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I'm just looking for your opinion on these 2.5" lift kits. I know a lot of you will say go with a 3" lift. The reason why I am looking at the 2.5" kits is mostly do to money, or lack of it. I don't have the money to drop on a good 3" kit, 35" tires/wheels and new gears. And after analyzing the type of wheeling I do, a 2.5" is more than adequate [blasphemy, I know]. Now, if i lived near Moab or Rubicon, a 3" kit wouldn't even be a thought.

Is the kit worth the price for the parts that come in it?

Quality of the parts in the kit?

How did the springs change the ride, positive or negative?

Would you recommend the kit?

Rock Krawler
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2.5" Stock Mod Coil Suspension System
Front adjustable track bar, rear track bar relocation bracket
RKSJK25000 / $399.99
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=60161

2.5" Max Travel Coil Suspension System w/o shocks
Fixed lower control arms, adjustable front track bar, rear track
bar relocation bracket
RKSJK25001 / $999.99
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=60162

Skyjacker
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2.5" Value Flex Coil Suspension System w/o shocks
Fixed lower control arms, rear track bar brace
SKYJK2501KCR / $760.98
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=56302

2.5" Coil Suspension System w/o shocks
Rear track bar brace
SKYJK250BK / $374.97
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=42792

Teraflex
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2.5" Coil Suspension System w/shocks
TER1251002 / $664.99
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=59619

2.5" Coil Suspension Sustem w/o shocks
TER1251002 / $421.99
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=59619
 

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I'm just looking for your opinion on these 2.5" lift kits. I know a lot of you will say go with a 3" lift. The reason why I am looking at the 2.5" kits is mostly do to money, or lack of it. I don't have the money to drop on a good 3" kit, 35" tires/wheels and new gears. And after analyzing the type of wheeling I do, a 2.5" is more than adequate [blasphemy, I know]. Now, if i lived near Moab or Rubicon, a 3" kit wouldn't even be a thought.

Is the kit worth the price for the parts that come in it?

Quality of the parts in the kit?

How did the springs change the ride, positive or negative?

Would you recommend the kit?

Rock Krawler
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2.5" Stock Mod Coil Suspension System YES
Front adjustable track bar, rear track bar relocation bracket
RKSJK25000 / $399.99
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=60161

2.5" Max Travel Coil Suspension System w/o shocks NO
Fixed lower control arms, adjustable front track bar, rear track
bar relocation bracket
RKSJK25001 / $999.99
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=60162

Skyjacker HELL NO
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2.5" Value Flex Coil Suspension System w/o shocks
Fixed lower control arms, rear track bar brace
SKYJK2501KCR / $760.98
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=56302

2.5" Coil Suspension System w/o shocks HELL NO
Rear track bar brace
SKYJK250BK / $374.97
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=42792

Teraflex
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2.5" Coil Suspension System w/shocks YES
TER1251002 / $664.99
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=59619

2.5" Coil Suspension Sustem w/o shocks NO
TER1251002 / $421.99
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=59619
Go with the RK or Tera 2.5"....add shocks....good to go. JMO :beer:
 

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Go with the RK or Tera 2.5"....add shocks....good to go. JMO :beer:
agreed. and 2.5" is not blasphemy. Planman has done amazing things with small lifts and large tires. As long as you use bump stops wisely, trim fenders, and add washers to steering stops, you can fit quite large tires without rubbing.
 

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Over the next few months I will be on 37"s on my TF 2.5" coil lift!
 

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Go with the RK or Tera 2.5"....add shocks....good to go. JMO :beer:
agreed. and 2.5" is not blasphemy. Planman has done amazing things with small lifts and large tires. As long as you use bump stops wisely, trim fenders, and add washers to steering stops, you can fit quite large tires without rubbing.


x3 :beer::beer:
 

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If you have a Rubicon, go without shocks. You'll get the shock adapters and Rubi shocks are more or less equivalent to Tera shocks. If you don't have a Rubi, get the 2.5" non-Skyjacker kit with shocks.
 

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I would highly recommend the RK 2.5 Stock Mod, this is what I will be getting. Talk to Anthony at WSOffroad ( vendor section). He set me straight on the RK - the ability to add to that setup as time and $ permits are huge.

Now, what I find interesting are the varying "Kool-aid" driven responses you are receiving on your other thread over here ---> http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.php?152857-Your-opinions-on-these-2.5-quot-lift-kits

Please try to not drink that Kool-aid and give Anthony a call at WSOffroad or any other vendors here (RiverCityOffroad, Allans aka SweetCJ7, etc.)
 

