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Old 08-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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RK 2.5" Max Travel Install - Tools/Welding

I have a friend that has a garage with a full lift which is nice, but neither one of us are too mechanically skilled! He inherited the lift with the purchase of his new house. Plus, neither one of us as done a suspension before. One of our other friends is mechanically inclined but hasn't done a jeep lift.

I presume having the full JK lifted up makes is easier but still not a quick procedure. So, how difficult is this? What tools would I need? I presume some air tools but I am not sure of which or what else is needed.

Also, how long should this take a couple of Noobs?

One other question, it seems as if there is some welding required with this lift, yet I see no mention of that in an install document I found online, 2010 dated though. Is that required or can that be done at a later date as we have zero welding experience.

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Old 08-27-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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Just got this from Rock Krawler:

The rear track bar bracket is the only thing that we recommend welding on. When you raise the mounting point with the relocation bracket it puts a lot more stress on the factory bracket and we have seen some fatigue the factory bracket if they are not welded on.

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So apparently a bit of welding is required.

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Old 08-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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I have this same lift coming from Jason at KOR. I spoke to him a length about my needs and what to expect with installation.

The welding is minimal. I'm no welder, but I can see from the installation instructions from RK that any experienced welder can complete in 20 minutes. Jason said it should only cost about $20 and take 15-20 minutes. It takes two small 2-3" welds.

Apart from that it's just standard tools. This will easily be my most involved automobile "wrenching" journey. The only thing I'll need to pick up is a torque wrench. I'll run down the street and rent one from Autozone.

I'm giving myself 2 days to install the lift, but that's because I'm going solo on the project.

With your group's combined experience and your lift I don't see you struggling at all. I'm confident I can knock it out because I've read countless hours of tips and instructions on what to do. And possibly more important, I know if I run into a problem I can PM the pros here at WF.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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Easy install. Air tools are not NEEDED. Hand tools. You can also get a bolted on TB bracket like Teraflex's.

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