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Old 04-05-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Replacing/Decreasing Body Lift

My 93 YJ had a 3" body lift done in the past. The lift brackets and cushions are quite worn and loose, so i want to replace them, as well as maybe decrease it to a 2" lift. Is this very difficult to do? I haven't been able to find a thread that gives much info on it.

I am quite mechanically inclined - pulled the transfer case and replaced a shift mode fork with no problem etc.

Thanks for any help and suggestions.

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Old 04-06-2012, 12:49 AM   #3
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New kits are all over eBay for a lil over $100. Or Quadratec , jc Whitney has the too. I would just get a new kit if it were mine.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #4
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It depends on which mods were done when it was installed. I can tell you what i did to mine when i installed my body lift.
1. loosen up all the bolts about 3-4 turns. There is 11 of them total.
2. Remove the steering sector shaft. And ground from body to frame.
3. Remove the filler and breather tube from the body for the gas tank.
4. Start with the drivers side, take out all the bolts on that side for the body mounts. (leave the passenger side bolts in so that the body doesnt shift on you.
5. Use a floor jack and a block of wood and jack up the drivers side to give you enough room for the replacement.
6. Line up the blocks and lower the body just enough to start the bolts, the just snug them up and repeat for the other side.
7. Then work on the steering sector shaft, gas filler tube, ground wire.
8. atfer reversing all these steps, before you give the blocks a final tightening, make sure that you dont have any wires pinched (happened to me back at the gas tank).
Hope this helps, it isnt a hard project, just time consuming. and if you are replacing the mounts, i would go with the polyurethane, they are a much better mount than the stock ones.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:31 PM   #5
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Dump the body lift. Go for a real suspension lift like a Rough Country complete 4" lift that runs what $500 or so.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:52 AM   #6
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I did some research on body lifts before I did mine. I found that anything over an inch is not so good. Body roll and such. Also as the other dude mentioned steering shaft among other things are changed. I'd go down to the 1" daystar and use shackle lifts to get the height you want. Or new springs. Hard to say how your delift will go but i would loosen everything and watch as you drop it down to make sure nothing is binding anywhere. With the 1" lift I only had to mod the fan shroud.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replys. Gives me some needed info.

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