Liberty lift confusion!

Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by judderman, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. judderman

    judderman New Member

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    Even better the front sway bar bolts are seized
    I’ve burnt my impact wrench battery three times, bent a breaker bar and almost yanked the Jeep off the axle stands and it won’t move a bit just spins in place

    Not my day
     
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    Got a torch? Then get new end links, if that's what your referring to.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You're trying to do what ??
    the new " Bushing" just slides right into stock bushing
     
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    Unfortunately it really doesn’t, maybe I’ve been unlucky but the metal sleeve in the bushing on these Bilsteins is stuck like the rubber was molded onto it, won’t budge at all.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You do not remove the metal sleeve, you are doing the wrong end I'd say. One end with the metal sleeve stays, other end always gets the bushing
     
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    Both ends have metal sleeves already, the Bilstein adapter kit from JBA just looks to have a longer metal sleeve... maybe I can just throw washers on the outside of the sleeve like it says to do for the bottom?

    Weird, I ordered the 03 Dakota Club Cab shocks but seem to have a different set up than most...
     
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    Spent a full day trying to get the coils onto the Bilstein shock absorbers I’ve bought two sets of spring compressors and both are too big to come out of the coils when the top nut, washer and plate are on...

    Am I going crazy? Two days for what should be a simple(ish) task... is this normal?
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Done close to 60 KJ lifts, my head is not worth using those junk a** compressors.
    Take them to a good shop and let them do it

    and 99004 Dakota 4X$ club cab rear shocks ?
    What series Bisteins, have installed a ton of them and never seen sleeves in both ends
     
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    Front:
    Heading to a shop tomorrow to get them installed, hopefully once the coil over is sorted I can muscle them in fairly quickly.

    Glad I got the terraflex bump stops, the stock ones were seriously torn up, almost a triangle they’ve taken some beating. Stock suspension on this I think must have been completely shot.

    Rear:
    Bilstein 4600
    24-185240
    2003 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 4x4 - or at least these are the ones that come up...

    Length looks similar to the stock and holes are right size for the bolts I think I’m just going to stick washers either side so they don’t clunk around.
     
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    is what I have used in the lower 4600 series

    I run the 5100 series on rear of my 03 now 24-185660 with 2.5 inches of lift
     
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    This one says compatible with a YJ, does that sound right? I’ll get them ordered now and return the others if it is.

    Thanks by the way!
     
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    Hey Tom, I'm new here so forgive me for the "noob" question...

    You said:
    "front shocks the same as stock"

    Looking through the threads here, all of the front strut (shocks) seem the same size, even if you go to the OME / Bilstein setup. If that's true (and please correct me if I'm wrong), what exactly gives any lift to the front of the jeep? I understand that putting longer shocks and springs in the rear does that, but it looks like the recommended front setup is exactly the same dimensions as stock? What makes it sit higher?
     
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    Looks to me like a higher spring rating is probably the reason why it’s lifting it, springs are much stronger.

    I can vouch for this method having finished it Saturday. The Jeep looks great and I’ve got easily 3” over the worn out wobbly stock suspension.
     
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    Thanks man! Would you mind posting what your final parts list was?
     
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    Springs give lift not shocks, plus how the front IFS is, longer shocks are not needed , just longer for the rear
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    parts list has been posted many times
    the OME 927/948 provides 2.5 inches and from the above comment that is more than likely what he got, plus he was sagged a 1/2 inch or more
    You can go higher, doesn't take much to go 3 inches of lift over NEW STOCK height
     
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    Thank you Tom.
     
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    I’m happy to do a parts list in the morning when I’m at my PC also I will I share lessons learned which are rookie mistakes I made but maybe help someone. I got all my parts and info off this site though like Tom says
     
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    Thank you judderman!

    I know Tom's right - it's all here. However for a newcomer it is SO much easier to see it all in one place rather than crawling through over a decade of scattered information :) I appreciate the followup.
     
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    Decade of info, LOL
    Its been posted just recently
    BUT here you go
    OME springs 927 front, 948 rear
    teraflex front bump stops
    rear 99-02 Dakota CLUBCAB 4x4 shocks
    use Bilstein shocks ( www.shockwarehouse )
    stocks are stock bilstein
    also 2 hockey pucks per side bolted down to the lower spring perch, 3/8 inch bolt, 2.25 inches long with lock washer and nut of course to hold them in
     
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