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Unread 03-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #346
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What I ran into with my RC discos is that the shank of the bolt is smaller than the hole in the swaybar so if you ever happen to get it loose then it makes noise. Just my personal experience though.

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Unread 03-29-2013, 06:24 PM   #347
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Ok guys, quick question. I want to put 6.5" springs in, how do I know how much to adjust everything?
Just play with the lower arms until your axles are where you want them, then adjust the uppers accordingly to get a happy medium between caster and pinion angles.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 06:59 PM   #348
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Dude, 6.5" is over rated. Go for custom 8" springs.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 10:53 PM   #349
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Looking at the route as well. What did you do about sway bar discos?
Discos for the front and spacers for the back come with the LA upgrade; I have the IRO 6.5 springs, Bilsteins and the RC LA kit.
The LA upgrade kit does NOT include an adjustable trackbar, so make sure you get one!

I went with the IRO rear swaybar links instead. I am also using the high clearance IRO crossmember and xfer case skid. So far looks like it will all go together the way I planned. Should have the rear half done tomorrow, and I'll take some pics once I clean up the cuts. My plasma cutter took a crap so I had to break out the torch...
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Unread 03-30-2013, 10:28 AM   #350
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Just play with the lower arms until your axles are where you want them, then adjust the uppers accordingly to get a happy medium between caster and pinion angles.
So basically just eyeball it? Is is normal that I can barely clear 32s when I have 4" springs and 2" spacers? I'm thinkin maybe the springs are sagging or something, idk maybe it's just me lol.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 10:42 AM   #351
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Just a few more pennies and ill be ordering my RC long arm kit. Yay!! I have the 4 inch springs and 2 inch pucks in also. I'm definitely gonna order some other 6 inch springs when I go for it though. I've seem to notice in the year and a half I've had this lift that the RC springs are sagging also.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 10:54 AM   #352
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Looking at the route as well. What did you do about sway bar discos?
After having two Rubicons with the electric dico disconnect I got spoiled. My current TJ is running the Currie Anti Rock and am loving it. So I am not real excited about going back to convention disco, so that made me decide to not up-grade to the JKS just yet and will use the RC ones that come with the kit.

Once I have the front bumper off to install the new winch bumper I will take a hard look at things and see if there is any way to modify and fabricate a Rubicon electric disco or maybe another anti rock. If too complicated we will see how the RC ones work and go from there.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #353
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So basically just eyeball it? Is is normal that I can barely clear 32s when I have 4" springs and 2" spacers? I'm thinkin maybe the springs are sagging or something, idk maybe it's just me lol.
Use a tape measure to center the axle in the wheel well as well as your eyeball. you could be off enough from side to side that your eyeball may not pick it up and that can enough to cause long term tire wear (if the axle is no tracking straight) and some handling issues.

This why it is important to set the control arms (both front lowers, both front uppers as a set) from side to side at the same measurement.

Once all completed a 4 wheel alignment with a competent alignment tech that understands your adjustable control arms can double check your work and dial thing in if needed.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 03:48 PM   #354
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Yea I got that. I didn't know if there was a certain length to adjust the arms depending on how much lift was added. Thanks.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 03:50 PM   #355
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Is there a warranty on their springs or is it just the shocks?
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Unread 03-30-2013, 07:59 PM   #356
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Yea I got that. I didn't know if there was a certain length to adjust the arms depending on how much lift was added. Thanks.
I added 1/4 inch to all the suggested lengths, and that isn't enough.
Got the rear done and it's TALL
Tomorrow I am working on getting the pinion angle set, and the wheels centered, and the rear truss welded on.
My springs are visibly not vertical, as well as the tires aren't centered.
I would say add at least 3/4 inch to the recommended settings if you are going 6 inch. There is plenty of adjustment available.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 08:42 PM   #357
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My springs must have nearly 2" of sag then bc mine is adjusted to what the instructions say lol and everything lines up mui bueno.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 08:59 PM   #358
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Use a tape measure to center the axle in the wheel well as well as your eyeball. you could be off enough from side to side that your eyeball may not pick it up and that can enough to cause long term tire wear (if the axle is no tracking straight) and some handling issues.

This why it is important to set the control arms (both front lowers, both front uppers as a set) from side to side at the same measurement.

Once all completed a 4 wheel alignment with a competent alignment tech that understands your adjustable control arms can double check your work and dial thing in if needed.
When I did mine this way I was told that you don't want your axle centered in the wheel wells. Your front axle needs to be favoring towards the rear and the rear favoring towards the front. Not too much though, just not exactly centered. When you flex your axles naturally gravitate to the center when they are pushed up. If your axle is already centered your tires will rub the wells prematurely.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:01 PM   #359
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So basically just eyeball it? Is is normal that I can barely clear 32s when I have 4" springs and 2" spacers? I'm thinkin maybe the springs are sagging or something, idk maybe it's just me lol.
And I'd say that's not normal. You should easily clear 32's on 6" of lift.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:04 PM   #360
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And I'd say that's not normal. You should easily clear 32's on 6" of lift.
X2 I clear 32's and I only have a BB lol
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