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Unread 02-04-2013, 10:21 PM   #196
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So I should probably go with like 4.5 to 5* ya think?

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Unread 02-05-2013, 10:02 AM   #197
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so how well liked is this kit?
im trying to find the best bang for my buck (a small buck) and if this kits good i might consider a cheaper RC kit.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 04:33 PM   #198
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Darrell is kind of an idiot. Ive talked to him a few times and now I ask for someone else when I call haha.

My caster is set at 4.1 right now, but im going to raise it to 5 - 5.5. Steering is just a little bit sloppy right now. Before I got my alignment right after install it was at like 9 and was super tight, just had lots of driveline vibes.
You're right. Darrell is an idiot. I called and talked to two different guys just to make sure and they both said that the shocks are only designed for the 4" lift.

To the guys that have installed this lift themselves...how hard is it? I really want to spend the weekend doing it, but everybody tells me I'm crazy when they see the instructions. It says 6-8 hrs. Is that about right?
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Unread 02-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #199
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You're right. Darrell is an idiot. I called and talked to two different guys just to make sure and they both said that the shocks are only designed for the 4" lift.

To the guys that have installed this lift themselves...how hard is it? I really want to spend the weekend doing it, but everybody tells me I'm crazy when they see the instructions. It says 6-8 hrs. Is that about right?
It took me 36 working hours over the course of 2 weekends. But I ran into a lot of problems. If everything goes smoothly, you should be able to do it 10-12. 6-8 is really generous.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 09:07 PM   #200
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It took me 36 working hours over the course of 2 weekends. But I ran into a lot of problems. If everything goes smoothly, you should be able to do it 10-12. 6-8 is really generous.
36 hrs!?! Good grief! This is my DD. I can't afford to be down that long! The lift gets here tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to get all the joints put together by Friday afternoon and get started on the whole process and get it finished Saturday.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 09:27 PM   #201
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My caster is set at 4.1 right now, but im going to raise it to 5 - 5.5. Steering is just a little bit sloppy right now. Before I got my alignment right after install it was at like 9 and was super tight, just had lots of driveline vibes.[/QUOTE]

The guy from RC told me to get as close to 7 degrees as I can?
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Unread 02-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #202
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My caster is set at 4.1 right now, but im going to raise it to 5 - 5.5. Steering is just a little bit sloppy right now. Before I got my alignment right after install it was at like 9 and was super tight, just had lots of driveline vibes.
The guy from RC told me to get as close to 7 degrees as I can?[/QUOTE]

It should be as close to factory spec as possible without getting driveline vibes. IIRC factory spec is around 6-7.5. Or something like that.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 04:48 PM   #203
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so i have the 4 " rc long arm lift and have a question. Has any one had a problem with the front upper control arm hitting the front brake line. It looks like its gonna get pinched against the frame by the upper control arms right where it mounts to the lower control arm.
I haven't had a chance t take it out because 4 front bump stop bolt heads broke and the drivers side rear bump stop broke. The rust sucks.

And has anyone had problems with front springs falling out?
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Unread 02-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #204
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so i have the 4 " rc long arm lift and have a question. Has any one had a problem with the front upper control arm hitting the front brake line. It looks like its gonna get pinched against the frame by the upper control arms right where it mounts to the lower control arm.
I haven't had a chance t take it out because 4 front bump stop bolt heads broke and the drivers side rear bump stop broke. The rust sucks.

And has anyone had problems with front springs falling out?
Reroute it in between the Y....upper and lower arms.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 05:04 PM   #205
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between Y wouldn't that cause it to get ripped out by the arm during down travel? or am i misunderstanding what you mean.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #206
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between Y wouldn't that cause it to get ripped out by the arm during down travel? or am i misunderstanding what you mean.
In between the lower long arm and short upper arm...those two are fixed points....they move together.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 05:25 PM   #207
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itll just pop out unless its zip tied. It looks like the mount on the lower arm where the upper arm connects will hit the brake line right at the bracket where the rubber line meets the hardline. page 3 and 4 have pictures of the control arm and brake line bracket. maybe I'm just over thinking it but doesn't look to good for the brake line to me.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #208
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Got my kit in the mail today and had a local shop put all the joints together for me. Install begins tomorrow afternoon! T-minus 20 hrs!!
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Unread 02-08-2013, 06:13 AM   #209
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Quick question guys. What were y'all's lengths on your control arms? Did you go by RC's instructions?
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Unread 02-08-2013, 09:59 AM   #210
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Quick question guys. What were y'all's lengths on your control arms? Did you go by RC's instructions?
I set mine according to the instructions. The only ones I needed to change during alignment were the front uppers. Everything else ended up just about perfect.
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