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Old 02-21-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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Rusty's Off Road

I dont seem to see them mentioned here much. Anyone have any opinions of their lifts and bumpers?

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Old 02-21-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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I have a 3in lift from them on my XJ and it is great. When I get the funds for my TJ I wanted to look into the Rusty's lifts again.

I have noticed the same thing though that there is not much mentioned about them on here. They are very helpful and when I bought my other lift I just happened to be visiting relatives in Alabama so I stopped by the shop and picked up my lift to save on shipping.

If anyone has more info on the TJ lift I would like to know also.

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Old 02-21-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
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Don't know about the bumpers but the lift kits have always been good quality at a decent price. I've bought 3 of them and have been satisfied with them all. They are great to do business with also. Very willing to help if you have a problem.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:02 PM   #4
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They are more popular with the "frameless grocery getter" crowd (XJ's).

But, I have Rusty's 3" springs on my TJ. I have no complaints.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:19 PM   #5
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I also had Rustys rear springs on a TJ years ago and the quality was much better than the Black Diamond sagging springs I replaced. I have read horror stories about some of his products and service but you can't believe everything you read.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:24 PM   #6
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I just ordered there flex joint control arms on friday and the ups tracking says they will be here tomorrow. I will post when i get them and let you guys know what i think. So far i am happy with there service.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:32 PM   #7
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They have great quality products, small hometown type company that built their rep on quality. I have a few of their products, highly recommend.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:18 PM   #8
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I have their springs on my TJ, been there since 04, just replaced the shocks nothing bad to say about them at all.

I did replace their track bars with JKS, the front bar kept wearing out the tie rod end (at the frame thats how it adjustable), the JKS is much stronger.

I just replaced the rear with a JKS due to an accident, but I really had no issues with their rear bar. I will say that the JKS bar "looks" stonger.

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:12 PM   #9
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I have bought many products from him and with one I had a problem. I talked to Rusty himself and he straightened everything out. Good heavy duty products for a good price. I will definitely buy from him again.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:04 AM   #10
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I spoke with Rusty back at a Camp Jeep one year and was pretty confident he would get my business. My parents bought a lift for their XJ, and I got their 3" one for my TJ and we couldn't be happier.

Remember people always complain, but rarely do you see any good news.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:38 AM   #11
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Just got the 3" basic kit for my TJ ( http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/firs...ide-81480.html ) and have no complaints at all. great ride, clears 33s with ease. Easy to install I just wish the bushings for the shocks were pre-pressed! Kind of a pain to do by hand (I don't have a press in my garage)

Other than that, all went on well, fit great, and EXTREMELY happy with the end result! Will definitely get my business again.
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I just wish the bushings for the shocks were pre-pressed! Kind of a pain to do by hand.
This. Why did you make me relive this? However with a vice and some scrap wood for plugs and it wasn't much of an issue....
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This. Why did you make me relive this? However with a vice and some scrap wood for plugs and it wasn't much of an issue....
Yeah it was about 3am when we got to this step, having started late. The brain wasn't thinking as it should
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:40 PM   #14
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I ran the 3" HD springs on my XJ for a year or so. When i tore down the XJ I ordered the 3" rears to match. I had them in hand in three days. Nothing bad to say about them. Im not sure I would run anything else from them though.
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I just ordered there flex joint control arms on friday and the ups tracking says they will be here tomorrow. I will post when i get them and let you guys know what i think. So far i am happy with there service.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:28 PM   #16
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ya i have the front done. I like that you can adjust the preload on the joint. Deff. way more heavy duty than the old rough country they are replacing.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:51 AM   #17
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I ordered the three inch kit for our LJ late on Monday. It showed up here on Thursday. Now we just have to find the time to install it.

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Old 02-26-2011, 09:24 AM   #18
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I installed Rustys long arms on my TJ easy install and strong great service and support
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:01 AM   #19
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im thinking about ordering the 3 inch kit for my LJ now. i have a 2 inch RC lift and honestly it rides good untill you hit a bigger pot hole and speed bumps then the ride gets kinda rough. i was thinking about just ordering the 3' springs though. could i do that and not get the whole kit? the stock shocks were just replaced before i got it about 10,000 miles ago so i really dont need new ones. and what about bumpstops? ive heard the biggest thing about a lift is the bumpstop length. just some things i need to know for me and to pass it along to future jeepers. thanks
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:03 AM   #20
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