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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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I want to start off by saying how much I appreciate the knowledge I have read on here. I just now registered but I have been lurking around reading different posts and it has truly helped. It started with tires. I have an 06 Commander and wanted to upgrade my tires a bit. I was looking at the Goodyear Authority's until I read the reviews on here. I ended up getting the BFG Rugged Trail as I use my Commander for work and have to travel from state to state and do some off roading when I get there. Yesterday I took the Commander places I never DREAMED it would go. I am a jeep owner for life now. I was totally impressed what the Jeep did with just the 3.7. My next add on is a Rough Country 2" Suspension lift that I just got in today. I just wanted to say hi and thanks for all who have posted info on here. I will put some pics up as soon as I get the lift on. Also how hard are the lift kits to put on. Im pretty mechanically inclined and have rebuilt engines and do all my own work within reason so I dont think I will have much trouble....thoughts???/
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The lift is pretty straight forward. If you have that much ability and the tools it should take you about 3 hours. You just remove the struts and rear springs and put the spacers on top and then reinstall it all.

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Thanks for the info. I thought as much but wanted to make sure there wasnt some little piece of handy info out there floating around that I needed to know.
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Some tidbits : the RC lift has steel spacers as opposed to another brand that at one time used a poly spacer - that is a good thing.
The spacers are basically two steel flanges that are spaced apart by the steel cup. On the front, the strut studs go up into the spacer and bolts up, putting the spacer on top of the strut. The assembly then bolts up into the strut pocket in the uni-body. The strut studs may need to be ground down about a 1/2 in. or so to fit into the spacer. No big deal really.
A spring compressor will come in handy. Its not a necessity but I used one and it makes it a lot easier.
Make sure you get an alignment after install. The instructions in my kit did not mention this.
Check all bolts after you drive it for a couple of days to make sure everything is tight.
This would be the time to change out the shocks and or struts also. I didnt need to but its something to think about.

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