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post #16 of 31 Old 08-23-2011, 03:20 PM
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superlift doesn't make a 4 inch lift, however they have a 3.5 heavy duty and light duty as well as a 2.5 inch lift. Good luck man it looks like a better start than mine was, well less rust atleast haha

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post #17 of 31 Old 08-23-2011, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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good luck with that roll bar! i just did mine on sunday, and if you had problems getting the seat bolts out youre going to have a hell of time getting those ones out. overall the jeep looks good, great place to start
thanks for the heads up

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superlift doesn't make a 4 inch lift, however they have a 3.5 heavy duty and light duty as well as a 2.5 inch lift. Good luck man it looks like a better start than mine was, well less rust atleast haha
good info, thanks
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post #18 of 31 Old 08-23-2011, 06:27 PM
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for the roll bar an electric Impact works wonders....


Old Man Emu makes a 3.5" 36R HD spring as well, I run them on my SOA, awsome spring, recommend to everyone. whcih you may have, if you do I would not swap them for nothing, anything you get is inferior to them, if they are, count the leafs, 5 is the 36 HD 3.5" lifts, the 14F are the HD 2.5" lifts, either is GREAT, I changed from 14 to 36 when I did SOa, needed stiffer springs for SOA

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post #19 of 31 Old 08-23-2011, 07:43 PM
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for the roll bar an electric Impact works wonders....


Old Man Emu makes a 3.5" 36R HD spring as well, I run them on my SOA, awsome spring, recommend to everyone. whcih you may have, if you do I would not swap them for nothing, anything you get is inferior to them, if they are, count the leafs, 5 is the 36 HD 3.5" lifts, the 14F are the HD 2.5" lifts, either is GREAT, I changed from 14 to 36 when I did SOa, needed stiffer springs for SOA
giggity...it is actually listed as their 2.5" lift...OME doesn't make a 3.5" for the YJ. I have 36 in the rear and 14 in the front also.

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post #20 of 31 Old 08-26-2011, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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*small update*

Got the heep to my shop, removed the destroyed spiders and removed what was left of the front fenders, got a new front clip ordered, and got a new steering gear box on order this one is making quite a mess








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post #21 of 31 Old 08-26-2011, 11:48 AM
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Those gears were chewed! Where are you working on it? I definitely have garage envy.
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post #22 of 31 Old 08-26-2011, 12:53 PM
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nice jeep I second grandboost, we just pulled the rollbar out last night and it wasn't easy getting all those bolts out. Ended up stripping out a few bits then just welded nuts onto them & used sockets. You definately look to be ahead of us in the body department... nice find.
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post #23 of 31 Old 08-26-2011, 01:03 PM
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giggity...it is actually listed as their 2.5" lift...OME doesn't make a 3.5" for the YJ. I have 36 in the rear and 14 in the front also.
then your nose diving..... I had the same setup, I ws nose diving a good inch.... I have since put the 36 under the front and it is level again, when measuring the 36 are higher by almost an inch.. they dont advertise them like this but they are....

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post #24 of 31 Old 08-26-2011, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Those gears were chewed! Where are you working on it? I definitely have garage envy.
i leased a nice little place about 1/2 mile from my house, completely dumb luck that i found it but its great for a toy box, we can comfortably fit 3 vehicles in it at the same time plus there a storage room about 2/3 the size of the "work room"

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nice jeep I second grandboost, we just pulled the rollbar out last night and it wasn't easy getting all those bolts out. Ended up stripping out a few bits then just welded nuts onto them & used sockets. You definately look to be ahead of us in the body department... nice find.
thanks .... thats actually a good idea for removing the roll bar bolts, i might use it
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post #25 of 31 Old 09-05-2011, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Another small update got the rest of the front clip off, got the steering gear box off and ran into a few issues as usual when you by a cheap woods beater and try to make it a daily driver. The drag link end wouldn't come out of the pitman arm so i had to remove the gearbox with the drag link still connected, i'll have to take it to work and seperate it, both power steering lines connected to the box appeared to have been hit and kinked and while removing the both broke, Then i found the bracket for the front panhard bar only half connected, i'm sure it just another one of the surprises I am in store floor haha ..... thanks for looking, I am going to be painting both inside and out once i get it mechanically sound looking for suggestions, I think i am going to do the interiorand bars in hammered grey and possibly a satin black for the exterior





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post #26 of 31 Old 09-05-2011, 12:43 PM
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you need to just take that track bar off all together you don't need it what so ever and if the rear track bar is still on you should ditch that to!

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you need to just take that track bar off all together you don't need it what so ever and if the rear track bar is still on you should ditch that to!
what will this do to my drivability?
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post #28 of 31 Old 09-07-2011, 09:06 AM
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With the track bars removed, you won't feel every little pebble in the road because of it being transferred from the axle to the frame. CJs and pickup trucks with leaf springs don't have track bars and they drive just fine. If there is too much movement on the road, put your sway bar back on with quick disconnects so that you can remove it for wheeling.

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With the track bars removed, you won't feel every little pebble in the road because of it being transferred from the axle to the frame. CJs and pickup trucks with leaf springs don't have track bars and they drive just fine. If there is too much movement on the road, put your sway bar back on with quick disconnects so that you can remove it for wheeling.
agree I run SOA on 3.5" springs and lift shackles and NO tracks and NO sway...

the track makes 0 difference other then its a nicer smoother ride..... the sway bar is what stops the roll motion you feel, if you dont like it, put it back on with disconnects, once I got used to it I rather like it now, I dont mind it at all even at highway speeds.... drive accordingly I say

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post #30 of 31 Old 09-07-2011, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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