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Old 03-06-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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Help! Lift install help

I'm trying to instal the teraflex 2.5" with shock adapters and I've followed all the directions up to the front spring install. There just isn't enough room to get the springs in. How am I supposed to?

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You can get a spring compressor from auto zone, ect. It helps if you have some to help man handle the springs. If everything is disconnected, they should go in pretty easy.

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You can get a spring compressor from auto zone, ect. It helps if you have some to help man handle the springs. If everything is disconnected, they should go in pretty easy.
I have everything disconnected even some of the brake line anchors that the instructions didn't tell me to take off.
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if you disconnected shocks, sway bar, drive shaft, brake line etc then you should be able to push down the brake rotor on the side you are working on and have plenty of room. it takes some effort to push the axle so it pivots.
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Use a pry bar they will go in.

Disconnecting the track bar helps too.

Edit: You might need a fulcrum point. Meaning a jack stand all the way over on the oTher side. Seems to help having a pivot point.
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if you disconnected shocks, sway bar, drive shaft, brake line etc then you should be able to push down the brake rotor on the side you are working on and have plenty of room. it takes some effort to push the axle so it pivots.
No need to take out the drive shaft. I replaced mine this past weekend and we took down/off:

Trackbar, front upper control arms, sway bar disconnects, shocks, and break lines. (This that was everything) After that we used jack stands to pivot the axle one side at a time.

Also check the breather hose, it was a binding point for me.
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He should have the track bars and all CA bolts loose anyways ...... Right ..... I hope
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Edit: You might need a fulcrum point. Meaning a jack stand all the way over on the oTher side. Seems to help having a pivot point.
This.. ^^

I was also installing the exhaust spacers so I went ahead and unbolted the pipes to allow more room for the driveshaft.
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He should have the track bars and all CA bolts loose anyways ...... Right ..... I hope
Yes lol it's all loosened. I also noticed the rear bumpstops block the socket from getting to one of the bolts. So I'll have to pick up a 21mm wrench tomorrow to tighten up.
I'll pick up some spring compressors while I'm there. The spring isn't even close after I push down on the axel. Rather frustrating and did a number on my hands.
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No need to take out the drive shaft. I replaced mine this past weekend and we took down/off:

Trackbar, front upper control arms, sway bar disconnects, shocks, and break lines. (This that was everything) After that we used jack stands to pivot the axle one side at a time.

Also check the breather hose, it was a binding point for me.
depending on which model if you are not careful you can damage the boot without the ds connected. it is 4 bolts and then no worries at all. it allows your axle to drop much further with it unbolted and it takes 5 minutes. You don't take it out you just unbolt the 4 bolts so it does not hang up on the exhaust. One of those tricks that makes things 10X easier.
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Yes lol it's all loosened. I also noticed the rear bumpstops block the socket from getting to one of the bolts. So I'll have to pick up a 21mm wrench tomorrow to tighten up.
I'll pick up some spring compressors while I'm there. The spring isn't even close after I push down on the axel. Rather frustrating and did a number on my hands.
bring one of your springs with you as all spring compressors don't work on front coils due to the lack of room. did you try disconnecting the front drive shaft? Makes things very easy without messing with a spring compressor.
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Yep ... I always recommend doing the stops last for that reason.
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depending on which model if you are not careful you can damage the boot without the ds connected. it is 4 bolts and then no worries at all. it allows your axle to drop much further with it unbolted and it takes 5 minutes. You don't take it out you just unbolt the 4 bolts so it does not hang up on the exhaust. One of those tricks that makes things 10X easier.
Really? I know AEV Does this but nobody else I know of. When we did a AEV 2.5. The DS barely rubbed the exhaust and the coils went in pretty easily. I did have a long ass HF pry bar.
Now if the jeep was driven and the exhaust hot. You have to be careful

I rather leave well enough alone and not disco the DS if I don't have to.
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If you have everything loosened that is listed in the instructions, you should not need a spring compressor and you will not need to mess with the driveshaft.
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I think he meeds a bowl of wheaties
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Really? I know AEV Does this but nobody else I know of. When we did a AEV 2.5. The DS barely rubbed the exhaust and the coils went in pretty easily. I did have a long ass HF pry bar.
Now if the jeep was driven and the exhaust hot. You have to be careful

I rather leave well enough alone and not disco the DS if I don't have to.
tera flex does it too. I think most recommend it. not sure why you would not want to do it the simple most easy way but hey I know sometimes the easiest way seems harder lol.
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Are you solo ?
Yeah solo. I keep trying to raise and lower different parts though I never used a pivot point.
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tera flex does it too. I think most recommend it. not sure why you would not want to do it the simple most easy way but hey I know sometimes the easiest way seems harder lol.
Off to bed but I'll take your word on it.

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bring one of your springs with you as all spring compressors don't work on front coils due to the lack of room. did you try disconnecting the front drive shaft? Makes things very easy without messing with a spring compressor.
I didn't disco it. I thought about it but It wasn't in the directions and it was rapidly dropping below 25 degrees so I adjourned until tomorrow.
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How high is your bumper off the ground? it sounds like you do not have enough lift at the frame to drop the axle enough to swap in the coil. I have done 4" coils and needed a nudge from a pry bar. A floor jack under the front diff works as a leverage point. You have to have the frame high enough to do all this.

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I use a cherry picker to install lifts.... Bob K.
Frshmt used to do this. Great idea !!
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Ate my wheaties this morning and managed to some how get the springs on
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Before and after pics?
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Ate my wheaties this morning and managed to some how get the springs on
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Looks good man. Way to stick with it! Now you need some new shoes..
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Ate my wheaties this morning and managed to some how get the springs on
Glad to hear you got er done. I was able to get the OME 2.25" springs on my Rubi JKU with just dropping the axle, removing the sway bar and shocks. I did use a pry bar on both front back but they went in fine.






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