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Old 09-28-2006, 05:59 AM   #1
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Shackles and shocks

Getting ready to install a 2" shackle lift and replace the shocks. Anybody have any tips, tricks, any thing to be careful for, or advice to swap these out? It looks relatively straight forward, but I just don't want any surprises when I get started. I appreciate any advice. Thank you.

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Old 09-28-2006, 07:33 AM   #2
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Get the Frame on Jack Stands
Put Jack under Axle (two would probably be better...one on each side)
Remove bolts on Stock Shackles, Remove Shackles.
Lower Axle on Jacks.
Install New Shackles.

On the Rear the bolts are tough to get out because of Gas Tank...but they Will come out. I reveresed them when I re-installed it was much easier and there was enough clearence near the tank.

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You live in NY. You will need a lot of PB Blaster to get all of the rust loosened up. I would spray all of the bolts a couple of times a day for a couple of days to get the Blaster soaked in good. You may still have to cut some of the bolts. 16 years of driving can really freeze up the bolts.
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:07 PM   #4
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Yeah, what they said...but especially the PB Blaster or WD40. I just put a lift in my '90 YJ (also from NY), and forgot to soak one nut. It was a very obvious difference, re-injured a shoulder because of it.

The upper bolts around the gas tank will be difficult, but as NY94YJ stated they will come out (won't look like it though).

Clean the threads with a wire brush (bench top if you have it) before reassembly...lot easier to get the nuts started.
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:33 AM   #5
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You live in NY. You will need a lot of PB Blaster to get all of the rust loosened up. I would spray all of the bolts a couple of times a day for a couple of days to get the Blaster soaked in good. You may still have to cut some of the bolts. 16 years of driving can really freeze up the bolts.
I have already been spraying all the bolts with pb blaster for the last couple days. That stuff works really good. Thanks for all the tips.
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