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  • Hell Creek 4" post mount lift part list

    Okay, so here it is. A break down of what I used and some specs.

    Springs:

    Front-Hell Creek 4" lift 7 leaf front springs. Correct 7/8" ID rear and 9/16" ID front bushings (rubber). I gained 3 3/4" of lift from these springs, it would have been t full 4" or more if not for my winch/bumper.

    Rear-Hell Creek 4" lift 5 leaf rear springs. Correct 9/16" ID rear and 1" ID front bushings (poly). I gained four full inches from these. They do not include an overload leaf like Hell Creeks 76+ J-Truck rear springs.

    Shocks.
    Front and rear.

    Rusty?s Hydro shocks (thanks Spectre) PN RS000.

    The stock shock measurements are

    Rear
    extended- 20 15/16"
    compressed- 12 7/8"

    Front
    extended- 22 15/16"
    compressed- 13"

    The new shocks measure at
    15 1/2" compressed
    26 1/8" extended.

    I had to remove the steel sleeves from the lower bushings of the front shocks in order to make them fit the lower front shock studs.

    Brake hoses.
    Front. I made drop brake line brackets and used stock replacement BrakeWare front brake hoses PN 88284. They measured in at 1/2" shorter then my factory hoses.

    Rear. I used a stock replacement BrakeWare rear brake hose PN 70381. It measured in at 2" longer then stock.

    DPA

    Rough Country 4? DPA for 76+ CJ with power steering. PN 6606. Fits the sector shaft and tie rod end fine. Does cause a minor loss of turning radius. Nothing serious.

    Steering stabilizer

    NAPA (made by Monroe) brand HD stabilizer PN SC217. This was a direct replacement for my stock absorber. It?s also available with a mounting kit for a little more $$.

    Misc.

    I used the stick u-bolt plates and had new u-bolts made to stock specs (this was a stupid thing, as teh stock u-bolts are only 7/16" and 1/2"-crappy-).

    I also used some new universal poly bumpstops to replace my beat stock front ones. I had to cut them down about 1/2". Other then that they fit good. Bought from Auto Zone. Sorry, no part number.

    Overall I?m very pleased with this lift, it put the truck up to a nice height, and gave me plenty of room to fit larger tires. Mainly it replaced my completely shot stock springs. I expect the ride quality will be greatly enhanced. Hell Creek should have this lift available soon, and I suspect it will include braided stainless brake hoses. The only thing I plan on modifying is the rear spring packs. When I swap in the D60-3 rear I?m going to install a stock set of overloads to increase my maximum payload.

    [ March 21, 2006, 01:02 PM: Message edited by: KaiserMan ]
    Thomas Russell
    1987 Cherokee Laredo 2-Door 4.0/AW4
    1971 Gladiator
    J2000 Platform-Stake Dump 350/T18

    1970 Gladiator J3000 3407Z Camper Truck 350/T18
    1968 Wagoneer Custom 327/TH400


  • #2
    pictures of completed project please.....

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    • #3
      Random pics and more about the install here.

      4" post mount lift *done with pics*
      Thomas Russell
      1987 Cherokee Laredo 2-Door 4.0/AW4
      1971 Gladiator
      J2000 Platform-Stake Dump 350/T18

      1970 Gladiator J3000 3407Z Camper Truck 350/T18
      1968 Wagoneer Custom 327/TH400

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      • #4
        This is very, very helpful. Thank you.
        Mike
        1973 J4000, 360 2bbl, T18, Model 20,
        44, 60-2, 32x11.5x15" on 15x8" CJ wagon wheels.
        Now in black primer.

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        • #5
          Very nice Thomas, it will come in handy for a good many I am sure.

          We dealt with the rear (aka crappy) 1/2" ubolts on Beloth's '73 D44 by using the spring plates from TT's and common 9/16" U-bolts from Dayton.
          DAY 361 - 414...9/16 x 3 x 7-1/2...Round

          Not sure what to tell you about the fronts, that post mount setup is odd.
          2000 Infinity QX4, 3.3L, MPFI, 4 speed auto, 2 speed Nissan tcase, Unibody, IFS front, 4 link rear solid axle with 255-70/16s

          IFSJA WMS PROJECT
          EARLY WAG LIFT SEARCH

          ...Pay no attention to these heathen barbarians with their cutting torches and 8" lift kits!...
          Self Inflicted Flesh Wound

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          • #6
            Yeah, I'm going to have some 9/16" u bolts made up for the rear when I do the axle swap. I'll live with
            the wierd front setup untill I get some time/ambition to make some new plates/dual shock mount and have some 9/16" u bolts made for it.

            [ March 27, 2006, 08:52 PM: Message edited by: KaiserMan ]
            Thomas Russell
            1987 Cherokee Laredo 2-Door 4.0/AW4
            1971 Gladiator
            J2000 Platform-Stake Dump 350/T18

            1970 Gladiator J3000 3407Z Camper Truck 350/T18
            1968 Wagoneer Custom 327/TH400

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            • #7
              What was the cost for the total lift???

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              • #8
                Only about $275 including the shipping costs for four springs. Since I'm testing thier kit I got the springs and DPA for free. And Spectre gave me the shocks, so I didn't need to buy much.
                Thomas Russell
                1987 Cherokee Laredo 2-Door 4.0/AW4
                1971 Gladiator
                J2000 Platform-Stake Dump 350/T18

                1970 Gladiator J3000 3407Z Camper Truck 350/T18
                1968 Wagoneer Custom 327/TH400

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