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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2001, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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1\" Body lift question.....

Was thinking of putting a 'slight' body lift on when I get the new tub.

Are there any 'mods' that have to be done for a 1" lift? Lenghten the steering shaft? etc......?


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Re: 1\" Body lift question.....

I've put a 1 1/4 inch lift on both my cj-5 and cj-7, manual and automatic transmissions respectivly. On the manual I had to weld a 1 1/2 inch piece into the shaft from the clutch petal to the cam and then I put a longer piece of ready rod from the cam to the fork. On the automatic I only had to lengthen the rod from the steering column down and bend it to get it into park. I need to do some more work because to get it to hold in park I can't get it into 1st gear.

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Re: 1\" Body lift question.....

you will have to lower the radiator the 1" to stay with the fan as the engine is on frame. might watch your muffler/tailpipe hangers- they will stretch some. if you keep it at 1" there isn't much else. radiator is the biggy.

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Re: 1\" Body lift question.....

I just got done putting a 1" daystar poly bushing body lift on my CJ 5. It was pretty easy and I didn't modify anything. However, I am starting to notice a rubbing groan type noise when I push in on the clutch pedal. I just shot a bunch a grease in the lube fitting so we shall see how it goes. The hydrolic clutch mod is in my plans.

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Re: 1\" Body lift question.....

steering shaft should be fine.

if you have a manual tranny, you should lengthen the clutch pedal (assuming non-hydraulic)

for an automatic, lengthen the shifter rod that goes down from the column to the linkage

if you have a fan shroud behind your radiator, you will need to lower it 1". the radiator shouldn't need to move.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2001, 02:45 PM
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Re: 1\" Body lift question.....

i installed a 1" daystar lift on my scrambler. no mods on my end!

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Re: 1\" Body lift question.....

You should and could get off scott free. Usually no changes are needed with an inch of list unless you just get plain picky like some lines and the rad.


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