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Unread 03-26-2013, 05:35 AM   #1
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1990 YJ Wrangler 
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When to lift during a ground up rebuild?

I'm working on a complete rebuild of a 90 YJ. The tub has just come off and work on the guts is abount to begin. While looking it I was thinking that putting a suspension lift on it will be easier before I put the body back on. Good idea or no? Do I need the weight of the body on the frame at the time of the lift? Thougts?

Assume I know nothing. Because I don't.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 06:03 AM   #2
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I'd put the new springs, steering, brakes, motor mounts, fuel lines & etc on now. Just buy new shocks until you have the body on and know the suspension travel.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 07:17 AM   #3
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You can install the lift now. Just don`t tighten the u bolts because you will want the full sprung weight on the axles to set the pinion angles.
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