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post #16 of 36 Old 07-10-2013, 12:29 PM
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Check the FAQs. I'm fairly certain there is a great write up on where to drill little holes above the body mounts so you can get some penetrating lube of your choice down in there.

Other than that its a MUCH easier job than it seems. Just take your time and pay attention as you are lowering the jeep down. Watch for wires, break lines, fuel lines, etc. As you lower the tub adjust them as needed. Keep your hood unlatched just in case you have clearance issues you wont buggar anything up.

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This is the write-up he's referring to. I used this for drilling my holes.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/b...-w-pix-705291/

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radiator fan shroud will need relocating
make sure steering shaft collapses
make sure not to crush wires or hoses

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Don't break the bolts.

Drilling and spraying the threads is very, very important if they don't come loose right away.

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Don't break the bolts.

Drilling and spraying the threads is very, very important if they don't come loose right away.
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I wish somebody would have told that to the PO that half-assed put a 3" body lift in my YJ. It was a project he never finished so he put 3"BL blocks where he could get the bolts out and broke 3 other bolts off. Never went back to fix it so guess what I'm going to be doing

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post #20 of 36 Old 07-10-2013, 01:39 PM
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cool, glad to hear your mounts are good, just wanted to make sure it wasnt overlooked.

I drilled the holes and would recommend that. Good luck, and thank you for removing the 3" body lift

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post #21 of 36 Old 07-11-2013, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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How are u guys oiling them, I can't get to the threads....
I noticed there were little holes near most of the body so I've just been spraying up there hoping I am hitting them

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post #22 of 36 Old 07-11-2013, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Check the FAQs. I'm fairly certain there is a great write up on where to drill little holes above the body mounts so you can get some penetrating lube of your choice down in there.

Other than that its a MUCH easier job than it seems. Just take your time and pay attention as you are lowering the jeep down. Watch for wires, break lines, fuel lines, etc. As you lower the tub adjust them as needed. Keep your hood unlatched just in case you have clearance issues you wont buggar anything up.

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I'm hoping it is easier than it seems, I think I am just afraid of breaking bolts from reading everything and everyone seems to at least break one. And that is a good point with the hood, thanks.

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This is the bl kit i believe is on there
http://www.performanceaccessories.co...ctions/933.pdf
The 3 inch one

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Old body bolts SUCK. I broke 9 of the 11 of them on my jeep. Me and the extractor set have become well acquainted. Drill, extract, tap, rinse and repeat 9 friggen times. UGH.
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Have been thinking about taking one off. What is the correct torque on the bolts?
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Have been thinking about taking one off. What is the correct torque on the bolts?
The directions told me to torque the new ones to 30-35 foot pounds.

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I got all the bolts out without breaking any all i need to do now is get a different radiator lift the one that was on it from the 3" lift lets it hang to low. Here are some pics.
Before

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Cant wait to take it out need to put the radiator in when i get the new brackets and i also have to replace one body bushing mount. Anyone got any ideas where i can find one stock body mount??

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Looks sooooooo much better! Nice work!
How is your rad mounted? Pics please. You should be able to just remove any extra mounts and bolt it up to the stock locations.

Check out quadratec. I'm pretty sure they sell a wide range of new mounts from OEM rubber to poly.

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Looks sooooooo much better! Nice work!
How is your rad mounted? Pics please. You should be able to just remove any extra mounts and bolt it up to the stock locations.

Check out quadratec. I'm pretty sure they sell a wide range of new mounts from OEM rubber to poly.

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Thanks I like it a lot better too. I already have the radiator out, but there are little relocation brackets that come with the Performance Accessories 3" kits. I'll try to mount it at the stock location if that doesn't work, I may just cut off some of the bracket then drill a hole to make it shorter.
I've been searching for stock mounts but I'm not seeing any that come just single mounts there all kits.

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Just did a search for single body mounts and someone said try junkyards, good idea I'll have to check them out.

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