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Old 05-10-2009, 09:28 AM   #1
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The lift is Done!

Well last night about 11:30 I couldn't fall asleep so I thought I would go look at my jeep and plan my attack for when I installed the lift next week. Well 10 hours later, 3 trips to lows, and only 1 stripped bolt that I have to call to get replaced for the quick disconnect sway bar I have a 3" BDS lift kit installed. WOW first time installer and it was not as hard as I thought. I had my wrist torqued twice while drilling holes for the bumb stop and my thumb jamed between a wrench and body frame when it slipped off while using the impact gun OUCH!!!!!!! Luckly the front dropped down low enough so the old springs popped right out and the new ones right in!! The back not so lucky. Had to use some good old elbow grease. Overall the back was a ton more easy then the front. I love the new look! I test drove it and there was no pulling to any one side when driving or breaking. Do i still need to go in for an alignment? I will post pics when I get off work later today at 2. I ended up with 3+ inchs in the back and 3+ inchs in the front!

One question there is one step I didn't get done and that was to place two new CAM bolts in the lower control arms. I was to take out the old bolts, grind out the Perf edges and place some new bolts and washers in. Any one know why and this is needed to be done or can I just leave it?

Thanks for all your HELP everyone!!!! Now i can help out with install questions for other people!

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Old 05-10-2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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Yes do the alignment and I don't know if the cam bolts are needed. Hopefully someone who does will chime in here. Post up some pics of the new lift.

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Old 05-10-2009, 03:05 PM   #3
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Stock

here are the stock pics of my jeep



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Old 05-10-2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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Install

Here are the pics of my parts and tools!!!!


Here is a pic of the stock rear coils and the New BDS coils! PAIN in the butt to put in!
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Install

Just some pics of the of the install.


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Old 05-10-2009, 03:12 PM   #6
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Rears is Done

Rear is all done! Looks like a Drag Jeep

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Old 05-10-2009, 03:14 PM   #7
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All Done!

The front is all done that means it ALL DONE!!!!





Ill post better pics of the Jeep all done soon. so you can really see the difference from Stock to lifted.
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:39 PM   #8
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OK here are better pics of my jeep stock & lifted!

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All the Junk in the Trunk


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Old 05-10-2009, 03:45 PM   #10
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Ok here is the Quick Disconnet I was talking about. the first Pictuer is Correct and the Second needs to get replaced. I tourqed the bolt to the required FT LB's and the screw stripped or collapsed the threads on the bolt.

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The nut and washer fell off on my way into work but I figure it is ok to drive if i take both the sway bar connects off and drive like that untill the new part comes in.
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looks awesome. shoulda gave me a call!
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looks awesome. shoulda gave me a call!
ya, you would've been more help to me over there
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^ ohh really just wait till next time hehe
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looks awesome. shoulda gave me a call!
HAHAHAH I am sure you would have been excited to get up at 2 in the morning to come over lol

What did you guys install?
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What did you guys install?
My 4in lift and Rock sliders
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Yes do the alignment and I don't know if the cam bolts are needed. Hopefully someone who does will chime in here. Post up some pics of the new lift.
They're for the alignment shop to get castor angle correct; you'll notice that steering will be twitchy and wandering without them.
Any time you lift, you reduce castor on already short wheelbase...
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They're for the alignment shop to get castor angle correct; you'll notice that steering will be twitchy and wandering without them.
Any time you lift, you reduce castor on already short wheelbase...
Yeah, TJ's have the ability to do this also. Jeep eliminated this later in the TJ line and installed centered washers instead of the cam washer. The control arm sets the fixed castor angle. The new CA's with a lift also take the same approach with the angle being determined by the arm length. I just was not sure if the JK used this same style adjustment. Also many CA's are adjustable and eliminate the need for the cam bolt.
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Yeah, TJ's have the ability to do this also. Jeep eliminated this later in the TJ line and installed centered washers instead of the cam washer. The control arm sets the fixed castor angle. The new CA's with a lift also take the same approach with the angle being determined by the arm length. I just was not sure if the JK used this same style adjustment. Also many CA's are adjustable and eliminate the need for the cam bolt.
Ok so then it is a yes i need to do it? sorry little confusied bc i have the flu. Went to the DR and it was not swine lol

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