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RE Question!

fdsa487

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I dont get this guys. So my Jeep has the RE6200 5.5" XJ Extreme Duty Kit (NON-LONG ARM) the kit costs 1,379.95 and the SAME kit but LONG ARM is only $400.00 dollars more. So why is it now if i want to upgrade to the long arm (according to the rubiconexpress.com website) it is $949.00 dollars more?????? It does not make any sense can someone explain this to me, please.
 
I was thinking the same thing especially scince I would like to put the 5.5xjla on my rig.

It really doesn't make sense!
 
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try giving RE a phone call -
ask them if they can bring the price down if you send back your LCA's and UCA's, DB's...

thoes are probably the difference in price...

and no - i dont need to see a picture...


try "user support" forum
 
The major expence with the upgrade is that thing they call a skid plate, that all the suspension attaches too... Do yourselves a favor and save your money, or look into the clayton kit... I have installed the RE LA kit and I am not impressed.... The nice thing about there product is the arms them selves are made with chromemoly tubbing...
 
PICTURE HELL YEAH TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!!!!
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the reason the kit with the long arm costs less than the upgrade is a simple fact of marketing and economics...

to sell the whole kit they make more money than they do off of just the upgrade.. hence the upgrade costs more.. they want the highest profit per output of merchandise.
 
Clean-RC said:
The major expence with the upgrade is that thing they call a skid plate, that all the suspension attaches too... Do yourselves a favor and save your money, or look into the clayton kit... I have installed the RE LA kit and I am not impressed.... The nice thing about there product is the arms them selves are made with chromemoly tubbing...

Exactly, the new crossmember/skid combination is about $400+ in itself. I opted for Clayton's crossmember with my RE arms.
 
fdsa487 said:
I dont get this guys. So my Jeep has the RE6200 5.5" XJ Extreme Duty Kit (NON-LONG ARM) the kit costs 1,379.95 and the SAME kit but LONG ARM is only $400.00 dollars more. So why is it now if i want to upgrade to the long arm (according to the rubiconexpress.com website) it is $949.00 dollars more?????? It does not make any sense can someone explain this to me, please.

Seriously? How can you NOT understand that?

With the 6200 kit you get drop brackets, braces, and upper and lower control arms. With the 6300 long-arm kit, instead of getting that stuff you get long-arms and the new crossmember required to mount the arms. You also get the trackbar brace (~$70) and a drop pitman arm (~$65)

Now, if you were to buy the drop brackets, braces, and the arms that come in the 6200 seperately, you'd be looking at about $655. The long-arm upgrade kit is about $950 for the long-arms and crossmember. That's a difference in price of $295. Add in the trackbar brace ($70) and pitman arm ($65) that are also included in the 6300 kit and now you're at a price difference of $430. The ACTUAL price difference btwn the 6200 and 6300 kits is $370.

The reason the upgrade kit cost more than price difference btwn the 6200 and 6300 kits has NOTHING to do with economics, it has to do with the parts you get!

Think of it this way... you start with the 6200 kit at about $1380. You want long-arms though... OK, so leave out the control arms, drop brackets, and braces since you don't need them and discount the price by the cost of those parts ($655). So now you're at $725 for a 5.5" lift minus the front suspension components. Add in the costs for the long-arm kit ($950) and the two extra components ($135) and now you're up to $1810. BUT! RE sells the 6300 kit for $1750, so you're actually SAVING $60 vs going the route I just described.

Obviously, if you could exchange your current DB's, braces, and control arms (that you've already paid for by getting the 6200 kit) at full retail price for the long-arm kit, you'd only end up paying $295 for the long-arm upgrade kit.
 
japril said:
Man, you must live a miserable life. You always have something shitty to say.....pretty sad.

something shitty to say...

yup

i lead a sad miserable existance with no fun:rattle::rattle::rattle:

at least i have a sense of humor about it...
 
fdsa487 said:
PICTURE HELL YEAH TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!!!!


Wow! It must get really dark there.
 
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