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Hey guys - I'm working on installing a 3'' lift to the front of my brothers XJ and once removing the lower control arms from the front axle it did the normal roll back. What would be the easiest and safest way to pull the axle back forward to align with the lca mounting holes? I was ing of putting a ratcheting strap on the yoke and then running it under the axle and connecting to the sway bar, but wasn't sure if it would work. This would in theory pull the back of the axle down rolling it up and forward.

I've read where some mention using the bottle-jack, but no-one has really stated where to put it.
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was able to get the bolts aligned. Had a buddy come over with a big contractors pry bar and pried up from the spring perches. Now all that's left is new track bar, HD tierod, install shocks, and fix the brake line we broke in the rear. 
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glad to hear you got it figured out. brake lines are always a bitch huh

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yeah i hate brake lines. His broke right at the connection to the rubber hose in the rear. I'm hoping the line isn't really bad, so i can splice into the line instead of running a whole new line from the master cylinder.
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as much of a PITA that it is, its definitely worth the piece of mind knowing that when you stand on that brake pedal, you wont break a line and go flying through a mini van or something

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so very true you are. Would probably be just as easy to run the new line rather then splicing too. I'll have my other brother run the lines. 

Only problem with a lifted truck, it makes it really hard for me to see in the engine compartment. One of these days i'm going to build a ramp with a platform i can drive up to, so i can then wheel the wheelchair up the ramp and work from the platform..maybe this weekend i'll get creative
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didnt realize you were in a wheelchair, i was going to say when i work in my engine compartment, i usually stand in the engine bay or sit on the fender(i still have the little 2.5 so theres plenty of room) but a lot of props to you for doing all the work and staying active. thats a good solution with the ramp. maybe when doing engine bay work, it would be easier to drive it up to something like a loading dock and work from up top?

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thanks - yeah i don't let much stand in my way. fell off mount higby in meriden back in 94 and since then i haven't stopped, even went skydiving in 97 . 

i if i design it to wrap around the front of a vehicle then put on air bags i can adjust the height depending on the vehicle. Will have to pull out the autocad program and start drawing


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My brother's lift is finally complete all that is left is to fix the brake line he broke. He will need some bigger tires though..lol


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brakes are done, did them the right way and replaced from the master cylinder all the way to the axle. Will take it out for a road test tomorrow.
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