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post #1 of 14 Old 01-02-2012, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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whats the difference between a normal long arm kit and a critical path long arm kit?

just wondering on iro's website whats the difference between a normal long arm kit and a critical path long arm kit?

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Nothing, other than critical path sounds way cooler.

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the critical path you have to cut the factory control arm mounts off, they are also straight arms instead of curved to clear the stock brackets

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so which would be the better option ?
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so which would be the better option ?
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Critical path doesn't come with the rear longarm kit. The premium kit does. I think that's the only difference.
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the critical path you have to cut the factory control arm mounts off, they are also straight arms instead of curved to clear the stock brackets
Not true, you are thinking high clearence arms where you have to cut the factory brakets off. Critical path kit is any of their long are kits that do not include rear long arms but still has every ''critical'' piece you need to to run it successfully. The ''premium'' long arm kit includes the rear long arms as well, but although they are great to have they are still not ''critical''.

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OP -- seriously, "critical path" means nothing. It's marketing. It's like every Kevin's Off Road product labeled "Hard xxx".

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The real difference in the two "critical path" options is "high clearance" where during the install you cut off the stock mounts and the not "high clearence" where you don't cut the stock mounts. I think the only difference is the shape of the arms.
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The real difference in the two "critical path" options is "high clearance" where during the install you cut off the stock mounts and the not "high clearence" where you don't cut the stock mounts. I think the only difference is the shape of the arms.
This was addressed above, and is wrong. The only difference is that the premium kit comes with the rear long arms as well as the front. The critical path kit is just the critical parts needed to run long arms in the front or the rear. It simply separates the front and rear kits.

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I have the critical path iro 6.5 inch kit and I didn't cut off the old lower mounts. They have never hit the arms yet and I do t see how they could.
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I aplogize for thinking you wanted to know the difference between the high clearence option and not

The difference between the standard "critical path" and the "premium" kit is:

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Adjustable rear lower control arms

You can upgrade to adjustable front long arms and or "high clearance"on either one.

Either way Clayton makes the best long arm lift kit.
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