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Unread 06-16-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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Problems with lift install

In April I bought a 4" lift from Rough Country. I'd waited 3 years to get a lift. Unfortunatly I was recommended a place in Hutto (near Round Rock) for the install cause I have no idea what I'm doin and am scared of screwing it up. Well, the day I picked it up it rode horribly. I looked at it the next day in the driveway and the front driver side shock was just hanging there; bolt and bushing had fallen off. Got that fixed easy. Next, all the sway bar links appeared loose. Turns out no sleeves installed at all in the rear ones and no bolts/nuts tightened up front. Additionally, steering stabilizer installed backwards!!!! I don't think an alignment was done despite a promise otherwise. So, after many weeks of fixing stuff, being rideless, spending more money, or figuring it out myself, seems the front track bar is loose, again no sleeve in bushing, rear trac bar missing spacers, and alignement still needed. I spent $420.00 on install at this place near Round Rock (SBC Performance), they fixed the first issue with the bushing and drove to my house in the rain. Everything went south from there. When I discovered the links were loose, I called them and they said they were busy and would call back in 20 minutes. Of course they never did. I drove the 52 miles in my unsafe jeep.

On the other hand, since this issue began, I've had good customer service from Rough Country who have sent me bits and pieces of the kit to repair issues, the latest package they sent was free.

Does any one know enough about trac bars (?) to confirm my ride will improve once spacer replaced, sleeves installed? Since I've installed the sleeves in the rear sway bar links and installed the steering stabilizer correctly, the steering has improved greatly but still isn't quite there. I'm hoping repairing the deficiencies in the trac bar front and rear + alignment will solve it.

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Unread 06-16-2007, 02:29 PM   #2
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my first concern would be to punch someone in the piehole and take my $420 out of the installers welcome hole.
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Unread 06-16-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
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Trust me, the thought has crossed my mind. I am going to write to the local paper. I don't want any of my fellow service members to be ripped off like me.
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Unread 06-16-2007, 03:34 PM   #4
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I would recommend grabbing your lift instructions, getting down under your rig and verify the entire install and fix yourself step by step.
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