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Old 04-03-2013, 03:31 PM   #31
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hmmmm. you missed something then. i pulled a set of dana 44s from a lj last weekend to get re geared and after the calipers, shocks and sway bar links came out lowerd the axle and they all but fell out. 5in lift springs.
Well I hadn't disconnected the calipers (up front, rear is drums) so that might bee the reasoning.

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Maybe the Jeep frame wasn't jacked high enough?

More frame was plenty high enough, axle wasn't even near the ground..

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Same problem was on a 2012. It was close on my 97' but that was a 4" lift.
Mine and Kappa are both 2012+s. The axle will fall until the drive shaft hits the tranny skid bar.

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Old 04-04-2013, 04:29 AM   #33
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Mine and Kappa are both 2012+s. The axle will fall until the drive shaft hits the tranny skid bar.
I believe you, it just wasn't my experience.
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another trick i use is to have a guy stand on the caliper and another guy lift the other side. pivots the axle a bit.

i really need to do a write up on spring installs. its so easy but its a daunting task if youve never done it.
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some times its easier to just pull the whole axle


im joking
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Dude with all these people wanting to help out, you can be done with the install in 2 hours instead of 8.. 2 people on each suspension. And it's FREE too(provide the beer)
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i think Kappas lift holds the record at 12 hours. but its a very very extensive kit
standard spring lift with shocks and brake line brackets. 2-3 hours for a competent group of 2-3 guys. problem is when people start talking and stop working.
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I am also doing bl mml as well
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #39
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I don't do body lifts. so i couldnt tell you how long that will take.
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Are you just against them or dont like installing them
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against and dont like installing them.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:18 PM   #42
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another trick i use is to have a guy stand on the caliper and another guy lift the other side. pivots the axle a bit.

i really need to do a write up on spring installs. its so easy but its a daunting task if youve never done it.
Yes you do

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YES SIR!

i need a set of 3in ish springs if you see a set. ive got some people looking
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i need a set of 3in ish springs if you see a set. ive got some people looking
2 door or 4 door ?
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another trick i use is to have a guy stand on the caliper and another guy lift the other side. pivots the axle a bit.

i really need to do a write up on spring installs. its so easy but its a daunting task if youve never done it.
This is what we did to get the 4" in.
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Dude with all these people wanting to help out, you can be done with the install in 2 hours instead of 8.. 2 people on each suspension. And it's FREE too(provide the beer)
Your catching on...!
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I am also doing bl mml as well
BL only about an hour, tops. The MML can be tricky and take 2.
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against and dont like installing them.
He's only going with the 1.25. So really not bad.
Actually with all the negativity about the 3" BL, my wife had a wreck in ours before changing out the BL and nothing happened like what people speculate. Not to say it couldn't happen, just not every time.
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I'm also looking to do a 1.25" BL within the next couple of weekends. Hopefully, before I tear off the fenders from self inflicted accidents.
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I'm also looking to do a 1.25" BL within the next couple of weekends. Hopefully, before I tear off the fenders from self inflicted accidents.
That's the limit most guys go. It's not hard and stability feels pretty good.
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That's the limit most guys go. It's not hard and stability feels pretty good.
What do you mean by stability? Wouldn't a lower center of gravity feel more stable? I honestly don't know... just wondering.
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What do you mean by stability? Wouldn't a lower center of gravity feel more stable? I honestly don't know... just wondering.
Just that it doesn't feel unsafe. I think the fear with body lifts is that you take the body from the frame and only those bolts hold it together and could be a spot of I weakness in a crash or rollover, depends on your driving style.
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Just that it doesn't feel unsafe. I think the fear with body lifts is that you take the body from the frame and only those bolts hold it together and could be a spot of I weakness in a crash or rollover, depends on your driving style.

Ah, gotcha. Yeah, slow and steady is pretty good considering I can't go fast any more... At least I have the armor and the rubber around me.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:11 AM   #55
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installed kappas body lift on friday pretty straight forward...... still hate them.
also pulled the 4in front springs out of my jk to remove a 1/4in spacer. no spring compressors and did that by myself.
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Dont the rubi allow for a farther drop in arms stock anyway I think thats what the issue is from what I can tell about having to use spring comp
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nope. same exact suspension. only difference is the sway bar which you disconnect anyway. we also put 4 jku rubi springs in a 2 door and netted another inch of lift. i could see 6in springs needing a compressor.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #58
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one thing i will say is automatics have the transmision skid bar. the axle hits that thing pretty early so loosening the driver side and letting it hang made a big difference.
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I have stick tj 4.o
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:59 AM   #60
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that skid bar is on a jk.
i did put a set of axles under a LJ this weekend and once everything was bolted up we had to put the 3.5 in springs back in. the trick to that is put the cack exactly under the center of the axle then have some one stand on caliper and or have some one lift the opposite side then they slide right in. do the passenger side first as the draglink will hamper down travel more on that side.

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