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post #1 of 8 Old 08-28-2007, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Rubicon Express Long Arm Kit

Does anyone else have any experience with the rubicon express long arm kit? I have had mine in for a couple of months now and when I drive it for a while I start to get a bad creaking noise. I have greased the heims and used silicon lube on the bushings and no change. I cant isolate the noise because it resonates through all the unibody. Any tips would be super I am at the point where I am about to bust out the welder and weld all the mounts to the unibody.

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-28-2007, 09:07 AM
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i have herd similar things about a few other long arm kits, mabe its along arm thing??

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I would put the jeep up on jack stands and jack up the axle then let it down see if you can reproduce the sound that way maybe?

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My buddy had RE LAs on his XJ and they were always making squeaking noises. He was never able to slove the issue.

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Thats what you get when you lift a jeep. Some jeeps are groaners and some are quiet. Mines noisy as hell.

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Have you greased all the bushings on the control arms?

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I have greased everything, I used a silcon grease on the rubber bushings and full synthetic on the heims and the noise is still there. The noise is only there after driving a while. It doesnt make a noise when I first drive it. I think that it might be the LA brackets causing the unibody to flex?
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The subframe shouldn't be letting the unibody flex that much.

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