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Old 03-27-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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JKS 1.25" BL Question

So i bought the ultimate kit from Dirk at DPGOffroad. Everything has gone smooth. Just have one quick question regarding the BL. I followed the YouTube video from Rokmen regarding disconnecting the plastic bezzle from the fuel filler before jacking up my Jeep. As i lifted up the Jeep to add the spacers i noticed that the fuel filler did not line up with the plastic bezzle (which i thought was normal since i was jacking up my Jeep). Anyways i completed the body lift and now i cannot attach the fuel filler to the plastic bezzle again via the 4 torx bit screws that i had originally taken out. The fuel filler is too short and will not reach the plastic bezzle any longer Is there something i missed doing? I have not yet started the MML - would that solve the problem?

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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No, the MML will not solve the filler tube problem. Mine went back on ... just barely. You may have to loosen the clamp for the tube at the tank to get some additional slack but it won't give you much.

I just did this install a couple of weeks ago. You'll like it, as long as you don't get vibes.

By the way, good luck with MmL. Hope you have a friend to help. The Rokman YouTube video makes it look sooooo simple. It's not.
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I left mine connected when I did my BL. This is the first I've heard of doing that when doing a BL. But I didn't watch any videos. I recently installed a Rokmen gas tank skid and I had to drop the tank to do it. My filler hose came out and went back in easily.

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well when i installed my same bl i did not remove the screws and everthing worked out I do remember reading about your same isue and i think there is a clamp that you can loosen and get some slack.
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I just did this last Sunday what I did was reach under there and muscle it up and had a buddy install the screws while I held it flush.no problems so far I just finished my ultimate I freakin love it which shocks did you go with regular or sport
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I just did this last Sunday what I did was reach under there and muscle it up and had a buddy install the screws while I held it flush.no problems so far I just finished my ultimate I freakin love it which shocks did you go with regular or sport
We're you able to finish the rest of the lift install or are you still without the springs and such?
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Just did a 1.25" BL and MML on mine. Had to loosen up the clamps on the fuel filler tube and pull a little off of the tank. MML is cake, FWIW. Took about an hour, including removing the bracket on the DS where the A/C compressor interferes.
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I just did this last Sunday what I did was reach under there and muscle it up and had a buddy install the screws while I held it flush.no problems so far I just finished my ultimate I freakin love it which shocks did you go with regular or sport
Yep I did the same.
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Just looking at a 1.25 inch body lift kit for my 2004 jeep Tj. Does it need the 1 inch motor mount (mml) that everyone's talking about?
What are the cons if you don't get a 1" MML.
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I didn't do anything with the filler tube when I did mine. No problem. Now that MML is a different story. Had a very hard time lining up the mounts to the holes.
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I didn't do anything with the filler tube when I did mine. No problem. Now that MML is a different story. Had a very hard time lining up the mounts to the holes.
I had the same issue untill I released the bolts that holds the transmission mount to the skidplate - everything lined up first time.
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By the way, good luck with MmL. Hope you have a friend to help. The Rokman YouTube video makes it look sooooo simple. It's not.
I'm doing the MML with a buddy of mine today so i should be good there. I figured the video would make it look too easy. Looking forward to the challenge though - we'll see how it goes!
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It's simple for some. I'm a weekend mechanic at best it was just a pain cause of removing that bracket on driver side and then getting it back up in there can be a pain.
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I left mine connected when I did my BL. This is the first I've heard of doing that when doing a BL. But I didn't watch any videos. I recently installed a Rokmen gas tank skid and I had to drop the tank to do it. My filler hose came out and went back in easily.

Confused, and looking forward to a resolution.

P.S. I have the same lift kit. Isn't doing business with Dirk a great experience?
Hmm - when i was installing the BL i thought to myself in the middle of it "Damn i'm glad i unscrewed the plastic bezzle from the fuel filler". I'm 99% positive mine would have cracked for sure because it moved so much. But yeah, business with Dirk has been a pleasure so far. I may actually call him today for some insight on this issue as well.
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I didn't have any issues with mine either, but I also installed a Kilby gas skid that lifted up the tank a bit as well at the same time.
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I just did this last Sunday what I did was reach under there and muscle it up and had a buddy install the screws while I held it flush.no problems so far I just finished my ultimate I freakin love it which shocks did you go with regular or sport
This is actually what i'm going to try to do first thing when i get home from work to see if it moves any until my buddy gets out. I'm really hoping this works - if not, i guess i'm going to go with option #2 which is loosing the clamps to the fuel filler that has been mentioned on this thread.

