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Old 03-31-2011, 08:17 AM   #1
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First timer lift install questions

I will be installing (with help from friends) a small coil spacer lift from Daystar next weekend and wanted to know from those who have done this what are the important things to remember during/after the install. Any helpful recommendations from experience? I've read that I may need an alignment afterward but I've also read that it isn't really necessary for such a small lift. The lift is 3/4" (pucks) all the way around on a JK. Thanks for the help. I'll get some pics up of before and after as soon as it's on.

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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A spring compressor is very helpful to remove the coils before inserting the pucks.

An alignment is not completely necessary but I strongly recommend one just in case to prevent uneven tire wear, especially on those nice trail grapplers you got there.

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A spring compressor is very helpful to remove the coils before inserting the pucks.
If you don't go with the compressor, just make sure to jack the jeep up as high as possible so you can just drop the axle down. With 3/4" pucks you should have no problem. Just watch for brake lines, hoses, etc getting stretched when you drop the axle
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There is no need for the spring compressor. Support the vehicle on jack stands and lower the axle with a floor jack. You will need to temporarily discconnect the rear brake line support on each side. There is a complete write up at Project JK.
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Do the brake lines supports un-connect and re-connect easily? This is something I definitely need to make sure I feel comfortable doing. Is it pretty simple to see how to do this like a clipping together similar to say "unhooking the power chords from each door when removing them?"

I'll check out the write up on Project JK.
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It's a very easy project. All u need to do is unbolt the brake line bracket that is attached to the frame, that will give u the slack u need to get those pucks in. U will need to unhook the Ebrake lines from there little hanger mounts also
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Do the brake lines supports un-connect and re-connect easily? This is something I definitely need to make sure I feel comfortable doing. Is it pretty simple to see how to do this like a clipping together similar to say "unhooking the power chords from each door when removing them?"

I'll check out the write up on Project JK.
Brake line brackets are removed with a 10mm socket.

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