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post #136 of 504 Old 01-12-2013, 07:27 PM
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Can someone explain the set up in the rear? Why is it the stock "short" a-arm with lower long arms? Doesnt the shorter a-arm limit the long arms on the bottom? Whats the point?

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It's adjustable on the axle end. The longer lowers will help ride/flex, and adjusibility will allow you to move the rear axle backwards. The adjustable upper will allow you to dial in the pinion angle properly.

Yes, to a point, it can/will limit flex compared to say, Clayton's 4-link setup, but it won't be too bad, as the body side of the arm is angled, better joints, and after adjusting, it will be longer.

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post #137 of 504 Old 01-13-2013, 01:09 AM
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Thanks for clearing that up

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How is the height compared to the IROR or Clayton 4 inch kits? Did you get an actual 4 inches from the lift?

Also, on the rear sway bar.. rather than using the spacer blocks is there any interference leaving it alone, and using longer JKS discos?

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post #140 of 504 Old 01-16-2013, 11:19 AM
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Keep me posted please. I am highly considering it when it warms up. I have a stock 04 HO now. Let me know what you think of it.

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I have the 4 x series kit, I didn't go long arm cuz my wife said if I Ruin my rims she'll kill me. But to keep the 17' wheels and 33's from rubbing i went with a 4 inch lift my kit was 800 plus the stabilizer 130 def worth it the parts are alot more impressive than I thought they'd be Im happy with my choice
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Has anyone ever had to do any type of exhaust modification with this kit? I am about to drop some cash on a Magnaflow exhaust but I don't want to have it redone in the spring when I install this kit?

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Has anyone ever had to do any type of exhaust modification with this kit? I am about to drop some cash on a Magnaflow exhaust but I don't want to have it redone in the spring when I install this kit?

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The only one you have to modify exhaust on is Claytons, due to the upper control arms. The RC kit uses the stock upper mounts.

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I'm running this kit w RC 4" and 2" bb. I'm wanting to put taller springs and trash the spacers, how do I know how much to adjust everything? And what springs would you guys recommend?
MrJ has some 6.5" coils in the classified along with the shocks too...
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post #146 of 504 Old 01-21-2013, 09:38 AM
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I just ordered my rc long arm kit. I am also upgrading my shocks to bilstein 5100's. My kit should be here this Wednesday. Those of you who have the kit. Do they specify on how to set and adjust the arms? I have never had to deal with adjustable arms. any input on this would be great. thank you

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I just ordered my rc long arm kit. I am also upgrading my shocks to bilstein 5100's. My kit should be here this Wednesday. Those of you who have the kit. Do they specify on how to set and adjust the arms? I have never had to deal with adjustable arms. any input on this would be great. thank you
im sure they will come with "starting point settings"...if not contact RC and they will tell you. But those are only STARTING POINTS that should get you close to the correct specs....all WJs are slightly different and not everyone will have the exact same length arms....just mess around with it till you get it setup the best way FOR YOU

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You will also get a copy of the instructions in one of the boxes. The lengths given in the instructions will get you close enough to get it to an alignment rack to fine tune it to what you want.

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I just ordered my rc long arm kit. I am also upgrading my shocks to bilstein 5100's. My kit should be here this Wednesday. Those of you who have the kit. Do they specify on how to set and adjust the arms? I have never had to deal with adjustable arms. any input on this would be great. thank you
How much did it run ya? And where did you get it from? Thanks
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I ordered my kit from jeephut Very good people and easy to deal with. After reading the instructions im starting to think "what did I get myself into?" Ive lifted my jeep 2 different times but never had to deal with arms I have all of the tools needed for the install its just the long arms are making me nurvis. Those who have done this install please please please rate the difficulty and your experiences with the install.

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