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And So It Begins

After months of saving and researching I finally ordered my lift. I decided on the Rock Krawler 3.5 XFactor Mid Arm Pro. I took advantage of the end of year sale and ordered from Marcus at River City OffRoad. Marcus really took care of me and I'm looking forward to doing more business with him.

I got my Coast 1310 drive shaft for Christmas and I'll be ordering shocks and bump stops in a few weeks. After that wheels and tires, then the wrenching party with food and beer provided. The suspense is killing me!
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You are going to love that RK 3.5!

What shocks to you plan to go with, they can make a big difference.


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You are going to love that RK 3.5!

What shocks to you plan to go with, they can make a big difference.

Right now I'm torn between Fox and Kings. I definately need a reservoir shock. I do a lot of driving at PINS (Padre Island National Seashore). It's approximately 80 miles to the end, then 80 miles back. Your shocks can get pretty heated.
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Right now I'm torn between Fox and Kings. I definately need a reservoir shock. I do a lot of driving at PINS (Padre Island National Seashore). It's approximately 80 miles to the end, then 80 miles back. Your shocks can get pretty heated.
Ive said it before and ill say it again. If you're going to drop that much on shocks you might as well just go coilovers.

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Ive said it before and ill say it again. If you're going to drop that much on shocks you might as well just go coilovers.
So your saying I should run coilovers on a mid arm lift? I like the idea of having coilovers but I was told if you have a mid arm lift you couldn't use the coilovers the way they are meant to be used. I was told you would need a long arm lift. Please correct me if this is not true. Thanks.
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So your saying I should run coilovers on a mid arm lift? I like the idea of having coilovers but I was told if you have a mid arm lift you couldn't use the coilovers the way they are meant to be used. I was told you would need a long arm lift. Please correct me if this is not true. Thanks.
I ran them on my 2.5" stock mod (I added rk arms but not long arms)

A 12" shock is a 12" shock. Whether they're coilovers or not, they'll have the same travel.

If you're not ready for coilovers yet that's understandable. But then just run a decent shock. 5100s, rrd's, rs9000xl's, etc. those super fancy kings aren't going to give you that much. 5100s are only 300 for all 4 and you'll get 200 of that back when you sell em.

Just food for thought

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Just gonna jump in and agree with 2K!

I love my 5100's yes I want kings and all the fancy high dollar stuff but I also want functionality! As of now it is
My DD with mild mods!

One day it will be coil overs and long arms on one tons turning 42's. But not for a long while! Keep saving and do what you want one time and save yourself the headache later!

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I think coilovers are a big jump over just shocks. Which coilovers are comparable to a shock replacement?
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I think coilovers are a big jump over just shocks. Which coilovers are comparable to a shock replacement?
A pair of king 2.5s are what? 750 bucks? Pm a vendor and see what a set of 2.625 rrd coilovers without remote res and with springs would be. I bet you're not far off. Then all that's left are the mounts. And if you end up needing remote res (95% of people don't) you can add them later.

What I'm saying is what benefit do you get from the kings, when for just a little more you can rock coilovers...

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Another option would be to get the resi shocks with a threaded body so you could use them as regular shocks now with the option to go to coilovers by adding the extra parts. I know fox and sway away sell threaded body shocks without the coil kits im sure most other companies would also. Congrats on ordering the kit!
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Another option would be to get the resi shocks with a threaded body so you could use them as regular shocks now with the option to go to coilovers by adding the extra parts. I know fox and sway away sell threaded body shocks without the coil kits im sure most other companies would also. Congrats on ordering the kit!
Also a very good idea

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Good choice on the lift. You're going to love it. Marcus is THE man.


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