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Old 09-27-2007, 09:51 AM   #1
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Again a LIFT question

its actually simple i think i was wondering if a four inch lift kit on a 98 sport wrangler can be done by yourself or do i have to go to some place to get it done?

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its actually simple i think i was wondering if a four inch lift kit on a 98 sport wrangler can be done by yourself or do i have to go to some place to get it done?
Trick question. If you mechanically inclined and have jacks, jackstands, air tools (regular will work, but air is best), a grinder, a good welder (depends on the lift - some need welding), the space, the time, and an understanding wife, you can likely do it yourself. If not, call around and have somebody else do it.

When I was ready for my lift, I bought it from the best (= cheapest) source I could find and then started calling around to see who could install it for me (at the best price too). Could have done it myself, but 1) didn't have the time, 2) would have somebody to yell at if they messed something up, and 3) would have somebody to help fix it later if I buggered something up in the field.

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Trick question. If you mechanically inclined and have jacks, jackstands, air tools (regular will work, but air is best), a grinder, a good welder (depends on the lift - some need welding), the space, the time, and an understanding wife, you can likely do it yourself. If not, call around and have somebody else do it.

When I was ready for my lift, I bought it from the best (= cheapest) source I could find and then started calling around to see who could install it for me (at the best price too). Could have done it myself, but 1) didn't have the time, 2) would have somebody to yell at if they messed something up, and 3) would have somebody to help fix it later if I buggered something up in the field.
Its almost worth it to put the lift on yourself, just to learn how things work. But on the other hand i wish i would've got mine done at a 4x4 shop.....
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:32 PM   #4
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its actually simple i think i was wondering if a four inch lift kit on a 98 sport wrangler can be done by yourself or do i have to go to some place to get it done?
It all depends on what kind of lift, but 90% of the time they can easily be installed over a weekend with an extra set of hands.
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I did my own lift but I do know how to work on cars. I did a pro comp lift with a few wreches and a jack and jack stands
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its simple, but just time comsuming. As parts fall off, you know where to put the new ones. Ive done a ton of them with helping hands and it takes about 6 hours( without air tools). You learn alot when you do it yourself and you understand what exactly every piece functions. Go for it, nothing can go wrong cause its all just bolt on, if anything, it will just take long than you expected.
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It's a good experience. Especially the first time or two. No forum or tech write-up can replace what you'll learn doing it. You'll feel like you've had your ass kicked when you're done but still kind of a good feeling when you did it yourself. And if you jack it beyond belief, get it driveable and have the shop undo your mess.

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