how much more travel do you get from a long arm then short arm?
Well, again I only have mine to compare with. I have not used other long arms yet. I got a good deal for the 'Full Traction' set up, but am discouraged by the lack of help from 'Full Traction' to remedy some minor problems. I believe you will enjoy any long arm you set up in your jeep. They make some nice set ups now that have a one point connection and has a bend on it to keep it tuck up high out of the way. Dont remember the name of it. Your doing good, keep checking out what you can get for what cost. If your doing the install, great your save yourself some coin and be much experienced in the parts and pieces when your done. If your not doing the install, learn all you can from the manufacturer as to what it should look like, parts and pieces, lube points.i think i am going to do thelong arm kit. which one do yall like the best rockkrawler is what i have come up with so far
Yup, you are correct, you have to watch those long arms when navigating large rocks. I am wheeln in the Southern Cal area.I do not have either kit, but I do have a couple friends that have both the short arm kit and the long arm kits. They all wish they had the short arm kit. They say that the long arm kit rides better on the road, but when off road they get beat up and bent pretty bad. It costs them like $100 an arm to straighten them after the fact as they do not have the tools to do it. This may not be a problem where you wheel since all we wheel is Moab and lots of rocks.
Beware, the set up I got from Full Traction was a kind of johnny joint but was not greaseable, unless you have a bolt that was fitted with a zerk fitting. The Iron Man looks like a good set up.When going with a long arm kit make sure they have johnny joints. These are greaseable joints that are better than rubber bushing with a fittings. What you can do is buy a short arm kit and buy your own control arms. Look at this place: IronMan Fabrication and 4x4. They offer really good prices and have a lifetime warranty as well. That's what I am thinking about getting.
travel is mostly dictated by your shock length and bumpstops, it has little to do with long arm vs short arm.how much more travel do you get from a long arm then short arm?