With front and rear coilover shocks and a trailing-arm setup that totally deviated from any stock-style leaf-spring setup, Rock Krawler definitely had the most radical (and highest priced-nearly double most kits) suspension brought to the program. This is the kit for the guy who wants to replace almost all the factory junk with heavy-duty aftermarket equipment. New rod-end steering links, fabricated knuckles, upper A-arms, coilovers, and trailing arms allowed this suspension to be hammered possibly harder than the truck it was on could take. And no one's truck and kit saw more abuse than the Rock Krawler one. We're still not sure what happened, but in the midst of dune running, the differential housing's passenger tube snapped in half during what might have been some in-flight testing. We were later called and told that the front framerail was bent and had to be straightened as well, which further confirms suspicions of in-flight testing. The suspension held steady through it all, though.
|New A-arms? ||Yes |
|New CV shafts? ||No |
|New knuckles? ||Yes |
|New tie rods? ||Yes |
|Rear suspension Trailing arm |
|Steering correction Knuckles, |
tie rods, steering drop link
New front sway-bar
links or brackets? N/A, removed
|Type Rock Krawler emulsion coilovers |
Shocks included in kit?
|Brake lines addressed? ||Yes, new |
|Front skidplate included? ||Yes |
|Emergency brake cable |
|Cut fenders to fit tires? ||No |
|Anything break this weekend? ||Front differential housing upon |
|Base price ||$7,499 |
|Price as tested ||$4,999 |
|True additional height (measured |
from center of hub to top of
fender in inches)
|9 1/8 |
|Claimed lift (in) ||8 1/2 |
|Ground to subframe (in) ||12 1/4 |
|Track width (in) ||71 3/8 |
* Uniball on fabbed upper A-arm with everything fabricated (even the knuckles)
* Whole different level of truck
* Awesome in the dirt
* Only an emulsion coilover.
* Why no reservoir?
* Dual-CV front driveshaft required
* No alignment cams