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Unread 06-13-2013, 05:51 PM   #481
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32s and yeah they do I need to a wiper fluid relocate and do some cutting and I need to get rid of these soft spring and get something stiffer

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Unread 06-16-2013, 11:27 PM   #482
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Awesome thread! I have been eying off the RC LA kit so glad I came accross this. Thanks for posting your info and experiences of the kit.

So what I'm understanding is that do not bother with the pitman drop kit (I'm RHD anyway) and the stock coils amd shocks are crap/too soft.

I figure I'm better off just getting the hardware only and sourcing my own coils and shocks.

HOwever, what are your thoughts on the RC flex joints? Are they quality? Do they last or do they get loose and noisy? Could they be replaced with johnny joints (like the Clayton LA) kit down the line?

The RC LA kit just seems too good to be true compared to others when looking at cost and the fact it comes with a trans skid as well, but just trying to figure if RC skimped on the quality somewhere (other than coils and shocks) to get the cost down..?

Thanks!
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Unread 06-17-2013, 04:32 PM   #483
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The joints in the past were crap, A least the ones on my short arms were. I believe they changed them to a newer one, but haven't heard much about them yet. I'm sure somebody with the kit will chime in. The good part is that I believe they are interchangeable with Johnny joints like on Clayton arms.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 06:47 PM   #484
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The joints to me seem to be pretty solid. Very large assembly and fully greasable. If you take care of them I don't see any issues, they should be fine for 99% of usage.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 09:13 AM   #485
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The joints look identical to the Summit ones I've seen others recommend. If assembled and greased correctly, I don't see them wearing out anytime soon.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #486
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The joints to me seem to be pretty solid. Very large assembly and fully greasable. If you take care of them I don't see any issues, they should be fine for 99% of usage.
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The joints look identical to the Summit ones I've seen others recommend. If assembled and greased correctly, I don't see them wearing out anytime soon.
You guys crack me up. Using this logic, I should get a set of DT8000's next since they look similar to Bilstein's.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #487
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Not sure about the joints? The bushings are clevite though
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Unread 06-18-2013, 10:51 AM   #488
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You guys crack me up. Using this logic, I should get a set of DT8000's next since they look similar to Bilstein's.
Yep, we are funny guys

But then again, I've seen detailed exploded views of the Summit joint, and have personal experience with the RC joints... so I call it like I see it.

Only difference is the newer Summit joint has a welded shoulder, rather than the snap ring.

And you?
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Unread 06-18-2013, 10:55 AM   #489
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Just talked to Kirk at RC. He said they actually make all their own components in their joints.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 10:57 AM   #490
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Just talked to Kirk at RC. He said they actually make all their own components in their joints.
AFAIK Summit makes none of theirs...

*edit* I have to apologize for this comment; brain fart dummy me was thinking of Summit, not Summit Machine. duh.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 11:02 AM   #491
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AFAIK Summit makes none of theirs...
Haha. Ya he said they make it all themselves and they seem awesome to me. They are huge. I think they will work just fine for my needs.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 11:07 AM   #492
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It is impossible to argue ignorance. Carry on, fellas.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #493
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It is impossible to argue ignorance. Carry on, fellas.
Go ahead... other than "Claytons kit and Jonnie Joints are the best", what do you have to add to the conversation about Summit versus RC flex joints?

Based on YOUR experience with the new RC joints of course...
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Unread 06-18-2013, 11:12 AM   #494
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It is impossible to argue ignorance. Carry on, fellas.
Seriously dude we really appreciate your insight. Go troll some other threads.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 11:54 PM   #495
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TOPIC: WJ RC 4" LONG ARM KIT + 2" BB SPACERS ON 33" MTR's --------> ANYBODY RUNNING THIS SET-UP?

1.> HOWS THE HANDLING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS? DOES IT TRACK STRAIGHT? AND DRIVE RELAXED?
2.> OPINION OR EXPERIENCE ----->>> HOW MANY MILES BEFORE THE COIL SPRINGS ON THE KIT START TO SAG? (90% ON ROAD DRIVING, 10% ROUGH ROAD)... NO ROCK CRAWLING
3.> OPINION OR EXPERIENCE ----->>> HOW MANY MILES BEFORE THE CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS WEAR OFF (CREATE A PLAY) ... (90% ON ROAD DRIVING, 10% ROUGH ROAD)... NO ROCK CRAWLING

I VOW DOWN MY HEAD AND THANK YOU............(to be continued)


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