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Explorer guy418
02-23-2006, 11:00 PM
well im doiung my 3'' body lift on saturday, and just woundering if there is anything that needs to be done other then removing the gas filler, all the 11 body mounts.... and the usual fan shroud and all that jazz...

J20
02-23-2006, 11:31 PM
dont forget about the brake lines at the master cylinder...

Nutbar
02-24-2006, 01:01 AM
the worst thing you are going to run into with the 3 inch body is the shifters ...
the t case one will end up to short ( it will just make it through the boot) so you will want someone to weld an extension in
the tranny one ends up with to much travel for the hole in the floor plate (usually 2nd 4th and reverse tend to jump out) you will need to trim the opening
you will also want to pull the shifter boots off the floor and get rid of the secondary rubber seal around the shifters cut it off and throw it away again the shifters will end up with to much travel for this piece
the only other one that I can tell you is the muffler heat sheild will need to be removed to easily install the drop brackets for the one muffler hanger
oh and also watch the steering shaft from the colum to the box it is supposed to be a 2 piece slider but usually siezes up you might have to remove it and free it up in a vice with a hammer
this is from experience have done at least 30 body lifts on YJs
[cheers] [cheers]

Explorer guy418
02-24-2006, 03:24 PM
ok sounds good, thank you, i have aftermarket muffler, so ive moved the heat shield, and ive also took out that extra rubber boot weir the shifters are. and trimmed the floor a bit.thank you, if anything else lemme know.

Explorer guy418
02-24-2006, 03:33 PM
is there any clutch linkage extension or anything?

Nutbar
02-24-2006, 03:35 PM
the YJs have a hydrolic clutch and there is enough flex in the line so you shouldnt have a problem there

UU
02-24-2006, 03:36 PM
is there any clutch linkage extension or anything?

Shouldn't be, should be a hydraulic clutch system.

UU
02-24-2006, 03:37 PM
DAMN.....beat me to it..

Explorer guy418
02-24-2006, 03:41 PM
alright, is it get more complicated if i got a 4'' susp in now?

Nutbar
02-24-2006, 03:43 PM
no the suspension lift shouldnt cause you any real trouble other than the same considerations for the shifters if you have a tcase drop

Explorer guy418
02-24-2006, 03:45 PM
alright so another ? do i have to drop the rad, or can i jus put a block under it.

Nutbar
02-24-2006, 03:48 PM
you don't have to take it right out but they give you drop brackets in the kit to realine the rad with the fan

Explorer guy418
02-24-2006, 03:49 PM
i made the lift yo.

Nutbar
02-24-2006, 03:56 PM
Then yes you need to make some drop brackets for the rad the kits just use 6 pieces 1x1/8 flat bar 4 in long with holes drilled 3 in apart and studs welded in one side bolt the brackets to the rad support with the original bolts fasten the rad to the brackets on the studs that are now 3 in lower than the old bolt holes

nykoma
02-24-2006, 03:59 PM
sounds like you have your hands full , its a good learning curve for yah

have fun , good luck [cheers]

Explorer guy418
02-24-2006, 04:01 PM
thank you, dont think its gunna be to hard for lowering the rad. thank you for all the input.

Nutbar
02-24-2006, 04:03 PM
no prob anytime

Explorer guy418
02-24-2006, 05:51 PM
fuck, reear body mount bolt snapped in half, and front body mount bolt behind front passenger tire just spins doesnt thready down.. WTF??:(

nykoma
02-24-2006, 05:54 PM
DOOOOHHHHH!!! [27] [27] [27] [27]

Explorer guy418
02-24-2006, 05:54 PM
fckin pissed, and dont know wut i can do now:( thinkin of cuttin the head of and seeing from there. but i duno. :(

UU
02-24-2006, 05:56 PM
What starts out as an easy weekend improving your ride turns ugly.

A little tip, loosen all the bolts first then do one side then the other.

UU
02-24-2006, 05:56 PM
Where you at ?

Explorer guy418
02-26-2006, 07:39 PM
in peachland, gotter done holy frame, shifter suck ass. and now i need 35s will take more pictures tomrow.


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UU
02-26-2006, 07:48 PM
[36] Glad to see ya gotter done !

youngun
02-26-2006, 08:31 PM
Looks nice man, time for some 37's

Big_Ern
02-26-2006, 08:33 PM
Cool, Room for bigger meats is always a good thing[36]

But you need to invest in some strip of rubber to cover the gaps in the frame. Looks pretty gay otherwise.

Explorer guy418
02-26-2006, 08:39 PM
thanx ya'll

J20
02-26-2006, 08:41 PM
Cool, Room for bigger meats is always a good thing[36]

But you need to invest in some strip of rubber to cover the gaps in the frame. Looks pretty gay otherwise.

i agree one thing i hate about bl's is the gap they leave

Nutbar
02-26-2006, 09:38 PM
Glad to hear you gotter done looks good sorry I missed the posts about you havin trouble would have tried to give some advice but you managed anyway cool.
[cheers] [cheers]

Explorer guy418
02-26-2006, 10:34 PM
no prob nutbar, but i tooker for a test drive up a hill and in 4th it kinda bogged, and a little in 3rd.... :( didnt do it b4 body lift...

Big_Ern
02-26-2006, 10:37 PM
Body lift shouldn't cause that unless you added bigger tires too. You'll notice a tiny difference on the freeway because it will be less aerodynamic, but nothing really that noticable

Nutbar
02-26-2006, 10:40 PM
I would be tellin you to check vacum lines fuel lines make sure nothing got disconnected or pinched while you were workin on it

Explorer guy418
02-26-2006, 10:47 PM
ok, well ill check all those out.. hope i can find something. makes me upset haha:D i guess it could be any line anywere no specific ones..