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post #1 of 8 Old 03-31-2005, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Feel Kinda dumb asking this... Putting my TJ on a Lift (Work Shop Lift)

I have access to a HUGE lift this weekend. Would you guys recommend putting the 4 lifting legs on the frame or the 4 bars that attatch to each axle? (Torsion Bars? Can't remember what they are called)

I had my TJ up on a lift a few days ago and the guy put the legs on the frame. My front and rear axles were sagging so bad I was affraid that they were going to fall out. I noticed as it was going up that the Torsion Bars (??) were sagging as the axle flexed. Thats why I was wondering if I should support them to keep anything from getting torn up.


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post #2 of 8 Old 03-31-2005, 05:57 PM
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Support the jeep on the frame if you have a big lift like that. Those armes i believe are your lower links, control arms. I believe they have a few different names.
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-31-2005, 05:57 PM
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Always lift from the frame with a hoist. Your axle will not "fall out" unless you plan on disconnecting your shocks and sway bars.

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So those lower control arms that are sagging won't harm anything? My shocks looked like they were completely out lol. Made me kinda nervous. No I don't plan on disconnecting anything. Did a full service on my Jeep the other day (Transfer, Both Diffs, and Oil) but didn't have the Allen Wrench to do the Transmission. Got the Allen wrench today and will be lifting it tommorrow so just wanted to be sure I wasn't hurting anything with those arms flexing like that.

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Well I believe there are some retainers located at the top and bottom of your springs to keep them from falling off when you flex. If you are missing those your springs might fall out with no weight placed on them to keep them compressed.

Not sure on this. Somebody please correct me if I am wrong. I dont want to give bad info.
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Well I believe there are some retainers located at the top and bottom of your springs to keep them from falling off when you flex. If you are missing those your springs might fall out with no weight placed on them to keep them compressed.

Not sure on this. Somebody please correct me if I am wrong. I dont want to give bad info.
There might be retainers, but 8/10 times there isn't, therefore your shock travel limits the axle droop usually, just be sure the springs are seated correctly before you fully lower the lift if they do happen to become unseated in the air

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support the frame

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-31-2005, 10:03 PM
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Your control arms are SUPPOSED to flex like that. Lift it by the frame.

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