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RPG Leveling Kit Installed.


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Dear Members, Wanted to update you on the RPG leveling kit. I was able to install it myself without having ...


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Old 05-04-2017, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dear Members,

Wanted to update you on the RPG leveling kit. I was able to install it myself without having to remove the shock from the truck. Rented the spring compressors from Advance Auto parts and the rest of the tools needed are basic that most of us will have in the garage. here are some pics i snapped while i was at it.










Things I learned along the way were:

Be mindful of the position of the spring compressor. One side on the control arm has less room and on one side I managed to get the spring compressor stuck underneath the upper control arm. After that 45 minute delay i was able to get it back in place by using a pry bar and shifting the control arm just enough to get the top of the compressor unjammed.

Using a rubber mallet to knock the perch upwards was simply not enough. I thought there might have been a set screw or something similar holding the stock perch up but no such thing. It was just on there! I ended up cutting a 2x4 about 8 inches long and using a 4lbs hammer to break it loose. After that it was easy to hit it up with my rubber one. The C clips fall right off. Also make sure you compressed the spring enough, it needs more than you think to fit in the RPG spacer. I had to reassemble the perch a few times and continue compressing a few times on my first side.

As per RPG it is normal to have a small gap on the spacer on either end just as long as they are sitting correctly. The torque spec on the allen bolts is only 50 INCH LBS. I however chose to use a little bit of blue loctite for peace of mind.




Next will be mounting my 37s..





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Nice work, it is definitely DIY'able
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Looking to see those 37s installed....Check the drivers side front side of the upper fender well....if your truck is like mine they will rub. My stock 35s rub on that spot when used off road.
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What size/type wheels did you go with?


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How tall is the RPG spacer?
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Looking to see those 37s installed....Check the drivers side front side of the upper fender well....if your truck is like mine they will rub. My stock 35s rub on that spot when used off road.
I will be posting some pics soon so everyone can see how it looks. Ummmm definitely some rubbing on the inner most fender. I had to get creative with a grinder to make them clear properly all and all it was not as bad as i thought it was going to be...

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What size/type wheels did you go with?
Im running Velos Designwerks forged wheels in a two piece configuration fully exposed hardware 22x10.5 all around finished in a two tone "peak-a-blue" polished and hand brushed gloss finish wrapped in Nitto Trail Grappler tires size 37x13.5 R22

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How tall is the RPG spacer?
I went with the 1.5 leveling kit.

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Originally Posted by kenny_velos View Post
I will be posting some pics soon so everyone can see how it looks. Ummmm definitely some rubbing on the inner most fender. I had to get creative with a grinder to make them clear properly all and all it was not as bad as i thought it was going to be...



Im running Velos Designwerks forged wheels in a two piece configuration fully exposed hardware 22x10.5 all around finished in a two tone "peak-a-blue" polished and hand brushed gloss finish wrapped in Nitto Trail Grappler tires size 37x13.5 R22



I went with the 1.5 leveling kit.

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Sorry for the delay been crazy tied up at work but i will be posting some pictures soon.
The more pics the better. I want to see how much I need to take off.
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The more pics the better. I want to see how much I need to take off.


Basically this is how much you have to take off. line up with that bottom bolt and work your way up in a slight angle. What i did after is clean up the area smooth all the edges and im thinking of making a new little bracket for the bottom of the fender liner. (doesn't really move but i figured why not) after that i got a can of bed liner paint and sprayed the area a few times over. No one has noticed t as of yet. Hope this helps.
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^ even for a mall cruiser w/22's...that's just wrong
wtf...how 'bout the wheel pics?


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