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Unread 11-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #106
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I got the huge weight rating as they are way taller for reaching the frame. Standard 2 ton and 4 ton work for axles and have some for that also.

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Unread 11-03-2013, 06:34 PM   #107
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Can I use a hi-lift farm jack for this? I see people posting about these all the time.

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/Farm...Jack/1050034.p

If I lift from the bumper and use 2 ton jack stands, would that work?
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Unread 11-03-2013, 08:01 PM   #108
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Yes, just be careful with it. They can slip out and everything will come crashing down.

If you plan to off-road, definitely get one, though. I carry a 60" Hi-Lift.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #109
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Just make sure the weight of the vehicle is on the jack stands and not the farm jack! You don't want to try to catch the vehicle with them
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Unread 11-03-2013, 09:16 PM   #110
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Just make sure the weight of the vehicle is on the jack stands and not the farm jack! You don't want to try to catch the vehicle with them
I don't trust the farm jack to hold the weight for very long, especially not while I'm bashing on parts. I was planning on lifting it with the farm jack, then lowering it onto the jack stands. Should be fine?
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Unread 11-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #111
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Yep, should be fine. Just don't crawl under the Jeep while using the Hi-Lift.
Jack it up, slide jack stands under it, then gently lower it down onto the stands.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 09:23 PM   #112
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Yep, should be fine. Just don't crawl under the Jeep while using the Hi-Lift.
Jack it up, slide jack stands under it, then gently lower it down onto the stands.
Good, I'm not an idiot, then.

I'll pick it up tomorrow if they've got it in the store.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #113
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Found a HILIFT 48" farm jack on sale for $69.99. Killer price for me.

Tried it out earlier...wicked jack. Love it.

Ordered the Rock Krawler kit from Carolina Truggies. Shipping was listed as $0 so it looked like a steal. Got a call this morning, I guess there was an error and the shipping is actually $30. So that sucks...oh well.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 04:52 PM   #114
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48" will do just fine.
The $30 shipping will be worth it in the long run. I think you'll be much happier with how the RK feels.
Be sure to post pics when you get it installed.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 01:08 PM   #115
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48" will do just fine.
The $30 shipping will be worth it in the long run. I think you'll be much happier with how the RK feels.
Be sure to post pics when you get it installed.
It's not the end of the world, but I looked at various vendors and picked this one because they had free shipping. May have gone with someone else had I known it was $30.

Also, spoke to the guy and asked how long he estimated delivery would be...he said the RK kits were made to order by Rock Krawler so it could be on a truck in about a week. That seemed odd to me.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:18 PM   #116
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I imagine that RK builds the lifts as they are ordered in order to keep down overhead costs from surplus inventory. Also, RK has their "standard lift kits", but can also swap out components to the customers wants.
i.e. For a while, they had the RK 3.5" X-Factor lift, which many customers would order, but request the 2.5" springs be installed instead. Recently, RK has just created a "standard" 2.5" & 1.5" X-Factor lift due to demand. And RK RRD shocks can be custom tuned at the factory before they are shipped.

Just hang tight, the 1 week wait may feel like a long time, but it will be worth it once you have it installed. I believe you will be pleased with the results.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 10:15 AM   #117
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It showed up today after 20 days.... and UPS charged me a $136.06 COD fee. This is becoming ridiculous.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 10:23 AM   #118
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And the trackbar is missing...
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Unread 11-21-2013, 10:31 AM   #119
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It showed up today after 20 days.... and UPS charged me a $136.06 COD fee. This is becoming ridiculous.
I would assume that is on Canada not RK.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #120
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I would assume that is on Canada not RK.
Whoever actually arranged shipment (either the seller or through RK) used UPS as a courier. UPS is notorious for excessive COD's. USPS and FedEx don't have that problem. I guess in the future I'll have to request they use a different courier, assuming they're able to.

But the missing trackbar has to be a RK problem. And now I can't install my lift kit. And I'll probably have to wait a few more weeks and pay even more COD to get it..

They responded WRT the trackbar. Supposedly it's separated during shipment and will arrive today. That seems strange.
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