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Hello everybody, just throwing out an inquiry as to what impact an MFC (or similar companies) lift kits have had on drivability of your cars. I've gone through the suspension forums and have found plenty on which are the best bang for the buck but I am curious as to after you have installed and have driven with your lifts what your thoughts are on them. Biggest fears about lifting are, creating some nasty body roll or other issues that make daily'ing the car less enjoyable as well as invalidating warranty. Any additional comments or experience of that sort would be awesome. Thank you!
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Hello everybody, just throwing out an inquiry as to what impact an MFC (or similar companies) lift kits have had on drivability of your cars. I've gone through the suspension forums and have found plenty on which are the best bang for the buck but I am curious as to after you have installed and have driven with your lifts what your thoughts are on them. Biggest fears about lifting are, creating some nasty body roll or other issues that make daily'ing the car less enjoyable as well as invalidating warranty. Any additional comments or experience of that sort would be awesome. Thank you!
I have the MFC lift. The key to drama free operation is proper installation. I had mine professionally installed by one of the most reputable Jeep offroad shops in the country. I've had zero issues, everything aligned perfectly, and it drives exactly as well as it did before the lift. A properly installed 2" spacer lift will not void the warranty. Improperly installed will possibly. I run 245/70/17 Toyo Open Country A/T III's with zero mods, and zero rubs. If I would have changed anything, I would have had Bilstien B6 struts and shocks installed at the same time as the lift. Overall I am very happy with the setup, and I highly recommend it. When you start to throw other factors like going over 2 inches, tires bigger than 245/70's, and things like wheel spacers, that's when things start to be, not so drama free. That's my review, and recommendation. Hope that helps you...馃槑
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I have the Hazard Sky 2 inch lift/level. That's 2 inches in the front and 1.75 inches in the rear. I like the more level look, but let's be honest its 1/4 of an inch, no one will really notice. All of the parts are metal, just like MFC, with the exception of the top rear spacer, it is UHMW. And its about 200 bucks less... To me the one plastic spacer vs all metal did not justify the additional 200 dollars. Plus where the solid UHMW spacer is, it is unlikely that it will be damaged. I expect it to last for many years. I have about 1000 miles on it so far, so not as much as others, but with my limited experience I love it. I have 265/65R17 Goodyear Duratracs in addition to the lift. I had some mild rubbing on the front lip of the inner front fender flare. I just trimmed the inside lip off which is not noticeable anywhere except if you stick your head inside the wheel well. But that's not your main question. To answer your question on drivability, I have had zero issues, the tires I have now are an inch wider and about 10+ pounds heavier than factory. Handling is still excellent and transmission/shifts are still very smooth. I have full confidence in the handling, highways by me have a speed limit of 70 MPH so naturally everyone goes about 80 MPH and I have no concerns at all. Around town it still feels the same. Some have said the larger tires have made their steering feel heavier, but for me, I have not noticed. I feel like the tires I have are probably about as large as you can go before serious modification and experiencing some detraction in drivability. The lift is excellent and I highly recommend it. I have noticed zero negative side affects from the lift. No body roll, no slop in corners, no wobbly or uneasiness on the highway, nothing bad at all to say. The key is to make sure it is installed properly. If you are mechanically inclined it is very easy to do yourself and should only take you about 3 to 4 hours. Just get a good torque wrench and take your time on the install. Watch the MFC install video or mootskl Hazard sky lift video on YouTube and read the instructions. There are two different ways to do the rear. Coil compressors or dropping the lower control arm. I chose to drop the lower control arm because I thought it was safer. It takes a little longer but I feel its worth it for the safety aspect.

To sum up, the lift is awesome!

Just install it properly and you will love it.
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I have the MFC lift. The key to drama free operation is proper installation. I had mine professionally installed by one of the most reputable Jeep offroad shops in the country. I've had zero issues, everything aligned perfectly, and it drives exactly as well as it did before the lift. A properly installed 2" spacer lift will not void the warranty. Improperly installed will possibly. I run 245/70/17 Toyo Open Country A/T III's with zero mods, and zero rubs. If I would have changed anything, I would have had Bilstien B6 struts and shocks installed at the same time as the lift. Overall I am very happy with the setup, and I highly recommend it. When you start to throw other factors like going over 2 inches, tires bigger than 245/70's, and things like wheel spacers, that's when things start to be, not so drama free. That's my review, and recommendation. Hope that helps you...馃槑
This is absolutely perfect! Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much, and yes I've been eying that 2" kit from MFC. Definitely a sign that it might be time to pull the trigger.
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I have the Hazard Sky 2 inch lift/level. That's 2 inches in the front and 1.75 inches in the rear. I like the more level look, but let's be honest is 1/4 of an inch, no one will really notice. All of the parts are metal, just like MFC, with the exception of the top rear spacer, it is UHMW. And its about 200 bucks less... To me the one plastic spacer vs all metal did not justify the additional 200 dollars. Plus where the solid UHMW spacer is, it is unlikely that it will be damaged. I expect it to last for many years. I have about 1000 miles on it so far, so not as much as others, but with my limited experience I love it. I have 265/65R17 Goodyear Duratracs in addition to the lift. I had some mild rubbing on the front lip of the inner front fender flare. I just trimmed the inside lip off which is not noticeable anywhere except if you stick your head inside the wheel well. But that's not your main question. To answer your question on drivability, I have had zero issues, the tires I have now are an inch wider and about 10+ pounds heavier than factory. Handling is still excellent and transmission/shifts are still very smooth. I have full confidence in the handling, highways by me have a speed limit of 70 MPH so naturally everyone goes about 80 MPH and I have no concerns at all. Around town it still feels the same. Some have said the larger tires have made their steering feel heavier, but for me, I have not noticed. I feel like the tires I have are probably about as large as you can go before serious modification and experiencing some detraction in drivability. The lift is excellent and I highly recommend it. I have noticed zero negative side affects from the lift. No body roll, no slop in corners, no wobbly or uneasiness on the highway, nothing bad at all to say. The key is to make sure it is installed properly. If you are mechanically inclined it is very easy to do yourself and should only take you about 3 to 4 hours. Just get a good torque wrench and take your time on the install. Watch the MFC install video or mootskl Hazard sky lift video on YouTube and read the instructions. There are two different ways to do the rear. Coil compressors or dropping the lower control arm. I chose to drop the lower control arm because I thought it was safer. It takes a little longer but I fell its worth it for the safety aspect.

