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post #226 of 370 Old 06-19-2009, 11:23 AM
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Well maybe you should just dedicate the next week or so to reading up on every, single, solitary post on this forum so you never have to ask a single question that has the remote possibility of having been asked or answered at some point in the past.


If there weren't so many posts telling people to do a search it would be easier to find the stuff you are looking for, ya know!
haha, you know what, you may be right, I guess I'll start reading now..


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post #227 of 370 Old 06-19-2009, 03:42 PM
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Maybe Jeff needs to put the shock dimensions (both old and new) on RC's website. That would help with all the confusion, repetive posts, lack of searching, etc.

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Maybe Jeff needs to put the shock dimensions (both old and new) on RC's website. That would help with all the confusion, repetive posts, lack of searching, etc.
That would be an excellent idea...

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i just got mine done today. it took me 3 days, 12 total hours. some tips:
disconnect sway bars and track bars. front trackbar bolt was very tough to remove. i installed trrackbar bracket for the rear. when installing bracket, lower axle as low as possible because the gas tank gets in the way. then to put back in, use grunt force and jack to properly align axle. i drilled new hole for front trackbar. use 2 jack stands under frame and one jack to jack up axle. i extended both front and rear bumpstops by 2" and that gave me the perfect 1" hit before the shocks bottem out. i luckily had the correct shocks. remove bumpstops before attempting to remove springs. after frame is resting on jack stands, jack axle up, put in coil spring compressors, then lower axle slowly. this keeps the coil springs compressed, making it easier to remove. the front i had a difficult time with. i have a 1" puck up front. i had to use coil spring compressors, jack up other side of axle, push down axle as far as possible on my side, then use a prybar to get the spring back in. also big tip, learned for myself today, when putting in front coils, put the top over the bumpstop mounting location, and before the bottem of the spring is pushed in, put all bumpstop hardware inside the coil. it is very diffucult because of the new springs' design to fit anything bumpstop related into it after the bottem is in. when changing the shocks in the rear, use a nice long extension to access the rear upper shock bolts. thats all i can think of for now, but if more comes to me i will be sure to post. i will post some before and after shots aswell.

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So pretty much the new shocks have the same problem, but in multiple pages of posts, RC has still not answered as to why the new shocks still have too long of a shock body?
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since you guys like to measure stuff,can somebody that got the SS with there kit measure it for me?

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since you guys like to measure stuff,can somebody that got the SS with there kit measure it for me?
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seriously tho

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So pretty much the new shocks have the same problem, but in multiple pages of posts, RC has still not answered as to why the new shocks still have too long of a shock body?
They have no acceptable answer. Either they say they didn't know and they are retarded, or they can say they didn't care.
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since you guys like to measure stuff,can somebody that got the SS with there kit measure it for me?
Its the same size.
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post #235 of 370 Old 06-20-2009, 11:21 AM
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what the lenght tho?i dont run a SS...
i have a different rear shock prob remember

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my bad.....

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post #237 of 370 Old 06-20-2009, 01:50 PM
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So then the stock shock would be better to use than the RC one because it has a shorter shock body, but same length when pulled out????? RC Seriously?

Wow, can I return my rear shocks and get some money back since they are useless and put in the kit just to get the price up, even though we're better off with stock shocks? RC, any answers to any of this?
That is a steering stabilizer not a shock.

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post #238 of 370 Old 06-20-2009, 02:43 PM
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So then the stock shock would be better to use than the RC one because it has a shorter shock body, but same length when pulled out?????
none of that even makes since... read what i asked

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post #239 of 370 Old 06-20-2009, 10:01 PM
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They have no acceptable answer. Either they say they didn't know and they are retarded, or they can say they didn't care.


Its the same size.

so.... what are the measurments of the new short shocks both extended and collapsed assuming the bumpers are cut off?

my understanding was the new was going to be about 23 and 13... wich would have at least 9.5" travel, the stock ones are around 8"...

that pic looks like a stock replacment...

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what the lenght tho?i dont run a SS...
i have a different rear shock prob remember

what ss brackets are you refering to?


I think you're the one I said I'd send some actual brackets to since your current brackets are tipped up. is that right?


here's a new version I made today for more strength, more surface to weld insuring it won't get ripped off and will work with other shocks that aren't upside down..




this is a link the album, you can acually see how I made them without a write up...

http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/j...ck%20shifters/

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