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post #16 of 38 Old 01-05-2009, 09:28 PM
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Great write up Tyler! Nice job.

Max, as for the tracks and sway, we left em all on.

Also, the Cinderblock method works good for me. I know people will snark etc, but this is my 30th or so lift install in my garage. The cinderblock is just the right height for a 2.5 and 4" kit. I also use a bunch of jack stands at the same time. No one goes under a rig without all jackstands inplace. So yeah, it's a bit redneck, but it works. Also if anyone else can tell me how to lift the frame up 2 feet without a commercial lift, I'm all ears.




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yea i kno about the cinder block.. we were just careful.
and thanks for the compliment. haha i was afraid i would be laughed out of here.
but idk about the impact wrench? i do my wrenching at my neighbors.
i wanna say it was a harbour freight one tho.
not sure.


It's an electric Dewalt 4200 series. ($270 from Lowes). Outside of the 12 dollar grinder from Harbor freight, best tool I've bought for the Jeep.

Tyler,
The vent tube is right by where your rear brake line mounts on the axle. You have about 8" of play in yours, it'll be fine.

One thing Tyler didn't mention that's always a PIA, is the U-bolt alignment in the plate. It seems at least 2 U-bolts always are a bit to wide for the holes. You can squeeze and muscle them in but it's a pain. What we did, and it worked well, is to pre-fit all 8 U-bolts into their plate before crawling under the rig. If one was a bit to wide, we closed it up a bit using the vise making sure it would slide right in.

This makes it so much easier when all the holes line up.


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post #17 of 38 Old 04-13-2009, 04:32 PM
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Agree with the other folks, nice writeup. Any thoughts on this lift now that it's been on for a few months? Has it broken in yet? How does it feel relative to the factory springs?
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Agree with the other folks, nice writeup. Any thoughts on this lift now that it's been on for a few months? Has it broken in yet? How does it feel relative to the factory springs?
thanks.

but a few thoughts on the lift after a few months..
the springs are RUSTYY.. i had coated them a few times with rustoleum but it didn't help much. i think when i knocked the springs around installing the lift it scratched the paint up in places.
so on a good day i'll sand them down and paint over them.

but ride quality is still pretty rough, although i can't remember stock much because i only drove it that way for a month or so with a license.

i'm thinking maybe taking off track bars should improve ride quality? its on the to-do list..

and the springs have settled in a bit.. i havent taken any measurements but its nothing drastic.

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what kind of cinder block was that?

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Great write up!

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Great write up Tyler! Nice job.

Also if anyone else can tell me how to lift the frame up 2 feet without a commercial lift, I'm all ears.
I used to jack mine up the same way then got a highlift jack makes life alot less exciting

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post #21 of 38 Old 05-11-2010, 09:58 PM
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I was looking for a short lift and was wondering if you had to do a tc drop or SYE for this or had to use a drop pitman arm? Thanks

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post #22 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 05:22 PM
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Thanks for the how to post. I'm going to use it this weekend if my RC lift comes by then.

I was wondering if you had to adjust your headlights too? If so, do you remember how much you had to adjust them and any recommendations on doing it?

Also, did oyu have to get the jeep aligned when you were done?

Thanks again. Good job!
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How did the brake cables end up? did you need to extend them at all?
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Looks like it went in great with no problems, but next time ditch the cinder block.
I would have used a piece of 4x4 because it's lighter but I don't see what's wrong with a concrete block.

Nice Jeep man. I like the text in photos.

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How did the brake cables end up? did you need to extend them at all?
you do not need to extend them.

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I didn't extend the brake lines yet. I've been off road a few time now and I haven't had any problems with them. I think I might extend them later though just in case.

I do still get a little rub in the rear under heavy flex. I need to trim my fender flares a little. I'm running 31s with a 1" body lift and the 2.5 suspension lift.
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post #27 of 38 Old 11-24-2010, 07:47 AM
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Thanks for the information

I have been thinking about this and I figured if a couple of 'kids'
can do it, I should be able to.....


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Nice write-up.
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Looks like it went in great with no problems, but next time ditch the cinder block.

LOL no doubt I saw that


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Next time?
How many lifts do you think he's going to put on this thing?
If he keeps using RC, prolly about 1 a year from what I hear.... nice jeep tho

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

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post #30 of 38 Old 09-10-2011, 11:19 AM
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i got a 230 foot lbs. impac gun at harbor for $37 i built my whole jeep with that impac gun , you cant beet it for the price, love that place, and yes nice job on your jeep .
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