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Unread 01-09-2013, 09:50 PM   #1
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installing my first lift...advice ??

Received my zone 4.25 combo kit.weather and help not on the same page as I apparent must install this now (even if its dark,raining,cold,alone and don't know wth I'm doin) attitude. For a man in this situation wld y'all say go at the bl and mml first then the sl? Read a couple threads that these thing went well for some and thought if ima try anything solo I wanna try the easy first. So I'll b waiting on a voice of reason ,till then maybe I'll give it another pb blaster bath

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Unread 01-09-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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Do the SL first. It'll give you more room to do the BL.

Plus you'll be much more confident and will be able to knock out the BL in about an hour like I did.


Also, spray your bolts with PB Blaster or the like beforehand.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 10:03 PM   #3
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I would do the suspension first as well, then the BL. I would try to get a second set of hands for the motor mount lift and I would do it last.
Good luck and PB blaster is your friend.
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I did mine the other way. BL then SL. It gave me more room to repair the broken upper rear shock bolts.

X2 on spraying everything down though. Start at least a week in advance if possible.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 11:46 PM   #5
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I just did the Zone 4.25" a few days before Christmas. Did BL then MML and then SL. I didn't spray w/ PB in advance and didnt have any issues (only owner and no rust). I think the BL added some nice room for the upper shock mounts.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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Thanks yall for ur advice. Did y'all find any helpful videos
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...must install this now (even if its dark,raining,cold,alone and don't know wth I'm doin) attitude...
Why? With the weather we're having around here, I wouldn't be doing anything like this unless I could do it in a garage. I wouldn't be doing any work on a vehicle outside unless it was required in order to get it running NOW. The lower your comfort level, the more likely you are to hurt yourself, damage parts, incorrectly install parts, ...

Unless my current suspension was completely shot and I had absolutely no other transportation, I'd be waiting for better weather if I had to do this outside.

I do have not very fond memories working on a '69 VW in the parking lot at -30 degrees because I had to have it to get to work the next morning. Ever seen what those temperatures do to an air cooled engine? Ain't pretty.
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Thanks yall for ur advice. Did y'all find any helpful videos
there are a couple of great videos on youtube for doing the motor mount lift, and body lift....here they are:


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Unread 01-10-2013, 11:25 AM   #9
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Why? With the weather we're having around here, I wouldn't be doing anything like this unless I could do it in a garage. I wouldn't be doing any work on a vehicle outside unless it was required in order to get it running NOW. The lower your comfort level, the more likely you are to hurt yourself, damage parts, incorrectly install parts, ...

Unless my current suspension was completely shot and I had absolutely no other transportation, I'd be waiting for better weather if I had to do this outside.

I do have not very fond memories working on a '69 VW in the parking lot at -30 degrees because I had to have it to get to work the next morning. Ever seen what those temperatures do to an air cooled engine? Ain't pretty.
I hear ya, does seem silly when u use logic but just not my style. Was slightly joking but I get something on my brain I won't stop until its done .its like a kid at Christmas screw the meal can't we just open the presents. Luckly in middle TN the weather is about as predictable as hoping that fart will b silent . Ya just never know . Today is in the 60's,
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