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post #1 of 16 Old 01-29-2012, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Rear LCA Skids

Looking for any input on rear LCA skids, i.e., easy install - one over the other etc. Any input would be appreciated.

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Synergy Suspension Jeep JK Rear Lower Control Arm Skids w/ Integrated Shock Mounts

http://www.synergysuspension.com/Syn...s-p-26606.html

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post #2 of 16 Old 01-29-2012, 02:07 PM
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I like the poly stuff myself.

I went with the cheaper shock relocation mounts and welded the skids on. Easy to do on a lift, probably a little more tough just on jack stands cutting the shock mounts off and trimming the mounts up. If I wasnt have g some other welding down, I would have gone with the poly ones you posted.

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I installed the Evo's. The install was pretty straight forward and easy -- I used an angle grinder, several cut-off disks and a few grinding wheels. It took me about half a day but I took my time. I didn't have a lift, just used jack stands and rolled around on my garage floor.

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I got the poly one's install went good had to cut 1/4 " off plate was a little long but it went good

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I'd vote but I think my response would be a little biased.


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I'll put a vote in for ya PIG!

I've bought enough poly products to give 2 thumbs up here 😊

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Both products are great quality, it comes down to what vendor you want to support.

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I'm also looking for a set. I had already planned on the EVO's but I didn't know Poly made a set as well.

Here's a couple pictures I was comparing for reference..

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It appears the shock is a little bit lower in the Poly setup, and the rear sway bar is moved up with the EVO setup. I'd be surprised if there was a difference in the reliability or strength between the two. Anyone seen both in person that can list differences?


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I'm gonna have to look again, but if I remember correctly, the Poly actually picked it up higher than the EVO from its factory location.
I also want to say the Poly was thicker material as well.
It's been a minute since I compared them.

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Don't forget about Poly's upper mount too. That way you don't lose up travel.

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...t-p-29226.html

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I have the Rugged Ridge rear lca skids. They don't relocate the shock so there is not grinding/cutting required.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16138_1001.htm

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Don't forget about Poly's upper mount too. That way you don't lose up travel.

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...t-p-29226.html

Also there is a coupon right now
Of course it depends on your set-up but, if you do that you will loose any travel gained. In my case I had more than 2" of up travel of the shock not being used. So, after moving the lower shock mount up 2" with the poly relocation kit I gained 2" of drop. If I had raised the top mount the entire set-up would have only gave me more ground clearance. As is I gained ground clearance and 2" of drop.

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^^^^good point^^^

As long as the shock doesn't bottom out before your bump stops do, win-win!
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I installed Poly's upper & lower kits and kept same shocks and bumps. Went with out the sway for a while, then put it back with their drop down blocks. Very happy..

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Polly or Evo, 2 great products.

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