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Old 01-12-2008, 09:22 AM   #1
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Hey everyone I'm new to the forum and jeeps too. I don't actually own a jeep but my friend has a 2004 Rubicon and he's not good with computers so I'm doing all the research for his parts for him. He wants to install a 6" lift and 37" tires. I did some research and the fabtech 6" long arm kit says it can only use 35" tires. Is there another 6" kit out there to allow 37s or will he need to go 8" lift? Keep in mind my friend is building this truck pretty much for just cruising and showing off.

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Old 01-12-2008, 09:26 AM   #2
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there are many people that run the RE 5.5" long arm lift with 37's. and you can add a 1" BL. i wouldn't run 8" of lift. LCOG is much better. you can always bumpstop it or trim some if you need to (which i doubt you will if its just for cruising or light offroading). oh, and there are much better kits than the Fabtech (RE,RK,FT,Clayton).

btw, there is a lot that needs to be done to handle that big a tire. in other words, lots of $$$

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Old 01-12-2008, 09:31 AM   #3
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For 37's he is going to want to regear and maybe chromo shafts.
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flowmaster40,hpd30 with aussie locker,currie upper joints,4.88's, lca skids,chromo shafts,vanco brakes,d35 with super 35 and arb locker,re 4.5" springs,currie arms,re front uppers,Re shocks in back,walkerevens shocks up front, Re track bars with currie jj joints,anti rock,ss brake lines,re rear sway bar links,jks 1.25" bl and mml,bfg 35x12.5 km2's,craiger soft 8's,ome steering stabilizer,currie hd steering,rockmen front bumper,emp tank skid,lots more too.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:34 AM   #4
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If I had 37's id also get a 1 ton tierod and drag link. Once he finds out how much money it will be he may want to go 4" with 33's and that will look good to.
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flowmaster40,hpd30 with aussie locker,currie upper joints,4.88's, lca skids,chromo shafts,vanco brakes,d35 with super 35 and arb locker,re 4.5" springs,currie arms,re front uppers,Re shocks in back,walkerevens shocks up front, Re track bars with currie jj joints,anti rock,ss brake lines,re rear sway bar links,jks 1.25" bl and mml,bfg 35x12.5 km2's,craiger soft 8's,ome steering stabilizer,currie hd steering,rockmen front bumper,emp tank skid,lots more too.
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Thanks for the quick response. I was aware that he had to re-gear, my friend has his heart set on a 6" lift so anything smaller is out of the question unless its gonna be real expensive. If fabtech is junk then which brand kits would you guys go with? no acronyms please. Most importantly whats a good site to buy this stuff from?
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:52 AM   #6
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I'd look into the re kit. Try 4x4 groupbuy.com they have some good deals on re stuff last time I looked.
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Also if he is regearing look into some chromo axle shafts.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:02 AM   #8
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Also if he is regearing look into some chromo axle shafts.
Will do, thanks for the info guys. I'm sure were gonna have a lot more questions later on.
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i'd recommend 35s or 36s unless he wants to stretch the wheelbase. Also make sure its a long arm kit if he wants to go with +4" of lift.

For me, anything bigger looks funky with the stock angle of the fender flares so you will need to cut the fenders to make it look good, also when doing that i do not know who makes wider flares.

just to give your friend an estimate $ of a proper 6" lift (long arm kit).. over 2.5k
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another 1k for gears

another 1.5k for tires

how about bumpers? is he looking into that too? If he wants to run a spare then he will need a carrier to hold the spare tire as the stock one will rip apart if he puts 37s on there.

Will you also need a new longer drive shafts with that lift?

at last money for installation of that long arm kit since it needs welding and cutting of the stock brackets (unless your buddy is good at it and has the tools)
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Thanks for the quick response. I was aware that he had to re-gear, my friend has his heart set on a 6" lift so anything smaller is out of the question unless its gonna be real expensive. If fabtech is junk then which brand kits would you guys go with? no acronyms please. Most importantly whats a good site to buy this stuff from?
like i already listed...rubicon express (RE), rock krawler (RK), full traction (FT)

check out (in no particualar order)

www.4wd.com
www.4x4groupbuy.com
www.redrock4x4.com
www.northridge4x4.com
www.absoluteoffroad.com

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