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Old March 30th, 2018, 14:04
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4.5 rc lond arm kit

I installed the long arm kit. Couple of questions. With the drop pitman arm they gave me. I have it installed my tie rod looks way to steep and if I just the passenger side up a little the link comes in contact with my sway bar link?? Plus when I'm driving if I hot a bump hard enough there's a loud bang from he floor. Plus my passenger upper control arm if I lossen the bolt and bounce the Jeep up and down alittle look like the joint moves back and fourth on the bolt but driver's does not. Any thoughts
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Old March 30th, 2018, 15:29
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Re: 4.5 rc lond arm kit

A pic would be good for angle issue, other than that if you would have come on here sooner, RC stuff BAD!
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Old March 30th, 2018, 20:10
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Re: 4.5 rc lond arm kit

Ill post a pic in the am
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Old April 9th, 2018, 07:30
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Re: 4.5 rc lond arm kit

Wow. That doesn't sound good. Pics would be great. I have the same lift on mine.
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Old April 9th, 2018, 19:43
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Re: 4.5 rc lond arm kit

What is bad about Rough Country lifts?
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Old April 10th, 2018, 03:26
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Re: 4.5 rc lond arm kit

I believe its more of a personal opinion for people, not that they are bad...if they were that bad they would have closed the doors. They stand behind the product and have always had great customer service.
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Old April 10th, 2018, 06:58
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Re: 4.5 rc lond arm kit

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What is bad about Rough Country lifts?
Simple answer, because for the money there are a lot of better options out there. Especially for any type of LA set up. They stay in business because they can market something people want and can buy at 4wheelparts, a lift.
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Old April 10th, 2018, 08:15
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Re: 4.5 rc lond arm kit

What is wrong with their stuff? Bad welds? Bad joints? Everyone says it and I wonder if you should avoid them.
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Old April 10th, 2018, 11:33
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What is wrong with their stuff? Bad welds? Bad joints? Everyone says it and I wonder if you should avoid them.


Just not up to par with the big boys. Have you ever used a Snap-On ratchet and then immediately used some Chinese junk after? That's like the difference we're talking about.
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Old April 10th, 2018, 12:08
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Re: 4.5 rc lond arm kit

Yeah, I have some misc snap on stuff, and my brain doesn't want to give up on the box truck brands but that shit is all made over seas now and the Pittsburgh stuff from Harbor Freight just keeps working for me

That being said, I put a 4.5 long arm kit on my XJ about 5 years ago and then swapped out for 6.5 inch RE springs about two years ago and I have never had a problem with my Rough Country stuff and beat on it pretty good. People talking that there is better stuff out there keeps me looking around but I never pull the trigger on anything because I never have any problems with it. It eats up the freeway on trips from Georgia to Ohio no problem and gets stuck just as good as anything else I wheel with. Whenever I ask why they suck no one gives me any good answers. It makes me think that it is just the brand to hate on since everyone with a mall crawler puts it on since it is cheap and they associate the brand with people they dislike.
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Old April 10th, 2018, 12:31
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Re: 4.5 rc lond arm kit

Well the RC LA kit is poorly design as far as the arm mounting points(width). It will "eat" bushings and possibly tear the mount off the axle!
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Old April 10th, 2018, 15:24
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Meh. Never a problem with mine, or any previous RC lifts I have owned. We will surely find out after Uwharrie in a couple of weeks.
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Old April 10th, 2018, 18:34
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Plus my passenger upper control arm if I lossen the bolt and bounce the Jeep up and down alittle look like the joint moves back and fourth on the bolt but driver's does not. Any thoughts
This is normal, and by design. When you tighten the bolt to spec, the brackets clamp down on the metal sleeve that goes through the middle of the bushing. That bushing is held in place by the clamping force of the bolt.
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Old April 10th, 2018, 18:55
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Re: 4.5 rc lond arm kit

RCP What situation cause those problems?
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Old April 10th, 2018, 18:56
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