To sum up, the lift is awesome!

Just install it properly and you will love it.
Wow! This is everything I ws looking for and more! The assurance that the lift doesn't have any impact on cornering and those sorts of handling issues are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for your response!
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This is absolutely perfect! Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much, and yes I've been eying that 2" kit from MFC. Definitely a sign that it might be time to pull the trigger.
Which ever way you go, make sure you get the Rear Wheel Centering Kit, you're going to need it, also the brakeline and ABS relocation brackets, which come with the MFC. Some will say you don't need them, but I recommend using them...馃槑
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Which ever way you go, make sure you get the Rear Wheel Centering Kit, you're going to need it, also the brakeline and ABS relocation brackets, which come with the MFC. Some will say you don't need them, but I recommend using them...馃槑
Yessir! I have the rear wheel centering kit and the brake line relocation kit. I ordered those from MFC and did it all at once while doing the lift. Makes it way easier!
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Yessir! I have the rear wheel centering kit and the brake line relocation kit. I ordered those from MFC and did it all at once while doing the lift. Makes it way easier!
Those are some heavy tires brother!!! Bullet proof though??? Yep!!!
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I put the MFC lift on when I only had about 8k miles. I didn't notice a difference in how the vehicle drives. Proper installation is a must, but it is also super simple to install. I did take mine off before I went in for warranty work as I didn't want to risk being denied warranty. I put it back on shortly after everything was squared away. I installed the rear wheel centering kit before getting 255/70 KO2s.
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Those are some heavy tires brother!!! Bullet proof though??? Yep!!!
Yeah I was concerned about a huge MPG hit, but I still average about 20 MPG when I do mostly city driving and about 22 MPG when I do mostly highway. That's only about 2-3 MPG less than before everything, so I would say not enough to worry about. Plus I would say I'm probably mostly a conservative driver, if anything I baby my cars more so than necessary. LOL
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I put the MFC lift on when I only had about 8k miles. I didn't notice a difference in how the vehicle drives. Proper installation is a must, but it is also super simple to install. I did take mine off before I went in for warranty work as I didn't want to risk being denied warranty. I put it back on shortly after everything was squared away. I installed the rear wheel centering kit before getting 255/70 KO2s.
It was my understanding that with Jeep a two inch lift will not void any warranty. Am I wrong to think that?
It was my understanding that with Jeep a two inch lift will not void any warranty. Am I wrong to think that?
I think it depends on what kind of relationship you have with your dealer. The biggest chance of them not covering it would have to be something directly related to the lift, say like axles. Big, heavy tires can be a concern to them too sometimes, but like I said, proper installation, and NOT having your Cherokee screaming I'm modified, definitely works in our favor...I prefer the subtle, yet capable route, and it works perfectly for me...LOL!!!馃槑
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I think it depends on what kind of relationship you have with your dealer. The biggest chance of them not covering it would have to be something directly related to the lift, say like axles. Big, heavy tires can be a concern to them too sometimes, but like I said, proper installation, and NOT having your Cherokee screaming I'm modified, definitely works in our favor...I prefer the subtle, yet capable route, and it works perfectly for me...LOL!!!馃槑
Subtle is always better, IMHO. Nothing quite like being asked 鈥淗ow鈥檇 you get that up here?鈥 馃槑
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It was my understanding that with Jeep a two inch lift will not void any warranty. Am I wrong to think that?
I had a click in my steering and some unidentifiable suspension noise coming from the front end. I was taking the better safe than sorry route with that one. It took them a few trips to figure everything out. And when they took my steering column apart they scratched up the plastic, so I had them replace that.
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I like the more level look, but let's be honest is 1/4 of an inch, no one will really notice
Yeah no one notices so much Hazard Sky finally now offers an actual 2" lift front and rear funny how that happened
I had a click in my steering and some unidentifiable suspension noise coming from the front end. I was taking the better safe than sorry route with that one. It took them a few trips to figure everything out. And when they took my steering column apart they scratched up the plastic, so I had them replace that. View attachment 214580
So, you removed the lift for them to fix that??? That was probably a little overkill...馃槑
So, you removed the lift for them to fix that??? That was probably a little overkill...馃槑
No lol, I removed the lift kit for them to fix the clicking in my steering and the suspension noise. They had to open a star case. The picture was of what the tech did.
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No lol, I removed the lift kit for them to fix the clicking in my steering and the suspension noise. They had to open a star case. The picture was of what the tech did.
Ah, that makes much more sense. So what was the problem???馃槑
Ah, that makes much more sense. So what was the problem???馃槑
They replaced a bunch of **** until it fixed it lol so I honestly have no solid idea. They were vague in the notes as well.
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Yeah no one notices so much Hazard Sky finally now offers an actual 2" lift front and rear funny how that happened
Well if they can make more money off people why wouldn't they? That's just basic business, give the people what they want even if they don't need it in any way. If you can honestly tell me you could notice a .25 inch difference at any distance I would be pretty amazed. Or if .25 inches in the rear will help you clear an obstacle on any trail would also be pretty impressive. Or if .25 inches will let you get you any more clearance for larger tires...

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