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Old 06-20-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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I need a long arm kit for a tj anyone know where i can get on cheaper than 2800$$?

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Old 06-20-2012, 08:29 AM   #2
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Why do you think you need a long arm kit?

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Old 06-20-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
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Ride and travel !!
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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You can get a good ride and travel from a short arm suspension too.

You definitely need to do more homework on this.

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Old 06-20-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
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The idea a long arm kit is some how better is a myth that has been disproved many times. If you want a suspension that will work better then a short arm, then you need to build yourself a custom link suspension to suit your needs.

The long arm lift is a pointless kit for anything less then 4.5" and any suspension lift over 4" is kinda pointless anyway. All tall lifts do is raise your cog. I ran 35's on 4.5" of total lift. Thats 3.5" suspension and 1" body . I now have a 3" suspension and 1" body and have more then enough room for 35" tires. But fitting a specific tire size has a lot of factors that play in as well.

What is your ultimate goal for your jeep. Or really what are you going to use it for.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:04 PM   #6
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Meh, don't believe everything you hear. Long arm kits do perform better and provide better handling characteristics than a short arm if (like stated above) you're in the 4-6 inch range.

Love the heck out of my Rock Krawler 5.5 system. Flexy and solid on the road. The under $2800 part might be a little difficult for a complete quality kit though.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #7
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Im told by some long arm is better and some short is better.
The long because of the ride and travel
The short worse ride and less travel and they say long arm gets hung up too much
Havnt wheeled with either
Going with 35 bfg km2!
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #8
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Rubicon express is the only way to go
I know that much
Just high in $$
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #9
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Rubicon express is the only way to go
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The re kit isn't really one I would look at. Clayton offroad has a much better la kit then re.

The notion that a la kit is better on the road is a big fat load of poopie. A well setup quality sa suspension will ride as good if not better then a la. I'm not sure where you heard that but it just isn't true.

You should also move this post to the tj technical forum.
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RE is fine but no the only way to go. Look at Clayton, RK, Full Traction.. Some more good options I can't think of off the top of my head.

Whoever said Long arms "get caught up" has no idea what they're talking about. I've contacted (sometimes very smartly) many rocks with my long arms but have yet to damage them or "get caught up".
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #11
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Your better off doing a custom short arm link suspension if you have that much money. But if your not into the fabricating stuff and want a big suspension lift, several good brands have been named. Not everyone is into the custom modification stuff, though I don't know why.
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Not sure where you ever got that idea....keep drinking the KoolAid.

So much misinformation in this thread it's laughable.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #13
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Not sure where you ever got that idea....keep drinking the KoolAid.

So much misinformation in this thread it's laughable.
Then why don't you share your wealth of information?
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Then why don't you share your wealth of information?
Because that information is already widely available on here and other forums. After you've typed it enough times to write a book, it gets old. If everyone would do some solid research in order to gain an actual education on the subject of link suspension instead of just believing everything they hear, they'd be much better off and the decisions they make would reflect that.

Probably not what you wanted to hear.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:06 PM   #15
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Because that information is already widely available on here and other forums. After you've typed it enough times to write a book, it gets old. If everyone would do some solid research in order to gain an actual education on the subject of link suspension instead of just believing everything they hear, they'd be much better off and the decisions they make would reflect that.

Probably not what you wanted to hear.
No it isn't, but it does tell me something about your character and personality.

Have a good day.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:13 PM   #16
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OP: forget about arm length. That's the last thing to be worried about. A good short arm lift will take you pretty much anywhere you want to go for now. Once you're actually to the point where the stock length arms become your limiting factor, putting another cookie cutter long arm kit on your Jeep is probably one of the worst things you can do.

My advice to you is read, read, and then read some more before buying anything. And preferably somewhere other than this forum. This is a great place to talk about some things, but technical link suspension isn't one of them. For starters, take a look at Imped's build over on JeepForum to get an idea of what I'm talking about. It should get the wheels turning in your head.
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Too bad these things devolve into arguments but Imped is right. I see where the frustration comes from. And you did prod the frustrated response with this comment:


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Old 06-20-2012, 03:29 PM   #18
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Here is a link to the float test build. It's a good read with lots of good info. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/f...-build-698250/
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Enough hijack of the OP's thread, what it boils down to is if you can't help in any way with useful info then don't post at ALL. Thanks.
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I feel like all information on a forum is important, even if its something you dont want to hear. It is indeed a public forum.
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I have the 4.5" RE Short Arm Lift on my LJ and its great.

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