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Old 03-17-2015, 09:35 PM
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4.5" bds long arm lift amount of travel

does anyone have 4.5" inch long arm lift and know how much travel/flex you get. Having one installed on 2004 jeep tj.

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does anyone have 4.5" inch long arm lift and know how much travel/flex you get. Having one installed on 2004 jeep tj.
what sort of answer are you looking for? A number? What units? inches? feet? millimeters?

The long arms it will travel exactly as much as the rest of the suspension components allow them to.

That's about as accurate as you're going to get with what you've provided so far.

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lets try this again. has anyone measured or took pics of their jeep with this lift flexed?
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ok, what shocks are you going to use?
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ok, what shocks are you going to use?
This is the big question.

I would go do some reading before pulling the trigger on a long arm. Long arms aren't the key to long travel. I'd even wager there are more long travel suspensions on short arms in this forum (save custom suspension systems).
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You'd be better off scrapping the whole long-arm idea and getting a quality short-arm lift. The time saved and fewer headaches will be well worth it.
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using fox shocks that come with lift. I have 4" procomp lift on now and not happy with performance other than the ride. put on bilstein shocks last summer and made ride extremely smooth for a lifted jeep.
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using fox shocks that come with lift. I have 4" procomp lift on now and not happy with performance other than the ride. put on bilstein shocks last summer and made ride extremely smooth for a lifted jeep.
so, how much travel do each of the Fox shocks that come with the kit have?
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I fail to see how people don't understand the most basic suspension fundamentals.

Your shocks define your travel. Your shock travel must agree with the coil travel.
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I fail to see how people don't understand the most basic suspension fundamentals.
but....but....but....long arms!
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Because that requires reading and research. Why would anyone want to do that when they can just post in here and have a cookie cutter lift thrown at them? Spend last weekend reading through a bunch of Mudb8's stuff on jeep forum and learned a bunch. Or I just remembered to follow through and do it. Helpful either way. I really gotta start migrating to jeepforum...

Cycling the suspension and taking measurements isn't exactly the most exciting thing Much easier to just buy a kit and bolt it on. Well worth it though. Now know I can eek out 9" and 10" of travel front and rear respectively, bump stop it so I don't get into coil bind or use the new shocks as bump stops, and know I don't have any other points of contact. Peace of mind is well worth the time.

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