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Unread 05-11-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
bliberty_21
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I am sure i am going with a rough country 4.5" lift for my xj. With that said i was curious which 4.5" kit to go with. They have the basic 4.5" complete kit and then they have the x-series 4.5" complete kit. As far as i can see the x series kit looks like the way to go but i was curious what the atvantage to having a drop pitman arm and the x flex upper and lower control arms Those two things and the quick disconects seem to the only difference in between them. So, if you could give me your opinion i would be grateful.

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Unread 05-11-2010, 08:13 PM   #2
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Just run the 4.5 LA kit from RC...end of story
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Unread 05-11-2010, 08:16 PM   #3
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The X series also comes with full replacement leafs and an adjustable trac-bar. Don't use the drop pitman arm though as it will change the angle of the drag-link without changing the angle of the trac-bar and causing bumpsteer.
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  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
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Unread 05-12-2010, 11:46 AM   #4
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With either kit I was going with full leafs so that's not a problem and the adjustable trac bar is needed anyway. But is it worth the extra money for the x series kit? Do the x flex control arms make a lot of difference?
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Unread 05-12-2010, 05:17 PM   #5
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If you are going to use it offroad they are worth it, but if it will spend 95% of the time on the road I would say no.
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  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
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