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Old 11-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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How to remove a body lift?

So I have the dreaded 3" body lift.. I would like to cut them down to 2" or 1.75" any tips? What steps should I take In removing the mounts? I'm clueless. Just jack up the body?

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Follow these steps.
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As far as cutting them probably a bandsaw or something where you can get a perfectly straight cut.

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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I would replace it with a new 1 to 1.25 inch body lift, comes with new bolts. There's a little more removing the 3 inch BL than the link enemy posted. There will be a bracket on the steering shaft that needs to be removed ( front driver side wheel well ), radiator will need to be adjusted as well as fuel filler hoses.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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Picture of the bracket? And that link was to install... I don't think it's the opposite to remove exactly
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Picture of the bracket? And that link was to install... I don't think it's the opposite to remove exactly
I don't have any pictures of the bracket but if you look in your front driver side wheel well you will find it. It's between the frame and the steering shaft.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #6
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Here's installation instructions for a 3 inch BL, see step 3 http://www.omix-ada.com/instructions/18303.11.pdf
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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Be alot less time consuming and buy a JKS 1.25" BL that comes with new bolts, radiator supports and T-shifter bracket. If you don't want to mess with the bracket and radiator shroud, then now would be a good time to add an MML. You may have to shorten the fuel filler hose. Only jack up and work on one side at a time to prevent the tub from shifting. Jack up, remove the 3" pucks/bolts, insert the new ones and lower. Should be an easy swap. Why risk injury trying to cut down the pucks/bolts.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:40 PM   #8
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Go to a specialty bolt store and get grade 8s that are the right length/size to replace the body mount ones that are going to be too long. you can find the right length by looking up a "whats included" for a 1.25 BL. Then use a table saw to cut down the pucks. That will make them the perfect length. And the radiators gonna be a *****. At least mine was. The stupid brackets are tough to get to and take frickin forever to remove.

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By the time you pay for the hardware and tools needed, time measuring/cutting, it will cost almost for a new BL kit. I also wouldn't recommend reusing any parts from the old BL. Take it from a guy who tried to trim a hockey puck with a table saw for my 33" spare tire mount, I almost lost my thumb when the saw kickbacked and sliced my left thumb. I can't imaging a BL puck being any easier.
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By the time you pay for the hardware and tools needed, time measuring/cutting, it will cost almost for a new BL kit. I also wouldn't recommend reusing any parts from the old BL. Take it from a guy who tried to trim a hockey puck with a table saw for my 33" spare tire mount, I almost lost my thumb when the saw kickbacked and sliced my left thumb. I can't imaging a BL puck being any easier.
BL pucks are hollowed out
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:50 PM   #11
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Use a bandsaw bud!^ and I think I'll just leave the lift on it. Someday I'll have a flawless jeep, but As of 19 and in college it will be a while

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