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JeepTJKID
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:59 pm    Post subject: body lift Reply with quote

what goes into installing a body lift, how hard is it , how long would it take, and do you need any special tools to accomplish the instal.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The answers to all those questions depends on what height body lift. A 1" is simple. A 3" is more involved. I don't believe either would require any special tools though.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tricky part is really getting the body high enough to put the spacers in.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i was only going to do about a 1" lift and how do you go about doing this. Could someone go through the steps and if they had pics or found sites with pics that show the process that would be great!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google is your friend.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Wrangler+body+lift+writeup
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget this site's search engine!! thumbs (just type in "BL" or "Body Lift"....you're sure to get something) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BL is easy. I installed mine in @1 hour and that was even after making a couple mistakes that made me spend some extra time getting the new bolts to line up. I did mine by myself, with help this could have probably taken @ 1/2 hour. I person under the jeep and one person jacking the body up and down.

I installed JKS 1-1/4" Body Lift. I liked the way they incorporate thier poly bushings to work with the stock rubber ones. In my mind this gives the best of both worlds of what you want from a good BL.

The mistakes I made....even after reading the directions Rolling Eyes rofl was I did my instalation on a slight incline and removed all the bolts at once. The instructions were quite clear about doing neither of these. As soon as I lifted a side of the body my rig shifted and slid enough to make the rest of the instalation a pita. Live and learn Mr. Green

Only a basic selection of hand tools and sockets are needed. Along with a couple socket extensions and maybe a breaker bar for removal of any stubborn bolts.

The only difficult bolts to get to are the ones above the feul tank. They arent real hard, there just at an odd angle to get at.

IMHO 2" or 3" BL's should never go on a Jeep. They look hideous and complicate the instalation. Problems with AC lines, radiator support and shroud, shift linkage and the probability of cutting the hole bigger where the shift comes threw come to mind.

IF you do a BL by itself you still need to address the radiator shroud by drilling new holes in it to allow it to line back up with the fan. Most BL's come with a shift linkage adapter plate that has to be installed so that the shifter works properly.

A good match for the BL is a 1" engine lift or MML. A 1" engine lift makes it so that you should no longer need to mess with the shift linkage or radiator shroud. MML's can take a bit of time to install.....moreso if the Jeep has AC. With out AC this takes @1 hour to install. With AC it can take an hour or 2 more. Mine took @3 1/2 hours w/AC. I had to figure out how to get the drivers side apart on my own. The instrutions dont go into instalations w/AC. And at the time I did mine, I couldnt find a website that explained it either. Basically w/AC the entire engine mount assemble have to be removed out from under the Jeep. With the AC pump in the way the main bolt cant be removed.

Food for thought
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