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Old 04-27-2012, 04:00 AM   #1
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What's the difference

I have a question hopefully someone can help me out. I'm still pretty new to Jeep's but I'm looking to get a lift for my 11' sport wrangler. The question is what is a good type of lift for it? I'm looking to get a 3"-3.5" lift nothing to crazy. Also what is the difference between long arm and short arm lit kits?

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Old 04-29-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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I'd say the price.

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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First off how much $$$ can you spend on a lift? A 3'' lift can go from $500- 3K

A long arm is just that, the control arms are longer. You need to cut the stock control arms brackets off and weld on or bolt on the new ones futher back.
But there's more to it then just that.

Short arms, are about the same lenght as stock arms. Some kits have adj. arms and some are a fixed lenght.
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I'd say consider what is going to be used for, the budget you have, and/ or where you drive. All that considered will branch you out to where you need to go.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:53 AM   #5
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Okay, what about the lift kits on Quadratec, which would be a good median lift for a starter like myself? And what do I need to look specificly for in each package.
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Honestly, I would go with the Teraflex 2.5" Coil lift. That's what I went with, and paired it with a set of Bilstein 5100 shocks. I couldn't be happier. Whole set up will run you arround $800. You have to have 4.5"'s of back spacing or less in aftermarket wheels to use this kit. That being said, you can use the factory wheels as long as you use wheel spacers. Hope this helps!

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honestly, i would go with the teraflex 2.5" coil lift. That's what i went with, and paired it with a set of bilstein 5100 shocks. I couldn't be happier. Whole set up will run you arround $800. You have to have 4.5"'s of back spacing or less in aftermarket wheels to use this kit. That being said, you can use the factory wheels as long as you use wheel spacers. Hope this helps!

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Old 05-01-2012, 02:57 AM   #8
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How does this combination work off the pavemen? Is there anythng out there that kind of tests you? The biggest thing is i dont want to be out there and then all of a suddon not be able to go where i want.
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How does this combination work off the pavemen? Is there anythng out there that kind of tests you? The biggest thing is i dont want to be out there and then all of a suddon not be able to go where i want.
A lift won't make you a skilled driver. Even lifted, modified, etc., any vehicle will still have limits.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:26 AM   #10
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Okay, well thank you all for the help.
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there is a huge thread on this...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ews-25157.html
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long arm versus short arm is quite a bit different. short arms are less parallel to the ground and makes it a rougher ride. where long arms are more parallel with the ground which will give you a smoother ride.

long arms also extend your wheel base out further which is beneficial for rock crawling.

long arms allow further articulation with less of a chance of binding.

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quite a big difference when you are using the long arms for what they're made for. I would recommend a long arm for those who have daily drivers commuting each way 50+ miles for work and those who are getting into rock crawling and taking advantage of their jeep.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:06 AM   #13
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Thank you "Pluke" like the way you put it short and quick to the answer = )

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