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Old 12-04-2008, 10:00 PM   #61
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And the wifey still thinks she has too race the beamers, around corners, with this lift..........
Around corners? .. these shocks are worthless on corners even though they are very hard on straight roads. With softer shocks it handles better.

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Old 12-04-2008, 10:04 PM   #62
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Around corners? .. these shocks are worthless on corners even though they are very hard on straight roads. With softer shocks it handles better.
All I can do is relate things as they are, sorry that conflicts with your experiences, grasshopper...........

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Umm...not wanting to get off-topic, but I was just wondering where you got the "Caution Left Turn Ahead" bikini top???
My wife's grandpa had it in his garage when he passed away and I got it.
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Why's it stopped?
Snow.
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All I can do is relate things as they are, sorry that conflicts with your experiences, grasshopper...........
i assume you haven't read my other replies. Rough country is the way to go!
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:22 PM   #66
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in other words you dont know how rc kits ride on a DD TJ?
Nope. I can't fit into a TJ so I don't own one. I wanted one really bad but my legs hit the underside of the dash so I didn't get one.

Are you a lawyer by chance?
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:24 PM   #67
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I just read most of that post and I must say that you have had a bad experience. Have you asked RC to warranty any of those items that you are having issues with?
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:30 PM   #68
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I just read most of that post and I must say that you have had a bad experience. Have you asked RC to warranty any of those items that you are having issues with?
i talked to them.. they sent me new springs because mine were sagging at uneven levels, the shocks.. i just bought some OMEs which solved most of my comfort rides

they also send me new bushings.. same crap as the old ones.

what are the odds of me getting 8 crappy springs, 16 bad bushings, crappy brackets that are nicely rusted, 4 junky shocks, hhmm i think that about sums it up.
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Why's it stopped?
Here's a vid of the same spot without snow and before I painted my FJ40 orange:
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what are the odds of me getting 8 crappy springs, 16 bad bushings, crappy brackets, 4 junky shocks, hhmm i think that about sums it up.
Pretty slim odds. How long ago was this?
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I say go with what you can afford. and keep in mind you get what you pay for.
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Pretty slim odds. How long ago was this?
August last year is when bought it and installed it that weekend. About February of this year is when i measured my rig again since i was definitely noticing my rig being at uneven heights at every corner... After they denied returning even partial $ back (me returning the lift kit so i can get something better), it came down to warranty and this is when they sent me the new replacement springs and bushings.. this is also when i bought my OME shocks since i was tired of bull riding every day to work.
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August last year is when bought it and installed it that weekend. About February of this year is when i measured my rig again since i was definitely noticing my rig being at uneven heights at every corner... This is when they sent me the new replacement springs and bushings.. this is also when i bought my OME shocks since i was tired of bull riding every day to work.
Thanks for the details. I was hoping you were going to say it was a really long time ago.

Is your current setup part RC and part OME now?

Sorry for so many questions. I just like to learn all I can about this stuff. Even my old brain still gets excited when it learns new stuff.
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The only OME i have is the shocks.. the rest is all RC (besides the nuts and bolts that all rusted which i replaced to keep it in tact).. soon i will get rid of that track bar bracket too.. i have some pretty fun bump steer. Why dont u guys either supply a trackbar or a bracket at the frame instead of this unsafe bracket at the axle?

According to your prices of the drop bracket and the brackets (combined since thats what comes with the kit).. a RC track bar is about the same price..
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Snow.
I realize that pal, I was just making light of the heated thread.
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The only OME i have is the shocks.. the rest is all RC (besides the nuts and bolts that all rusted which i replaced to keep it in tact).. soon i will get rid of that track bar bracket too.. i have some pretty fun bump steer. Why dont u guys either supply a trackbar or a bracket at the frame instead of this unsafe bracket at the axle?

According to your prices of the drop bracket and the brackets (combined since thats what comes with the kit).. a RC track bar is about the same price..
Remember: I'm just a RC dealer not RC or an employee of RC. I do supply RC with feedback that I get from these type of forums as well as my customers and my own experiences with their products.

