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Old 02-16-2015, 08:45 PM   #101
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Re: My 4/6" ECE lowering install thread - 72 Shorty

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interesting that this thread got reserected today ...because i was talking to a freind TODAY about installing my ECE kit actually i bought a bag set up recently ( from another board member)so in the rear at least I'm gonna use bags instead of the 6 inch drop springs any advice on this would be appreciated. Can someone also tell me do the top ECE shock relocater brackets bolt into the rivet wholes that the originals where in....i should mention i bought my kit from another board member about 2 years ago and have not even opened those boxes to look for directions
ill take some close ups this week but i got the rear lowering kit in minus the springs (used the bags) done with little effort took all day i took the rear and trailing arms out cleaned re bushed arms painted I'm real happy with the way its come out haven't driven it yet too much snow and cold and just plane $hitty weather in North East thanks for the tips
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:07 PM   #102
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The alignment of the panhard bar was easy. I installed it, measured the distance from the rear drum to the fender on each side, it wasn't even so I adjusted the panhard bar via the threads that make up its ends until the rear axle was centered.

For shocks I'm using the ones included in the ECE kit, KYB shocks. They are ok but if they had an upgrade option for the shocks, I'd get them.
From the way it looks the panhard has to be unbolted to adjust it how did you move the truck over for the adjustment ?
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:30 PM   #103
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Re: My 4/6" ECE lowering install thread - 72 Shorty

You can use a comealong or ratchet strap to move it over.
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:50 PM   #104
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Re: My 4/6" ECE lowering install thread - 72 Shorty

Call Stan at ECE. He has a "no tool" method I used to center everything.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:07 PM   #105
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From the way it looks the panhard has to be unbolted to adjust it how did you move the truck over for the adjustment ?
Use a trac bar that has swivels at both ends. Bolt it in and twist to adjust. Nothing could be simpler
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:29 PM   #106
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From the way it looks the panhard has to be unbolted to adjust it how did you move the truck over for the adjustment ?
I just unbolted one end (the lower end) turned it a couple threads, tapped the rear axel over slightly to line up with the panhard bar bolt hole and rebolted it on, then remeasured for center. For anyone who says they can adjust the panhard bar without removing it from the lower bolt mount, I don't know how this is possible, but it only took a few tries using the description above.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:23 PM   #107
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I just unbolted one end (the lower end) turned it a couple threads, tapped the rear axel over slightly to line up with the panhard bar bolt hole and rebolted it on, then remeasured for center. For anyone who says they can adjust the panhard bar without removing it from the lower bolt mount, I don't know how this is possible, but it only took a few tries using the description above.
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Re: My 4/6" ECE lowering install thread - 72 Shorty

Ekliptix. ...did you end up installing the 1/2 blocks on rear?

Stance looks great....hoping to do my son's truck next weekend....
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:09 PM   #109
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Ekliptix. ...did you end up installing the 1/2 blocks on rear?

Stance looks great....hoping to do my son's truck next weekend....
I did not until I measured the right side and it was slightly higher then the left side, so I installed a 1/2" block on the right to even it out, courtesy of member original-71.
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Re: My 4/6" ECE lowering install thread - 72 Shorty

Can anyone tell me what size the nuts on the u bolts are. I tried a 1" and a 1 1/8 " wrench and neither fit so I need to Go shopping for the right size tomorrow
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Can anyone tell me what size the nuts on the u bolts are. I tried a 1" and a 1 1/8 " wrench and neither fit so I need to Go shopping for the right size tomorrow
Just take the nut with you.
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Just take the nut with you.
I need a wrench/impact socket to get it off the truck.
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I need a wrench/impact socket to get it off the truck.
I think jmking9 meant to just take the *back* part of the truck shopping with you.

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Ekliptix, nice looking Jeep. Can you tell me about the lift and tire size, thanks. Lee.
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I think jmking9 meant to just take the *back* part of the truck shopping with you.

Whoops! I think I misunderstood the situation (obviously)

It's probably a 1 1/16"
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Whoops! I think I misunderstood the situation (obviously)
It's probably a 1 1/16"
Just read your build thread. If anyone reading this has not checked out that build thread, *do it*.

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Can anyone tell me what size the nuts on the u bolts are. I tried a 1" and a 1 1/8 " wrench and neither fit so I need to Go shopping for the right size tomorrow
Sorry, I don't know, the ECE instructions don't say and I'm not at home to check. If I recall, it was a 33mm socket or something weird.
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Ekliptix, nice looking Jeep. Can you tell me about the lift and tire size, thanks. Lee.
Rubicon Express 4.5" lift (I think, or 3.5"). 33" BGFs. It's a 6 speed manual and the LJ chassis (2 door, long wheelbase).
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Loved my Jeep, too. Put a ton of money in her *after* this pic.
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The 70 is out back and I'm crawlin under tonight, but the 63 has 1 1/16 socket nuts. probably the same.
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Rubicon Express 4.5" lift (I think, or 3.5"). 33" BGFs. It's a 6 speed manual and the LJ chassis (2 door, long wheelbase).
Thanks, killer stance. I'm going for a 2 door Rubicon this summer. I've done a lot of research on lifts and tire size. Looks like I'm leaning toward 2 1/2 metal cloak or teraflex with 33 inch tires. Will also more than likely go for the life time warranty.
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Can anyone tell me what size the nuts on the u bolts are. I tried a 1" and a 1 1/8 " wrench and neither fit so I need to Go shopping for the right size tomorrow
I believe it was 1 1/16"
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It kind of looks like to me that the raised line in his pad is created by the stock groove in his rotor. If his rotor were gouged bad enough to make a mark like that, it would be too bad to turn. The pads look good otherwise. I would put it back together as is, just depress the caliper so it will go back onto the rotor. I wouldn't even change the pads. They have lots of life left in them. WES
20 years ago a guy at NAPA said I needed new rotors because there was a huge gouge in both of mine... That didn't seem right to me. I learned later these stock grooves indicate life left on the rotors.
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ill take some close ups this week but i got the rear lowering kit in minus the springs (used the bags) done with little effort took all day i took the rear and trailing arms out cleaned re bushed arms painted I'm real happy with the way its come out haven't driven it yet too much snow and cold and just plane $hitty weather in North East thanks for the tips
Zici1835, how low is your gas tank to the ground when the bags are air'd and down? I dont have bags, but my truck is lowered. I have like 7" ground clearance. That has me a little worried. I think I will try to weld a skid plate so I have a little insurance on the truck.
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Zici1835, how low is your gas tank to the ground when the bags are air'd and down? I dont have bags, but my truck is lowered. I have like 7" ground clearance. That has me a little worried. I think I will try to weld a skid plate so I have a little insurance on the truck.
ill measure it Friday or Saturday just got home tonight from a business trip
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