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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 06:22 PM
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Air, body lift, tires

Guys I haved the after market air condition issue with my C7. I was having problems with my radiator hose being cut by the alternator fan because the new brackets for the after market air condition brought the alternator above the compressor a little lower than the radiator. So when ever I hit hit ruts the alternator would move cutting my radiator hose. Here is what actually worked; I took my alternator to a machine shop and told them what I wanted, which was a guard or shield around the blades of the alternator. The guard would mount directly on the alternator allowing the radiator hose to come straight out of the radiator and rest on the guard then make a 90 degree turn to the intake stem. the cost 30 bucks. It kind of reminds me of the old ford alternators with the shield. Item two I am preparing to install a 2 inch body on my CJ7 never done this before and would like some insight regarding how long it takes and what are the pitfalls associated with this project. Tires I have 33X1250X15 Super Swamper Thumpers now; great in the mud but on the street I could do without the wandering. My friend has the Super Swamper TSL radials 32X1050X15's and they run good on the street. However they are not excatly the same size I run. Does any know if the 33X1250X15's Super Swamper TSL radials run the same as the 1050's on the street? I would hate to spend all that money on the TSL's and still experience major wandering. Thanks guys

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 10:41 PM
 
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Re: Air, body lift, tires

I can't comment on the tires. It took me about eight hours to install a 1" body lift on my CJ. The major problem is rusted bolts; four of them busted off and I had to fish nuts to the back sides. You will need to extend your steering shaft; if you look real close you will see a plastic pin that holds the shafts together, it's not good enough to just knock the heads of the pin off; remove the shaft heat it up and melt the plastic out. You'll likely have to relocate your radiator back down; I ran into a problem of engine fan hitting the lower rad. hose under extreme flex until I moved rad back down an inch. You may need to extend the gas tank filler hose. Also check clutch linkage.

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