Reviews for Quadratec Maximum Duty 3.5 Coil Spring Suspension Lift Kit with Shocks for 97-06 Wrangler TJ & Unlimited
Excellent lift for the price if you just use the parts in it. In hind sight I'd have gone with a complete lift kit, I ended up not lowering the t-case and adding a SYE and procomp DS instead. Also a jks HD steering kit, extended brake lines, adjustable front and year track bars, and adjustable upper rear control arms. Save your money and get a full kit, it WILL be cheaper in the long run
This is a very high Quality lift for the money! I only needed a 2nd hand getting the supplied front springs back in. The only thing that took some time and patience was installing the transfer case linkage bracket. Im very pleased with the finished product!
The hard part....removing the old. Even soaking the bolts a week before the install, I had to cut most of the OEM stuff out with a saws-all from this 03 TJ...from swaybar, control arms, and trackbar mounts. The 3.5" kit however, installed easy and made the TJ look great and serve a greater purpose. Recommend purchasing a good front track-bar to complete this kit and Hydro-shock option if its your daily driver...the Nitros (gas-charged) ride like a covered wagon, as expected. I added 3/4" poly spacers to the rear to keep the TJ from sitting down once I load it with gear. Highly recommended kit for 33s, add a 1-1/2" body lift and its good for 35s.
My nephews and I put this on my 2005 TJ (admittedly they did most of the work) and it has made a world of difference in how my Jeep rides. I purchased a JKS Adjustable Track Bar and OMIX-ADA Adjustable Upper Control Arms to go with the lift kit and I opted for the Hydro 7.0 shocks. The ride is smooth, there is no more death wobble and the 33x12.5 tires on Pro-Comp 7069 wheels look awesome. I did have to cut a piece out of the shifter boot frame to allow me to get into Reverse but other than that it all went together great. Pay attention to the recommendations in the other reviews particularly about not tightening the rear track bar bolts until you have it full in place and make sure you are using the correct bolts for your model year on the the transfer case skid plate when you lower the transfer case. This is a great mod for a stock Jeep.
good lift kit. got about 4 1/2" out of it. only issue was the 4wd drive shifter linkage. no matter how i did it i could not make it work. maybe because i have a 2006 unlimited lj. without the linkage kit i can get 2wd and 4wd high so that will have to do until i can go another route.
If you are on a budget, this is the best bang for your buck. I upgraded from a simple 2 inch shock and spring lift from Rough Country, and I have no words to describe how much of an improvement it has been all around. The springs alone were twice the thickness of the RC springs. It took two days to install this lift, as this is my daily driver, and I was pressed on time and had about 5 hours to work on the jeep each day.
The shocks do not come with the bushing pre-mounted. I do not have a table vise, and had to jimmy the bushings in with a few sockets, a jack, and the frame of my jeep.
The shifter linkage is a PITA to replace, as a matter of fact I couldn't get the original dismantled so I have not replaced it yet (lift has been installed for about 6 months now and I have had no issues)
Got this lift for a 2006 Jeep Wrangler X. The lift itself is fairly complete and not much to gripe about. Overall it gets the job done and honestly for the money its hard to beat. The ride is great on and off road. We did add a couple of items to go along with this lift. The first was a Teraflex front adjustable trackbar as i was not a fan of drilling a hole 3/4 of an inch from the stock hole, mainly from fear of it wearing out overtime and getting weak. With the new trackbar utilizing the factory hole that is no longer a concern. I also added some break line extensions from Crown Performance just to make sure i didn't over extended the factory lines. The lift took a weekend to install but that was running in to several snags in the way of very hesitant bolts. Piece of advice start with the PB blaster before actually jumping in to the project. The lift as a whole is well built and once the bolts broke loose went on without much issue. The one snag that we did have is the transfer case shifter. This lift utilizes spacers to drop the transfer case as to keep from increasing the driveshaft angles. Using the bracket supplied to drop the linkage to match the new resting place of the transmission, the bolts to the new linkage plate get in the way of the shifter having full range of movement. We spoke with Quadratec customer service multiple times, sent pictures, and all that jazz. I have to say their service is top notch as they definitely were trying to figure out what was causing the issue. Bottom line though we were never able to get it figured out so i only retained 2H, 4H and N in the transfer case but lost the much needed 4L. In speaking to their reps we are the first that they know of to have this issue or it just hasn't been reported by anyone else. The good news is there is a workaround, bad news its a little pricey. If you do run into this issue the workaround is a Novak shifter linkage, its truly as much of an upgrade as a workaround as it fixes the issues that were associated with the factory linkage such as binding and kicking out at the worst possible moment. If your reading this please understand i would buy this lift again and there are a lot of people that have the lift and didn't have any issues with the linkage. The lift is perfect with 35's in my opinion and truly changes the entire stance and look of your jeep. I think the 3.5'' lift is a perfect fit for this jeep and couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. I will attach a picture of the linkage so you might be able to see what I am talking about (look to the top linkage making contact with the bolt head on the way into 4L) as well as a before and after of the jeep.
Outstanding lift, the kit is top quality, looks great, rides smoothly on the highway and is the perfect lift for my Wrangler.
the lift looks great! it would have been nice to have the bushings already pressed in the shocks but other than that no problems