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post #1 of 13 Old 01-31-2012, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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RK X Factor 3.5 Question

I am aiming this question to those who have this lift kit. I installed this lift by myself and it took about 2 days. I cant say enough about the quality of the ride on the street. I am running into a problem that I can find very little info on...
As I had to relocate my rear axle back 1", I can see that the passenger side bump stop pad that sits atop the rear axle will come into direct contact with the rear track bar bracket (this is rear passenger side) when the suspension is stuffed on that sided.
I set the control arms to the exact specified length. I am thinking maybe a bump stop relocation bracket that I saw (by Rubicon Express). I CAN'T be the ONLY guy that has run into this issue. Please share what you guys did to avoid or fix this. Thanks.....JIM
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-31-2012, 08:31 AM
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You may want to touch base with Rock Krawler about it. There service and tech support is awesome. If you wait long enough they'll probably respond to this thread. Good luck with it!

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Yeah, I will definately have to resolve this before I can wheel this thing. I have "researched" this topic to death. I cant imagine anyone not running into this because it is inevitable once the axle is relocated.

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Been wheeling that lift for a year and it hasn't been an issue.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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Jaybee, did you install rear bump stops? If so...what size?

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Very common. RK has a new offset bumpstop to address this. Fabricated Rear Bumpstop

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Demeeder, thanks a lot. This is exactly what will solve the issue. I have some rectangular tube steel so I will attempt this myself.
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Yes sir, the Fabricated block is the answer!

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I did this. Made it out of 2 x 4 aluminum tubing...


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I have been trying to figure this myself, Thanks for the info!
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I cut the RK block b/c RK didn't have an update yet. Another option is the teraflex 2" uppers.


Heres a pic of how it would hit.


My solution.


I just wish RK had the new stops out when I bought mine b/c the upper bump stop only half hits the lower.
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Thanks guys for the info and pics. I am half way done with mine. I am using a 2" high piece of tube steel with a JKS .75" aluminum puck added to the top of it. Very similiar to the aluminum tube/black puck I saw in the above pics.

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The synergy 3" bumpstops work with this as well, they are angled to prevent the contact.


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