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Unread 11-24-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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Soon to install lift, (3" rusty's), seeking advice

The Rusty's 3-inch XJ Suspension Kit has been one the most successful items we have developed. Our soft spring rates along with our specific valve shocks have put this kit above the rest. All of the Rusty's 3-inch kits will clear 31in. tires. Rusty's 300AL kit comes complete with front coils, full-length add-a-leafs, four Rusty's hydro shocks, a rear brake line extension bracket and complete instructions. The Rusty's 300SP has the same parts as the 300AL but with complete new rear springs. A new addition to the Rusty's suspension line is the 305STS kit. This kit comes with coil springs that have a 30-lb heavier spring rate and an overload spring on the rear leaf springs. If you have a large heavy bumper, a winch, and carry a lot of gear this may be the kit for you.

• 2 - 3" Front Coil Springs
• 2 - 3" Rear Leaf Packs
• Rear Brake Line Extension
• 4 - Rusty's Hydraulic Shocks
• Complete Instruction

http://rustysoffroad.com/Merchant2/m...ode=sus_xj_kit



I need to know what problems I can anticipate and prepare for before I start the install.

Any advice?

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Unread 11-24-2006, 08:23 PM   #2
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what year is it? if old or u live where they salt u will have rust to mess with
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Unread 11-24-2006, 08:26 PM   #3
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Don't believe a word of BS that's on that site.
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Unread 11-24-2006, 08:35 PM   #4
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1988 xj, lived in hawaii for a while, but no rust issues (not to say that some bolts won't be rusty, you just can't see any). Lives in seattle now. A lot of water in seattle, but no salt from roads.
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Unread 11-24-2006, 08:35 PM   #5
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Here is the link to a write up I did. Fairly easy install and didn't break any shock bolts.


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/rustys-3-install-276219/
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Don't believe a word of BS that's on that site.
Which site, and why?
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Unread 11-24-2006, 08:48 PM   #7
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Here is the link to a write up I did. Fairly easy install and didn't break any shock bolts.


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276219
Thanks! Any updates to problems or 20/20 hindsight info you may know now?

How did the driveline angle end up working out? Did the height settle?
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Unread 11-24-2006, 09:14 PM   #8
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You will probally break all the shock bolts so be prepared for that

Dont forget about:
Sway bar end links for the front at least
T-case drop or SYE
Degree shims for the rear axle

If you dont have a way to heat things up id get something even if it is one of those quick fire mapp gas toches, it will help alot. you will propally have todo something with the e-brake cable too. (mine are not hooked up anymore because the cables were to short.)
Also be prepared for every bolt to fight you the whole way (everything on mine was a pain)
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I have been spraying with pb blaster every couple days for at least 10 days now, and the lift gets here in another 6 days.

I have access to a propane torch and an oxy/acetylene welding rig.

What are the sway bar end links (why do I need new ones)?
What shims do I need for the 3" lift?
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Unread 11-24-2006, 09:19 PM   #10
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im about to order the same kit, shouldint be a problems, rustys is good stuff, many people in my club use their kits, full packs and addaleafs, they specialize in jeep suspension, why in the world would you say dont believe anything on their site??
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Upper Control Arms - the bolts at the frame are hardcore. Be prepared to use a cutting wheel or a torch to get em off.
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