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post #91 of 504 Old 07-31-2012, 01:22 PM
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Ok so I wrapped the exhaust up yesterday all the way from the converters to the axle... And still the is a bad vibration. It's the worst when I'm in reverse but everytime I hit a dip in the road it feels like gears grinding under me!! Idk what it is the pipe looks like it has plenty of clearance over the crossmember even when it's in revers and making the noise. I'm clueless. Can anyone help??


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post #92 of 504 Old 07-31-2012, 01:30 PM
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Ok so I wrapped the exhaust up yesterday all the way from the converters to the axle... And still the is a bad vibration. It's the worst when I'm in reverse but everytime I hit a dip in the road it feels like gears grinding under me!! Idk what it is the pipe looks like it has plenty of clearance over the crossmember even when it's in revers and making the noise. I'm clueless. Can anyone help??
Does it still sound like metal on metal even after its wrapped?

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Yes that's what I don't get...

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post #94 of 504 Old 09-15-2012, 09:16 PM
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Ok guys I've had the lift on for awhile and have been loving it. Here ate a few more pics
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Nice!!! Mine got delivered yesterday and I started the install today. Ran into a few issues while taking old parts off. Biggest one, snapped the axle side track bar bolt. Ended up having to find a machine shop open on a Saturday to get.it out. There went 3 hours. Then left the tranny mounts at my apt an hour away so there went two more hours. So, right now the front is completely torn apart and and the crossmember is up. That's were I left off. Gotta finish it tomorrow though. So hopefully.nothing else goes wrong.

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Good luck on rest of the install make sure you get the track bar really tight and sway bar links or else they will rattle like crazy.
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Finally got the front done. After several trips to various hardware stores. It calls for some rather odd sized holes to be drilled. 17/32 is not exactly a common drill bit to have. I had one hardware store in town, a little mom and pop shop, that had one. The rest of the front went okay, except I broke off 3 out of the 4 bump stop bolts, I only have a passenger side bump stop that is held on with only one bolt. Ill get some self tapers or something and figure that out. Also, the track bar seemed a bit short. I think there is only about 3/8" of thread left. I dont remember having that problem with my RCX kit. Anyway, started the rear at about 4pm today. Quit at 9 when we lost all usable light. We started drilling the holes for the rear control arm brackets. And cannot figure out how to thread those damn flag nuts. We will try some angled needle nose pliers later. That is all I can think of. What did you use, tsneath? No real issues with the rear yet other than fussing with the first bracket for about an hour before we gave up for the night. I have class and work all week so I cant pick it back up until next saturday. Oh, and the instructions blow. "Tighten with 15mm socket" ends up really being a 21mm socket. I think they have only gotten 2 or 3 socket sizes right so far.

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Ya the instructions kinda suck luckily I have a tractor mechanic that helps with all of our lifts. So he has all kinds of nice tools. If I recall I used a pair of needle nose vise grips on those flag nuts. One of them slipped and Coiled up inside. Sounds like your getting close.
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Ya the instructions kinda suck luckily I have a tractor mechanic that helps with all of our lifts. So he has all kinds of nice tools. If I recall I used a pair of needle nose vise grips on those flag nuts. One of them slipped and Coiled up inside. Sounds like your getting close.
I did the exact same thing. What did you do about it? Im going to call RC and see if I can get a couple extra flag nuts and bolts. Then probably cut the bolt off and use a magnet to get the nut out. Unless you have a better suggestion.

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I was able to straighten it back out
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I was able to straighten it back out
Definitely not able to do that.

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Any more updates?

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If you go to YouTube and type in troy5118 he has some videos of mine and som Cherokees wheeling in Kansas over Labor Day.
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Do you have the Rc long arms?

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For about 2 months now or longer
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