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Austy now does... Here's the pics.

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I gave him those brackets I built for his uppers and we cut and moved the hole back up to the RCD factory location and used Jeep shock conversion brackets welded to the A-Arm last night.

I'll have to admit, the kid is pretty witty and knows his mechanics. Without looking on here and knowing what to do, did a lot of it on his own in about 4 hours. I helped for about 2 though.
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I am hoping to install my Dixon Kit next weekend. As such, my RCD kit would be available the following weekend if you still wanted to meet half way, sooner if you wanted to ship. I actually have 600#, 700# and 750# coils. Swap away until your heart is content!

FYI, the Bilstein shocks in the pics are mounted upside down. The shafts should be on the bottom. This is important because you risk drying out the seals if you mount them as shown.
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Actually, a 4wd shop told me that mine we're upside down. With bilsteins they mount like that. You're supposed to be able to read the name "bilstein" without turning your head upside down.

I was told this yesterday but Superior Off Road. He's put quite a few of these together. So this whole time I've been running my CO's upside down.
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Interesting, learn something new everyday. Everything that I have ever heard about coilover shocks, indicates that the shaft needs to be mounted down so that the oil can cover the seals. BTW, truck looks good.
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I still say they're upsidedown...
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Call Bilstein and ask
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That goes back to the conventional idea of how shocks are mounted... However... The shaft points down on the rear shocks on the bilsteins and that's correct install of them. Bilstein goes against conventional mehtods of install lol
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this might be an absolute stupid question but can you run 2.0's without tb's or do you have to run 2.5's?
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Yes, the RCD kit is designed with a 2.0 shock.
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just for sh*ts 'n' giggles, what is ur sas going to run u? i'm still leaning towards buying ur kit, but i think i will still want to upgrade from the bilstiens and put on some fox 2.0s.

just edited, i forgot ur doing the DB and not a sas, lol...

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Yes, the RCD kit is designed with a 2.0 shock.
is there room on the rcd kit to move up to 2.5s? or is there a simple modification that can be done to allow it?
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is there room on the rcd kit to move up to 2.5s? or is there a simple modification that can be done to allow it?
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A 2.5 shock might work with a custom shock hoop. However, using the stock location, I think that a 3.0" ID spring would hit the frame.

As for the SAS, I am actually going the other direction and am installing a Dixon Kit (kit on order). Cost is fairly insane at over $4,000.00 just to get started.
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not even by building brackets to extend out the upper a-arms? i'm not tech savy at all, just thought that might be a possiblity since thats where the problem lies with trying to fit 2.5s.
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It's very tight fit as it is with the 2.0's as it is....CV shafts and the shock bucket both come to my mind.
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The coil overs ARE upside down.
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thanks! just would have been a nice upgrade. so sticking with 2.0s, i have heard that i def want to upgrade to fox... any take on that?
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The Bilstein shocks on my kit ride nice. The settling issue is coil related and not shock related. I would recommend running the Bilstein shocks with the heavier weight coils to keep the ride height where you want it. If you have a problem with the shocks in the future, that would be the time to look at alternatives. I personally have not had any problems with the Bilsteins.
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The Bilstein shocks on my kit ride nice. The settling issue is coil related and not shock related. I would recommend running the Bilstein shocks with the heavier weight coils to keep the ride height where you want it. If you have a problem with the shocks in the future, that would be the time to look at alternatives. I personally have not had any problems with the Bilsteins.
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I went with the 800lb coils, shoulda went with 750s
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Are you going to add anti-compression struts to the Superlift kit? The drop brackets may not be strong enough to run coilovers without these struts.
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what length coils are yall running?
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Picture from the RCD site.

i'll be wheeling with Ranger tonight, so i will get a chance to see the rcd kit up close in person... i'll let you know what i think and if i'll still want to take yours.
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