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post #31 of 42 Old 05-23-2012, 06:08 PM
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Also, I'm guessing I have to reuse all the old hardware?!?



Did anyone else with this kit go out and buy new nuts and/or bolts? If so, can you tell me the qty and kind that I need to put all new stuff on?

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post #32 of 42 Old 05-23-2012, 10:49 PM
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I replace factory bolts as I go when I can, some bolts / spacers / washers are specific and if in good condition probably should be left, any quality hardware store (I personally use Fastenal) can match up your bolts / hardware for new, just make sure your getting grade 8 hardware.
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[QUOTE=texas-hooligan;13614499]Also, I'm guessing I have to reuse all the old hardware?!?



Did anyone else with this kit go out and buy new nuts and/or bolts? If so, can you tell me the qty and kind that I need to put all new stuff on?[/QUOTE

Unfortunately, for about 95% of the kit they do expect you to reuse the hardware. My previous post should explain why that was a headache for me. haha
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i didn't, mine seem to be in decent condition.
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post #35 of 42 Old 05-24-2012, 09:23 AM
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I was pleased to find instructions included for the track bar bracket because I was not finding anything online.
Instructions for all the RC products are on their website, linked from that products page.
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_xtras_1087.html

I had a hell of a time with the rear track bar bracket, first issue was getting the T55 bolt removed. I finally got it loose but that torq driver just doesn't grip that well... especially since you can't get any pressure on it from the back. I also had a hard time with drilling the hole on top and needed a 90 degree adapter bit.
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Instructions for all the RC products are on their website, linked from that products page.
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_xtras_1087.html

I had a hell of a time with the rear track bar bracket, first issue was getting the T55 bolt removed. I finally got it loose but that torq driver just doesn't grip that well... especially since you can't get any pressure on it from the back. I also had a hard time with drilling the hole on top and needed a 90 degree adapter bit.
Damn I must be going blind in my old age lol
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Rethink the RC 2.5" lift.
Care to share why?
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post #38 of 42 Old 05-26-2012, 04:49 PM
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Finished!

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post #39 of 42 Old 05-26-2012, 05:28 PM
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I have the 3.25 rc lift, same springs. Mine square quite a bit in the front. Add a 60lb brush bar to the front, and it just square down. It's a good entry level lift on a budget, but I've had mine for about a year and I'm already thinking about a new lift. No complaints about quality. Just don't like the squat. It rides a bit stiff, considering how much those front springs sagged.
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post #41 of 42 Old 05-26-2012, 06:23 PM
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looks very good indeed, and there are people who dislike RC just like there are people who dislike any and all brands, brand loyalty is fairly rampant on Jeep sites.

Well done on the install, looks great
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post #42 of 42 Old 05-26-2012, 06:34 PM
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looks very good indeed, and there are people who dislike RC just like there are people who dislike any and all brands, brand loyalty is fairly rampant on Jeep sites.

Well done on the install, looks great
I'll give this a big x100.

Run what you've got. You'll figure out if you like it or not

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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