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anmllvr720 05-21-2009 11:46 PM

Is it to late to Lift??
 
:confused:I am buying a 1987 wrangler with 168,000 miles, do you think its to late to lift her without causing more problems?

Contra 05-21-2009 11:53 PM

um... no

a lift isnt going to cause problems, the miles haven't already caused
like worn ball joints, Ujoints and such...

anmllvr720 05-21-2009 11:58 PM

ok thanks someone had said that to me and i def. wanted a 2nd opinion.

1BLKJP 05-22-2009 01:10 AM

Depending on how much lift and what springs you use it might even ride better. If those springs have been in there for 160k then I'm sure they are pretty worn out.

buckshot500 05-22-2009 05:19 AM

Check the frame for rust, before buying it.

The area around the steering box, & the rear frame rails are the usual suspects.

Body mounts can be replaced, (ask me how, before turning any bolts) but the frame should be sound.

jgano23 05-22-2009 06:54 AM

it's really never too late to lift. i am hoping to lift my 1983 cj7 this summer.

jpdocdave 05-22-2009 07:11 AM

i wouldn't mess with a body lift.

but a suspension lift will probably improve the ride with the new parts as jack said

RednekYJ 05-23-2009 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpdocdave (Post 375902)
i wouldn't mess with a body lift.

but a suspension lift will probably improve the ride with the new parts as jack said

I also say stay away from the bodylift but replacing the body mount bushings couldn't hurt. I got my Daystar kit from a local 4x4 shop for $40. Considering how smashed the old ones were I would say I picked up almost an inch and I didn't even want to.

anmllvr720 05-23-2009 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buckshot500 (Post 375881)
Check the frame for rust, before buying it.

The area around the steering box, & the rear frame rails are the usual suspects.

Body mounts can be replaced, (ask me how, before turning any bolts) but the frame should be sound.

I did. the last few wranglers i looked at the frame was rotted. this one there was virtually no rust thats one of the reasons i bought it. the frame is in great shape and it runs good and looks good.

anmllvr720 05-23-2009 10:32 AM

yeah i was thinking of maybee doing a 4 inch suspension lift i dont really like the body lifts to much anyway.:)

In2b8u 05-23-2009 11:01 AM

An inch of body lift helps facilitate easy cleaning after a day in the dirt, and does not affect driveline or steering angles. Dont forget to never seize the bolts when you put them back on.
Start soaking every nut and bolt on the frame now with PB blaster or such to give yourself a helping hand when the wrench time comes. My 87 seemed to fight me every turn of the wrench.


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