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Well I got everything mounted up and I noticed my front shackles were "flexed" way forward. I used the stock mounting holes and after looking back at some other posts I realized the hangers should be moved more forward. My question which holes? Do I use the front ones where the rivets are? Matt, your pics are good but I couldn't exactly tell which holes you used?

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Yes, you have to move the front shackle mounts forward about an inch. You'll have to grind the frame rivet closest to the current mounting position.

This picture should tell the story.

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Which Holes - Hangers

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So you used the one that the rivet is in as your "forward most" hole and still have the front bumper mount hole right?
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OK, Same question Matt. You use the "rivet" hole and the one behind it right? You still have a bumper mounting hole left correct?
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Hangers

So you used the rivet hole and one of the stock mounting holes?? Do you know what size bolt you guys used for the forward rivet hole?
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So you used the rivet hole and one of the stock mounting holes?? Do you know what size bolt you guys used for the forward rivet hole?
Yes.

I don't recall the bolt size, but it was similar size to the others.

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Front Hangers

OK, Thanks. I knew something didn't look quite right!
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Front Bumper

OK, got the front hangers moved forward last night and yes that looks more like it. I have a stock front bumper and sat it up on the frame mounting area and I see that some grinding will need to be done to use this bumper. How much did you guys remove ? Also, did you just end up with top mounts?

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mtrdud,

We're starting to cover the same material twice on this thread. I know, it's getting a little long to scoll thru the pages.

Anyway, the bumper grind is pretty simple, you don't have to take much to make everything fit. Here's a pic. Alternatively, you could have cut the shim, under the shackle bracket, a little shorter.

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Front Bumper

Matt,
Yeah I know this has probably been covered and your picture is about what I had figured I would do. I will hopefully have some pics coming soon. This seems to be a nice lift and from what I have seen so far and it tries to keep the other wheels "on the ground" when flexed. Does that make sense??

I don't know if anybody has this lift on a Scrambler but it looks dang good on my CJ8.

I will be bleeding the brakes this morning and hopefully posting some pics soon.

Thanks for all the help guys.
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No problem. FYI, the bumper notch and rivet grind was covered back on Page #4.

You did install the shims for the front shackle brackets, correct? Those are intended to create enough room for the bumper to fit without modification. Unfortunately, my shims were a little long, so I had to grind my bumper anyway.

I can't wait for you to take her for a spin. I bet the springs are going to make your longer CJ8 ride smoooooth!. The little bit of lift is going to look good, too.

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Shims

Well my kit didn't come with any shims but after looking at yours it does make sense. I'm gonna go take a look and decide. I have some flat stock at about that size and I can cut and make some if I see that it will help the situation.
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Shims

Well I guess either way you won't have a lower bumper bolt so I guess with a shim = less grinding. No shim = more grinding. We will see.
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Yeah, I believe the shims are just 3/16" or 1/4" stock with the necessary holes drilled in them.

I think a little shorter bolt may work for the lower bumper connection.

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OME Lift

Well I ended up fabricating some shims and I'm glad I did. I was also able to get the bottom bumper bolts in as I put all back together. I was able to get it all back together and take it for a spin. I was pleased with the ride but my steering has a bit of "wander" in it but I had some before the lift so I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it.

I also feel I need an alignment too as soon as I sort out the steering.

All in all I am pleased. I know once I work out the kinks it will be a good addition to the Scrambler.
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Have you measured your caster? I had to remove the OME factory shims and install 4 degree shims to get within spec.

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