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Old 12-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Installing Body Lift

Santa Claus brought me a 1" Performance Accessory body lift. Was reading through install instructions and seems to me they want you to do alot of unnecessary steps. Those of you that have installed these, did you really follow all steps?
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Which ones you want to skip?

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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Normally, skipping steps is a bad thing.......
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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You are right. After a quick glance at their instructions....there are way more steps than are really needed. PA's instructions would turn a 45 minute install into a 2 hour ordeal.

I would suggest following RC's instructions if you really need them.

http://www.roughcountry.com/install/1157.pdf
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:56 PM   #5
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I've seen some instrctions for BLs run to 18 pages, while others are only half a page.

I think the more long-winded instructions are specifically for larger BLs but the same instructions end up in the box for their whole range.
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I think I have done a half dozen so far , Never thought to look at the instructions . wonder if I missed something.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:48 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. Really wondered why I was taking headlights out, vaccum lines off, etc. Going to attack this one like I have past body lifts. Thanks Again
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1" BL should be very straight forward. Removing the headlights and bezel makes it easier to install the radiator support rubber bushings by using a pair of pliers to pull the nipple through.(1.25" JKS BL). Those are nearly impossible to try to push through from the bottom.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:16 AM   #9
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you are right, Never thought to look at the instructions .missed something.thanks for your sharing
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:24 AM   #10
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1" BL should be very straight forward. Removing the headlights and bezel makes it easier to install the radiator support rubber bushings by using a pair of pliers to pull the nipple through.(1.25" JKS BL). Those are nearly impossible to try to push through from the bottom.
The rubber 'snubbers' under the radiator grill can be put in position, then lower the body back down.
In my case, the weight of the body 'set' the snubbers in place - no need to pull the nipple through, the weight of the body did it for me.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #12
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Put lift in today. Went well. Didn't follow directions.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:31 AM   #13
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Is it really that easy? I probably shouldn't have watched that because now my mind is going over the possibilities.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:19 AM   #14
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It's not hard but a problem can always arise on any project. It can be time consuming. It helps to have a friend to help some parts of the MML install. (I used a brown dog MML it's a little differentbthan the jks.)
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:27 PM   #15
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Is a MML required with a BL?
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:31 PM   #16
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Not required but it prevents you from having to relocate the fan shroud and using a drop bracket on the transfer case shifter linkage. It helps with driveline vibes when doing a suspension lift.

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