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post #16 of 42 Old 10-09-2012, 07:59 PM
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Go 2.5 and stay out of the issue with pinion angle and driveline vibes because it is more expensive to slve that. 2.5 lift and some 31s will look really good and give you aboveaverage clearance and you will be surprised at what your Jeep will do with a little driving skill.

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post #17 of 42 Old 10-09-2012, 08:02 PM
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You should feel right at home using the wire wheels for removing rust. You'll eventually feel ok about cutting the gas tank skid bolts with a cutoff wheel. Just give it time, every jeeper starts hacking sooner or later. Trust me.


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post #19 of 42 Old 10-09-2012, 08:24 PM
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You should feel right at home using the wire wheels for removing rust. You'll eventually feel ok about cutting the gas tank skid bolts with a cutoff wheel. Just give it time, every jeeper starts hacking sooner or later. Trust me.

I ****ing hated doing mine to get the damn tank to drop... 2am, inclined driveway with a damp towel over the bits I didn't want to have hot metal landing on


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I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.
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post #20 of 42 Old 10-10-2012, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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Go 2.5 and stay out of the issue with pinion angle and driveline vibes because it is more expensive to slve that. 2.5 lift and some 31s will look really good and give you aboveaverage clearance and you will be surprised at what your Jeep will do with a little driving skill.
I've got about 2" of body lift right now, and 31s... so I was planning on just pulling out the spacers and installing the 3.5" springs. If the driveline gets out of whack, I'm comfortable shimming the angle up. Thanks for the heads up!

@hurricanerza, anticanman, and carlos14 thanks for the notes on grinding. Definitely feel a lot more comfortable going a little crazy down there.
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post #21 of 42 Old 10-10-2012, 07:52 AM
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I've got about 2" of body lift right now, and 31s... so I was planning on just pulling out the spacers and installing the 3.5" springs. If the driveline gets out of whack, I'm comfortable shimming the angle up. Thanks for the heads up!

@hurricanerza, anticanman, and carlos14 thanks for the notes on grinding. Definitely feel a lot more comfortable going a little crazy down there.
Well it is likely that you'll have to grind a couple bolts but never a big deal. I only had to cut out two bolts from the entire thing when I did my lift. Others don't have to do any. One note on drive line angles , if you go 3.5 then get the shims as well as a tcase drop unless you want to go ahead and do SYE and CV. My superlift springs came with the shims already for the rear.

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post #22 of 42 Old 10-10-2012, 09:39 AM
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Do the engine lift engine mounts eliminate the need for the tcase drop - is it one or the other?
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post #23 of 42 Old 10-10-2012, 10:30 AM
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post #24 of 42 Old 10-10-2012, 04:04 PM
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yeah everyone is going to tell you to remove the sway bar completely but its up to you. if you don't i wouldn't worry about that bushing. the only downside to no swaybar is a little bit of body roll around corners but if you plan on getting a rough country lift like you said above, their springs are stiff enough to where you won't even notice it. (based on personal experience)

also 800 rpm at idle sounds about right...
X2, didn't notice any difference in body roll at all. And I would drive around corners fast enough to make a tire say something about my driving.

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post #25 of 42 Old 10-10-2012, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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I'll get back with updates tomorrow. I'm really struggling to find all the parts online that I need to fix my lift- specifically a source for new shackle + spring bolts and the transfer case drop. I've picked shocks, springs, bushings, and u-bolts... worried about not having all the components here once I start since my other daily-driver option is my motorcycle... Also, I'm trying to buy 'rangs from besrk but paypal is giving me the run around saying I need to wait 3 business days to send money with my credit card Not my night right now.
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post #26 of 42 Old 10-10-2012, 08:40 PM
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Oh it only gets better I have been going 10 months on my build and finally I am not best friends with the Brown Santa and Fed Girl. They both love the jeep and can remember what months I bought what. Tracking all the parts while in shippment can be a challenge so be organized. If you have problems finding anything jump on here if it can be found sommeone has link or advice where to get what. Its been great here with all the reading and advice. This site helped me build mine from the start.
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post #27 of 42 Old 10-10-2012, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice. I'm trying not to get discouraged... but I'm impressed that both the chilton and the haynes books don't give specs for the bolts I'm looking for and if I've got to cut mine to find out I'm down a daily driver until I get the new ones. It'll get figured out!
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I'll get back with updates tomorrow. I'm really struggling to find all the parts online that I need to fix my lift- specifically a source for new shackle + spring bolts and the transfer case drop. I've picked shocks, springs, bushings, and u-bolts... worried about not having all the components here once I start since my other daily-driver option is my motorcycle... Also, I'm trying to buy 'rangs from besrk but paypal is giving me the run around saying I need to wait 3 business days to send money with my credit card Not my night right now.
Search around the classifieds on here for a tcase drop. That's where I got mine.

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I'll get back with updates tomorrow. I'm really struggling to find all the parts online that I need to fix my lift- specifically a source for new shackle + spring bolts and the transfer case drop. I've picked shocks, springs, bushings, and u-bolts... worried about not having all the components here once I start since my other daily-driver option is my motorcycle... Also, I'm trying to buy 'rangs from besrk but paypal is giving me the run around saying I need to wait 3 business days to send money with my credit card Not my night right now.
Home depot has them. Make sure you get the grade 8 ones... should all be around 4.5'' (any shorter and they didn't work on mine...)

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post #30 of 42 Old 10-11-2012, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Right on! Most of the components are en route, we'll see where I stand next week. In the mean time, soaking the bolts for the tank skid and the shocks because I know I can swap those out painlessly. I'm also going to investigate the 15->20 tank mod and see if the PO had it done.

When I re-do the springs I also want to pull out the BL... this is the front:

and the rear


Will do some research on how to properly pull it and get back to the stock body spacing. 3.5" springs and 1/2" of shackle will be plenty for my 31s.

That bracket up front is welded on, so I assume I'll be cutting it off with ye ol' angle grinder... sweet!
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