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I contacted two different builders about Metal Cloak 2.5 Game Changer lift.

Both came back with different suggestions, which I'm open to.

1) Rock Krawler 2.5 in Adventure Lift Kit

2) AEV 2.5 Dual Sport Suspension

I plan to run 37s, All Terrain tires. This is my daily driver, so want the best on road and highway performance possible.

I don't mind spending a little more, I plan to have this jeep forever. But also dont want to go over complicate, for very limited offroad use.
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I contacted two different builders about Metal Cloak 2.5 Game Changer lift.

Both came back with different suggestions, which I'm open to.

1) Rock Krawler 2.5 in Adventure Lift Kit

2) AEV 2.5 Dual Sport Suspension

I plan to run 37s, All Terrain tires. This is my daily driver, so want the best on road and highway performance possible.

I don't mind spending a little more, I plan to have this jeep forever. But also dont want to go over complicate, for very limited offroad use.
I would choose #1 over #2 based on my personal experience…… The AEV is ok and fine for some people, but I really don’t like lift kits that have you keep the oem control arms……

Regardless if you’re strictly street and occasional off road or not, it’s just better to be able to fine tune your geometry, caster, pinion angles, and wheel location in the wheel well……

Also, when you do get off road you really don’t want to worry about getting hung up on the drop brackets, and the binding that is inherent in the factory arms…….

I hate when people say “ that lift is overkill for your intended use” hell, I’ve said it before, lol…… but even if you don’t ever get off road, you’re still making your rig better. Better joints, stronger bars, and when done properly, better handling and ride, etc…..

I only recommend RK, MC, and Clayton. After working on the JL exclusively for the past 4 years, these 3 lifts have had the least amount of complaints…..

Consider this kit paired with Fox shocks, when debating what to do…It’s fairly new, with maintenance free joints…..You’ll need to order bump stop kit, RK only includes it when you get the kit with their shocks….

https://rockkrawler.com/jlu-2-5-adventure-x-diesel-mid-arm-no-limits-system/
 

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Roky is the lift expert, I went Clayton as they bill their kits for weight carrying. I got the 2.5 Overland+ and it feels phenomenal. I paired it with JKS Fox 2.5 shocks.
 

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I've had both, first the RK on my old 2018 with the 3.6 and now the AEV on my EcoDiesel. Nothing wrong with the RK but I feel the AEV springs handle better, dare I say sportier, which is nice on a lifted Jeep. Yes I have the drop brackets for now, which I will replace with Teraflex arms most likely. I was not a fan of the RK joints back then (might have changed now), and the rebuild processs.

Both are good kits, and you can always change, mix, and match components.
 

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2.5” RK Ultimate Adventure Stage 1 kit here and loving it. Handles great on road, it’s paired with their black TT shocks, Yeti Steersmarts drag link/tie rod and Fox 2.0 ATS. It’s a little stiffer than stock but I also haven’t added a winch and heavier rear bumper yet. Only 1500 miles in so I know it’ll soften up a tiny smidge but not much. The trade off for me is worth it because of how it’ll do off-road but I know that’s not your concern so YMMV. I’ll probably swap the RK shocks out for Fox ones at some point.
 

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I would choose #1 over #2 based on my personal experience…… The AEV is ok and fine for some people, but I really don’t like lift kits that have you keep the oem control arms……

Regardless if you’re strictly street and occasional off road or not, it’s just better to be able to fine tune your geometry, caster, pinion angles, and wheel location in the wheel well……

Also, when you do get off road you really don’t want to worry about getting hung up on the drop brackets, and the binding that is inherent in the factory arms…….

I hate when people say “ that lift is overkill for your intended use” hell, I’ve said it before, lol…… but even if you don’t ever get off road, you’re still making your rig better. Better joints, stronger bars, and when done properly, better handling and ride, etc…..

I only recommend RK, MC, and Clayton. After working on the JL exclusively for the past 4 years, these 3 lifts have had the least amount of complaints…..

Consider this kit paired with Fox shocks, when debating what to do…It’s fairly new, with maintenance free joints…..You’ll need to order bump stop kit, RK only includes it when you get the kit with their shocks….

https://rockkrawler.com/jlu-2-5-adventure-x-diesel-mid-arm-no-limits-system/
I would choose #1 over #2 based on my personal experience…… The AEV is ok and fine for some people, but I really don’t like lift kits that have you keep the oem control arms……

Regardless if you’re strictly street and occasional off road or not, it’s just better to be able to fine tune your geometry, caster, pinion angles, and wheel location in the wheel well……

Also, when you do get off road you really don’t want to worry about getting hung up on the drop brackets, and the binding that is inherent in the factory arms…….

I hate when people say “ that lift is overkill for your intended use” hell, I’ve said it before, lol…… but even if you don’t ever get off road, you’re still making your rig better. Better joints, stronger bars, and when done properly, better handling and ride, etc…..

I only recommend RK, MC, and Clayton. After working on the JL exclusively for the past 4 years, these 3 lifts have had the least amount of complaints…..

Consider this kit paired with Fox shocks, when debating what to do…It’s fairly new, with maintenance free joints…..You’ll need to order bump stop kit, RK only includes it when you get the kit with their shocks….

https://rockkrawler.com/jlu-2-5-adventure-x-diesel-mid-arm-no-limits-system/
this is the kit u recommended, i appreciate your recomendation
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I like the RK 3.5 x factor, decent on road and great offroad. Their fancy black rrd shocks are pretty stiff though. Thinking about trying some different ones but shocks are so expensive😒
 

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Is it just the front springs that are different on diesel lift kits to address the motor weight?
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