflex, Rock Krawler and Metal Cloak. I was recently set on the 2.5" RK stock mod system. Whatever I get (such as the 2.5" stock mod) will be the starting point of my build, but I'll be adding a lot from there. Then I did some reading on MetalCloak springs. A member on here bluewave said in a thread that he really liked how the metalcloak suspension rode and was a better compromise between crawling/go fast stuff. And he did a pretty good job comparing apples to apples. The MetalCloak stuff seems to not only ride better (???) but is designed for more up-travel. The MC stuff is a little more expensive though.
So that's where I am. I'm all about doing my research and buying these expensive parts once. Even though I already bought a set of OEM 19/60's. I imagine I'd be happy with RK, they get great reviews and people really seem to like how their springs ride. But the Metal Cloak 2.5" progressive rate springs might be closer to what I'm looking for. What do you guys think??