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Today 07:30 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by Pinoy59 View Post
One of the reasons i don't particularly like zone. Their kit doesn't even come with brake lines or most of the other stuff needed when you lift a vehicle...
Repositioning them works if you don't disconnect, The rear brake hose is a different story. No reasonably priced kit comes with everything needed. They come with the basics for driving on the street.
Yesterday 10:11 PM
katzklaw lookin good..!
Yesterday 07:38 PM
kluttsy01
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One of the reasons i don't particularly like zone. Their kit doesn't even come with brake lines or most of the other stuff needed when you lift a vehicle...

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Yeah my buddy gave me a rough country adjustable tack bar for his tj thought great, nope didnt think about the tj having a real frame.

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Yesterday 06:12 PM
Pinoy59
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Lowes, Home Depot, and other places have grade 8/10.9 bolts.



As soon as I installed my lift, I took it for a test ride on some hills and it pulled the rear brake hose loose (way too short) and dumped my brake fluid everywhere. I made it home and bought a longer YJ hose to fix the problem.
One of the reasons i don't particularly like zone. Their kit doesn't even come with brake lines or most of the other stuff needed when you lift a vehicle...

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Yesterday 05:36 PM
kluttsy01
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I bet you read that on the internet .
Yeah. Either here on jf, Cherokee forum or naxja. But I just went to tsc and got new ones.

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Yesterday 05:19 PM
kluttsy01 Welp it finally happened.

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Yesterday 03:47 PM
pdcomm
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Originally Posted by kluttsy01 View Post
I read that they had to be a special bolt from the dealer

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I bet you read that on the internet .
Yesterday 11:12 AM
kluttsy01
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Lowes, Home Depot, and other places have grade 8/10.9 bolts.



As soon as I installed my lift, I took it for a test ride on some hills and it pulled the rear brake hose loose (way too short) and dumped my brake fluid everywhere. I made it home and bought a longer YJ hose to fix the problem.
I read that they had to be a special bolt from the dealer

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Yesterday 12:34 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by kluttsy01 View Post
and pop goes the track bar bolt... so to the dealer I go in the morning
Lowes, Home Depot, and other places have grade 8/10.9 bolts.

As soon as I installed my lift, I took it for a test ride on some hills and it pulled the rear brake hose loose (way too short) and dumped my brake fluid everywhere. I made it home and bought a longer YJ hose to fix the problem.
02-20-2020 10:47 PM
kluttsy01 Took this bout 6 hours ago, messed around with the break line and shock bolts then took it for a test drive.. found something on the front end loose so went back to the barn and rechecked everything and pop goes the track bar bolt... so to the dealer I go in the morning, so much for a 5-6 hour install time.

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02-20-2020 10:51 AM
kluttsy01
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
You should be finished by now (unless you broke off all of the rear upper shock bolts). I want to see the finished pics with the new tires and wheels.
3 upper shock bolts, lower control on the unibody were froze inside the grommet busted an already weak break line. Nothing ever goes as smooth as it should but the back is done besides the whole bolt thing and front is ready go go back together.

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02-20-2020 10:20 AM
TheBoogieman
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I broke off three of four, one of the studs holding the crossmember on, the pitman arm had to be cut off along with two of the bolts holding the rear leafs on. I hope he had an easier time than i did.

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That sounds about normal for an XJ. I never had so many issues lifting any of my TJs. Rear upper shock bolts snapping are a given. I have zero rust on my Jeeps and those cheap bolts still snap. At least with XJ's, you can spend $25 and make things so much easier.
02-20-2020 08:51 AM
Pinoy59
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You should be finished by now (unless you broke off all of the rear upper shock bolts). I want to see the finished pics with the new tires and wheels.
I broke off three of four, one of the studs holding the crossmember on, the pitman arm had to be cut off along with two of the bolts holding the rear leafs on. I hope he had an easier time than i did.

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02-20-2020 08:22 AM
TheBoogieman
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Its happening!!

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You should be finished by now (unless you broke off all of the rear upper shock bolts). I want to see the finished pics with the new tires and wheels.
02-19-2020 12:47 PM
kluttsy01 Its happening!!

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