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Unread 05-08-2013, 07:46 AM   #436
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Yes and no;

It is an a-arm, but has a different bracket on the rearend and a flex joint there the same as the lower arms.
Rear mount point is raised about an inch over stock.
Front mounts are same style as stock.
Right...ok so very similar to the IRO a-arm?

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Unread 05-08-2013, 08:38 AM   #437
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Right...ok so very similar to the IRO a-arm?
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Unread 05-08-2013, 01:14 PM   #438
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so much for getting the long arm kit on completely, got the last box today and missing the front upper pieces and that x-flex spanner tool, almost cut the mounts off to be ready for them when they were supposed to be here today, anyone else have anything missing yet or is this just my luck again?
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Unread 05-08-2013, 04:24 PM   #439
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Regarding rear driveline vibrations after lift installed. I have moderate DS vibs over about 45mph both accelerating and decelerating.. I set the adjustable arms to the lengths RC suggested at tri link at 7 3/8 and lower arms at 34.5". with an angle finder on the underside of the diff closest to the yoke I show about 12-14degrees. Ok, for those of you that have the 247 (all time) T-case with the stock slip yoke and drive line.........were you able to dial out all of the driveline vibrations, and if so what arm measurements or angle worked for you? I am not looking forward to spending a day of trial and error in adjusting and test driving so I am hoping to shortening curve!
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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:29 PM   #440
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measured mine before i started putting on the long arm kit, front was 6 degrees and the rear was 13, i know there not ideal, but thats what 4 inches on stock arms will get u, and i have no vibrations at any speed, so im hoping to have none after i finish the long arm, but we'll see

oh and if u guys have any problems, rough country is awesome to deal with, there over-nighting the things im missing, so im hoping to get it all done tomorrow after all!!
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Unread 05-08-2013, 11:33 PM   #441
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Pinion should be at same angle as driveshaft, assuming you have the double cardan on the trans.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:10 AM   #442
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To anyone who had the Kit installed by a hop,
How much did you guys pay??
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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:15 AM   #443
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To anyone who had the Kit installed by a hop,
How much did you guys pay??
Plan on at least 8-10 hours of labor, probably more. At an average of $65/hr, you're looking at least $500-650.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 09:47 AM   #444
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To anyone who had the Kit installed by a hop,
How much did you guys pay??
I had two shops in GA quote me $1000 to install because of all the extra work( cutting off OEM mounts, etc.).
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Unread 05-09-2013, 09:11 PM   #445
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Thats the same quotes I got. My advise pay the money and make sure to pay attention to the alignment when they are done.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 09:29 PM   #446
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if you were closer id install this for a 30 pack! well maybe not, but id be willing to help
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Unread 05-17-2013, 12:32 PM   #447
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buttoning up the back half today and let me tell u guys a huge tip for the flag nuts, do not use needle nose pliers, use small visegrips, that way u cant drop them and can pull towards u to make getting the bolts started easier, also when the rear half, do the top links first, and the bottom links last, and do the axle side of the bottom links first then the bracket end last, because its much easier to move the flex joints to get the bolts through then the press fit bushings on the axle side

also for everyone who is worried or hesitate on the quality or strength of the RC long arm, dont worry its comparable to IRO, in fact its nearly identical in most ways, course the Clayton one is stronger, but only due to the square links, and welding of the brackets, but if u bend the iro or rc links then your def wheeling alot harder then most of us who wheel a couple times a month

going out for a long two days of wheeling tomorrow and sun, so ill post up if i get any problems, but i dont foresee any clearance or flexing problems, did the cutting of the front end last week, and out back i only needed to roll the inside edge of the fender up and cut the bumper a half inch, now im running no bumpstop extensions in the rear and 3 inch bumpstop extensions up front til i flex it out and make sure i can take them out without tearing anything up, pretty sure i can get the 32's fulled stuffed, but want to make sure im not cutting them on anything up front, out back they clear everything perfectly
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Unread 05-19-2013, 02:52 AM   #448
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Dumb question maybe, but why are you posting in the RC LA thread about your IRO 3 in lift?

And if you plan to drive that over bumps or turn the wheel much, you'll be trimming quite a bit off both ends of both wheelwells.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 06:36 AM   #449
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Got most stuff done... I will for sure have to trim some but only in the front rear and the rear front... And of course I'll will have to trim the new bumper cover when I put it on... I also have to put the rest of the front back together with a new Radiator, A/C Condenser, Trans Cooler, Header Panel and Grill...







Wow it looks great but I hope the roads are smooth and straight where you live or your metal grinder is going to be put to a lot of use on those front and rear fenders...up to the flair line at least I would guess.
Wish it was legal to have the tyres stick out from the arches that far where I live.....looks great but would get me pulled in the first day in the NAZI state I live in!

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Unread 05-19-2013, 12:24 PM   #450
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Dumb question maybe, but why are you posting in the RC LA thread about your IRO 3 in lift?

And if you plan to drive that over bumps or turn the wheel much, you'll be trimming quite a bit off both ends of both wheelwells.
I'm sowy did I hurt your feelers for posting here? Because I wanted to...

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Wow it looks great but I hope the roads are smooth and straight where you live or your metal grinder is going to be put to a lot of use on those front and rear fenders...up to the flair line at least I would guess.
Wish it was legal to have the tyres stick out from the arches that far where I live.....looks great but would get me pulled in the first day in the NAZI state I live in!

BTW we have the best colour!
Yeah as I said in my post I will be trimming for sure which is no big deal to me, I don't care much about that... Its not done just posted a few picks. Any way, I will do the trimming as needed for sure. As for them sticking out there isn't any problem with that here, It would be a bummer to live somewhere that doesn't allow it, I agree with that all the way...
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