HOW TO: Install a Frankenlift *Lots of Pictures* COMPLETE!

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  1. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Times two, lot less time and energy spent by taking the UBJ off, sway bars and tie rod ends, those come off in like 4 minutes per side so why fight it. So much easier. Of course I've only done about 14 and helped with others so what do I know;):D:rolleyes:
     
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    I can only talk about the OME 2.5" lift and the H&R 1.5" lifts and both of these were fine without taking any of the joints loose. The only real issue was the rear on the OME lift and had to use tranny jack stands to get the rear spring in. Taking our time and waiting for odds and ends and taking several breaks, 4 hrs for the complete lift and shock install and clean up. IDK it was pretty easy for me to do it this way. I think most of you try and take the front out as a whole unit and I seperate it while it is still on the Jeep. The hard part is keeping the strut and spring from falling out as you take the last nut off from the strut bearing.
     
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    airbox

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    How do you remove this little tube? I tried the other day and it wouldn't budge, i didnt want to break it either.

    Is there a replacement part for it, whats it called? Hopefully i dont break it but if i did would i have to get it from the dealer or would napa have it?
     
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    Pry bar on top of UCA, end between coils .. push down with right hand .. unscrew with left. ;)
     
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    you lost me ... there are half a dozen tubes in that shot and the one in hand is already disconnected ;)

    if you mean the PCV valve... on the oil filler neck... push in then turn counter clockwise 90 degrees-ish... gently :)

    they are cheap, dealer has them, probably Napa.
     
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    The 1 your hand is on.
     
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    Killer write up will do this on sat


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    Thank You for making this write up.
     
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    100% agree with not removing the UBJ. I did both sides without having issues at all. Just need to jack the LCA up and down as needed to add clearance. I wish I could say it took 4 hours though, lol.
     
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    Small lifts only, not the bigger ones, trust me done enough to know
    Plus for the small amount of time needed to remove the UBJ its so much easier
     
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    It's a shame Photobucket ruined all these wonderful write-ups. I'll be referring to this thread shortly.....
     
  12. tommudd

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    Its all very simple to install alift on a Liberty
    one of the simplest vehicles I've lifted in the last 40 plus years except maybe early Broncos F150s etc
     
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    Yeah I'm lucky enough to be able to figure things out on my own but I don't mind skimming through the write-ups. You guys been there done that and could save me some troubles / show me some tips and tricks
     
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    There is an "add On" for firefox that will allow you to see all the pics......Might be ones for chrome and IE.

    Google it.


    Jim
     
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    Great How To So glad it is still around after all this time.....

    Jim
     
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    *a cloud of dust rises as the old man stirs*

    They answer is yes and no. The bar had dedicated points for a tow hook bolt to go through.

    View from the passenger sice, note triangular protrusions with the clean round holes.
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    The bar itself was bolted directly to the frame, in a way that allowed very very strong head on impact resistance, and robust pulling strength if needed.

    View from the passenger side, inside the winch hole, where bolts to the frame are visible.
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    EDIT:
    Seems I answered this 11 years ago.... wups.
    See ya'll in another ten years, cheers!
     
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    Well I doubt half these folks will still be around in 10

    :-({|=

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    What are you trying to say? :blah:

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