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post #1 of 48 Old 08-20-2015, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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of these two lift options , your opinions are sought...

...uncharacteristically , I'll be succinct and brief; I have a friend that is building his first Jeep (2012 JKUR ) & we have a friendship established after he bought my 35" Cooper STTs a few months back .
He has saved money since that time & sits w/ approx $3k he is going to be using to buy his first lift for it & wants an all-in-one solution that maximizes his investmen.
He has his mind set upon two candidates (of which I told him which I would choose ) & I told him that I could get some valuable feedback from my fellow JKO forum members that might assist him in his decision.
If you guys had only 3,000 and had to choose between th following two options , which would you go with ?

(1)http://www.northridge4x4.com/rock-kr...e-2-jk35xf-4s2

(2)http://www.metalcloak.com/JK-Wrangle...tem-p/7118.htm

again , not my decision or choices but wanna help the kid optimize his purchase that he worked very hard to save for . Vendors , feel free to chime in and thanks to any that provide info ....


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Oh boy lol ... Two heavy hitters. Youre going to get arguments for both.
My only experience is with RK, so they got my vote.

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Metalcloak has my vote. Love their joint design. Run their joints on my long arm. Gained better ride and handling

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My vote is for the Metalcloak too, because we have the full Game Changer one and love it. The Rock Krawler one is good too, but if it was me and took that one, I will opt for the fox shocks.
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Between the 2 listed, Metalcloak.


Another one worth considering...

http://www.synergymfg.com/Synergy-Je...l#.VdaEpmzH9Ms
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Metalcloak with the ARB/OME shocks has my vote.

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Maybe you already know but wanted to throw it out there that you can make a poll so people can just click 1 or 2. Edit the orignal post and try.
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Oh boy lol ... Two heavy hitters. Youre going to get arguments for both.
My only experience is with RK, so they got my vote.
I knew what kinda question I was presenting. Honestly, I cannot say a bad thing about either lift...if it helps, he daily drives it and wants it to last but wheel hard on the once or twice per month he gets to do so.
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I will keep a tabs on this & update...I guess he may not have tough enough skin for JKO yet, he was a little apprehensive when I said "c`mon , join-up & ask yourself..."....lol....are we all a buncha mean f*ckers ?
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Between the 2 listed, Metalcloak.


Another one worth considering...

http://www.synergymfg.com/Synergy-Je...l#.VdaEpmzH9Ms
Well, I wasn`t gonna bring it up, but you nailed what I told him, SLADE.....


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Fuck that, first Jeep, he needs to get a puck lift like everyone else, wheel for a while, and then graduate to a lift that nice. Fuckin fancy pants!








I'd go RK, personally because those RRD shocks can be rebuilt and will work better than the OME yawn factor shocks.

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MetalCloak but with the fox shocks.
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Fuck that, first Jeep, he needs to get a puck lift like everyone else, wheel for a while, and then graduate to a lift that nice. Fuckin fancy pants!








I'd go RK, personally because those RRD shocks can be rebuilt and will work better than the OME yawn factor shocks.
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$50-$60 per shock rebuild on the RK shocks too BONUS.

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Well I bit the bullet and joined! Thanks for all the replys so far! Looking forward to more opinions! And btw I already have the puck lift. It sucks? and thanks J3ff3ry_jeep for starting this!
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The RK is more bang for the buck. Those shocks would be really awesome. And consider this... quality shocks are more important for ride than springs.

I can only comment on the RK truly as well, because it's what I run. Although a close buddy of mine has a complete set of MC arms on his jeep... they are superb. But RK's new joint looks really nice, too...

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Well I bit the bullet and joined! Thanks for all the replys so far! Looking forward to more opinions! And btw I already have the puck lift. It sucks? and thanks J3ff3ry_jeep for starting this!
here's my boy! Be nice , guys ; Matt's cool and lookin for your expertise here....(welcome to JKO, bud!)


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Welcome Matt.

I'd go RK. Are the remote resi shocks necessary? I'd opt for a less expensive shock and do a high steer.

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I'd go with the Metalcloak. I really like their control arms, I have a full set on my Jeep and I think the OME shocks ride great--I also run those.

No experience with the RK stuff.
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The RK is more bang for the buck. Those shocks would be really awesome. And consider this... quality shocks are more important for ride than springs.

I can only comment on the RK truly as well, because it's what I run. Although a close buddy of mine has a complete set of MC arms on his jeep... they are superb. But RK's new joint looks really nice, too...
Please explain how the RK is more bang for the buck being $500 more.

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MC looks more complete (bumpstops) and is cheaper.
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I agree with ASSFROW. LOL...

Both are great setups. What are the plans for the Jeep? If he is not going to be doing high speed runs through the whoops or something like that, I would rather drop down to the Stage 1 on the RK and go with a High Steer setup.

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Please explain how the RK is more bang for the buck being $500 more.
It's the shocks. Those shocks retail for 300 per shock, so x4 is 1200 bucks. Those shocks are able to be rebuilt and revalved, which, at this level of suspension, would be a great asset. Suspension could be fine tuned. Those OME shocks are OK, but it's a take what you get situation with them.

The RK one is complete, scroll down and it lists 3" bump stops. So that's a wash.

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The stage 1/2 kits are complete with stops.

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Teraflex now has a higher angle Rzeppa rebuild kit.

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