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Old 03-21-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
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4 inch lift complete

After a week of rust bolts. Cutting. Breaking tools its finally done. The RC 4inch lift and steering stabilizer.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:48 PM   #2
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How hard is it to do this yourself? I've been thinking about whether I want to attempt it or pay someone to do it.

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Old 03-21-2014, 06:52 PM   #3
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Its not bad if you have the right tools and your hardware isnt is bad shape. I had to cut off old leaf spring bolts And a couple others. But the jobs not hard. I will say soak everything in pb blast for about a week before hand.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:54 PM   #4
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What tools are needed? That's probably the part that would hurt me. Haven't been messing with cars too long.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:01 PM   #5
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Looks good, congrats. I ordered a Zone 2" lift and have been soaking all of the bolts with Kroil. I hit them everyday with a shot. Maybe by the time I go to install the lift it wont be too bad. I expect to have some problems with a 25 year old Ohio jeep though. Anyhow again congrats on your new lift.
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Juggalo, there are several youtube vids that you can watch that might help you decide if its something you want to try yourself or not.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:10 PM   #7
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Looks good. Took me a couple days to get mine finished... but thanks to the trusty sawzall and 2 cans of pb blaster it's done. Ran into the same problem with rust and bolts, but it's pretty unavoidable here in the North East.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:19 PM   #8
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Looks good sitting high with that lift I don't miss taking a grinder to the stock spring bolts. I guess that's what 20 New England winters will do to a vehicle.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:30 PM   #9
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Grinder. Lots of big sockets. Sawzall pitman arm pull. Btw i broke the cheap one trying to pull mine. Rent the heavy duty one from autozone and take it off. Save you the headache. Maybe want a torce for stubborn things. Wrenchs. Big torx bits. The rear springs were t55 i wanna say. Anyways make sure u have a few days because you will run into problems with these older jeeps. Mine was a tennessee snowy road salt jeep for 20 years
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:37 PM   #10
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The biggest pain was the nut holding the pitman arm on. I soaked it with PB for a week like I did everything else. Ended up having to heat it up cherry read and fight it with a 3/4 ratchet and a 7 foot length of pipe.
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The biggest pain was the nut holding the pitman arm on. I soaked it with PB for a week like I did everything else. Ended up having to heat it up cherry read and fight it with a 3/4 ratchet and a 7 foot length of pipe.
I lucked out on that. Put a 33 on it and hit it with the impact and it came off. Now the arm it self was a pain. I broke the little puller had to rent the 100.00 heavy duty one to get it off and damn near broke it
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Looks good.. now get ditch those track bars and it will flex better.
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Looks good.. now get ditch those track bars and it will flex better.
You know almost took them off but insaid screw it and left them. Prob should have
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How hard is it to do this yourself? I've been thinking about whether I want to attempt it or pay someone to do it.

Having some pneumatic tools is a big help, but not required. At minimum, you will want to have a medium size pry bar, screw drivers, open and/or box wrench set, 1/2 drive ratchet, 1/2 drive breaker bar, a set of metric and sae sockets, a T55 socket, a big f'ing hammer, sawzall or grinder with cut off wheels, and 2 or 3 foot length of pipe to use with the breaker bar for a "cheater bar". You will also need a torque wrench to do your final assembly.

I just installed the RC 4.5" lift on my YJ, but my Jeep doesn't look as nice as Cubicon's.
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I lucked out on that. Put a 33 on it and hit it with the impact and it came off. Now the arm it self was a pain. I broke the little puller had to rent the 100.00 heavy duty one to get it off and damn near broke it
My puller was useless for this too. I paid the 15 bucks to have a local shop pull the arm for me. I also paid them to pull the arm off my fast ratio box that went in my Oldsmobile. The fit on those shafts are ridiculous.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:14 PM   #16
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I lucked out on that. Put a 33 on it and hit it with the impact and it came off. Now the arm it self was a pain. I broke the little puller had to rent the 100.00 heavy duty one to get it off and damn near broke it
Yup. A lot of f*** this moments
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After a week of rust bolts. Cutting. Breaking tools its finally done. The RC 4inch lift and steering stabilizer.
What size tires are those?
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:48 PM   #18
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What size tires are those?
33inch 12.5 wide
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:22 PM   #19
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Sounds like you had a fun little adventure here. Hopefully my jeep will look as good as yours in a couple of years.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:36 PM   #20
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Thanks. Tomorrow im going to start rhino lining the sides except the top of the front fenders. Doors and hood. Oh and the tailgate everything else will be lined. Pics to follow
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I want to rhino line my floors. Mine still has carpeting in it. What's a good place to get that from?
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I want to rhino line my floors. Mine still has carpeting in it. What's a good place to get that from?
I use this from advnced. 3 or4 coats and its thick. Gona do my floors as well U can get spray or roll on kit

Ill post pics tomorrow so you can see what it looks like
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Awesome. I look forward to seeing what it looks like.
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Awesome. I look forward to seeing what it looks like.
Yea its looks good when coated a few times. Its rubberized with kevlar in it and also has uv protecting to keep from fading. Yea ill put a couple pics on here once i get a good coat on the rockers and fenders
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Awesome. I look forward to seeing what it looks like.
Heres a picture of the first coat on a test spot. Not to bad i think
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Seems like it covers pretty well for only one coat.
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Seems like it covers pretty well for only one coat.
Heres the back
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Looks nice. I like that more than the diamond plating.
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I use this from advnced. 3 or4 coats and its thick. Gona do my floors as well U can get spray or roll on kit Ill post pics tomorrow so you can see what it looks like
I used this on my XJ's rockers , sliders , gas tank skid , and faces of the bumpers it holds up great! I also intend to use it on my yj's interior
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I used this on my XJ's rockers , sliders , gas tank skid , and faces of the bumpers it holds up great! I also intend to use it on my yj's interior
Yea it works well. Im gonna do the sides except doors tomorrow. I love the look

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