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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Angel56, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Feb 13, 2017 at 8:33 AM
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    Angel56

    Angel56 [OP] New Member

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    Angel
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    1994 4 cylinder green in color YJ
    2 inch lift kit, 32 inch tires
    Hello everyone. Recently purchased a 94 YJ 4cyl and want to learn more about them. The lift kit needs to be replace the bushings are bad, is that hard to do or should I get a mechanic to do that?
     
  2. Feb 13, 2017 at 10:10 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Peter
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    1979 Jeep CJ7, 258, TH350, NP208
    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    What makes you think the bushings are bad? You don't need to replace the whole lift kit, just the bushings if they are bad. You'll need 2 sets of these (front and rear) $43 Energy Suspension Front Or Rear Leaf Spring Bushing Set Blackhttp://www.morris4x4center.com/leaf-spring-bushing-set-black-22107g.html . You need a Jack to lower and raise the axle into place, 6 ton jacks (3 ton are not tall enough) to hold the Jeep in up while you remove the axle, and a basic mechanic tool set and a torque wrench. Grease to help the bushings slip in easier (spit will work too). A cheap electric impact from Harbor Freight with impact socket set would be helpful, but not necessary. TORQUE EVERYTHING DOWN TO SPECIFICATION FOR A SMOOTH EVEN RIDE !!!!!!!
     
  3. Feb 14, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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    Angel56

    Angel56 [OP] New Member

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    1994 4 cylinder green in color YJ
    2 inch lift kit, 32 inch tires
    Peter, the lift kit bushings on the driver side and the one on the front are cracked pretty bad, and I think that is what is making the Jeep shake when I am going over 60 mph. I got it inspected and everything else looks good, so the only thing I thought could make it shake is those bushings not doing their job. Thanks a million for the info.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2017 at 9:35 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Houston
    Vehicle:
    1979 Jeep CJ7, 258, TH350, NP208
    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    The bushings are cheap enough that it wouldn't break the bank, and it is probably a good idea to change them and have your tires balanced also, but I'm leaning torwards ball joints and tie rod ends, and shocks as well as steering stabilizer. Jack your front end up. Grab the tire and see if you can turn it side to side. It should take a lot of force to turn them. If you can turn them easily with little effort your ball joints are probably bad. I recently ordered ball joints, tie rods ends for $100 at US auto parts on line for my 94 YJ that I'm restoring. Really stoked about this good deal. http://www.usautoparts.net/?apwcid=bngsea If you want high end parts go with Moog ball joints and tie rod ends. Found at Oreilly's
     
  5. Feb 14, 2017 at 9:50 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    First Name:
    Peter
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    1979 Jeep CJ7, 258, TH350, NP208
    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Cheap stuff first. Tires balanced, bushings, shocks, and steering stabilizer (dampener).
     

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