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Unread 08-31-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
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lift questions , ive searched but no definite answers

ok I have a 03 rubicon , i will be lifting it soon , i have to plans of attack but not sure what to go with

rough country 3.25 lift plus 1.25 body lift and mml
and eventually replace all control arms with adjustable flex arms when finances allow
seems like a good plan to me ,I like not having a transfer case drop
but would i need a front track bar with this , cant seem to find a track far for a small lift that will fit the rubicon front dana 44, how much lateral shift would i have with this small of a lift

or the 4 inch rough country series II with the fixed control arms
eventually replace all control arms as well , and a new drive shaft to boot
I like the height of this kit , dont have to mess with a body lift (i think there ugly even at just an inch ) worried about running the fixed arms that the kit supplies in fear that they are too stiff and will damage the upper control arm mounts . my jeep actually sees trail time at least once a week so usability is important to me , although im just not able to afford the top shelf parts all at once so I gotta develop a plan and build slowly , how is the ride on this kit , are the bushings in the control arms really stiff?

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Unread 08-31-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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I'm not gonna get deep into this since much of it can be found by research and the search function. But don't waste your money on RC's old control arms. If you're going to go with a 4" kit, get the X series. Good control arms. If you want the best, go Currie or Rokmen control arms. Same with track bars--Currie. What size tire will you be running? Lastly, small body lifts are not a bad thing. They allow you to do a tummy tuck, run a MML (but are not needed for this) and run a gas tank tuck.
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Unread 08-31-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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305/70/16, cooper stts there website says 33.7 x 12 so im assuming they will be slightly larger then most 33x12.50 15's
and actually I would love to go with rokmen arms , Ideally my lift would consit of ome 2.5 hd springs ome shocks , 1 inch body lift and mml and rokmen arms and 33's but its a little pricey for my budget
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Unread 08-31-2009, 10:24 PM   #4
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Good plan. Save up and get what you want the first time. I know it's tough and you want to do it now but it will be worth the wait and $$ saving in the long run. Compile a list of everything you want to run and do it all when you can. For instance:
OME 2.5" HD springs
OME L shocks
1" bl and MML
Rokmen arms--all 8
Currie front/rear track bars
JKS front/rear sway bar links

That's a solid bunch of parts right there. You'll spend a lot less just getting what you REALLY want in the end vs. crappy stuff now and nice stuff then.
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Unread 09-01-2009, 05:45 AM   #5
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Good plan. Save up and get what you want the first time. I know it's tough and you want to do it now but it will be worth the wait and $$ saving in the long run. Compile a list of everything you want to run and do it all when you can. You'll spend a lot less just getting what you REALLY want in the end vs. crappy stuff now and nice stuff then.
^x2. I fell in to that trap myself. I got lucky and didn't end up with crappy stuff, just some stuff that I'm now going to replace at about the 5 month mark. I think that happens to alot of folks though...
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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
My build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ru...thread-792423/
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Unread 09-01-2009, 06:45 AM   #6
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Good plan. Save up and get what you want the first time. I know it's tough and you want to do it now but it will be worth the wait and $$ saving in the long run. Compile a list of everything you want to run and do it all when you can. For instance:
OME 2.5" HD springs
OME L shocks
1" bl and MML
Rokmen arms--all 8
Currie front/rear track bars
JKS front/rear sway bar links

That's a solid bunch of parts right there. You'll spend a lot less just getting what you REALLY want in the end vs. crappy stuff now and nice stuff then.
Don't go with OME L (extended) shocks unless you plan on welding shock relocators to the axle. they will ride like crap since they don't have enough uptravel. they'll act as bumpstops they will overflex offroad too, possibly causing the spring to fall out. stick with the standard length OME shocks.
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