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Unread 08-23-2013, 03:44 AM   #1
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Lift kit debackle

Well, Monday I finally made up my mind swallowed my pride and ordered my lift kit. And today, a lift kit shows up on my porch. Notice I said "a lift kit"... Not exactly "my lift kit". All the research I did, reading horror story after nightmare story about people getting wrong parts...

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Unread 08-23-2013, 03:50 AM   #2
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Getting faulty springs, or the wrong model kit... Lo-& behold terror shows up at my front door. Q-tec sent me YJ spring packs for an '83. Now I know what a few are thinking and no I'm not converting it over. I just want the right parts at the right time. This is just an open rant on "why do lift kits get so miss-delivered?? Am I missing something here? Is it harder to see the item number stickers on the hardware when it's in a warehouse? Bad lighting? I'm verclempt!!

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Unread 08-23-2013, 04:24 AM   #3
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Getting faulty springs, or the wrong model kit... Lo-& behold terror shows up at my front door. Q-tec sent me YJ spring packs for an '83. Now I know what a few are thinking and no I'm not converting it over. I just want the right parts at the right time. This is just an open rant on "why do lift kits get so miss-delivered?? Am I missing something here? Is it harder to see the item number stickers on the hardware when it's in a warehouse? Bad lighting? I'm verclempt!!

'83 CJ-7_258 I-6_T-4_D300_AMC20/D30_Bone Stock
The YJ springs suppossedly provide a huge improvement in ride qualty and performance. Might be an option worth exploring before returning the kit.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:24 AM   #4
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This is just an open rant on "why do lift kits get so miss-delivered?? Am I missing something here? Is it harder to see the item number stickers on the hardware when it's in a warehouse? Bad lighting? I'm verclempt!!
I've been through Quadratecs's wharehouse and the lighting is poor.

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I bought mine from BDS.. Damn place sent all the right parts. What's a GUY TO DO??
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Skyjacker 2.5" on my '76 CJ5. Don't buy one if you have hemmorhoids.

YJ spec springs are the bomb on a CJ. Check out Rubicon Express's 2.5 and 4.5" heavy duty kits, best ride & performance I've ever experienced in a spring lift.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 01:51 PM   #7
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another reason i always start with a body lift. if that doesn't give me what i need then i'll start checking out suspensions. hmmm... that hasn't happened yet.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:04 PM   #8
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Skyjacker 2.5" on my '76 CJ5. Don't buy one if you have hemmorhoids.
PO put 2.5" Superlift's on my 5. Good thing I got my hemmies taken care of
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