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Old 06-13-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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Advice on suspension lift/improvement

I'm a second owner of a 2006 LJ Rubicon.

I bought the jeep with a zone 3.5" suspension lift and 2" spacer in front and a .75 in the rear.

Since I've owned it, I added a new steering stabilzer (rancho) and the Currie replacement front drag link and tie rod.

I'm looking at replacing the spacers and just going with BDS 6.5" springs cut to 5.5" and upgrading to Rokmen adjustable control arms all the way around.

The jeep already has adjustable trac bars and as it currently sit's on 35", I have no driveability issues.

One of the local shops is persuading me towards upgrading to a long arm kit but I've read a few posts about short arms doing as well if not better on mild trails.

Jeep isn't a daily driver but will see highway use to and from trails/hunting areas.

Anyone with a similar set up or opinion is greatly appreciated.

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I'm a second owner of a 2006 LJ Rubicon.

I bought the jeep with a zone 3.5" suspension lift and 2" spacer in front and a .75 in the rear.

Since I've owned it, I added a new steering stabilzer (rancho) and the Currie replacement front drag link and tie rod.

I'm looking at replacing the spacers and just going with BDS 6.5" springs cut to 5.5" and upgrading to Rokmen adjustable control arms all the way around.

The jeep already has adjustable trac bars and as it currently sit's on 35", I have no driveability issues.

One of the local shops is persuading me towards upgrading to a long arm kit but I've read a few posts about short arms doing as well if not better on mild trails.

Jeep isn't a daily driver but will see highway use to and from trails/hunting areas.

Anyone with a similar set up or opinion is greatly appreciated.
No advice but I wanna see pics!

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Old 06-13-2011, 05:25 PM   #3
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so you want to ditch the spacers and get longer springs? that seems like a good idea to me. i personally would rather have a short arm kit myself. the long arms just look like they could get caught on more while wheeling.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:21 AM   #4
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Here are a couple of pics taken at work and at home, I've only had it for a month so I haven't had an opportunity to take it on any trails yet.

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Old 06-14-2011, 02:05 AM   #5
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sounds like a good plan, for sure go short arm in my opinion. good looking jeep.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:09 AM   #6
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looks good, im getting ready to order a Zone 4". mostly trails and hunting
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That's a real nice rig!
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:10 AM   #8
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Thanks, sounds like the Rokmen short arms will be the ticket then.

Yeah some hog trails and hunting are going to be my primary use for this one.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:25 AM   #9
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I would go la with that tall of a lift. The angle is not good when you get over 4" and the axle starts jarring the control arm rather then moving upward like it is designed to do when it hits a bump.

The better solution is do a 1" to 1.25" bl and stay short arm with the springs you have.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:32 AM   #10
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Don't cut the springs! BDS makes 5.5" lift springs, just get the proper ones the first time.

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