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Zed 11-12-2012 09:12 PM

RR Control arm skid question
 
I've already installed Rugged Rige lower control arm skids and love them. BUT today I installed the upper control arm skid front passenger side. Used both RR spacers and washers but I can still wiggle the skid up and down. Does that sound normal to you all? I thought it should be tight.

Zed 11-13-2012 01:21 PM

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pluke the 2 11-13-2012 08:14 PM

Bump. Pics?

50 Something 11-13-2012 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 (Post 2992857)
Bump. Pics?

^ What he said!

50 Something

Zed 11-26-2012 10:53 AM

2 Attachment(s)
What do you think ?
When I grab and pull down I can see the skid move under the bolt.

Zed 11-27-2012 07:39 PM

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ljrubitm 11-27-2012 08:24 PM

Are you sure you're not talking about the rear lower control arm? I've never heard of upper control arm skids.

SilverSport 11-27-2012 08:30 PM

I went to the RR website and found no mention of upper control arm skids.

Considering the tie rod, drag link, etc. are lower than the upper control arms, if you need skids for the uppers, you are in some deep shit.

Zed 11-28-2012 01:38 PM

May have misstated. I always get these mixed up. This is the skid for the control arm attached at the front axel.

I also need to protect the rear bracket for that control arm ( since its getting crushed on rocks) but they don't make one for that.

Sueby 11-28-2012 01:53 PM

You mean a skid for the back bracket for the front lower control arm? I have seen them on this forum I think, but I do think it was something someone made themselves. I had a friend mention this to me the other day too, I think he said he had seen them.

kramer2k 11-28-2012 02:57 PM

I see what you mean Sue.

I guess you could refer to those as front LCA frame-mount skid plates? As opposed to axle-mount LCA skids?

Zed 11-28-2012 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by kramer2k
I see what you mean Sue.

I guess you could refer to those as front LCA frame-mount skid plates? As opposed to axle-mount LCA skids?

Well I sure know a few rock crawling buddies that would love to buy them. We've been crushing the hell out of those brackets on the rocks at Rausch Creek. I have a guy that will make me a set of skids for them but wants $400 for two!!!!!

Zed 11-28-2012 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by kramer2k
I see what you mean Sue.

I guess you could refer to those as front LCA frame-mount skid plates? As opposed to axle-mount LCA skids?

So on the axel mount LCA skids from RR I can wiggle the skid up and down. Doesn't seem to be loosening the bolt but not sure if I should be concerned.

SilverSport 11-28-2012 09:43 PM

Are the bolts torqued to 125 ft lbs?

Zed 11-28-2012 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by SilverSport
Are the bolts torqued to 125 ft lbs?

Yes. 130 actually

Sueby 11-29-2012 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Zed (Post 3045181)
Well I sure know a few rock crawling buddies that would love to buy them. We've been crushing the hell out of those brackets on the rocks at Rausch Creek. I have a guy that will make me a set of skids for them but wants $400 for two!!!!!

As do I, but certainly not for $400. Thats a friggin joke.

hwy1rubi 05-26-2013 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Zed (Post 3043448)
May have misstated. I always get these mixed up. This is the skid for the control arm attached at the front axel.

I also need to protect the rear bracket for that control arm ( since its getting crushed on rocks) but they don't make one for that.


I have the same issue. Anyone know of a skid for the rear bracket of the front lower control arm. Mine are also getting beat up pretty bad.

hwy1rubi 05-26-2013 11:45 PM

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hwy1rubi 06-01-2013 12:01 AM

Anyone, Bueller?:popcorn:

Zed 06-12-2013 07:41 PM

I'll bump this one too! :-)


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