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Rocky Road lift kit rear bushing failure

My wife was insisting that her Commander seemed shorter. I couldn't think of how that could be.....and didn't have time to look at it in the daylight ( seriously....i work like a slave ) so, today....I did have time, and had to agree with her. It looked like a stock XK in the back. The front seemed fine...and maybe that made it harder to tell if the back was changed. SO. tonight, i pulled my car up behind it and had a look under thar.
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10 months old.....never even had it off road. I'll let you know how RR stands behind their stuff.
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jeez. i wondered how long till someone rear block. that sucks.

i wonder how much longer mine will last. i beat on it every weekend
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Most likely they will say that it was a problem due to the install... And I was pricing those... May have to go a diferent road...
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That's why I want to go with the 4" lift when I have the cash, just seems to be better built.

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That's why I want to go with the 4" lift when I have the cash, just seems to be better built.

The OME / Old Man Emu suspension seems like a good option too, I'm waiting on a local shop to get back to me on a price for their kit. It seems like all the problems from the spacers wheels/lift are starting to show up...
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I am interested in their response. I have done some tough stuff with mine with no difficulty so far.





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That's why I want to go with the 4" lift when I have the cash, just seems to be better built.
RW save your cash and get the 4". And soon we will have some off road racing UCA's w/ uniball joints to replace the OEM...

They will look something like these:



LumberJim sorry to hear about that failure. Both sides busted...seems very odd.


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RW save your cash and get the 4". And soon we will have some off road racing UCA's w/ uniball joints to replace the OEM...

They will look something like these:

Now that is very cool.

That is the lift I would like to have. I have been debating on which way I should go. Once this uniball modification is made, I think I will go with the 4".
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I am going to take a look at my spacers now since I also have the RR lift. The ride height seems to be good with me so I don't think there is a problem....yet. I think that if there was going to be something happen it would have already. I do alot of towing with my XK and the spacers have held up fine. Like many other things it is possible for one part out of a million to be defective. They may have had a bad run of poly spacers.

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I just got my Daystar 2" lift yesterday, i hope i dont have probs like this down the road. Yet again i dont do serious off roading, just little stuff.
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