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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-18-2003, 01:51 AM
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Lifting This Weekend. Last Minute ???

Hello all,

I'm finally going through with it and purchasing a 2" BDS lift kit. I'm leavin' work early to pick it up from Bob Suplee; lucky me! We'll prep the Jeep a bit Friday night and start work Saturday morning.

Any who... I was able to get BDS's instructions off their site and I went over them with my Dad. His concerns after reading the instructions are:

- What lubricant should be used to lube up the spring buschings?

- Where's the best placement for jack stands? We'll be doing the rear first, and then the front. So 2 jack stands will be used at a time.

- Was going to ask about torque specs but found it in my Chilton Repair Manual. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

My Dad has a pretty good tool collection. I think we may purchase an impact wrench to tackle the rusty bolts, but they really don't look too bad. He might have mentioned a breaker bar as well, but I can't remember. We are going to purchase a heavier torque wrench though, as his old one is too wimpy. Any suggestions for tools that may be necessary to do the job?

I'll take pics with my dig camera incase anyone wants to see how it went. Hopefully, fine. *Crosses fingers. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]


EDIT: Forgot to mention, Bob suggested purchasing Boomerang Shackles... something about hitting the frame with the military wraps. I'm strapped for cash and asked him if I could buy them after the lift. He said I could do that, but am sure this may not be the smartest thing to do. Any thoughts on that?
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