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RRO and woody links lift problems anyone else?

I had my lift installed by the dealer I bought my 14 gc from in may 2014. It took them 4 weeks to install. Some problems were the up control arms from RRO due to there bushing slippage issues ( after trying 3 different ones and waiting for shipping). I gave up on the UCA's and had dealer put factory UCA's back on. I keep the lift and woody end links. has never felt 100%. Fast forward to now...For about a month now I have had a loose feeling and popping noise while going over bumps in road and in corners only in front drivers wheel. I have never taken off pavement yet. Now thanks to all our recalls I had to bring in Again. This time I brought to another dealer and told the about my noise issues. attached pic shows what they stated on invoice. Does anyone else have this problem, I know a lot of people have this lift kit from RRO. Let me know what if any problems u have had. I have seen there are finally other lift options available to us with shocks and coils. Will this kind of lift take the stress off parts or will it be the same. I will spend the money to swap lifts if will work.
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Re: RRO and woody links lift problems anyone else?

I have had my lift and woody links installed for just under 2 years and 18K miles. I took my WK2 to High Country 4x4 outside Denver to install OME shocks/struts. The following issues were discovered:
-Ball joints on upper control arms, right and left, from RRO failed and needed replacement
-Front and back right bwoody sway bar link bushings failed and needed replacement
-Drive side CV axle failed and needed replacement

A tech at the shop informed me that due to the change in geometry from the lift, expect to have to replace front axles every 20K-30K miles. I spoke with RRO and they confirmed that logic. They said about 1000 lifts have been sold with limited feedback thus far due to the short amount of time the lifts have been in use.

I spoke with Bwoody who informed me that the sway bar bushings need to be lubricated twice a year. There were no notes to this affect in the box/instructions.

Obviously I was pretty shocked as to what was found due to the low milage since install. This off road shop is highly respected in the front range so I have no doubt about their diagnosis.

My mechancial knowledge was certainly on the low side when I started making mods, so I guess its my fault I wasnt aware of what long term affects would be and frequency of requried maintenance. That being said, some kind of heads up would have been nice during the purchase process. I always made sure I spoke to a human prior to purchase, never just placed web orders, so the opportunity was there for full disclosure. I love my WK2 and have no regrets with the mods, thought a greater understanding of the big picture would have been nice to keep my fustration level down.
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Re: RRO and woody links lift problems anyone else?

Quick follow up on my post, Marie at Bwoody is great and really stepped up to help me out with my link issues. I am happy with the resolution. Awesome customer service, def recommend this vendor.
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Re: RRO and woody links lift problems anyone else?

Do you need the end links with the RRO lift. I have the lift not installed yet. Thinking of switching to eibach lift kit though.
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Re: RRO and woody links lift problems anyone else?

From everything I've read, extended links are necessary.
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Re: RRO and woody links lift problems anyone else?

Why would the RRO kit need them but not the eibach kit
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Re: RRO and woody links lift problems anyone else?

The links are well made and do what they claim they do to a degree. If your asking why get them? People love to spend money on crap that they assume is better.
Situationally I would use extended links but.... The OE links do a fine job as a known commodity and if the time comes to replace them they are cheap, when, not if the time comes to replace the bushings on the woody links you'll be spending the same money and doing more work.. As a bonus you don't need to grease the OE links. The do I need extended links question I'm not touching. Ask your dealer what they think about drilling holes and denying claims too..
Ditch the links, loosen everything, reseat your shocks, snug it all, drop the Jeep, tighten all bolts, and I'm a fan of grease during assembly, this is a very straightforward install. Good luck
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Re: RRO and woody links lift problems anyone else?

My hubby just installed the RRO 2.5" lift on my 2013 Grand Cherokee. First of all, make sure you have a heavy duty floor jack and a lot of patience. Having it aligned tomorrow so I can't really give a good opinion yet. My question is, any opinions on a meatier, off-road tire that either sticks with the stock 17" wheel or with the addition of 1.5" wheel spacers? If with spacers, any recommendations for a good spacer?
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Re: RRO and woody links lift problems anyone else?

So looking on bwoodys site it looks like they are just beefier. Or are there ones also for lifted jeep that I didn't see.
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Re: RRO and woody links lift problems anyone else?

There's the option of extended links, if you feel the need.
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