Rock Krawler 3.5" Max Travel Kit - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
kabookie10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Salem, Ohio
Age: 38
Posts: 315
Feedback: 0 reviews
Rock Krawler 3.5" Max Travel Kit

Is anyone running this kit yet? I saw it on their site and was trying to do some research on it but can't find anything.

2009 JK Unlimited - Deep Water Blue
Rough Country 2.5" Series II Budget Boost
18" XD Monsters w/ 35" Trail Grapplers
Superchips Flashpaq
KC windshield light brackets w/ KC slimlights
Rugged Ridge XHD Modular Winch Bumper
Smittybilt SRC8 Winch
Relocated Flowmaster Super 44 w/ offroad tailpipe
kabookie10 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 11:47 AM
Breaker of nice things
 
merlin4979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Olathe, KS (Kansas City)
Age: 39
Posts: 2,477
Garage
Feedback: 1 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by kabookie10 View Post
Is anyone running this kit yet? I saw it on their site and was trying to do some research on it but can't find anything.
There's a local guy running that setup, I think. Basically, it is their 5.5" setup, just with the 3.5" springs. That way you still get the high-steer components, which is nice.
merlin4979 is offline  
post #3 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
kabookie10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Salem, Ohio
Age: 38
Posts: 315
Feedback: 0 reviews

Thanks, when i was reading the description on the website it said you get the steering components for high steer. I was leaning towards getting the 2.5 max travel but would like to get the 3.5 for a little more lift and clearance.

2009 JK Unlimited - Deep Water Blue
Rough Country 2.5" Series II Budget Boost
18" XD Monsters w/ 35" Trail Grapplers
Superchips Flashpaq
KC windshield light brackets w/ KC slimlights
Rugged Ridge XHD Modular Winch Bumper
Smittybilt SRC8 Winch
Relocated Flowmaster Super 44 w/ offroad tailpipe
kabookie10 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 11:58 AM
Wheeler
 
Got Mud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Platte City
Age: 41
Posts: 95
Feedback: 0 reviews

I have this kit. I like it a lot!
Got Mud is offline  
post #5 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 12:03 PM
Granite Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 131
Feedback: 0 reviews

I also have this kit and like it alot (purchased the 5.5" mid arm kit with the 3.5 springs - what they are now selling as their max travel). I have flat flares, 37s and couldn't be happier. I did trim my rear bumper and pinch seam (front and rear of the back tires) for piece of mind.
njbeachrat is offline  
post #6 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 12:04 PM
The Wheelin Man's Friend
 
RiverCityOffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 8,649
Garage
Feedback: 60 reviews

I've sold many many 5.5s with the 3.5 inch coils. That is a very popular setup.

I can save you some coin if you're ready to do something today! Last day of 2011 pricing and discounts!

/salesman talk. Lol

Marcus


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RiverCityOffroad is offline  
post #7 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 12:11 PM
Breaker of nice things
 
merlin4979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Olathe, KS (Kansas City)
Age: 39
Posts: 2,477
Garage
Feedback: 1 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by kabookie10 View Post
Thanks, when i was reading the description on the website it said you get the steering components for high steer. I was leaning towards getting the 2.5 max travel but would like to get the 3.5 for a little more lift and clearance.
Yup. A 3.5" kit on a JKU fits very nicely.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Got Mud View Post
I have this kit. I like it a lot!
^^^and THAT'S our local guy running this kit.
merlin4979 is offline  
post #8 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
kabookie10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Salem, Ohio
Age: 38
Posts: 315
Feedback: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by RiverCityOffroad View Post
I've sold many many 5.5s with the 3.5 inch coils. That is a very popular setup.

I can save you some coin if you're ready to do something today! Last day of 2011 pricing and discounts!

/salesman talk. Lol

Marcus
Damnit Marcus, you always wanna take my money!! haha I want to but I'm probably gonna wait till i get my tax return back. I'm gonna need a boatload of parts. I'll need shocks and driveshafts.


Quote:
Originally Posted by merlin4979 View Post
Yup. A 3.5" kit on a JKU fits very nicely.




