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Old 10-24-2010, 08:03 AM
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Heres my jeep the day i bought it i didnt like it because i was a 2in buget boost and didnt really make to much sense to leave it there.. so im putting a 4-5in lift on
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now comes the lift i have longer then i thought ome nitrochargers already on which saves alot of time and money. i put shackles in the back to pump it up alil. took out the rear sway bar. did a skyjacker tcase drop. adj control arms and track bar from rc. sb links from zone offroad. and springs from a buddy.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:07 AM
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heres the 2in height in the rear and now hears the lift with 30in tires.. from center of my hub to fender was 23 inches which correlates to 5 inches rite?
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lifttt!
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:12 AM
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havent really had any problems at all yet. till i got to the tcase drop. i was told to loosen the motor mounts a half turn so i did. took the stock cross member bolts out lowered it about 2 inches and squeezed the blocks in. one side went in great. the other not so much. it was off so i had to force it and i didnt like that. but i got it all in and now got stuck on how the bracket is going to fit.

tcase drop
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linkage bracket.. the rod that goes from one side to the other doesnt move so idont know how to get the bracket between everything..
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:15 AM
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haha off topic threw my tire up top. just used some 4 inch ubolts and its solid.Project bye bye money..-ubolts.jpg
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:28 AM
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on to the front were im having all my problems.. first took out the front sway bar and links for now had to heat up the drivers side link but it came rite out with my impact. unbolted the shocks. and tried lowering the axle all the way down so i could put out the springs. nothing the springs decompressed and wont even budge. so that is were i sit with that i may be stoping by work to borrow a spring compressor. track bar isnt coming out.. the cotterpin on the unibody is so rusty that it breaks off.. and we cant fit a box wrench around it. wont come off the axle either.. pb blaster(we named it please be faster) heat and impact arnt doing anything. i let it sit overnite so maybe hopefully the pb penetrates the bolts. but im stuck. heres some pics ill give an update soon. hopefully im done by tonite.

old nasty links
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sway bar out for now. and need a gear puller or something to push the bolt through
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annoying track bar. axle side
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and the rustyy castle nut and cotterpin for the unibody side.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:29 AM
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now its time to work!
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:40 AM
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Throw some wingnuts on the ubolt tire holder to make it easier on yourself.. nice jeep
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:25 AM
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Well im finally done! Track Bar came off with and IR 8000rpm impact so after that it was smooth moving! Heres the Track Bar..

Bottom bolt we had to break.. but when i went to get a new one no one has a metric hardened bolt long enough so i had to go with standard and it just isnt going to do it.. sorta loose....
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my impact wasnt enough to take of the bracket so the IR was nice to borrow..
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after that we used an air chisel and tried cutting the bolt.. it only spread it open and allowed us to slowly spin it off with a air hammer and punch. this is how bad it was....
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:32 AM
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the springs were a pain. the guy that i bought mine off of yanked my chain gave me the wrong springs. so i went to bds suspension and 3 days later i had 4.5 in lift coils with a 5/8 dia. wire there like 30 pounds a peice..
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these things are sorta scary.. i would advise people when using these to be extra careful. but made the job very easy
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springs in pretty much done. just a feel things to bolt in
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:38 AM
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well since then its all just been minor stuff. still need to get that tcase bracket in and someone said lower the tcase and try to slide the tcase sideways till the bracket goes in. but im done for the week im tried of driving a kia sorento everywere that has a necklace and an Eeyore in the window.. doesnt look to good.

before.. ill try to get a new pic in this spot
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baby tires look funny..
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:41 AM
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next on my list is to make some quick disconnets. was gonna just drill through the bolt. but i mite go to tsc and get there hitch pins and put those in there. probably a better idea not to drill the bolt. anyone know a place to get a metric hardened bolt for the axle side of the track bar???
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:51 AM
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where did you get the info how the length between center hug and top of flare for lift results?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:58 AM
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well heres a thread.. i mite have to try the other techniques too and see what i come up with.
https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f2/how...my-lift-58578/https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f2/how...my-lift-58578/
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lifttt!
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i like it!

Did you ever fix this shackle angle? Because this is horrible
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Wont the springs be flatter then
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