Installation Time: Weekend
December 08, 2017
Rides better than stock
I purchased this kit because my Jeep is my daily driver and I didnt want to get a suspension system that would suck for on road use. I did at least 100 hours of research to find the perfect lift kit that would perform the beat for my needs; this is that kit. It includes everything needed to do a lift the right way without cheaping out with certain components. After installing this kit, I immediately noticed the difference over the stock suspension. This kit is much more firm and responsive than factory. Hitting speed bumps at 30 MPH are almost not even noticeable anymore. The Jeep no longer dips when making sharp turns and it also does not have the factory nose dive when slamming on the breaks. I almost like to hit bumps now because this kit handles them so well. I purchased Teraflex’s Falcon 3.3 shocks along with this kit because I read that the Fox Reservoir shocks that come with the other version of this kit ride to firm. With the Falcon 3.3’s, I’m able to adjust the dampening with the twist of a knob. I don’t notice a big difference between the most firm setting and the most soft setting, but I keep mine at the soft setting because my Jeeps can sway a little bit more than on the firm setting.
I installed this kit with a buddy in about 14 hours. I used floor jacks, jack stands, almost every socket set I have, an electric impact tool, an electric drill, a Dremel, and an electric reciprocating saw. The front axle installation was the most difficult part to accomplish. The cutting of the pump stops took me about 2 hours to do. The next most time consuming thing was the exhaust spacer. Teraflex ‘s instal video says to use an electric chissel of just use a hand chissel...sure. U used a hand chissel and it didn’t do anything. I wound up using the dremel to cut the spot weld on the Y pipe clamp. Even using the dremel was difficult because there is no room to fit in there. The last thing that took a while was the rear bump stop installation. I had to place the cup on the factory bump stop and place a wood block between the cup and the axle and jack up the axle to compress the cup. After compressing the cup a little bit, I lowered the axle and slammed the cup for a few minutes with a sledge hammer. Other than that, the rear installation was easy.
I am currently running 33’s on my JkU and plan on going to 37’s before Christmas. I actually think that this kit gave me more than 3 inches even though I have steel bumpers in the front and the back with a 60 pound winch up front. Before the lift, I could look over the roof of my Jeep even with the 33’s. Now, after the lift, The roof of my Jeep is about 2 inches over my head and I am 6 foot 3.
I love this kit, and if I had to pick a kit for another Jeep, it would be this kit again. Definitely worth the price in my opinion. You won’t regret bying this kit.