I'm not going to lie - the kit looks amazing on my 06' TJ. I cant wait to finish the MML so that i can take it for a quick spin to check for vibes. I went with the sport shocks cause Dirk at DPGOffroad said they are definitely worth the extra $10 a shock extra.
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Just looking at a 1.25 inch body lift kit for my 2004 jeep Tj. Does it need the 1 inch motor mount (mml) that everyone's talking about?
What are the cons if you don't get a 1" MML.
Does your Jeep have a suspension lift also, or just the BL?
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It's simple for some. I'm a weekend mechanic at best it was just a pain cause of removing that bracket on driver side and then getting it back up in there can be a pain.
Did you happen to do it solo, or with a buddy? I heard lining everything up to ensure all the bolts fit correctly is the biggest challenge - do you have any tips before i start this today?
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I have to recomend when you do these motor mount lifts jack the tires in front off the ground and set the frame on jack stands then the motor moves around very easy, you also do not need to remove the whole braket on the driver side just loosen the 3 bolts and it wil tilt away from the ac dad mine insalled in about a hour first time
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I have to recomend when you do these motor mount lifts jack the tires in front off the ground and set the frame on jack stands then the motor moves around very easy, you also do not need to remove the whole braket on the driver side just loosen the 3 bolts and it wil tilt away from the ac dad mine insalled in about a hour first time
Nice - awesome insight Now my problem is i only have 1 jack to lift one side off the floor haha I have the jack stands to set the frame on - i'm going to see if i can borrow something from one of my neighbors. Does the whole bracket only have 3 bolts or are there more? I can get away with keeping them in, but just loosening them? I believe the Rokmen video had the whole bracket out, but i wont pull it completely out if i do not have to.
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Remember to loosen the transmission mounting bolts under the skid plate - this makes the job about 350% easier.
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x2 on what Rolf suggested. Loosening the transmission bolts (NOT REMOVING THEM) lets the engine/tranny combo move a lot easier.

I did a JKS BL on my friend's Jeep in a bit over an hour, but I've installed em before. I just made a point to run a screwdriver up through the engine mounts and into the block while lowering the engine back down to keep things all lined up (my friend lowered the engine with the jack nice and slow). From underneath, I guided the engine mount bolt into the block and everything lined up just fine.
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I had the same problem with mine after the BL. Just loosen the gas filler hose and give it some slack to put back your gas cap bezel. It was pretty though, until I got the Savvy gas tank skid, problem solved.
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I ended up cutting the filler hose and extending it with a piece of pipe and 2 hose clamps. No issues now.
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YES!! I did I did it all this past weekend I was just about to call you up but I decided to take a breather and so my neighbor walks up and asked what I was doing so he tells me I'm down for breaking a jeep I'll help you and after that everything went on smoothly he knew a few tricks I thank you for your help I'm going to post pictures this weekend!! btw absolutely love this kit
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This is actually what i'm going to try to do first thing when i get home from work to see if it moves any until my buddy gets out. I'm really hoping this works - if not, i guess i'm going to go with option #2 which is loosing the clamps to the fuel filler that has been mentioned on this thread.

I'm not going to lie - the kit looks amazing on my 06' TJ. I cant wait to finish the MML so that i can take it for a quick spin to check for vibes. I went with the sport shocks cause Dirk at DPGOffroad said they are definitely worth the extra $10 a shock extra.
I think it will work for you it did for me and others on here but I really had to put some muscle in there for it to line up... Or I should hit the gym more lol yeah I went with the sport shocks as well I'm really happy with everything it's an excellent kit! Great choice
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Same issue with the bezel when I did mine on my LJ. As was said a few times, just loosen the clamp on the filler tube. There is enough overlap to pull some of the hose out and it will get the bezel to line up. Re-tighten the clamp.
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Does your Jeep have a suspension lift also, or just the BL?
No suspension lift. (yet) was gonna do the Jks 1.25 bl then when I get some more $$$ do a 2" OME suspension lift

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