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WJ 4" Lift


Stitch4x4

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Hi all

I have now started the lift on my WJ.

All going well, had a few issues with the drop arm extension brackets, nothing a bit of grinding away a bit of the chassis didn't resolve !!

I will upload some pics I have taken during the build shortly.

I have to say thanks to Tazman for his help and advice leading up to the build as I haven't done anything like this before.

Cheers

Bob

 

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Well done. There is usually a bit of trimming of plastic or steel to do when lifting a Jeep.

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Only passing on information I was given when I did my lift from members on here  :great:

 

 

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Hi all

The lift is complete along with some new modular wheels and BF KO2's.

I also renewed the spring isolators and the anti roll bar drop arms whilst I was under there.

I have also fitted a front winch bumper and a steel rear bumper which were kindly delivered by Lukasz (Benec 4x4) along with a pair of rock sliders which I hope to have welded on next week once I get back to the UK.

I also fitted the CB in the same place as Tazman which he suggested.

Still plenty to do, the tyre carrier doesn't fit quite right yet but with Lukasz helping out, hopefully this will be resolved soon.

I should get a winch next month and then sort the LED light bar out and a few spotlights too.

 

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The lift arrives

Many thanks to David at Llama for his help and patience

I also ordered a dual damper system and a double cardan prop shaft,

The prop shaft gave me the most trouble fitting as it wasn't quite as straight forward as I first thought !! But I learnt a lot along the way.

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I started at the rear first as it appeared the most simple so I thought would be a good place to start !

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Then I started the front including the prop shaft !

I had to grind some small pieces out of the chassis to get these brackets to fit. Quite a lot of swearing and straining but I got it to fit in the end thankfully.

The end result was exactly what I was looking for so I am happy with the outcome.

Looking forward to getting the new modular wheels and BF Goodridge KO2 tyres fitted next.

Unfortunately the pinion that came with the prop shaft for the diff was a rogue one and didn't fit. You can see the difference in the photo.

David at Llama ordered me a replacement from the States and it arrived within 3 weeks so I could finish the job. I flushed the diff and replaced the oil with the friction additive and the transfer case too together with the seals. It was a bit of a job to be honest and at times frustrating as I have never done anything like this before. Just played around with Escorts and Cortinas and Capris when I was a teenager ! A long time ago now ?

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Then it was off to get the tyres and wheels fitted.

It did look a bit silly with the standard wheels and tyres.

The fronts were rubbing on the inner wings or bumper but it didn't matter as it was coming off the following day.

My son and I fitted the steel winch bumper, it is a heavy piece of kit and a bit of a fiddle ! Good job his hands are a bit smaller thank mine,

i have learnt some patience since starting this project !

 

 

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Your Jeep looks like a 'W' should, Wonderful.

 

What size tyres did you go for and what's the backspacing on your new wheels?

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Then the front winch bumper and rear bumper.

I managed to do the rear myself as here wasn't anybody to give me a lift, that was heavy going and my back still hurts now.

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And to the CB installation

Couldn't decide where to fit it.

Decided on the top of the dash in the end.

Looks like this place was made for it.

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Hi V

Thanks for your comments

The tyres are 265/75/R16's on 16x8 modular wheels

I got 5 of them.

The only thing missing are the center caps which he is waiting to come in stock.

Cheers

Bob

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i don't seem to be able to upload the finished job so will take another photo when I get back home next week.

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By the way

I have have 4 mud terrain tyres on 17 inch alloys for sale

5 road tyres on 17 inch alloys, one brand new wheel with a brand new unused tyre.

Also a rear bumper with parking sensors

A set of springs

Plus various suspension parts from the lift and a rzeppa prop shaft

A pair of overland rock sliders too

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