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Unread 08-05-2009, 01:38 AM   #16
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I'll probably start out with the full kit they have and if I need to upgrade in the future I will.
RC brackets have a bad rap , most of the ones I've read about breaking are from RC .

These frame mounted brackets are attached to a mere sheet metal that only by design is strong enough to work . By lengthening the bracket , it overstresses the frame and can tear off .

Thousands are using adjustable track bars w/o an issue , it's really the way to go . Skimp now , pay more later , your call !

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Unread 08-05-2009, 01:49 AM   #17
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my jeep with 4.5 inch lift and 33 by 12.5 tires
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Unread 08-05-2009, 02:06 AM   #18
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RC brackets have a bad rap , most of the ones I've read about breaking are from RC .

These frame mounted brackets are attached to a mere sheet metal that only by design is strong enough to work . By lengthening the bracket , it overstresses the frame and can tear off .

Thousands are using adjustable track bars w/o an issue , it's really the way to go . Skimp now , pay more later , your call !

GL
I'm not gonna be an extreme off roader or gonna be off roading as much as i'd like to...maybe once, twice, or so a month...do they break mostly when off roading or just in general?
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Unread 08-05-2009, 02:26 AM   #19
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For an example , I'll use mine , different kit , same priciple . It was bought with a kit from RRO . At the time , I knew no better , but , joining forums and reading , I saw there was an issue . I inspected my jeep , which had the kit installed only 3 months at the time . The stock bracket welding was just starting to crack , no wheeling , just street driving . RC's design isn't as good as RRO's IMO .

Good for a short term fix until you can see your way to get the recomended JKS rear bar . There are usually some listed in the used parts section as well .

BTW , your lifting a jeep , your gonna see a path , and your gonna take it . Your gonna get addicted just like everyone else . I only get a chance to wheel 3-4 a yr on trips but , every chance I get , I'm climbing a pile of dirt or playing in the mud . It's just sooo irresistable

FWIW , I have only 2 springs and the frt TB left from that kit
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Unread 08-05-2009, 03:01 AM   #20
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i broke my rear RC track bar bracket bolt twice on the road. the thing is junk!!!!! i honestly wouldnt trust the thing at all.
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Unread 08-05-2009, 03:04 AM   #21
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ooh and to answer the back spacing Q, the bigger the tires the more likley youll be rubbing your control arms in the front while turning. a wider stance will keep your tires off your control arms.
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Unread 08-05-2009, 06:46 AM   #22
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im running 31x10.5's for now, but when ever i finish saving up ill be running 33x12.5's but yeah i love the kit so far... i put 1" spacers on top of it too for just a lil extra height though
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Unread 08-05-2009, 07:08 AM   #23
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I just did the RC 4" lift also, with 31's
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Unread 08-05-2009, 01:22 PM   #24
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For an example , I'll use mine , different kit , same priciple . It was bought with a kit from RRO . At the time , I knew no better , but , joining forums and reading , I saw there was an issue . I inspected my jeep , which had the kit installed only 3 months at the time . The stock bracket welding was just starting to crack , no wheeling , just street driving . RC's design isn't as good as RRO's IMO .

Good for a short term fix until you can see your way to get the recomended JKS rear bar . There are usually some listed in the used parts section as well .

BTW , your lifting a jeep , your gonna see a path , and your gonna take it . Your gonna get addicted just like everyone else . I only get a chance to wheel 3-4 a yr on trips but , every chance I get , I'm climbing a pile of dirt or playing in the mud . It's just sooo irresistable

FWIW , I have only 2 springs and the frt TB left from that kit
Thanks for all the information! I'll probably go with the JKS rear track bar then. On the JKS site they go for $160. Not bad at all. How easy are they to install?
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Unread 08-05-2009, 01:30 PM   #25
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$144 here with free shipping http://www.redrock4x4.com/shop/products/1977.html
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Unread 08-05-2009, 01:50 PM   #26
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4in lift 32/ 11.5/ 15 all terrains

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Unread 08-05-2009, 01:52 PM   #27
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they dont rub do they? and 4" of backspacing i assume?
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Unread 08-05-2009, 02:04 PM   #28
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They rub a little on sharp turns, not really much. Just have to know my limits. The rims I got with the tires off of a 94 yj really could use some spacers. it's on the to do list.
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Unread 08-05-2009, 03:31 PM   #29
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To stop the rubbing, you can put a washer or two under the steering stops on the knuckles. It doesn't help the turning radius, but you don't have to remember not to rub anymore.
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Unread 08-05-2009, 04:02 PM   #30
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Thanks for all the information! I'll probably go with the JKS rear track bar then. On the JKS site they go for $160. Not bad at all. How easy are they to install?
They are just 2 bolts . the adjustments are 1/16 per turn IIRC . Adjustments can be made with one end still attached , you'll need to remove the frame side for adjusting . A little inconvienant , but worth the trouble , no different design than the rest .
The JKS rear bar can be fitted with new durometer bushing which clain to be hard as steel , but after 2 yrs , my bushing have seen some off roading and are still tight . $45 for the upgrade .

Here's where you get the bar $139 and free shipping

http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/jkstrackbars.html , top shelf company in my books , no worries there
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