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i know what I'm doing tomorrow....UPS delivered





UPS man brought me goodies!
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Sweet dude. Make sure to get lots of pics!
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ive never seen hypercoils in boxes.

have fun!
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very nice! you will like them
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have fun!
I'm going to hate this aren't I? LOL
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i did mine in an evening....but i had them apart before so i knew what to expect.

did you go with 650 or 700?
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700, hopefully it's not too stiff
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those are next on my list.

if you dont mind me asking how much were those shiped to your door?
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those are next on my list.

if you dont mind me asking how much were those shiped to your door?
$130.xx.......I think it was 130.13 or something like that.

http://www.hrpworld.com/index.cfm?fo...action=product
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right on man..mine came in boxes too..

let us know how it rides also
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o0 thats a lil cheaper than polyperformance, i was looking at like 139, as soon as i get my check for December ill be buying a set. mine are ridiculous

get pics
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ok, have driver side apart, but not the coil over. Coil is out, but now I can't get the spanner wrench to back the nuts off to relieve pressure off the spring. Even sitting with the coilover unit in place on the suspension and trying to back it off I can't get it to budge. Of course I also don't have an WD-40. I need a table top vice, but I don't want to leave the truck with no one home. Last think I need is someone stealing my jack or jack stands.

Anyone have any hints to backing off the load on the springs so I can get these strut compressors working?
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wd40 and i also used two wrenches. one to hold the adjuster while i used the other to loosen the lockin ring.
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wd40 and i also used two wrenches. one to hold the adjuster while i used the other to loosen the lockin ring.
unfortunately I only have 1 spanner wrench and I'm not about to go purchase a 2nd. I hate not having the foresight - sucks being a n00b at times. Anyhow, just got off the phone with RCD. WD40 and/or "liquid wrench" was the answer. P.I.M.A.!

Oh, RCD mentioned that they will mostly likely not be addressing any "flaws" in our kit as Ford will be addressing the ranger in the future. That's all I could get them to say though. So take it for what it's worth (not much).

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try to make sure the "claws" are as thin as possible. the issue i had with the strut spring compressor i used was it was too thick to fit comfortably between the coils of the spring.
This is the issue I'm having. I'm hoping that removing the preload on the coilover unit will allow me to wedge that puppy in there. If not there may be a "how-to" photo of inserting an RCD coilover unit into a windshield. Tools needed:

13/16 socket (and or wrench open/box ended)
7/8 socket (and or wrench open/box ended)
1 pissed off italian
warm New Mexico November day (optional)
1 campbell's can of expired 'patience' (or favorite alternative brand soup)

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i utilized the BFH, prybar, and damnit tool in order to get the compressor parts wedged between the coils.
my RCD coils were sagged enough to "persuade" them off the shocks w/o the compressor. it was installin the hypercoils that was the most fun!
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quit *****ing and get it done. i want a how-to as well. thanks!
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well shat, this sounds like a TON of fun , let me get this right tho, at full droop the shock is fully extended and when i unbolt it, its not going to go flying right?
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pics and how-to to come....

It's not that hard once you do one side. I cranked the lower adjuster nut on the coilover to ~1.5 inches and with 700lbs coils this puts my front end at 39.5 inches, rear is at ~40.5. This is front ground to bottom lip of my plastic fender flare.

The work space is what's a PITA! But anyhow, I need to shower and go get food. I haven't eaten a sizeable meal since I had heaping bowl of fruity pebbles around 9am.
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Get new upper control arms?

I'm suddenly not looking forward to putting my coils in tomorrow... Along with some upper control arms and shackles. Did I mention it'd be around 9pm? Ugh! Good luck, bro!
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coils for the coil overs
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well shat, this sounds like a TON of fun , let me get this right tho, at full droop the shock is fully extended and when i unbolt it, its not going to go flying right?
When I unbolted I launched the shock onto my roof (I live in a 2 story town house-like apartment). That's what took me so long was finding someone with an extension ladder so I could get on my roof.




















no not really, it won't shoot out at you. Didn't for me at least.

I'll tell ya what though. I need some mechanics gloves. My #$%*ing hands hurt like a b**ch right now. Then again, so do my pecks and arms [hurt] just not as bad. RCD could make a better spanner wrench too! Of course I haven't had a "work out" like that since I put the RCD kit on back in July while I was sick as a dog and running a low grade fever. Now that was fun!
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