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Unread 03-15-2013, 05:04 AM   #1
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"Enthusiasms"

Hello All!

After lots of research, reviews, opinions, stories and good information I took the plunge and ordered my first full fledged lift kit. I wanted to say thanks to everyone who previously posted on this issue as they helped in my decision immensely. Thank you forum and especially ChrisHager for the big assist in getting me to quit "*****-footing around" the decision . So I am looking forward to kits arrival with great "enthusiasms" (as they say in scene from Untouchables), and as always I wish all of you luck in your future endeavors.

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Unread 03-15-2013, 05:12 AM   #2
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Awesome. What kit did you order?
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Unread 03-15-2013, 05:28 AM   #3
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Yeah, talk about a "tease" post... all the hoorah and kumbayah and nothing on which brand??? LOL!!!
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Unread 03-15-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Had to hook ya first didn't I? Hahaha enough suspense I went with the Rough Country 4" Basic and the JKS Track Bar since everyone said it was a better upgrade. Now I know what your thinking: "All this over short arms?" Well the reason is I am going to see how much fun/drive/problems I get with an entry level kit and then depending on performance and such, upgrade bit by bit piecemeal so to speak. I have a company truck for my day job so I don't spend a ton of kms in the Dub-a-Jay and any issues can get squared away and punched together in my spare time. I figured see what I get first then upgrade or repair from there based on results. The end goal is an adventure/camp/trail/pub crawler when all done. Oh I forgot my rims and tires came in today too!
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Unread 03-15-2013, 10:12 PM   #5
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Interested in your expierence with that kit, i want to go that route as well.
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Unread 03-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #6
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Will do Kdeome, who knows this might turn into my build thread...need a digital camera too I guess.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 09:45 PM   #7
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Ok the kit is in and the install will happen this Easter Weekend with any luck. I also got the track bar too. After this Spartan locker for the rear and before and after photos to boot. Wish me luck. Also anytips on installing this?
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Unread 03-26-2013, 09:57 PM   #8
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Go ahead and order some KOR track bar bushings. Oh and you're going to hate your life when you're putting that rear A-arm spacer in.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 07:20 PM   #9
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The track bar bushings are already in the new track bar (thanks for the reviews forum!). The rear a arm spacer is already out and I didn't hate my life while doing it (although I thought I would). Install will continue this weekend!
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Unread 03-28-2013, 12:19 PM   #10
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Which bushings were they?
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Unread 03-29-2013, 10:22 AM   #11
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I had poly-urethane bushings made locally. If they don't work I was going to go with the KOR variant. The reason I went with this is the company is a customer of mine and wanted to try this out. Besides they charged me $0.00 taxes in.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 12:56 PM   #12
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Ok got the kit done on the easter weekend. I could not get the rear done so I stayed late at work with hoist access and we got it wrapped up. All I can say is WOW. The tires still rubbed here and there but nothing a little bit of plasti-carnage could not fix. The 255/75R17 C/6ply Nitto Trail Grapplers are simply amazing. I have yet to get stuck with them. Mileage dropped 1km per 100 according to the OHD. The reason we could not get the rear done is with the 2" budget boost on we could not get the rear diff to lower far enough to get the old springs out even when we had them fully compressed. Anyways so far I am impressed with the bang for the buck you get with Rough Country even with the budget unit. Build thread and pictures to follow soon. Thanks again for all your help you guys have been really great.
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