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Suspension Lift in Progress
11-01-2017, 01:18 AM
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Suspension Lift in Progress
Attached are before and in progress pics. 7 inch susp lift from universal car lifts. Front went in easy. Still trying to dial in the back. I had to take it to a shop because the axle is too far back and too far towards the drivers side. Not any adjustment left. They may have to cut then re-weld the arms. Also, the exhaust has to be re-routed so I'm having them put on a cat-back set-up. I had no idea what all would be involved, the kit is not for amateurs. When it's done for sure i can fit 31 inch off road tires, hopefully 33 inch. Pics when its done.
       
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11-01-2017, 10:34 AM
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RE: Suspension Lift in Progress
Interesting. Your fronts look like they moved rearward as well. Is that part of the kit or because you have it so high? I'm really thinking on having my Treadwright Pumas put on Frank since the RSAs seem to hate anything wet or gravel. And I live down 2 miles of gravel. They're 235/65s so I'll get about an inch more clearance with the stock width. They rubbed something awful on Moca but Frank has considerably more wheel well space to play in. Off-road Vics ftw!
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11-01-2017, 12:36 PM
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RE: Suspension Lift in Progress
(11-01-2017 10:34 AM)FranktheVic Wrote:
 
Interesting. Your fronts look like they moved rearward as well. Is that part of the kit or because you have it so high? I'm really thinking on having my Treadwright Pumas put on Frank since the RSAs seem to hate anything wet or gravel. And I live down 2 miles of gravel. They're 235/65s so I'll get about an inch more clearance with the stock width. They rubbed something awful on Moca but Frank has considerably more wheel well space to play in. Off-road Vics ftw!

It's the angle of the picture. The fronts are centered in the wheel wells. The same tires are in both pics. 215/70R16. Fills the wheel wells nice at stock height and i never had any rubbing issues.
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11-01-2017, 09:49 PM
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Can't wait to see how it all comes out when you get it dialed in.
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11-02-2017, 12:30 PM
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Sweet!!
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11-05-2017, 11:19 AM
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RE: Suspension Lift in Progress
why?
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11-05-2017, 02:03 PM
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(11-05-2017 11:19 AM)Black Ice LSC Wrote:
 
why?

Love it or hate it ya gotta admit it'll be different.
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11-08-2017, 06:31 PM
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RE: Suspension Lift in Progress
ok, so universal car lifts is a joke. The rear suspension bars they sent won't fit. Front is fine but the rear axle is 2.5 inches too far to the rear and 2 inches to the drivers side. after multiple phone calls, email with pictures, etc, by me and the shop, they said the problem is that the rims aren't big enough. wtf? rim size has no bearing on if the axle is centered. UCL said to use the stock bars. again, wtf? then why did i spent way too much on a kit? i ordered new stock bars from another source and presto the axle centered. UCL won't give me a credit or refund of their wrong sized bars. Beware if dealing with them. I have an additional panhard bar on order and that will fix the kick to the right. Jeez what a pain. Oh and to top it off, the 7 inch kit i ordered only lifted the car about 4 inches.....
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11-09-2017, 12:02 AM
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(11-05-2017 02:03 PM)georgeent Wrote:
 
(11-05-2017 11:19 AM)Black Ice LSC Wrote:
 
why?

Love it or hate it ya gotta admit it'll be different.

It would surely fit right in @ #Michigan Mud Fest ,maybe take the trunk lid off and use it for a sled with a striper pole on it . Ya I'm feeling it .
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11-11-2017, 11:26 AM (This post was last modified: 11-11-2017 11:28 AM by Black Ice LSC.)
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RE: Suspension Lift in Progress
(11-08-2017 06:31 PM)georgeent Wrote:
 
Jeez what a pain. Oh and to top it off, the 7 inch kit i ordered only lifted the car about 4 inches.....

I was going to say...the pictures surely don't show a 7" lift

sorry you had to deal with yet another company out there that doesn't give a rat's ass about "customer service".

use social media to blast them...if they have a Facebook page, post on there about their poor service and incorrect parts. Seems social media complaints in the public eye help remedy situations better than a one-on-one phone call ever will.

when i asked 'why?' I was just curious....is this for fun? hobby? particular need for ground clearance? I see the cargo rack on the roof. do you go on excursions that require ground clearance?

I dont "love it or hate it" in either way...was just curious.

form follows function, so they say....so I was curious what the need to spend X amount of dollars on a lift of a 2 wheel drive sedan was. are you adding a 4 wheel drive-drivetrain? is this for actual off-roading? or just looks, fun, showing off something unique/different?
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