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UnlimitedJP 06-04-2013 09:44 AM

Rough Country LJ lift
 
So I've had my jeep for quite some time and its over due for an upgrade. First a short back story, this is the second jeep I have owned a YJ now an LJ. The second week I had my LJ a group of friends went to Rouch Creek in PA. I was hooked since then. 5 years later I'm finally treating my self to a well needed and over due lift kit. I finally settled on 4"long arm lift from Rough Country. And, to my surprise they offer a rebate. I will have before and after pictures as soon as I get it back from the shop.

Ironhead 06-04-2013 09:53 AM

did you already purchase the lift? did you read any reviews on it?

dadkinsemt 06-04-2013 10:16 AM

Seems like you have had time to pick what you want. Good luck and can't wait to see it. You may want to put up a build thread.

TheBoogieman 06-04-2013 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Ironhead (Post 15518130)
did you already purchase the lift? did you read any reviews on it?

:shhh: Spoiler alert! Now you're going to tell him the Miami Heat blew out the Pacers and Floyd "money" Mayweather (boxer) bet a cool $5.9 MILLION on the heat with a 7 point spread.Needless to say he now lives up to his nickname.:cheers:

p.s. Floyd,my white mom slept with you and I'm another one of your kids you don't know about.If you could just send me a Mc Donalds gift certificate for $500,000,I'll leave you alone and won't ruin your great reputation.

Ross 06-04-2013 11:43 AM

You’re going to hear an earful about buying a Rough Country. Their old control arms had allot of issues. Their bad reputation seems well deserved, RC even admitted to the problems when I called them. The control arms have been resigned. I know nothing about any other product they offer. The people at RC seem nice and eager to help and answer questions. The do seem to have good customer service.

I just got a set of their short arms, as in a month or so ago. I live in the middle of the woods and run them around a bit now and they do fine, so far. they have been in mud, over rocks, tree stumps etc. No issues.

A few people in my off-road group are running them both short and long arms. Everybody is happy. One of the guys in my group owns a shop and he got them for me for 150.00 a set for front and rear lowers and rear uppers, 3 sets $450.00 tax and shipping included. You have to put the ends together and if you don't do it right they will have problems. One in the group had a set and the joints weren't tight and the jeep had a bad wandering problem.

I will continue to post about them. If they suck I will let everybody know and I suspect Imped will be the first to say “I told you so”:rofl: and that is fine. I will post about them when I see the topic come up and give honest updates. I will give honest feed back as time passes.

Ironhead 06-04-2013 12:41 PM

like anyone else that feels like testing the waters to see if this company has ironed out all the details

I wish you the best of luck

Ross 06-04-2013 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Ironhead (Post 15518773)
like anyone else that feels like testing the waters to see if this company has ironed out all the details

I wish you the best of luck

Honda used to be bottom line, look at them now.

I all seriousness what does a control arm do. If it keeps the axle in place, stays together and moves as it should then what else. The only real difference is the ends. I am confident the cleveite bushing will last for a long time and help to aid in a decent ride. The new flex end bushing is very similar in design to the JJ. The JJ is supposed a better material made for them by energy suspension, if that material is superior it should last longer than the RC flex joint. One the problem with the old flex joint from RC is that it did not compress and fit together tightly and crap would get in and it would wear out. With the new design, that shouldn't be an issue, we will see.

Ironhead 06-04-2013 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Ross (Post 15518818)
Honda used to be bottom line, look at them now.

I all seriousness what does a control arm do. If it keeps the axle in place, stays together and moves as it should then what else. The only real difference is the ends. I am confident the cleveite bushing will last for a long time and help to aid in a decent ride. The new flex end bushing is very similar in design to the JJ. The JJ is supposed a better material made for them by energy suspension, if that material is superior it should last longer than the RC flex joint. One the problem with the old flex joint from RC is that it did not compress and fit together tightly and crap would get in and it would wear out. With the new design, that shouldn't be an issue, we will see.

do you really want to continue this convo on someone elses thread?

in all seriousness, you have no experience with the durability of these components.

Ross 06-04-2013 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Ironhead (Post 15518975)
do you really want to continue this convo on someone elses thread?

in all seriousness, you have no experience with the durability of these components.

I was responding to the second post in this thread, the one that set this all up.

How much experience do you have with them?
It is inevitable the RC bashing will come out. I was just giving him a heads up!!

Ironhead 06-04-2013 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Ross (Post 15519028)
I was responding to the second post in this thread, the one that set this all up.

How much experience do you have with them?
It is inevitable the RC bashing will come out. I was just giving him a heads up!!

so you quoted a statement that was basically ending the convo?

you responded because you feel the need to justify your purchase. I dont need to have experience with them, and did not say a single bad thing about the new rc arms in this thread. I wished the OP luck because RC hasnt made too many quality products in all of the time they have been around. I hope they are different, but have my doubts and wont gamble my money on them when there are better arms for not too much more money

Ross 06-04-2013 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Ironhead (Post 15519069)
so you quoted a statement that was basically ending the convo?


you responded because you feel the need to justify your purchase. I dont need to have experience with them, and did not say a single bad thing about the new rc arms in this thread. I wished the OP luck because RC hasnt made too many quality products in all of the time they have been around. I hope they are different, but have my doubts and wont gamble my money on them when there are better arms for not too much more money

I didn't realize that was supposed to be the end of it:confused:

So your wish is I do not discuss my experiences or opinions here?

Ironhead 06-04-2013 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Ross (Post 15519122)
I didn't realize that was supposed to be the end of it:confused:

So your wish is I do not discuss my experiences or opinions here?

I was done talking to the OP, but you want to continue. its cool.

I do want you to post up opinions and experiences on here. it would be an absolute disgrace for a set of arms to fail within the first month or thousand miles. I dont need to have the joints myself to tell that much.

you need to actually have some experience with them before you claim they are as good as double sided JJ arms, which by design, they cant be. just hope for you and the OP, they last longer and with less regular maint than every arm RC has made in the past.

and as you stated, you only got the arms. I asked the OP if he had already made the purchase as there are other things that are not so favorable about the RC kits. it would be a shame to pay for an install, then not be happy with it, and pay more labor time to have parts replaced

Ross 06-04-2013 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Ironhead (Post 15519167)
I was done talking to the OP, but you want to continue. its cool.

I do want you to post up opinions and experiences on here. it would be an absolute disgrace for a set of arms to fail within the first month or thousand miles. I dont need to have the joints myself to tell that much.

you need to actually have some experience with them before you claim they are as good as double sided JJ arms, which by design, they cant be. just hope for you and the OP, they last longer and with less regular maint than every arm RC has made in the past.

and as you stated, you only got the arms. I asked the OP if he had already made the purchase as there are other things that are not so favorable about the RC kits. it would be a shame to pay for an install, then not be happy with it, and pay more labor time to have parts replaced

never said that, but why the need for a double joint? I promise I will speak the truth about these arms as time passes. Time has passed for some I know and they are happy with them.

ctorres018 06-04-2013 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Ross (Post 15519308)
never said that, but why the need for a double joint? I promise I will speak the truth about these arms as time passes. Time has passed for some I know and they are happy with them.

Sounds like your trying to do what Imped did with Metalcloak

UnlimitedJP 06-04-2013 09:00 PM

Thanks for all the replys I did a lot if think and back and forth of what lift kit but for the budget I had to spend this is what I went with.


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