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Rubicon1968 05-16-2013 09:58 AM

Can I put the Currie control arms on my 6" rc lift??
 
I have had it with rebuilding this X-flex RC control arm and just want to be done with it and do a Jonny-joint set up with Currie. I read a lot on this forum and they seem to be on the top of the list with the least amount of problems.

So can I just buy the control arms and bolt them in where my current Rough country control arms are currently bolted. I want to do the install myself and not pay a forture to have them put on. Thanks

I'm a little concerned about the front housing area again 6" RC lift.. Thanks

Any part numbers or a site vendor for help would be even better..

Rubicon1968 05-16-2013 12:48 PM

4wd place is telling me there will be different mounting points so if I scrap the entire Rc kit except the springs (just spents $400 on Bilstein shocks for 5.5-6" lift) I should be able to do it. Now I need a price..???..

Rubicon1968 05-16-2013 12:49 PM

Oh the shock are awesome compared to 2.2 RC

Jaxon1023 05-16-2013 12:56 PM

How long have you had the rc lift? Do you do a lot of wheeling? Just wondering why you've had to rebuild them so much.

Cons_Table 05-16-2013 01:06 PM

Do you have the long arm kit or the short arm kit?

Rubicon1968 05-16-2013 01:54 PM

I have the long arm kit- Only rebuilt twice so far in two and a half years but its like every year and I don't like it with only 22,000 on the lift 30,000 on the LJ wrangler

Cons_Table 05-16-2013 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Rubicon1968 (Post 3762344)
I have the long arm kit- Only rebuilt twice so far in two and a half years but its like every year and I don't like it with only 22,000 on the lift 30,000 on the LJ wrangler

U wont be able to swap new arms on, but currie may sell joints that will thread into your current rough country arms.

Rubicon1968 05-16-2013 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Cons_Table (Post 3762404)
U wont be able to swap new arms on, but currie may sell joints that will thread into your current rough country arms.

That is cool but what about the other end of the arm?

Cons_Table 05-16-2013 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Rubicon1968 (Post 3762442)

That is cool but what about the other end of the arm?

Not too sure about that...:confused:

UnlimitedLJ04 05-16-2013 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Rubicon1968 (Post 3762442)
That is cool but what about the other end of the arm?

cut the end off and weld on a new JJ barrel. Currie also sells weld together kits.

all that added up, Currie JJ's on all ends, will cost several hundred bucks.

Rubicon1968 05-16-2013 03:32 PM

I like the several hundred better than the $1200 its the down time that will kill me..

Cons_Table 05-16-2013 03:34 PM

Assuming you can weld, you could probably knock it out easily in a weekend. If you cant, itll set you back a little time.

Rubicon1968 05-17-2013 11:25 AM

Thank you for your responses-I am going to go with the complete currie set up 4"LA-. Iwill rebuild my RC control arms and sell it with the new 5100's on ebay- Hopefully I can get $750 out of the kit with adjustable front and rear track bars springs etc.. Thanks again

Cons_Table 05-17-2013 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Rubicon1968 (Post 3765574)
Thank you for your responses-I am going to go with the complete currie set up 4"LA-. Iwill rebuild my RC control arms and sell it with the new 5100's on ebay- Hopefully I can get $750 out of the kit with adjustable front and rear track bars springs etc.. Thanks again

I am not aware of a LA kit by Currie...:confused:

Rubicon1968 05-17-2013 12:37 PM

Thanks I guess it will be the currie short arm as I mistakenly was reading about the full traction LA when I posted..

Cons_Table 05-17-2013 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Rubicon1968 (Post 3765789)
Thanks I guess it will be the currie short arm as I mistakenly was reading about the full traction LA when I posted..

Gotcha! I didn't think they made a long arm...but I coulda been wrong :doh:

I have heard lots of good things about the currie kits.

schnutzy 05-17-2013 12:53 PM

does the long arm kit from RC require cutting off the stock short arm mounts?
if so, just bolting on the 4" currie kit wont work....

Cons_Table 05-17-2013 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by schnutzy (Post 3765842)
does the long arm kit from RC require cutting off the stock short arm mounts?
if so, just bolting on the 4" currie kit wont work....

Nice catch...duh :doh: From pics I have seen, I THINK the frame side, lower control arm is removed.

Rubicon1968 05-17-2013 03:23 PM

Ya it is front and rear photos 3456 thanks-- I wonder if someone makes a weld on bracket?

Thanks

I might just have the Jonny joints welded on and cut the Rough country arms (like unlimited recommended) this is becoming more trouble than I have time for:(

Thanks for all your help

http://roughcountry.com/install/perf1663.pdf

Cons_Table 05-17-2013 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Rubicon1968 (Post 3766283)
Ya it is thanks-- I wonder if someone makes a weld on bracket?

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Rubicon1968 05-17-2013 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Cons_Table (Post 3766292)

Thank you so much!!!::D:D:D:D


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