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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Installed my lift yesterday

After sitting in the garage gathering dust for the past 2 years, I finally decided to install the 2.25 RR Lift. I ordered the kit with shocks as well.

Sorry no pics yet... I'm waiting to sell some computer components on craigslist before I buy new tires. I'm going for BFG KM's 255/75/17.

I can't believe I waited this long to install the lift. My fiance loves that she has to step up to get in the JC now.

I installed the kit with the help of a friend in just under 5 hours. I rented a strut spring compressor from Autozone and that was a time saver for the front. The front went pretty quick following the instructions that came with the kit. No serious problems. The rear was a little different though. We just disconnected the entire suspension for the rear axle and let the entire axle just drop using the jack. All I had to do was push down on one side a little bit to get the spring out. All in all, it went pretty smooth and I walked away with no scrapes or bloody knuckles.

Even without the new tires, I've been turning some heads in town. I absolutely love it! Can't wait for those new BFG's. Anyone need some computer parts? PM me..
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this thread is useless without pictures!!!!

no pictures, no lift, no jeep, nothing.



kidding.
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I am not by ANY means busting chops...

Why does it take 5 hours?? We are putting mine on Wednesday and my buddy says we can do it in his shop in like 2 hours.. We said he did a GC in like 2 hours.. not too long ago..I am doing most of the work but using his Vehicle lift. Is the lift that much help??

THX

BTW I am installing a Terflex...
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I am not by ANY means busting chops...

Why does it take 5 hours?? We are putting mine on Wednesday and my buddy says we can do it in his shop in like 2 hours.. We said he did a GC in like 2 hours.. not too long ago..I am doing most of the work but using his Vehicle lift. Is the lift that much help??

THX

BTW I am installing a Terflex...
Sure, the job can go quicker if you have an impact gun that can fit into tight spaces. My lift was installed by hand.
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what has to be done with the lift?

it looks like from reading that all you need to do for the front is unbolt the strut, pop it out, bolt on the spacer and pop it back in.

the rear looks much easier. unbolt the bump stops, shocks, anti-roll bar links, and bolt in spacer with the bump stop and reinstall your spring.
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I am def not being an A**... I was just wondering why that procedure takes 5 hours....

Just curious... thanks
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I am def not being an A**... I was just wondering why that procedure takes 5 hours....

Just curious... thanks
Two people in a shop can do anything faster than one guy in his driveway!





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he said " with the help of a friend"
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he said " with the help of a friend"
Okay, still allot different then doing it in a shop! I had three people do mine in a driveway in about four hours, tools and level of knowledge make all the diff. Install yours and let us know if you make it in two hours, my money is on longer.





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Yeah i'm sure it's going to take a lot longer then two hours. Every time i go to the shop and work on my vehicles it takes twice as long as i expected it to. You always run into problems along the way.




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