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Old 06-12-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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So my TJ has a 2 in suspension lift and 3 in body lift. The 4x4 linkage has been lost by the PO and after i just purchased one, it wont fit now because of the body lift. What should i do? Im about to go crazy. Stupid p/o's... TAKE CARE OF YOUR JEEP!

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The bracket to extend the linkage that came with my body lift is only a piece of 1/8" steel with 2 holes on top to mount it to the tub side of the linkage and a hole in the middle of the bottom end with a little rubber grommet in it would be pretty easy to make... I'll try and get you a picture later

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So my TJ has a 2 in suspension lift and 3 in body lift. The 4x4 linkage has been lost by the PO and after i just purchased one, it wont fit now because of the body lift. What should i do? Im about to go crazy. Stupid p/o's... TAKE CARE OF YOUR JEEP!
What should you do? Get rid of that horrible 3" body lift and install an 1.25" body lift. who ever thought 3" of body lift was a good idea needs to be shot.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:56 PM   #4
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And buy a Novak cable shifter which will work with or without a body lift...
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #5
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What should you do? Get rid of that horrible 3" body lift and install an 1.25" body lift. who ever thought 3" of body lift was a good idea needs to be shot.
X10,,,, use your table saw to cut them down,,, lowes has grade 8 hardware..
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #6
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3 inch body lift. Who dreams up these things.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #7
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And buy a Novak cable shifter which will work with or without a body lift...
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:43 PM   #8
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And buy a Novak cable shifter which will work with or without a body lift...
I've heard nothing but good things about the Novak. One of my next purchases.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:48 PM   #9
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3 inch body lift. Who dreams up these things.
its hard to fine. But I found a 4" body lift a while back!
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #10
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cant remove the body lift, as it is wielded on. and nerf bars are wielded in the gaps. FFFFFFF previous owners who dont know anythhing.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #11
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cant remove the body lift, as it is wielded on. and nerf bars are wielded in the gaps. FFFFFFF previous owners who dont know anythhing.
You didn't notice this before you bought it?

Even welds are not permanent. I'd cut that crap off with sawzall or angle grinder and go down to a 1" BL along with a Novak cable shifter. Problem solved.

Post some pictures and some of us may be able to help you come up with a plan on getting it off.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:49 PM   #12
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Welding is permanent....until you get a air chisel, grinder, sawzall, torch..ect...
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:58 PM   #13
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I thought the Novak was more expensive, this is the best bet at $170

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Old 06-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #14
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cant remove the body lift, as it is wielded on. and nerf bars are wielded in the gaps. FFFFFFF previous owners who dont know anythhing.
I hate previous owners that make you buy stuff from them.
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I hate previous owners that make you buy stuff from them.

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:28 AM   #16
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What the piss? 3 in body lift that is weilded? What a disaster that is.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:40 AM   #17
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Did you buy this jeep online without seeing it in person?
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Did you buy this jeep online without seeing it in person?
Sam is the only person I know that has done just that and came out on top.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #19
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OP,

Can you take some pics of the welded body lift and nerf bars?
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:27 AM   #20
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It depends how its welded to the frame, could be a mess taking it off. But anything is doable with the right amount of determination. Good luck.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:31 AM   #21
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I agree Matt, Sam got a sweet deal.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:37 PM   #22
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Im not stupid, i saw it. But i stole it at 5,000. and id rather not remove the body lift. its just not worth it. so easy on the trash talking, and lets provide solutions. Such as the novak suggested.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:38 PM   #23
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I will take a pic in a while
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:40 PM   #24
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in the mean time... Here are some general pics that you may be able to see somthing with
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Please post pics as to how the body mounts are done. I find it hard to believe that this isn't reversible.
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Please post pics as to how the body mounts are done. I find it hard to believe that this isn't reversible.
x2. Welded? I thought the blocks are poly or nylon.
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I thought the blocks are poly or nylon.
BL blocks can be made out of just about anything.
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BL blocks can be made out of just about anything.
Ok. I guess I didn't see other options when buying mine unless it's homemade/installed as the OP is experiencing. The only logical explaination(still an idiot,nevertheless) of the PO for the welded BL is to prevent the BL coming apart during a crash. PICS would help.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:44 PM   #29
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:52 PM   #30
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Thanks, I love trains too. Still working on pics... Im awful busy

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