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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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3.5" RC lift arriving today

Ugh it needs to be here 3 hours ago. Might not have time to install it until the weekend if it doesn't arrive soon.

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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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is this a question? rant? twitter FB post? or simply your just excited about getting lift?
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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A little bit of all. Should I have hash tagged? #impatientlywaiting
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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make sure you put aside plenty of time and a helping hand goes a long way.
my rusty front end gave me hell!
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:40 AM   #5
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PB blaster is your friend. Apply, wait, repeat
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:43 AM   #6
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PB blaster is your friend. Apply, wait, repeat
exactly
go out there and spray everything down now so it has time to soak in
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:46 AM   #7
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I've been liquid wrenching it for three days now. It's my fourth zj but only my second lift install. One came lifted and another I swapped a lift out of and into another. A new lift should in theory be easier than the latter.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 12:15 PM   #8
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My IRO 3.5"gets here on Friday. I can't wait. I need to go pick up some pb blaster and start soaking it.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 12:24 PM   #9
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Just did my 3.5 RE lift two weeks ago. I had to use spring compressors for the front. Others have said they didn't need em. Guess it depends on the companies springs so a possible heads up.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #10
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I just picked some up just in case. I think once everything is disconnected the axle should drop plenty.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 12:36 PM   #11
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My schools shop has everything to do it. hopefully i won't run into to many problems
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Unread 04-24-2013, 01:32 PM   #12
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Plan on new ujoints in the driveshafts and hope for no vibes.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 01:39 PM   #13
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I just picked some up just in case. I think once everything is disconnected the axle should drop plenty.
For some kits, yes. Disconnected shocks, steering linkage and track bar still wasn't enough for the 3.5" RE ZJ V8 front springs. Front axle still won't drop enough for them springs!
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Unread 04-24-2013, 03:15 PM   #14
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Plan on new ujoints in the driveshafts and hope for no vibes.
Probably a good thing to replace anyway. After about 18 years of being on the road they have to be worn out.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 03:25 PM   #15
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I planned on replacing all my u joints anyway. They look about the age of the zj.
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