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Old 09-01-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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It was a b1tch puttin' it on, but it's on. Here's some pics from it!










































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Old 09-01-2007, 06:19 PM   #2
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looks like you did a good job!

some constructive criticism

1. ditch the sway bar you won't notice much difference on the road, but a HUGE difference offroad
2. do yourself a favor and get a drop-pitman arm (that is if you want it to drive reasonably at all.)
3. get shackles for the rear, NEVER stack blocks (thats just plain unsafe)

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looks like you did a good job!

some constructive criticism

1. ditch the sway bar you won't notice much difference on the road, but a HUGE difference offroad
2. do yourself a favor and get a drop-pitman arm (that is if you want it to drive reasonably at all.)
3. get shackles for the rear, NEVER stack blocks (thats just plain unsafe)
Looks good, but true these things will make it better.
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looks like you did a good job!

some constructive criticism

1. ditch the sway bar you won't notice much difference on the road, but a HUGE difference offroad
2. do yourself a favor and get a drop-pitman arm (that is if you want it to drive reasonably at all.)
3. get shackles for the rear, NEVER stack blocks (thats just plain unsafe)
Really ditch the sway bar? I also ordered a SJ stering stabalizer but it wouldn't work with the sway bar in the way.

The kit came with a drop pitman arm. I have it on.

The lift also came with the blocks, I'm planning here soon to go with leafs in the rear (like I shoulda doon in the first place.) Or have my dad weld the 2 blocks together.
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The kit came with a drop pitman arm. I have it on.
Yes we know, the standard arm in lift kits isnt enough, It needs the SJ extreme drop arm to get the steering level.
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lifts seldom ever come with the right sized pitman arm, you might need the extreme arm made by skyjacker (i believe) or a different steering setup. those steering angles arn't too pretty.

and yes ditch the sway bar and don't look back, you won't notice that much. but it WILL improve articulation. I wouldn't weld those blocks together either, placing those springs so far from the axle will cause axle wrap. I would reccomend going back to the stock block and getting some belltech shackles.

The steering stabilizer will do nothing but mask the problems of bad steering angles (or so I am told) and your tires will still wear badly.
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yep, build a k-link steering to use with the SkyJacker pitman arm. you don't really need to ditch the sway bar...... you can get quick connects for it and take them out on the trail. Ditch the rear blocks and run away from them as fast as you can..... beltechs and 63" chevy springs should do just fine.
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building a k link is easier said than done.
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its not that hard. just buy the superlift super runner (used from Ebay) and weld a little plate in the K so your linkage is level......... or build one from scratch after consulting 4x4 Junkie and getting diagram.
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sweeet, did you paint the radius arms black?
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