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Old 09-28-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Listen I know some of you are already aware of this but on my way home today my track arm bracket broke almost causing a head on colision. All I was doing was going around a corner on the highway.

I advise anybody with this lift or knows anyone with it to do something about it before it happens to you/them. Get the word out I want to let everybody in the world to know what a cheap product they make.

Rough Country 4" lift 2008 JK 2dr

I just want to keep the jeeping community as safe as possible.

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Old 09-29-2010, 03:33 AM   #2
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Thanks mate, will pass the word.
Hope no one were injured...

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Old 09-29-2010, 04:43 AM   #3
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The pic looks like the stock JK bracket broke not the Rough Country drop bracket, the original bracket was never meant to support the force being applied to it with an extension added onto it in the first place.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:47 AM   #4
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The pic looks like the stock JK bracket broke not the Rough Country drop bracket, the original bracket was never meant to support the force being applied to it with an extension added onto it in the first place.
Yes understood but there design is what did it. Go look at everyone elses it's different and no other company has ever done this. Rough Country sucks period!
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:30 AM   #5
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The point is that RC thought it'd be okay to add that bracket- sure, they didn't force Craig at gunpoint to add it, but their kit instructions have you do that, which, as you point out, is not safe- thus, RC's fault.

And I'll say again, you couldn't pay me enough to ever say a good word about their shit- stay far, far away from Rough Country! Mark W.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:37 AM   #6
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The only positive that I had with rc was when I had a blown seal on their 2.2 shock, they were quick to send me a new one. Shock was only on for 2 months. As soon as I got the money I went to AEV.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:44 AM   #7
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I've never had a single problem with them....but, I don't ever buy a turn key kit. I buy bits and pieces and fab my own. Instead of bitching on here, have you tried to contact them?
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Heh Heh, I haven't had any trouble with their-

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Old 09-29-2010, 10:17 AM   #9
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The only positive that I had with rc was when I had a blown seal on their 2.2 shock, they were quick to send me a new one. Shock was only on for 2 months. As soon as I got the money I went to AEV.
Oh yea that's another thing mine blew out the first week I got my lift put on....and yes they did replace it.
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I've never had a single problem with them....but, I don't ever buy a turn key kit. I buy bits and pieces and fab my own. Instead of bitching on here, have you tried to contact them?
Call it what you want bro.....I'm just trying to keep people and there familys safe on the road. And yes I called and spoke to David with RC and the only thing he was worried about was if I had documentation every 500 miles of carrying it in for check up on the lift....not worried about the safety of the product at all. Yea I don't mind doing fab work on old beat up rockcrawlers either.
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Ole beat up crawlers eh? Is that your way of calling me out? lol
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Ole beat up crawlers eh? Is that your way of calling me out? lol
Not really I wish I had an older one myself....but I'm not trying to bitch just venting a little bit because it was a close call.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:29 PM   #13
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so then, what kit would you guys recommend, I'm new to the wrangler scene (06 TJ) I bought it with 32" BF Goodrich AT baja champs, which are decent, and it appears the guy put on 3.5" spacers, no shocks or anything...I want to put shocks and coils on but am not sure which kit to go with. I hear good things about OME shocks and haven't looked too much into springs....should I get them as a package or is it ok to just lift it piece by piece?
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Was it a total failure, or just a crack? I've had bad experiences with RC and will never buy another product. Their 2.2 shocks will ride like dump trucks.
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Was it a total failure, or just a crack? I've had bad experiences with RC and will never buy another product. Their 2.2 shocks will ride like dump trucks.
The design of there trackbar drop bracket cracked my frame IMO. But I'm going back with Teraflex trackbar drop bracket. Called RC and Davy offered to pay for everything and even sent me some x-flex control arms
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:03 PM   #16
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ive never had any problems with rough county and i install everyting on my jeep myself. this is just one flaw. Many other companies have flaws to. but hey there lifts with a great price and you get what u pay for
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I also have the RC 4" lift.And my FACTORY BRACKET also failed. Added adjustable trac bar and havent had ANOTHER issue with the lift. The facotory bracket wasnt designed to add another bracket to it .
I recently got pounded for not blaming it on the RC brand when this was brought up a few weeks ago.I also believe you get what you pay for .The RC lift is a Great way for anyone to get a quality lift to build upon. Not all of us can just jump right in . I am very pleased with my lift and it has served me VERY WELL for 2 years of wheeling.And I am upgrading all the time but if I had to wait till I had a extra $3000 for the lift I want I would not have had the FUN I have had while saving for what I really want.

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