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thuddles 09-16-2013 04:13 PM

Tomorrow is the day POINTERS PLEASE
 
Alright gentlemen, its been almost 10 months since I first logged on here and started doing research, the amount of information I have learned on this sight is vast and it is also greatly appreciated! (give yourselves a pat on the back) Anyway, I'm going to instal my lift tomorrow with the help of a couple of friends (none of which have worked on jeeps or cars, including me) but i'm feeling confident.

I'm going up 3 inches, springs, shocks, front and rear track bar, and all 8 control arms, and dropping the tcase till i can get an sye. Pointers, advice anything that might make this a little easier, or if your free in so cal tomorrow morning and want to lend a hand :worthy:

There will be beer:beerdrinking:

Rubicondon53 09-16-2013 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by thuddles (Post 4621217)
Alright gentlemen, its been almost 10 months since I first logged on here and started doing research, the amount of information I have learned on this sight is vast and it is also greatly appreciated! (give yourselves a pat on the back) Anyway, I'm going to instal my lift tomorrow with the help of a couple of friends (none of which have worked on jeeps or cars, including me) but i'm feeling confident.

I'm going up 3 inches, springs, shocks, front and rear track bar, and all 8 control arms, and dropping the tcase till i can get an sye. Pointers, advice anything that might make this a little easier, or if your free in so cal tomorrow morning and want to lend a hand :worthy:

There will be beer:beerdrinking:

My best advise? Drink plenty of brew, that way when a control arm bolt gives you a problem, you'll be more inclined to attack it with your sawsall immediately, instead of arguing with it.. ;).

thuddles 09-16-2013 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 (Post 4621481)
My best advise? Drink plenty of brew, that way when a control arm bolt gives you a problem, you'll be more inclined to attack it with your sawsall immediately, instead of arguing with it.. ;).

lol im hoping the air gun will reason with the bolts for me, but don't worry i will drink plenty of beer

fattirewilly 09-17-2013 07:49 AM

Wash the underside real good so you're not dealing w/ dirt falling in your face all day.

1rbotma 09-17-2013 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by fattirewilly (Post 4638881)
wash the underside real good so you're not dealing w/ dirt falling in your face all day.

x2

1rbotma 09-17-2013 10:29 AM

Even with air. Get yourself a good breaker bar or cheater bar.

Barmanvarn 09-17-2013 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by 1rbotma (Post 4642193)
Even with air. Get yourself a good breaker bar or cheater bar.

^this

Rubicondon53 09-17-2013 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by 1rbotma (Post 4642193)
Even with air. Get yourself a good breaker bar or cheater bar.

X2, I used a 1/2 breaker bar with a 2 foot cheater pipe,, still those lower control arm axle bolts were fused to the bushing. No amount of air, or cheater bar force could break them loose.. Had to cut them.. as the rubber just acted like a big spring...

TheBestCoast 09-17-2013 11:12 AM

pour some kroil, liquid wrench, or whatever you got onto the hardware youre going to be taking off. breaking a bolt is a pain in the ass

fourty4magjr 09-17-2013 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by TheBestCoast (Post 4643465)
pour some kroil, liquid wrench, or whatever you got onto the hardware youre going to be taking off. breaking a bolt is a pain in the ass

Yes that is one of the worst things that can happen! Makes an hour long project a 6 hour project!!

Steve2012 09-17-2013 12:11 PM

Been fighting a rear lower shock bolt for about 2 weeks, pb blasting about 3 times a week. Of course that's the shock that is actually busted. About to just order the nut and bolt and cut it off, done with it.

RnEmOvr 09-17-2013 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve2012 (Post 4644961)
Been fighting a rear lower shock bolt for about 2 weeks, pb blasting about 3 times a week. Of course that's the shock that is actually busted. About to just order the nut and bolt and cut it off, done with it.

It isn't a special bolt. Home depot or lowes and some grade 8 hardware. That's what I did year ago and no issues.

Steve2012 09-17-2013 12:24 PM

Ok, thanks. Was thinking that, just didn't want to be stuck on a Sunday with wrong bolt and not be able to put it back together.


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