Please help. I hope someone has some good advice for me. I had a 4" Rough Country suspension lift installed about 6 months ago. I've noticed for a while that the handling was sloppy. Long story short, I realized two weeks ago that the Lowe rear Control Arm bushings were toast. I installed all 4 new bushings that Rough Country provided on Wednesday and drove 29 miles on Thursday and noticed a little slop in the rear end. WhenI got home I crawled under the rear end and the bushings are trashed again. The center of the sleeves are ripping away from the bushing. Any idea what could be causing this? I am torquing them to 130lb just like the install instructions say.
07-31-2010 06:45 AM
I would say poor quality...Rough Country really isn't the best kit around. Reasons like this they are alway getting trash talked.
I would replace the arms with better oones from a more established company.
07-31-2010 10:30 AM
Did you torque them on the ground with the weight of the jeep on the tires????
Also are the ams twisted or at a weird angle????
Are they fixed or adjustable arms????
07-31-2010 05:18 PM
Yes, they were torqued on the ground. They ware brand new control arms and this is the second set of bushing that have been trashed. I was told by RC that I should try torquing them to about 80 lb instead of the 130 that is in the instructions. I just bought a set of X-Flex control arms from them and will see how they do.
07-31-2010 08:13 PM
Well next step would be to look at the Teraflex arms or Rokmen arms
07-31-2010 09:48 PM
Originally Posted by dknight
I was told by RC that I should try torquing them to about 80 lb instead of the 130 that is in the instructions. I just bought a set of X-Flex control arms from them and will see how they do.
WOW, that's quite a difference from what the instructions say as compared to what they told ya to torque 'em at!!
Are they sending you replacment bushings, at no cost?