good LA conversion - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-25-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
Custom JEEP Decals
 
TJe0454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 1,451
good LA conversion

who makes a fairly priced Long Arm conversion kit? shopping around right now, but want to pull the trigger end of summer. i know rock krawler has one. but its like 1900. ehhh

__________________
I brake for humans.
Maryland Flag JEEP Stickers!!

My 3/4 link build
TJe0454 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-25-2011, 09:43 AM   #2
Custom JEEP Decals
 
TJe0454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 1,451
just need Control arms, etc. not springs.

__________________
I brake for humans.
Maryland Flag JEEP Stickers!!

My 3/4 link build
TJe0454 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-25-2011, 03:00 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
rda616's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Allegan MI
Posts: 994
Try clayton offroad. They have a nice la kit!
rda616 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-25-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
Custom JEEP Decals
 
TJe0454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 1,451
__________________
I brake for humans.
Maryland Flag JEEP Stickers!!

My 3/4 link build
TJe0454 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-25-2011, 06:59 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
just4fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 8,424
I have the rough country 6" long arm kit on my jeep and love. Its been on over a year and I wheel the hell out of it. The 2.2 shocks are a bit stiff but all in all a good lift. Also rough country sells just the long arm upgrade kit check out the web site
just4fun is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-25-2011, 07:32 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
not4hire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oregun
Posts: 92
I also have the Rough Country long arm upgrade.. It has been real good to me..Ride is better than short arms..The price was right for what I needed in new arms..I have Rubicon Express 3.5" lift..
__________________
COOLBEANS
not4hire is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2011, 08:35 AM   #7
Custom JEEP Decals
 
TJe0454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 1,451
interesting...have pics? very happy to hear that i might not need to spend 1300+
__________________
I brake for humans.
Maryland Flag JEEP Stickers!!

My 3/4 link build
TJe0454 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2011, 09:18 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
WhiteSandsJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: White Sands, NM
Posts: 122
Save your money and do it right especially if you plan on being aggressive with it. Rough Country will not hold up to serious off roading there is a reason it is so cheap, you get what you pay for. Now if you are only going to do mild terrain and use it as a DD then go for the rough country upgrade.
WhiteSandsJeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2011, 09:32 AM   #9
Custom JEEP Decals
 
TJe0454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 1,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteSandsJeep View Post
Save your money and do it right especially if you plan on being aggressive with it. Rough Country will not hold up to serious off roading there is a reason it is so cheap, you get what you pay for. Now if you are only going to do mild terrain and use it as a DD then go for the rough country upgrade.
nothing hardcore. mild to moderate. and yes DD.
__________________
I brake for humans.
Maryland Flag JEEP Stickers!!

My 3/4 link build
TJe0454 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2011, 10:09 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
WhiteSandsJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: White Sands, NM
Posts: 122
Then I would either go with the upgrade, or a currie short arm kit which would be even better. Heres a Link nevermind that it says cj it is for tj.

Currie Enterprises CJ Axle Parts
WhiteSandsJeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2011, 10:13 AM   #11
Sponsoring Vendor
 
Ibuildembig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fruitland, Missouri
Posts: 8,259
Nothing wrong with the RC arms as they use the ame tubing and joints as the currie and everyone else uses. The main difference is one end has a bushing instead of johnnys on both. I run my truggy prolly harder than 90 percent of the jeepers on this site and I have yet to have an issue.
Ibuildembig is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2011, 10:46 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
just4fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 8,424
I run alot of black and reds trails at rausch creek with my rough country kit and its fine just a little rock rash on the lower control arms. and just got back from big dogs in gore va wiith out a problem. My lift has been on for over a year and I have been off road at least 9 times. I grease it and inspect it before and after I wheel it and I don't need spend 3k on a lift cause it has a name like currie or rock krawler cause they break too. I guess im lucky with my lift or that rc got this set up right.if I could do it over I will go with the 4" lift and not the 6 its abit top heavy
just4fun is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2011, 01:00 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
WhiteSandsJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: White Sands, NM
Posts: 122
Don't get me wrong, I currently am sitting on A 4" RC lift but I would have saved my money. Now I am waiting till I have enough to get what I want. In the end it is to each their own. I do admit uprading to RC's LA kit will be a dramatic handling difference in a good way. No matter how you look at it, going Long Arm is opening a door to having to spend at least 2K.
WhiteSandsJeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2011, 02:31 PM   #14
Custom JEEP Decals
 
TJe0454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 1,451
2k meaning....? the kit plus sye and cv driveshaft?
__________________
I brake for humans.
Maryland Flag JEEP Stickers!!

My 3/4 link build
TJe0454 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2011, 07:44 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
WhiteSandsJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: White Sands, NM
Posts: 122
Exactly...Everything just adds up. You can get away with the long arm and nothing else for now but you will need to get an SYE, driveshaft, brake lines and dicos. To remotely use your new LA's.
WhiteSandsJeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2011, 09:53 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
not4hire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oregun
Posts: 92
[IMG][/IMG]

Here is a pic of mine with 3.5" RE lift and RC long arm upgrade

__________________
COOLBEANS
not4hire is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
conversion , long arm

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good enough of a deal? Storm27m TJ General Discussion Forum 25 02-13-2012 06:02 AM
Good tires for snow/ice? Twitch Boy General Jeep Discussion 9 11-15-2011 02:46 PM
90 yj 2.5l blown, whats a good motor for a swap B14jc YJ Tech Forum 3 06-04-2010 08:08 PM
I may have a really good new job! drummerwookie Off-Topic 7 12-21-2007 04:49 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC