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Aaron's TJ
« on: February 20, 2012, 12:23:01 PM »
As a few of you learned Sara really wants me to get the TJ fixed... so this will be a place to start  discussion.

1.) SMike- after installing a pre-made long arm lift on a TJ.. how hard do you think it would be to make our own?  I currently have 2 brand new adjustable short arm lower links and 2 used "non-adjustable"i.e. rusted solid short arm lower links all with bushing on each end.

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Re: Aaron's TJ
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 12:34:46 PM »
im not sure i understand what your trying to ask... i thought your issue was a case install?  :)

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Re: Aaron's TJ
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 12:36:11 PM »
think he wants case and long arm install...

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Re: Aaron's TJ
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 12:38:33 PM »
doing something like what keith or nick has on the front would be way easier than trying to copy a bolt on long arm kit...

your talking money in parts before we get into labor though...

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Re: Aaron's TJ
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 12:44:25 PM »
mainly just asking is it worth(time & $) trying to build a long arm lift from scratch compared to buying one off the shelf and installing. 

I am afraid of what I am going to find once we start the case swap so I sorta want to be prepared.

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Re: Aaron's TJ
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 12:49:05 PM »
rule of thumb, anything you can find on the internet as far as bolt on lift / bumpers / sliders / is always cheaper than doing custom one off work... just how it goes. 

Free labor when working on your own rig is the only way its cheaper....

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Re: Aaron's TJ
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 01:25:43 PM »
I just did a quick price at
Rusty's TJ Wrangler Long Arm High_Clearance  Upgrade       $1,350.00   includes arms and new belly pan
Extended Brake Lines - Stainless Steel                                            $89.00    
shocks - Profender                                                                              $200.00

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Re: Aaron's TJ
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 01:57:37 PM »
I  know a guy at Profender that could work a deal on those shocks. :)

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Re: Aaron's TJ
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 01:59:29 PM »
I  know a guy at Profender that could work a deal on those shocks. :)

I sorta figured but atleast wanted to get a baseline cost without bugging you

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Re: Aaron's TJ
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 03:57:42 PM »
that kit right there is 400$ in rod ends / bushings, and about 300$ in 1/4" plate and 2x2x1/4" square