hey guys guess what...IM GETTING RID OF MY TORTION BARS just got an RCD kit the Friday before last from redranger4.0! I drove all the way to connecticut to pick this baby up, got a lil tan while i was there too i believe i will soon be the first exploder with a front RCD suspension (plz correct me if im wrong)... unfortunately it's gonna be a while before it gets installed tho. I just bought an '89 RX7 Turbo, paid 2 insurance notes, 2 car notes, and bought this lift kit...I need to get caught up on my credit card payments and I owe a few of my family members some money cuz of this. I do not like to be in debt to anyone and as much as i hate to say it, i will make paying them back a top priority even over this lift install. newayz back to the lift kit ~ it has 10k on the kit and was used for sometime by redranger4.0. He said it was one of the first RCD ever made. He was a really cool guy and hooked me up with a LOT of extra parts i might need. the only thing that was missing was the upper shock mount reinforcement brackets for the front coil overs. RCD found that without these, the upper front shock mount was not strong enough to support the weight of the vehicle. red partially destroyed his during the uninstall from removing the welds and offered to contact RCD for me and ship them directly to my door. I need: - upper shock mount reinforcement brackets (awaiting red's shipment) - Rear perches - 410 (or bigger) front and rear end with limited slip. either my truck didnt have limited slip or the 198k on my truck wore it out. I'm very interrested in the limited slip setup in the new Rangers, RedRanger pointed out to me that they are gear driven and do not need any limited slip additive...any comments? - all new rear leafs, mine are hit! - 33" or bigger tires (eventually). i currently run 31" tires and i will be installing this on a 4.0L OHV X. this is why i need the bigger gears. I'll try to get some pics of the kit here shortly... Please fellas try not to get impatient if I don't reply right away. I just got a new position in Comcast where I'm going from Sun-Thurs 1:30p-10:30p to Mon-Fri 7a-4p and I'm a very busy person. I'll try to reply ASAP. :Update 11/9/05: - upper shock mount reinforcement brackets arrived a few weeks ago - 11/04/05 - 4.56 gears, rear end rebuild kit, Detroit TrueTrac purchased - pics of parts posted on page 3! :Update 12/20/05: - 12/09/05 - 4.56 gears and rebuild kit for the front D35 are currently riding around with me in the back seat. At least for now, the front diff will remain open to keep it road friendly. - 12/20/05 - I ordered 7" long perches from Mountain Off Road. They should be here by the end of the week, maybe beginning of next... :Update 01/13/06: - Steeda 17mm (11/16") driveshaft spacer and AGR 1100psi power steering pump ordered. - Install date set for Saturday January 21st at Mechanix's place. TheRookie is gonna come out too. :Update 02/06/06: - 01/04/06 - RCD 5" front suspension lift and rear SOA installed! Pics and a write up soon to come. We didn't have time to install the gears but I will be going back to Mechanix to swap out leafs, the rusty shackles, gears, and do something about the dinky brake line I have running to the rear axle. :Update 02/07/06: - Pics of the installed lift on page 8. :Update 02/15/06: - 02/14/06 - Deaver leafs ordered. - 02/15/06 - Deaver leafs shipped. :Update 02/20/06: - Leafs arrived today. Pics posted below. -02/20/06 - Well my leafs came today and man it was a pretty sight seenin them sittin in front of my side door when I came home.