Well, I started working on my three inch lift around noon today. I chose to start in the back and found my driver side puck from the old lift was totally destroyed and the shock was leaking. Maybe I need to lose weight . Things were going well til I went to the pass side and one of the two bolts the holds the top of the shock sheared off. Looks like it had been over torqued. So I drilled it and the ez-out snapped in half too. So I tried to grab the 3/8" or so that sticks out the top until that broke too. I just spent the last two hours cutting the fouled captive nut out..... I'll replace with regular nut and bolt..... Oh well, back to the sweat shop.....
Made some more progress last night... Front springs in Front Lower control arms in Sway bar disco's mostly done (need adjustment and retainer strap)
I did take some pics I'll try to post...
Things found when spending hours under your jeep..... 1. Some serious Rauch Rash on frame end LCA mount ;D 2. Never suggest puck lifts for offroad use. (my left front puck was in 10 or more pieces) 3. Get to know someone with a "portapower" hydraulic ram 4. Bottle jacks and various 2x4s are good friends 5. an endless supply of sand, leaves, pine needles and various gunk in every spot imaginable. 6. There is always at least one more part to replace (drag link tie rod end)
I'll still be wrenching....unfortunately, I have some other things to tackle too so the jeep will have to wait a little while. My daughter picked up the drag link tie rod end I needed but my upper control arms won't come until next week.
rockauto: I just updated the discount code at the top of this thread!
Jan 6, 2017 10:59:19 GMT -5
sunwolf: Need help in rewiring 1990 xj steering column replacement,..........I'm not familiar with the wiring plugs and don't know where they all go! It was given to me after the wires were pulled for me to find out,.........any hekp is appreciated!
Mar 2, 2017 12:06:33 GMT -5