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Old 09-03-2014, 09:51 PM
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Alright so I am going to be installing my 6" Zone lift on my 2014 Ram 1500 Regular Cab 4x4 in a week and a half. 2 years ago, I installed with a buddy an 8" BDS lift on a 06 F150 that I use to have. So, my question is to any of you guys/gals that installed a lift on a '13 or '14 1500, did you run into any weird/unexpected issues that werent outlined in the instructions?

I have read over the Zone instructions several times and also printed out the RCX ones because RCX is kind enough to give you the socket sizes at each step (Thanks, Zone/BDS..haha). Anyways, I will be changing out the brake lines with custom 8" ones so I dont have to worry about over-extending the stock ones or cutting the stock bracket to slide the line out like the instructions say to do.

An example for what I am asking is like this one issue I ran into on my F150...I had to take off the lower control arms (obviously), but on the passenger side the bolt was seized into the metal sleeve that goes around the bolt in the rubber bushing. It would not come out with anything other than an acetylene torch and an impact gun from a mechanic that works on 18 wheelers. Needless to say the bushing was shot and I had to replace the control arm...This was very unsuspected and I didnt know I would run into this. Now with that being said, the truck had 100,000 miles and resides in New England so of course rust was an issue. Now with my Ram, it hasnt even hit 1000 miles yet so I should be in the clear with rust related issues.

To conclude, I would like any first hand accounts on the job and some input on what I should look forward to. I will be using a vehicle lift and air tools, 2 luxuries I didnt have when I worked on the F150 so that should cut down on the time.

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Being that your truck is practically new you shouldn't have any issues at all. Especially if you follow the two sets of instructions. RCX's are very well done.
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Being that your truck is practically new you shouldn't have any issues at all. Especially if you follow the two sets of instructions. RCX's are very well done.
Excellent. Just what I was hoping to hear. Thank you very much. I realize you always have the possibility to run into something but I was curious if any of the members here ran into anything. I appreciate the input.
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Agree 100% with Brandon. The install is pretty straight forward compared to some others.
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Agree 100% with Brandon. The install is pretty straight forward compared to some others.
Excellent! This is the news I was hoping to hear. Thank you very much.
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