I suspect that a large portion of the people who read this thread may need counseling afterwards ...
What happened to the Rokmens ? And the body lift is easy as long as the bolts are seized . You can do it in the driveway with a jack and a nice 4x4 block . The Rokmen video on YouTube is a good start to show you what to expect .
If they don't, then I didn't do it right.
After some long thought- I decided at the last minute to not go with the rokmens. I the clearance gained isn't too much- and it won't be that noticeable as far as looks. So, I made the smart choice for once, and got one that covers a bit more of the underbody- for nearly half the price. Allowing me to afford that nice new rear bumper.
^^^this. I just finished my body lift (1" daystar) and brown dog motor mount lift. Rokmen video was great for pointers and the motor mount lift is pretty self explanatory. I also did the Novak cable shifter at the same time and cannot stress enough how fantastic that cable is. Transfer case shifting is hot butter smooth.
^^^this. I just finished my body lift (1" daystar) and brown dog motor mount lift. Rokmen video was great for pointers and the motor mount lift is pretty self explanatory. I also did the Novak cable shifter at the same time and cannot stress enough how fantastic that cable is. Transfer case shifting is hot butter smooth
I just did this last weekend myself. I went with the JKS 1.25 inch body lift, along with the brown dog 1" mml. I had the novak cable shift on my (now) dead cherokee.
I had a buddy that owed me some shop time help with the install. Total time was about 4 1/2-5 hours.
The bonus was getting to delete the 1" skid plate drop the stealership put in when they put on the budget lift.
(I couldn't hit 2nd 4th 6th or reverse until I took out the drop)
I would highly recommend doing them together. Also a plug for brown dog rubber motor mounts.
How much of a difference does the Novak make? Personally, I like the way Alice shifts- but I have had problems with it jumping out of first into neutral and R is sometimes hard to shift into. Sure as hell gives anyone not used to it a startle. These aren't problems for me- I usually start in 2nd anyway and I know when it actually engages in R, but those are still improvement points. Are there any other benefits?
After a vote, the studio audience and myself agree that this thread is worthless without pictures. So, after you receive your box of A to Z goodies we expect plenty of pretty pictures.
Also curious to see what you think of the sliders. I have been looking at them myself for the last few years while I was overseas, but I keep coming back to the Rokmen sliders. I must also say that this and other build threads are too suggestive for there own good. The simple overhaul I had planned on my return to the states is quickly snowballing out of control. I fear I might have to start my own build thread just to keep track of it all...
The Rokmen sliders are wicked sharp. If I had unlimited cash and actual boatsides were out of the option, I would definitely pick them. But A to Z just had an overwhelming positive response and were $200 less.
Start a build thread. You know you won't be able to stop- and its good to keep track. Just watch out for it becoming the only form of social media you use. Not that it's a problem- I tend to like it here.
I will also be sure to get a few snapshots of the install. That actually develop. ( I am still so sad the ones from the bumper install didn't come out- there was some gold in there). KCCO
This dude's been overseas for years Kate.... the pressure is on!
Challenge accepted. They serve my country, I can serve them.
Wow- my mind is just in the gutter today.
I firmly approve this exchange..... (you see from your bad influence, i'm learning)
Hah! I always end up being the bad influence.... But nicely done.