AEV will likely have something of quality available pretty soon I'm sure, and I'd fork over the money to have their parts bolted onto my Jeep
Concur as well. I have a Rock Krawler setup on my JK and I love it but I think I will go with Mopar 2" next time around. Simpler and highly effective.If I have learned anything in all the years of building modified vehicles the MORE oem the BETTER. Sparse is good. For 2" of height you shouldn't need to replace the entire suspension.
Not one aftermarket company has access to testing OEMs have when it comes to durability, reliability, and even testing proper spring rates, and valving on shocks.
A Rancho rep once told me in Moab that the Rubi stock shocks were excellent.I'm not as confident in the stock stuff. The factory Rubicon springs and shocks were mediocre at best. It does look from a distance like more quality parts may be used on the JL. It would have been really easy to put progressive rate springs on it for a more quality ride, for example. I've often thought that they know a lot of these will be modified, so why put highest quality parts where they'll most likely be changed.
That being said, I like a low COG setup for what I wheel. If I go with the 2 door, I'll probably stay at stock height, but put higher quality springs and shocks, and replace the 33s with 35s really early. If I end up with a JLUR, I'll do a 2 1/2" AEV lift, and again 35s.
Their parent company almost surely does. His point was that they are good shocks, and mine were still very good after 96k miles. I replaced them anyway because I had a 2" lift with shock extensions and I wanted new shocks that fit the lift without the extensions. I did lots of off-roading on the stock Rubi shocks, from North Carolina to Colorado, to Moab, and lots of places in between, and they performed well everywhere, even with high mileage on them.No offense to Rancho, but I wonder who makes those shocks
Seriously though, if I'm replacing the springs, I'm also replacing the shocks with higher quality shocks.
@kromealt read my mind,Planning on EVO with Kings sitting on 38s myself. I've been done with cheap lifts for a while, Kings are the only option in my book.
Really hope EVO comes to market fast for the JL!
Skyjacker is widely known as junk today. I'd look for something from Teraflex or RockKrawler for a quality lift.I had lifted my old 2005 TJ, and at that time skyjacker was “the” brand to use as best I knew. I never lifted my2010 Sahara, so it has been awhile, so curious, what lift kit does everyone plan to put on their JL’s?
MetalCloak!...ya know because who needs money?Skyjacker is widely known as junk today. I'd look for something from Teraflex or RockKrawler for a quality lift.