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Old 09-03-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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installing spacer lift

Im in the process of throwing a budget lift on the heep. I did the rear in about 25 minutes and now Im about to do the front and I cant remember if I need to loosen the axle side of the track bar or no need to bother.

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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Yes loosen so you don't bind the bushing

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Thanks. I ended up taking the bolt out of it and retorqued it after I took it off the jackstands. Its all back together now. Just need to realign it. Now I am presently installing the motor mount lift and body lift. Hopefully itll be driving in another hour or so.
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Thanks. I ended up taking the bolt out of it and retorqued it after I took it off the jackstands. Its all back together now. Just need to realign it. Now I am presently installing the motor mount lift and body lift. Hopefully itll be driving in another hour or so.
Good luck with the mml, it took me and a friend 4hrs due to stuck bolts and we couldnt get the engine to line back up properly
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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Good luck with the mml, it took me and a friend 4hrs due to stuck bolts and we couldnt get the engine to line back up properly
That sucks. Already done with it. The only bolt that broke my b*#ls was the lower fan shroud bolt.
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That sucks. Already done with it. The only bolt that broke my b*#ls was the lower fan shroud bolt.
It helps to put the jack in the right place
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:09 PM   #7
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You gonna run 33s under it now? Ive got the same setup, just no tires yet. What are your plans for the future? Gonna eventually swap out the spacers for springs?
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You gonna run 33s under it now? Ive got the same setup, just no tires yet. What are your plans for the future? Gonna eventually swap out the spacers for springs?
Im ordering 33s for it. I had a 3" lift in it a few years ago but it was a pos so i sold the lift. I had the spacers laying around for about 6 yrs now and figured i would throw em back in. I like the ride of the stock springs and with the Bilsteins it rides great. Looks doofy with stock tires but eh, whatta ya gonna do.
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Looks doofy with stock tires but eh, whatta ya gonna do.
Ya tell me about it I'm running 235/75r15 at 30% tread with 3.25" lift
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:24 PM   #10
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Im savin for the tires. I got a set of Pro Comp's Series 51 wheels on order. Just to decide on brand of tires. Better get what I want than settle for something Im not happy with
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Better get what I want than settle for something Im not happy with
Exactly, I settled because I was running on bald tires and Ive been kicking my self ever since
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Im looking at the Duratracs. I dont do a ton of off road action but this is my DD and Ive read great things about them. So Ill continue to save and ride on my skinny stockers until my bank account can support my addiction.... my jeep. LOL
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Im looking at the Duratracs. I dont do a ton of off road action but this is my DD and Ive read great things about them. So Ill continue to save and ride on my skinny stockers until my bank account can support my addiction.... my jeep. LOL
The only thing bad Ive read about th Duratracs is the side walls are their weak link, their prone to puncture on rocks, but thats the only bad thing Ive read.

Im in the same position as you waitin on the $$$$
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Im a Florida boy... not many rocks here in flat land central florida. Im more prone to trail rides and a little mud. The Duratracs are a decent tire for the money. I dont want a mud tire cuz this is my DD. 30+ miles on highway to and from work. BFG A/T and General Grabbers are some others Ive been checkin out too.
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Im a Florida boy... not many rocks here in flat land central florida. Im more prone to trail rides and a little mud. The Duratracs are a decent tire for the money. I dont want a mud tire cuz this is my DD. 30+ miles on highway to and from work. BFG A/T and General Grabbers are some others Ive been checkin out too.
Well then duratracs are what your looking for because bfg a/ts dont clean out the best and the grabbers are more at home on the rocks
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This is why I love this forum... Duratracs already had the leading edge in my mind. That seals it though.... Duratracs it is. Ive always had good luck with Goodyear tires anyways.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:58 PM   #17
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Orange05tj were you happy with the Bilsteins? Which ones did you go with? Im also looking to upgrade shocks in the near future.
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I do mostly highway and also own river front property that has about 2 miles of trails to get to. Im going with 33" Falken Wildpeaks. My buddy has them, got killer miles on em and they still perform great.
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Nice... Ive used Falken on some of my dragstrip killers. Great products and great customer service. Never dealt with offroad tires but if you have someone who already can vouch for them, I would go with 'em. BTW river front.... where you located?? LOL
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:45 PM   #20
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Im in NY.



Got the lift all done. Just gotta take it for a ride now. Hopefully Ill be getting new shoes for it soon

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Orange05tj were you happy with the Bilsteins? Which ones did you go with? Im also looking to upgrade shocks in the near future.
I went with thr Bilstien HDs. Best shocks I have EVER owned.
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Not a huge difference but it will be when I get some new tires under it. I had a vibration in the drive train but as soon ad I did the mml it has 0 vibes. I did thee old tape measure alignment and it seems to be spot on. My track bar bracket is ovaled out so i welded a washer on it for the time being and she got a little shaky over hard bumps. Other then that, rides good.
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Not a huge difference but it will be when I get some new tires under it. I had a vibration in the drive train but as soon ad I did the mml it has 0 vibes. I did thee old tape measure alignment and it seems to be spot on. My track bar bracket is ovaled out so i welded a washer on it for the time being and she got a little shaky over hard bumps. Other then that, rides good.
Looks good

Keep an eye on that shake when you go over bumps, mine started out doing that and now Ive had DW 3times this past month
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For DW, I solved mine with a visit to Rockauto.com cheap and easy fixes, my trac bar was $60ish, delivered in 2-3 days.
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I have a new track bar now. The bracket hole is ovaled out so I cut a piece of 1/4" steel and welded it over the bracket. I havent gotten DW ( had dw a long time ago and never want that again), just a little shake in the wheel when I hit hard bumps. It only happens for a second or two. The track bar is tight as can be so Im gonna live with it for now
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #26
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Nice... 1/4 inch would be good for a temp fix, I know that but dont rely on it too long without it being fixed to the frame. I know quick fixes are eventually gonna fail. So be careful.....
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For DW, I solved mine with a visit to Rockauto.com cheap and easy fixes, my trac bar was $60ish, delivered in 2-3 days.
I just had mine replaced a few weeks ago when I got my tires shaved and rebalanced

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