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Unread 02-07-2012, 10:03 AM   #46
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Park next to a mini cooper.

Oops, should have read page 3

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Unread 02-08-2012, 02:23 AM   #47
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On the yj's you have to use a sawzall or cutoff wheel to get the rear passenger bolt out. It's just a bad factory design.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the info definatley a bad design , i was also wondering if he would have to get new shocks as well?
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Unread 02-08-2012, 08:45 AM   #48
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Park next to a bunch of midgets?
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Unread 02-08-2012, 08:52 AM   #49
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On the yj's you have to use a sawzall or cutoff wheel to get the rear passenger bolt out. It's just a bad factory design.
Thanks for the info definatley a bad design , i was also wondering if he would have to get new shocks as well?[/QUOTE]

Not with a 1" or lower shackle lift. I wouldn't recommend anything over 1" anyway. The lift is negligible enough hat shock travel won't affect stock sprigs cycling.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 02:15 AM   #50
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Unread 02-10-2012, 03:52 AM   #51
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16 huh? Unzip and take a pic next to it.

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Unread 02-14-2012, 08:27 PM   #52
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Its already been said but ill add a bit to it get a 1 inch lift shackle (2 inches total longer shackle). Then if your dad will let you add a leaf to your spring pack. It wont sag as much when loaded and can be done basically free except maybe a longer center bolt in each leaf pack. So for shackles and bolts your looking at like 50-60 bucks and a good saturdays worth of work. You shouldnt need longer shocks. And it will sit slightly higher at rest and will feel firmer on the road and less body roll in turns. Although it may not be as soft of a ride but your young enough to not care.
Plus it would be a good time to get some time underneath your vehicle to look and learn and inspect what goes on under there. Everytime i buy a vehicle i always jack it up in the first week or so and crawl underneath there for 20 minutes or so to familiarize myself with it.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 08:08 PM   #53
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Its already been said but ill add a bit to it get a 1 inch lift shackle (2 inches total longer shackle). Then if your dad will let you add a leaf to your spring pack. It wont sag as much when loaded and can be done basically free except maybe a longer center bolt in each leaf pack. So for shackles and bolts your looking at like 50-60 bucks and a good saturdays worth of work. You shouldnt need longer shocks. And it will sit slightly higher at rest and will feel firmer on the road and less body roll in turns. Although it may not be as soft of a ride but your young enough to not care.
Plus it would be a good time to get some time underneath your vehicle to look and learn and inspect what goes on under there. Everytime i buy a vehicle i always jack it up in the first week or so and crawl underneath there for 20 minutes or so to familiarize myself with it.
i really like the shackle idea cuz it sounds pretty simple. not sure about adding a leaf. mostly cuz i dont know how haha
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Unread 02-16-2012, 03:57 AM   #54
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Take the springs to a shop that builds them. Usually a place like that is easy to find, just ask some local guys with huge lifted trucks. Seriously though, it should be much cheaper than new springs, but might make the ride a bit harsher. Did this on all my leaf-sprung Jeeps.
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You can also fill tires with helium and it will look bigger.
F-ing BRILLIANT. your jeep shouldn't sink in water now either
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Unread 02-26-2012, 10:00 AM   #56
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You can also fill tires with helium and it will look bigger.
how does this work?? haha doesnt make sense
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Unread 02-26-2012, 09:37 PM   #57
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how does this work?? haha doesnt make sense
It's a joke.
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Unread 02-26-2012, 09:52 PM   #58
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I got my jeep when I was 15 ( totally stock ) and I'm 17 now and I would consider telling your dad that if you bought it it's yours :-) that's what I did and it's turned out pretty good ... For a 17 yr old especially dents I did all my own work with my own money to !! Good luck on your jeep ! Check out rough country for cheap lifts and I did mine by my self and it took me 7 hours at age 15 !!
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Unread 02-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #59
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It's a joke.
well i feel like an idiot.. haha

anyways.. i got lift shackles from Advanced the otherday.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 09:04 AM   #60
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I got my jeep when I was 15 ( totally stock ) and I'm 17 now and I would consider telling your dad that if you bought it it's yours :-) that's what I did and it's turned out pretty good ... For a 17 yr old especially dents I did all my own work with my own money to !! Good luck on your jeep ! Check out rough country for cheap lifts and I did mine by my self and it took me 7 hours at age 15 !!
too bad im in the process of paying my dad off for it haha and i only have to pay back half so its still kinda partially his oh well. someday i'll do alot of mods. yall can check out my "build" here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/h...build-1304569/
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