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Francesco
December 6th, 2017, 11:46
Edit: I'm talking about the skyjacker mid arm. sorry!! Hey everyone, recently completed a Dana 44 swap into my MJ - I'll take some pics and upload them if anyone would like to see. However, I would like some longer control arms and was wondering if anyone had heard any negatives on this kit? I'm not sure about anything of it really, how long the arms are, etc. I'm not really into the long arm kits, and would prefer short arms, but I was thinking about drop brackets, but then saw these kits. Does anyone have one that they would sell, or at least give measurements off of so I can start looking?
Thanks

smokeyyank
December 6th, 2017, 14:04
Heck yes, upload away!

Are you talking about this? Looks like glorified drop brackets for a ton of cash.....

https://skyjacker.com/shop/suspension-lift-kit/jc455rr2ks-h/#configuration

For that money, I'd go long arms and definitely not Skyjacker.

Personally I wouldn't go drop brackets for a rig that I wheel. It's not that they are terrible but I'd rather have a solid 3 link. Pavement princess drop brackets are more than fine.

Really depends on what function you are looking to accomplish.

Francesco
December 6th, 2017, 15:10
Yes, I don't think I'll be able to fit legit long arms due to my custom axle and mounts, and I don't like how long they hang down. I'd like to do the mid arm, as I'm worried of maxing out my control arms at 4.5" and it limits my down travel a lot, but I thought drop brackets would suck too. It's tough. They seem better than nothing!

Francesco
December 6th, 2017, 15:11
And I'm talking about this for reference:
https://goo.gl/images/5XEv1Q

cal
December 6th, 2017, 15:14
So that kit, if you can find one, has some of the best performing (read, this does not mean big flex) characteristics you will come up with.

They are also hard to actually get, as Skyjacker does not appear to sell it anymore and hasn't in a long time.

smokeyyank
December 6th, 2017, 15:50
Gothca, was thrown off because as Cal said they don't have it listed as a product on their website, but Jegs has it for sale, so..... guess they still make it. At $2,400 though seems like a lot of coin for what it is, but I honestly don't know enough about it.

Found these on an older threads

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1040520

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=27336

cal
December 6th, 2017, 15:52
Jegs and Summit often keep something listed for a long time after it is discontinued. When you try to actually order it they'll discover they can't get it anymore and take it down.

Francesco
December 6th, 2017, 16:58
Yep, so I'm on the lookout. They're actually reasonably priced when used the issue is just finding one. Good to know cal - I'm glad they handle well.

cody4359
December 6th, 2017, 18:08
I had an xj with drop brackets and was more than happy with it, I'm not a hard core wheeler tho. my mj has the rock crawler 3 link with high clearance arms, and I've yet to have an issue offroad. they no longer make that kit tho. I've always liked the synergy offroad setup. when I first got this rig 6 or 7 years ago I was actually looking at the skyjacker kit and it was hard to find. I think just the cradle was $800.

perhaps you can find a bracket you like and have some lower control arms bent up to give you a little more room

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Francesco
December 6th, 2017, 19:52
Hey Cody,
That's the plan. I would like to just have the crossmember/girdle whatever you'd like to call it. I have a new axle in the front, and need to push the axle forward in order to clear, and would have to make new control arms anyways. Do you have any pictures of your 3 link?
Thanks

cody4359
December 6th, 2017, 20:05
that seems to be the only one during install that I could find in the build thread. my passenger side rubber bushing has worn out, and I can't get ahold of rock krawler to find out what size/I'm to lazy to drop it and look. other than that no problems with it.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171207/a16b2c761bfbe35fa03f66c56ebf5bca.jpg

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Francesco
December 7th, 2017, 18:18
Very cool. Still on the hunt for some skyjacker mid arms.

ehall
December 7th, 2017, 19:44
I've always liked the synergy offroad setup.
Synergy discontinued their brackets

StinkyFab is looking into making similar ones I believe

khales6
December 7th, 2017, 21:07
I had the rockready mid arms on my old 91. Loved them. I sold that Jeep with the suspension. It has since been swapped into a 97 with a 9” and 44, and working well. I liked it so much I am modding some RE drop brackets to mimic the geometry. The lower arm is 4” longer that stock.

RCP Phx
December 8th, 2017, 11:48
Yes, I don't think I'll be able to fit legit long arms due to my custom axle and mounts, and I don't like how long they hang down. I'd like to do the mid arm, as I'm worried of maxing out my control arms at 4.5" and it limits my down travel a lot, but I thought drop brackets would suck too. It's tough. They seem better than nothing!

Without seeing what you've done as far as brackets, it's hard to say what will work for you.
What are you're aversions to long arms?

Francesco
December 8th, 2017, 18:27
I don't really want long arms because they're just too long for how low they hang down on jeeps, i think a mid arm is much better for my application. For my mounts, I have raised both the upper and lower axle side mounts about 2" using Clayton mounts, and converted the uppers to 2" johnny joints.

burntkat
December 8th, 2017, 20:56
How are you using the Clayton mounts for midarms?

RCP Phx
December 9th, 2017, 09:15
How much lift are you doing? Are you doing the welding? Are the frame side mounts still intact? Do you have a extra set of factory control arms ?

After that you just need to get the axle under the Jeep and with weight on it! Then you can take measurements and see where your headed with this!

And some pics !!!

Francesco
December 9th, 2017, 18:45
Here are some pics:

https://i.imgur.com/Pov99ZWl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/4EsAneFl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lWGAsPNl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BBMHm03l.jpg

Francesco
December 9th, 2017, 18:46
https://i.imgur.com/2Itr7Rbl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/laSv2ujl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gT1ne6Dl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3uX8yXLl.jpg