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Old 11-19-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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Lift kit question

I'm probably getting a lift kit for my 89 yj here soon. My question is would you guys recommend me installing this myself or paying the bajillion dollars in labor for someone else to do it. Any comments are helpful. Thanks

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Do it yourself. It's not difficult at all. Rough Country has a decent instruction guide with their lift kits.

Only problems you'll run into really are rust. There will be things you might have to cut some bolts. The RC kit comes with a lot of replacement parts, and you can order some too.

Grab a buddy, a case of beer, and set aside 5-6 hours on a Saturday.

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if you cant get somthing loose a propane torch and some liquid wrench can work wonders, a breaker bar also helps
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:13 PM   #4
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Do it yourself. It's not difficult at all. Rough Country has a decent instruction guide with their lift kits.

Only problems you'll run into really are rust. There will be things you might have to cut some bolts. The RC kit comes with a lot of replacement parts, and you can order some too.

Grab a buddy, a case of beer, and set aside 5-6 hours on a Saturday.
Haha alright thanks for the encouragement. So it shouldn't be that hard huh?
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if you cant get somthing loose a propane torch and some liquid wrench can work wonders, a breaker bar also helps
Alright thanks I'll remember that. What's a breaker bar though?
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:38 PM   #6
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A breaker bar is like a longer version of a ratchet. I'll put a picture below. It allows you to get more leverage, making it easier to break the bolt loose.

By the way, buy PB Blaster and spray down any bolts or nuts you'll be taking off with it. Stuff works wonders.
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Ok cool thanks. And I've already invested in a can of pb blaster haha
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:09 AM   #8
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are there any recommendations regarding brands (if I missed any)? I have heard good and bad things about practically every single kit maker (duh, like that was a news )
I'm looking for a 1" body lift and would hate to change it for this one reason or another ones it's mounted (sorry I'm lazy. Guilty as charged )
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Dont' waste your time unscrewing bolts. Cut everything off and replace it.

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