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Well, the JK is gone and traded for an 06 LJ Rubicon. 6 speed white with black, dual tops, 19k miles, bone stock, and quite the virgin jeep. I'm going straight to a long arm but can't decide which kit. I'm doing the install so don't want anything overly complex to install, like teraflex. For my needs/wants I've narrowed it down, if you can call it that.

AEV 6"
RE 5.5" tri link
Clayton 5.5" with the good belly pan, not the stocker (must use body and mm lift)
TNT customs 5.5" (must use body and mm lift for high clearance belly)

The RE is a killer deal from 4x4 groupbuy because they apparently sell them by the dozens. ~$3000 with a driveshaft from tom woods and free shippipng.
AEV seems great, maybe a little complicated and pricey
Clayton and TNT both are nice but a little pricey. I so confused!!
 

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Where do you live? If near Connecticut, you can stop by the Clayton shop.
 

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They are the closest one to me, but not that close. WV
 

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At least, your tried here first but, give these knowledgeable guys and gals a few minutes before you look elsewhere. Five minutes, is a little on the short side to have these folks help you out.

Steve98 said:
Well, the JK is gone and traded for an 06 LJ Rubicon. 6 speed white with black, dual tops, 19k miles, bone stock, and quite the virgin jeep. I'm going straight to a long arm but can't decide which kit. I'm doing the install so don't want anything overly complex to install, like teraflex. For my needs/wants I've narrowed it down, if you can call it that.

AEV 6"
RE 5.5" tri link
Clayton 5.5" with the good belly pan, not the stocker (must use body and mm lift)
TNT customs 5.5" (must use body and mm lift for high clearance belly)

The RE is a killer deal from 4x4 groupbuy because they apparently sell them by the dozens. ~$3000 with a driveshaft from tom woods and free shippipng.
AEV seems great, maybe a little complicated and pricey
Clayton and TNT both are nice but a little pricey. I so confused!!
 

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IMHO Clayton! i have had both RE long arm and now Clayton. its hard to beet his set up unless you do something custom (life time guarantee on his control arms). If I where in your shoes I would go Clayton long arm with 3 link front set up with Clayton belly pan and engine skid all around wicked set up to me one of the best kits out there
 

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Besides fully custom, I would go with the PolyPerformance long arm kit or the Clayton kit that Murphy mentioned. However, I would seriously look into the Savvy Under Armor as a skid plate. It's 66lb of HIGH clearance skid plate.
 

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I recently installed the Rock Krawler 5.5" Long Arm Kit on my LJ and it is unreal! Great on the road. Flexed awesome offoad. It is well designed and very strong. I wanted something that had little chance of breaking. I researched for 6 months prior to buying the kit and it has been installed for 2 1/2 months. Very happy with it.
 

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o6_lj_rubicon said:
murphy is the man to talk to on his set up which is just amazing i think im gona do the same as his on my lj so murphy i will be bugging the piss out of you when i start lol
here is his beautiful set up
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=71727

Wow, thats some equally impressive work and outcome. My friends and I don't have those kind of fab skills or the patience to do it all. I'm relying on others to do the welding so.....you know how that goes.

Does clayton offer a 3 link setup, or do you just have to use Poly or genright brackets?

bkezstreet, did you go with the 3 or 4 link front or 3 link only?
 

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yes Clayton offers a front 3 link
http://claytonoffroad.com/index.php?cPath=17_125
if your paying some to do it then get what you want it will be there nightmare, but you need to over see the project if your paying ,get what you want.(thats the one good thing about doing it yourself while it may be daunting but you will get very intimate with your rig and wont be prone to short cuts, set it up the way you want not how someone else thinks it should be)
poly and genright make some wicked components as well. there is imo no con to any of the three set ups I probably would have went with either or but I already retro fitted my suspension from RE to clayton so there was no way I was gonna do a full swap out to poly or genright .
but like Philip said a poly or genright set up with some savvy under armor would be a excellent choice.
again do a tone of research find exactly what you want and piece it together. I'll tell you from experience I'm on my 4th and final lift wasted a ton of money in the beginning on substandard ****, and now 6 years and god knows how much money latter I'm finally happy with my set up --- well almost :lildevil:
 

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o6_lj_rubicon said:
murphy is the man to talk to on his set up which is just amazing i think im gona do the same as his on my lj so murphy i will be bugging the piss out of you when i start lol
here is his beautiful set up
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=71727
no worries pm me let me know what u need
hijack over
 

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bkezstreet said:
I recently installed the Rock Krawler 5.5" Long Arm Kit on my LJ and it is unreal! Great on the road. Flexed awesome offoad. It is well designed and very strong. I wanted something that had little chance of breaking. I researched for 6 months prior to buying the kit and it has been installed for 2 1/2 months. Very happy with it.

Do you have any good pics of your rig from the side, or showing the underside? I was looking for decent size pics showing the clearance of the pan and arms.
 

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I think the poly or genright kits would be the ticket.

Really depends on your budget and how much welding you want to have done.

RE, AEV, TNT, little to no welding
Poly, Genright, Clayton, quite a bit of welding.
 

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Love my Nth (AEV) and no quams about putting it on.
 

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Run Nth Degree, not happy with the stinger setup and AEV's customer service is to be desired... small misc. parts need replacing often but I live in Tahoe and winter drive my rig so the lift gets overhauled every two years (or so seems to be the trend).

For my next build I'm looking at Clayton and Teraflex, both are not easy kits to install but you only do this once right?

Goodluck on the build! :fadein:
 

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Got a smoking deal on my RE LA, otherwise I would have the clayton. :D
 
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