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Unread 04-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
Floreancig_XJ
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New jeep, lift questions

Looking at getting my third xj lifted a bit, finally have usable money so why not, enjoy 4x4 alot.
It's a 99 2 door with the 4L/ax15.

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Now I want a 4-5 inch lift, I only want to clear 33's. was pretty set on a rough country kit, open to suggestions. My problem is short and long arm, the jeep already drives like a horse buggy so on road feel isn't much of an issue to me. I do not do any rock crawling, should I save the 5-600 and go with their short arm 4.5 x series kit(859$) , the equivalent long arm kit was closer to the 1400$ range. Thoughts and suggestions and how's everyone's day going!😏

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Unread 04-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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I would want long arms or drop brackets. Rides like crap with out them.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #3
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My vote is for long arms. IMO they are worth the extra money.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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If money is a concern, and ride is not, i would just get a shortarm lift.
Then with the money you save with the shortarm, put it towards all the things they dont include with the lift that you need, like adjustable trackbar, swaybar quick disconnects, and whatever problems arise when you take the suspension apart, (like worn/ rusted/ stripped out parts).
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Unread 04-11-2013, 12:54 PM   #5
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Alright not bad input , going to research the drop brackets, though nothing would ride as smooth then a long arm kit. Ill resurrect this thread when the time comes!
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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
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Alright not bad input , going to research the drop brackets, though nothing would ride as smooth then a long arm kit. Ill resurrect this thread when the time comes!
My long arms (TNT) ride no better then the short arms with drop brackets did (Rubicon express adjustable uppers and lowers with rough country drop brackets)... the gain in long arms are they are stronger (most) and they dont have the low mounting point of the drop brackets. But I also wheeled the crap out of my jeep with drop brackets, eventually bent a lower control arm so I went to long arms.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #7
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That's sort of what I was thinking, other then the obvious strength difference dropped arms must give similar feeling to long arms no?I'm never going to be climbing much, I will install sway bar discos also
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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #8
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I would price out long arms vs drop brackets with good adjustable uppers and lowers and go with the best deal.

I would also look for used drop brackets and possible arms. I sold my drop brackets for like 80 bucks and there was nothing wrong with them.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #9
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I just bought rough county's 4.5 inch lift adjustable control arms in case wanted to lift further in the future but I would have probably gone with long arms love the lift but to lift higher ran into problems on front end clearing bar if adjusted them higher so with long arms wouldn't have that problem. If order online through rough country on ebay can save 50 bucks!
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Unread 04-11-2013, 03:11 PM   #10
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Well I will do some pricing between some companies also.
Cherokeechar, other than wanting to lift higher, rides mediocre and shocks are doing okay?!
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Unread 04-11-2013, 03:29 PM   #11
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Well the little I have rode in it so far is doing great the boyfriend is driving it for the first week to make sure no issues arise but its really nice glad I went with the rough country vs. A rustys one loved the extras they gave me in my kit such as extended brake lines and mine came with the n2 series shocks stainless look to them I can let you know more after the weekend we shall be taking it offroad!
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Unread 04-11-2013, 03:46 PM   #12
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Beautiful Jeep. To pretty to offroad!

3 XJs? You're rich! I only have 1. I need more!

I suggest some aftermarket flat flares to increase clearance.

Then you won't need as much lift.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 06:12 PM   #13
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Thanks cherokeechar get back to me whenever ill be ordering mine in 3 weeks!
Charley 3, I meant as in my third one, not rich either sigh!
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Unread 04-11-2013, 06:13 PM   #14
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And thanks she is nice barely any rust, all basic options
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Unread 04-11-2013, 10:57 PM   #15
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Iron rock offroad critical path long arm lift. look into them. for the same $ you can go bigger (or same) and have a much better ride. they dont call rough country, ROUGH for no reason. just my .02
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