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2012 lift kit - anyone fitted one yet?

Hi

Has anyone in Aus fitted a kit to their car yet?
I'm very interested in the rocky road one.

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Re: 2012 lift kit - anyone fitted one yet?

in my openion rockey road kit will not offer improvement on wheel travel as it just a spacer based lift. However it will provide extra clearance. same as QL, limited improvement in wheel travel as height incrested. I am hoping someone will come up with a proper suspension lift kit soon (eg: springs and shocks).
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Re: 2012 lift kit - anyone fitted one yet?

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Re: 2012 lift kit - anyone fitted one yet?

Dobinsons have a kit, but I'm not clear on whether it manages to improve articulation at all.
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Re: 2012 lift kit - anyone fitted one yet?

Having 4 wheel independent suspension will make it less likely to get better articulation unless you start replacing 1/2 shafts and many other bits.
You may get a few inches of ride height, but any more brings a whole world of pain and cost.
Many new 4x4 have the same problem as they are now more soft roaders, designed to give on road performance, not to allow hard core 4x4 to jack them up and put 35" rubber on them.
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Re: 2012 lift kit - anyone fitted one yet?

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Having 4 wheel independent suspension will make it less likely to get better articulation unless you start replacing 1/2 shafts and many other bits.
You may get a few inches of ride height, but any more brings a whole world of pain and cost.
Many new 4x4 have the same problem as they are now more soft roaders, designed to give on road performance, not to allow hard core 4x4 to jack them up and put 35" rubber on them.
Agreed, but there are sometimes small worthwhile gains that can be had. With the jackaroos, there was an additional 37mm of articulation at the front to be had just be changing the bump stops. You were able to go up from 245/70R16 rubber to 275/70R16 without issue, but after that it got messy.

Other traps are to make sure the aftermarket shocks actually do have more travel than the originals. I bought a set of Rancho 9000XL's for the Jackaroo and was stunned to find that the rear shocks had LESS travel than the original shocks. 4WD1 knew what to do and exchanged them for a set that had the correct travel but were meant for ... of all things ... a US Postal Van. They worked great!
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Re: 2012 lift kit - anyone fitted one yet?

Just dragging up an old thread rather than starting a new one - has anyone else had any further experiences with a lift kit since the last post? I still have the Mopar bash plates sitting in boxes in my lounge, and I thought that I might as well get it all done at once... the 4x4 place at Mt Barker sounds like a bit of a Jeep specialist, I thought I might try them. Cheers.
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