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    EVO coilover kit help

    Hello, I am in the middle of trying to install the EVO coilover kit and am having a difficult time figuring out the instructions. Just wanted to make sure I am doing it correctly before I start cutting stuff off and make it a permanent error.

    Also, If there are any other people that have installed this kit, I could definitely use some pointers and advice.

    thanks in advance.

    The powder coating or paint on this kit is not at all up to par coming from other manufacturers. Has anyone else come across this "problem or issue?"Attachment 10933
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    I cant help you, sorry......but cutting?? Didnt Mel say, bolt on with two minor holes to drill in the video from 2018?

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    He did say that and I fell for it.....now that its been a year since the release of the kit, I figured that there has to be a lot of people that has installed this kit?
    Also, the size of the hardware seems a little questionable as well. I wish the instructions would call out the exact size of bolts and nuts needed and type of washers.
    Its another learning curve coming from Toyotas to Jeep!

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    EVO coilover kit help

    Quote Originally Posted by jtwopark View Post
    .....The powder coating or paint on this kit is not at all up to par coming from other manufacturers. Has anyone else come across this "problem or issue?"

    Send it back, move on to something with pretty powder coating

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    You should’ve called EVO before insinuating that Mel is a shyster by saying that “you fell for what Mel said”. EVO puts out high quality parts, with high quality finishes… and welds that are so pretty they make grown men cry!

    I called EVO at least 3 times before purchasing my 2.5” Enforcer Stage 2 kit, AND read the instructions a few times to make sure my husband and I could handle the install. If you would’ve done that, I’m sure they would've answered all of your questions & helped you make an informed decision on your purchase. You can’t go by a video that is a year old – but rather should refer to the current instructions for a product.

    Below is the first paragraph of the instructions for EVO’s coilover kits – sounds pretty clear to me that there is cutting and grinding involved AND EVO recommends that this installation be performed by a trained professional:

    READ BEFORE INSTALLATION:
    Caution: This kit requires drilling and cutting of both metal and plastic. Wheel backspacing adjustments may be required. Due to so many variations and combinations of ACTUAL tire sizes, wheel widths, tire inflation pressures etc. By purchasing this kit, you are starting the next level of performance. To install this kit requires work and finesse. This high-quality system will truly enhance your vehicle to another level. Cutting and Grinding required. EVO MFG recommends this installation be performed by a trained professional. Always use approved safety gear/glasses and weight approved jack/jack stands.

    Like I’ve said before on this forum when people bitch about EVO parts taking too long to be released, or any other gripe: Get in line, pay upfront & hope Mel & Andrew don’t say “NO PARTS FOR YOU!”
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    Quote Originally Posted by GCM 2.0 View Post
    Send it back, move on to something with pretty powder coating
    Lol


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    I've installed the kit and your cut lines look right. Cutting the shock towers is more scary than difficult - did mine with a sawzall and fresh blade but take your time and mark the line well. As far as pointers, if your running short arms install the lower limit strap bracket on the rear axle before you install the shocks or you'll be removing them to install the straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL_John View Post
    I've installed the kit and your cut lines look right. Cutting the shock towers is more scary than difficult - did mine with a sawzall and fresh blade but take your time and mark the line well. As far as pointers, if your running short arms install the lower limit strap bracket on the rear axle before you install the shocks or you'll be removing them to install the straps.
    Thank you so very much, just needed to confirm....

    point of no return.

    I guess i'll cut as little as possible to reduce the amount of gap ill have from the stock towers to the EVO bracket and cut as necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL_John View Post
    I've installed the kit and your cut lines look right. Cutting the shock towers is more scary than difficult - did mine with a sawzall and fresh blade but take your time and mark the line well. As far as pointers, if your running short arms install the lower limit strap bracket on the rear axle before you install the shocks or you'll be removing them to install the straps.
    An honest non aggressive reply with useful information. Exactly what he actually needed!

    Good man

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    I could not imagine how this thread went in the middle....
    Btw, EVO is not answering my request... now at least 3 weeks gone. But I dont mind although I hate it, thats how it goes I guess.
    So I am spending my money any other way

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