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I'm sure to most of you Skyjacker is well known brand, they've been around since the very beginning of off road modification. Anyways it looks like their new lift systems are coming later this month for the JL. They are available in three sizes, ranging from a 1-1.5” lift to a 3.5-4” kit. Prices seem to range between $549.96 and $944.82 depending on how big you want to go. These systems should be shipping out by February 28th.

 

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Don't have experience with Skyjacker, but I have heard that they don't use flex joints and reliability isn't their forte. Has a habit of sagging as well from what I know. Don't really plan to something like run 40's so the 3.5-4” kit seems unnecessary IMO. To each their won I suppose.
 

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Wouldn't recommend 4 inches on a two door unless you plan to go with aftermarket axles and get a set of 40 inch tires or else your rig is more likely to tip over. Unless they've changed suppliers, most of the Skyjacker kits uses a lot of funky brackets/braces so I'm gonna stick with other brands and pay a bit more.
 

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I don't even know how many owners will opt for a lift kit, seeing as how the Rubicon runs 33' tires stock. According to Jeep you can even upsize to 35's without any suspension upgrades, so long as you keep your driving to the road. I think 35' tires should satisfy most drivers, as going too crazy with the suspension can alter the center of gravity as you've stated, and make it top heavy.
 

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I don't even know how many owners will opt for a lift kit, seeing as how the Rubicon runs 33' tires stock. According to Jeep you can even upsize to 35's without any suspension upgrades, so long as you keep your driving to the road. I think 35' tires should satisfy most drivers, as going too crazy with the suspension can alter the center of gravity as you've stated, and make it top heavy.
Coil spacers are where its at, its the biggest bang for your buck, its what almost every first time off-road starts considering just to clear under carriage things like the transfer case where a 1-2" lift is needed
 

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Are coil spacers as reliable/durable as a full suspension lift? I can understand going this route as its a much cheaper option, but would this not have an impact on the stiffness of the suspension? I guess if the spring is not being compressed anymore than it was without the coil spacer, that there shouldn't be much change in ride quality.
 

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I have only known for them for uses slightly above what our wranglers were meant to do from factory, that is mild off-roading. Anything beyond that and you should consider a real long-term solution.
 

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I know way back when I was looking at body spacers and was actually advised against them. I was told the Jeep was engineered to ride at a certain height and I'd be throwing everything off by raising the body. But I just wanted those bigger, beefier tires man. Luckily the new Rubi can handle 35', which is bigger than I was looking to go.
 
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