have some big tools ready such as a breaker bar, couple long extensions and a bottle of locktite. I didnt use any penetrating fluid such as pb blaster or wd 40 since i didnt want it creating a problem with the locktite. Also you will need to move the fan shroud so get tools for that too.
I installed the 1" PA BL in about 45 minutes with my dad. It's extremely easy. My only advice is keep jacking. I kept stopping and wondering why my body wouldn't come up off the mounts. It seemed like I'd jacked enough, but eventually realized that the suspension was working against me. Then it wasn't a problem once I isolated my problem. Oh yeah......use Locktite on the bolts. That's good advice. Other than that, it's a simple install and can be done in under an hour.
Oh yeah...one more piece of advice, don't forget to take out the 4 bolts that hold the fan shroud in place before you start jacking up the body. The shroud relocation brackets are easy enough to install after you've got the pucks in place.
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If you are so scared, loosen all bolts. Not much just enough.. take off the 5 on one side and the one bellow the radiator and when you lift the jeep, put the pucks under the door and then put few more pucks on top of them. This way if the jeep does fall.. maybe your jack moves or whatever.. the stacked pucks will be there and hopefully prevent it from crashing on your hands. Simply slide the puck and get out of there.. Simple and as dangerous as that.
And don't remove all of the bolts at once, leave several bolts loosely threaded in on the opposite side as you insert the spacers. That way the body can't slide out of position leaving you with a difficult job of getting it back in position so all the bolts will go in.
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Tripp, you mean 1" or 1.25" kits are incomplete, or both. If the hose extension, etc. isn't necessary then why are they incomplete?
Both. The hose extensions are necesarry for a proper fit. Since its rubber they take advantage of it and stretch it out as much as they can. the rubber stretching is not the problem, What the problem is, is the plastic thing holding the fueler neck to the body. This is weak and there have been reports here of people cracking it when doing the body lift. A complete kit would give you an extension pipe like my 2" body lift supplied.
As for the steering bracket. Its mounted on the frame. When you lift the body up, the bracket is still mounted on the frame so it has to be lifted otherwise its just unnecessary pressure on it because now its bending at a bigger angle than before.