Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Saratoga County, NY
BL/MML will take a good day. I just put a Prothane 1" BL and Currie 1" MML on my '01 TJ. I have a 4.0L w/ AC. That complicates the MML nicely because of all the crap hanging off the driver's side of the engine. If you have A/C, then you will have to remove the entire MM and the bracket that is bolted to the block as the compressor prohibits you from removing the through bolt.
There is a funny convention in cars and airplanes, etc. Bolts point down, or to the rear. I understand the down thing, but this job would be 90% easier if the driver's side through bolt was inserted pointing to the front. It would cut 45 minutes off the worktime. Of course, when I put the new mount back in, I put the through bolt back in pointing toward the rear.
Getting the MM plus bracket out between the UCA and front drive shaft is an exercise in geometry. Getting the larger MM plus bracket back up in there is equally frustrating.
I HIGHLY recommend a MML that has the inboard stud welded in place, rather than loose like the Currie Mount unless you have someone to help secure the bolt on the topside and hold a wrench on it while you go at the righty tighty thing.
Also, you will need at least 18" worth of extension and a universal joint for your breaker bar / 1/2" drive ratchet. Torquing the driver's side MML bolts will be a pain in the arse, especially the through bolt.
The long extensions will help get at the 2 body mounts that are back by the gas tank and upper shock mounts.
Other than the above, it is a pretty straightforward upgrade. 6 hours or so should do that part.