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    Default Who makes a good suspension lift?

    I am trying to buy a 6 in long arm lift for my '05 LJ Rubi and am wondering who is a good manufacturer? I would perfer something w/o welding but if there are good ones out there that require welding I'll consider.
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    Why do you want a 6" long arm? what size tires are you going to install? What type of wheeling do you plan to do with the Jeep?

    All important when deciding on which lift to buy.
    05 LJ Unlimited Rubicon. RE 3.5" short arm lift. 1" body and motor mount lift. 35" BFG M/T KMII's. 5.13 gears. Skid row and Jeep Medic belly up skid plates. Rokmen and Jeeperman bumpers. PSC rockers and full corners. Line X'd interior. Warn 9.5ti. Dual batteries. Dual tops. Snorkel. Full and half doors.

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    There are as many answers to that question as there are lift kits. A few that I would consider are Clayton, Rubicon Express and AEV (nth Degree). My question is why go 6 inches. Seems like overkill to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepinSoldier View Post
    Why do you want a 6" long arm? what size tires are you going to install? What type of wheeling do you plan to do with the Jeep?

    All important when deciding on which lift to buy.
    I want to eventually go to 35's. Not mention, I would rather spend the money on a lift once instead of buy one and later buy something bigger. I would rather do it all in suspension than do any body lift. The steel they built tubs out of these days is bound to fail in time with a body lift.
    2005 Rubicon Unlimited
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    Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier
    Fuel Tank Skid
    33" Tires on 15 x 10's
    6" Long Arm Lift
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    I currently run and OME kit (Net 2 1/2 in. maybe?) and a 1 1/4 in. body lift and run 34 inch Truxus with no problem. I'm planning on highlining it and I should be able to run 37's.

    I have no problems with the body lift. Combined with a MM lift it will help realign your drive train from the suspension lift which will prevent/minimize vibrations. It will also add clearance for your TC allowing you to use a high clearance TC Skid. It also allowed me to use a high clearance gas skid gaining me about an inch there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsargent View Post
    I currently run and OME kit (Net 2 1/2 in. maybe?) and a 1 1/4 in. body lift and run 34 inch Truxus with no problem. I'm planning on highlining it and I should be able to run 37's.

    I have no problems with the body lift. Combined with a MM lift it will help realign your drive train from the suspension lift which will prevent/minimize vibrations. It will also add clearance for your TC allowing you to use a high clearance TC Skid. It also allowed me to use a high clearance gas skid gaining me about an inch there.
    I am not trying to down body lifts. It is just my 2 cents worth. If you like them go for it, it is just not for me. I just like lots of suspension. Any Ideas? I was think full-traction. Any one have any expierence with them?
    2005 Rubicon Unlimited
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    I have a 4" Rock Krawler long arm and 1" body lift. I also have flat fenders and clear 35s with plenty of room. If you want to see I can post a pic for you. You want to keep a low center of gravity. All my arms are solid and only drilled and tapped far enough to fit the joints on. Some lifts use hollow arms and can be bent if hit hard. I use mine like sliders. Clayton makes a decent setup as well. AEV would have to have done some serious reconfiguring for me to use their lift. It is like a thousand piece jigsaw. We have a guy running it on his LJ. You want to do it once and do it right. Research research research. I looked for over a year at lifts before I decided. That includes watching other Heeps on the trails. I want one that was damn near bullet proof.
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    I researched Full Traction for an eventual upgrade and they make a completely hard-core weld-free 6" long arm kit. They claim it will fit 35s, but I know for a fact it will fit 36s with no rubbing. It's kind of pricey but it's very good quality.
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    Go Clayton, His arms are square and help getting over rocks. I've only seen one person bend one of Claytons arms and Clayton replaced it. It was our club (NJJC) president.
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