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The Teraflex 2.5 works great and made my ride as good in not a bit better than stock! Great flex too!




This is with my stock tires on!





I have had the lift for about 3 years now and still love it!
 

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Now, what I find interesting are the varying "Kool-aid" driven responses you are receiving on your other thread over here ---> http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.php?152857-Your-opinions-on-these-2.5-quot-lift-kits
Im not sure what you are refering to there as "kool-aid" other than the pimping of Northridge, but the OME kits gets great reviews over here as well. There are alot of people running that kit here as well and are very happy with it. I plan on running the RK 2.5 Max travel on my 2 door and the OME on my wifes 4 door. I will be useing the 2 door much more off-road than I will the 4 door and thats why I want the RK for it.
 

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Egg get a Va loan and go big, 37s and a long arm on the 2dr you earned it, go for it. You only live once, go for the gusto, build it and beat it. Be a Tinker, he nows how to live. Just ask him. Dont tell the old lady, say it came like that, just tell her you put more air in the tires. If none of this works, bring her wheeling, we will get her hanging with Reggie for the day ( might be a bad idea, youll be putting the LA on the 4dr)
How was chow "T" day, see ya when u get in town.:smokin: unsub
 

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Im not sure what you are refering to there as "kool-aid" other than the pimping of Northridge, but the OME kits gets great reviews over here as well. There are alot of people running that kit here as well and are very happy with it. I plan on running the RK 2.5 Max travel on my 2 door and the OME on my wifes 4 door. I will be useing the 2 door much more off-road than I will the 4 door and thats why I want the RK for it.
That was exactly the Kool-aid I was referring to - that and very few even mention the RK's over there - not sure if NRidge carries RK - so...
 

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Egg get a Va loan and go big, 37s and a long arm on the 2dr you earned it, go for it. You only live once, go for the gusto, build it and beat it. Be a Tinker, he nows how to live. Just ask him. Dont tell the old lady, say it came like that, just tell her you put more air in the tires. If none of this works, bring her wheeling, we will get her hanging with Reggie for the day ( might be a bad idea, youll be putting the LA on the 4dr)
How was chow "T" day, see ya when u get in town.:smokin: unsub
I flip flop on a daily basis if I want to go 35 or 37 on the 2 dr. LOL Right now we are budgeting for the jeeps but it may still be a bit. Bobbie is seperating in Feb and if she dosnt have a job that means we are on one income. There will be some building after tax return season but what direction I will be going is undescided at this point. As far as Bobbie wheeling, she has taken hers to Rausch Creek, Wharton and Forked several times. She likes it but is not into the heavy duty rocks like I am so the two will be built a little differant.
 

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I can tell you this about Rock Krawler:

The on highway ride and offroad handling will be dramatically improved. I can tell you that with the 2.5 Stock Mod I would add front disco's if you don't already have them.

The fact that you can take the stock mod and slowly upgrade it to the max travel over time as budget allows makes it worth the money. With the 2.5 the right bump stops and flat fenders you can run 37's easy and have a great LCG rig. Planman is the king in this arena!

If you need any help with Rock Krawler products just let me know or contact Rock Krawler they have amazing customer service.

Many guys on here have all of these kits so let them chime in but I will tell you this DO LOTS OF RESEARCH before you spend a dime on a lift. It is a very important choice to make as it is the foundation of your Jeep build.
 

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No. I think that is a great kit. I just feel that the included shocks would be the way to go instead of using the OEM shocks. That's all I was saying.
All Rock Krawler kits are designed to use aftermarket shocks. Factory shocks won't provide enough travel.
 

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All Rock Krawler kits are designed to use aftermarket shocks. Factory shocks won't provide enough travel.
Exactly. That's why I suggest opting out of the "WITHOUT SHOCKS' option.

Get the RK....but get it with an aftmkt shock option. I didn't mean to suggest that the RK wasn't good.
 

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What shocks would you guys recommend? Ideally, I want to keep it riding as stock or maybe even a little softer for the potholes but stiff enough to keep body-roll to a minimum.
 

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What shocks would you guys recommend? Ideally, I want to keep it riding as stock or maybe even a little softer for the potholes but stiff enough to keep body-roll to a minimum.
JMO- Bilstien shocks have a great ride- not too harsh/ not too soft.

Right now I am running Poly Performance Synergy shocks and they are fantastic too....but not sure off-hand if they make them for a 2.5" application.

Have heard nothing but good things about OME shocks as well- but I haven't had them on a JK yet.
 
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