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duke 2001
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I'm looking a purchasing a long arm lift for my 2000 stock xj. Was wondering the pro's and con's of going with this type of lift who has the best bang for the buck on this type of lift ? How good would the jeep handle with 33's and driving on the highway. thanks

March 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Dwight Ennis
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I have a Full Traction long arm lift on mine and I really like it after going out wheeling with some other xj's that have short arm I don't think I could own one. As far as handling I have 33's on mine with 6 inches of lift and no sway bar on front or rear and does great it just depends on how they are set up and if it is done right. If you have any other questions you can call me if you like 479-659-1432

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March 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

collinsbronco
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Long arms seem to offer more flex if installed with matching shocks, springs, and extended brake lines. If I was doing it again, I would consider long arms. 

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 2000 XJ Sport, 4 1/2 lift,Dana 30, 8.25 rear, NP231,STANO front bumper, rear bumper in progress, TJ Moab wheels, ZJ V8 steering. In the process of front hoop, tires, fender trimming.

WANTED

**ZJ rear gas tank skid, KJ Liberty rear disc brakes**

 


 

March 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

collinsbronco
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Do you have a picture of your rig yet? What are your plans for it? 

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 2000 XJ Sport, 4 1/2 lift,Dana 30, 8.25 rear, NP231,STANO front bumper, rear bumper in progress, TJ Moab wheels, ZJ V8 steering. In the process of front hoop, tires, fender trimming.

WANTED

**ZJ rear gas tank skid, KJ Liberty rear disc brakes**

 


 

March 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Flexer
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duke 2001 at March 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I'm looking a purchasing a long arm lift for my 2000 stock xj. Was wondering the pro's and con's of going with this type of lift who has the best bang for the buck on this type of lift ? How good would the jeep handle with 33's and driving on the highway. thanks

From what I've heard (and from what I believe from riding in others rigs)... the word is:

PROS:

Long arms are better for highway ride.  The lengthened arm reduces the funky suspension behavior with higher lifts

Long arms are better for off highway articulation.  The Axles will drop more freely and farther.  They also have less motion toward the center of the vehicle as they swing down...which avoids "drop steer" or "suspension steer"..

CONS

Cost and complexity of the installation.


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'94 Jeep YJ 4.0L, 35" BFGs, Atlas 2 tcase, D44 front, 14b rear, detroit front, ARB rear, 4.56 gears, Warn winch, Onboard air, some rock rash. 

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March 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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