^^^and THAT'S our local guy running this kit.
Do you guys have any pics of this kit? Are you running 35's. Thats what i got now and will probably stick with them.

2009 JK Unlimited - Deep Water Blue
Rough Country 2.5" Series II Budget Boost
18" XD Monsters w/ 35" Trail Grapplers
Superchips Flashpaq
KC windshield light brackets w/ KC slimlights
Rugged Ridge XHD Modular Winch Bumper
Smittybilt SRC8 Winch
Relocated Flowmaster Super 44 w/ offroad tailpipe
kabookie10 is offline  
post #9 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 01:37 PM
Breaker of nice things
 
merlin4979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Olathe, KS (Kansas City)
Age: 39
Posts: 2,477
Garage
Feedback: 1 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by kabookie10 View Post
Do you guys have any pics of this kit? Are you running 35's. Thats what i got now and will probably stick with them.
GotMud is the one with the kit, and I think he's running it with 37" Toyo's. You should be fine with your current tires though.
merlin4979 is offline  
post #10 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 01:51 PM
The Wheelin Man's Friend
 
RiverCityOffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 8,649
Garage
Feedback: 60 reviews

Look for folks running the 3.5" X-Factor, that's the same setup.

Not trying to take anyone's money! LOL!

Marcus


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RiverCityOffroad is offline  
post #11 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 02:01 PM
JKowners Vendor
 
Rock Krawler Suspension's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,715
Feedback: 8 reviews

That is a new System that is just getting released. So many people ordered our JK 5.5" X Factor Mid Arm Systems with 3.5" coils so they could be at the 3.5" lift height with all the control arms and high steer assembly, we decided to give it a part number for 2012.

RK
Rock Krawler Suspension is offline  
post #12 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 02:09 PM
Granite Guru
 
demeeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: McLean, VA
Age: 45
Posts: 111
Feedback: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to demeeder

I just put it on and have 35's. Love it!!! Thanks Marcus and RK!!!





When you are looking at bumpstops for the rear, you will need offset ones as the RK aluminum block setup may interfere with the upper track bar mount due to pushing the back axle back an inch. This is a known issue and RK is working on a new design.

Dave

2009 4dr Rubicon | 35" | 3.5" Rock Krawler Mid-Arm
demeeder is offline  
post #13 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 02:11 PM
JKO Addict!
 
TCdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Woodstock, Ga
Age: 50
Posts: 3,720
Garage
Feedback: 2 reviews

I run the 3.5 X kit and have just ordered all the steering components. Wish I would have done that right off the bat.

The 3.5 kit is killer, add the steering goodies and that brings the serious goodness!

TC
Crawling For Reid March 23, 2019 Adventure OffRoad Park


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TCdawg is offline  
post #14 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
kabookie10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Salem, Ohio
Age: 38
Posts: 315
Feedback: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rock Krawler Suspension View Post
That is a new System that is just getting released. So many people ordered our JK 5.5" X Factor Mid Arm Systems with 3.5" coils so they could be at the 3.5" lift height with all the control arms and high steer assembly, we decided to give it a part number for 2012.

RK
Thanks for the info, i love the system. Like i said before i was going to get the 2.5 max travel but with this system and how complete it is makes my decision that much more tough. I wanted the extra height but was concerned with steering and shafts. You've done a nice job packaging it all in one. I will just need to get driveshafts, shocks and bumpstops. They mentioned you are working on a redesign of the bumpstops, how is that working out?

Quote:
Originally Posted by demeeder View Post
I just put it on and have 35's. Love it!!! Thanks Marcus and RK!!!





When you are looking at bumpstops for the rear, you will need offset ones as the RK aluminum block setup may interfere with the upper track bar mount due to pushing the back axle back an inch. This is a known issue and RK is working on a new design.

Dave

Thanks Dave, it looks awesome with that setup. What bumpstops did you end up going with? I may take a look at a few different manuf. for them. For shafts I'm not sure what ones are the best bang for the buck, shocks i'll probably just stick to bilsteins and i need to research the bumpstops.

