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    Went on a jeep cruise yesterday with about 30 jeeps... There was about 6 cherokees, and they all had nice lifts... Now, I guess I am wondering what the heck is up with my lift... I started with a ome 4" lift.
    3.5" leafs with 3" shackle in rear, and 2" lift coils with 3" coil spacers (this is a long story... don't ask) so after I installed my smittybilt front an rear bumper... I needed more... So I bought rubicon express 4" lift coils. I installed the 4" coils, with a 1" spacers in front... This leveled it out with rear... (stiffer coils) so I guess my question is, what the heck is wrong with my lift! If I put 2" coil spacers in front, and a block in rear, or different shackle, it still looks tiny for a 5-6" lift.... I see this re 5.5" long ARM lift kit for 2000... But I have at least that now and it just looks little compared to everyone else... I know I am only running 31" tires, and that will make it look bigger when I get 33" tires, but what the heck.... I need to see some pictures.... Anyone have the re 5.5 long arm? Pics, reviews appreciated...

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    Default Re: re 5.5 long arm

    here's a pick of my son's xj it has a 6" LA on 33"



    http://www.xjtalk.com/showthread.php...ghlight=aholic
    91 Cherokee RC 4.5 long arm lift ECTED locker in the front Lock Rite locker in the rear Warn front and rear bumpers with 8000lb Warn winch sliders Skyjacker shocks and disconects exterior paint orange/black Rinoline. Roof rack with KC lights. SADLY GONE BUT WON'T BE FORGETEN But hay there is still a XJ in the family

    97 TJ 6" Super Lift lift 2" body lift 37x13.5 tires front and rear OX lockers full roll cage custom made f/r bumpers and sliders made by AAE Customs 8000# Ramsey winch with Kevlar rope and a sound system that can make you ears bleed

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeXJ View Post
    here's a pick of my son's xj it has a 6" LA on 33"



    http://www.xjtalk.com/showthread.php...ghlight=aholic
    Is it re brand lift? Have any spacers or blocks, shackle size?

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    Default Re: re 5.5 long arm

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeXJ View Post
    here's a pick of my son's xj it has a 6" LA on 33"



    http://www.xjtalk.com/showthread.php...ghlight=aholic
    Greg in the post (link you gave) you say it's a 4.5" long arm. Is it a 4.5" or a 6"?

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    My bad it's a 6 Full Traction LA lift the orange one was a 4.5 RC LA lift
    Last edited by OrangeXJ; 07-05-2012 at 11:23 AM.
    91 Cherokee RC 4.5 long arm lift ECTED locker in the front Lock Rite locker in the rear Warn front and rear bumpers with 8000lb Warn winch sliders Skyjacker shocks and disconects exterior paint orange/black Rinoline. Roof rack with KC lights. SADLY GONE BUT WON'T BE FORGETEN But hay there is still a XJ in the family

    97 TJ 6" Super Lift lift 2" body lift 37x13.5 tires front and rear OX lockers full roll cage custom made f/r bumpers and sliders made by AAE Customs 8000# Ramsey winch with Kevlar rope and a sound system that can make you ears bleed

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeXJ View Post
    My bad it's a 6 Full Traction LA lift
    I figured it must be a 6" but I could also see how people might be confused reading the two posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nateyz2000 View Post
    Went on a jeep cruise yesterday with about 30 jeeps... There was about 6 cherokees, and they all had nice lifts... Now, I guess I am wondering what the heck is up with my lift... I started with a ome 4" lift.
    3.5" leafs with 3" shackle in rear, and 2" lift coils with 3" coil spacers (this is a long story... don't ask) so after I installed my smittybilt front an rear bumper... I needed more... So I bought rubicon express 4" lift coils. I installed the 4" coils, with a 1" spacers in front... This leveled it out with rear... (stiffer coils) so I guess my question is, what the heck is wrong with my lift! If I put 2" coil spacers in front, and a block in rear, or different shackle, it still looks tiny for a 5-6" lift.... I see this re 5.5" long ARM lift kit for 2000... But I have at least that now and it just looks little compared to everyone else... I know I am only running 31" tires, and that will make it look bigger when I get 33" tires, but what the heck.... I need to see some pictures.... Anyone have the re 5.5 long arm? Pics, reviews appreciated...

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    Hey Nate , the biggest issues with the XJ is they never look "big" AT one time mine was at 7.5" on 35's and still looked small. The long arm will not give you additional height just more articulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xj4life2 View Post
    Hey Nate , the biggest issues with the XJ is they never look "big" AT one time mine was at 7.5" on 35's and still looked small. The long arm will not give you additional height just more articulation.
    Yes, I know the long arm is for articulation, I just figured, I either have to get adjustable upper and lower control arms, so I might as well put it towards a la kit ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nateyz2000 View Post
    Is it re brand lift? Have any spacers or blocks, shackle size?

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    It is a Full Traction long arm lift. You can go on there website to get the information you need
    91 Cherokee RC 4.5 long arm lift ECTED locker in the front Lock Rite locker in the rear Warn front and rear bumpers with 8000lb Warn winch sliders Skyjacker shocks and disconects exterior paint orange/black Rinoline. Roof rack with KC lights. SADLY GONE BUT WON'T BE FORGETEN But hay there is still a XJ in the family

    97 TJ 6" Super Lift lift 2" body lift 37x13.5 tires front and rear OX lockers full roll cage custom made f/r bumpers and sliders made by AAE Customs 8000# Ramsey winch with Kevlar rope and a sound system that can make you ears bleed

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    Default Re: re 5.5 long arm

    I am running 7.5" RE springs on the front, but it measures out at 8" (See the how to section on measuring lift height.)
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    I am running 7.5" RE springs on the front, but it measures out at 8" (See the how to section on measuring lift height.)
    Pics? I just want to find a setup I like... I need... Bigger....

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    Default Re: re 5.5 long arm

    Here is one with the grandson



    And one next to 07Negative. He runs 4.5" on 33s. I am running 31s

    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Pulled fenders... Gonna cut! :-( my wife said it looks bigger (the jeep, lol), without realizing what I did...

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    Deff a big difference with flares off. I want to go tubes front and rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nateyz2000 View Post

    Pulled fenders... Gonna cut! :-( my wife said it looks bigger (the jeep, lol), without realizing what I did...

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    They do look bigger when you trim the fenders, I coulda swore mine gained 2 inches in height when I trimmed my fenders and then I parked next to Dodge Ram with 245's on it and realized it still wasnt any taller

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