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Old 11-25-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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Lift kit install

Hey! I'm planning to install a lift to my 03 TJ, 2-2.5 in max. I was wondering if anyone knew a place, shop or garage, near the Loves Park/Rockford/Freeport area?

I have ZERO,NADA,NIL experience nor know how to do one so I was just going to have someone install it.

Thank you for responses!

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Old 11-25-2011, 11:45 PM   #2
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Let me give you some tips on the lift
You get what you pay for
Suspension suspension suspension
NO 2-2.5 body lift garbage
Find a buddy with experience and have him help you then you learn but it's still done right

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Old 11-25-2011, 11:56 PM   #3
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Hey! I'm planning to install a lift to my 03 TJ, 2-2.5 in max. I was wondering if anyone knew a place, shop or garage, near the Loves Park/Rockford/Freeport area?

I have ZERO,NADA,NIL experience nor know how to do one so I was just going to have someone install it.

Thank you for responses!
i live in oregon. do you know where oregon is? it's just about a 40 min drive south of rockford. i'd be happy to help when you do purchase a lift.
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:57 PM   #4
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2.25" skyjacker BBL kit with hydro shocks $229, 4wheelcustoms.com, pretty dang easy install, just read and look at pics here b4 hand (just did it on mine). I don't know of a shop in your area though, sorry.
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:03 PM   #5
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i live in oregon. do you know where oregon is? it's just about a 40 min drive south of rockford. i'd be happy to help when you do purchase a lift.
I don't know where Oregon is, yet. But I'll find out.

Hey thanks on the offer! I was thinking of doing it soon, but since snow is expected to come in as soon as next week, I think I'll hold it off till Spring.

Besides, it give me enough time to think about what/how much lift I need.

And since we're already in the topic, I wanted to ask what lift setup is best for me? First off, this Jeep is my daily driver, so I was thinking about 2-2.5 in, since I've read somewhere that lifting increases your blind spot (or reduces your mirror's vision [I might be wrong]).

And being the DD, I think the max wheel size I'm gunning for is 32's. I've read on the forums that 33's sees a noticeable loss of power.

And I want to keep it simple since, like I said, I don't have any experience of know how on lifting Jeeps, so I don't even want to think about SYE/CV's (which I honestly don't know stands for), t-case drops, etc.

Thanks again!!
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:05 PM   #6
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2.25" skyjacker BBL kit with hydro shocks $229, 4wheelcustoms.com, pretty dang easy install, just read and look at pics here b4 hand (just did it on mine). I don't know of a shop in your area though, sorry.
Thanks for the info! And I'll try and look at write-ups. But I always get lost when they start dropping parts name that I don't even know existed.
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I don't know where Oregon is, yet. But I'll find out.

Hey thanks on the offer! I was thinking of doing it soon, but since snow is expected to come in as soon as next week, I think I'll hold it off till Spring.

Besides, it give me enough time to think about what/how much lift I need.

And since we're already in the topic, I wanted to ask what lift setup is best for me? First off, this Jeep is my daily driver, so I was thinking about 2-2.5 in, since I've read somewhere that lifting increases your blind spot (or reduces your mirror's vision [I might be wrong]).

And being the DD, I think the max wheel size I'm gunning for is 32's. I've read on the forums that 33's sees a noticeable loss of power.

And I want to keep it simple since, like I said, I don't have any experience of know how on lifting Jeeps, so I don't even want to think about SYE/CV's (which I honestly don't know stands for), t-case drops, etc.

Thanks again!!
ok. i'm on here just about every day so send me a pm if you change your mind.
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That's prolly' your best bet. take some time do some research, figure out what you can afford. but most of the lifts are fairly easy to install. as long as you have the tools or have a friend that has the tools.

if you need a spring compressor, you can "borrow" one from auto-zone, you just pay a deposit, then you get it back when you bring back the compressor, sweet deal!

If you've got a little extra spending $ for a lift. Look into Savvy spring lifts, 2-3" lifts, can just swap longer springs/shocks, actually easier than doing the BBL. (budget boost lift with shocks) and still maintain a better than factory ride.
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ok. i'm on here just about every day so send me a pm if you change your mind.
Will do. Thanks.
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I just thought I would throw my .02 in here as well. I had similar experience working on Jeeps or any vehicle for that matter before I did my lift on my old Jeep. Now I have done it 4 or 5 times and could do it in my sleep. I am hopefully getting back into a jeep in the next few weeks and will possibly be doing a mild lift come springtime. I agree with the guys on here and do your research. Good Luck and have fun. DJ
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Looks like a fairly old thread but if youre still looking checkout jeepalliance.org for some local Rockford info

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