2009 JK Unlimited - Deep Water Blue
Rough Country 2.5" Series II Budget Boost
18" XD Monsters w/ 35" Trail Grapplers
Superchips Flashpaq
KC windshield light brackets w/ KC slimlights
Rugged Ridge XHD Modular Winch Bumper
Smittybilt SRC8 Winch
Relocated Flowmaster Super 44 w/ offroad tailpipe
kabookie10 is offline  
post #15 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 04:10 PM
Granite Guru
 
demeeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: McLean, VA
Age: 45
Posts: 111
Feedback: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to demeeder

Quote:
Originally Posted by kabookie10 View Post
What bumpstops did you end up going with? I may take a look at a few different manuf. for them. For shafts I'm not sure what ones are the best bang for the buck, shocks i'll probably just stick to bilsteins and i need to research the bumpstops.
I have the Bilsteins... no complaints and the price is right. I don't have stops on the rear right now, but I know Teraflex has a pair that are angled in the back that may work. I may just cut my existing RK stops to fit.

2009 4dr Rubicon | 35" | 3.5" Rock Krawler Mid-Arm
demeeder is offline  
post #16 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 04:43 PM
JKowners Vendor
 
Rock Krawler Suspension's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,715
Feedback: 8 reviews

We now have our Fabricated bump stops on our website which have the angles cut in them.

Here is a link to them! If you are a prior customer with the billet aluminum ones and want to switch over to our fabricated ones, we will get you some hook up!

RK
Rock Krawler Suspension is offline  
post #17 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 05:09 PM
Granite Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 131
Feedback: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rock Krawler Suspension View Post
We now have our Fabricated bump stops on our website which have the angles cut in them.

Here is a link to them! If you are a prior customer with the billet aluminum ones and want to switch over to our fabricated ones, we will get you some hook up!

RK
Does the 3" adjust down to a 2" or 1"? like the stackable bumpstops?
njbeachrat is offline  
post #18 of 41 Old 12-30-2011, 06:53 PM
Granite Guru
 
demeeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: McLean, VA
Age: 45
Posts: 111
Feedback: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to demeeder

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rock Krawler Suspension View Post
If you are a prior customer with the billet aluminum ones and want to switch over to our fabricated ones, we will get you some hook up!

RK
Thanks RK!! PM sent.

2009 4dr Rubicon | 35" | 3.5" Rock Krawler Mid-Arm
demeeder is offline  
post #19 of 41 Old 12-31-2011, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
kabookie10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Salem, Ohio
Age: 38
Posts: 315
Feedback: 0 reviews

Thanks guys. I want this kit bad right now. I will probably have to wait till tax return time though. Christmas was my sons first so he got spoiled and he has a birthday the end of January. Daddy's gonna have to wait for a while.

2009 JK Unlimited - Deep Water Blue
Rough Country 2.5" Series II Budget Boost
18" XD Monsters w/ 35" Trail Grapplers
Superchips Flashpaq
KC windshield light brackets w/ KC slimlights
Rugged Ridge XHD Modular Winch Bumper
Smittybilt SRC8 Winch
Relocated Flowmaster Super 44 w/ offroad tailpipe
kabookie10 is offline  
post #20 of 41 Old 12-31-2011, 06:05 PM
Granite Guru
 
nicholsmf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: 'Merica
Posts: 451
Feedback: 2 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by njbeachrat View Post
Does the 3" adjust down to a 2" or 1"? like the stackable bumpstops?
This isn't going to adjust without cutting and welding.


