Dont retract anything just read. Above i agreed with you, they are crap in part but not as a whole. The 249 is a strong case and hold up very well other than the VC. The VC is crap they last 100K miles thats about it. I have read guys replacing them at a cost of about $300 and having them fail with in a year. Not worth the headache when a 242 can be had for $100-$150. I pulled my 249 out and put in a 242 a loooong time ago. What i was correcting you on is where you said the VC does bad when its not used. The VC is always used, every time the Jeep is moving. No way around that.
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