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Unread 06-11-2009, 10:47 AM   #136
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On the bushings rubbing alcohol will work magic. Just spray some on the bushings and they will push right out.

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Unread 06-11-2009, 04:12 PM   #137
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On the bushings rubbing alcohol will work magic. Just spray some on the bushings and they will push right out.
Wanna know what I hate about Rough Country?


What I hate is that no matter what the problem is they always have to come in with this simple answer that works, they don't give customers the runaround. They just step in, help people out, and that's it.

I don't know about you guys, but I would rather deal with a company that doesn't answer phone calls/e-mails. Doesn't help out at all, even if it's a problem based on their product instead of customer stupidity. I'm done with RC, I'll only be dealing with Quadratec from now on, I heard they treat their customers like they're suppose to.


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Unread 06-11-2009, 04:19 PM   #138
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Unread 06-11-2009, 09:08 PM   #139
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So i just scanned through all the post and i dont recall seeing what the measurements were on the proper short shocks... any one got them handy?
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Unread 06-11-2009, 09:16 PM   #140
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So i just scanned through all the post and i dont recall seeing what the measurements were on the proper short shocks... any one got them handy?

23" extended, 12.75"? collapsed... could be 13" I havent seen actual measurments yet either..
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Unread 06-11-2009, 09:23 PM   #141
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Now is that the grey shock body or from mount to mount? If i remember correctly my BODY is 12.75... And i got my kit over a month ago...
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Unread 06-11-2009, 09:44 PM   #142
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Now is that the grey shock body or from mount to mount? If i remember correctly my BODY is 12.75... And i got my kit over a month ago...
eye to eye centers...
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Unread 06-11-2009, 09:57 PM   #143
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Hmmm Guess i am going to have to flex it out and measure it, dont really feel like removing it to measure it...
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Unread 06-13-2009, 12:17 PM   #144
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Well I took off the old shocks and compared them with the new one.....not too much difference really, idk how much it will help. Still shorter distance than it takes for my bumpstop to hit:

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Unread 06-13-2009, 12:40 PM   #145
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.not too much difference really, idk how much it will help.
Same here. I thought mudb8 cleared it up for RC with this picture, but apparently not.


Here are the measurements.
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Stock    12.1"      19.25"
Old RC   16.5"      24.9"
New RC   15.75"     23.5"
While on my wheel ramps i have 3" for the shock to hit the shock bump stop and 5.25" before the axle hits the bump stop. D'oh!! Looks like i'll have to make my own shock mounts to get what i want. Oh well, you get what you pay for.
I'll post a pic when i get around to it.

Also i thought these were supposed to be gas charged shocks. Don't gas charged shocks extend on their own? Every single shock i've dealt with has extended on its own to max length, except for these "china" shocks.
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Unread 06-13-2009, 01:11 PM   #146
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Nope, they are not gas charged. I thought gas charged were too stiff/rough riding for TJ's? Not sure about that, thought I read it on here. When you guys talk about making your own shock mounts, how will you avoid them hanging down below the axle and possibly getting torn off? I'm just thinking if your goal is to lower the bottom shock mount so you have more up travel, won't it hang down too low?
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Unread 06-13-2009, 01:14 PM   #147
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I just don't understand how this problem isn't a fairly simple fix by Rough Country? I'm no mudb8, but it seems obvious even to me that uptravel/bumpstop distance is more important than their claim of "longer shock bodies to allow for more droop.." which will clearly cause issues with the shock bottoming several inches before the axle bumpstops.
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Unread 06-13-2009, 01:28 PM   #148
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Nope, they are not gas charged. I thought gas charged were too stiff/rough riding for TJ's? Not sure about that, thought I read it on here. When you guys talk about making your own shock mounts, how will you avoid them hanging down below the axle and possibly getting torn off? I'm just thinking if your goal is to lower the bottom shock mount so you have more up travel, won't it hang down too low?
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The stock shocks are gas charged. The shock mounts will be changed at the top, not the bottom. (well maybe at the bottom too with the Nth relocate kit)


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I just don't understand how this problem isn't a fairly simple fix by Rough Country? I'm no mudb8, but it seems obvious even to me that uptravel/bumpstop distance is more important than their claim of "longer shock bodies to allow for more droop.." which will clearly cause issues with the shock bottoming several inches before the axle bumpstops.
yeah, i figured they would get it right on the second go around, but apparently not.
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Unread 06-13-2009, 01:44 PM   #149
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So these shocks are not gas-charged as stated on their site, and the new shocks still have too long of a shock body to run with this lift? RC please chime in.
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Unread 06-13-2009, 02:12 PM   #150
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this may sound stupid, but what if you ran the stock size shocks in the rear if you didnt care about ruining them? that way no bar pins or shock mounts are destroyed. and maybe i missed it, but are the fronts too long too?

i just ordered mine from jerry on friday, and had no idea about this issue. do you think my kit will come with the 23.5" shocks or 24.9?

and if i run 31's, which bumpstops to i need to lengthen
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