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post #16 of 24 Old 02-08-2013, 03:37 PM
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How do you have a 4" body lift? Does someone really sell that?

Did the original owner get two 2" body lifts and put them on top of each other?

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post #17 of 24 Old 02-08-2013, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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thats what the person that sold it to me told me.. may have been filling me full of ****.. but i'll post pics tommorrow... the lift blocks appear to be around 4"..
as for the signal wires.. anyone have an idea of where to start with it?

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post #18 of 24 Old 02-09-2013, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Pic of it maybe it is a 2" body not sure.... Had the starter rebuilt for $35 today. Starting great now...
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post #19 of 24 Old 02-09-2013, 05:32 PM
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Joe that is a great pic. Josh you need to cut that body lift at least in half. That much lift is not safe and puts huge stress on the body mounts. You should really never go more then 1". You have more then enough clearance, for your and the kids saftey please seriously consider cut those body lifts down.
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post #20 of 24 Old 02-09-2013, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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I will probly just remove the body lift all together. I think the suspension lift is more than enough

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post #21 of 24 Old 02-09-2013, 06:16 PM
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Thanks for listening Josh. It's a real sweet looking Jeep. A 1" lift is ok. You just cut down the bushings and bolts that are already there. It looks like you have more then enough clearance.

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post #22 of 24 Old 02-09-2013, 06:16 PM
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I will probly just remove the body lift all together. I think the suspension lift is more than enough
Cutting it down to 1" is fine. A 1" body lift gives a little room between the body and the mechanicals. Makes it easier to clean out underneath after a day of wheeling.

I used a speed square and a silver marker. Marked all around my body lift, then used a cordless circular saw to cut them down. Worked perfect. OH, and before you try to pull the body lift, check your steering linkage. Make sure it can slip and isn't frozen. If it's frozen, take it out before you drop the body, otherwise the steering shaft will force its way into the gear box and you'll be replacing a gear box. (Ask me how I know)

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post #23 of 24 Old 02-09-2013, 06:32 PM
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Rproject did you get a PO that thought a huge body lift would look "cool"?
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post #24 of 24 Old 02-09-2013, 06:42 PM
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Rproject did you get a PO that thought a huge body lift would look "cool"?
Oh yeah. 3" body lift. I could literally look from one side to the other. As soon as I got the suspension lift one, I literally sliced the body lift in half. :-)

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