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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-01-2002, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Getting ready for body lift- any hints/suggestions

I'm putting in my Daystar 1" lift tomorrow. Any helping hints? I squirted all 9 body mounts that I found with liquid wrench. Should I use an impact wrench or do it by hand to loosen the bolts?

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only 9 mounts? well my YJ has 11 but maybe not your CJ. two just in front of the gas tank?

i never use an impact wrench so it is possible without. may have to use a long handled breaker bar or use a cheater pipe. you don't want to break the bolts, then you have to address another problem. don't forget to either drop the radiator an inch or the fan shroud. your tranny shifter may hit the tub and then again may not- just wait and see. i used my hi-lift to raise one side at a time. liquid wrench is ok but buy a can of PB blaster next time at wallymart.

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do it by hand. i've snapped plenty of bolts with the impact.

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I second the PB Blaster, great stuff. Be prepared for some of the bolts to be rusted on like they are welded! The ones I had the most trouble with were the two on the back. They both spun the nuts. Had to cut the bolts and open the "box" to fish out the nuts. I did this with a chisel and left the box open so I could clean it out and not let mud collect in there. Put something on the new threads so that won't happen again and check the bolts for a while after you get them installed. I lost one of mine.

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I just did mine a month ago. The set right behind the door were really rusted out on both sides. I had to weld in new metal on both the frame perch and tub mounting channel. Also had one of the welded tab nuts break loose on a mount right in front of the gas tank. To fix this, I drilled a 1 1/4 inch hole throught the rear floor, above the mount. When finished, I plugged the hole. Good luck, you will like it.

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It all depends on where you live and what the Jeep has been subjected to. When I replaced my mounts and put in a MORE body lift 3 years ago, everything came apart no problem, no rust at all.

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C'mon Brad, you probably live in a place where the 50's cars still don't have any rust on them. Up here, the cars rust out on the dealership lot.

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