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Old 09-29-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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Full Traction or Rubicon Express

The hell with it! Im going to burn the thousands needed for a complete long arm lift. Should i get the rubicon express lift or full traction? which is better?

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Old 09-29-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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Don't know that one is better than the other. They both use high-quality components that are very comparable, and you will find people that say that one is definitively better than the other, and some that have run both and have no opinion... Personally, I run the Full Traction kit, and am really happy with it. I bought it at the time because RE didn't offer their triangulated rear kit then, plus Full Traction was newer on the scene, so was about $600 cheaper at the time. I would think that you will be happy with either.

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Old 09-29-2008, 12:25 PM   #4
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i guess whats most important for me is highway driveability and ease of installation because i will install it myself. full traction says their kits are bolt on and that sounds good...
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:13 AM   #5
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If I remember right, both kits are bolt-on, but will take a considerable amount of time the first time you do one. It is a LOT of work to do any long arm kit if you don't do it for a living. Just take your time, and you won't have issues if you can follow directions, and are handy in the garage.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:02 PM   #6
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Jeeperman,

On the FT kit you are running did you need to cut off the front control arm mounts like the RE kit requires. I am thinking about buying one of these but my one front control arm mount is shot. I figured it would be better to eliminate it.
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:59 PM   #7
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On the FT kit you are running did you need to cut off the front control arm mounts like the RE kit requires. I am thinking about buying one of these but my one front control arm mount is shot. I figured it would be better to eliminate it.
Yes, both kits require cutting off the factory control arm mounts, so they are kind of a "point of no return" install.
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Also, either kit is going to require exhaust modifications as well.

If I was going to go with a new lift(of those two) I would probably choose the RE as I'm very pleased with the short arm kit that I am running now.
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Planning to install a long-arm kit is a good excuse to buy a MIG welder and learn how to weld. Before you start the actual long-arm installation that is.

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