For what it's worth: I agree with you about the trac bar setup. I sell the RC adjustable trac bar to my customers at a discount when they buy a RC TJ or XJ lift from me. I don't recommend they use the brackets or drill the stock bracket.

My XJ with the RC 4.5" lift has the RC adjustable trac bar.

I'm hoping RC catches onto this and includes the adjustable trac bar with their lifts in the near future. Even if that raises the price a little.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:15 PM   #77
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I realize that pal, I was just making light of the heated thread.
Sorry. Did the red unhappy face make you think I was upset or mad? I should have used the purple one huh?

I keep messing up my posts.

I truly didn't intend for it to look like I was mad at you for your post. I found your post funny like you intended. My reply just didn't come across that way. Sorry.
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Here's my old squeaky and creaky RC lift in action.

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I dont know but RC will need some very important parts to properly fix their kits..



besides the false advertisements on their website.

Even the expensive 4X and 6x kits have the same flaws.
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daaamn thats almost as annoying as rocks in the brakes no wonder you got rid of it.
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daaamn thats almost as annoying as rocks in the brakes no wonder you got rid of it.
oh the squeaking is just the melted drops of water on the tip of the titanic ice berg.
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Here's my old squeaky and creaky RC lift in action.
That's the same sound my knees make in the morning.

That was pretty bad. Was that in a TJ or a YJ?
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That was pretty bad. Was that in a TJ or a YJ?
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Most of my experiences I've seen with RC Arms is the consistent blowing out of bushings. 4WheelingPlus what kind of experience have you had with that? Shocks aside considering I haven't put a shock on my rig for a "comfort" scenario in years, I just don't think this is much thought at all in their products. Sure they might be easy to install, however for the money people spend there are much better options on the market today.
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Most of my experiences I've seen with RC Arms is the consistent blowing out of bushings. 4WheelingPlus what kind of experience have you had with that? Shocks aside considering I haven't put a shock on my rig for a "comfort" scenario in years, I just don't think this is much thought at all in their products. Sure they might be easy to install, however for the money people spend there are much better options on the market today.
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Its is NOT just the shocks, its springs, control arms and track bar relocation brackets. Its all crap. I wore the bushings out of the control arms in 6 months and it didn't happen until I bought sway bar disconnects so it was actually less than 6 months of very moderate wheeling......
Exactly...........

If they used a clevite bushing with rubber (instead of a hunk of poly) as Rokmen does it would be a slightly better kit.
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Sorry. Did the red unhappy face make you think I was upset or mad? I should have used the purple one huh?

I keep messing up my posts.

I truly didn't intend for it to look like I was mad at you for your post. I found your post funny like you intended. My reply just didn't come across that way. Sorry.
All's well and I apologize. Don't know why I took it that way.
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Exactly...........

If they used a clevite bushing with rubber (instead of a hunk of poly) as Rokmen does it would be a slightly better kit.
I have the "Currie lift" with what they call "Johnny Joints" they are hard to beat......... what a great set up .........I have no complaints
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I have the "Currie lift" with what they call "Johnny Joints" they are hard to beat......... what a great set up .........I have no complaints
Those are great too. I have the Rokmen arms that have a Clevite on one end and a Johnny Joint on the other. There is no comparison to the RC CA's I had. They also make theirs with JJ's on both ends. Great stuff!
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I have the "Currie lift" with what they call "Johnny Joints" they are hard to beat......... what a great set up .........I have no complaints
I'm looking to get the Currie 4" lift with JJs. Did you install it or have it done.
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I'm looking to get the Currie 4" lift with JJs. Did you install it or have it done.

Doesn't seem like you can really go wrong with the Currie stuff . . . Solid Product. I'm not sure how good their springs are, but their Arms with the JJ's are really nice. If it's a short arm, do the install yourself (you'll need a buddy). It's not worth paying someone else to do it for you and you're going to need to be familiar with how everything works anyway as you will need to tighten, adjust, and fix the parts down the line.

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