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Old 10-22-2009, 05:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TJ long arm rough country kit?

Whats wrong with this kit? why is it so cheap?
if springs are bad or shocks those can both be replaced with RE springs and some different shocks rather cheap. Is it a solid long arm setup?
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is an entry level longarm lift kit that can be easily bolted on by a weekend mechanic. No special tools are required. That's what make it "cheap". Don't believe for a minute that it is a top of the line product. Will it get the job done? Probably, but you won't see it in comps.
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what makes it different than like RE kit?
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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making LCA location on axles make that much of a differance ?
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've got their short arm on my Jeep right now, soon to be replaced, it SUCKS.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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which short arm kit?
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Answrd your own question ''why is it so cheap'' It would be a good kit for a DD or weekend go geter but ti take out and abuse it would not be recommended.
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mostly a DD that i like to hit some trails and have fun crawling where ever i can find.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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rough country

dont waste your money unless u wanna do it twice. save the cash for RE. i know NO ONE who has been happy with rough country, including myself, which is why im soa now.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Rough country can't match their shocks to their springs. My friend and I both bought RC lifts and my rear shocks bottom out every time I hit a bump, they sent me new ones and their only 1/2" smaller. Doesn't fix my problem. My friend put in a 4" yj lift with their shackle reversal that was suposed to add only an additional inch of lift and he has his front shocks all the way open to get them on. Rough country told him he'd have to have 9" of lift for that to happen. WTF rough country?
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BTT. sounds like the 2 guys unhappy were YJ guys. back to the Question on the specifics. whats wrong with the long arm kit?
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_tj_6xla.html
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BTT. sounds like the 2 guys unhappy were YJ guys. back to the Question on the specifics. whats wrong with the long arm kit?
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_tj_6xla.html
This is a decent entry level suspension. It'll give a better ride than short arms at 6" of lift. It won't be an articulation monster. It'll have some uncomfortable characteristics when climbing and off camber.
will it mall crawl, sure.
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it's a decent entry level kit. the shocks are better than the standard oil filled ones but they aren't anything special.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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sounds perfect for my Dad. he has never wheeled to our standards. he is looking for something to add to his TJ to make it so he can drive into the AZ desert of Lake Havasu.
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i've had the rough country 4" long arm on my tj for about 3 months and so far it works great for the money. Ive taken my tj to Morris Mountain and Superlift and run level 3 & 4 trails with no problem. The only problem i have had is my trac bar in the back rubs my gas tank skid, but i am about to convert it to 4 link any way. the ride is pretty good in my opinion but a jeep isn't suppose to be a luxury driver to me. I also had to do a lot of adjusting on the control arm lengths because the specified lengths in the directions were way off
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