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Old 08-05-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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YJ Lift, Degree of difficulty.

Looking to do a 3.5" BDS lift on a buddies YJ and trying to figure out the degree of difficulty. We just did one last week on my TJ and didn't really have that great of a time. We got it done, but wasn't as easy as people said. Wanting to know what we're getting ourselves into.

Will he need a CV style driveshaft and SYE with this lift, or will the T-case drop work fine? Keep in mind this is a 90% DD and 10% mild off-road jeep.

Are there any common problem areas to look out for, similar to upper rear shock mounts on a TJ?

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Old 08-06-2007, 01:12 AM   #2
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I have a 3.5 Black diamond lift with 1/2 inch shackle lift and have had no vibrations under 80mph with the T-case lowering kit. Although it can happen but the chances are unlikely.
The biggest problem that I had was removing the pitman arm to put the dropped one in. Broke a puller on it and ended up cutting chunks out of it with a 3" cut off wheel until it popped off.

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Old 08-06-2007, 01:43 AM   #3
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Doing a leaf lift is a pretty simple affair. I'd say the main problem you are probably going to face is removing the old hardware. The newest YJ is a 95 so at best you are dealing with bolts that have been on there for 12 years and noting you live in Wisconsion I would assume bolts that have been thru several harsh winters.

Best thing you are going to want to do is hit all of the bolts with a product called PB Blaster at least 2 or 3 different times. It will work into all of the nuts and bolts and give you an easier time removing them.

With that much of a DD scenario I'd also say as 92 stated that the tcase drop will be fine in compensating for the drive shaft angles.

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I found that a sawzall is the right tool for just about every suspension bolt. When I did my lift i spent a lot of time trying to break loose the old rusty bolts, breaking a couple of sockets in the process. Just get some new blades and cut them all off.
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Does anyone here know anything about A spring over lift??


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Does anyone here know anything about A spring over lift??


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I have a 3.5 Black diamond lift with 1/2 inch shackle lift and have had no vibrations under 80mph with the T-case lowering kit. Although it can happen but the chances are unlikely.
The biggest problem that I had was removing the pitman arm to put the dropped one in. Broke a puller on it and ended up cutting chunks out of it with a 3" cut off wheel until it popped off.
haha so i guess im not the only one who had this problem... broke the arm on a puller, got a new one, and just let it sit on there with constant pressure, but i had to leave to go to work. coated the thing in tri-flow and pb blaster, went to work, and my dad started workin on it, took him getting it glowing red with a blow torch, more lube, and wacking on it with a hammer for a while until it loosened up just a little bit...
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How hard, or easy is a springover to do. How does it handle, how much lift will it give you?
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to break lose rusted bolts take your torch heat them bitchs till they are red then put water on them. the the quick contratoin will break the bond of the rust.

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