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Old 08-03-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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4" teraflex LCG long arm lift

new to jeepin. Does anyone have this lift on there jeep. If so how do they like it? Can you post some pics if you do

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I do not have this lift. I wheel with 1 guy who does. It works OK. I feel there are better 4" long arm kits out there, but not a lot of them. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it a 7.

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What 4" long arm lifts do you know work good on and off road. Any ideas
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Lance would more than likely reply with Rock Krawler... as would I. The RK kits are very stout, and simple.

If you are going long arm;
Rock Krawler
Clayton Offroad
Rubicon Express
Full Traction

Those should be the ones I'd look at, in that order IMO.
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Lance would more than likely reply with Rock Krawler... as would I. The RK kits are very stout, and simple.

If you are going long arm;
Rock Krawler
Clayton Offroad
Rubicon Express
Full Traction

Those should be the ones I'd look at, in that order IMO.
What are some of the pros and cons with a rock krawler lift kit. Any info is much appreciated
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:55 PM   #6
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The RK kits use SOLID stock for their control arms and not tubing. I've yet to hear of anyone destroying anything. Plus they are really simple and not "over designed" like some lifts. The Clayton and RE long arms use radius arm style links and this causes binding in the suspension travel, where as the RK uses individual long arms to eliminate possible binding.
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Lance would more than likely reply with Rock Krawler... as would I. The RK kits are very stout, and simple.

If you are going long arm;
Rock Krawler
Clayton Offroad
Rubicon Express
Full Traction

Those should be the ones I'd look at, in that order IMO.
Yep. I LOVE my RK suspension. I have had: stock, 2" BB, 3" Teraflex SA, 5.5" mismatched parts, 5.5"(actually was 7" over stock height) RE LA, 7"(actually is 6" over stock height) RK LA w 10" stretched WB, and now 6" over stock height RK suspension with 10" rear stretch and 7.5" front stretch.

The RK has a great balance, very nice weight transfer, good anti-squat set up, very flexy, high clearance arms, 1" belly lift, nice ride quality, quiet, insanely durable, and is cheaper than a lot of the other systems out there.

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Thanks for the schooling on RK lift kits. That information will be usefull in determin my lift of choice.
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How about Rokman?
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How about Rokman?
The Rokmen kit is a lot like the Currie one. Uses some very stout control arms with Johnny Joints. I don't see any issues with it as long as it's paired with some decent springs.
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Lance would more than likely reply with Rock Krawler... as would I. The RK kits are very stout, and simple.

If you are going long arm;
Rock Krawler
Clayton Offroad
Rubicon Express
Full Traction

Those should be the ones I'd look at, in that order IMO.
Which one of these is a bolt on install or do they all have to be welded? Has anyone installed these kits? Can I see some pics.
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Full Traction is fully bolt-on.....
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Full Traction is fully bolt-on.....
Do you know if it handles good off road and on road?
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Do you know if it handles good off road and on road?
I don't have the FT long arm lift, but I do have their SA lift. It performs flawlessly both on and off road. I couldn't be happier with how this suspension works. Couple the suspension with my OME Long Travels, and it is lightyears between the stock ride and the way it rides now.
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I just got mine back which had the Teraflex 4" longs put on. After reading thru all this im almost scared to find out what happens. But we all have to start somewhere. So my journey begins.
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As one who used to like Tera enough to even have a Teraflex sticker on my windshield, my opinion has changed to "Anything But Tera". To me, Tera lost there way because, in my personal opinion, they didn't test their products well enough before they put them on the market. It's my personal opinion Tera has (or at least had) too many problems with bent or broken components.

I'm no longer much of a long-arm suspension enthusiast but if I were to ever install another, I'd go for either an RK or a Clayton. I ran an RE LA for 5+ years but long arms kept getting hung up on the rocks too much. I'm now on a 4" Currie short-arm suspension which doesn't get hung up on the rocks.
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Jerry, I had a 5.5 RE LA kit too. It did OK, but I too, hung the arms in the rocks a LOT! I found out it was, for me, because of the jam nuts. They were at the frame side of the arms, near the skid, but still about 6" from it. I hung on them all the time. As soon as I switched to the RK kit, the problems stopped. RK puts their adjustments right at the joints, and the lower arms have a bushing at the frame side, eliminating this hanging issue. It glides right up the rocks.
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Jerry, I had a 5.5 RE LA kit too. It did OK, but I too, hung the arms in the rocks a LOT! I found out it was, for me, because of the jam nuts. They were at the frame side of the arms, near the skid, but still about 6" from it. I hung on them all the time. As soon as I switched to the RK kit, the problems stopped. RK puts their adjustments right at the joints, and the lower arms have a bushing at the frame side, eliminating this hanging issue. It glides right up the rocks.
Aren't the RK lowers radiused to avoid having them hang up in the rocks? I think that's a good idea.
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Aren't the RK lowers radiused to avoid having them hang up in the rocks? I think that's a good idea.
Correct, they have high-clearance arms that have a radius bend in them to help eliminate hang-ups and sliding/dragging them on the rocks.
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Correct, they have high-clearance arms that have a radius bend in them to help eliminate hang-ups and sliding/dragging them on the rocks.
That's what I was thinking.

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