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Unread 01-15-2014, 12:23 PM   #92296
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Installed my 2" BDS lift. Gained about 2-3/8" in rear, and near 3.5" up front, but my original front springs were in bad shape and sagging horribly. Added a 3/4" spacer in the front as well, now the front sits about 1/2" higher than the back. I expect a little settling though, and when I take the hard top off after this winter should be nice and level I would expect.

I was not planning on the front axle shifting roughly 1.5" though with a 2" lift. Looks like adjustable track bar will be ordered shortly.
There's no way your axle shifted that much...do you have any pics?

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Unread 01-15-2014, 12:37 PM   #92297
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Currently building a tire carrier for my tj

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This is how it looks as of right now. Gotta add the D-ring tabs, mount on the back to attach it to the frame, and the stock tire carrier will be welded onto the 2 bars on the tire carrier. Then it will get powder coated and be done!
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Unread 01-15-2014, 01:18 PM   #92298
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Are these up for order? I would gladly take one...
No but I was going to make a build thread on it if anyone wanted to see exactly how I made it so they could have someone else do something like that
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Unread 01-15-2014, 01:29 PM   #92299
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Unread 01-15-2014, 02:22 PM   #92300
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There's no way your axle shifted that much...do you have any pics?
That's what I thought. I will measure again and try and snap a pic tonight after work.

OT: Zone quick disconnects came in the other day, should have time to put them on this weekend.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 03:00 PM   #92301
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That's what I thought. I will measure again and try and snap a pic tonight after work.

OT: Zone quick disconnects came in the other day, should have time to put them on this weekend.
The only reason I say so is because I installed the same lift and front isn't even noticeably off center
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Unread 01-15-2014, 04:09 PM   #92302
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Unread 01-15-2014, 04:21 PM   #92303
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The only reason I say so is because I installed the same lift and front isn't even noticeably off center
He did say he gained 3.5" up front. I was off 1.5" before mine settled to 3".
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Unread 01-15-2014, 04:26 PM   #92304
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Took it to the carwash, some of the spinners got tangled up on my 50" light bar and bogged down the system. It lifted my Jeep off of the ground, no pictures and no damages thankfully.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 04:26 PM   #92305
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Climbed under the front of my jeep. I've been hearing a clunk with acceleration from a stop. Looks like my axle side upper control arm bushings are toast. Anyone recommend any replacements or do I have to go to the stealership.

Also I eye balled the pitman arm. Does the bolt look snug enough to you guys? I hit it with an impact gun to try and tighten it up but it didn't budge.


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I also tightened up the drop trackbar mount's bolts. They keep working loose and it flexes while turning. I'm sick of this ****. I'll be getting it welded to the frame soon.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 04:27 PM   #92306
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He did say he gained 3.5" up front. I was off 1.5" before mine settled to 3".
I read it as 3.5" from before with his sagging springs.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 04:28 PM   #92307
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Took it to the carwash, some of the spinners got tangled up on my 50" light bar and bogged down the system. It lifted my Jeep off of the ground, no pictures and no damages thankfully.
Yeah that's why I've never taken my jeep through the automated car wash. Seems like it would get hung up on one or more off road accessories.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 04:28 PM   #92308
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Yeah that's why I've never taken my jeep through the automated car wash. Seems like it would get hung up on one or more off road accessories.
Or tear/leak through soft top in my case.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 04:34 PM   #92309
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Or tear/leak through soft top in my case.
Well my hard top leaks any ways, even if I use a water hose.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 04:44 PM   #92310
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Took it to the carwash, some of the spinners got tangled up on my 50" light bar and bogged down the system. It lifted my Jeep off of the ground, no pictures and no damages thankfully.
I no longer trust those. I have to hand wash it unless I feel like having my ski rack ripped out of my hardtop
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