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Old 07-02-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Purchasing lift soon? Quick question.

I was wondering if it is possible to buy a lift kit above four inches for under $2000. I would love a six inch long arm, but I doubt that you can get one at that price. Anybody have any ideas? I have already factored in all of the other necessary items needed for a lift this big, so I am just focusing on the price of the lift kit.

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Old 07-02-2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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RE 4.5" superflex. Reallt about 5.5" and is the biggest you would want to go on short arms. Great lift.

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Old 07-02-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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Has anyone heard any bad things about the 6 inch superlift rock runner kit?
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I'm just not a big fan of Superlift products. I think if you are wanting to stay in that budget with a short arm lift the RE or OME is probably going to be your best bang for the buck.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:51 PM   #5
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check here for ome stuff
http://dpgoffroad.com/TJLJtrailgunner.htm

I would rather get RE though since it comes with the JJ control arms that replace the crappy stock units

If i had 1200 bucks to spend i would rather drive a rig with a good 4" lift than a rig with a crappy 6" lift.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:37 AM   #6
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Thanks guys.

Trip- The link that you posted me does the second to last kit come with not control arms at all. I though atleast lower ones were needed for a lift of 3 inches or more.

Has anyone heard anything about the 6 inch long arm from fabtech. I have always liked there products.
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No the 1200 kit does not come with lower control arms.
No LCAs are not required however are highly recomended.



As far as the 6" kit goes, you will need more things to make it run properly such as a sye and cv drive shaft.


You will also need adjustable upper control arms if you do install cv and sye however a long arm lift should automatically come with them.
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:30 PM   #8
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Thanks guys.

Trip- The link that you posted me does the second to last kit come with not control arms at all. I though atleast lower ones were needed for a lift of 3 inches or more.

Has anyone heard anything about the 6 inch long arm from fabtech. I have always liked there products.
you dont need control arms for a 3" lift
If you are wanting a 6" lift you are looking at $2000 with the long arms that does not include the SYE that you will have to have

just get the rubicon express 4.5" lift its a good place to start and it gives you a nice ride
http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Produc...=3A94B46578232
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I already have the sye. I dont have the new driveshaft yet because I am waiting to install whatever lift I decide to get. I do know that I am gonna need adjustable upper RCA's. Has anyone heard good or bad things about the Fabtech 6 inch long arm or is it another one to steer away from? I can probably swing a little more money than $2000, if its for something of quality.
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I have always found Fab Tech to be more of the show truck look, vs trail truck.
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:27 PM   #11
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Thank you. I think that I am going to go for the 4.5 inch rubicon express lift. I believe it is the super flex lift.
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dont forget you will need shocks with the RE kits.
(Beefed up price since its qtec... their prices are allways pretty high so search around but basically this will be the kit you're getting right?)
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16300_405.htm
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:33 PM   #13
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If you are going with RE, try "Offroad Toystore". I bought mine there several years ago, and for the same price as others, they include shocks and shipping. Check it out!
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I purchased my Rock Krawler long arm for $1800 ish from 4x4groupbuy.com.
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Thank you. I think that I am going to go for the 4.5 inch rubicon express lift. I believe it is the super flex lift.
Good choice. I would avoid RE's standard twin-tube shocks however as they are EXTREMELY stiff riding. I'd go for something else, RE's monotube shocks if you can afford their extra cost.
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Has anyone heard of the doetsch shocks (spelling, I think)? They come free with the kit on the off-road toy store. I think that the next cheapest upgrade from there is the old man emu shocks. I have heard wonders about them, but are they worth the extra $120.
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I had Rough country shocks and switched to OMEs.. i'm very satisfied. They improved ride (softer) and also improved handling. Before with the harder shocks my rig leaned more, while now with the OMEs that are actually softer its much more stable while cornering and barely leans.

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