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post #1 of 142 Old 03-18-2010, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Short Arm Lift in action

I want to see your Short Arm Lifts doing WORK!!!! A very reputable person mentioned how great the Currie Short arm suspension worked because it didn't get hunt up on obstacles and the tires didn't fall down into other obstacles as much as the long arm suspensions might.. The mear thought of a short arm being as effective as a long arm I'm sure is blasphemy to some people but I thought I would pose this to you all.

All you Johnny joint suspension, short ARM lift X flex kits guys... POSE UP let's see how your rig get's er dun


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post #2 of 142 Old 03-19-2010, 12:34 AM
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This is about as much as I can get out of my short arms. I've got both front and rear sway bars disconnected, and my front fenders chopped. At the time my rear sway bar mount was sheered off as well, so the rear was doing a little better flexing then usual :P












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I've got the Currie setup on the front of my Jeep and I'm quite happy with the way it works. I'm waiting for the Savvy TT to be released and then I'll install the rear upper/lower arms.

My decision to go with Currie was confirmed after seeing the Currie TJ on display at TDS. They had it waaayyy flexed out. There's no way I'll ever need more flex than this kit can provide. I'll outboard the rear shocks and call it good.

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yeah only 2 people use their short arm kits? More flex doesn't always mean getting there I don't expect long arm flex from a short arm Kit but the question is whether or not it's just as capable

Tks for the response Motorep now lets see some pictures!!

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ocTJ,

I just cant find any of my wheelin pics right now. I'm running the Rock Krawler short arms and love them. I get everywhere the long arm rigs do in my club with just as much ease. I'll post up some pics as soon as I can find them.

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my lift is a piece one,i have curry arms tho
only pic i have

that dd rubi on 37's
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I just cant find any of my wheelin pics right now. I'm running the Rock Krawler short arms and love them. I get everywhere the long arm rigs do in my club with just as much ease. I'll post up some pics as soon as I can find them.
Here you go. Drivers front on bumpstop. Lots of droop left in pass front. Pass rear on bumpstop, droop left on drivers rear.


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Very Nice the thread is starting to warm up a little.. I was getting a little worried asked for pics of people wheeling short arms and heard crickets lol..I felt those currie johnny joints in person and wow talk about well made.. Jforse you can tell the suspension doesn't look like it's at it's limit at all nice picture!! i'm on my work computer now so someo of the pictures I won't be able to see until later..not sure why some pictures just look like a white dot

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Very Nice the thread is starting to warm up a little.. I was getting a little worried asked for pics of people wheeling short arms and heard crickets lol..I felt those currie johnny joints in person and wow talk about well made.. Jforse you can tell the suspension doesn't look like it's at it's limit at all nice picture!! i'm on my work computer now so someo of the pictures I won't be able to see until later..not sure why some pictures just look like a white dot
Yes your right its not at the limit there. I'm currently adding a 1"deep UCF bellypan and LOPRO mount to get a smooth bottom and more clearance.

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Yes your right its not at the limit there. I'm currently adding a 1"deep UCF bellypan and LOPRO mount to get a smooth bottom and more clearance.
more wheelin pics!!

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Rides stiff, but still the best lift kit I've ever had. I need longer shocks, the ones I have on now are restricting my droop. These pictures were taken before I installed my JJ rear track bar.








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yeah only 2 people use their short arm kits? More flex doesn't always mean getting there I don't expect long arm flex from a short arm Kit but the question is whether or not it's just as capable

Tks for the response Motorep now lets see some pictures!!
Sorry, no pics except on Facebook. Never started a photobucket account to post pics. Guess I should get with the times...

The shot of Ironwind's rig is a good example of what the kit can do. I run an Antirock (2nd position) so I don't get quite as much flex as it's capable of providing. That will change when the Savvy stuff is added and I change a few things.

I don't shy away from the hardest stuff around here and I have no issues keeping up with any of the "normal" long arm equipped rigs. I've seen first hand long arms getting caught on rocks and getting in the way. My only limitation is the stock shovel and that will be solved soon with the Savvy TT.
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stock short control arms, 2" budget boost with front disconnected
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here's about all i can get from my sa set up.
lookin at mid arms in a few months and just
ordered a ucf high clearance tranny skid...



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