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post #1 of 9 Old 02-10-2012, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Rubicon Express 3.5" long arm

Been out of the loop for a while. Did a search 7 pages deep.
Anyway what's the word? I had a 5.5" long arm on my '02 TJ and it was awesome. Just bought a '12 4 dr rubi and I've got the itch to lift her up and get some 35's under her.

So let's here some reviews or if possible hook me up wih some intraweb links.

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-10-2012, 10:19 PM
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i love mine!!! it's been under my rubi for about 3 years now, and had no issues whatsoever, you won't regret it!

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Dr. Dirty has the RE long arm here is his coilover install thread

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45070
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JK's are a long way away from TJ's... JK's can put 35's under 2.5" of lift. The need for a long arm system really does not come into play until you are above 4" of lift. If it is a "want" thing, then by all means get a long arm system, but if you are relating it back to your old TJ, then you might want to look a little more closely at your needs. The JK world is completely different than the TJ world.

If you have any questions on our Rock Krawler Products, Let us Know!

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JK's are a long way away from TJ's... JK's can put 35's under 2.5" of lift. The need for a long arm system really does not come into play until you are above 4" of lift. If it is a "want" thing, then by all means get a long arm system, but if you are relating it back to your old TJ, then you might want to look a little more closely at your needs. The JK world is completely different than the TJ world.

If you have any questions on our Rock Krawler Products, Let us Know!

If you even just want to discuss options and needs, feel free to give us a shout!

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Don't want to Hijack this thread but can you help me out a little? I'm stuck between your 3.5'' max travel and Clayton 3.5'' premium. I know there both good lifts but why would you say yours is better? What else should I be looking to buy along with your 3.5 max travel? Feel free to PM me if you don't want to hijack this thread with me.
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Our 3.5" premium kit is very popular. A long arm kit makes a huge difference on a TJ with 4+ inches. But on a JK the arms are longer, wheel wells bigger, so a 3.5" short arm kit rides awesome, and does not require cutting and going to a long arm. A quality long arm will gain you some benefits, but its benefits are not as clear until you get to a taller lift height.

http://claytonoffroad.com/index.php/cPath/15_22

Check out the site, give us a call, or email us any questions you may have.

Our 2012 JK long arm cross member is probably a month or 2 out at this time.

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Don't want to Hijack this thread but can you help me out a little? I'm stuck between your 3.5'' max travel and Clayton 3.5'' premium. I know there both good lifts but why would you say yours is better? What else should I be looking to buy along with your 3.5 max travel? Feel free to PM me if you don't want to hijack this thread with me.
Well I would recommend the 3.5" premium kit. :-)

Give us a call, or email us and I can go over all the details, and answer any questions you may have.

We have a few options so if you let me know what type of use your JK will see, i can make some better recommendations.

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post #8 of 9 Old 02-22-2012, 08:37 AM
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For 35's you have a ton of options. Even our 2.5" Max Travel nicely fits 35's. It really is up to you and the look you are going for.

The Clayton 3.5" Premium System and our Rock Krawler 3.5" Max. Travel System are both quality systems.

Some of the major differences that we are seeing are as follows;

- Our 3.5" Max. Travel System includes a high steer conversion.

- All of our Mid Arm systems include "high clearance" lower control arms

- All of our Mid Arm systems include front sway bar disconnects and rear sway bar end links..

- Our 3.5" Max. Travel System includes a double adjustable rear track bar. The Clayton System's leave this out as an optional piece.

- All of our 3.5" Systems include long travel progressive rate front coils.

- We do sell our bump stops seperately and Clayton puts them into the system. We sell the seperately so we can taylor the bump stop heights to your wheel, tire, fender, lift height, and shock combination.

The Clayton 3.5" Premium System compares more closely to our 3.5" X Factor Mid Arm System, but even on that system we provide you with the sway bar disconnects, rear links and double adjustable rear track bar....

RK

If you have any questions regarding our products or just want to talk Jeep feel free to give us a shout... Good Luck with your builds guys.
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post #9 of 9 Old 02-23-2012, 05:43 AM
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I've delt with too many Jeeps with too many Rubicon Express problems. The radius arm setup is over rated eats bushings if you use it.
I've taken two RE kits off JKs and replaced them with RK lifts and the customers say they handle much better, I have one scheduled in two weeks to do the same thing to.....check out the RK stuff, if you need some great deals shoot me a PM.
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