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06-04-2011 09:54 PM
TJe0454 non-JJ ends use a poly bushing that puts more stress on the system and doesnt allow as mush flex as JJ ends.
if you get any flex pics, that would be helpful!
06-04-2011 08:04 PM
srad600 I bought my Jeep about 2 months ago and the previous owner had just put on a RC 6" LA kit and 35s. I have had some trouble with the jeep but not with the kit yet. I broke the rear passenger side shock mount the first two times out but it was to blame on these stupid shock shifting brackets that were on there (pointed out by members on here, Im new to Jeeps and thought they were stock). It rides a bit rougher then my friends blazer with a 6" lift from another company but not unbearable at all. I was surprised at the handling after I got the jeep home. I test drove a couple of 4" lifted jeeps that swayed more and felt more top heavy honestly.

Ive only done about 500 miles of driving on the Jeep since I bought (down twice for the shock mount, and now Im doing a SYE and some other lil stuff the p.o. left out) and Im happy with it. I havent dico'd yet to see flex potential. I dont really serious wheel, not yet any way, so the kit does me just fine.

G.L.! and let me know if you want pics of anything.


BTW and sorry for the jack, but since Im trying to learn can some one tell me a lil bit more about JJs? I think I pretty much figured it out from context and the pics but itd be nice.
06-04-2011 03:22 PM
2003x
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Originally Posted by TJe0454 View Post
"All entries will be reviewed by Rough Country's Marketing Team and a winner will be chosen by this panel."
Yeah, a winner will be chosen Monday afternoon.
06-03-2011 10:42 PM
TJe0454 "All entries will be reviewed by Rough Country's Marketing Team and a winner will be chosen by this panel."
06-03-2011 10:18 PM
2003x I entered it. Please vote for me!
06-03-2011 09:37 PM
TJe0454 btw

King of the Kits Facebook Photo Contest - Rough Country Suspension Systems
06-03-2011 09:25 PM
just4fun Its a bit rough on the road with no weight in the back. And the rear sway bar could be bigger. I wish I went with the 4 " long arm kit and different fender flairs but I didn't so it works for me.(top heavy) I would recommend better sway bars or new stock replacement bushings. I do notice that when I have extra weight in the jeep (camping gear tools) full size spare and back bumper ( just added them) it has better road manners then when empty. I run it as light as I can around town no back seat or tools. For the haters of the rc brand they would say it rides like $hit.
06-03-2011 09:14 PM
TJe0454
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Originally Posted by therash View Post
sorry for the small hijack...

Just4fun:
With the 6" long arm kit...how is your ON-road handling?
good question. i have heard the RC kit (and Long arms in general) ride very smoothly on road. but ill let Just4fun answer since he has experience.
06-03-2011 05:25 PM
therash
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Originally Posted by just4fun View Post
I got the whole 6" long arm kit on my jeep and have been wheeling it for over a year without any issues just the shocks being a bit stiff
sorry for the small hijack...

Just4fun:
With the 6" long arm kit...how is your ON-road handling?
06-03-2011 04:44 PM
Ibuildembig
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Originally Posted by IndyJeepMan View Post
Johnny Joints on both ends will give you less stress on the mount which I'm sure is the frame side. You would benefit from a double JJ set-up.
Actually I run the bushing on the front axle and the flex joint on the frame side already since the axle moves as an assembly. I had flex joints on both ends when I did the jeep in my avatar and they worked fine. This time I wanted to see how inexpensive I could turnkey one so I opted for a bushing on one side and it works as well for alot less money. Everyone does things different and likes different stuff....as my grandpa said "Son, if we all liked the same stuff, we would all be chasing the same woman"

The only reason I posted in this thread was to voice another opinion considering I have done it both ways.
06-03-2011 04:23 PM
KBR97 Currie arms have "johnny joints" on both ends...
like this.....




Rough Country has similar joint on 1 end...traditional bushing on the other..
like this..




It's that simple
06-03-2011 04:14 PM
IndyJeepMan Johnny Joints on both ends will give you less stress on the mount which I'm sure is the frame side. You would benefit from a double JJ set-up.
06-03-2011 04:10 PM
Ibuildembig A JJ in both ends wouldnt give me any more travel....and speaking of that, you can have too much flex. I shrunk it down to about 48 inches.
06-03-2011 04:08 PM
Mortalis5509
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
I disagree somewhat....here's 50+ inches with a jj rear and a bushing front on a 2 foot long arm
The poly bushing are binding in the mount though.


