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    The rear end of mine is sagging so I need to replace the springs at some point. Whilst browsing Roughtrax I see they offer a couple of 2" lift kits comprising rear coils, front torsion springs and 4 shocks. Is that all you need for a simple 2" lift? I seem to recall seeing a lift kit that required amongst other things spacers for the balljoints and possibly grinding a bit out of the wishbones to make it all fit? It all seemed a bit more hassle than I could be bothered with at the time, but a simple swap of springs and shocks is a different matter and I might go down that route being as I have to change the rear springs anyway.
    Is it that simple or am I just not seeing the other kit for some reason?

  • #2
    depends if you want to do a suspension lift or body and suspension... phone RT and ask, they are extremely helpful

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    • #3
      The RT kit to which you refer gives a simple 2" suspension lift with no other bits and bobs needed. If you want to go higher and get a body lift also, then you get into ball joint spacer and steering linkage extensions etc. Ive got the RT plus 2" sus lift on my 3rd gen and find its all the lift I want or need.
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      • #4
        Easy fix if ya haven't already removed ya side steps do so + Fit 20% stronger Rear springs n wind up ya Torsion bars !!
        Everybody remarks, "do ya have a body/suspension lift of some sort" NO definitely Not .. n running 16" Modular' s shod with GG AT2's 265x70x16



        17+ Years of Surfs n 9 years on Spotless it ain't but Faultless to a "T" is my KZN 130 Yota !!
        Last edited by Diezel Weazel; 1st December 2017, 21:04.
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        • #5
          i didnt realise you need to use ball joint spacers if you go down the body lift route? i thought it was a simple put blocks in job etc

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          • #6
            My last post wasnt very well written. ( laziness ) you dont need ball joint spacers for a body lift , they will give you a sus lift, without having to crank up the torsion bars , ( i think ) but im guessing if you go down the uprated TB route you get the lift, without going rock hard on the ride, basically all im trying to say is the RT kit keeps it all simple.
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            • #7
              BJ spacers reduce the angle of the front drive shaft's taking pressure off the CV's so you don't keep wearing out the CV boots, it's also recommended, but not required, that you use a diff drop kit to keep everything lined up.

              I just ran uprated springs on the rear, and wound the original torsion bars up to get the lift I wanted, and never had any major issues.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the replies, looks like I might ask Santa for the RT kit then!

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                • #9
                  Ask him for the Pedders kit instead of the Monroe one. If you have been a good boy, that is.

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                  • #10
                    Yo brass monkey, just took delivery of the pedders kit from RT canít wait to fit it, looks the dogs My suspension is shot but Santa gonna fix it

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                    • #11
                      let us know how you get on, in fact if you can do a write up with pics if you don't mind, I will add it as a sticky guide

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