yeah i have the tire off. I made stands for the jack stands(2x6 side by side and criss-crossed) With 3 ton jack stands, my 10" of stands (wood) holding the frame and the axle basically on the ground I still can get the springs in. I think if i go up a few more inches I will be good.
My old sprigs are almost flat under load. As soon as i took the body weight off them they gained a few inches. This is why I am having the problem.
Post by HamiltonLJ on Apr 20, 2009 10:07:23 GMT -5
Hey Bob I have an air frame lift you could use it lifts 30" I've used block on it for more height. I know you work up towards my house if it would help you could pick it up after work one day. It should fit in your suv.
4" Rough Country
Jeep Medic Engine skid
Rock Krawler UCAs
Schwinn Hand Throttle
Here is a picture of the front end. I still have to bleed the brakes, and replace the front pinion seal. I want to go over every bolt with the torque wrench again. I still have to put on the new pitman arm and the steering stabilizer.
This is the skid plate. It pretty thick and goes around the bottom. It bolts to the pinch welds under the door.
This is a shot under the rear. The new rear shocks have not arrived yet. The black tube is the rear breather( i will have to extend that) If you look you can see I put on a new extended brake line, but to me it just doesn't seem long enough. I will try a test flex before hitting the trail.
and this is how it sits today. those 33's just seem small under there now.
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2009 20:41:26 GMT -5 by bobenbeth
almost there. I had a heck of a time pulling the pitman arm.. I heated it, I soaked it, I pulled, and tapped it with a hammer. After breaking 2 NEW pitman arm pullers and a few hours I was i decided to get out the cutting wheel . Since I do not have to reuse it i put two cuts in it. One on each side. I made sure I didn't go through just got close. Put a new puller on it and it fell off. No damage and the new one it on.
I also had a stripped front bleeder screw. So i had to get that out and replace it with a new one.
I have to put in the sway bar disconnects, and front drive shaft. With all the warm weather i pulled the seats out and cleaned them. I also pulled out the rear carpet and cleaned the whole interior(almost ready to rhino line).
Still waiting on the rear shocks. I kept the old ones on it for now. I took it for a quick ride to get up to 55mph and i didn't feel any vibrations. But the new springs are VERY stiff...(suspenion seats???hhhmmmm) After my ride i noticed a leak in the transfer case front output shaft seal. I think I may have damaged it when installing the SYE. This should be a quick fix. Also picked up some new speakes from craigslist and a garmin from Costco. My GPS finally shut down from the last water hole I got stuck in.
Yep. Bob, have fun with all the drilling ! ( I've done this one before ) As a side note, my RE kit is removed from the front, and the back is coming out in a couple days' time...any interested parties, contact me, I'm sellin cheap. You will love the improved ride the longarms will give you, along with the silly flex...just dont forget to clearance that upper (lower) control arm mount for the grease fittings, ...RE just doesnt leave enough room to service them properly. Rich
oh and as for the rear brakeline, how many inches of lift total? (suspension only).....my re kit had an 18 inch rear brakeline and it worked (barely) with 7 inches of lift at full flex....I have since swapped out to Clayton Offroad's ( they have a 24 inch and can make even longer) Rich See 'yall at Yorkl........
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