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Old 05-29-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Rancho kit vs RC long arms

Okay so I'm torn between the Rancho 4" kit with currie Johnny joint short arms found here

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16151_400.htm

Or the 4" RC long arm lift found here

http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_tj_4xla.html

Or would I be silly to not just go the extra 100$ and get the 6" kit?

Any opinions or experiences would be appreciated. I will not purchase Rubicrap express or TeraFlex (besides they're pro lcg kit which cost an arm and two legs) so I'm just looking for a second opinion. I know the RC kits aren't the best on the market but a RC dealer and shop is less than 10 miles away and cover all warranties. I'm also open to the idea of swapping out the joints on the RC kit for Johnny joints and shocks for Ranchos. Would the long arms be superior to short arm Johnny joints?

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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Just to avoid any confusion, that first kit is not a Rancho suspension; it's Currie, with Rancho shock absorbers. That's a good kit.

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Old 05-30-2013, 12:25 AM   #3
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Oh my bad, I saw the rancho logo when I was making this post and it messed me up.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:54 AM   #4
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Rough country is for low budget low information consumers. Between the two Currie is far superior. Savvy off road offers a similar kit with even better control arms. Search around for a 10% off code for savvy
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:58 AM   #5
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It's the currie kit all the way if you can afford it. Also, I'd do some research regarding long arm kits. Many that have/had them aren't too fond of their tendency to get hung up on rocks and the like.

Make sure you're budgeting for a SYE and CV driveshaft.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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Yea I guess I'll save for the currie kit. I've just heard alot of good things about long arms and a few of my buddies got em and love em. And alot of people who run RC are happy with their results but that's when you question if they have any experience with other brands and kits. Thanks for the feedback y'all. Wish Oriellys sold it so I could get a discount...

P.S. I've actually already got a SYE and CV shaft in my garage hahaha I'm just piecing this lift together.

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