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Unread 12-03-2013, 01:13 PM   #961
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You are going to love the relocators. My Rough Country ones have been great to me and the ride is phenomenal. The droop is amazing as well.

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Unread 12-04-2013, 09:04 AM   #962
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Ok so someone explain to me the pros and cons of relocation brackets vs sliders

Want to do this mod or ACOS front bumpstops next.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 09:09 AM   #963
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Relocation brackets are stronger.
There is no risk of any binding, or parts wearing out.
They are quiet.
They are predictable.
You can dial in how you WANT your leaf springs to react/perform, vs. just allowing them to do whatever.
They look cool, and sound moar fancy.
They are ninja proof.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 09:13 AM   #964
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Yeah but shouldn't a slider give you more performance?
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Unread 12-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #965
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Relocation brackets are stronger.
There is no risk of any binding, or parts wearing out.
They are quiet.
They are predictable.
You can dial in how you WANT your leaf springs to react/perform, vs. just allowing them to do whatever.
They look cool, and sound moar fancy.
They are ninja proof.
Ninja proof? Hell, even Walker Texas Ranger can take not only one - but a crew of ninjas.

Now bomb proof - that's what I'd be looking for. :-P
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Unread 12-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #966
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I think you saw my little install of the HD Engineering no lift re locators. I still need to do my full write up. They have been fantastic so far. I should probably re torque everything, but they have not been any trouble. If you have any questions or picture requests let me know and I will see what I can do.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 10:25 AM   #967
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So just looking at jeeps on Instagram and was like that one looks familiar you got some great pics up on it
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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:04 PM   #968
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I think you saw my little install of the HD Engineering no lift re locators. I still need to do my full write up. They have been fantastic so far. I should probably re torque everything, but they have not been any trouble. If you have any questions or picture requests let me know and I will see what I can do.
Will do man, youve got a real good, heavily detailed build going. You should do the writeup for the general public, theres really not much out there on the no lift relocaters.

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So just looking at jeeps on Instagram and was like that one looks familiar you got some great pics up on it
Haha saw the follow on there, followed back. And thanks man!
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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:06 PM   #969
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Oh yea almost forgot



I cant begin to describe how heavy such a small box was.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 11:26 PM   #970
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Man.... I'm jelly. I'm thinkin about ditching my RC relo's for the HD's no lift relo's. I need my @ss end to sit lower. Post lots of pix of the install please!
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Unread 12-06-2013, 12:24 AM   #971
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Those are sick!
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Unread 12-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #972
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Those are sick!
Haha they are some beefy bastards for sure! Between my couple sets of shackles and all the mounting hole options I oughta be able to get this thing dialed in nicely.

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Man.... I'm jelly. I'm thinkin about ditching my RC relo's for the HD's no lift relo's. I need my @ss end to sit lower. Post lots of pix of the install please!
Ill take a bunch of pics for sure, may be next weekend til I can even start on it though. I cant wait to give these a good shakedown run!!
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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #973
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No real progress yet, but I did get "something" done. The HD brackets require being mounted to the hitch location with 3 bolts, plus an additional 2 through the floor and 1 in original shackle nutsert. The hitch bolts are problematic for me because my hitch was rusty, and I broke almost all the bolts off in the OE nutstrips, so I removed them. I am going to be redoing the mounts on my rear bumper to mount inside the rail with nuts welded inside down the hitch mounting holes. Unfortunately I dont have this done yet, and probably wont be able to until warmer weather or at least til its daylight at 5pm lol.

To combat this until my bumper re-do is done and fully tied in I whipped together a set of "mini nutstrips" just for the relocation brackets. Used the brackets as a template onto scrap I had laying around, the drilled and welded on nuts. Quick and painless, and with this out of the way all I need is a little free time and Ill be able to mount up the HD brackets.

Drill marks:


Quickly boogered on nuts:


Not having to pay money for nutstrips you will eventually discard: priceless.

More updates/pics on install as I make progress!
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Unread 12-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #974
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Well, put a little time in on the Jeep this afternoon. Pulling it off DD duty and driving the Corolla for a few days so I can put a little time in the afternoons on this every day til I get it done.

Started on the trickier side (drivers side with fuel fillers in way) to get it out of the way. Really have to get creative on grinder placement, but no turning back now!
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Unread 12-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #975
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It'll never be stock again! It makes cutting it up later down the road easier.
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