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post #16 of 92 Old 12-12-2009, 03:14 AM
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Listen, pet ****. How would you like me to make your life a living hell? Sorry I couldn't help it, Ace Ventura

I would like to buy this kit someday and go SOA with it, dunno is it too much.. recycled original leafs and can't do it with 4" RE leafs.. looking forward to hear your comments when done.

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post #17 of 92 Old 12-12-2009, 08:38 AM
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post #18 of 92 Old 12-12-2009, 11:12 AM
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you will LOVE them...

springs, greasable shackles, OME shocks as well...







no sways or trac bars, or bumpstops, thats why it stuffs so much....to much actually, drove my ujoint on my front driveshaft into my exhaust and punched a hole in it...

Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

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post #19 of 92 Old 12-12-2009, 11:37 AM
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Some advice- Go to any auto parts store and buy 3 or 4 cans of PB Blaster. Start soaking your axle u-bolt nuts, twice a day if you can, up until the day you install the lift. I did this and I didn't have to cut off any u-bolts; they all screwed right out. I would also soak the bolts/nuts holding your leaf springs on at the eye loops as well and the 6 t-case bolts that hold it to the frame. And the bolts/nuts holding your shocks on too. I think that covers most of the possible snags you could run into .

Also, I have a 2ft breaker bar that worked wonders on turning some of those stubborn bolts/nuts as well. You can find one pretty cheap at any hardware store and they're well worth it.

Hope this helps ,

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post #20 of 92 Old 12-12-2009, 11:40 AM
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You're thread was one of the things that inspired me to jump on it! Although the fact that you put in a SYE for a 2.5" lift does scare me a little! I hope the T-case drop is plenty because I simply can't afford an SYE/CV driveshaft right now.

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Congrats! You won't need the cv/sye kit for the 2.5 lift. I even put a 5/8ths shackle lift with the 2.5 suspension lift. Sure it would be good to have, but you don't need it. NO worries! The rear leafs are shimmed, so it will angle up some, use the t-case drop, and if you really need to, the motor mount lift, but I don't think that will be necessary. One reason why some people experience vibes is because the driveshaft needle bearings do tend to wear a certain way when driven at that angle for a long period of time, and in worse case you can just replace a u joint or motor mount lift. But your angles should be fine. Installing a t-case lowering kit and the shims will get you right where you want to be. No Worries! It is an excellent riding suspension, better than stock ride, excellent articulation, and it will boost your rig up min. 2.5 inches higher than stock. (my driveshaft has 274,000 miles on it original, and I did not experience any vibes at all after install. It is perfect. (just when time and money allows, later on down the road, go ahead and get the sye kit if you want)

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post #21 of 92 Old 12-12-2009, 12:40 PM
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Some advice- Go to any auto parts store and buy 3 or 4 cans of PB Blaster. Start soaking your axle u-bolt nuts, twice a day if you can, up until the day you install the lift. I did this and I didn't have to cut off any u-bolts; they all screwed right out. I would also soak the bolts/nuts holding your leaf springs on at the eye loops as well and the 6 t-case bolts that hold it to the frame. And the bolts/nuts holding your shocks on too. I think that covers most of the possible snags you could run into .

Also, I have a 2ft breaker bar that worked wonders on turning some of those stubborn bolts/nuts as well. You can find one pretty cheap at any hardware store and they're well worth it.

Hope this helps ,

^^ gooder advice, impact or breaker bar is a must, and yes PB blaster, only other snag I almost ran into but I lucked out hte OME guy thoguht ahead and sent me the proper shock to bolt in, the top ios a post style, if your new shocks are not you will ned the eye hoop thingy whatever its called. lol

Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

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post #22 of 92 Old 12-13-2009, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the info guys!

I can't wait for Santa's brown truck to arive in a few weeks!

Jake

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post #24 of 92 Old 12-20-2009, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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My order was finally processed today. (They did not have the two rear shocks in stock when I ordered the kit, so I waited until they did instead of shipping the shocks seperately)

I also went ahead and ordered two sets of Daystar Greasable Shackle Bushings because I've heard great things about them! Front or Rear Greasable Shackle Bushings by Daystar and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

The kit and bushings should arrive a week or two after Christmas, wish me luck folks. Till then it's PB blaster time!

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post #25 of 92 Old 12-20-2009, 08:30 AM
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Definitely post some after pics. I've heard a lot of good things. I was about to buy some OME extra long shocks for my jeep but I ended up just getting some shock tabs and relocating so I could reuse the old ones. When I do buy new shocks they will be OME.

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post #26 of 92 Old 12-21-2009, 06:13 AM
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Post some before and after pictures if you don't mind. I had a hard time finding some when I was looking at OME. I posted mine, but I wish I would have done a before and after shot in the same place on level ground. That's what I was really looking for before I bought my lift.

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I also went ahead and ordered two sets of Daystar Greasable Shackle Bushings because I've heard great things about them! Front or Rear Greasable Shackle Bushings by Daystar and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

The kit and bushings should arrive a week or two after Christmas, wish me luck folks. Till then it's PB blaster time!

Jake

Also, if you could snap a picture of those Daystar bushings up close I'd appreciate it too. I put the OME poly bushings on my Jeep, but I want to get a set of those greasable bolts for easy maintenance. I'm curious to see what the fluting looks like on those bushings. I remember the OME ones I put in had fluting and channels in them, but I'm not sure if they would work with the greasable zerk bolts. I would like to compare the two. Thanks,

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Also, if you could snap a picture of those Daystar bushings up close I'd appreciate it too. I put the OME poly bushings on my Jeep, but I want to get a set of those greasable bolts for easy maintenance. I'm curious to see what the fluting looks like on those bushings. I remember the OME ones I put in had fluting and channels in them, but I'm not sure if they would work with the greasable zerk bolts. I would like to compare the two. Thanks,
<bump> Me too, I would like to know and see the difference between Daystar greasable bushings/bolts vs. OME greasable bushings/bolts!

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post #29 of 92 Old 12-28-2009, 06:33 PM
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Did you get the kit yet? I'm looking forward to seeing your before and after pics. Putting this lift on my Jeep was definitely a bonding experience between us over the course of a weekend .

If you remember to snap a pic of the bushings you picked up that would be great. I have a pic of the Emu bushings I installed, so I can post that too. I just want to make sure my Emu's would work with the greasable zerk bolts.

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Did you get the kit yet? I'm looking forward to seeing your before and after pics. Putting this lift on my Jeep was definitely a bonding experience between us over the course of a weekend .

If you remember to snap a pic of the bushings you picked up that would be great. I have a pic of the Emu bushings I installed, so I can post that too. I just want to make sure my Emu's would work with the greasable zerk bolts.

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Still waiting on it to come from Australia

However, the greasable bushing/bolt kit comes in tomorrow. It's sitting at the post office right now. I'm excited to see what it all looks and how it works. Also, I'll probably take some pics of the bushings/bolts tomorrow.

As for the kit, I plan on calling about it tomorrow when I get home from the beach (Ahhh Florida in December!) and see what's up.

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