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damn.. fixed.
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So I have a question. I opened up the package when I received it last week and was impressed with the quality and how heavy duty they were. However, one of my brackets is not bent to 90 degrees. It looks almost exactly like this one I found from the first run when they had to get re-bent. My question is will this affect fitment and the way the bolts line up? Also is it a safety issue? I don't really have a shop that I use around here which is why I ordered them since I would not be able to have the stuff done. Aside from that I'm happy with the way they turned out, it's just I'm a perfectionist when it comes to my truck and I put a lot of miles on it as well and want everything to be perfect in terms of safety as well as look and function.
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anybody?
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You will obviously have more stress on the bolt. Since it's a grade 8 hardware this will not be a problem though. I would make sure that the bracket ends up being flush with the surface when it is tightened down and that it is all the way against the metal. I'm not sure how hard it will get, but you may need to use an impact gun if it isn't able to tighten down.
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yeah im just worried that it will actually bend the other surface if i use an impact gun because the brackets seem a lot more solid than the surface being bolted to
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Actually guys, the control arms aren't 90 degrees because of how they are formed. I noticed this on the second batch. These will sit pretty damn flat against the control arm surface.
Also, you're going to drill the hole for the side. It doesn't line up with any existing hole. The only hole that already exists in the control arm is the one right under the shock rod end itself. you will note that it is slightly elongated. This is to accommodate for any variances. If you bolt this one down, then drill the side hole, the bracket will be properly positioned, then you can drill the other two in the top.
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Ah! That should be helpful info.

Just to repost the list for the new run...
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Actually guys, the control arms aren't 90 degrees because of how they are formed. I noticed this on the second batch. These will sit pretty damn flat against the control arm surface.
Also, you're going to drill the hole for the side. It doesn't line up with any existing hole. The only hole that already exists in the control arm is the one right under the shock rod end itself. you will note that it is slightly elongated. This is to accommodate for any variances. If you bolt this one down, then drill the side hole, the bracket will be properly positioned, then you can drill the other two in the top.
beautiful. thanks for the info!!
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For anyone wanting to do the 750lb springs I wouldn't recommend it. I just got everything installed and it is incredibly stiff... I may even say worse than cranked t bars and it almost at full droop. When the truck was jacked up and everything was installed I set it on the ground the coils only compressed maybe an inch. If you have a big steel bumper with a winch it may be a different story but the front of our trucks aren't heavy at all. It lifted my truck an additional inch or two and the coil is rubbing on the upper ball joint. That extra lift is also putting the cv axles at a horrible angle and is stressing out the wheel bearings. Its hard to tell a difference in height in the pics but you can definitely tell in person.

Before height (Cranked t bars)




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how much heavier would the 4.0 be than the 3.0?
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Are you sure your coils are the right height? Also, you should get limit straps to keep from rubbing at full droop
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Are you sure your coils are the right height? Also, you should get limit straps to keep from rubbing at full droop
Ya all these pics were taken after I drove around for a little. I can adjust them a little but it wouldn't really do anything. I know I am gunna do limit straps soon.
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how much heavier would the 4.0 be than the 3.0?
Sorry I didn't see this before. But not enough to make a huge difference.
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Wtf?


Anyway I am trying to upload a video of the noises but it keeps failing. I'll post when it's loaded
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For anyone wanting to do the 750lb springs I wouldn't recommend it.
After looking at it - I bet the 12" tall spring didn't help your cause any either. The 10" setup will sit further down the coilover body allowing for a little more clearance.

Hopefully the 10" tall, 650lb spring setup that the original RCD kit came with will help you out.


EDIT: Strange though, tons of people have used 750's in years past and I've never seen anything like that. Some people claimed it rode a little stiff until they broke in some - but nothing like what's in those pictures.

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After looking at it - I bet the 12" tall spring didn't help your cause any either. The 10" setup will sit further down the coilover body allowing for a little more clearance.

Hopefully the 10" tall, 650lb spring setup that the original RCD kit came with will help you out.


EDIT: Strange though, tons of people have used 750's in years past and I've never seen anything like that. Some people claimed it rode a little stiff until they broke in some - but nothing like what's in those pictures.
Ya 12" spring didn't help too much haha, especially since I can't adjust it. Is the lightest spring they make 650lb? I think 600 may be the best for my situation.

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I have 850lb springs and they feel great. I got them from the previous owner who had a 5.0
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I have 850lb springs and they feel great. I got them from the previous owner who had a 5.0
Are you serious! Why is mine so messed up?
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Is the lightest spring they make 650lb? I think 600 may be the best for my situation.
Nope, they make all sorts of different springs that would work. Are you sure you still want me to FedEx out the 650's tonight?


Now I'm second guessing if the RCD springs were 10" or 12" 650's.....Either way, I know they were 650lb.
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Nope, they make all sorts of different springs that would work. Are you sure you still want me to FedEx out the 650's tonight?


Now I'm second guessing if the RCD springs were 10" or 12" 650's.....Either way, I know they were 650lb.
I don't know, I don't want to take everything apart again and swap springs to have them be too stiff still. But if he can run 850lb fine then maybe 600 will be too light. In that pm you sent me awhile back it says your 650 was 10" long. But ya still send it. I think half the problem is the 12" springs
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In that pm you sent me awhile back it says your 650 was 10" long. But ya still send it. I think half the problem is the 12" springs
Yeah I know, but now I have been second guessing myself on the length.

I'll try to verify, and if I can confirm they are a 10" setup, the 650's are heading you way right now.
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Yeah I know, but now I have been second guessing myself on the length.

I'll try to verify, and if I can confirm they are a 10" setup, the 650's are heading you way right now.
Oh ok. Thanks!
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I have 850lb springs and they feel great. I got them from the previous owner who had a 5.0
What length are your springs?
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What length are your springs?
12"
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Oh ok. Thanks!
PM Sent - I'll just wait on the answer.

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