|05-09-2007, 12:59 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Member # 76992
Location: Dothan, AL
Skyjacker Performance Strut 3" lift--Experiences?
Here's the kit: http://app.vendio.com/stores/sf_item...2337029&mode=1
Before I buy this, I was wondering if the front strut lift hurts offroad performance on this setup. I have heard that it pushes down on the entire suspension, not compressing the spring, but losing downtravel--but does losing downtravel really make much of a difference (on/off road)?
I am on a budget, so this looks like a really good deal. I also have an option to buy used Fabtech coilovers (if I get them in time). This will of course cost more, but are they that much better than the strut lift?
For the price, I get new rear leaf springs and front struts. However, I am stuck with the strut lift unless I remove it and add a coilover or spacer lift later. Is a strut lift better or worse than a spacer lift which compresses the springs? Do spacers lose travel in the same way as the strut lift? I wonder why more companies haven't gone this route, as when I talked to skyjacker, they said it is one of their most basic/affordable kits.
So in a nutshell, if I can't get the coilovers I want, I will either get spacers or the strut lift. But first, I would like to know the Pros and Cons of each.
Thanks for any input!
[FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="Red"]1998 Taco/Regcab 4x4
All stock, even the 3.58 gears
Soon: 4.88's and truetrac, 3"body/2.5"spacers/shackles, 33x12.5x15 TSL radials, winch bumper and tube rear bumper[/COLOR][/FONT]