Been a busy couple of months. Had my Sporty off the road having a full cooling system replacement.

Whilst it was all pulled part I finally fitted my 1 3/8 body lift and new body mount rubbers. WHAT A MISSION this ended up been. I did not have enough thread exposed after fitting the body lift so had to order bolt extensions. These ended uP been slightly to long on the shank and I could not tighten uP properly so had to get some additional spacers made up. Will post pics up later.

I also still need to finalise the centre console mods to allow the transfer case lever to be able to shift into 4wd. It never ends.

Drove it home today from the BIL's place nearly all done. Car is drivable but Still have some more finishing bits to do to finalise the body lift. The rear bumper has been raised and installed properly. Pretty happy with the end result. Need to make some new brackets for the rear upper mugs guards and I am waiting on some new fittings to come in from the stealership. That should finish the rear.

I purchased a winch bulbar off runt 303 a while ago and tried to fit it up the other night. I don't know if he had some chassis mods done or there was a major difference between the front chassis Of the 97 to a post 2000 model with airbags but there was no way it would bolt up. So
I am running with out a front bumper at the moment. Will need to see if
I can get new brackets made up to fit the bar.

When I get some time I will be collating my experience into my other thread for the body lift on what needed to be done so others can learn and hopefully be better informed if they decide to complete a body lift.

Cheers, Chris


97 Sporty, snorkel, K&N filter,chipped, ext forks, 40mm Dob Springs, KYB struts, 35mm Jeep TJ Springs, RAV 4 OME shocks, Kaiser Locker 5.38 R&P's, 1&3/8 body lift, 245/75 R16 D674's Sports steering wheel, bullbar, extractors & 2 1/4 exhaust engineered.