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Old 04-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Lift ::::take it somewhere/or do it yourself? I

I'm trying to explain to my dad that putting a new suspension and lift on my jeep is easier than he thinks I helped my buddy put his on and it works amazingly , he thinks that it's to hard and only a shop can do it . YOUR OPINION= do it our selves and save money or sen it to a shop and pay a lot more than we want?

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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Hands down do it yourself. I've done 3 so far and they aren't hard just time consuming.

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Hands down do it yourself. I've done 3 so far and they aren't hard just time consuming.
No special skills needed right just some time and hard work?
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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Righty tighty, lefty loosey is the only skill required. And a few cans of PB and maybe a cheater bar
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Righty tighty, lefty loosey is the only skill required. And a few cans of PB and maybe a cheater bar
A cheater bar??
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:25 PM   #6
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A pipe that slips over a wrench to increase the torque. A few bolts may be seized up. An impact gun works best
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:36 PM   #7
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A pipe that slips over a wrench to increase the torque. A few bolts may be seized up. An impact gun works best
Ooo okay yea makes sense alright well appreciate the help I can now prove my dad wrong thanks
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:03 PM   #8
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With the tools I have available in my garage, I did my own. Spent too much money over the years building up the stockpile of tools to not use them.

If I had to do it in my dads garage, I'd likely just pay to have it done. He doesn't have anywhere near stuff I'd need.

If you've Got a decent socket set, a grinder with a cut off wheel, a torque wrench, impact...that's all you really need.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:23 PM   #9
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With the tools I have available in my garage, I did my own. Spent too much money over the years building up the stockpile of tools to not use them.

If I had to do it in my dads garage, I'd likely just pay to have it done. He doesn't have anywhere near stuff I'd need.

If you've Got a decent socket set, a grinder with a cut off wheel, a torque wrench, impact...that's all you really need.
Well I'm 17 so yea I'd love to have a bigger off tool but my dad in my luck has all those tools . And just by research it'd a pretty simple process is it not???
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #10
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Unless your father was kind enough to be the one paying for it without you having to pay it back.... just do it yourself. Not hard, can be a little frustrating and time consuming but its a good learning experience and youll have the satisfaction of knowing you did it yourself. Plus, then you can take the money it would have cost bringing it somewhere and put that back into your rig.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:54 PM   #11
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Yea It's a jeep that me an dad have spent hours of bonding working on that's another reason I wanna do it ourselves
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:42 PM   #12
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Yea It's a jeep that me an dad have spent hours of bonding working on that's another reason I wanna do it ourselves
Based on this statement make sure you can get the bolts loose that go thru the leaf springs first. Soak them with PB for awhile. You might want to pick up a small propane torch or even have a sawzall on standby. Mine were a #$%^$%
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Based on this statement make sure you can get the bolts loose that go thru the leaf springs first. Soak them with PB for awhile. You might want to pick up a small propane torch or even have a sawzall on standby. Mine were a #$%^$%
I have read "PB" all over this website what is the stuff
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PB blaster it's a good penetrating oil like WD-40 but a lot better
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YJs are easy to lift your self no real special tools just a jack good jack stands a can of penetrating oil and time. There is a great seance of pride doing it your self. I started small now into building 3 different jeep projects a whats left of a toyota pick up truggy project, doing all the work to my DD and helping friends.
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A cheater bar??

Yea, if you dont know, have a friend at least help you....
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There's no chance my dad would ever be willing to help me tackle a lift install, even in my you get years when I lived there. If you guys have been doing everything yourselves up to this point, I would see no reason not to do the lift also.

It's pretty simple and relatively self explanatory for the most part. A 4.5" grinder will make quick work of stuck bolts, and only costs about $20 at harbor freight or stores of that kind. A propane torch helps out also.

I'd say to tackle it yourselves. You'll never have a better time to bond than while getting an older vehicle running and looking good. My dad was quite the mechanic in his younger years, but by the time I was old enough to wrench he had stopped doing any work on cars and stuff.

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