Lift kit installing tomorrow.

Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by onesik86, May 15, 2020.

  1. onesik86

    onesik86 New Member

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    Think I have everything lined up for the install tomorrow. One question though. On the hockey pucks for the rear what size and length of bolts did everyone use? Does anyone have pictures of what they look like installed? Just trying to get all my ducks in a row before starting. Thanks in advance.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Drill a 3/8 inch hole in the middle of each puck, use a 2.25-2.5 inch 3/8 inch bolt, lock washer and nut ( install two hockey pucks per side for 2.5 inch lift if using correct backspaced wheels etc )
    drill hole in the middle of the lower spring perch large enough for the bolt to pass through
    install spring, then reach through and install the hockey pucks, tighten nut on bolt and done
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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  4. onesik86

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    Exactly what I needed. Thank you to the both of you. Tommudd and LibertyTC.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Do not bolt them together like in the picture, bolt goes through lower spring perch, then lock washer and nut
    also use a regular bolt and do not countersink in into the puck
     
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    Why not countersink?
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    One idiot did that, as I was redoing his rear suspension ran into countersunk bolts, what an itch to try and cut to remove it, I finally cut the old springs into, removed the 2 halves then attacked the bumpstops with my metabo
    Only took an extra 40-45 minutes messing around when should of been an easy 15 minute job replacing the springs and shocks

    Plus there is no need at all to countersink them
     
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    I countersunk mine for a cleaner look. I did mine so that I can still get a socket on the bolt from the top and end wrench on the bottom.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    That would help, but I find it an unnecessary step in the whole process, just my opinion .
    His he had countersunk it and no way to get anything on it at all
    was also one of those people who red loctited every nut and bolt in the whole suspension at one point, taking it all apart and using gallons of that stuff
     
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    So, like, where's the lifted Jeep? :)
     
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