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post #46 of 99 Old 04-14-2008, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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you dont kneed to do anyother modafications or purchase anythign else to make the kit work?
In theory no, however, some people need to run a SYE and a cv driveshaft so they dont have driveline vibes. I am just running the t-case drop, and I have no vibes what-so-ever.


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I too, added nothing but the TC drop & have minimal (if any really) vibe
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In theory no, however, some people need to run a SYE and a cv driveshaft so they dont have driveline vibes. I am just running the t-case drop, and I have no vibes what-so-ever.

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same here same lift TC drop and no vibes.and yes you ride will slowly become smoother as the springs settle.

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Thanks for a good thread with very good pictures.

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Thanks for a good thread with very good pictures.
No problem, I still have yet to get the dang thing off of pavement though... I hate living in town...

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Get to it man. that thing looks really good!

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Sleeves and Bolts

Tuck,

Did you have any issues with some of the bolts not feeding through the bushing sleeves? My kit is having an issue with a couple bolts and sleeves for the shackles. I think it's just a machining variance issue. I'm wondering if I can just use a drill press to clean up the inside of the sleeves a bit and maybe take the bolts to a sanding wheel to remove any cruft. Anyone have any thoughts?

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Tuck,

Did you have any issues with some of the bolts not feeding through the bushing sleeves? My kit is having an issue with a couple bolts and sleeves for the shackles. I think it's just a machining variance issue. I'm wondering if I can just use a drill press to clean up the inside of the sleeves a bit and maybe take the bolts to a sanding wheel to remove any cruft. Anyone have any thoughts?

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It seems like ever since RC started to include hardware with the kits people have been running into that problem. From what I've read most guys drill the bushings out a little to clearance the bolts. My kit didn't come with new hardware, so I had to buy my own. I didn't have any issues with bushings not fitting.

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It seems like ever since RC started to include hardware with the kits people have been running into that problem. From what I've read most guys drill the bushings out a little to clearance the bolts. My kit didn't come with new hardware, so I had to buy my own. I didn't have any issues with bushings not fitting.
we did mine yesterday and and to drill out the bushings just a tiny bit to fit.

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did you compensate the lift with an appropriate rear drive shaft or you still got the stock ones on?
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did you compensate the lift with an appropriate rear drive shaft or you still got the stock ones on?
it comes with a T case drop if you want to go that route al well.

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4 months so far so good

Have had my RC 4" lift on for 4 months now. No issues so far!
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Mines going on this week, yours looks good!
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I've had my lift kit since late last year and am now finally settled in and am ready to put it on. The only question I have is, does anyone know when and which springs were the bad ones? I e-mailed Ryan and am waiting for the expert answer from him. Yeah, I know he is at the meet this weekend and I expect to hear from him at the first of the week. But I was just wondering if anyone had noticed a pattern on the timing of buying bad springs? I hate to put it on and then have to yank it off in a few months so if I can find out that my springs came out of a bad batch, maybe I can save a bit of labor!

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I've had my lift kit since late last year and am now finally settled in and am ready to put it on. The only question I have is, does anyone know when and which springs were the bad ones? I e-mailed Ryan and am waiting for the expert answer from him. Yeah, I know he is at the meet this weekend and I expect to hear from him at the first of the week. But I was just wondering if anyone had noticed a pattern on the timing of buying bad springs? I hate to put it on and then have to yank it off in a few months so if I can find out that my springs came out of a bad batch, maybe I can save a bit of labor!

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If the leaf springs you have are this design, and you end-up with this as your rear shackle angle (very poor), and the spring clips are clamped down tight like these (very restrictive and prohibit flex greatly), I can't see how these leafs could ever perform nice.

If your leaf spring shackle and leaf are not at an angle of ~90* statically, then they tend to fight each other and cause unwanted suspension dynamics. The greater angle they are from ~90* the worse things tend to be and shackle inversion can come into play be it the front shackles or the rears.

Way too many restrictions and a poor design if you ask me.
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