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Rough Country Long Arm kits

We will soon (end of Nov.) be releasing the 4.5 and 6.5 long arm kits.

The kits will include new crossmember and tc skid and high clearance arms and 2.2 performance shocks.

The 6.5in kit will be priced at $1249.95 and the 4.5 will be $1199.95
an upgrade for just the arms and crossmember will be available for around $600 roughly but that is not set in stone.

Here are some pics of the kit installed. If you want any other pictures let me know.







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Are those 4 bolts the tranny mount bolts that hang down from the cross member? Looks like they could have a pretty rough life right there to me.
Otherwise, I think I would add a little more to the mounting, but for the price I would not mind doing so.
What are the joints? Johnny joints/ bushings or just bushings?
Looks good for the money though, good job

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Yes those 4 bolts are the transmission mount bolts, the ends are Johnny joints and bushings. Also Both kits are going to come with the 2.2 shocks.


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OK, I would think a guy could make a little skid plate to protect them for @$5. I did the same for my old YJ when I made a custom skid for it. A bent piece of 1/16" sheet and 2 allen headed bolts. Protected the tranny bolts perfectly.
As I said, sounds like a very good price to me, and your customer service talks for itself IMHO.

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thanks man! I will say something to them about the bolts.


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Looks pretty good! Will they fit for those of us with TnT frame stiffeners?

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I drilled and tapped my 1/4" skid to accept 2 allen headed bolts for the little skidplate. Most manufacturers, including my Clayton set up, recess the bolts into the skid. But their skids have a top and bottom piece, so it is easy to do. If the skid is one piece of steel, like my old one on the YJ, other measures need taking to protect the bolts IMHO.
Without seeing more specific pics of the crossmember, it is kind of hard to picture solutions, but I am sure you have the guys there to solve issues like that

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The side brackets are slotted slightly so I don't see where it would be a problem.


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Would frame stiffeners not make it wider in effect? Meaning the cross member would need to be wider than a stock cross member for the stiffeners?
On my junk, I had to widen the Clayton one to fit over the stiffeners, it was that or cut a chunk out of the stiffeners which i didn't want to do.
Took me maybe half an hour to widen, so no big deal IMHO.

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what is everything included in the 4.5 longarm kit. full leaf packs?
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hey im just throwing this crazy idea out there but if you guys want to throw a long arm kit on my jeep and put huge rough country stickers on the sides or something im totally up for it.

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It seems to me that the long arm mounting points hang down too far. They're far too exposed and will no doubt be pretty beat up after taking the brunt due to their location. I like the other kits where the mount is even with, and inside, the 'frame rail'.

Besides that, it looks pretty beefy, and isn't priced bad.

BTW, why manufacture a radius arm kit and not a true 4-link?
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what is everything included in the 4.5 longarm kit. full leaf packs?
Front and rear springs, 2.2 perf shocks, adj track bar w/ relocation bracket, sway bar discos, arms, crossmember, tc skid, brake lines, rear spring, ubolts and pitman arm.

The reason we did not do a 4link is:
1. cost. we are making this kit to be more affordable for the jeeper on a tight budget.
2.ease of install. The installation of this is all bolt-on no welding. The is cutting (factory control arm brackets) and some minor drilling.


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It seems to me that the long arm mounting points hang down too far. They're far too exposed and will no doubt be pretty beat up after taking the brunt due to their location. I like the other kits where the mount is even with, and inside, the 'frame rail'.

Besides that, it looks pretty beefy, and isn't priced bad.

BTW, why manufacture a radius arm kit and not a true 4-link?
My Clayton arms mount the same way, maybe a tad higher is all. They take the abuse just fine. I did notice they (RC) gusset the brackets for the lower arms, so I would think it would be just fine 99.9% of the time.
I know in a manufacturing operation, sometimes you have to draw a line where to stop, and I for one think they did a good job for the money. My only concern is the tranny mount bolts which hopefully Ryan will get resolved, and that is it. With their warranty and excellent customer service, I doubt there will be any real issues that won't be addressed in a timely manner.
I still give it a especially when comparing to other long arm setups.

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As far as a true 4 link goes, I am more than happy with the radius arms on my junk.
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No reason I can see why the RC tup wont perform the same basic way on the trail. Maybe lose a little on the rear, but I run Alcan leafs, which cost about as much as the RC long arm addition itself!

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