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Old 03-05-2012, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Long arm kits

Okay, I have a question. I have the Currie 4" short arm kit on my 2006 LJ and so far I like it, but I'm looking at going to long arms in the future.
I like the height and ride as they are, so I don't want to change the springs. What I'd like to do is find some one that makes long arms and the brackets
for the frame. I want the arms to attach to the stock brackets on the axles. I'd like to avoid redoing all the axle brackets if possible.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know you very well, so I don't mean any disrespect. But...is this a serious question?
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you like the ride and height then.....why?
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What I'd like to do is find some one that makes long arms and the brackets
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you were closer these would be a great start. All you would need is to make the control arms them selves. http://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/2886780988.html
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If you like the ride and height then.....why?
Did you ever think about the fact that short arm lifts do have a tendency to "jack" more than long arm's ?
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Unless I'm missing something neither of those places has what I asked for.
Those frame brackets are made to work with their long arn kit which requires relocating the attachment points on the axles.
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This is what your looking for...

http://undercoverfab.com/long-arm-up...-wrangler.html
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Thank you, that's exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Call Eric at Staangs Fab. He can whip something up for you that'll take a serious beating.. even by pirate standards.
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Did you ever think about the fact that short arm lifts do have a tendency to "jack" more than long arm's ?
The steep angle causes that. Flatten out the arms and that disappears. There are more ways to flatten them out than just lengthening them.
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The steep angle causes that. Flatten out the arms and that disappears. There are more ways to flatten them out than just lengthening them.
Yeah, like dropping them downward from the frame or raising the attachment point on the axles ?
Lengthening the arms is much easier.
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Rubicon used to sell a long arm upgrade that would do what you are looking for.
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Yeah, like dropping them downward from the frame or raising the attachment point on the axles ?
Lengthening the arms is much easier.
If all you want is ease, then go for the bolt on long-arm kit that caters toward packaging and ease of installation over performance.....enjoy the shitty separation and even shittier clearance. My 17" lowers are at a much flatter angle than ANY long lower that retains the stock axle mounts. I gained over an inch at the frame mounts if talking about height from the ground and mounted the axle mounts to the center of the axle tubes.

I like clearance.....while it's not "easy", it took a weekend to totally redo my rear suspension mounts and build arms. Lowers are 3*, axle is still centered at full droop and I've got virtually no overhang in front of the tire.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Clayton Long Arm upgrade kit. http://claytonoffroad.com/product_in...roducts_id/355
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