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Old 03-11-2013, 09:42 PM   #14401
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Last week I installed a 1.25" body lift and 1" motor mount lift. This is my first mod to any vehicle I have owned and I had help from a friend on the project. Personally, I tend to follow directions as closely as possible, however the individual I was relying on for help was a bit more cavalier. Despite knowing better, I went along with his recommendation to fully remove all the body mount bolts and then lift the body completely off the frame. 6 of the 11 bolts went back in easily, but the last five (two rear, front center, and two of the three passenger side mounts) took some finessing. It really wasn't that difficult to get 4 of the 5 realigned; however, the right rear took a while to get through. And now that the project is complete the puck on the passenger side protrudes about an additional 1/4" beyond the rear of the body than the driver's side.

I just attempted to post pictures of the driver's side and passenger side rear pucks. This is only my second post so we'll see if it worked.

My concern is that the body is now offset and sitting crooked on the frame. I am also concerned about possible damage to the threads of whatever element retains the body mount bolt if the body is now at an angle rather than straight on the frame.

Any thoughts? I can repost this in the technical section or add it to BL/MML thread if that's better. Thanks!
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Bedlinered the flares, step, door handle on the passenger side Saturday. The spray can fell off the Jeep and broke the nozzle, so I installed the tow package too. Got more bedliner Saturday night and finished up the driver's side on Sunday. I love when we have nice weather
Nice job, looks like it came out really well. What material did you use to cover the jeep?
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:34 AM   #14406
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Last week I installed a 1.25" body lift and 1" motor mount lift. This is my first mod to any vehicle I have owned and I had help from a friend on the project. Personally, I tend to follow directions as closely as possible, however the individual I was relying on for help was a bit more cavalier. Despite knowing better, I went along with his recommendation to fully remove all the body mount bolts and then lift the body completely off the frame. 6 of the 11 bolts went back in easily, but the last five (two rear, front center, and two of the three passenger side mounts) took some finessing. It really wasn't that difficult to get 4 of the 5 realigned; however, the right rear took a while to get through. And now that the project is complete the puck on the passenger side protrudes about an additional 1/4" beyond the rear of the body than the driver's side.

I just attempted to post pictures of the driver's side and passenger side rear pucks. This is only my second post so we'll see if it worked.

My concern is that the body is now offset and sitting crooked on the frame. I am also concerned about possible damage to the threads of whatever element retains the body mount bolt if the body is now at an angle rather than straight on the frame.

Any thoughts? I can repost this in the technical section or add it to BL/MML thread if that's better. Thanks!
My guess is that you are fine, none of my body lift picks are centered on the rubber pieces at all. They make the hole oversized in those for some reason and then they just get out of alignment. You body will be even on the frame if all the bolts are in. Just don't forget in about 500 miles to go retighten all those bolts again to make sure they don't wiggle out.

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Nice job, looks like it came out really well. What material did you use to cover the jeep?
Thanks, I'm really happy with the results. If you mean to protect the painted parts, I just used that 12" wide brown masking paper (bought a roll @ Wally World) and painter's tape, where needed. Wherever possible, I pulled out the flares and slid the paper behind them, a few places I just put the tape really tight to the edge. All of the time was in the prep (maybe an hour per side at half-hearted effort).

Cool thing I also found was that when you (inevitably) spray too much and get a little run, just blot it with wadded up paper towels until there is no more run, let it dry, hit another light spray over that, you'd never even know you messed up.

Oh, and if you are doing the door handles, make sure to lock the door and hold it open and get a shot behind the handle first, then you can let it go and spray the rest of it. I did the first one in it's normal position and just sprayed into the opening, the second one I held open first, it turned out alot better.
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I wish i had spent my entire bank account on my jeep tonight... My buddies and I just got home from a strip club... Ouch... Sad story. Haha.
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Where did you get the clamps from? Looking into doing something similar
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:37 AM   #14410
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:35 AM   #14411
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I like them too. I see you do not have mirror reloc brackets, any chance you've tried them with the sliders? I'm afraid I won't have a usable mirror with the sliders. Maybe on the driver's side, thinking about just doing that one.

Today I got my subwoofer properly wired, and found out how easy it was to remove he center dash cover to correct the wiring that had been mislabelled by the P.O. Got my front speakers to actually function again as well...now we're rockin'
No I haven't used relocation brackets, I use a Harley Davidson mirror when doorless
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No I haven't used relocation brackets, I use a Harley Davidson mirror when doorless
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:49 AM   #14413
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Took off the factory steering stabiliser and put on the OME48. Small boot wear but the difference on my 33's are night and day. It's amazing how much you ignore some small differences between the handling but this was so much of an improvement that it s deserving of a beer for myself.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:31 AM   #14414
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[QUOTE=staud11;3490592]Me and a buddy went to hidden falls this weekend!!!

What a great place to drive the Jeep.. went there in Jan for the big turnout. Had a great time.. gotta get back there soon.

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Where did you get the clamps from? Looking into doing something similar
I bought them off of Amazon.


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Old 03-12-2013, 10:48 AM   #14417
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:31 AM   #14418
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No I haven't used relocation brackets, I use a Harley Davidson mirror when doorless
I'll have to look into that again. I was picturing the little round mirrors that would look a bit silly I thought, that one looks pretty natural on there. Time to search up the internet some more
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #14420
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did some urban wheeling...
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #14421
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I'll have to look into that again. I was picturing the little round mirrors that would look a bit silly I thought, that one looks pretty natural on there. Time to search up the internet some more
I got mine from ebay for like 10 bucks
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #14422
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Not today but this weekend. Finally installed my new Sway bar links and got rid of the awful quick disconnects that the PO put on. I also did an alignment.
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Not today but this weekend. Finally installed my new Sway bar links and got rid of the awful quick disconnects that the PO put on. I also did an alignment.
Whatcha gonna do with the discos?
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the Harley mirrors were my thoughts also...looks good
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:48 PM   #14425
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Nice top, sent you a pm about the hardtop.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:16 PM   #14427
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Whatcha gonna do with the discos?
They're sitting in my garage. They're junk.


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Notice the elongated hole and the worn out pin. All the added movement eventually chewed up through the bushing and distorted the joint.
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They're sitting in my garage. They're junk.

Notice the elongated hole and the worn out pin. All the added movement eventually chewed up through the bushing and distorted the joint.
PM'd ya.
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did some urban wheeling...
you have NO IDEA how bad i want to do that! you are my hero! hahaha
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No I haven't used relocation brackets, I use a Harley Davidson mirror when doorless
Hey man can u send me a link to those? I've been looking but everything is chrome. Thanks

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