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dixau11 11-29-2012 01:42 PM

How to remove a body lift?
 
So I have the dreaded 3" body lift.. I would like to cut them down to 2" or 1.75" any tips? What steps should I take In removing the mounts? I'm clueless. Just jack up the body?

Enemy 11-29-2012 01:49 PM

Follow these steps.
Body Lift Install - Jeep Wrangler

As far as cutting them probably a bandsaw or something where you can get a perfectly straight cut.

jameslee97206 11-29-2012 01:56 PM

I would replace it with a new 1 to 1.25 inch body lift, comes with new bolts. There's a little more removing the 3 inch BL than the link enemy posted. There will be a bracket on the steering shaft that needs to be removed ( front driver side wheel well ), radiator will need to be adjusted as well as fuel filler hoses.

dixau11 11-29-2012 02:52 PM

Picture of the bracket? And that link was to install... I don't think it's the opposite to remove exactly

jameslee97206 11-29-2012 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dixau11 (Post 3047654)
Picture of the bracket? And that link was to install... I don't think it's the opposite to remove exactly

I don't have any pictures of the bracket but if you look in your front driver side wheel well you will find it. It's between the frame and the steering shaft.

jameslee97206 11-29-2012 03:08 PM

Here's installation instructions for a 3 inch BL, see step 3 http://www.omix-ada.com/instructions/18303.11.pdf

Wattapunk 11-29-2012 07:27 PM

Be alot less time consuming and buy a JKS 1.25" BL that comes with new bolts, radiator supports and T-shifter bracket. If you don't want to mess with the bracket and radiator shroud, then now would be a good time to add an MML. You may have to shorten the fuel filler hose. Only jack up and work on one side at a time to prevent the tub from shifting. Jack up, remove the 3" pucks/bolts, insert the new ones and lower. Should be an easy swap. Why risk injury trying to cut down the pucks/bolts.

thedaringmove 11-29-2012 11:40 PM

Go to a specialty bolt store and get grade 8s that are the right length/size to replace the body mount ones that are going to be too long. you can find the right length by looking up a "whats included" for a 1.25 BL. Then use a table saw to cut down the pucks. That will make them the perfect length. And the radiators gonna be a *****. At least mine was. The stupid brackets are tough to get to and take frickin forever to remove.

Best of luck man

Wattapunk 11-30-2012 05:54 AM

By the time you pay for the hardware and tools needed, time measuring/cutting, it will cost almost for a new BL kit. I also wouldn't recommend reusing any parts from the old BL. Take it from a guy who tried to trim a hockey puck with a table saw for my 33" spare tire mount, I almost lost my thumb when the saw kickbacked and sliced my left thumb. I can't imaging a BL puck being any easier.

thedaringmove 11-30-2012 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Wattapunk
By the time you pay for the hardware and tools needed, time measuring/cutting, it will cost almost for a new BL kit. I also wouldn't recommend reusing any parts from the old BL. Take it from a guy who tried to trim a hockey puck with a table saw for my 33" spare tire mount, I almost lost my thumb when the saw kickbacked and sliced my left thumb. I can't imaging a BL puck being any easier.

BL pucks are hollowed out

dixau11 11-30-2012 05:50 PM

Use a bandsaw bud!^ and I think I'll just leave the lift on it. Someday I'll have a flawless jeep, but As of 19 and in college it will be a while


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