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post #1 of 6 Old 01-09-2012, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Mid Arm or Long Arm?

So I ordered the Rock Krawler 3.5 XFactor Pro Mid Arm lift kit but it has not shipped yet. I am now thinking of changing it to the Long Arm kit but can't decide. I need some advice here. I know it cost more for the Long Arm lift and for the installation. I would like to know if the ride quality is that much better than the Mid Arm Kit. Im installing it on a 4 door Rubicon. I've heard on a 4 door the mid arm and long arm ride the same. Is this true? Thanks for any help.
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I think something you really need to consider is if you upgrade to LA, you will be cutting off lots of factory brackets and mid arm is completely bolt on where as RK long arm is weld on.

You also start getting into 3 link vs. 4 link if you stick with RK.

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I think something you really need to consider is if you upgrade to LA, you will be cutting off lots of factory brackets and mid arm is completely bolt on where as RK long arm is weld on.

You also start getting into 3 link vs. 4 link if you stick with RK.
Yes I understand that. Just trying to find out if the ride is that much better and worth doing all the extra work.
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I just put the 3.5" X Factor MidArm kit on and it rides/handles great!

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I'll point you to this thread it may help.
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64635

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I'm currently running both long arm in the rear and mid arm in the front. The rear does feel a little better going down the road. But honestly there's not that much of a difference. Guess cause its a 4 door.
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