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post #1 of 10 Old 01-02-2008, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions Needed

Have a buddy thinking about getting this lift and would like opinions good or bad.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-02-2008, 07:23 PM
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Not so good. The springs and some other components to the lift are fine. The control arms suck. They are strong, stiff and use poly bushings. They have no means to flex and will eventually start ripping the control arm mounts off. I know this from personal experience. It does come with MX6 shocks which is a plus. Would be good for a mall crawler - you really would need an adjustable front trackbar.

Have him look at this - add some good shocks and a front adjustable trackbar. These control arms have superflex joints in them on the axle end. This lift will net 4" and is very popular.
http://northridge4x4.com/proddetail.php?prod=RE-7003
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Not so good. The springs and some other components to the lift are fine. The control arms suck. They are strong, stiff and use poly bushings. They have no means to flex and will eventually start ripping the control arm mounts off. I know this from personal experience. It does come with MX6 shocks which is a plus. Would be good for a mall crawler - you really would need an adjustable front trackbar.

Have him look at this - add some good shocks and a front adjustable trackbar. These control arms have superflex joints in them on the axle end. This lift will net 4" and is very popular.
http://northridge4x4.com/proddetail.php?prod=RE-7003
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Can the control arms and adjustable front trackbar be changed out after this suspension kit is installed? Thanks for the info.

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No one else have input?
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I second the RE SF opinion. It comes with fixed front and rear LCAs. It's what I am running and I am very happy with it. It can be had for around $400 less than the price of the one you posted. I later added adjustable trackbars and front and rear adjustable UCAs.

A lot of folks suggest going with the 4.5" RE SF with the 3.5", though I've never thought to ask anyone why when I was thinking about it. Can someone answer that? I assume that it has something to do with the wheelbase, but not sure.
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Full traction 4" with adjustable uppers from Rubicon E or JKS would be the same price but better ride???????

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I don't have any experience with ProComp on a Jeep, but I have not heard very good things. I did have a ProComp on a Suburban I had and I didn't like it. When I tore it up, I went back with Superlift and was much happier.

ProComp is 4 Wheel Parts 'house brand', so they really push it. I really think your buddy would be happier with the RE. I have also heard good things about the Full Traction Chappy mentioned above.
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this is all great info


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Thanks for the input so far....it's hard to know what will work good when spending that kind of money.
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