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Unread 03-28-2010, 06:38 PM   #76
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If you can't get those bolts out, Try using a pipe wrench before you try cutting, I had to and I got 3 of them out this way. You wreck the heads but it's better than drilling them out later.

Tuck, hows the lift doing?

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Unread 03-28-2010, 07:09 PM   #77
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If you can't get those bolts out, Try using a pipe wrench before you try cutting, I had to and I got 3 of them out this way. You wreck the heads but it's better than drilling them out later.

Tuck, hows the lift doing?

did you guys replace all the bolts?
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Unread 03-29-2010, 12:33 AM   #78
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So, basically the "tcase drop brakets" are just spacers between the skid plate and the frame? Also, Will it be real tough getting the bolts out?
Yes, and hopefully not...PB Blaster soaks in to help.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 10:21 PM   #79
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I'm still in the process of replacing mine still. I have a 5 day weekend so i'll get it done then. Right now I ground the heads down enough the skid plate slid over them. So i'll try again with a pipe wrench. If they don't come out i'll cut them off and re tap the hole.
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Unread 04-06-2010, 06:00 PM   #80
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I did mine Saturday. Took all day, I had to use a cut off wheel on 3 of the spring bolts, and the Pittman arm was a *****, but it was nothing I didn't expect. All in all I'm happy with it so far!


Some attempted flex pics, but the springs are still pretty stiff. This was the day after I put the lift on.

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Unread 04-26-2010, 01:14 AM   #81
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I have this lift sitting in my room waiting till finals are over. Did any one replace the Pitman arm? i haven't decided if i really need to do that. New to Jeep modifications and new owner.. BTW
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Unread 04-26-2010, 09:42 AM   #82
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I didnt replace mine yet (its been a week) and I think its fine. I am going to replace it later but it fine with out it.
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Unread 04-26-2010, 03:17 PM   #83
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It comes with the drop pittman arm. I replaced mine. Why wouldn't you use it?
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Unread 04-26-2010, 05:00 PM   #84
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i have to say this site is pretty informative. and alot of cool rigs.
i want to do this lift on my yj build who has the best price and are there any other snags besides the bolts & pitman arm?

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Unread 04-26-2010, 08:41 PM   #85
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I didnt use my drop pittman arm cause I didnt have time to put it on yet
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Unread 04-26-2010, 09:04 PM   #86
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not changing the pitman arm may wear your tie rod ends quickly, be careful all rigs are different.
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Unread 04-26-2010, 09:05 PM   #87
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save time and cut most if not all of the old hardware out, and replace with new. Plan to extend front brake lines.
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Unread 04-26-2010, 09:40 PM   #88
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how bad is the RC and that BL? Reason asking I have a 3 inch body and dont know if it is going to be a PITA to take off, cut bushings, find new hardware, etc. and thinking about leaving it on for the time being...


flexing any better now?
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Unread 04-27-2010, 09:01 AM   #89
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How much all in all did the kit and replacement parts cost you? And did you get rid of the sway bar and all that?
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Unread 04-27-2010, 09:22 AM   #90
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How much all in all did the kit and replacement parts cost you? And did you get rid of the sway bar and all that?
The kit costs $500 shipped ($50 shipping), then you have to consider other hardware, universal joints, brake lines, specialty tools, etc.

$80 brake lines, $25 for hard lines and bending tool, $15 per joint, you really can't add it all up because it's always different and you can never really keep track. Just make sure you have maybe $200 in hand for things you may run into during the lift.


The kit comes with relocating brackets for all the stock sway and trac bars but if you don't want to re install them then it's just less work. You're going to need replacement hardware for the shocks and springs. I believe you get shock stem bolts, bushings and washers, but they expect you to re use everything else.
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