Installation Time: Weekend
April 27, 2016
This is a great kit for the price and includes just about everything you need for the lift (and more!). In addition to the coils and shocks, the kit I received had front and rear bump stop extensions, F and R brake line drop brackets, rear sway bar links, F and R track bar brackets, rear track bar reinforcement, rear coil retainer brackets, parking brake extension bracket, a small tool bag and two passenger grab handles. Based on the inventory sheet, i believe this is the standard contents of the kit although not fully reflected on this website. The only things i needed for my '13 JK were longer front sway bar links (already had adjustable) and exhaust spacers.
When complete, I am sure i got a full 3.5" out of this on my two-door even though I have a steel front bumper and a 9.5K winch. This was a little more than I expected and it affected my front wheel caster enough to make the steering a little light when I hit bumps or decel quickly (NOT death wobble or even remotely dangerous feeling) so I may follow-up with a control arm drop bracket to reset the front caster geometry closer to stock. The springs are advertised as stock-like but the ride seems a little bit stiffer. (This may loosen up over time and may also be a factor of the caster issue.)
My biggest complaint with the kit is the poor instructions. Although provided with some pictures, they are small and the markings are vague so it is often difficult to tell what they are describing. Additionally, the instructions that came with my kit had some steps that referred to the 4.5" kit and included parts that were not in my kit.
However, despite the instruction difficulties, all the parts seemed well-made and strong and. although this is definitely not a high-end kit, I think I got a little more than I paid for.
This is probably a full day job without a lift but it took me 1 1/2 days because of the time spent trying to figure out instructions. Also, a big chunk of the time was spent trying to install the rear coil brackets which required reaching into a small opening with a nut and trying to thread the bolt and a couple of hours were consumed installing the exhaust extensions (not part of this kit) because of the difficulty reaching bolts and a lot of corrosion on my vehicle).