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Old 06-07-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Lift installed!

Zone 3" suspension lift and 33x12.50 Goodyear Duratracs on Pro Comp 15x8 steels.

Only thing left is the front end alignment and I tried to do it myself but cannot get the tie rod to budge!

Pretty straightforward and a lot of rusted hardware that needed to be replaced but other than that went fairly smooth.

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Old 06-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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Looks great should have done before pic.

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Old 06-07-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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You're right I should have, so I will now.

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Old 06-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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Looks good. As for the tie rod, PB blaster and a pipe wrench.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:38 PM   #5
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Looks good. As for the tie rod, PB blaster and a pipe wrench.
I've blasted the hell out of it and don't have a pipe wrench. A buddy and I clampes a pair of vice grips at each end and pushed as hard as we could with our feet and it didn't budge.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #6
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A long pipe wrench will help greatly to get more torque. Some even had luck with heat.
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I've blasted the hell out of it and don't have a pipe wrench. A buddy and I clampes a pair of vice grips at each end and pushed as hard as we could with our feet and it didn't budge.
Clamp the vice grips on it and see if you have some type of lever like a piece of pipe or something to get on the vice grips. U needs leverage
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:11 PM   #8
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beautiful, congrats on the awesome looking jeep!
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:46 PM   #9
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Rig looks awesome. I'll be installing that same lift soon. How long did it take? Any surprises?
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:53 PM   #10
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Looks awesome, you should cover up that spare or at least paint the rim black. It throws it off.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:01 PM   #11
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Rig looks awesome. I'll be installing that same lift soon. How long did it take? Any surprises?
It took me and a couple buddies 2 days but mainly because we work an odd shift and needed to sleep earlier. No big surprises but broke a lower front shock bolt so went ahead and replaced all those bolts. Other than that it wasn't all that bad. Had a blast doing it.
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I have what might be a very dumb question. So, I've noticed that not everybody has a full-size spare, meaning a spare the same size as their upgraded tire. If you get a flat and have to use what I'm guessing is a 3" smaller tire would it cause a problem to drive on that for a long distance? If I'm 100 miles away on a trail and have to trek back on three 33's and one 30 will it cause any issues? Yes, I'm aware that it's not a huge difference and most cars come with those little donut tires that aren't full-size but we're driving something different and (usually) modified. I just ordered tires but only got four and have been contemplating my decision which is why I'm asking.
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Looks awesome, you should cover up that spare or at least paint the rim black. It throws it off.
I removed the spare and the spare mount after I took the picture. It did look bad.
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It took me and a couple buddies 2 days but mainly because we work an odd shift and needed to sleep earlier. No big surprises but broke a lower front shock bolt so went ahead and replaced all those bolts. Other than that it wasn't all that bad. Had a blast doing it.
Cool. I'll also have help but had planned on a two day install as others have said that about similar lift kits.
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Best thing to do in that situation is put the smaller tire up front, swap a front 33 to the rear if you get a rear flat. Keep it in 2wd on the way to the tire store.
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Best thing to do in that situation is put the smaller tire up front, swap a front 33 to the rear if you get a rear flat. Keep it in 2wd on the way to the tire store.
Cool man. Thanks for the input.
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I have what might be a very dumb question. So, I've noticed that not everybody has a full-size spare, meaning a spare the same size as their upgraded tire. If you get a flat and have to use what I'm guessing is a 3" smaller tire would it cause a problem to drive on that for a long distance? If I'm 100 miles away on a trail and have to trek back on three 33's and one 30 will it cause any issues? Yes, I'm aware that it's not a huge difference and most cars come with those little donut tires that aren't full-size but we're driving something different and (usually) modified. I just ordered tires but only got four and have been contemplating my decision which is why I'm asking.
I plan on getting a full size spare in the very near future and restricting my wheeling until i get it. Don't wanna get put in a bad situation because I'm stupid. Just wasn't in the budget at this point in time.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:35 PM   #18
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I plan on getting a full size spare in the very near future and restricting my wheeling until i get it. Don't wanna get put in a bad situation because I'm stupid. Just wasn't in the budget at this point in time.
Same here. The Jeep lifestyle isn't cheap! Lol
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:14 AM   #20
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Probaly gonna order this kit now
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What axle/gearing/transmission do you have? I have a 06' "X" auto and I'm thinking of running the same setup, just curious as to how the 33 feel running down the road.
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Great improvement. I would eventually get a matching spare also.
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What axle/gearing/transmission do you have? I have a 06' "X" auto and I'm thinking of running the same setup, just curious as to how the 33 feel running down the road.
Everything is stock. D35 rear D30 front. 3:73 gears. Very little power loss. I can notice the loss when I stomp on the gas. The "get up and go" isn't there as much. Other then that its not bad.
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...oh yeah and I have an auto transmission.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #25
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So I broke down and bought a damn pipe wrench since you all said it would work....lone behold and to my surprise it worked! Thanks to everyone who said it use it! I still had to pretty much use my entire weight behind it but it worked. Aligned my jeep and centered the steering wheel today. Drives straight and true.

Again thanks everyone.

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That's exactly what I have thanks man you give me hope to run 33's w/out regearing right away thanks for the info.

I must say I am a fan of your jeep but more importantly the coyotes emblem!
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That's exactly what I have thanks man you give me hope to run 33's w/out regearing right away thanks for the info.

I must say I am a fan of your jeep but more importantly the coyotes emblem!
Been a Coyotes fan since they've been a team! Gotta support the home town team wherever i am!

Thanks man.
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Everything is stock. D35 rear D30 front. 3:73 gears. Very little power loss. I can notice the loss when I stomp on the gas. The "get up and go" isn't there as much. Other then that its not bad.
Does your Jeep have the 4.0 in it I take it?
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Does your Jeep have the 4.0 in it I take it?
It says it is a TJ X. So if the decal is correct then it would have the 4.0L
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Very nice man, I plan on getting the same lift for mine once I get the money. Also, how hard was it to install? I'm not a mechanic but I do know a little bit about that stuff

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