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Old 04-12-2012, 10:36 AM
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Whoops looks like your original message changed! But that sounds great. Knowing I can do it myself and it's a lot more inexpensive moves it up on the list.

What would u recommend for SYE and drive shafts? DS upgrade needed? Or does the SYE take care of that? Thanks!!
Haha ya I do that alot... leave stuff out, go back add it real quick... You will need both with a 6.5" lift. I have the Advanced Adapters SYE and a Tom Woods drive shaft... I broke my driveshaft once and he sent me a brand new on free so I have no complaints... My last jeep had a Tom Woods for almost 250,000 miles no problems haha. There are a ton of SYE kits to choose from... just IMO dont get the hack+tap... get the full kit and you will probably be better off. Up to you though. Alot of people get the hack+taps and do fine with them.
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another thing you might want to take into consideration is the IRO is a 3 link... I believe the BDS and RE are 4... you would have to read more into the pros/cons but to be honest in the mud, the long arms dont really amount to much of anything..
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another thing you might want to take into consideration is the IRO is a 3 link... I believe the BDS and RE are 4... you would have to read more into the pros/cons but to be honest in the mud, the long arms dont really amount to much of anything..
Ok that's exactly the response I was looking for. I didn't thin the LA would help to much in the mud but I want to get more into the trails so it will help in the near future. And the brake likes coated is also what I was talking about. Thanks for the advice! On point
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Are there any real problems with the RC 6.5 long arm vs. the rustys long arm?
my real question is, why is there almost a 300 dollar price gap? they look to include the same general stuff, unless im overlooking something
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Are there any real problems with the RC 6.5 long arm vs. the rustys long arm?
my real question is, why is there almost a 300 dollar price gap? they look to include the same general stuff, unless im overlooking something
Well from what I understand the RC is just a little lower quality than the rustys and apparently the RC track bar mount shears and causes DW... Someone else will have to either correct me or verify this.
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Well from what I understand the RC is just a little lower quality than the rustys and apparently the RC track bar mount shears and causes DW... Someone else will have to either correct me or verify this.
ok, thanks for that info. ill see if anyone else wants to chip in.
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Originally Posted by Ianf406
another thing you might want to take into consideration is the IRO is a 3 link... I believe the BDS and RE are 4... you would have to read more into the pros/cons but to be honest in the mud, the long arms dont really amount to much of anything..
IRO is NOT a 3 link. They are all radius arm set ups. A true 3 link is something like Clayton or Rock Krawler. And a true 4 link is what the stock set up is.
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Anyone tried the zone 4.5 kit yet?Looking for opinions/reviews.
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Anyone tried the zone 4.5 kit yet?Looking for opinions/reviews.
Get at tattookid85 on here. He's got that kit.
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Get at tattookid85 on here. He's got that kit.
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This is awesome! Thanks for all the time and effort put into this.
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with your guyses opinion what would be one of the better 2 inch lift kits to get.
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Hi,
I have a 2000 cherokee sport that I use for fire department fire police and also a DD. I would like to lift it the 8 or 8.5 inches. What would be the best kit out there between the vendors with my jeep doing 75% street and the rest just trail riding for fun? I was going to go with Rusty but I see a ton of service complaints. How good is IRO and does anyone here have there kit to talk with ? Thank you, Matt
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Why do you want to go so big?

I stuff 35's on a 6.5" (with the typical trimming).
If you want bigger tires, then what axles do have to support them?

You will gain nothing by lifting so high except a higher COG.
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If you purchase a high quality 6.5" lift from one of the metioned manufacturers, then bumping it up amother two inches would be as easy as coil spacers and longer shackles. MHO, I would steer away from a Rusty's lift unless all you do is pound the pavement.
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