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Huey
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:10 pm    Post subject: just got my lift put on.. Reply with quote

it looks good, but the front is sitting up a good bit more on the tires then the back, is this normal? also the guy wasnt sure what to do with these long bolts with the black bushings, any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had the same thing with my grand i had more wheel well space up front than in the rear...so thats normal...so for the bolts not sure what your talkin about there i had several duplicate pieces of hardware
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PIcs ....OF bolts and new lift...

Maybe they where for the bump stops?? I dont know ..

Maybe a picture will help..
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ill try to do that soon, its got a pretty decent amount of vibrations going right now, im going to get it allienged tomarrow.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not for a t-case drop????
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vic's89XJ wrote:
Not for a t-case drop????


thats probably what there for
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to be driving okay besides the drive vibrations what should i do?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huey wrote:
It seems to be driving okay besides the drive vibrations what should i do?


Make sure that wasn't for a t-case drop!!! It will help with vibes
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huey, sagging in the back is normal because of the add-a-leaf concept. Mine sags a little bit still..... The only thing to do is get longer shackles, or get whole new leaf packs = $$$

Glad you got it together finally - Post up some pics for all to see

The black bushings and long bolts??? Put a picture of them on here and maybe we'll be able to tell you what they go to. I dont remember any long bolts and bushings... unless the long bolt is your center pin for your leaf packs and the bushings may go to your sway bar disconnects? ? ? ? ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of lift did you finally settle on? Like everyone else said, pics will help!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget to get it aligned, that should help with the vibes as well. Whenever you change the front end angle you have to get the front end aligned, even if the steering wheel is centered. It will get rid of any "dead-spots" in the turning radius, as well as smooth out the ride. Not to mention save you money on new tires every six months...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys i figured it out, the things missing were for the 1" T-case drop which im getting done tomarrow, the sag in the back is more than 2" then the front so im thinking about gettin 1.5-2"blocks for the back.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huey wrote:
Hey guys i figured it out, the things missing were for the 1" T-case drop which im getting done tomarrow, the sag in the back is more than 2" then the front so im thinking about gettin 1.5-2"blocks for the back.


Question: How big was the lift kit supposed to be? If it was 3" and you got it with an AAL, and it's STILL that low, then you should just do what I did and replace the soft leaf packs with 3" Superflex Black Diamond ones. I know they're a little pricey (around $300 +), but the more you block it or add extended shackles to it, the more it'll warp the springs, to the point they'll eventually go completely inverted.

Otherwise, go for 1.5" to 2" shackles instead of leaf blocks, but again it's gonna eventually warp the factory pack all to hell.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't go with blocks. They will cause axle wrap and waste the springs. Drop shackles will cause the springs to articulate more (flex), which is great offroad...but it will cause the pack to wear out quicker.

The best option is to go for a new pack with the lift height you want.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i went with the RC 4.5"..
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