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Old 03-06-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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Which long arm kit?

I'm looking to go to a 5.5 or six inch long arm kit. Trouble is that there are a lot of different makes to go with and some of them seem to provide a lot more wheel travel than others. I'm curious to if you guys have some different kits in your clubs or buddies to compare and could give me some insight as to what kit will perform the best for the money. My brother has a Rubicon Express on his Cherokee and it's great, but the kit for my TJ is more expensive and I'm not sure its that much better than other less expesnive kits such as the Full Traction, X factor or Rusty's. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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I would buy a RockKrawler LA kit

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Old 03-07-2008, 08:10 AM   #4
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I would buy a RockKrawler LA kit
x2 i would buy the RK lift. theres several people on this board that have it and like it. and i believe the price is pretty good.

but FT is good quality too...and maybe RE
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x2 i would buy the RK lift. theres several people on this board that have it and like it. and i believe the price is pretty good.

but FT is good quality too...and maybe RE
x'3. I'm going to choose between the RK or Clayton when the time comes
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:14 AM   #6
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you bring up a nice point with the clayton...never heard a bad thing about it
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i'm going to run a clayton double triangulated rear stretch LA kit.

i hear more negative about RE than full traction, although i'm not sure you can loose either way. the RK kits seem to be getting good recent reviews.

AEV will be releasing the Nth* kit sometime soon. it was a pretty cool high clearance LA kit. it was also pricey. and i wouldn't expect it to be any less expensive after AEV puts it out there.
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If you arent affraid to do a little work you could get any kind of LA set up you want for less than half the cost by building it yourself. Thats what Im gonna do in a month or two here. Im building a hybrid design of the clayton and tnt kits for about $600. Its really not that hard to get the dimensions either. Building your own long arms isnt all that tough either, just cutting DOM to size and welding the bungs in for the arms. The hardest part is bulding a well designed and functional belly skid with it. But I will likely do something like tnt did for that too.
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:37 PM   #9
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Unless you have excellent fab skills, you would be very hard pressed to find a better kit than Rockkrawler.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:07 PM   #10
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Ah, we seemed to have turned some heads on here with RK. I personally run and RK LA setup and have run a setup that is simulated after RE's also. There isn't anything no the market right now that is tougher and more well built than RK.
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Grn, what are you plannin on? 4 link front and back?
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Ah, we seemed to have turned some heads on here with RK. I personally run and RK LA setup and have run a setup that is simulated after RE's also. There isn't anything no the market right now that is tougher and more well built than RK.
I'm thinking, skip long arm kit, and stretch 5". RK would be my choice though, both in cost and simplicity.
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:21 PM   #13
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To me, the best brands of LA suspensions are, in no particular order, Full Traction, Rubicon Express (which I am running), and Clayton. I'd probably be choosing between the RE and Clayton if I were to install another LA but I have been 100% happy with my RE.
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Grn, what are you plannin on? 4 link front and back?
Im going to do a double triangulted rear like the option tnt has on their site so I can lose the rear trac bar and get a great suspension cycle/flex out back. The front is gonna be a triangulated 4 link. I want full length upper arms in front too so the front will flex better. Im still looking around at other kits to try and determine the way I will mount the links at the frame end.

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