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Unread 09-18-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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4" Rough country lift anything else??

So i got a 4" lift from my girl friend for my birthday.. she also got me billstein shocks to use in stead of the ones that came with the lift (she did her homework) ha ha.. she also bought me a new rear sway bar. Do i need anything else before i get this put on?? thanks gang!

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Unread 09-18-2007, 01:46 PM   #2
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Yep you're gonna need a SYE kit and some bigger meats
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Unread 09-18-2007, 01:53 PM   #3
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Trac bars (or relocaters) Drive shaft, quick disconnects, and a ring for that girlfriends hand
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Unread 09-18-2007, 02:33 PM   #4
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ha ha i know she is a keeper... do i need an adjustable track bar right away. i have heard the kit tells you to drill al new hole in the existing one. will that be ok teporary until i can aford an adjustable?? Also can i slide by without the SYE??? i have lowering brackets for my trans. will this be ok??
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Unread 09-18-2007, 02:36 PM   #5
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Every Jeep is different so I say maybe.
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Unread 09-18-2007, 02:41 PM   #6
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Its possible that you MAY get by with a TC drop and MML but SYE/CV is highly recomended
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Unread 09-18-2007, 02:45 PM   #7
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The lift kit should have everything needed...the SYE is not necessary as long as you use the drop kit. The track bar uses a modified bracket and the only hole that needs to be drilled is for a second bolt for securing the bracket to the axle. This kit bolts up easy, I know I just put the same kit on my Jeep. You got a good girl !!
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Unread 09-18-2007, 03:12 PM   #8
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you'll want a front adj track bar ASAP, the bracket is a weak point

do not use the dropped pitman arm

you'll need t-case drop supplied with kit, double check that the parts sent to you are the correct parts needed, they sent me the 2003 t-case drop for my 2001 TJ

extended brake lines

I wouldn't spend money on discos as the sway bar is easy to unbolt zip tie and go

eventually you'll want the sye/ds to remove the t-case drop and reduce u-joint wear and get rid of vibes
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Unread 09-18-2007, 03:36 PM   #9
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I have the RC 4" lift on mine and it's OK without the SYE, have a good driveline angle with the TC drop. Having said that I would still recommend an SYE and get rid of the drop if you can, really messes up your clearance. Good choice on the shocks, the RC ones, well, I don't like them.

I used the sway bars mounts that came with the kit until I could get adjustable bars but I would definitely recommend getting those. Get good quality adjustable bars, I went less expensive than the best (cheap) on my front bar (have an RE on the rear) and am paying the price, I'll be buying a better bar very soon.

Extended brake lines depend on how far you drop. My back line and right front when disconnected were stretched to the breaking point and I had to get longer lines. Try it and see.

You may not need the dropped pitman arm, it is a pain to get off anyway so try it first without it. (if you do decide to change it do yourself a favor, run down to the parts store and rent a puller).

Might get a new steering stabilizer while you're changing things down there.

Get an alignment after you're done.

Get some new, bigger tires and wheels, and then new flares, and then new bumpers to balance it out and then get new...

Sure I'm forgetting something but the only other thing I could think of that you might need now is some tools for the GF so she can install it. Don't want her using your tools ya know, she might break 'em or lose 'em. Maybe some cold beer and an umbrella, it can get hot watching someone work.

Good girl, she's a keeper
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Unread 09-18-2007, 03:46 PM   #10
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your gonna need a new girlfriend because im coming up there and stealing her
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Unread 09-18-2007, 07:49 PM   #11
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I just installed this lift last Wed. As everyone says, it includes everything you'll need for now. DO NOT USE THE DROPPED PITMAN ARM. I did and I had a terrible wander, all over the road. I put the stock arm back on the next day and it's all good. I ordered the kit from justliftkits.com and opted for the sway bar disco's for an extra $50. Haven't had a chance yet to try any of it out (haven't had a day off yet to go anywhere) and I haven't even taken any pics of it yet, but it looks good, and the RC shocks don't seem too bad to me........yet. My brake lines still seem to have a good bit of slack, but I haven't disco'd and flexed it out yet, so I'm not sure.
All in all, I'm pretty happy with it, especially for the money.
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Unread 09-19-2007, 02:22 PM   #12
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AWESOME YOU GUYS ROCK!!! after reading these posts i checked all the parts and made sure they were all there.. the only thing missing seems to be the shock boots... but i have billsteins alnyway soo its all good. wont use the pitman arm... and i am saving up for JKS quick disconnects and adj trac bars!!! ill post pics when i am done!!!
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Unread 09-19-2007, 07:54 PM   #13
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My shock boots came in a seperate box. They were the only thing in the box that they came in. A lot of my parts came shipped directly from RC. It all came in a total of five boxes, I received two one day and the other three the next day.
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