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by Trail X » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:18 pm

HARDTRAILZ wrote:... a tie rod about to snap.


So one of them is bent? Or were they just being dramatic?

BTW, moved this to the vendor section since Mark says its basically ready for sale. Mark, when you send me your banner, I'll set you up with a section.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:56 pm

Had to leave town right after appt so haven't looked. I didn't noticed anything before but will check it out tomorrow...
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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:05 am

It was loose in the joint...quite a bit. I will still kep it as a spare.

I got everything fixed up so hoping to get an appt tomorrow for alignment. It does feel tighter in the steering now.

Pulled out a strut assembly as well and everything seems perfect. Mark you got another nice product here I believe.
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by markmc » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:05 am

Thanks for the update and the testing bro!!
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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:37 am

Alignment scheduled for 4pm today.
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by JamesDub » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:28 pm

Any update ?????

How did the alignment go ?
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by HARDTRAILZ » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:30 am

Damn good. The tech actually had an older square style s10 blazer with a lift and spent some time to get it right for me. he got everything trued up nicel and almost got the caster in spec with flipped control arms. No more vibration on acceleration for stop. No weird feeling or steering jumps. Just feels right. Got almost dead nuts on everything. i will post up a pic of the specs, but $150 well spent. Lifetime alignment...6,000 miles or when it is needed. Said to bring it back after wheeling and he will tell me whats broke or dial it back in as needed. Firestone has a satisfied customer... The new lift and the 88s are a good fit for height and clearance. Seems to be no issues. I think I may be the first aligned after flipping the uca as well.
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by janesy86 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:25 am

Good to hear Kyle! I wish there were any shops near me that had a decent mechanic, never mind one that you can atleast trust a little bit.
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by bartonmd » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:20 am

Kyle asked me to post this from the OS, because he can't with this phone:

Here are the results from my alignment..
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They guy did take his time and understood that lifted trucks may not come out perfect or may have custom things done, so I chatted with him and said I was going to get custom UCA made for the caster. He said he wouldn't bother since he could get it that close and it would not hurt the tires. I kind of agree because replacing ball joints is cheaper than new UCAs. He seemed impressed with my truck and drove this himself...'
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He was saying that he was gonna ditch it for an XJ, but said he may consider a TB after seeing mine.
Overall it drives perfect, bumps are smoother, it handles far better, and it should help the mpg a bit. I read the lifetime warranty and it said they will do an alignment every 6,000 miles or as needed. They told me to bring it in after wheeling it hard and they could check it out whenever because they understand tires are not cheap for it.
I think the 88 springs, the new lift, and a good alignment may actually keep me satisfied for at least a little while...
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by HARDTRAILZ » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:22 pm

Thanks for the help. Not sure how to fully utilize the droid yet but wanted to share the info.
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by dirty anton » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:53 am

that looks good kyle! may have to flip my uca's afterall. :cheers:
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by markmc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:29 am

Update:

The new design is now available, $240 shipped is the cost.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:44 am

Sweet deal. I am loving mine. Evrything just feels solid. The lift, 88s in front then your spacers, z71 rear sits really nice and basically level. Thanks again for stepping up and putting your time and money on the line for us.
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by Me007gold » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:17 pm

I have Marks old kit sitting here wating to be installed. With this new front kit and Z71's in the rear would it sit level? or would you recomend the full kit?
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by cbbryan » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:02 pm

Won't be much longer and I'll join the league of the lifted :excited: Just need to sell this sub, box, and amp first then I'll be getting this kit.
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by JamesDub » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:31 am

Paypal just sent :thumleft: .
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by JamesDub » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:31 pm

Mine came in the mail today :D Look awesome , very well built .
Mine will be installed on the TB by the 18th of march . Along with new ball joints, new exhaust manifold, new O2 sensor . Then off for paint the next week ! Then install of my trailgear sliders and MTA bumper , and finaly wheels to the powder coater and mounting of new MTRs !!!


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by markmc » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:42 am

JamesDub wrote:Mine came in the mail today :D Look awesome , very well built .
Mine will be installed on the TB by the 18th of march . Along with new ball joints, new exhaust manifold, new O2 sensor . Then off for paint the next week ! Then install of my trailgear sliders and MTA bumper , and finaly wheels to the powder coater and mounting of new MTRs !!!


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Cant wait to see it all put together! :awesome:
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by lupisnegris77 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:25 am

Whenever somebody has the time if you could post a before and after from the old lift to the new i'd like to see how noticable the difference is(obviously not gonna be huge) Just wanting to get some comparison. Thanks again Mark for coming up with yet another great product :friday:
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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:44 am

I differencehen not on my phone, but should be able to find a pic from my november trip to badlands and the one in january. The lift was the only difference.
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