2010 JK - Rock Krawler 2.5 Max Travel Kit - Fox 2.0 IFP Shocks - 37" Nitto Trail Grapplers - Genright Aluminum Tire Carrier - Poison Spyder Front and Rear BFH Bumpers - Warn M8000 - VKS Fab Sliders - Offroad Evolution Full Skids - Teraflex Sleeves - ARTEC Truss - EVO C Gussets - Synergy Bumpstops - JKS Control Arm Skids - Rigid 10" E-Series Light Bar and SRM Backup Lights - ARB Compressor w/ 5 Gallon Viair Tank - Offroad Evolution Half Doors
nicholsmf is offline  
post #21 of 41 Old 10-24-2012, 08:41 AM
Granite Guru
 
Cnd.Skippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Calgary, Ab, Canada
Age: 33
Posts: 199
Feedback: 0 reviews

Can anyone testify to the ride of the 3.5 max travel with the fox 2.0 shocks.
This is the setup I plan on running with 37" MTZ's and was wondering how she is going to ride on the highway, and gravel roads.

2012 JKU Sahara - Current SmittyBilt XRC Front and rear Bumper W/8,000lb X20 Winch, 40x15.5x20 Geolander MT, Front/Rear D44 Axles w(EVO Sleeves/Gussets, RK trusses, DynaTrac Diff Covers - Front/Rear & Ball Joints, Chromoly Front Axle Shafts, 5.13 Gears ,lockers), EVO Skid Plates, Poison Spider Fenders and Brawler Knocker Sliders, 5.5 RockKrawler X Factor LA, Fox shocks, 1310 front DS, 1350 rear DS, Red and White Rock Lights
Cnd.Skippy is offline  
post #22 of 41 Old 10-24-2012, 08:57 AM
JKowners Vendor
 
KrawlOff-Road.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SC
Posts: 2,325
Feedback: 37 reviews

We have done many of these lifts before and after it came out. We like to suggest the FOX IFP 2.0's. They are a great riding shock. All the guys we have running this setup have said that it rides better than stock! I would have no worries that you would not feel the same.

Let us know if you have any qustions about this lift/shock combo. We would be more than happy to help.

-Jason


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Phone: 864-437-8029
KrawlOff-Road.com is offline  
post #23 of 41 Old 10-24-2012, 09:05 AM
JKO Addict!
 
TCdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Woodstock, Ga
Age: 50
Posts: 3,720
Garage
Feedback: 2 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cnd.Skippy View Post
Can anyone testify to the ride of the 3.5 max travel with the fox 2.0 shocks.
This is the setup I plan on running with 37" MTZ's and was wondering how she is going to ride on the highway, and gravel roads.
I run this setup with 37" MTR's. Rides great. The Fox 2.0's are firm but an overall great shock, good on the road and superior off road.

TC
Crawling For Reid March 23, 2019 Adventure OffRoad Park


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TCdawg is offline  
post #24 of 41 Old 10-24-2012, 09:49 AM
Granite Guru
 
Cnd.Skippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Calgary, Ab, Canada
Age: 33
Posts: 199
Feedback: 0 reviews

Awesome to hear. I can't wait to get this kit installed in the new year. What size bump stops do you recommend when running this kit with 37's and poison spider flats?

2012 JKU Sahara - Current SmittyBilt XRC Front and rear Bumper W/8,000lb X20 Winch, 40x15.5x20 Geolander MT, Front/Rear D44 Axles w(EVO Sleeves/Gussets, RK trusses, DynaTrac Diff Covers - Front/Rear & Ball Joints, Chromoly Front Axle Shafts, 5.13 Gears ,lockers), EVO Skid Plates, Poison Spider Fenders and Brawler Knocker Sliders, 5.5 RockKrawler X Factor LA, Fox shocks, 1310 front DS, 1350 rear DS, Red and White Rock Lights
Cnd.Skippy is offline  
post #25 of 41 Old 10-24-2012, 10:29 AM
JKO Addict!
 
TCdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Woodstock, Ga
Age: 50
Posts: 3,720
Garage
Feedback: 2 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cnd.Skippy View Post
Awesome to hear. I can't wait to get this kit installed in the new year. What size bump stops do you recommend when running this kit with 37's and poison spider flats?
I run 2" back and front with trimmed stock flares. Sometimes I get into the bracket on the fronts...could probably do 3" bumpstops and probably will at some point.

TC
Crawling For Reid March 23, 2019 Adventure OffRoad Park


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TCdawg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome