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Unread 04-04-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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rc an rusty

which one is a smoother ride rc or rustys 4.5 in

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Unread 04-04-2010, 10:56 AM   #2
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If you are talking about the short-arm kits neither will ride smooth and they will be close in comparison. The RC long-arm 4.5" kit will ride much closer to stock. The angles of the short-arms is what will give a stiff ride when going up 4.5" on short-arms.
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Unread 04-04-2010, 11:01 AM   #3
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is it difficult to install long arms is there an mod u have to do
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Unread 04-04-2010, 12:25 PM   #4
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You have to do some drilling, but the RC kit is pretty much a bolt-in kit. You will likely need a slip yoke eliminator for the rear output of your t-case and a cv driveshaft at 4.5", but that wouldn't matter if you went with the short-arms or long-arms. The long-arm kit is a lot more complete than the short-arm kit too. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/r...m-kits-884625/ Here is a lot of good reading on the RC kit.
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  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
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Unread 04-04-2010, 12:38 PM   #5
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i wont need the sye since i have a 2wd but i converting it in2 4wd but would the rc be better smoother with a long arm an cheaper or would i just get the rustys with long arms
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Unread 04-04-2010, 01:19 PM   #6
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I would go with the RC kit if it were me. The new 2.2 shocks ride pretty nice and I have rusty's control arms on my TJ with less than a year on them and the bushings are shot and the powder coat is falling off.
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  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
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Unread 04-04-2010, 01:42 PM   #7
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so get the rc long arm kit
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Unread 04-04-2010, 05:08 PM   #8
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i have the 4.5 rc kit on my xj and i love it
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Unread 04-04-2010, 05:16 PM   #9
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short arm or long arm
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Unread 04-04-2010, 05:19 PM   #10
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i have the short arms on my jeep
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Unread 04-04-2010, 05:20 PM   #11
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and its a smooth ride
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Unread 04-04-2010, 05:22 PM   #12
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as long as your alignment is good
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Unread 04-04-2010, 05:23 PM   #13
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and everything is done rite
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