Forklift ramping the
TJ with the Anti- Rock disconnected completely.
order to compare and contrast, I installed the Anti-Rock while I was still
waiting for the RE lift to arrive.This allowed me to drive around with
it and assess the on-road characteristics as compared to two and a half
years of daily driving with connected disconnects and the RE 4.5” lift.
As a smart Jeep driver, I know that my
lifted TJ is not a hot rod, and I never take corners at a dangerous
speed to begin with, but obviously with this new kit installed I predicted
some extra body roll.
As expected, with the Anti-Rock on its
stiffest setting, the body of the Jeep had more lean to it while rounding
In normal cornering situations, I did not
find this to present a problem. It took about two weeks to get
used to, but once I was used to it, the Jeep felt stable enough that it
didn’t even phase me.
Just for kicks, I took
some corners faster. Keep in mind this is still only taking a corner at
maybe 20 mph; not really fast, but faster than I usually do. I instinctively
leaned my body inward more to counter the bit of extra roll that the Jeep
had, but I still never felt that I did not have control or confidence
at any time.
Highway and street
driving were for the most part unaffected. When quickly changing lanes,
a bit of a whipping of the body can be felt, but it’s really nothing worth
talking further about.
Once the new, taller
lift was installed, I was anxious to see how it all performed together.
I am happy to report that I really felt nothing different, even though
the 1” taller lift netted me about 3” more lift. The Jeep is taller and
of course, the center of gravity is taller, but I drive daily with every
bit of confidence that I have always had.
Keep in mind, that
I run on-road with the Anti-Rock on its stiffest setting.
Forklift ramping with the Anti-Rock on its loose setting.