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lift kit double check parts list add to it if i missed any thing :-)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by doctor4x4, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. doctor4x4

    doctor4x4 1/2 ton status

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    due to good chance of 4x4 partswholesalers screwing up
    all ways double check the following
    1. the actual lenght of ur springs front and rear to your current set up
    2. then get a ruff idea what your your shocks length will be and open there box and make sure it will go to those measurements
    3. shims for the front and rear spings or angled block for the rear to keep your pinion angle in line
    4. a way to correct the steering to keep you drag link some what level
    5. extended brake lines if needed make sure the ends at the calipers are the same style and size they have screwed me a few times on this 1
    6. ubolts that fit the axles ur usuing with ALL the nuts and washers
    7. ALL THE bushing's that actually fit in the spring your buying with all the sleeves
    i guess just ya gotta double check evry fricking box they give ya for the proper contents as they seam not to have any concept of attention to detail or accuracy
    Well i hope it helps some body and i got to vent a little to so it was good 4 me also 1 less trip to the shrink this week :-)
     
  2. JIMs70K25

    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    Good list, been bitten my self. Bought shocks from a local shop, boxes and bags had never been open- only had one bushing for each shock. Came from the manufacturer like that!
     
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    4wheelparts missed up on my u bolts. of the 8 i got from them only 1 will possibly work.
     
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    I dont understand why people go through the hassle of a company that can't deliver whats needed...WHY bother screwing around on missing parts when they are not the only company out there..sure they might be cheaper- but is your hassle really worth the $$ you might save????

    Brandy
     
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    Well I'm sad and glad im not the only 1 getting screwed around by em
    and Brandy thats a nice thought buy from some one else but for many of us there really is no were else to go outher then the web and then when they screw up it takes weeks to get the right stuff in and ya might lose shipping fees so it ends up costing 2 times as much if you have a better idea PLEASE Share it with all of us /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    Here in Vermont- if you want anything like a lift-kit you HAVE to go through a catalog/online store- there aren't any parts stores that carry or offer them......

    I dunno- I've spent a killin at summit- and they've never screwed anything up?

    Brandy
     
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    sound's like you live a very Blessed life :-)
     
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    4wheel parts absoluty sucks imo.

    if you cana void them all together. You can find much better deals everywhere else.
     
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    they screwed up on my rear u-bolts. i called them and they said i'd be better off getting them somewhere else because they didn't have all the p/n's for u-bolts. i ended up getting mine from napa for about $33.
     
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    You will need some of that spray crap that loosens bolts.
    -Big Hammer
    -Jack stands.
    -Pickle fork
    -I would replace the tie rod ends since you will prbably be using bigger tires, just good insurance.
    -come-a-a-long is handy
    -a few pieces of hard 4x4 wood blocks
    -beer
    -bandaids
    -hyrogen peroxide
     

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