Re: Whats the deal with the long arm TJ suspension kit?
The long arms and flat skid plate look really cool. I had often wondered if I could have the frame brakets moved to let me use longer arms. On the other side of it, I'm not sure if they could have improved the offroad ability of their orignal 4.5 kit (which I have and love) that much more to make it worth spending that much money. The price of that thing was like $3 grand right? Then if the justification would come from increased on road handling (which I wouldn't mind since even though I love their old kit, it can get a bit rough) I would hope that they did at least some on road safety testing. I mean like how it holds up after repeated hard braking situations. The kit looks like it does causes some pretty signifigant departures from the loading of the frame and who knows what else, that the orignal designers might not have planned for. Once a lot of poeple install it and drive on it for a while, and most agree that it is a great upgrade, then maybe I'll think about it. Some of these suspension kits are getting pretty wild though, super long arms, leaf springs to coil springs and all. Pretty soon you'll be able to buy a kit that turns your Jeep into one of those crazy super custom rock buggies that I see in the magazines.