Rubicon Unlimited 4" long Arm lift - your opinions??
I want to lift my 2006 Rubicon Unlimited 4 to 4-1/2" with 33" tires.
I believe this will give me great flex without alot of drivetrain changes. Maybe just rear drive shaft and SYE. But it sounds like some of you don't think the Rubicons need a SYE? SYE sounds better than dropping the transfer case though.
So far I like 3 that I've looked at and here's why
1) Love the high clearance of the Nth Degree. But, its seems very expensive and complicated.
2) The Rockkrawler X-factor sounds like it performs real well but, will it break? Independendt 3 link front end with track bar and a triangulated 4 link rear end. (Rockkrawler states the radius front arm system, used in the RE for example, will have the torque plain of the axle over constrained. - but I don't know what that means exactly - sounds bad though.)
3) The 3rd choice has the benefit of being installable by 4WheelParts and I can buy a full drivetrain warranty. [Since, I give up trying to wrench my own rig, this is important:o ] The Rubicon Express Long Arm kit seems strong. It has the same steel thicknesses as the Clayton. But, then the offer 3-link and 4-link rear ends and the price starts approaching the nth degree.
I know there are many of you that love the Clayton lift but, dealers aren't local to Orange County, CA and I'm worried about tech support. And spec-wise, its .25 metal is the same as everyone else's isn't it?
I know its a long post and I appreciated your consideration.
Thanks so much
There is nothing wrong with any of your choices. They all are very reputable lifts. I have a 4" lift on our Rubicon, and a 8" lift on my YJ, from RockKrawler.........I love them both, but have to say that the YJ, is my favorite toy. Jeremy, at RockKrawler, will treat you right, and stand behind his products.
You do not need a SYE with the Rubicon as the transfer case is different than the the std NP231 in non-ruby TJ.s you may need a new rear drive shaft depending on how much lift you add.
As for lifts, I run a rubicon lift on my Tj and love it. Don't know much about the others on your list, but I do think Nth asks a lot for their stuff too.
She's got an unlimited fellas. She shouldn't need an SYE or a new driveshaft. Your wheelbase is longer so your rear driveshaft is automatically longer than ours on a standard TJ.
Any of the lifts you have stated above are excellent products. I would tend to lean to Rock Krawler myself also. Their product performs exactly like it's supposed to. They are right about the radius arm setup binding the front axle under flex. I just noticed today that the radius arm setup I have on my TBT lift has snapped in two pieces the axle end bracket for the passenger side upper. I know it's becuase I flexed it out so hard a couple weeks ago on a local trail here in town.
Anyone with the Nth Degree LongArm Kit?
I love the look of this nth degree lift but... parts are expensive and I haven't even asked about labor and doesn't look like there's any warranty info...... But, DAMN it looks like it provides some wicked clearance.
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