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Unread 06-17-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
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New to the Wagoneer Lift?

Hello there...

the other day i picked up a wagoneer for 200... doesnt look too good but the thing runs great and it works... bone stock with only 97000 miles on it... it would pass emissions if it didint smoke...

so...

on to the hard stuff... The brake system works fine... if you like no power assist... i think that it just needs to be bleed some... but if im not mistaken there would be no bleeding if it was only a drum brake system... ???? if you pump the brakes it seems to help... but im not sure...

but the other problem that i have is with the shocks... they are shot... so what i am thinking is that i work on the brakes then i lift the wagon 4 in... now what would be the pros and cons of doing this... also... if i were to add bigger tires when i was done... would i be risking braking something?


ideas would be nice...

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Unread 07-03-2006, 11:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to the madness.

To start YES you do bleed drum brakes. Try running some new fluid through them or check the shoes to see if they are worn. Also check to see if your power assist works by pumping the pedal two or three times then start the engine while holding the pedal down. If it drops down more once the engine starts it should be operational.

A four inch lift can be had from BJ's offroad www.bjsoffroad.com
they have alot of good stuff for wagoneers.

My suggestion would be not to exceed 31" tires with a 4" lift, but that's just me. I plan to go offroad and want the travel. You could probably fit 32" if you wanted.
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Unread 07-04-2006, 09:42 AM   #3
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Might want to adjust them as well. out of adjusted drum brakes will require pumping as well.
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Unread 07-07-2006, 01:46 PM   #4
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wellf to add to that i was wanting to know the red neck junkyard diving Jeep owner would to do lift the truck...

i have a few ideas... what what would i look for..

and thanks for the help
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