How hard is it to put a suspension lift on a TJ? The guy that was supposed to help just went on leave for a month, and now I'm stuck with it myself, or paying $450 for labor. outside of the usual changing my oil/tires etc when needed, i haven't really gotten into working on cars. how difficult is this?
It's pretty easy . . . I think it's better to do it yourself and learn about your Jeep. Most the stuff only requires one set of hands, but having a buddy around, even if they don't know anything about wrenching does come in handy in a few spots, but if you have a good jack, ratchet strap, etc you'll probably get by alone.
Bite the hand that feeds you . . . you've had more than enough to eat already.
Have the instructions, a buddy/dad/brother, stay logged onto here, and a 6 pack. But the MOST important thing is to have someone with another car so you can ride to the parts store (or hospital) if you need to..
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It's not hard you can find a lot of web sites that have detailed instructions, much better than anything that will come with the lift kit. I do suggest another car if you need to run out for parts. I did mine without help and it took about 5 hours. but I had a problem getting the front shock nut off. If I didn't have that problem it would have been much quicker.
The lift I put on my Jeep was the first coil spring lift I'd ever done. It was pretty easy and straight forward. I'd recommend doing it yourself. You'll have the pride of ownership that comes with doing a job yourself. If it's a long arm lift that requires welding and such, then I'd recommend having some help or having someone else do the work if you don't have a welder.
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Post up on your local craigslist or something... Say like need some help putting a lift on Jeep, I'm sure there are some jeepers out there who would like to help.. but then there are those crooks and perverts...
don't know about the zone lifts, but if it has a drop pitman arm be sure to get a pitman arm puller, (rent one at autozone) I wasted 2 hours trying to get mine off before I finally just went and rented one.
I recently had a week off so I changed out my 2'' suspension lift to a 4'' lift.
I did it by my self. I did the front one day and then the rear the next day.
You will have great pride in doing it yourself. The only thing I recommend is a
coil spring compressor (I picked up for $15). I don't believe I could have
done it myself without them.