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Unread 09-13-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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Please noob-proof this setup -2" BB, 1" Body Lift, 1"Motor Lift

Would you experts out there let me know if I'm forgetting anything on this setup... trying to keep the $$ spend to a minimum.

2004 Wrangler Unlimited Auto, 44 rear with tracklock, 30 front with aussie locker, 2" Budget Spacer lift with new 32x11.5x15s BFG KMs on factory alloys, longer rear shocks. I learned the hard way about disconnecting without longer bump stops (bent my fender and "siped" my tires), so I have some extension on the way.

I want to add a tad more body clearance as well, so I'm planning on a 1" body lift. I'm looking at the M.O.R.E. and performance accessories line, and am also considering a 1" JKS motor mount lift. If I do the motor and body it avoids having to move the fan shroud, and it also gets that oil pan away from the rocks.

Am I forgetting anything if I do this (like when I forgot about bump stops). Is raising the motor going to screw up my driveline angles, etc?

Advice appreciated. Thx

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Unread 09-14-2009, 02:12 AM   #2
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Sorry man but I can't provide much input on the subject. Just thought you deserved a free bump Good luck with everything and don't forget to post pics when you're all done!
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Unread 09-14-2009, 02:59 AM   #3
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Would you experts out there let me know if I'm forgetting anything on this setup... trying to keep the $$ spend to a minimum.

2004 Wrangler Unlimited Auto, 44 rear with tracklock, 30 front with aussie locker, 2" Budget Spacer lift with new 32x11.5x15s BFG KMs on factory alloys, longer rear shocks. I learned the hard way about disconnecting without longer bump stops (bent my fender and "siped" my tires), so I have some extension on the way.

I want to add a tad more body clearance as well, so I'm planning on a 1" body lift. I'm looking at the M.O.R.E. and performance accessories line, and am also considering a 1" JKS motor mount lift. If I do the motor and body it avoids having to move the fan shroud, and it also gets that oil pan away from the rocks.

Am I forgetting anything if I do this (like when I forgot about bump stops). Is raising the motor going to screw up my driveline angles, etc?

Advice appreciated. Thx
Performance Accessories is a very good BL for $100 or less.I always use them.The BL and MML won't change anything that will cause more problems.Together they keep you from moving the fan shroud or using the t case shifter bracket.I did the BL on my latest Jeep and then got a MML because it was cheap and didn't want to drop my t case with my 3" lift.Unless you want the 1" oil pan clearance,there's no reason for a MML.The fan shroud takes 10 minutes to fix.
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i'm relatively new to all of this, but i was considering getting a 1 inch BL. I am reading about having to move the fan shroud. What is this and why is it necessary? Is there anything more I would have to do/modify if I installed a 1in BL?
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i'm relatively new to all of this, but i was considering getting a 1 inch BL. I am reading about having to move the fan shroud. What is this and why is it necessary? Is there anything more I would have to do/modify if I installed a 1in BL?
Motor on frame, radiator on body. Body lift will raise radiator, but motor and fan stay where it's at. A MML will raise the front of your engine 1" and make the fan match the shroud again. Plus it will tilt your tailshaft down a bit and help your driveline angles for the cheapy lifts.............LIKE MINE!
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Unread 03-05-2010, 08:41 PM   #6
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Motor on frame, radiator on body. Body lift will raise radiator, but motor and fan stay where it's at. A MML will raise the front of your engine 1" and make the fan match the shroud again. Plus it will tilt your tailshaft down a bit and help your driveline angles for the cheapy lifts.............LIKE MINE!
what's the deal with modifying the fan shroud stuff? is that so you dont have to buy a MML?
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what's the deal with modifying the fan shroud stuff? is that so you dont have to buy a MML?

If you value your time and sanity, the MML is easier and more cost effective in the end than messing with the shroud relocation brackets, not to mention the other benifits the MML provides.
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If you value your time and sanity, the MML is easier and more cost effective in the end than messing with the shroud relocation brackets, not to mention the other benifits the MML provides.
X's 2! The MML took me a whole 45 minutes to pay for, drive home and install! I messed with that fan shroud for 2 hours before I went and bought the MML...
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Agreed MML is much better and much easier on time and frustration, it's an easy install and runs about $60 from Rough Country, it's the same one JKS sells except the blocks aren't anodized red.
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x's 2! The mml took me a whole 45 minutes to pay for, drive home and install! I messed with that fan shroud for 2 hours before i went and bought the mml...

lol,......
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Unread 03-06-2010, 02:43 PM   #11
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You might have to modify your console and shifter after these mods. I had to remove the foam rubber pad on the stick shift that is under the shift boot, and then had to move the center console back about an inch in order to keep the shifter from popping out of 2nd gear and 4th gear. I did the Rough Country motor mount lift, body lift, and the suspension lift.
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