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    Hey guys, I know this has probably been answered before. But I am going to be buying a Lift Kit when I get back from this deployment, and just trying to get a head start on the shopping dept. I have a 2006 TJ, Stock (really needs to change). I have 35" tires that are waiting to be put on, once I buy the lift of course. But I was wondering how you guys all felt about Rough Country Suspensions? I am thinking about buying the 6" Lift from them. Here is the website. http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_tj_6x.html
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    im not sure but ill ask around for you.
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    Thanks.

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    From what I understood about lifts, going that large, if you don't get a long arm kit, you're going to beat yourself to death in that thing. Your control arms are going to be emulating the front leaning rest position!
    This their kit for that application...
    http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_tj_6xla.html
    it's only a bit more spendy than what you had picked out.
    Although were I dropping that much change, I'd lean towards the Rubicon Express kit myself.
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    6 inches and up you really should go long arm suspension. Not only will it help with the wear on the joints but will give you more travel and articulation.
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    Thanks guys, Yeah I will have to go ahead with the Long Arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsjeep View Post
    Although were I dropping that much change, I'd lean towards the Rubicon Express kit myself.
    bingo, ive seen numerous RC lifts fail.

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    asked around and these are the answers i got for you:

    35s will require a good bit more than just a off the shelf lift kit. 35s are a commitment to sspend the money to resolve ALL the issues that come up, like SYE and new driveshaft, rottating pinions for correct angle, adjustable track bars to recenter the axles, axles that can survive the bigger, heavier tires, regearing, steering components that can handle the greater turning forces, etc etc etc.

    If you don't know enough to be prepared for that kind of major project, STOP... before spending any money, spend days or weeks searching for the REAL requirements. Hint: It ain't just a out of the box lift kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_Assassin View Post
    asked around and these are the answers i got for you:

    35s will require a good bit more than just a off the shelf lift kit. 35s are a commitment to sspend the money to resolve ALL the issues that come up, like SYE and new driveshaft, rottating pinions for correct angle, adjustable track bars to recenter the axles, axles that can survive the bigger, heavier tires, regearing, steering components that can handle the greater turning forces, etc etc etc.

    If you don't know enough to be prepared for that kind of major project, STOP... before spending any money, spend days or weeks searching for the REAL requirements. Hint: It ain't just a out of the box lift kit.
    x2
    Going that big will require alot of mods other than the lift kit itself. Irish assasin hit it on the spot. Gears and axles are a big must have with 35's and with a 6 inch lift, a SYE and CV driveshaft. If you can afford it, do it right the first time or you will be spending alot more fixing what should have been done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mako63 View Post
    x2
    Going that big will require alot of mods other than the lift kit itself. Irish assasin hit it on the spot. Gears and axles are a big must have with 35's and with a 6 inch lift, a SYE and CV driveshaft. If you can afford it, do it right the first time or you will be spending alot more fixing what should have been done.
    Good luck and ROCK on
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