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you got a locker for the front?
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you got a locker for the front?
Sure don't. Maybe when I get some more funds.
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i never used the cam bolt thingys -- never had a problem with it either for the like 3k i had it on the truck..

nice pic with all the silicone and yes you used to much but that is when to much is never a bad hting
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Thanks for the help guys.

I just went ahead and used the stock alignment washers. I guess we'll find out if I have any problems when I go to get it aligned.
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Got the shock mounts installed this morning.





Gotta hack off the bump stop mount.
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You are getting there. As for the alignment cams they should of came with a bolt that is notched, you do not reuse the stock bolts with them.
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Just drive the truck to the alignment shop with the stock cam bolts in place....then *if* they have to do the cam bolts, have them do it....but don't buy them from them...they'll charge an *** load for 'em...

I've got these and so does my lil brother....

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku




I'm totally jealous of you RCD guys.....it's that front crossmember......totally love it. So much better looking than the superlift. Good progress man!! How was that front fluid? Mine was YUCKY! imagine green milk. hahahaha.
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I'm totally jealous of you RCD guys.....it's that front crossmember......totally love it. So much better looking than the superlift. Good progress man!! How was that front fluid? Mine was YUCKY! imagine green milk. hahahaha.
Thanks.

Actually the fluid wasn't too bad. Still looked good to me.

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You are getting there. As for the alignment cams they should of came with a bolt that is notched, you do not reuse the stock bolts with them.
I searched and didn't find any special bolts in the kit. Hopefully I won't need the alignment cams.
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Some dont, some do need the cams. it's weird like that.
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Got the bump stop mounts cut off.


Coilovers installed!!




It looks like there might be some clearance issues here with the cv and the coilover???


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NOW....get that knuckle on, and go!
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I know it. lol


I need to borrow my friends hi lift so I can get it high enough to put tires on it. I think I'm gonna have to put my small tires on there at first to get it out of the garage. It's gonna be real close.
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Looks like your next project needs to be a skid plate.

Keep all the pics coming, I plane to buy a RCD one of these days, if I end up having to keep my truck or get another ranger after this one.
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Looks like your next project needs to be a skid plate.

Keep all the pics coming, I plane to buy a RCD one of these days, if I end up having to keep my truck or get another ranger after this one.
Most definitely. I'm gonna try and fab up some skids(front, transfer case, gas tank, sliders, and others) here at work. I also need to start on a bumper.

I really want to get them made before I start tearing stuff up. Radiator and stuff up front has already taken some abuse.
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Dang your one lucky SOB...AWSOMENESS IS A FACTOR HERE..:)
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Looks good so far, and that CV wont hit.
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Looks good so far, and that CV wont hit.
Let's hope not. I'll find out tonight when I put the knuckles and hubs back on.
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the hub is much lower than where you have the CV strapped up. trust me.
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where that bump stop was.. grind it down more. get it ALL gone, to the frame, mine still came in contact there! and I *think* that was a major contribution in breaking the coil over.


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I'm totally jealous of you RCD guys.....it's that front crossmember......totally love it. So much better looking than the superlift. Good progress man!! How was that front fluid? Mine was YUCKY! imagine green milk. hahahaha.
they just seem so much weaker.. and its more of a pita to make a skid for it.

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Looks good so far, and that CV wont hit.
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Let's hope not. I'll find out tonight when I put the knuckles and hubs back on.
It shouldn't, I would hope they designed the kit so it wouldn't.. :shrugs: The Fox coil-overs rub the boots though

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where that bump stop was.. grind it down more. get it ALL gone, to the frame, mine still came in contact there!
I'll do that. Thanks.
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the closer you come to finishing your truck the more i hear my wallet screamin......

coming alone great and lookin good already.
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Got them bad boys grinded down. Should be plenty of clearance now. Thanks for the advice.


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Awesome progress man! Get it done and on the freakin road! lol

Should done at least the 750 HC's... Those POS RCD's are gonna sag and there's nothing you can do about it when they do lol

Oh and I dunno how the weather is there in NC, but at least primer those areas you just ground down to keep the rust away. Also, I would suggest taking a clear coat to the sway bar end links, mine are all rusted. Stupid de-icer!
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spray the shock bodies and coils, I've seen them rusted up pretty bad.


Make sure you check in there after driving/foradin' a little bit.. you don't want this

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From what I've heard stuff binding up is a really big cause of that.
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