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    Possibly, but from the responses I've gotten, it sounds like the ride will be better with a kit that has springs/shocks than it will be with a spacer kit. Eddie and Dynatrac both point that out on this thread too, which was helpful, but not what I was asking. That information I already had, because that info actually is able to be found on multiple threads.

    Using a kit like this has been my intention, and I even mention that before everyone assumed I was trying to compare this kit to a spacer kit. Sorry if I somehow confused everyone when I mention the Daystar kit. I didn't come here asking for the cheapest kit available, or even saying I though the Dynatrac kit was overpriced. I was only asking if anyone knew why this kit was several hundred dollars more than similar kits (Rancho for example at $650). I know I'm not the only one who has had the same question. Jetboy posted a very similar question on a thread (lift confusion): ".....Like the reports on Dynatrac. But still not understanding the 1200$ price for shocks and springs. W/no arms ect. So manny others have lots of parts at that price point. Guess I’m missing something.
    ....
    " He didn't really get an answer either, until another member makes the mistake of mentioning the Daystar kit, after which everyone is happy to tell them how the spring/shock kit is better than a spacer kit. Okay, that's great we get it. That's why we're asking about spring/shock kit vs spring/shock kit. Yet, several pages later nobody ever gave a reason why this kit is more than similar kits.

    I guess there is a conclusion to be made from those lack of responses. Maybe there is no reason, which is why nobody can give one. Instead the answer is always side-stepped, or deflected to the cheaper kits, which it makes sense that it cost more than those.
    Maybe the Rancho kit is the way to go. After all, Eddie really seemed to like it: ".....I still find it hard to believe that a $640 set of coils and entry level shocks can actually provide a ride as nice as this and offer a decent amount of flex too....", ".... After this off-road test I'd have to say that this kit really is a much better way to give your JL Wrangler a boost and on a budget....."
    But then I'm back to my dilemma. Is the Dynatrac kit worth spending the extra money? Again quoting Eddie "....this may very well be the perfect entry level lift kit made for the daily driven Jeep...." That's a big claim, surely there's a reason for such a claim. Is it worth an extra $600 over the Rancho kit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shots View Post
    Possibly, but from the responses I've gotten, it sounds like the ride will be better with a kit that has springs/shocks than it will be with a spacer kit. Eddie and Dynatrac both point that out on this thread too, which was helpful, but not what I was asking. That information I already had, because that info actually is able to be found on multiple threads.

    Using a kit like this has been my intention, and I even mention that before everyone assumed I was trying to compare this kit to a spacer kit. Sorry if I somehow confused everyone when I mention the Daystar kit. I didn't come here asking for the cheapest kit available, or even saying I though the Dynatrac kit was overpriced. I was only asking if anyone knew why this kit was several hundred dollars more than similar kits (Rancho for example at $650). I know I'm not the only one who has had the same question. Jetboy posted a very similar question on a thread (lift confusion): ".....Like the reports on Dynatrac. But still not understanding the 1200$ price for shocks and springs. W/no arms ect. So manny others have lots of parts at that price point. Guess Im missing something.
    ....
    " He didn't really get an answer either, until another member makes the mistake of mentioning the Daystar kit, after which everyone is happy to tell them how the spring/shock kit is better than a spacer kit. Okay, that's great we get it. That's why we're asking about spring/shock kit vs spring/shock kit. Yet, several pages later nobody ever gave a reason why this kit is more than similar kits.

    I guess there is a conclusion to be made from those lack of responses. Maybe there is no reason, which is why nobody can give one. Instead the answer is always side-stepped, or deflected to the cheaper kits, which it makes sense that it cost more than those.
    Maybe the Rancho kit is the way to go. After all, Eddie really seemed to like it: ".....I still find it hard to believe that a $640 set of coils and entry level shocks can actually provide a ride as nice as this and offer a decent amount of flex too....", ".... After this off-road test I'd have to say that this kit really is a much better way to give your JL Wrangler a boost and on a budget....."
    But then I'm back to my dilemma. Is the Dynatrac kit worth spending the extra money? Again quoting Eddie "....this may very well be the perfect entry level lift kit made for the daily driven Jeep...." That's a big claim, surely there's a reason for such a claim. Is it worth an extra $600 over the Rancho kit?
    The price difference between the Rancho and Dynatrac kits is the costs of the shocks. Fox shocks cost more. When I was shopping for my lift, I knew I was going with EVO 2.5 plush ride springs. Then I shopped for matching shocks. The King 2.5 from EVO are around $2400, and the Rancho RS5000X I went with cost me right around $200.


