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Unread 10-04-2014, 09:51 AM   #1
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4" vs 6" lift

I've tried finding answers as to what the pros/cons are to running a 4" vs 6" lift and haven't turned up anything the swayed me one way or the other.

Looking at long arm systems with 35's. Looking for more of a do it all rather then a specialized system, and yes it will be driven on the street seasonally.

I already have a 6" Rough Country Long arm system now, but I'm going to be swapping out the springs and shocks for something better. I was considering Rancho 9000's for the shocks, not sure on springs yet.

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Unread 10-04-2014, 09:54 AM   #2
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For 35's, I'd run a 4" suspension lift with a 1" body lift. You don't need 6" for 35's and besides, you'll get a lower COG with the 4" SL and 1" BL. Rancho's R9000 shocks are good and I ran a set for a few years but I got tired of feeling the urge to adjust them all the time. I'm happier with my present OME Nitrochargers which do very well in every condition my TJ is ever in.
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Unread 10-04-2014, 10:12 AM   #3
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X2 I agree with Jerry, you could do a MM lift and TT with that set up as well.
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Unread 10-04-2014, 10:57 AM   #4
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Jerry, what coil springs would you suggest? LCOG sounds nice considering I feel sketchy when off camber. I was also thinking a anti-rock sway bar might help with body roll off camber
I also already purchased the 1.25" BL with MML and high skid, thanks for those suggestions. SYE+DS
I bought the RC lift before I really got a chance to research it; from what I've read most people dont like it, and mainly for the shocks/springs.
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Unread 10-04-2014, 10:59 AM   #5
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It's real hard to beat Currie's 4" springs. I'd contact Gerald at Savvy Offroad who knows how to determine the best spring rate model of Currie's 4" springs to go for. www.savvyoffroad.com. He can also hook you up with Currie's Antirock which is one of the best upgrades I've ever done to my TJ.
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Unread 10-04-2014, 12:44 PM   #6
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IMO 6" lift is just too tall for a stock wheel based tj on 35's. I to have a 4" and a 1" BL and thats PLENTY tall. Unless you run 37's and have stretched it, stay 4". Even with 37's and a stretch I would stay 4" and run highline stuff.
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Unread 10-05-2014, 07:59 PM   #7
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Also agree with Jerry. Unless you're doing 40's, there's no need for 6". Do the 4" suspension and 1" body and get some flat fenders.
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Unread 10-05-2014, 09:15 PM   #8
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I run 4" Currie springs with Bilstein 5100s and Metal Cloak control arms which is a setup that I would recommend to anyone. I am only on 33s for now though.
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a 4" will give you plenty of articulation
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Unread 10-06-2014, 05:48 AM   #10
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Had the RC 2.5 Long arm on mine, upgraded Springs to RE 4.5" and shocks to bilsteins, added adjustable rear TB. Bit of work to adjust the uppers and lower control arms but I am happy now with the 4 inch lift.
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I run 4" Currie springs with Bilstein 5100s and Metal Cloak control arms which is a setup that I would recommend to anyone. I am only on 33s for now though.
I ha e tje exact same setup except 3in springs and a 1.25 in body lift to fit 33s. Rides pretty awesome
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Unread 10-06-2014, 08:04 AM   #12
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Had the RC 2.5 Long arm on mine, upgraded Springs to RE 4.5" and shocks to bilsteins, added adjustable rear TB. Bit of work to adjust the uppers and lower control arms but I am happy now with the 4 inch lift.
I would not suggest a rc longarm to anyone.
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If you go with Currie, buy direct from them, best prices and better customer service. Plus they don't make you pay return shipping if they screw up.
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I would not suggest a rc longarm to anyone.
Care to elaborate?
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Rough Country is just a low quality suspension. The springs sag, the joints wear out, and the shocks ride terrible.
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