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post #1 of 6 Old 04-30-2005, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Its Lift Time!!!!!

ok thanks to everone who helped me pick out my lift for my 91 yj. i got a black diamond 3.5" suspension lift and i was going to have sumone else put it on but i said screw it and i am going to do it with a buddy of mine so i know what i am doing for future projects. my buddy has an idea on how to do it but we were wondering if anyone had any write ups on doing this lift like a step by step thing or anything that can help me do my own lift. again its a 3.5" black diamond lift for my 91yj. please help me lol. we are going to start this project within the next two days and we will need all the help we can get.

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-30-2005, 10:21 PM
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Congrats on the lift and doing it yourself. I know there is a step-by-step write up by sentinal02 on a 2 inch BDS lift so you could go by that. I have to say it is best one i have read online. I dont know the link so i hope someone wil chime in. Or PM him. Good luck,


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First off spray all the nuts and bolts with PB Blaster for several days before you start. This will help a lot! Most of it is pretty straight forward. The usual stumbling block is the bolts for the rear shackle as the gas tank is in the way to pull them out. If you can get all the nuts off, remove the outer shackle and pull out the rubber bushings on the outside this will give you enough room to angle the bolts to get them out without removing the gas tank or cutting the heads off. Install them with the bolt head out on the install of the new kit. HTH

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-30-2005, 10:58 PM
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Equipment to have on hand.
-Angle Grinder
-Breaker Bar
-And enough time to make at least 4 trips to the store for random crap.

It's all pretty straight forward. A Haynes/Chiltons never hurts. I would say the best advice is to take inventory of all the new stuff, and cut off everything that wont be re-used. Also, beware of the rear main eye bolts are probably gonna be seized to the bushing sleeve. Cut em or torch em.
If you're doing brake lines too, you will want to get a line wrench so you dont strip the fittings. Unless, of course, you want to learn how to flare a brake line like I did.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-01-2005, 02:20 AM
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check the lifts/suspensions sub forum on the board here. theres a sticky at the top of the page that has a ton of good info in it.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-01-2005, 07:16 AM
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Remember to have bandaids close by too. Older vehicles believe in the ancient ways, you won't get much accomplished until you've given them a blood sacrifice. Also helpful is the complete newbies guide to cursing like a truck driver. I firmly believe that the more fluently you can curse, the faster the pain goes away. My daughter has also aptly named the moments after the blood sacrifice, while cursing like a truck driver, the owwie dance...
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