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RCD Welding question

I think this has been covered before but I want to be 100% clear. What has to be welded with an RCD ? Most importantly is there anything in the RCD kit that has to be welded to the truck ?
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support brackets or gussets on the shock mount/tower. i have pics ill upload them in a few.
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ok here it is.
all of these are thanks to jared



and some other good pics of the RCD installed.












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It looks like you have to weld new support brackets onto the frame, is that correct?

Looks like a killer setup. I am going to start looking into one when my tires wear down a bit.
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support brackets or gussets on the shock mount/tower. i have pics ill upload them in a few.
so there are brakets in the kit that get welded to the frame ? Thats really all I want to know.
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Is it me or are your support bars TRASHED? It looks that way in that one pic.
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so there are brakets in the kit that get welded to the frame ? Thats really all I want to know.
im almost 99.9% sure they come with the kit

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Is it me or are your support bars TRASHED? It looks that way in that one pic.
its not my truck its jareds, and yes, he bent them. the reason for the "oops" lol
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Holy gifawkinormous shackle backman!
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Holy gifawkinormous shackle backman!
Amen!

The gussets are included in the kit. You weld them to the upper shock mount and to the frame. The reason for this is that once you remove the torsion bars, the entire weight of the truck is resting on the coilovers and their mounts... which happens to be the upper shock mount. The shock mount was not designed to hold the entire weight of the truck, only the resistive force of the shock when it's compressed. To safely hold the weight of the truck, you need to weld those gussets on to support the shock mount. If you don't, you might hit a bump and rip out the shock mount. And THAT, my friend, would really suck.
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Is it me or are your support bars TRASHED? It looks that way in that one pic.
and yet look at the near virgin front skid plate
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I think the skid plate is new. That or they were taken at different times. I know right when RCD came out with the lift they did not have a skid plate available for some time afterwards
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Hell, the fubar support bars means he USES his lift.

Thank you Jared, for using your truck.
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I think the skid plate is new. That or they were taken at different times. I know right when RCD came out with the lift they did not have a skid plate available for some time afterwards

nah he modified the stock skid plate. and he painted all the stuff when he put hte lift on.
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I think he fell off something onto those bars and bent them up
that sounds like poor driving to me
if they buckled under stress they are not sufficent
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^^^^ i take it you never have seen what jared acully does with his truck? D/L one of his vids and you will understand he pushes it to its limit
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Yeah Jared beats the **** out of his truck, haha. If he weren't a ford tech he'd have spent cash out the *** to keep that thing fixed up like he does!
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Those bent bars are a BIG reason a lot of people criticize the kit. For the money you spend, you really do not lose the tbars, the support bars just get hit instead of the Tbar mounts.
That's very interesting....
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photo of bent bars edited out... bogus
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where can i find one of his videos.. i love his truck
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haha just for you buddy.
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I can just heard him in clip 0131....F**K!

Edit, damn fingers....HEAR minus the D, what a n00b

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haha. ya that had to hurt.
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yeah i definately love his truck 0123 was the best one! I want some more lol
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Aren't you bagged???? if u are umm haven't u ever drug threw a lower control arm or 2??? i mean geez i bagged my truck to look good and throw sparks he lifted it to romp around in the mud and raise hell am i not right?? poor driveing...... man...
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