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Old 03-14-2010, 09:59 PM   #1
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'08 rubi update

I returned to Nevada this afternoon and decided to start the RC 2.5" lift kit install

I only got the right rear done and took me about 30 minutes, I found out that the instructions say use an 18mm socket and 18mm wrench to free the sway bar-HA, not on my rubi, it takes an 18mm socket and 19mm open end--that and replacing the shocks (RC9000XL), using the electric impact gun, makes it pretty easy

I used a pair of my spring compressors and that saves some lifting and 3rd member drop !!

Should finish the rest tomorrow morning

I measured the RR wheelwell before--36 1/8" after 38 1/8"--KEWL

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Old 03-16-2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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Thats all done and the ride/handling steering (after, adjustment) is SUPER

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Also put on a new rear bumper, to match the front

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Old 03-16-2010, 03:50 PM   #3
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:58 PM   #4
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Thanx 302, I'm having trouble with that first pic

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Looks great! Im a bit jealous....
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:29 PM   #6
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Really looking good!!
I take it you've done this before? Anything an old guy with fair skills could do?
Like the bumpers, tires and wheels too! Do you mind saying what they are?
Nice Job!!
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:54 PM   #7
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Heh Heh, thanx, yea I've done it a few times and the lift kit is fairly easy, if you have spring compressors and an impact gun and lots of metric tools


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Really looking good!!
I take it you've done this before? Anything an old guy with fair skills could do?
Like the bumpers, tires and wheels too! Do you mind saying what they are?
Nice Job!!
The bumpers are OLYMPIOC rock crusher series, The front has the 2"
hitch and the rear is just clean and uses the existing JK towing PKG hitch

I don't have the Pt# here in NV, but the Oly No. 530-174 rings a bell

The tires are Hankook Dynapros LT295/75x16 (33.6") and the wheels are ProComp 8089's 16x8"

Using a 2' 3/8" extension/16 mm socket/ impact gun, for the rear shock Mt. uppers and the shocks are RC9000XL (9 adj), I have them set at #5, right now and it's OK. but I'm going a little stiffer

I am an old guy (67), but you have to be very careful and gentle/ handling these springs, when you have a pair of spring compressor, thats a lot of Kinetic energy--waiting

I extended (down)the rear brake lines, with a couple of brackets I had

About 3 Inch's and you have to take them loose to drop the front/rear 3rd members (10 mm bolts)

I won't say it was fun, but safe (12 ton) jack stands and 3 ton hydraulic jack

The hardest one was the passenger rear (gas tank), but slow and easy !!

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Thanks! And, '42 was a very good year which we might share.
It's been awhile since I've had anything to play with and looking forward to bringing my tools to AZ. I've added several mods and changed a few things but without the proper equip, been trying to have some things done with local shops. Does not work well! I have basically had to go back several times and then wind up doing everything over myself. It has been frustrating to say the least.
Looking forward to having my own tools and equipment so I can Just Do It!!

Thanks for the info. Sure looking good!

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Old 03-16-2010, 07:05 PM   #9
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Thanx Jim, Yea, like most of the people on these forums, I don't care much for shops either, every now and then you'll find a good mom&pop shop, but they're getting rare


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Thanks! And, '42 was a very good year which we might share.
It's been awhile since I've had anything to play with and looking forward to bringing my tools to AZ. I've added several mods and changed a few things but without the proper equip, been trying to have some things done with local shops. Does not work well! I have basically had to go back several times and then wind up doing everything over myself. It has been frustrating to say the least.
Looking forward to having my own tools and equipment so I can Just Do It!!

Thanks for the info. Sure looking good!

Jim
So we doit ourselves--OK, although I have no idea how to do anything with this engine and I was a Ford/Chrysler big block player for a long time untill ECM's--crap

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