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Just ordered 6" RCX lift ( TEASER PICS ADDED )

Just ordered a 6" Rough Country lift for my truck, should be here Monday or Tuesday. Will be doing the install myself with a friend next week and will keep everyone posted as i go. Any tips or tricks i should know? Directions look pretty straight forward.

Ive heard a couple things such as you dont really need to disconnect the front driveshaft to do this, you can also leave the CV's attached to the axle just tie them up? Wuzcrackin mentioned some metal tabs that need to be grinded off when you remove the crossmembers otherwise the new crossmembers wont slide in. Ill be using PB blaster on everything couple days in advance.

Cant wait to finally get this thing lifted! :redblob"
 

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Pb blaster, don't disconnect driveshaft, 4WD do require cutting, be prepared to take your hubs to a shop to be pressed out. You might also be interested in a driveshaft spacer for the 5" block.
 

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Citadel is right on point here. I have this lift and love it. I would order the driveshaft spacer from PRG as I believe it will save you from possible tranny issues later on due to the shaft being pulled out of the transfer case due to the 5" block. It would be a safe investment. I went a step further and added traction bars to take care of the axle wrap our titans are prone to have...once again a safe investment.
 

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Yep im definitely going to look into getting the spacer, thanks guys!
 

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Buy a impact gun. Electric or air will do. Buy a impact socket big enough to remove the front axle nuts. Using the impact gun make removing the axle nuts a breeze. I would remove the cv axles because it's a pain trying to remove the cv axles from the steering knuckles. You can remove hub yourself with a dead blow hammer. I can't think of anything else right now. It's pretty easy. I installed and removed my pro comp myself. Removable only took a few hours. Doesn't the Rcx lift require some cutting?
 

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Buy a impact gun. Electric or air will do. Buy a impact socket big enough to remove the front axle nuts. Using the impact gun make removing the axle nuts a breeze. I would remove the cv axles because it's a pain trying to remove the cv axles from the steering knuckles. You can remove hub yourself with a dead blow hammer. I can't think of anything else right now. It's pretty easy. I installed and removed my pro comp myself. Removable only took a few hours. Doesn't the Rcx lift require some cutting?
Yep got air guns and everything ready to go. Need to PB blast everything soon let it get worked in. Yes the RCX lift does require some cutting of the rear crossmember dif mount, simple cut though and could be welded back on if wanting to go back stock.
 

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Anyone have trouble cutting the brake line bracket to release the line? Seems sketchy cutting right by the brake line
 

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Anyone have trouble cutting the brake line bracket to release the line? Seems sketchy cutting right by the brake line
I used a grinder but would recommend a dremel. Just be really careful.
 

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I used a grinder but would recommend a dremel. Just be really careful.
Yeah thats what i decided im going to use. Getting the lift tomorrow morning and will be starting on it / working on it all day tomorrow.
 

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DAY 1 of installing the lift was pretty successful being that i was workin at it on my own for most of the day till this evening my dad helped. Got everything taken apart, got RCX front and rear crossmembers installed, broke the bolts loose on the knuckles (will finish that up tomorrow).

The cut for rear crossmember was relatively easily actually... i did end up having to grind the notches inside where the lower control arms mount in order to get the bracket to slide up in there.

My kit ended up having 2 missing cam bolt nuts, going have to run to the hardware store tomorrow and pick some up. Im a little surprised they don't include a washer to go with these cam bolts on the nut side. Other then that it appears i have all the hardware i need. Looks like ill probably be finished around Friday afternoon.
 

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Got the front all bolted up and ready to go (put the stock 33's back on so i could get it out of the garage lol) Also had to do an alignment cause it had alot of toe in.. need to be able to drive down the road to get to the alignment shop. So far this lift has been great, everything fits very well and the design is great.

The attached picture is only front lifted. I will be doing the rear tomorrow morning.

Ran into a bit of a problem tho when i went to start the truck to see if i could pull out of the garage the slip and abs light came on.... i think i might have tripped the lights when i had the abs wire disconnected and had the ignition on to turn the wheel. I disconnected the battery for a little bit but that still didnt clear it. I posted another thread about it to get some answers.
 

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Looks good so far nice work
 

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Were you careful to remove the abs wire from the little clip so you don't stress the wire? If the wire or sensor were damaged that would cause the abs and slip light to come on. Good luck!
 

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That kit is tall!!! Your T is going to look sweet once you get some meaty tires on there! :)
 

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Yep i need the stock tires on to get outta the garage. 35" trail grapplers will be on soon. Finished the lift this morning. Pics to come this evening!
 

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I might have to order this kit if the install was that easy....
 

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Got it all done!! Man it looks like a beast...so high! 46" front fender height. Called the offroad shop and they said drive it couple miles and abs light will go off cause it will reset it self and it did! No light!
 

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Alright heres a little teaser pic for the night, it started getting dark quick and couldnt get good pics on my phone. Sorry its a little blurry was shaking cause i was so excited at how it turned out :redblob"

Better pics to come with in the next few days! Very impressed with this lift, got ALOT of height out of it.
 

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Looks like my truck right now.....
 

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Are you running the bilstein 5100s as well with this lift in the last picture you posted?
 
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