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Old 08-11-2009, 09:20 PM
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Angry Problems installing a 6'' lift.

ok so i paid $1600 on a lift for my $1300 yj. i know...........idiot. ok so i got the SYE and drive shaft. but havent installed it yet so i know about that issue. im having issues witht he emergency brake cables. i need longer ones and i don't know where to find them. Plus that fOCKING rough country 6'' lift that i paid so much for did NOT include new Bolts for any of the the 20year old bolts are going to slide right out of the 20 yearold sleeves they have been sittin in for 20FOCKING YEARS!!!!!!!!! i think i was suposed to include new bolts but i have shitty luck, and to make me even more pissed off the new shocks that they sent me are about 1.5inchs shorter than the ones i took off. (dosen't make sense) i know shits fucked. jeep is sitting on its own weight, not supported by jack stands and the shocks won't even touch the axle mounts. and the part number does not match that of the directions. also i am wondering about the front driveshaft. do i need to make it longer or get a newone or sumthing, or is it fine. anybody that has installed this lift i could really use the input. oh yea and the directions that are included in the kit are only good for wiping your ass when your out of toilet paper.
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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that sucks man. the good news is your front driveshaft is fine.

you gotta call rc and see whats up. if the shocks don't even reach the mounts they're more than 1.5" short, more like 5 or so, they still need down travel after they are bolted up.

the bolts in the spring eyes are a huge pain on every yj, so try not to feel special on that one

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Old 08-11-2009, 09:32 PM   #3
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Man, you do have bad luck. Send the shocks back and tell them to remove their heads and see if they forgot the bolts too. If they didn't buy the bolts yourself and use Grade 8. Overkill never hurt anything.
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I purchased the RC 4" lift and purchased the leaf spring bolts from them at the same time. When I was online making the purchase, a window popped up and said I may want to include new leaf spring bolts and u-bolts with the kit. If not for that, I may have ended up feeling as frustrated as you are. RC customer service has been good to me so far with the few questions I have had. If they made a goof, I am sure they will make it right.

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I did an soa to my 93 wrangler and all i did was reroute the ebrake cable here is a pic ,no money involved and they worked great. those 6in springs are prob. goin yo ride like a rock.
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