That's what we like to hear @kobejo34 Glad you didn't let them push another product on you, freedom to choose the best!Thank you for the response. I should pick up my JLUR next week or so and I told the local shop I'm holding off with the lift they recommended for this one.
What color are the scratch guards on those wheels? It doesn't look like one of your options, but it's cool looking and I might want to go for that same look. TIA
It's called "textured Smoke Bronze metallic powder" (or smoked bronze for short.) This powder was designed specifically for the 75th Anniversary Wrangler, and since we make accessories for that bumper we wanted the perfect match. We sourced the powder from the same company that manufactured it for OE. We can coat any of our Maximus-3 parts in this smoked bronze (couple week lead-time)What color are the scratch guards on those wheels? It doesn't look like one of your options, but it's cool looking and I might want to go for that same look. TIA
Thanks for taking the time to review the Maximus-3 Geo-Lift @Sven it means a lot to us. Please share some pictures when you get a chance.I installed the Maximus-3 3.5" Geolift / high steer kit with the upgraded Falcon 3.3 adjustable shock option. I also installed their winch plate and finishing kit for the Warn Zeon S.
My observation upon unboxing was that this kit is of very high quality. The individual brackets are hefty and appeared to have been well designed and packaged. The finish is nice. Overall, the installation went great. The instructions are complete and pictures are easy to follow. The kit assembled and fit together nicely. The inner fenders required trimming, but Maximus-3 provided a template and it worked great.
The kit took 7.5 hours to install and another hour to install the winch, but the results are terrific. Follow the instructions! I skipped a key step installing the winch and I needed to call Joe at Maximus-3 to get some help. This team knows their stuff. Kudos for prompt support and calls back. I really can't say enough about how great Matt and Joe have been in support of this project and build.
I am running Hutchison Rockmonsters with 38" Patagonias. I didn't have to trim inner fenders or anything else. I haven't "bobbed" my front OE Steel Bumper yet, and there is no interference at all, even with the full steel front fender.
I put 160 local and highway miles on my JLUR this weekend. The ride is confidence-inspiring. Steering is tight and well-sorted. No surprises - my '14 JKUR was a bear to steer. It didn't track well and actively reacted to moderate bumps and potholes by jumping around. I constantly fought with the steering wheel and would never think of steering with one hand (JKUR had 35" tires and a 2.5" lift). My new JLUR feels so solid. It has a great stance and really inspires confidence. I can feel the big potholes, but the steering line is unaffected by driving over moderate bumps or potholes. It is really a joy to drive on pavement. I would say the ride quality and steering is at least as good as stock, probably better. Admittedly, I didn't have the JL very long before installing the Geolift.
Why 3.5" and not 4.5"? I didn't want to use an aftermarket step and I have young kids. I also built this JL to tackle Moab, Rubicon and other challenging trails, and lower C.G. was part of the equation for me. Overall, I love the look and stance of 38" Patagonias under a 3.5" Geolift.
I included two images of the finished product and two of my Jeep on the lift with the project underway (one with the kit installed but stock wheel and tire). More to come... Sven
Looks great!I included two images of the finished product and two of my Jeep on the lift with the project underway (one with the kit installed but stock wheel and tire). More to come... Sven