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post #1 of 58 Old 01-15-2009, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Help Me Finish this Lift Kit!

I bought a ($200) 4'' RC lift from a guy that had ordered it for his TJ, but RC had accidentally sent him the ZJ kit, and let him keep all the extra parts. However some parts are missing because RC only sent him the parts he needed to complete the TJ lift using some of the ZJ kit.

This is what he wrote to me and pics that he sent me:
"Just so you know 2 of the control arms are missing the inserts that go at the ends...basically it makes them fit with a bolt. two of them have it, but I guess the others got misplaced. You'll be able to see what I mean when you look at the other 2 control arms that are complete. 4 shocks. 4 coil springs, they are different lengths cause the rear of the vehicle is supposed to sit slightly higher (my wrangler was like that). 2 sway bar links (you'll need 2 more), and the brackets that I have. I assume you'll need to get dropdown brackets for your skid plate, or you can have someone fabricate them for you, shouldn't be too hard if you know someone who can weld."

Can anyone help me with what else i need? Do I need a pitman arm? Any help would be great, Thanks!


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post #2 of 58 Old 01-15-2009, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Working pics......
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No good on those images - I don't have visibility into your gmail account.

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post #5 of 58 Old 01-15-2009, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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post #6 of 58 Old 01-15-2009, 12:19 PM
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I'd go with adjustable track bars as well..

I'm jealous, you got a helluva deal.

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post #7 of 58 Old 01-15-2009, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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^thanks^ Any more advice guys?
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post #8 of 58 Old 01-15-2009, 01:40 PM
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Damn thats a good price for that, def. adjustable front track bar and far warning that rough country shocks suck, at least when I got my lift a year ago they did.

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post #9 of 58 Old 01-15-2009, 01:52 PM
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$200?!
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get some front and rear adj track bars

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post #10 of 58 Old 01-15-2009, 02:40 PM
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The "inserts" are just bushings - you should be able to get those from RC. Looks like the shocks need bushings too.

Looks like you might have control arm drop brackets - I'd leave them in the box.

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So, it looks like I will only need front and rear adj track bars as well as brushings for the shocks and control arms...?
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post #12 of 58 Old 01-15-2009, 09:39 PM
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That's what it looks like. Read around, and you'll learn that you don't want trackbar relocation brackets, and anybody that says drill a second hole for your front trackbar should be shot with rock salt-loaded shotgun shells

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Do I need rear upper adjustable control arms?
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What height are we going to?

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4'', thats it no more than that ever!
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