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Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc View Post
Unless they are Currie arms they are NOT Johnnie-joints.
Don't forget Rokmen as they are built with Currie JJ's.
06-03-2011 01:22 PM
2003x
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Originally Posted by TJe0454 View Post
got any flex pics?
No pics of her yet with the long arm flexing. Few weeks.
06-03-2011 11:41 AM
just4fun Whatever the hell you call them it has rebuildable joints in 1 end
06-03-2011 11:39 AM
Ibuildembig x2 correct....but most of the others are cheaper, stronger, and easier to rebuild
06-03-2011 11:36 AM
DevilDogDoc
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Originally Posted by just4fun View Post
The last time I looked at my lift it had jj on it not just bushings on 1 end
Unless they are Currie arms they are NOT Johnnie-joints.
06-03-2011 10:54 AM
Ibuildembig I disagree somewhat....here's 50+ inches with a jj rear and a bushing front on a 2 foot long arm
06-03-2011 10:52 AM
just4fun The last time I looked at my lift it had jj on it not just bushings on 1 end
06-03-2011 10:47 AM
IndyJeepMan
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Originally Posted by just4fun View Post
What are you talking about not alot of flex.man I stuff my 35s deep into the fender wells and the tires don't leave the ground as often as the short arm kit.everyone that I wheel with can't believe its a rc lift cause how good it works.I wish the talk about my lift is junk would stop cause if you haven't used there new long arm kit then zip it until you do. Im not locked I don't have a ton of cash in my jeep it goes anywhere that the guys I wheel with take there hi dollar jeeps and im on a smaller tire.
No one ever said that your lift was junk, it may work for just what you need it to do. But the truth is the truth, and there are better kits with better parts. With JJ's on the control arms you will see alot more flex then any poly bushing out there, its just how it is. And yes, there are short arms that flex just as good as a LA kit. It's how you set it up, and how big the tire. No one was dissing on you, just stating facts.
06-03-2011 10:27 AM
TJe0454
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Originally Posted by 2003x View Post
got any flex pics?
06-03-2011 09:19 AM
2003x
06-02-2011 10:06 PM
Ibuildembig x3 I have short arms on my truggy with a JJ on one end and a bushing on the other and I can pick it up 56 inches before another tire comes off the ground
06-02-2011 10:02 PM
DevilDogDoc I'm sure it will be as good as their other kits, see here. OUCH....... So much for wheeling this weekend - JeepForum.com
06-02-2011 09:37 PM
2003x
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Originally Posted by just4fun View Post
What are you talking about not alot of flex.man I stuff my 35s deep into the fender wells and the tires don't leave the ground as often as the short arm kit.everyone that I wheel with can't believe its a rc lift cause how good it works.I wish the talk about my lift is junk would stop cause if you haven't used there new long arm kit then zip it until you do. Im not locked I don't have a ton of cash in my jeep it goes anywhere that the guys I wheel with take there hi dollar jeeps and im on a smaller tire.

x2 and I like how you think.
06-02-2011 08:55 PM
Mortalis5509
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Originally Posted by TJe0454 View Post
a long arm not flex as much as a short arm? hahaha no.
I don't know everything so lets ask. From my reading that is what I gathered but hey maybe I am wrong.
06-02-2011 08:25 PM
TJe0454 a long arm not flex as much as a short arm? hahaha no.
06-02-2011 07:25 PM
just4fun What are you talking about not alot of flex.man I stuff my 35s deep into the fender wells and the tires don't leave the ground as often as the short arm kit.everyone that I wheel with can't believe its a rc lift cause how good it works.I wish the talk about my lift is junk would stop cause if you haven't used there new long arm kit then zip it until you do. Im not locked I don't have a ton of cash in my jeep it goes anywhere that the guys I wheel with take there hi dollar jeeps and im on a smaller tire.
06-02-2011 07:11 PM
Mortalis5509 RC long arms isn't going to flex as good as a long arm kit with JJ's at both ends. In suspension you get what you pay for. Now I have RC but a short arm. I'm in the process of putting rear upper and lower control arms with jj's from Currie on my TJ, reason being I'm doing a tummy tuck. The rubber bushing will bind slightly as they flex and will put more stress on the mounting point. A good quality short arm like Rokmen or Currie will do just as good as a long arm and you can do the work your self. Short arms won't hang up in the rocks like a long arms can. Do short arms, trim some sheetmetal, tummy tuck, mml, all coil spring lift no puck, out board rear shocks, and you will be giving someone with a long arm a run for there money. Not to mention you will have a low center of gravity.
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