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Old 12-25-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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1" Body Lift Help

So I received a 1" body lift for Christmas and have read through the instructions several times. They are a little vague and I have heard that some of the steps can be skipped. So there are 11 bolts that need to be replaced with the spacers. I also know I must relocate the fan shroud, but I have a couple questions:

1. Do I need to install the linkage adapter for the 4 wheel drive lever? Is this a pain if I do? It seems like a pretty tight area to work in.
2. Do I need to do anything with the center counsel? Do I need to take it apart? There are no bolts for anything in there.
3. Should I start on the front first or the back or the sides first?
4. I heard it takes like 2-3 hours as long as your have all the tools. I do have the tools.

Thanks in advance and as soon as I hear back I will tear into the Jeep.

Oh yea it is a 2000 4.0L auto with a 2" BB.

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I had to install the linkage adaptor, if you roll up the carpet inside the Jeep it was actually easier to unbolt from there and put it on and reinstall it for me. Mine is a manual so I am not sure if you will have any problems with the console sorry. I believe the directions say to start with the sides but I am not sure. Just follow the directions they are pretty straight forward. I want to say it took me about an hour to do mine, it is really not that hard, you may want to spray some PB Blaster on the bolts for a day or two, 10 years of dirt and water on those bolts may make them tough to get out.

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Wait to install the t-case shifter bracket to see if you actually need it. Some need it, some don't. My '97 TJ's t-case shifter did not, it shifted fine after I installed my 1" body lift.

Do not remove all the body mounting bolts at once. Remove all the bolts on just one side, leave the bolts on the other side loosely threaded in to prevent the body from sliding out of position as you lift the side. Do one side, then the other. Hope that helps.
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On YouTube you can watch a video of the Rokmen guys installing a JKS 1.25" body lift, you shouldn't need to do anything besides adding the taller body mounts and longer bolts, from what I understand at least, may depend.
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My suggestion would be to loosen all the bolts about half way or so. Then do the 5 on one side, your choice which side first. then the 5 on the other side. do the single one in the front last.

You may also want to look into replacing the steel inserts if they your kit did not come with new ones. I accidentally through mine away, but they were really rusty from what I remember.
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Thanks guys. It is out to the garage. I will let you know how it goes.
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So the body lift went very well with the exception of one problem I ran into. The kit I have has two different diameters of pucks, nine 2" diameter pucks and two 3" diameter pucks. The instructions were very vague on where the two larger pucks go. Just for the next person who asks this question the larger diameter pucks go up by the mounts closest to the top of the rear shock towers. Overall it was actually easier than I thought it was going to be and I did not need to use the transfer case drop linkage. If I knew which pucks went where it would have been about a 2 hour job. Thanks for everyone's help.

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