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Old 08-16-2000, 02:55 AM
River Beast River Beast is offline
 
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YEAH!!!!I foregot about those two PITA front mounting points.....MAN those were a DOOZY puttin' in myself....I can't remember exactly how I did it.... it's like a terrible event you have happen to you....after it's over... you block it out (hehe).

IRBOB,

The steering linkage is fine. It has a small u-joint under the hood with a telescopic effectbuilt in to the steering rod.

Do like Scotty and I did, leave the brakelines stretch on their own.

You'll want to wait on the disconnecting of the gass filler line til you get your lift...You can make the decision which end to do once your lift in going in ... I did mine at the tank.



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78 Wagoneer "River Beast"
360/TH400/QT
Dana 44's (soon to be 4.88's)
7" SOA conversion
4" Skyjacker Softride
3" Trailmaster Bodylift
33x12.50's on 15x10's
(soon 38.5x14.50's on 12's)
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Old 08-16-2000, 05:52 AM
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Wait to do anything with the fuel filler like RB said. You might luck out like I did, it was long enough. Also I disconnected the transfer case linkage during the installation but found out that it didn,t need extended. the flag shifter is pionting down somewhat, but works fine.
I found the information on RiverBeast's site to be very helpful when doing my lift.
Thanks RB!
Good Luck on the install!

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84 Grand Wagoneer
360 (For now!)
2" Suspension Lift
2 1/2" Body Lift
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Old 08-16-2000, 10:52 AM
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Hey this is great. I feel like I have my own pit crew.(everyone pick a corner and lift) This information will defiantly help make the installation go smoother.

P.S. Ok guys lets see if we can get this pit stop time down a little more. vroooom-vrooooom

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Old 08-16-2000, 04:12 PM
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I'm waiting for a nascar official to hop out when I'm at a stoplight one of these days .. and measure the angle of my rear spoiler. Hope I dont get disqualified..sorry i just wanted a little more downforce for when im in 4 low creepin along.. whats up with those things..

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Old 08-17-2000, 06:17 AM
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Finally got a chance to get under my jeep last night. I have 10 mounts and what looks like a bumper right in front of the rear tire which looks like a mount but doesn't have a bolt going through it.

I WD all the bolts, boy I hope the nuts stay put. I don't have the tools to bend the metal and weld it back. Looks like I could drill holes through the floor to get at some of them if that happends.

Also noted that my emergency brake cable will have to be routed differently. It goes under the frame and it's tight.

The fuel fill hose will be ok. Matter of fact I think that after the lift it will cure the problem of slow filling. Right now there is a kind of sink trap situation going on the way the hose is sagging down. So after the lift is in the gas should have a strait shot to the tank. Crossing my fingers.

The radiator is laughabley easy to moove down. Drill four holes and its done. Have a 90 degree drill adapter that will work well. Going to leave it all together, drill the holes and then move it down, cake.

To bad that I notice some canister hoses against the manifold that will eed replacing. Oh well, one thing after another.

Now my question for today is. I see that the mounts are about 1 inch tall now. So will I actually gain 3 inches or 2?

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Old 08-17-2000, 06:22 AM
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You will gain 3 inches. You leave in the old mounts and put the lift spacers on top of them.
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Old 08-17-2000, 07:07 PM
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irbob,

You won't have to re-route the E-brake cable. There should be an adjustment screw off the X-member. Mine has a loop cable that connects the two rear wheels and "T's" into the long adjustment bolt coming thru the x-member. Look for it.. follw your cables from the rear andsee if they come togethere at a center location... that should be where the adjuster is at.

A body lift should not affect this anyway... it didn't on mine...

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78 Wagoneer "River Beast"
360/TH400/QT
Dana 44's (soon to be 4.88's)
7" SOA conversion
4" Skyjacker Softride
3" Trailmaster Bodylift
33x12.50's on 15x10's
(soon 38.5x14.50's on 12's)
My FSJ site: http://www.geocities.com/~spazz4life
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Old 08-17-2000, 07:20 PM
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DLyons, I don't know about putting the new 3" blocks on top of those squishy old blocks. Don't u think that would look kind of tacky? If I only gain 2" that may be enough to stop the tire rubbing. I don't know, just have to wait until I get to that point.

River Beast, I have the same adjustments as you're talking about but for some reason the parking break cable goes down around the frame instead of on top and out of the way of snags. It may be a good idea for me to relocate it anyway even if the lift isn't a factor.

Thanks for the info Jeepers.

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83 Brougham, 360, 999 Auto, NP229, F/Dana 44F, R/AMC 8 7/8", 31X10.5 Pathfinder's, Rancho 9000's, 2" lift blocks. "Have you been off road lately?"

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Old 08-17-2000, 07:35 PM
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if your old ounts look bad,go ahead and order new ones before you take it apart. solid plastic between frame and body will mean less body movement,and much more moise and vibration transmitted to the inside.



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38x15.5 gumbo mudders
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