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Old 11-28-2009, 05:21 PM   #31
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Greetings again all!

Well, I am proud to announce that I went ahead and bit the bullet and accomplished the job of removal and installation of the Rubicon Express Control arm bushings myself. The lowers were easy after we got a ball end separator from Auto Zone and purchased my new favorite tool..... An electric impact wrench.. The upper rear control arms were an absolute PITA betting reinstalled, but in the end the job was accomplished with little bodily harm, but now my girl drives and rides like she did before.. Like Butter!

The ball end separator was made the job soooooo much easier.. It was taking 15 minutes to cut out the old bushings with my reciprocating saw, but with the separator it was like 5 seconds.. I'm glad I had someone who cared at autozone because he was a big help too..
Thanks for the support here guys!

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Old 11-28-2009, 06:51 PM   #32
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Timberman,
I live in Hillsboro. If you need a hand, I'd be glad to help. Beer sounds swell. PM me if you wanna take me up on the offer.

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Old 11-28-2009, 07:15 PM   #33
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I live in Hillsboro. If you need a hand, I'd be glad to help. Beer sounds swell. PM me if you wanna take me up on the offer.
Absolutely Silverlion.. We will need to hook up!! Beers=Yes!!
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:42 AM   #34
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Congratulations!!! Hopefully the new set will hold up better than the last bunch.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:53 PM   #35
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Congratulations!!! Hopefully the new set will hold up better than the last bunch.
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If they don't; they will promptly thrown in the Garbage and replaced with Currie..

I am cautiously optimistic.. Hopefully RE figured it out..

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Old 11-30-2009, 02:32 PM   #36
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Unfortunately the Control Arm Bushing has been an issue for several years and posted on several other forum boards as well. One of the reason why I stayed away from RE when I bought my Clayton lift kit back in 06 after 3months of research.

RE is such a big company and has many customers, that they forget about the little things like customer service.

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Old 11-30-2009, 04:44 PM   #37
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can you get a picture of the bad joint?
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If they don't; they will promptly thrown in the Garbage and replaced with Currie..

I am cautiously optimistic.. Hopefully RE figured it out..

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No need to throw them in the garbage . . . you can still sell them and get some of your money back. You might even be able to have RE send you another set of bushings if these wear out quick and you can sell the arms in like new condition with new bushings and all . . . they'll sell on Craigslist for sure. Regardless of the issues we have had, RE is still very popular and works just fine for some people. I'd bet if the bushings were new, you'd be able to sell them for about 300-400 dollars at least.
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maybe you should change the thread topic to "RE gets one more chance" haha
myself and friends have been using there stuff for years with no complaints or failures. theres a reason they have the name and reputation they do. 4wheel parts is to blame for your bad customer service and RE is to blame for a bad batch of joints. S happens to everyone. its all about how its handled.

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