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Old 10-21-2013, 06:10 AM   #1
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Lift question for TJ

So I talked with the owner of a local well known 4x4 shop about lifting my TJ. I have a 2" lift on top of my coils and want to go up another 4" for a total of 6". He suggested using a 4" Rough Country long arm kit. Long arm b/c he said anyting over 4" of lift you need long arms. Not to mention all of the driveshaft work, etc. Any suggestions? Money is an issue so keep that in mind b/c using an expensive system just isn't gonna happen. Thanks for your suggestions.

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Old 10-21-2013, 08:25 AM   #2
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He's right about the long arm. It makes highway driving safer and more comfortable. Also, if you plan on off roading, your articulation will be much better. If you cant afford the long arm for 4", dont do it.

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Old 10-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #3
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Yiur other option is high line fenders and trim the rear. Cheaper than a 4" long arm.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:56 AM   #4
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I have rough country long arms. Definitely a wise investment
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I would save some cash that way but I want to raise it up. I'm not sure but I think that there is only a couple hundred dollars difference between the 4" and 6" rough country long arm kits. So it may be better to ditch the "pucks" and go with the taller kit to get a total of 6"
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #6
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Sounds like you're planning on 35s. If you have the D35 in the rear, you'll also need to upgrade with a Super 35 kit or sawp out to the D44.
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Also need to regear if you're going to tires that big. Regearing along with sye/cv shaft, long arms, shocks, coils, track bars, regear your speedo (cheap !), and fender flares, things add up ! If money is a factor, you might want to save up. Long arms will require welding onto the frame as well, which increases labor slightly. Plus, you wont find a lot of support for rough country on this forum as anything more than the cheapest possible lift for not all that great of a ride.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:53 AM   #8
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I already have a 44 on the rear according to the VIN when I called the dealer with the numbers to find out what was in it, etc. And the flares are already on as well. I have 32s on it now and yes, I am planning on going up to at least 35s. I never realized how much there was for Jeeps until I traded for one. It didn't take long to get the fever.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:13 AM   #9
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Maybe I should go with a better 4" lift system that gives a better ride and make that high enough. Any suggestions on that? And would I need a long arm kit only going up 4" from stock?
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:18 AM   #10
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I'd say by the time you do lift, gears, tires, wheels, and all the little stuff, you're looking at around $6k.

I was lucky to find my rig with a Rock Krawler lift on it. Oh how I love depreciated value!
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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A better 4" kit, keep the 32s, gear and lock it up and call it good? Should be able to do all that I would want to do with it.

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