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Unread 10-03-2011, 11:48 PM   #91
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its weird mine seems like it sits a little different every day. obviously how much gas i have could play a part in that but even when i dont drive it. maybe it has something to do with the temperature and the spacers expand and contract a little bit. just a theory

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Unread 10-04-2011, 07:24 AM   #92
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my right rear sits a big higher than the rest, although I have a 4" coil lift. Must just me the way the vehicle is made, and like punisher said, how much gas is in it, etc...
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Unread 10-04-2011, 01:05 PM   #93
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Thats what I was thinking too, but can it actually be the coil?
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Unread 10-04-2011, 01:27 PM   #94
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Mine isn't perfect either. It isn't noticeable though.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 10:32 PM   #95
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Okay so I installed it the right way at least right???? So do you guys think my car is jeep ready for the dunes and trails(the easy ones of course)?

Also for the rear trailer hitch which is the better option, the hook or the shakels? And what do you guys recommend for the front tow points and revcovery strap?
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Unread 10-04-2011, 10:38 PM   #96
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the shackel is better for the hitch because if you have a tow strap with a loop on the end, you can just leave it on and it wont fall off. the hook has no way of holding it on. tow points for the front there is either factory ones or the kor rad support. obviously you would have to search for the factory ones but they are cheaper than the rad support. for a tow strap, get something rated for 8000lbs or above. ive got a 7000 but its breaking weight is 15000. haven't had to use it yet, though. something like that should be fine.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 11:46 PM   #97
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That that is true. What do you think of the rugged ridge version??

Also what are your guys thoughts on the following products.
http://cgi.ebay.com/JEEP-YJ-TJ-WRANG...sories&vxp=mtr
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Towing/Re...&t_pn=TOW63046

http://www.harborfreight.com/d-ring-...tch-66212.html
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-inch-...rap-67230.html
http://www.harborfreight.com/2-inch-...rap-36612.html
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Unread 10-05-2011, 12:37 AM   #98
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I agree with what freestyle said. And I recommend the kor support. It's saved my butt a few times and is great protection for the bottom of your radiator.
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Unread 10-05-2011, 05:46 AM   #99
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i think iro has a shackle for less than the ebay one if you want that one, or you can get the one from harbor freight. either would work fine. and dont go with the strap that has hooks
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Unread 10-05-2011, 07:42 AM   #100
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FYI I got my smittybuilt tow hitch shackle at autozone for 15 bucks.
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Unread 10-05-2011, 10:51 AM   #101
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Really? I look everytime I'm there and never find one! Its always only towing stuff
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Unread 10-05-2011, 10:58 AM   #102
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Really? I look everytime I'm there and never find one! Its always only towing stuff
I usually never see em too, but one time I just wondered over there to the towing section and they had just one left. I HAD to grab it haha
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Unread 10-05-2011, 11:04 AM   #103
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id stay away from the hf receiver shackle. its poorly made and is just two tabs welded to some thin plate. i have one and i need to get rid of it before i actually use it. looks like the shackle is going to break off. also the shackle doesnt have any ratings on it. spend the extra bucks and get a quality one for sure and it could save your jeep from damage or even a life
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Unread 10-05-2011, 12:10 PM   #104
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I agree with what freestyle said. And I recommend the kor support. It's saved my butt a few times and is great protection for the bottom of your radiator.
I was wondering the kor front tow point, does it replace the radiator skid plate or does it bolt ontop of it? And does it get in the way of the bumper.


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i think iro has a shackle for less than the ebay one if you want that one, or you can get the one from harbor freight. either would work fine. and dont go with the strap that has hooks
I think it about the same price but I may go towards hf even tho it has a lesser break point, the price is good and the reviews are good. And the reason why I shouldnt go with the straps with hooks is because the hook might snap off and fly towards me?

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FYI I got my smittybuilt tow hitch shackle at autozone for 15 bucks.
ya I checked, now its 40bucks =(



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id stay away from the hf receiver shackle. its poorly made and is just two tabs welded to some thin plate. i have one and i need to get rid of it before i actually use it. looks like the shackle is going to break off. also the shackle doesnt have any ratings on it. spend the extra bucks and get a quality one for sure and it could save your jeep from damage or even a life
But it has some good reviews and some other shackels are made the same way like that. But ya im going to hf today to check out the quality of these items and if its that badly made im just going to get something else.
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Unread 10-05-2011, 12:26 PM   #105
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there was a little support thing under the radiator that held it up but are you talking about the engine skid? the kor support replaces the support thing under the radiator and actually i just email kor about his support working with the engine skid. what he told me was that it will work but requires modification to the engine skid. and as far as the bumper, i dont know since i dont have any bumper down that far, but i have seen pictures of people with non-trimmed bumpers using the kor support.
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