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post #1 of 36 Old 09-02-2011, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Long Arm Suspension

I am going to be putting a lift on a TJ and have been leaning toward a long arm suspension kit such as the RE 5.5. Does anyone have this type of set up? How do you like it?

I am planning on running 35's, should I go with the 5.5 or the 4.5? Can anyone post picks of how theirs sits with this lift?

Essentially, I want a system that will not hold me back when off-road, but will behave well on the road. Feedback please.

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post #2 of 36 Old 09-02-2011, 09:46 AM
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post #3 of 36 Old 09-02-2011, 09:55 AM
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Why do you think you need a long arm set up?

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TeraFlex, Rough Country, Clayton, all companys that make decent or good long arm kits.
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I am beginning to pull together plans for a build that is going to consist of an LS swap, Dana 60's and want to have a suspension set up that will handle the added horsepower and allow me to tackle any obstacle I put in front of it. I also plan on being able to drive the jeep on the road, which is why I posed the question of how the lift handles on and off road. I guess I am just looking for some input from others with this or other lifts of how they perform.
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post #6 of 36 Old 09-02-2011, 11:09 AM
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My RE long arm is an excellent kit and very HD. The road manners alone are worth the money to me. I routinely drive mine 5+ hrs and wheel it hard and drive it home. Plenty of pics in my gallery of it. Overall a decent kit.

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Also look at the Undercover Fab long arm upgrade. I was planning on getting it until I sold my TJ
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I have the re 3.5" sa kit and can't speak for the la, but my sa lift has served me well and I have no regrets with having bought it. I have a 5.9l v8 in my tj and have nothing bad to say about the lift with my v8. Some don't like re but to be honest it's a better lift then 90% of the people here will ever need or use to it's fullest potential. If you go la you will want the 4.5" and a 1" body lift, or the 5.5" and no body lift for 35" tires. However with the v8 swap a 1" bl may be needed anyway. Most who knock re have never owned one and because they aren't the latest, or next best thing they don't get suggested very often anymore.
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I run 4in terra springs with my RE longarms and I fit 37s, but I also have a 1in body lift. I still have decent uptravel with this setup, and have no issues with interstate driving either.

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post #10 of 36 Old 09-02-2011, 02:31 PM
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I run the 4" Rough County Long Arm, no complaints at all, flexes great, rides great on the road, and I didn't listen to the knuckleheads on here and spend $9,000 for a short arm lift kit that wont even go over a speed bump and is a foot off the ground. Do what your BUDGET allows. Enjoy.

- And you can save all the hater reply's, no one cares that you run 39s on 2" of lift and can crawl over a dump truck.
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I run the 4" Rough County Long Arm, no complaints at all, flexes great, rides great on the road, and I didn't listen to the knuckleheads on here and spend $9,000 for a short arm lift kit that wont even go over a speed bump and is a foot off the ground. Do what your BUDGET allows. Enjoy.

- And you can save all the hater reply's, no one cares that you run 39s on 2" of lift and can crawl over a dump truck.
9000$, right.

And you talk about flex, and those are the pics you choose?

Stock control arms, not even fully drooped.

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For the 1k you spend on an RC lift you could get currie/rokmen/savvy arm that give you stupid flex.

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9000$, right.

And you talk about flex, and those are the pics you choose?

Stock control arms, not even fully drooped.

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For the 1k you spend on an RC lift you could get currie/rokmen/savvy arm that give you stupid flex.
Right, because unless you have savvy, rokmen, or currie, your jeep cant compete with any one else.
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I run the 4" Rough County Long Arm, no complaints at all, flexes great, rides great on the road, and I didn't listen to the knuckleheads on here and spend $9,000 for a short arm lift kit that wont even go over a speed bump and is a foot off the ground. Do what your BUDGET allows. Enjoy.
All this^^^

Coming from someone that post a flex picture trying to back up that rc long arms flex greatt and he still has the stock sway bar hooked up

Next time you talk smack on a short arm atleast TRY to give me something to compete against




4in front springs with RE arms and ome shocks, rear has 2in springs on budget boost shocks and stock control arms

And notice all tires are in contact with the ground

And I thought short arms and stock arms did not flex

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And you can save all the hater reply's, no one cares that you run 39s on 2" of lift and can crawl over a dump truck.
Your just jealous that you can't run 39's on 2" of lift and crawl over a dump truck

P.s. Telling us to save the hater comments..
Only makes us want to reply even more haha

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