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Long or short??
04-07-2016, 08:42 PM,
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Long or short??
Hi. Everyone!  Jason here. I'm looking forward to a summer of wheeling! It's time for some maintenance and upgrades. My old lift is getting tired and it's time to upgrade.  I'm looking for some pros and cons of long arm lifts as opposed To short arm lifts? My jeep is a 4 door jku. Let's hear some opinions. Thanks
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04-08-2016, 09:56 AM,
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RE: Long or short??
IMO Depends on your planned usage and budget Big Grin On my wife JKU, we don't really plan any real hard core stuff where maximum wheel travel is a must, tire size of 35" or max 37 with 3 to 4 inches of lift and kept our budget lower with stock length links. If you plan on high speed running, big lift or max articulation trails, the long arms will keep the link angles flatter which won't cause the "jacking" seen in short arms, like on a TJ with a 5-6" lift and will give a much better ride too Big Grin
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Old trial rig-('06 Rubicon, long arm, 39.5" Iroks, RCV's front-alloy rears and a 6hp Warn 8274) -  sold to a good friend  Big Grin
New trail rig - '06 Taco Crew, bobbed, locked, on 37"
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04-08-2016, 05:01 PM,
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RE: Long or short??
I have a short are now. It has served me well. I'm running 35" tires with no plans to go bigger then 37". I am a moderate wheeler. Not big into the mud scene. More like the grande cashe scene.
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04-08-2016, 05:12 PM,
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RE: Long or short??
If the money tree stops bye my house, I'd go with this; Big Grin

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I know, I just finished saying "short arms are the greatest" but... Big Grin
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04-08-2016, 09:30 PM,
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RE: Long or short??
Yup that's nice !!
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04-09-2016, 10:02 PM,
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RE: Long or short??
I always say long arms are the way to go. I am not happy with how short the front links on my buggy have mocked up so I quit building it until I can figure it out.
Long arms on my LJ made a huge difference, but I hear the JK arms are fairly long to begin with.
It would be tough to spend money on anything like this considering the economy though.
Don't get too carried away, I'm sure your Jeep wheels just fine.

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04-16-2016, 08:05 PM,
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RE: Long or short??
Negatives to long arms... Price and work to install. Many positives.

BUT... I ran 5" of lift with 40's and short arms and never had a problem. As long as your arms are adjustable, you'll be just fine.
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