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Old 09-20-2016, 08:03 PM
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Those familiar with the RRO budget boost...

a couple quick questions.. so i got my RRO kit in today and im excited to get started on installing it.. I just had a few questions...

first question: stock the rear is obviously higher than the front, but the spacers i have the front ones ar a bit smaller than the rear.. why is that? just curious?

Second: Ive helped a buddy install rear spacers before so im familiar with the process, took us about an hour per side. The toughest part was getting the compressors so sit on the spring and compress it properly... but im not familiar with the front at all.. How much harder is the front than the rear???

and last but not least.. the instructions that came with the list say to have a grinder on hand? i have everthing but this, what will i need a grinder for???

Ive looked through all the pic threads on here also but if any has a quick pick of their RRO kit, throw it up on here.. Curious as to how its going to look with my 255/65 grabber at2's.

thanks so much for anyone that takes the time to read and respond!

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Old 09-20-2016, 08:18 PM
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Re: Those familiar with the RRO budget boost...

Hmmm. When I did mine on my XK I don't remember having to compress the rear springs at all to get it in. Only thing I could think you need a grinder for would be to cut out the damn LCA clevis bolt that never comes out. Get new replacements before doing this. Only other advice I could give it to tack weld the bolts into the front spacers. The ones in the back near the engine compartment are a PITA to try and get a wrench on while tightening the nuts on the top side, unless they have changed their design.
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Re: Those familiar with the RRO budget boost...

Yea when we did the rears we had to compress both sides to get them out, and it was even tougher getting them back in.. then again i dont know much at all about mechanics and this was my first go at it.. i took the wheels off, compressed the springs, and pulled them out.. maybe i missed a step or two? should i have jacked up the opposite axle? (if that makes sense) haha...

how much tougher is the front? and why is the front spacer smaller than the back if i need more lift in the front? im a little slow sorry guys!
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Re: Those familiar with the RRO budget boost...

The front is significantly more involved than the rear. There are a lot more components involved which means a lot more that can become a problem. Like a seized clevis bolt. You need a grinder to shorten the studs on top of the strut. The spacer will mount on top of the existing strut with a new set of studs to go through the tower. The the existing stud length is too long for the spacer so you have to cut them. I suggest putting the nuts on them before you cut so you can fix the threads by taking the nuts off. And start early because you'll likely run into some issues along the way


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Re: Those familiar with the RRO budget boost...

BTW my lift isn't RRO, so I can't say for sure but me rear spacers were thicker than the fronts because they eliminated the coil isolators. Not sure if rocky road uses the isolator on top of the spacer but probably not


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