Jeep cj7 3 inch body lift with fan cooling issues. Plz help -

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post #1 of 6 Old 02-18-2013, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep cj7 3 inch body lift with fan cooling issues. Plz help

I put a 3 inch body lift in my cj7 but now my fan is hittingy rad. Any ideas what to do plz help

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-18-2013, 11:00 PM
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You need new motor mounts. Quadratec sells a set that will raise your motor. Just my 2 cents
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-19-2013, 08:12 AM
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thats just one of the problems they dont tell you about a body lift. might get a smaller fan and add a electric fan in the front as a pusher. i have a similar problem having a 350 sbc in my old 55 cj. so small fan and big electric fan.
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-19-2013, 08:36 AM
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did you lower the radiator 3 " ?
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-19-2013, 11:24 AM
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Body lifts look good on paper! Easy and cheap, right? I'm not razzin' you, it's just that I've been there before.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-19-2013, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by melancholy35 View Post
You need new motor mounts. Quadratec sells a set that will raise your motor. Just my 2 cents
A motor mount lift might help but I don't know of anyone that makes a 3" MML

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did you lower the radiator 3 " ?
^^ This. There should have been 4 brackets included in the kit. They are a piece of flat bar with either a hole on each end or a hole on one end and a stud welded to the other (spaced 3" apart). They get bolted to the grille where the rad mounts and then the rad is attached on the lower set of holes/studs. This solves not only the issue of the fan hitting but also corrects your coolant level.

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