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post #1 of 8 Old 11-10-2014, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Long arm vrs mid arm

I have 200 miles on my 14 2dr jk. I'm doing a build before it gets dirty... I doing a 3-1/2 in RK X-factor lift. My dilemma is the mid arm or long arm! The price diff is about 1000$ between kits, less the install. Is it worth the $ and time to install? I'm going to run 37's with flat fenders. Not daily driver, but besides the road washouts, riverbeds, blast rock, I will take road trips on hwy's to explore.
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-11-2014, 04:46 AM
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Can we start reporting these type threads? This has been answered a hundred times over.

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We can band together and not post any responses other than "UTFS," or "use the fucking search."

OP, do you know what your Jeep can do stock?

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If it can fit in your budget, the long arm in our opinion is certainly worth it...

Nothing provides better balance off-road than suspension that has no binding points.... That is of course, just our opinion...

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Thx. I'm a noob, I'll figure it out
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The Long Arm RK is an incredible off road set up. Just be aware that the $1000 price difference is just on the lift parts. You will pay 3 times as much on install and exhaust work needed. BUT if you have the cash it is the way to go!!! Our company rig has the 3.5" Long Arm coil overs

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Mid arm is a made up marketing term to make you think you are getting something special, which you are not. IF you have to ask about the differences I highly doubt you should even be considering a long arm suspension.

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Mid arm is a made up marketing term to make you think you are getting something special, which you are not. IF you have to ask about the differences I highly doubt you should even be considering a long arm suspension.
Boom... your question answered in three lines.

Honestly, go out and wheel it. I'm almost certain that the Jeep, as is, can out wheel you. What I mean is that the Jeep is capable of more than what you're willing to do.

Reading forums and doing a hypothetical build is good and bad. 8 months ago I would have told you that I planned on going with a certain brands 3.5" lift, 35's, different tires and a very particular 17" alloy wheel. Now, I'm on another brands 2.5" lift, going to different 35's (I spent all season on 33's, I did fine) and I'm a big advocate for 15" wheels, they are steel and I love em. Rather than building the Jeep all at once, I did it bits at a time. It kinda sucked but I'm glad I did, cause I know what works and what I don't need.

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