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Old 07-08-2008, 06:55 PM   #1
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1" BL Install

I'll be installing the PA 1" BL this weekend any pointers, tricks to help the job move along smoothly?

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Old 07-08-2008, 07:01 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 07-08-2008, 07:05 PM   #3
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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.

That's it! Take some pics for us, too!!
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also, do the easy pucks first and then mess with the hard pucks by the rear springs. Also DO NOT put your hands between the body and the frame
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I agree about hands between the frame. I was terrified of losing an arm wile I did mine.

If you do a 1"mml at the same time you don't need to remove the fan and it'll save you from doing a t case drop in the future. Just my .02
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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.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:13 PM   #7
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Glad i asked, all good advice.....New pucks go right over stock spacers, right?
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Glad i asked, all good advice.....New pucks go right over stock spacers, right?
You got it.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:00 PM   #9
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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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Old 07-08-2008, 10:33 PM   #10
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Great advise guys, whats your opinion on replacement 1 piece pucks, or the pucks you stack using your original spacer...? Some are aluminum, some plastic...opinions..?
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if i would have gotten the 1" bl i would have gotten the 1 piece even though they are like 10-20 bucks more expensive.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:27 PM   #12
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JKS makes a 1.25 BL that has a collar that encases your factory mount, plus you get an extra .25" out of it.
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that .25 means .25" more of stretching the fuel filler hose and the steering shaft

I've said that before and i will say it again. ~1" kits are incomplete.

Just my .02
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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?
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since I did mine the same time as I did my MML Im gonna disagree with you on this one.

The only way I could foresee it being a problem is if I got into a serious accident, at that point though I don't care how complete your BL is, it'll be a problem.

The nice thing about 1.25 JKS is it alows full tuck of the 33 skid with no shims (getting you 3" more skid clearence) and also Alows for the kilby gas skid without shims.

In summary, if you do a Kilby gas skid and 1"MML every issue tripp brought up is moot.
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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.

My 2" kit took care of those problems.

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