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    Cool JLU 3-4" Lift EVO/Currie Recommendations

    Hi all,

    New member here and looking for some advice on lift kits for our new JLU. A little bit of background on us/our plans for use on the new rig. We mostly ride firetrails close to home. We are lucky to live in the middle of Michigan from the standpoint that there are numerous national forest trails within minutes of our house. These mostly consist of rutted up trail systems, some mud, some sand, lots of snow here soon, some fallen trees, etc... We will likely also start going to offroad parks with a ton of different obstacles (Never been rock crawling) and we love the Drummand Island trail system in the UP. This will be a trail rig mostly, but will still be driven to almost all of our adventures. Maybe if we did some out West travels we would trailer, but even doing the Kentucky trails we would prefer to drive it there.


    Let me know what you think about this setup:

    • STT Pro 37x12.5x17
    • KMC 229 Machete Beadlocks
    • EVO 3.5" JL Stage 1 Enforcer Overland Kit
    • EVO Front Lower CA
    • Currie Rear Upper CA
    • Currie Front Trackbar
    • Falcon 3.3 Adj Shocks 2-4.5" Lift


    We are looking for something that will give good flex, nice ride, and be reliable as can be. My wife likes to run the fireroads with some speed, so need something that can absorb the bumps. Also something that can be easily upgraded as our abilities and tastes change over time. (Also as factory items wear/break we will upgrade them as well) Is there any thing I'm missing here, or something that would be a better fit in the same or lower price range? Currently sitting @ $3550ish retail pricing (Lift only) on this setup.


    I would appreciate any input/real world experience on this or another lift setup that may suit our needs better.

    Thanks,

    Chris

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    I'm thinking this:

    Rancho 3.5" springs
    Currie arms all 8
    RK front rear track bars or Currie
    Long travel shocks

    I love the ride of these Rancho springs.
    The shocks are my only question....i want long travel and I like King but they are usually about $450 each and as of right now none of the shocks in Evo's kits has shock specs posted. Actually, Kings website doesn't have it either.


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    JLU 3-4" Lift EVO/Currie Recommendations

    I would avoid falcon shocks and suggest depending on budget either rancho shocks(on the tighter budget) or king 2.5 shocks(on the larger budget). But seems like you have a good list going

    I run the rancho 9000xl shocks, great amount of travel and adjustable. Eddie (WAYALIFE) runs the new rancho shocks that just came out for the JL and he said he loves them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsouder53 View Post
    I would avoid falcon shocks and suggest depending on budget either rancho shocks(on the tighter budget) or king 2.5 shocks(on the larger budget). But seems like you have a good list going

    I run the rancho 9000xl shocks, great amount of travel and adjustable. Eddie (WAYALIFE) runs the new rancho shocks that just came out for the JL and he said he loves them.
    Well, he said be was gonna test them to see if they fade. I have 5000s on my JL and there good but I like performance and looks. I wanted to go LA and Coilover but not in the budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsouder53 View Post
    I would avoid falcon shocks.
    So would I.....but why?



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    Quote Originally Posted by deezus View Post
    So would I.....but why?



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    Thanks for the comments. For those running the new Rancho springs how do you like them? I was looking at the EVOs since many seem to like the plush ride spring.

    That being said I can definitely put together a more complete kit for less money if I went this route.

    Rancho 3.5" lift w/ 9000XL shocks
    Currie adj CAs (All 8)
    RK front/rear track bars
    RK rear track bar bracket

    At some point down the road I would love to get the Kings, but I had hoped the Falcons would be a reasonable step up at 1/2 the cost. Too many other things on the want list currently and trying to keep costs down.

    Tires and wheels are on there way and should be here Tuesday, so once those arrive I'll be itching to get them on.

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
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    So your saying everything Teraflex makes is garbage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTrooper View Post
    Thanks for the comments. For those running the new Rancho springs how do you like them? I was looking at the EVOs since many seem to like the plush ride spring.

    That being said I can definitely put together a more complete kit for less money if I went this route.

    Rancho 3.5" lift w/ 9000XL shocks
    Currie adj CAs (All 8)
    RK front/rear track bars
    RK rear track bar bracket

    At some point down the road I would love to get the Kings, but I had hoped the Falcons would be a reasonable step up at 1/2 the cost. Too many other things on the want list currently and trying to keep costs down.

    Tires and wheels are on there way and should be here Tuesday, so once those arrive I'll be itching to get them on.

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    This is my same route. I can only speak for myself and I've only used 2 types of springs, RKs progressive rates and now Ranchos progressive rates and as far as street ride on 37s the Ranchos are far superior. Off-road there the same. I've never tried Evos but most people who ran them on JKs said they rode very nice off road and on....

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