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post #1 of 6 Old 08-02-2007, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Liking my 4" SkyJacker kit

Got it all buttoned down tonight. I had my local 4wheel parts do the install the other day. I had a few things to tweak and just go over the whole thing for my peace of mind. Just small details that drive me nuts.

Some things I DON'T like about the kit:

- When turning the wheel to full right, the tie rod infront of the axle rubs the bolt head of the Sway bar link bottom mount. I rotated the adjusting sleeve to lessen the issue, but under full Right there is still light contact.

-Under acceleration @ 10mph there is a slight vibration in the rear/driveline. Shop told me it's due to the angle of the shaft etc. They did install the Carrier bearing drop.

-Shock boots suck. I cut all of them off, they already were full of water from the 2 days of rain we have had. Shock boots are for mall cruisers.

Things I like:
- Included a Droped Pitman arm.
- Nice heavy-duty track bar bracket and brackets in general.
- RIDES EXCELLENT, ESPECIALLY OVER BUMPS. SO much better than stock.

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Cool!! Glad you like it!! Got pics??

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No pics yet. Just ran outside to check the part #'s on the shocks.... They put the wrong shocks on the rear. Supposed to be N8079, but they installed N8068S I'll be having those swapped out for the correct ones ASAP. Hence why I looked over the thing with a fine tooth comb. Makes you wonder how many people actually spend hours on end going over the lift they just had installed.... and how many lifts out there aint right.

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ive heard more than once that shock boots do m ore harm tha good

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got no shock boots here on my 4" procomp lift, or my skyjacker steering stabilizer hate how they looked

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Boots DO do more damage than good. they trap moisture and crap inside. they rust the piston and such out much faster. On my 4runner rockcrawler 1st time around I ran boots, 1yr later I took them off, shocks were shot, rusted, full of dirt, NASTY. Not to mention on the steering stabilizers the boot bunches up under full lock... just an overall PITA with no benefit, just disadvantages.

As for the rear shock part numbers... The shocks are stamped N8068S, when they spec a N8079. I called skyjacker and they said it's the correct shock, just the bushing kit or whatever is different. Can anyone confirm that?

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