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Unread 06-07-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Fan hitting Radiator shroud after body lift

I just finished a 2 inch body lift and it looks great! The only problem is that the radiator shroud doesn't have enough clearance over the fan. when the jeep is off it can spin freely but as soon as I turn the engine on it starts hittin. any suggestions on how to fix this or get some more clearance?

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Unread 06-07-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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you have 3 possible solutions that I know of:

drop the shroud 2"
lift your motor 2" or
delete the engine driven fan/shroud in favor of an electric
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Unread 06-07-2013, 10:48 AM   #3
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I dropped the radiator, shroud included(the kit included the brackets required) it is hitting the top of the shroud as if it was dropped more than it should have been
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Unread 06-07-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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Check for broken motor mounts
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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #5
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You need to move th fan shroud back down 2 inches

Edit: I see I am late to the party. Modify the brakets to move the shroud back up a little bit,
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[QUOTE=Magnum;14117863] I gave the Jeep the required offering of $$, sweat, and blood, and everything works fine now. -- Jim[/QUOTE]

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[QUOTE=Luuca;16122017]diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

Ask me how I know...[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Overhead;17658665]this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:18 AM   #6
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Edit: I see I am late to the party.
I hate it when that happens
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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:30 AM   #7
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I hate it when that happens
Yeah it happens alot when I am at work open a thread up it sits for an hour. Then you post to it just to see that now 10 others have posted what you were gonna say. But atleast I can surf the forum from work.
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[QUOTE=Magnum;14117863] I gave the Jeep the required offering of $$, sweat, and blood, and everything works fine now. -- Jim[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=ldso;16498409]. It started with a $200 axle, and a few thousand dollars later I was done :)[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Luuca;16122017]diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

Ask me how I know...[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Overhead;17658665]this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:33 AM   #8
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Same here
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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:37 AM   #9
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you have 3 possible solutions that I know of:

drop the shroud 2"
lift your motor 2" or
delete the engine driven fan/shroud in favor of an electric
You missed option 4. And this one is a favorite on the forum. Get rid of the 2.5 for a SBC350.

I can say I had an 86 with the 350. Awesome on the highway it passed everything but a gas station. Off road I didnt see much of a difference since we are all going 2 MPH enjoying the ride anyway.
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[QUOTE=Magnum;14117863] I gave the Jeep the required offering of $$, sweat, and blood, and everything works fine now. -- Jim[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=ldso;16498409]. It started with a $200 axle, and a few thousand dollars later I was done :)[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Luuca;16122017]diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

Ask me how I know...[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Overhead;17658665]this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 06-07-2013, 12:01 PM   #10
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You missed option 4. And this one is a favorite on the forum. Get rid of the 2.5 for a SBC350.

I can say I had an 86 with the 350. Awesome on the highway it passed everything but a gas station. Off road I didnt see much of a difference since we are all going 2 MPH enjoying the ride anyway.
+1 I can personally vouch (see sig)
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Unread 06-07-2013, 12:13 PM   #11
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+1 I can personally vouch (see sig)
Thank you for being honest. I had my flame suit on and was preparing since everyone toughts it as the end all be all swap. So they will do anything to justify it.

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[QUOTE=Magnum;14117863] I gave the Jeep the required offering of $$, sweat, and blood, and everything works fine now. -- Jim[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=ldso;16498409]. It started with a $200 axle, and a few thousand dollars later I was done :)[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Luuca;16122017]diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

Ask me how I know...[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Overhead;17658665]this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 06-07-2013, 01:52 PM   #12
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You missed option 4. And this one is a favorite on the forum. Get rid of the 2.5 for a SBC350.

I can say I had an 86 with the 350. Awesome on the highway it passed everything but a gas station. Off road I didnt see much of a difference since we are all going 2 MPH enjoying the ride anyway.
oh, I hear ya on that... I've been collecting parts as I could afford it and "freshening up" a 5.7 TBI.... finally ready for the swap to begin, waiting for my scheduled time off from work.... 3 weeks til the fun begins
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Unread 06-07-2013, 02:28 PM   #13
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Back on topic, I had the same problem when I redid my body lift from 3" to 1.5". Also ran into the problem when I pulled the tc drop. The fan shroud and radiator need to stay centered on the fan for multiple reasons. Move it and have a happy life.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #14
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Washers are your best friend in a situation like this.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 04:05 PM   #15
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is your t-case skid plate dropped any? that would cause the motor to be slightly leaned back putting the fan closer to the top of the shroud

did you measure the drop brackets? they might just be a little to long? i hate the drop brackets that come with body lifts, i just took the ones off the wife's mudding jeep with a 3" bl to move it back up to the stock location with dual e-fans to get away from the mechanical one
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