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Unread 11-06-2011, 06:43 PM   #31
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if i have manual steering and i buy this lift, do i still need a steering stabilizer?

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Unread 11-06-2011, 06:58 PM   #32
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the steering stabilizer has nothing to do with power steering. it keeps your wheels from suddenly darting left or right when you hit a bump or rough spot in the road on one side of your jeep
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Unread 11-06-2011, 08:49 PM   #33
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the steering stabilizer has nothing to do with power steering. it keeps your wheels from suddenly darting left or right when you hit a bump or rough spot in the road on one side of your jeep
so if i buy this lift and i have a stock yj, do i need to replace it? is it vital to the lift?
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Unread 11-09-2011, 01:55 PM   #34
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Some people will tell you no and some will tell you yes. I will basically tell you that it isn't going to hurt to have it and it isn't expensive so why not?
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Unread 11-09-2011, 05:02 PM   #35
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I wold tell you not to buy the RC kit, let alone the steering stabilizer.
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Unread 11-09-2011, 06:15 PM   #36
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I would have used a piece of 4x4 because it's lighter but I don't see what's wrong with a concrete block.

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Because when concrete fails it literally explodes with no notice, no pre-cracks or anything like that. Just boom and the vehicle is sitting on the ground with some concrete chunks around it.

If a piece of wood fails it'll split and crack and give you several lifts worth of notice that it's dying.

Never, ever support or lift a vehicle using cinderblocks. EVER. It's a great way to f-up your vehicle, yourself, and your shop tools.

OP, nice jeep but please cut yourself a chunk of 4x4 or 6x6 and stop using that cinderblock.
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Unread 11-12-2011, 04:58 AM   #37
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Because when concrete fails it literally explodes with no notice, no pre-cracks or anything like that. Just boom and the vehicle is sitting on the ground with some concrete chunks around it.

If a piece of wood fails it'll split and crack and give you several lifts worth of notice that it's dying.

Never, ever support or lift a vehicle using cinderblocks. EVER. It's a great way to f-up your vehicle, yourself, and your shop tools.

OP, nice jeep but please cut yourself a chunk of 4x4 or 6x6 and stop using that cinderblock.
How about putting a platform of wood beneath the jack so the jack is higher when you begin? I have a bunch of 6x6's I've been saving for my YJ lift project to get more lift from my jack.
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Unread 11-12-2011, 12:22 PM   #38
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Don’t want to hijack the post. First of all amazing write up, great picture and congratulations on the lift. Just on a side note I recently completed my 4” RC install and overall great kit for the money. The bad is my passenger rear leaf after 200+ miles is sagging ¾” to a full 1”. After tons of research this is a common problem. I have already replaced the passenger rear with another RC spring and now the driver’s side is sagging and the “new” spring on the passenger side is dropping too. The sagging started with only street driving and off-road on BLM and Forest Service roads during a hunting trip. I haven’t even tried to flex the springs yet and they failed. I hope everything works out on your 2.5” lift and again thank you for the write up.
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