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    Default Short-arm flex pics

    Show me pics of your rigs flexed up to convince me that I don't need to jump on the long-arm band wagon and that RE drop brackets will do just fine.

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    No problem. Hows that, you DONT need long arms. I am at 7.5 in of lift and flex JUST FINE with the RE drop brackets.



    Hows that? Who needs long arms anyways?
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    Check my sig.

    And here is one.. I can't say u don't need long arm.. I just think is a softer ride when u have long arms.

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    Not totally satisfied by my rear flex, but:






    I am using Rusty's 4.5" kit, which gave me a total of almost 6" front and rear (with some mods, check the signature).

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    RE 5.5" XD kit, 35" MTR's.




    Short arms or long-arms, they're only going to flex as well as the shocks or anything else that limits travel will let them,
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    sorry not a big rig but I like the flex


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    Skyjacker Coils.......Rusty's arms................. can you say flex......!!!!!

    Stay Short Arm.......if it aint broke dont fix it!!





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    Rusty's 4.5" coils, Tomken fixed arms for thier 4" lift, 33" Swampers, it werks.
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    you don't even need teh RE drop brackets...I ran 6.5" of lift for years without any...ran RE adj. uppers and lowers...tires are 33x9.5 XT

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    with revolvers in the rear ..correct shocks....etc I ended up with around 20" of travel up front and around the same in the rear...and still drove the highway @ 80 with the ac on
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    RE 5.5" and 34" LTB's werks good too...
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    -=- originally posted by Jason, aka: Jeepin.com -=-
    RE 5.5" XD kit, 35" MTR's.


    Short arms or long-arms, they're only going to flex as well as the shocks or anything else that limits travel will let them,

    if you get cheap arms with all poly bushings the don't flex for crap i've seen it.

    jason , do you think you would flex nearly as with without the drop bracket or does that just put the axle back in the right spot and provide a softer ride.
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    I love the JKS LCA's. Quiet and flexy.
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    -=- originally posted by peteyxj -=-
    jason , do you think you would flex nearly as with without the drop bracket or does that just put the axle back in the right spot and provide a softer ride.
    It would probably flex just about as well, again the real limiting factor, assuming you're using articulating arms, will be the shocks. The real improvement is ride and handling and more vertical movement of the tires while flexxing.

    Here are two old pics of my rig with about the same amount of lift, RE LCA's, no drop brackets, and 33's. As you can see, it still flexxed pretty well even without the DB's.

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    here are 2 old pics
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    I don't have any that are taken so I thought I would throw in vintagespeeds from naxja on here as he has great flex---------
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    6" (modified 4.5" RE lift, NO DROP brackets) with johnny joint ends on the unibody (upper and lower arms).

    Jason's right on on the long vs. short and the shock length.

    I just fabbed mine up to look like this with no real loss in clearance from a drop bracket. I do get a little more dive on braking, but it's not that bad. If I did it again, I'd drop the mounts below the centerline of the axle and bet it would behave very similar to how it did with the stock D30 bracket.





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    Here's mine at about 6.5" lift and stock arms with 35's.
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    First pic is with my new axles and rims and tires so no offroad flex pics yet.






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