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Old 01-03-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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Ok looking for advice before I start my weekend installethon. I will be installing a Zone 3 inch lift w/nitro shocks, ZJ tie rod ends, drag link, the tie rod at the Pitman arm, steering stabilizer and changing my front dif fluid. I have removed all the old steering components as they where damaged when a truck ran me off the road and have remove dif cover, drained fluid, and have clean old gasket off. I have also pre-soaked all the nuts and bolts I will need to remove for the lift kit.

So if there is any thing I should do/ look out for / double check / please let me know.

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Jeep Info : 4.0 Auto running 32x11.5 tires

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Ok looking for advice before I start my weekend installethon. I will be installing a Zone 3 inch lift w/nitro shocks, ZJ tie rod ends, drag link, the tie rod at the Pitman arm, steering stabilizer and changing my front dif fluid. I have removed all the old steering components as they where damaged when a truck ran me off the road and have remove dif cover, drained fluid, and have clean old gasket off. I have also pre-soaked all the nuts and bolts I will need to remove for the lift kit. So if there is any thing I should do/ look out for / double check / please let me know. Thank you. Jeep Info : 4.0 Auto running 32x11.5 tires
Removing the rear shock will suck. What I did was remove from axle mount first then I could push it out of the way until I can get the tools up and remove the bolts. Other than that it's pretty simple. Get it aligned right after.

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Old 01-03-2014, 03:20 PM   #3
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Ok thanks for the advice heading out now to start
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If you're not removing the control arms, should be no biggy.

FWIW I got my rear shocks off pretty easily with a pneumatic impact hammer. The control arm bolts were the tough things to remove. As for install, getting the damn boots on the shocks was the most difficult part IMO. ha. Idk why... But they (Ranchos) were a pain.

Best of luck ! Post up some pics when you're done ! And hit us up if you run into any kinks.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:18 PM   #5
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Ok so I got the front all apart the front shocks were a pain in tha ass spent like 2 hours getting them off man I wish I had cutting torch (on my list now) all ready had the tie rods and drag links off figured I would get them sorted out after I have the springs, shocks, and links installed. Hope to get that done tomorrow not looking forward to the rear shocks.

Thanks for the help guys I ll post pics and up dates tommorrow.
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If that kit came with a dropped Pitman arm, don't install it... keep the OE Pitman arm in place.

The next time you need to replace your front shocks, undo the bottom two bolts and pull the bottom of the shock out until the shock strut snaps in two. Then the top of the strut just lifts out without needing to remove the nut. This method takes just seconds to remove the top of the shock.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:08 PM   #7
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It did not come with a pit man arm so I am good there but the front shocks had a metal cup under the shock mount so after I cut the shock off it would not allow me to push the shock rod though the hole had to cut the metal cup off before I could remove it.
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It did not come with a pit man arm so I am good there but the front shocks had a metal cup under the shock mount so after I cut the shock off it would not allow me to push the shock rod though the hole had to cut the metal cup off before I could remove it.
You couldn't just compress it with your hand to remove it ? Or am I picturing this all wrong... ? Pic ?
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I made huge wood blocks cutting 4x4's a foot long. Staggering them and screwing sets of 2 quarter turned holding my jeep by bumpers at frame letting axles hang. Everything went smooth. Even changing control arms. =||=|| stacked but even lengths.
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You couldn't just compress it with your hand to remove it ? Or am I picturing this all wrong... ? Pic ?
Im just as confused as you. I changed out all my shocks not a week ago and never ran into anything like this.. Confused.
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Im just as confused as you. I changed out all my shocks not a week ago and never ran into anything like this.. Confused.
I think he's talking about the metal washer that sits on the shoulder of the shock piston under the bushing at the upper mounting hole in the body. It probably wouldn't allow him to pull the rod up through the hole.
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Ok got the front done the fender flares are a pain in the ass every thing else was easy. Now to the rear big problems I had soaked the rear shock bolts for a few day now with PB blaster but still snap 3 of the for bolts off in the frame. I have no idea what to do now I think I'll post a topic about that and hope there is a way to f7x this.

Thanks again everybody I appreciate your helps
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Ok 3 days later probably 14 hours total not counting part store runs or beer runs but I got it done




Thanks all for your help and yes I am going to have her alined on monday.
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Thanks Jerry, It was a pain in the ass to get it done but man what a feeling when it was completed and now I know more about my jeep.

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