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Reversing a body lift: PART II


 
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guesswho369
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reversing a body lift: PART II Reply with quote

Has anyone removed or installed a body lift themselves? I have the parts I need to reverse the 3" lif tI have, but am not sure as to the best way to go about it. Do I need a special jack, or can I just inch a regular jack around to each body mount, replacing as I go? From what I can tell, the radiator is attached solely to the body - nto the frame - so i think the only thing I'll have to remove when I lower it is the lift bracket holding the tranny lower.

I've tried to find wrangler body lift directions on the web someplace for reference to no avail
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a high-lift jack but any jack would work.

I put a 2x4 legnthwise under the rocker panel, put the jack under it and lifted the entire side and replaces all of the mounts on one side of the jeep at once. There are 5 body mounts on each side, plus one in the center in front of the radiator, and one rubber bumper where the front grill meets the frame.

The three body mounts under the side are obvious and are all the same, there are two more smaller ones in the back, one is at the rear corner, and the other one is up by where the top of the shock absorber mounts. The front center is the same size as the rears. So you should have six large mounts, five smaller ones, and two bumpers.

Do a google search and you should find plenty of "how to" articles with pictures.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it took a while but I finally have it lowered to factory. I had a total of 11 body mounts to replace, 1 bracket for the transfer case, 1 bracket for the steering linkage, and 4 for the radiator (that sucked).

All seems well except it wont shift into 2H - the highest I can go it 4H. I have no problems moving from 4H to N to 4L, but I cant shift back into 2H. I've looked over the linkage underneath and dont see anything obviously wrong, nor any way to adjust the travel. It worked fine before I removed the lift and the compensator bracket.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nevermind - found the adjustment screw for the 4x4 shift lever. All better now...
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