I broke a bolt off at the right rear upper shock mount. Tried to remove it by drilling a hole into the bolt and turning with an ez-out. The ez-out broke in the bolt. After much cursing and soul searching I did the only thing that I could. I cut a hole in the tub to access the welded nut and dremmeled it off.
The hole is still there. I think I'll make a removable access plate for it.
I left it as it is with the new hardware...I figure if I ever have to get at it again, I only need to lift the body enough to get a socket on it.
The reason it was tackwelded in the first place was just to make it the same effect as a nutsert. But the bolts are small enough and weak enough grade 5 hardware that they just rust and snap...I broke all 4 of them
As for your hole, I would just weld a plate over it and then paint it and call it a day. I doubt anyone will ever even notice it once you patch it up.
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Originally Posted by bddisi
Finesse in crawling looks way cooler than momentum.
I put aa 3" BDS lift in a 97 TJ and you will want-pb Blaster, spring comp., my pitman arm puller broke and had to use a cut off tool to cut the pitman arm off of the steering box. (Be careful you don't have to cut all the way through, cut 80%-90% and take a hammer and chisel and it will pop right off!) also make sure your transfer case will go into 4lo before you go wheelin.....LOL
is it okay to use stock shocks with a 3 in lift kit? i dont have enough money right now for shocks so i was going to buy the coil ubolts and add a leaf kit and then use stock shocks would that be bad or could it be done untill i have enough money for good shocks?
I just got a new JK 4dr. i want to lift it and but larger tires on it but i dont really know how big of a lift/tires to but on. i going to be driving it everyday. any advises? i was thinking 2.5''-3.5'' with 33's or 35's
if your rig had stock springs on it for many winters of salted roads like mine, just buy the new spring eye bolts kit when you buy your lift. i was able to reuse my fronts but had to use a sawsall to cut of the rear ones. they were rusted to the inner bushings and no amount of PB or hammering would get them out. it's easier to just buy a bunch of metal blades and cut them suckers off.
Each jeep is different, but mine (98 XJ) requires me to wear the shirt of the cases about 1 / 2 "to get rid of the small wave transmission line. Some say that you should use a track bar bracket, or bar reloating Adjustable track, but I did not.
I'm new to the whole jeep thing so don't tear me up to bad by asking this. I have recently bought my girlfriends dad 1980 CJ-7 Renegade and want to lift it but am also concerned about cost. I was wondering if anyone had an opinion of a full suspension overhaul with new springs and shocks or if the spring block lift kits would give me what I'm looking for.If I go the spring block way, would I still need a drop pitman arm and a transfer case drop kit? I plan on doing mild off-roading such as trail riding and such and am going to run 33'' Mickey Thompsons. I would appreciate any suggestions.