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Old 02-02-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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LJ Long Arm

Have a 04 LJ got the LJ Stock and about 1 month ago stuck a CHEAP 4 inch lift on her, Had an extra set of 35 KM2 in the garage..... I have the Stock 44 in the rear and a 44 to go in the front, The main question is what Long Arm lift would you run, It will be driven to work 2.9 miles and mostly a toy for weekends, I have looked at A to Z but still wondering which lift to run with....... Rock Krawler or what, I am wanting to run a 37 on the LJ so i know new gears front and rear Locker for the front, and a few other small items but the lift is my main concern the best bang for the buck of course..... Thanks and wish all a Happy Weekend!!! CG

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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Start with some Rubicon JK front and rear axles, or a 70s HPD44 & big bearing Ford 9" rear.
Custom long arm kit - upper triangulated link rear, with a 3/4 link front. No radius arm . Currie JJ's on all ends.
Custom double shear front track bar mount & fab the front track bar.
Relocate/fabricate the shock mounts so you have an eye-to-eye setup. Outboard the rear shock mounts with the Poly Performance kit
Do a DIY Highline kit, trim the hood, trim the rear fenders out.
4" springs & 1"MML/1.25" BL of your choice
SYE & CV shaft
UCF high clearance tummy tuck setup with stock trans mount (so you don't have to grind the front lip to clear the 42RLE pan).
with 12-13" travel shocks that would be a pretty functional setup.

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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I'm partial to currie but I see people running Clayton lifts out raush creek all the time. When I get a long arm it's going to be one or the other.
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Start with some Rubicon JK front and rear axles, or a 70s HPD44 & big bearing Ford 9" rear.
Custom long arm kit - upper triangulated link rear, with a 3/4 link front. No radius arm . Currie JJ's on all ends.
Custom double shear front track bar mount & fab the front track bar.
Relocate/fabricate the shock mounts so you have an eye-to-eye setup. Outboard the rear shock mounts with the Poly Performance kit
Do a DIY Highline kit, trim the hood, trim the rear fenders out.
4" springs & 1"MML/1.25" BL of your choice
SYE & CV shaft
UCF high clearance tummy tuck setup with stock trans mount (so you don't have to grind the front lip to clear the 42RLE pan).
with 12-13" travel shocks that would be a pretty functional setup.

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LOL...I love the simplicity in your answer
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Clayton's kits have good geometry for an off the shelf kit. I know of at least 8 or 9 TJs and a few XJs running their stuff and it works very well. Most of the other options have really poor real link geometry.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:21 PM   #6
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Start with some Rubicon JK front and rear axles, or a 70s HPD44 & big bearing Ford 9" rear.
Custom long arm kit - upper triangulated link rear, with a 3/4 link front. No radius arm . Currie JJ's on all ends.
Custom double shear front track bar mount & fab the front track bar.
Relocate/fabricate the shock mounts so you have an eye-to-eye setup. Outboard the rear shock mounts with the Poly Performance kit
Do a DIY Highline kit, trim the hood, trim the rear fenders out.
4" springs & 1"MML/1.25" BL of your choice
SYE & CV shaft
UCF high clearance tummy tuck setup with stock trans mount (so you don't have to grind the front lip to clear the 42RLE pan).
with 12-13" travel shocks that would be a pretty functional setup.
LOL. Might as well put portals and coil overs on it too. My guess is that would be $10K to have a shop do it if you can't DIY. Even if you can DIY, that's a lot of work. Do you have tools to bend rod strong enough to use as a track bar? I think the op is looking for a "kit".
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LOL. Might as well put portals and coil overs on it too. My guess is that would be $10K to have a shop do it if you can't DIY. Even if you can DIY, that's a lot of work. Do you have tools to bend rod strong enough to use as a track bar? I think the op is looking for a "kit".
It dose sound like a lot of money...... A kit is what i was looking for I have owned a Few TJs in the past but have never owned a LJ with the extra length from the LJ i wasnt sure which way to go, I would appreciate any advice Had a guy on another site kind of be an A_ _ I thought that the Forums were for advice and fellow Jeep owners or maybe he is having a bad day but the Help and advice is greatly appreciated.
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LOL. Might as well put portals and coil overs on it too. My guess is that would be $10K to have a shop do it if you can't DIY. Even if you can DIY, that's a lot of work. Do you have tools to bend rod strong enough to use as a track bar? I think the op is looking for a "kit".
That's well over $10k if you DIY.
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Do you have tools to bend rod strong enough to use as a track bar?
actually the tools to bend rod are pretty cheap...a big bench vice and an oxy-acet torch setup with a rosebud.

bending tube on the other hand is a little more challenging
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I have a used Clayton TJ 4.0" Ultimate Short Arm Lift Kit for sale if anyone is interested.

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