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Old 02-02-2008, 08:51 AM   #1
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Looking for Houston area.....

individual that has installed a lift kit. I have a 4" ruff country lift I need to put on my 84 Ramcharger.
I have all the tools and shop supplies, just like to have a coach around that has done something like this before
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:07 AM   #2
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leafs are very straight forward, the hardest part is getting off the old bolts nice looking stock charger...
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:34 PM   #3
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whers goose creek located
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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whers goose creek located
Baytown
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:54 AM   #5
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leafs are easy.... i'm in north houston... if you need help, tools, and a driveway i can help you p.m. me for my number if you want... or i wouldn't mind driving down to "coach"

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Old 02-03-2008, 04:47 AM   #6
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leafs are easy.... i'm in north houston... if you need help, tools, and a driveway i can help you p.m. me for my number if you want... or i wouldn't mind driving down to "coach"

looks like you have a clean r c
Thanks Jeff................i dropped you a PM
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:08 AM   #7
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when do you plan on doing it? I am down in Friendswood
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:45 PM   #8
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PM also Bent and Twisted on this board. He's a big Ramcharger man and knows his way around a fab shop
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:38 AM   #9
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Just to update this circus

Man, if anything ever went wrgon, it did

Gotta do it all over again. Just talked to ruff country and they tell me the instructions are misleading (and since the demand for this kit is minimal, they won't be revising them.). So I now have to go in and pull it apart and swap sides on the springs and install the wedges. It seems pretty stupid to me that they would not have separate instruction for front and rear install, instead they say:

7. Install springs w/ up turn eye facing forward.

10. Proceed to the installation of rear components

The wedges for the rear axle install were packaged in the box with the front axle hardware, leading me to think they were for the front. Man, what pain.....I hate doing things twice


Have one friendly face that is willing to help (thanks Jeff). Still offering plenty of refreshments and munchies for volunteers to help
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:53 AM   #10
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PM also Bent and Twisted on this board. He's a big Ramcharger man and knows his way around a fab shop
Can't find him, mods have locked the member list
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:55 AM   #11
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lol that sucks. I'm 5 hours away, if not I'd throw in a helping hand. make sure you get us pics when you're done.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:53 PM   #12
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:48 AM   #13
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I'm in Baytown.
I think I am going to try and tackle this again Sat, if you got time 54"s stop by I am over off Fayle St.
Glad to see another Baytown face
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:31 AM   #14
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have to work sat. or I could help...Guess that does you no good though
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:18 AM   #15
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have to work sat. or I could help...Guess that does you no good though
Thanks for offering! I am always around here doing something in the garage. What part of Houston ya in?
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:47 PM   #16
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Friendswood..not to far away
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:52 AM   #17
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I came by last night, but the lisght's were out, I think. Did not see any activity.
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:20 AM   #18
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I came by last night, but the lisght's were out, I think. Did not see any activity.

Thanks to Jeff, Adam and Jim who answer my call for help. It was certainly needed. Each one of them helped in ways that I couldn't have myself. We never figured that a "simple" lift could turn into such a job.
Thanks again partners and if you need me just holler
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:10 PM   #19
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looks good...what's next??
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looks good...what's next??
Try and figure out why I have a vibration under load out of the rear driveline
Replaced both rear u joints and still vibrates at 25mph+
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:47 PM   #21
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So the ujoints did not help?
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:53 PM   #22
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DONE.... it's vibating because the rear drive shaft splines are not engaged enough and it needs about 1.25 inches... the studs on that steering knuckle were a ***** but we got it done.... he's got some good lookin dodge trucks... and good sausauge until the dog eats it alll up..lol
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:15 AM   #23
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DONE.... it's vibating because the rear drive shaft splines are not engaged enough and it needs about 1.25 inches... the studs on that steering knuckle were a ***** but we got it done.... he's got some good lookin dodge trucks... and good sausauge until the dog eats it alll up..lol
It would have been even better if we were muncing on it on the trail

Here is the ongoing thread over on RCC (RamChargerCentral). I've had no shim, shim with fat end towards rear, the only thing left is spin those shims around and see what happens with fat end forward. At least that is cheaper that a new driveshaft

Looking at those pics of the wedges, I'll just about bet they are in backwards.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:17 AM   #24
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I looked at the wedges the other night and they looked right.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:08 AM   #25
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Try and figure out why I have a vibration under load out of the rear driveline

mine started shaking when i would drive it.. my fuel pump went out and got towed back home and it did not shake one bit?? It fixed itself though more or less. ( i have new driveshafts and motor/tranny mounts and balanced tires..so i dont know wtf it was?)
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