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Skyjacker 2.5"/1" lift, any experiences?

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Anyone have any experience with this lift? I read the good write up about the Skyjacker 4.5/3 or whatever. Great write up, but that kid is a good bit more advanced than this one and adds several parts, so I'm asking about this one. Thanks for any info you have

https://www.quadratec.com/p/skyjacker/2.5in-front-1in-rear-long-travel-lift-jeep-gladiator-jt

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I forgot to add, it'll be for a Rubicon and I was mainly wondering if the ride would be much stiffer than stock.
 

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Ill let you know after I get it in tomorrow.... and after the Jeep shows up.

I went with the m95 shocks too as I plan to sell off all the factory parts
 
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Good thinking. I plan to do the same.
 

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Impressive looking springs and comparing the shocks to a set of Toyota logod bilsteins inhale here they are substantially stiffer (good thing) I'll report back after my jeep is shipped and I can put the fox next to the m95 and make a decision on which is better.
 
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I ordered my lift 2 days ago but it hasnt shipped yet.
 

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I'm curious to hear how you guys felt after completing your Skyjacker 2.5" lifts? I've purchased the same lift today and hoping to have it installed next week to go along with 295/70R18 Ridges.
 

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Just got the 2.5 skyjacker lift completed with the Nitto Ridge Grapplers 295/70R18 tires yesterday. Added in the RC steering stabilizer for good measure. Can't wait to try them out this weekend at Rausch Creek.

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Just got the 2.5 skyjacker lift completed with the Nitto Ridge Grapplers 295/70R18 tires yesterday. Added in the RC steering stabilizer for good measure. Can't wait to try them out this weekend at Rausch Creek.

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How you feel about the ride quality vs stock? Which shocks did you go with?
 

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How you feel about the ride quality vs stock? Which shocks did you go with?
I've only put 20 miles on it since the upgrade, and only a couple miles on a bumpy dirt road, but I'm happy with how it drives on the road. The Nitto RG's don't sound noticeably louder than stock, but I can tell that I have a slightly stiffer ride and I feel the bumps more on the dirt road. I stayed with the BlackMax as I'm not sure yet if I'll be heading off road more than one a month or so, but I'm spending this weekend at the AOAA and Rausch Creek ORV parks in PA (2-1/2 hour drive away) so I'll have a better update afterwards on both highway and off road performance.
 

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I've only put 20 miles on it since the upgrade, and only a couple miles on a bumpy dirt road, but I'm happy with how it drives on the road. The Nitto RG's don't sound noticeably louder than stock, but I can tell that I have a slightly stiffer ride and I feel the bumps more on the dirt road. I stayed with the BlackMax as I'm not sure yet if I'll be heading off road more than one a month or so, but I'm spending this weekend at the AOAA and Rausch Creek ORV parks in PA (2-1/2 hour drive away) so I'll have a better update afterwards on both highway and off road performance.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it after the weekend. Sounds like you're going to have a blast.
 

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First time on trails today so we had one-on-one help from Off-Road Consulting and got into AOAA early - thanks Kyle! We had a blast, thought everything performed great. Only at maximum abuse did we have a slight rub with the setup, but given the cold and slight rain we didn’t bother disconnecting sway bars, not sure if that had an impact or not. So far I’m happy with the 295 Ridge Glapplers and the Skyjacker lift.

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First time on trails today so we had one-on-one help from Off-Road Consulting and got into AOAA early - thanks Kyle! We had a blast, thought everything performed great. Only at maximum abuse did we have a slight rub with the setup, but given the cold and slight rain we didn’t bother disconnecting sway bars, not sure if that had an impact or not. So far I’m happy with the 295 Ridge Glapplers and the Skyjacker lift.
Was the rubbing in the front or the rear? Do you have extended bump stops?

Great pictures btw. Looks like a good time!
 

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