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Old 05-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2004 LJ with 80,000 miles. Was very cautious on the type of lift that I wanted to purchase. I wanted good flex, but yet good road handeling. So, investigating how products were manufactured, welded, pipe thickness, etc... all systems seem to have some type of failure whether it is $4000+ or a $1700 system, which I chose from Rough Country. The simplicity and installation of the system was amazing. It took me 2 days (alone) to jack Jeep up, cut off factory arm supports and remove everything, clean and paint, and install the Rough Country 6" flex long arm kit (which wife liked yellow accents so we painted the long arms). Also installed at the same time was a SYE and CV drive shaft. This Jeep now handles Toyo 37 x 14.5 x 15 meats. Only had the Jeep out and through 1 ditch that the walls were at 45-degree angles and approximately 30" deep. Took this at a 45-degree angle with the Jeep. No creaking, full contact with all tires and no tire rub. Note, this was with the front tires straight. So, we turned the front tires a little and found that we may have to trim only 1 to 1.5" at the rear of the front fenders. Everything else cleared. I can't express how economical and the ease of installation of this kit was. IT'S SIMPLY AMAZING, BOLTS RIGHT UP!!
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Nice I have an 04 lj. I'd like 37's+ one day but can only gear to 4.88 on that front d30.

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So after your thorough investigation of the various long arms available on the market you chose Rough Country? What aspects of the suspension system did you find superior to manufacturers such as Clayton?
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plans for axles? jeep looks good
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:45 AM   #5
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any full bump pictures? what track bar/steering setup plans?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:47 AM   #6
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I recently purchased a 2004 LJ with 80,000 miles. Was very cautious on the type of lift that I wanted to purchase. I wanted good flex, but yet good road handeling. So, investigating how products were manufactured, welded, pipe thickness, etc... all systems seem to have some type of failure whether it is $4000+ or a $1700 system, which I chose from Rough Country. The simplicity and installation of the system was amazing. It took me 2 days (alone) to jack Jeep up, cut off factory arm supports and remove everything, clean and paint, and install the Rough Country 6" flex long arm kit (which wife liked yellow accents so we painted the long arms). Also installed at the same time was a SYE and CV drive shaft. This Jeep now handles Toyo 37 x 14.5 x 15 meats. Only had the Jeep out and through 1 ditch that the walls were at 45-degree angles and approximately 30" deep. Took this at a 45-degree angle with the Jeep. No creaking, full contact with all tires and no tire rub. Note, this was with the front tires straight. So, we turned the front tires a little and found that we may have to trim only 1 to 1.5" at the rear of the front fenders. Everything else cleared. I can't express how economical and the ease of installation of this kit was. IT'S SIMPLY AMAZING, BOLTS RIGHT UP!!
That looks great! Have you done anything to the axles yet? That front D30 probably doesn't like those tires very much. Also what gears are you running? I would imagine you're going to be looking for a steeper Gear Set and probably some stronger Axle Shafts at least.

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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Welcome and I like the LJ good looking Rig.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:26 PM   #8
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pro rock 44 with 4.88 gears and locker , chromoly axles (cvt) on the way for the front . D60 being built for the back. 4.88 `s I find will work for what driving style I like in south florida. I want this to be totally streetable and happy on gas . 35" of flex till I hit the plastics so off will they come and flatty`s to follow then I got 8" more flex. this build is step by step, clayton is bad ass but the cost is up there . they where one of the top runners on my list to answer one of your ?

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