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post #16 of 34 Old 05-20-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought new shocks for her today! And my mechanic said he could do the install for 100 bucks.. I know it's only right to do it all yourself, but I may end up putting the jeep in the shop for that price. It would save me a heck of alot of time also.

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post #17 of 34 Old 05-20-2012, 08:56 PM
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I understand the time saving thing but shocks are only two bolts each. You can do it!

I would rather have a broke Jeep, than no Jeep at all.
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Alright guys, my yj is hitting the shop tomorrow. i was actually going to do it myself this week seeing as how i am graduating from High school and now have some time!!! but my dad decided he would go ahead and let the mechanic do it all since I have now broken my rear drivers side shock mount, and have no welding ability (wish i could learn) and that said, my mechanic said its been slow so he is willing to install the whole thing, Springs, new shocks (oh yeah I bought those too) and a t-case drop (picked up on here for $16) as well as fix what I broke for $120. My dad's grad present to me! haha, hopefully pictures to post up here by tomorrow afternoon!

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Alright guys, my yj is hitting the shop tomorrow. i was actually going to do it myself this week seeing as how i am graduating from High school and now have some time!!! but my dad decided he would go ahead and let the mechanic do it all since I have now broken my rear drivers side shock mount, and have no welding ability (wish i could learn) and that said, my mechanic said its been slow so he is willing to install the whole thing, Springs, new shocks (oh yeah I bought those too) and a t-case drop (picked up on here for $16) as well as fix what I broke for $120. My dad's grad present to me! haha, hopefully pictures to post up here by tomorrow afternoon!
You've got a membership now so I don't see any reason you're keeping the pictures from us.

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Sadly my jeep is still sitting on those crappy shackles.. apparently my mechanic isn't and mechanically inclined as I expected and has decided he was not going to finish the install after 2 hours underneath it today. I was pssed, let me tell you. Looks like it will not be on new suspension before my trip to the beach next week. You know what they say... Want something done right you have to do it yourself. If only I had Anticanman here to lend me a hand! haha

here's a pic for ya of the yj sitting in the school parkinglot beside my friends '75 CJ5.

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I just finished installing the same lift. If you remove both front springs and the track bar and sway at links and support your axle with a jack you can move it around a bit to line up the pin with the hole. Also look at the u bolts closely they are slightly different sizes. Do you have the instructions that came with the lift? It explains it quite well.
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I just finished installing the same lift. If you remove both front springs and the track bar and sway at links and support your axle with a jack you can move it around a bit to line up the pin with the hole. Also look at the u bolts closely they are slightly different sizes. Do you have the instructions that came with the lift? It explains it quite well.
I didnt buy the whole lift, I just bought the springs from 4wheelparts and then shocks from autozone, and a t-case drop. Piecing it together turned out to be alot cheaper. thanks for the tips, I am going to be doing the install myself after I get back from the beach. Its probobly better this way anyways so that I dont get all the salt on my new springs..

do you have a pic of yours with this set up?

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Piecing it together is a much cheaper alternative.

Well Done!!

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Best pics I have right now with lift.
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Piecing it together is a much cheaper alternative.

Well Done!!
I know I always hear the "do it right the first time" thing, so I wasn't sure if I had been doing the right thing, but hopefully soon I will discover that I have gotten the same results for much less money.

just out of curiosity, are there any things that I am missing that i will absolutely need before I get it on the lift?

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Best pics I have right now with lift.
That looks great! you did a shackle reversal also?

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The shackle reversal was done by the PO. I did put Currie boomerangs in the rear and Currie straights in the front.
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What are you doing about steering?

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The shackle reversal was done by the PO. I did put Currie boomerangs in the rear and Currie straights in the front.
what are the benefits of a shackle reversal? mine has a welded on shackle like plate from the PO but it seems like if i put my leafs there it would shift the whole front end forward?? Ill try and snap a pic tomorrow.

also I started my build thread over here if you guys wanna check it out..
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/t...dream-1378217/

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What are you doing about steering?
I have no plans to change it. I have a stabilizer but don't know what else needs to be done. it should only net about 3.5 inches.

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