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Unread 10-30-2010, 02:06 AM   #1
ackeiyword
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Installing a Frankenlift - Have Questions

I'm installing a Frankenlift II Premium with Upper A's by Al's Jeepin'.

So far I have the driver's front installed and torqued. A few questions:

1.) With everything attached and back together and the front suspension in its lowest position that the stabilizer link will allow it to go, the upper A arm contacts the strut spring and the knuckle contacts the new strut lower side bumper. This is of course with rotors and calipers only on the wheel flange...no tire installed. Is this typical? I realize once the tire is on and the suspension is off of the jack stands, these areas will not be in contact, but what happens when I hit a deep run....won't these areas collide and possibly damage each other?

2.) Per the suspension condition above, the back surface of the clevis brakcet is almost in contact with the inner CV joint boot. There is around 1/8" or less gap between the two surfaces. I'm concerned that with the boot in motion, it may stretch and hit the clevis bracket. Is this also typical?

3.) Upon putting the driver's side battery back together, I noticed that the front differential vent tube does not fit on the the strut top bolts anymore as the new Frankenlift top studs are about 1/2" or so too short. How anyone figured out a solution to this?

Thanks in advance for all your help!!

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Unread 10-30-2010, 09:26 AM   #2
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I'm installing a Frankenlift II Premium with Upper A's by Al's Jeepin'.

So far I have the driver's front installed and torqued. A few questions:

1.) With everything attached and back together and the front suspension in its lowest position that the stabilizer link will allow it to go, the upper A arm contacts the strut spring and the knuckle contacts the new strut lower side bumper. This is of course with rotors and calipers only on the wheel flange...no tire installed. Is this typical? I realize once the tire is on and the suspension is off of the jack stands, these areas will not be in contact, but what happens when I hit a deep run....won't these areas collide and possibly damage each other?

AFTER ALIGNMENT AND THE SPRINGS SETTLING IN ALL WILL BE GOOD

2.) Per the suspension condition above, the back surface of the clevis brakcet is almost in contact with the inner CV joint boot. There is around 1/8" or less gap between the two surfaces. I'm concerned that with the boot in motion, it may stretch and hit the clevis bracket. Is this also typical?

ITS FINE AGAIN ONCE ITS ON THE GROUND AND BROKEN IN/ALIGNED IT WILL BE ok


3.) Upon putting the driver's side battery back together, I noticed that the front differential vent tube does not fit on the the strut top bolts anymore as the new Frankenlift top studs are about 1/2" or so too short. How anyone figured out a solution to this?

WIRE TIE IT UP AS HIGH AS YOU CAN GET IT, DOESN'T HAVE TO GO BACK INTO THE SAME LOCATION
Thanks in advance for all your help!!

DO NOT INSTALL YOU SWAY BAR UNTIL IT IS SITTING ON THE GROUND WITH THE TIRES ON
other wise it preloads them and you have strange noises
same way with the UCAs if you torqued them with no weight on them you have preloaded them and now the bushing has to twist a lot to get into the right position
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