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Old 04-09-2009, 02:07 AM
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Control arm drop brackets

Well, I am on a serious budget. But I want the jeep in the air. I am going to get the 6'' RC lift kit - short arms.

It will work completly stock with all normal bolt in places, but I have access to a CNC program and a plasma torch so I can design anything I want and cut it with precision.

I wanted to drop the control arms on this lift so the ride was better. I have no problem having to weld either. Would anyone have any input on how to design something like this? Or am I left just to draw around on a paper till I get something I like?

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From everything I have seen about Rough Country, save your money...it is complete JUNK...you pay for SH&T and you get SH&t

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Old 04-09-2009, 03:01 AM
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I've never heard a bad thing about them. Lots of bad things about short arm lifts this high, but nothing about RC itsself.

Check this link out.


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Old 04-09-2009, 03:07 AM   #4
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There is Rockkrawler... and there is rockcrawler.... Rough country is exactly as the name states...ROUGH.....That 6" lift posted is comparable to a true 4" lift from Rockkrawler
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I know. There is the Rockkrawler suspension company, and then there is the rockcrawler review site.

Their lifts are super spendy though. I have a very moderate budget. I was going after the RE 5.5 but thats just to much.
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If you have access to all the tools you need y don't you fab your own long arm lift. I am looking at doing this, but it will take a lot of planning and measuring. Then all you would need to do is buy your own misc stuff. Shocks, springs, track bars etc. It might be a little pricier then the rough country but the ride will be better than stock. Trust me I have the rough country 4 inch spring and control arms and it hurts my back every time I drive down the road.
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Be sure to consider the possibilities that your drop-down brackets to reduce the arm angle might be highly counter-productive as the dropped brackets will very likely just get hung up on the terrain/rocks.
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If you have access to all the tools you need y don't you fab your own long arm lift. I am looking at doing this, but it will take a lot of planning and measuring. Then all you would need to do is buy your own misc stuff. Shocks, springs, track bars etc. It might be a little pricier then the rough country but the ride will be better than stock. Trust me I have the rough country 4 inch spring and control arms and it hurts my back every time I drive down the road.
I can get the basic design. But I just dont know enough specific things yet.

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Be sure to consider the possibilities that your drop-down brackets to reduce the arm angle might be highly counter-productive as the dropped brackets will very likely just get hung up on the terrain/rocks.
Very true, but I dont have that kind of terrain here. Getting hung up isnt a worry for me. You'd run the same risk with long arms. More or less.
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Or am I left just to draw around on a paper till I get something I like?
sounds like it.
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No kiddin, lol.

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