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Unread 03-19-2010, 10:39 PM   #31
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There web site does no Justice for the size of the JJ on these ROKMEN lower control arms. I was going to buy Currie But I decided to get a set of these I put these on last Wednesday along with there uppers. They are great quality. Sean says it is the exact arms they run on the Freak. I would recommend saving your coin and getting a set of these.




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Unread 03-19-2010, 10:42 PM   #32
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put it on my jeep? I'd have to buy a spare to keep inside for thwackin people... call it the ugly stick...cuz after you got hit with it...youz ugly
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Unread 03-20-2010, 12:18 AM   #33
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RC 2.5" coils and shocks, RK 4 link rear setup, Currie arms everywhere else. Not gonna get much flexier than this on short arms.







But the inherent annoyance of short arms--wheelbase loss due to the small radial arc the arms travel in--
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Unread 03-20-2010, 12:31 AM   #34
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How 'bout some stock arms . . . .


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Unread 03-20-2010, 11:53 AM   #35
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Imped very nice setup.. it's hard to tell who has the most flex in this thread.. Really for the budget lifts and I mean that in the most endearing sense of the word.. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a rig that out performs these Jeeps off road. Feelin pretty solid about the short arm choice
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Unread 03-20-2010, 05:28 PM   #36
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cant discount the short arm set up. very
capable. those arms up a few posts are

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Unread 03-20-2010, 06:22 PM   #37
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Heck yeah I think more short arm folks should post up and picture whore a little it's a good thing in this section
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Unread 03-20-2010, 11:10 PM   #38
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I think short arms kits are just as good offroad if not better in some situations. The only advantage of long arms I see is a better ride on the road. I never seem to have my camera with me when I'm actually wheelin but here are some poser pics.






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Unread 03-21-2010, 03:57 PM   #39
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lmao Jeeping where being a poser is praised!! lol VERY nice kit and really it's looking like these short arm Kits really are just incredible with what your jeeps are doing.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 06:03 AM   #40
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bump for some more short arm action !!!
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Unread 03-22-2010, 10:11 AM   #41
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anyone running clayton SAs? thats what im thining about getting because of there no hassle returns and good rep.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 11:44 AM   #42
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The only advantage of long arms I see is a better ride on the road.
Believe me, longer arms have many more advantages than that.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 12:59 PM   #43
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Imped you plan on running long arms eventually?

I will say I've seen pictures granted I'm more web wheeler than rock crawling specialist when it comes to the rock crawling aspect.. I have seen pictures where it seemed the articulation was so much that the tire created obstacles for itself by dropping own between rocks and into holes that otherwise just a proper angle might have gotten it through. Someone feel free to educate me on that.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 01:05 PM   #44
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Short arms do great for most things. I'm still very happy with mine. But a GOOD long arm system can be invaluable on the HARD stuff, which is what I'm starting to get into and what I want to be able to do well without flopping. I can walk through 90% of the stuff at the Badlands but it's that 10% of hard stuff that really interests me. And when I say GOOD, I don't mean bolt on RE, BDS, etc. stuff. I mean the Poly Perf, Clayton, TNT stuff. Those kits actually require you to think and do a bit of work. A totally custom setup also interests me but I need to get better at welding and fabbing first. And sure, some of the long arm "kits" hang down pretty low. Go with a crossmember-mounted long link setup and you have virtually nothing hanging below the skid plate, including the frame mounts for the lowers. That's when stuff gets really sexy. And once you personally see the advantages that a well-designed long arm setup have--virtually no wheelbase loss, tons of droop, and much better stability--you will want to upgrade no matter how nice your short arm setup is. So to answer your question, yes I will go with LA's in the future. Once I have my next set of axles at my side, then I will start the decision on what to do. If I could decide right now, it would be Ford 60's, the Clayton double triangulated 7" stretch kit or Poly 4 link rear/3 link with panhard front, RCI fuel cell, and 40" MTR's, among many other things. Axles have to come first.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 03:18 PM   #45
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I just did a quick mental thought of what the bill on that build will be.. I vote Imped TJ of the Month January 2040!!! lol jk yeah and I've even gone over to the fab forum and started reading through the basics. I want to buy a cheap welder I can use at home. i've done welding in shops in the past.. Nothing professional gas and stick welding.. Going to start off by playing around with roll cages.

But really for the price.. it sounds like these short arms will out do or at least keep pace with sub 3k dollar long arm set ups. Assuming good progressive spring rate, solid johnny or flex type joints and the right track bar mounts etc.

What do you think the difference between 2 short arm set ups? Is the biggest difference in the control arms or in the track bar and shocks?
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