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    THANK YOU.

    That makes more sense. Still a price jump, but at least some of it is coming from somewhere.
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    Torque settings for Fox shocks in the Dynatrac 2" Lift

    I currently have a 2.5 Readylift spacer lift. I found that with 4 people and gear in the back my coils were struggling. Ive only had the spacer lift for under 2 months and I decided to do it right this time. I just ordered the EnduroSport lift today. I ordered a different lift a few days ago but cancelled it because I kept second guessing my decision. I trust what Eddie says because he tests these products harder than the majority of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP223/3USA View Post
    I currently have a 2.5 Readylift spacer lift. I found that with 4 people and gear in the back my coils were struggling. Ive only had the spacer lift for under 2 months and I decided to do it right this time. I just ordered the EnduroSport lift today. I ordered a different lift a few days ago but cancelled it because I kept second guessing my decision. I trust what Eddie says because he tests these products harder than the majority of us.

    In Eddie we trust


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    Awesome! You might be the first to provide feedback with the new crush sleeves.

    Are you installing yourself, or will a shop do yours?

    Would you mind sharing your results once youve got everything on? Curious about your overall impressions as well as how the new crush sleeves handle with the torque.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aug0211 View Post
    Awesome! You might be the first to provide feedback with the new crush sleeves.

    Are you installing yourself, or will a shop do yours?

    Would you mind sharing your results once youve got everything on? Curious about your overall impressions as well as how the new crush sleeves handle with the torque.


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    Problem solved, see below. The sleeves I made are very close to what you would get from Dynatrac.

    Quote Originally Posted by drhcobra View Post
    FWIW for those who are still concerned about the sleeve issue. I made some flanged sleeves and installed them today. I can confirm that this will solve the problem. Everything straight and solid and tight, no mushy feel. I stuck with the 65 Ft/lbs although it felt like it could handle more. Love the ride!

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    Torque settings for Fox shocks in the Dynatrac 2" Lift

    Quote Originally Posted by Shots View Post
    Possibly, but from the responses I've gotten, it sounds like the ride will be better with a kit that has springs/shocks than it will be with a spacer kit. Eddie and Dynatrac both point that out on this thread too, which was helpful, but not what I was asking. That information I already had, because that info actually is able to be found on multiple threads.

    Using a kit like this has been my intention, and I even mention that before everyone assumed I was trying to compare this kit to a spacer kit. Sorry if I somehow confused everyone when I mention the Daystar kit. I didn't come here asking for the cheapest kit available, or even saying I though the Dynatrac kit was overpriced. I was only asking if anyone knew why this kit was several hundred dollars more than similar kits (Rancho for example at $650). I know I'm not the only one who has had the same question. Jetboy posted a very similar question on a thread (lift confusion): ".....Like the reports on Dynatrac. But still not understanding the 1200$ price for shocks and springs. W/no arms ect. So manny others have lots of parts at that price point. Guess Im missing something.
    ....
    " He didn't really get an answer either, until another member makes the mistake of mentioning the Daystar kit, after which everyone is happy to tell them how the spring/shock kit is better than a spacer kit. Okay, that's great we get it. That's why we're asking about spring/shock kit vs spring/shock kit. Yet, several pages later nobody ever gave a reason why this kit is more than similar kits.

    I guess there is a conclusion to be made from those lack of responses. Maybe there is no reason, which is why nobody can give one. Instead the answer is always side-stepped, or deflected to the cheaper kits, which it makes sense that it cost more than those.
    Maybe the Rancho kit is the way to go. After all, Eddie really seemed to like it: ".....I still find it hard to believe that a $640 set of coils and entry level shocks can actually provide a ride as nice as this and offer a decent amount of flex too....", ".... After this off-road test I'd have to say that this kit really is a much better way to give your JL Wrangler a boost and on a budget....."
    But then I'm back to my dilemma. Is the Dynatrac kit worth spending the extra money? Again quoting Eddie "....this may very well be the perfect entry level lift kit made for the daily driven Jeep...." That's a big claim, surely there's a reason for such a claim. Is it worth an extra $600 over the Rancho kit?
    Can you repeat the question?


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