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Unread 10-22-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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Kolak lift should come in this week, got a question

As stated above, I ordered the lift from Kolak a couple weeks ago and it should be in this week. Ended up getting the 4.5 inch premium lift with adjustable ca's and bilsteins.I got tracking on the shocks, says they'll be here today. I'm so excited.
Now I'm pretty sure ill need extended brake lines and maybe a steering stabilizer. Ujoints were already in it when I got the vehicle so I'm good there also. Is there any more recommendations for this lift?

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Unread 10-22-2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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You will probably need a new drive shaft if you have a cv type. Longer sway links. Your rear brake line may still work. Get 1994 chevy 1/2 ton front brake lines for the front. They are cheap and LONG. Im sure Kolak supplied you with a front track bar right? If not get an adjustable
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Unread 10-22-2013, 09:16 AM   #3
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Yeah man, its the IRO premium lift. It includes front and rear trackbars, coils,shocks, extended swaybar links, and their adjustable control arms upper and lower front rear and all the hardware/ bushings I think.
I'm just trying to get all my ducks lined up in a row so I can do it within a weekend
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should be about set, you may want some wheel spacers or different backspaced wheels depending on what tire youre running
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Go buy a big can of PB Blaster and start soaking every single bolt once a day. You'll have a much better time come the weekend.
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You can get away with the stock brake lines temporarily if you unbolt the bracket and let them hang. I "temporarily" did that with my 95 at 4.5" but I just kind of left it like that
For a piece of mind I would look into some YJ brake lines or similar.
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Go buy a big can of PB Blaster and start soaking every single bolt once a day. You'll have a much better time come the weekend.
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You don't need brake lines with short arms and 4.5" lift. Just unbolt the bracket it will be fine.
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You don't need brake lines with short arms and 4.5" lift. Just unbolt the bracket it will be fine.
If you really wheel it then this is not necessarily true. I was at 4.25" with the lines unbolted with 32s stuffed passenger side and crimped the hard line where it leaves the engine bay on the driver side at full droop full lock turned passenger
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Could you support them or attach them somewhere at the lowest drooping points So maybe that wouldn't happen? And I'm probably going to be getting the exact set up as you but with out the upgraded shocks want I wanna know is, with the adjustable arms, would that satisfy the pinion angles and allow me to not have to buy a new drive shaft or u joints or will the joint more than likely still break while wheelin?
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Could you support them or attach them somewhere at the lowest drooping points So maybe that wouldn't happen? And I'm probably going to be getting the exact set up as you but with out the upgraded shocks want I wanna know is, with the adjustable arms, would that satisfy the pinion angles and allow me to not have to buy a new drive shaft or u joints or will the joint more than likely still break while wheelin?
Having adjustable arms doesn't have anything to do with a CV drive shaft. The arms will let you get the pinion angle right but the CV shaft will still break. It can't move in or out like the U joint shaft can to make up for articulation when you have the sway bar disconnected. It just pulls apart and flops around like a wobbly turd.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 11:31 PM   #12
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Got my bilsteins today, now I'm just waiting on the rest of the lift. They sent the shocks compressed with a strap around them but on of the straps came off during transit. Luckily my dad can restrap it up at work. He said you install the shock and then cut the tie to let em decompress.
I'll take pics in the morning. These things are pretty sweet.

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If I needed a driveshaft what could I take it out of? Or do I need a custom one made? And for brake line could I just go to like AutoZone and pick some up from a different vehicle that will fit?
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Unread 10-23-2013, 07:00 AM   #13
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Just take out your current front drive shaft and measure it. Then go to the junk yard and find a u jointed rive shaft that is about the same length. You will need the yoke that goes with it for the diff. I have a shop do mine for about 110 bucks. I over enthusiastically cut the straps that came on my shocks. I just compressed them by hand when I installed them.
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