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Old September 22nd, 2005, 11:14 AM
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SG JEK 3 Suspension Kit

I kow that there has already been some discussion of the SG JEK 3 and the 3-Link system, but I haven't seen any discussion on the "fit" of the kit. The kit is extremely expensive, but I think perhaps it is worth it as long as it installs as it is advertised (for the price it should "self-mount"). Anyone having personal experience with installing the JEK 3 with the three link system please let me know your thoughts and any "can of worms" that was opened! Also, what kind of trimming of the vehicle was encontoured with running this kit with 35"s?
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Old September 22nd, 2005, 08:33 PM
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Riverside huh? I am in Temecula. If you want a different option let me know. Welcome to the board.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 08:44 AM
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I have the 3 link and its great. You would also need to get a different shock setup in the front to really get the benifits. As for the JEK? I think its cheaper to put your own system together.. I am running 35"S too
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 09:27 AM
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I was running a Stage III kit back in its earlier days and I eventually ended up replacing everything out of the kit with an assortment of other makes. I was not using a 3-link though
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Andrew, I would just go with a set of RYM 3" springs and rear links, Rockware rear shock mounts and Contact Keith at Rover Tracks for custom front shock mounts and you are set. As for the shocks, You can go with the Fox shocks that SG sells with there kits or something CHeaper. I here great things about the fox units but I cant afford them yet. When my first set of Rancho's blow up, I will replace with them. Then you just have to figure if you want to retain the springs or get cones. What type of wheelin' will you be doing? What are you looking for?

This is just my opinion and similar to what I am running with 35's
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 08:35 PM
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David, thanks for the welcome! I am new to the D-90 (actually have owned three TLC's, but don't hold that against me!). I am very interested in your opinion so let me have it!

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Randy, thanks for the information! I'll check into the manufacturers' that you suggested. I like the fact that it looks like I can put this together for less $$$. I mostly wheel in So. Cal., the local mountains in Arrowhead and Big Bear, but always try to get out to Moab at least once a year. I do enjoy my share of the rocks!
What kind of body/flare modifications did you make to clear the 35's? What width 35's are you running and what is your rim width and backspacing?

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Randy, thanks for the information! I'll check into the manufacturers' that you suggested. I like the fact that it looks like I can put this together for less $$$. I mostly wheel in So. Cal., the local mountains in Arrowhead and Big Bear, but always try to get out to Moab at least once a year. I do enjoy my share of the rocks!
What kind of body/flare modifications did you make to clear the 35's? What width 35's are you running and what is your rim width and backspacing?

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Randy, thanks for the information! I'll check into the manufacturers' that you suggested. I like the fact that it looks like I can put this together for less $$$. I mostly wheel in So. Cal., the local mountains in Arrowhead and Big Bear, but always try to get out to Moab at least once a year. I do enjoy my share of the rocks!
What kind of body/flare modifications did you make to clear the 35's? What width 35's are you running and what is your rim width and backspacing?

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RYM? Is that Rovertyme Engineering?
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"David, thanks for the welcome! I am new to the D-90 (actually have owned three TLC's, but don't hold that against me!). I am very interested in your opinion so let me have it!"

Hey,

Don't get me wronge, SG is just down the road from me and I have seen the shop and the product has really improved. The 3-link is an awesome product. The only thing about SG is the really excessive price on some of his products. Also, there are a few things that just don't make too much sense, but hey, they work for most.

If you are interested, I have an unbelievable fab guy that can alter your rear links, lift your truck and get the flex you want at a very reasonable price. I also have 3in rear springs, rear shock relocators, rancho's, 15x10 4in backspacing wheels and 37in MTR's that measure 35.9 (tons of tread, just run small) that I am selling very soon. You can have first dibs (I hate shipping). The fender trimming is not very much with the right bumpstops. I can even help you with it.

Things to know before you do anything:
Whatever the lift costs, you will pay more trying to get the axles and RP to stand up to the 35's. I know the terrain you run and it is fairly tame, I didn't hear "Hammers" in there but I did hear Moab which you can certainly spank some rocks on. Be sure to price out some aftermarket axle swaps or the inner Toyota swap before you get set on what you want to do. My only advice is to dump the rover axles completely, spending money on aftermarket shafts and RP's is just polishing a turd. Anyway, hope to see you on a trail soon!
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