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tintman3
07-15-2012, 02:02 AM
Ordered long arm upgrade for 2012 jk does anyone have pics or now anything about these

Indefatigable
07-15-2012, 05:22 AM
I hate the RE bushings and joints with a passion.

That is all.

wayoflife
07-15-2012, 05:31 AM
if you're just planning to run hard and fast out in the desert, it'll work great. if you're looking to play on the rocks and want big flex, you might want to see if you can cancel your order. while you can force radius arms to flex, it will come at the price of blown out bushings. more times than not, they will blow out in just one run - trust me, i have seen this time and time again. for big flex, you really should look at getting a 4-link long arm kit.

piginajeep
07-15-2012, 05:55 AM
I hate the RE bushings and joints with a passion.

That is all.

Re changes the bushings on the kits recently. Not saying you still won't have issues with a radius...

wayoflife
07-15-2012, 06:01 AM
Re changes the bushings on the kits recently. Not saying you still won't have issues with a radius...

the radius arms will still tear them apart.

highoctane
07-15-2012, 07:45 AM
I have a friend who replaced the bushings in his 4.5" RE long arm with the daystar replacement bushings just under a year ago. Those are a much stronger bushing and they are worn out and clunking.

bdmckenna
07-15-2012, 02:13 PM
if you're just planning to run hard and fast out in the desert, it'll work great. if you're looking to play on the rocks and want big flex, you might want to see if you can cancel your order. while you can force radius arms to flex, it will come at the price of blown out bushings. more times than not, they will blow out in just one run - trust me, i have seen this time and time again. for big flex, you really should look at getting a 4-link long arm kit.


So what 4 link do you suggest?

wayoflife
07-15-2012, 02:32 PM
So what 4 link do you suggest?

i have personally run the FT kit and and know a lot of other people who run the TF kit and they both work well with standard coils and shocks. if you plan on running coil overs that offer big flex (not all do), i would recommend the evo mfg double d long arm kit as it comes with johnny joints on both ends and will not blow out bushings the way the other kits do. if you can weld or can afford to have someone install the kit for you, i would recommend that you get the high clearance bracket version as there's nothing better available. of course, all this comes at a price but, it's worth every penny to me and what we run on both our JK's.

Yeti-09
07-15-2012, 03:50 PM
Yes but to run the high clearance brackets you would have to run rear coil overs or evolever.

piginajeep
07-15-2012, 05:30 PM
I have a friend who replaced the bushings in his 4.5" RE long arm with the daystar replacement bushings just under a year ago. Those are a much stronger bushing and they are worn out and clunking.

Same bushing as they have always had. They were suppose to change to a rubber design. As Eddie pointed out its still going to have issues by design.

Fitzbsly
07-16-2012, 04:34 AM
I have RE long arm and have for 3 years, although I did have bushings replaced once the kit performs great!

tintman3
07-16-2012, 01:40 PM
I have RE long arm and have for 3 years, although I did have bushings replaced once the kit performs great!

do u have any pics

wayoflife
07-16-2012, 02:16 PM
I have RE long arm and have for 3 years, although I did have bushings replaced once the kit performs great!

are you sure they aren't bad again? have you pulled off your rear arms and done a physical check of the upper joints? if not, i can almost guarantee you that they're shot. i see it all the time.

tintman3
07-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Ended up getting rancho short arm very satisfied

wayoflife
07-19-2012, 04:36 PM
Ended up getting rancho short arm very satisfied

great kit, congrats! :thumb: