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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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2" BB install

Okay, I know there are many threads on this and I have read most of them as well as the FAQ, but I still have a couple questions.

I hopefully will put the lift on this weekend, I gave myself friday, saturday, and sunday to do it which i know is plenty of time

I know that it is recommended to extend the coil retaining posts and bumpstops, and get longer shocks, however i know i do not HAVE to. I will be running stock shocks (for now). Now this is where my questions come in.

1. Where do i epoxy the exhaust tubing for the coil retaining post? how long does the exhaust tubing have to be? And what diameter should it be? ill be keeping the stock swaybar links so if it is too complicated then i know ill still be safe without doing so.

2. How do i extend the bumpstops? I have heard you can use hockey pucks but I'm unsure how to put them on. If anybody has pictures that would be great.

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Unread 04-25-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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I asked a similar question to your #2...I'm wondering how much space you need to fill with the pucks for the 2" bb. I assume just one puck since they are individually about 2"?

Hopefully someone can answer your questions (and mine).
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Unread 04-26-2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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You have to measure yourself and see. Compress one side of the axle and see if the tire is going to hit the fender up in the wheel well. If it's not then no need for hockey pucks. If you have larger tires you may or may not need to add one or two.You won't know until you measure. They work in the front only. I slipped them between the coil and RTV'd one to the coil perch.
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You have to measure yourself and see. Compress one side of the axle and see if the tire is going to hit the fender up in the wheel well. If it's not then no need for hockey pucks. If you have larger tires you may or may not need to add one or two.You won't know until you measure. They work in the front only. I slipped them between the coil and RTV'd one to the coil perch.
How do I attach them? And do you have pictures? I'll be running 31s
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Unread 04-26-2013, 08:14 AM   #5
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You just use something like Permatex RTV and squirt some on the spring perch and stick it down. I don't have any pics. There are plenty of threads about this and pics on google http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/f...-them-1370147/
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Excellent info and answers - thanks man!
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You just use something like Permatex RTV and squirt some on the spring perch and stick it down. I don't have any pics. There are plenty of threads about this and pics on google http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/f...-them-1370147/
Thanks a lot!
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Thanks a lot!
Just clean the coil perch off and stick it on with RTV takes a few minutes. You want to see how many you need though so measure for sure. Either way it's not permanent so no worries.
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Just clean the coil perch off and stick it on with RTV takes a few minutes. You want to see how many you need though so measure for sure. Either way it's not permanent so no worries.
And to measure, flex it all the way, then what do I measure exactly?
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I threw two pucks in each side on mine, and jb welded them in.

As for the retainer post, read this link, scroll about halfway down I did a little write up ish of what to do.
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And to measure, flex it all the way, then what do I measure exactly?
Well if the stock bumpstop isn't bottomed out and the tire is hitting then you need to see how many pucks you need to add to stop the tire from hitting inside the wheel well. You want the bumpstop to hit before the tire does.
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Well if the stock bumpstop isn't bottomed out and the tire is hitting then you need to see how many pucks you need to add to stop the tire from hitting inside the wheel well. You want the bumpstop to hit before the tire does.
Okay I understand. Thanks! I'll take a bunch of pictures of the install
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:27 AM   #13
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I threw two pucks in each side on mine, and jb welded them in.

As for the retainer post, read this link, scroll about halfway down I did a little write up ish of what to do.
This helps a lot, thanks!
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Do I have to extend the rear bumpstops using a different method or not at all?
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Unread 04-26-2013, 03:00 PM   #15
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Do I have to extend the rear bumpstops using a different method or not at all?
For 2" you really don't need too. Here is a pic of mine stuffed with stock bump stops. Never rubbed.
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