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Old 04-03-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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Another vote for doing it yourself (budget boost)

Just got through installing a 2 inch BB on my 01 Sahara. If I can do it, anyone can. I had searched this forum for weeks trying to gather all the info I could. I finally went ahead and did it. I didn't take me two hours like other people said-more like 7 hours. That was partly because I don't have very good tools or mechanical skills. I had to use a spring compressor on the front. Just could get it to flex enough to get the coils back in. It looks great and rides great. No problems at all so far.

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:35 AM   #2
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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I am pretty mechanically inclined and it still took me like 3½-4 hours, I wasn't trying to get hurt so I took my time
Yeah and around here we got at pics
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:57 AM   #4
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Are you planning on putting bigger tires?
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:55 AM   #5
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Don't you have to have a certain number of posts before you can add pics? If not, I will post them asap. Also, I've got 31 inch BFG's. That's all I want. I had an '89 with almost 6 inches of lift and 33's. I like the ride a lot better with just the 31's and the BB.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:04 AM   #6
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Before and after pics. Before on the left. After is with a 2 in BB.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:05 AM   #7
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Sorry, before is on top-as if you didn't know.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:14 AM   #8
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Looks good love the color
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:17 AM   #9
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Sorry, before is on top-as if you didn't know.
Lookin good! So you like the ride better than stock? I have a bb lift on mine and I'm looking to replace it with some 2" longer coils.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:07 PM   #10
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What bb did you use? Shocks? That I'm a lot like you and have been researching. after seeing that picture I'm ready to pull the trigger.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:58 PM   #11
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I can't tell any difference in the ride, honestly. It took me about two hours to do the passenger side rear, then only about 30 minutes to the other side. The front was a little harder. The springs came out very easily, but they didn't go back as easily. I would recommend you have a better floor jack and jack stands than I did. That was some of my trouble. There a lot of very good write ups on this forum and I referred to them quite often.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:00 PM   #12
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looks GREAT!!!! NICE JOB!!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:03 PM   #13
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Oh yea, I used a kit I got off Ebay (from Fat Bob's Garage) . I ordered the spacers and the bump stops separately. The spacers were 49.99 and the stops were 25.00-free shipping. So for 75 dollars, i got what I needed. I'm running my factory shocks for the time being. I do not do any off-roading so I think I will be ok.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:26 PM   #14
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yeah... you'll be fine...
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Did you need to do a realignment after the install. I feel I can do the install and I really only off road lightly a few times a year. Any tips for a newb to look out for and can you say where you got the spacers for the stops?
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Looks nice!

I did a BB last year. Like the OP it took my buddy & I all day and then some and that was with a shop full of tools

I definitely had to have mine realigned afterwards - I got the death wobble shaking of a lifetime driving it home. It all worked out just fine since I was taking it to get new tires the next day anyhow.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:25 PM   #17
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goinbroke89 - Looks fantastic!! Love the color, btw. I want to do this, but time is the commodity I simply do not have. Will coordinate the install with new tires, maybe.
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Nice Looking Jeep!
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Well done! Nice Jeep as well!
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:58 PM   #20
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I haven't had it aligned yet. It is not pulling to one side or the other when I let the steering wheel go. I will get around to getting it checked soon. I don't drive it much anyway.
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Yea but your toe in is way off. When I did my 1.75" lift my toe in was ¾"
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:53 PM   #22
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Looks good goinbroke89.......

Here is mine:

Before and After, sorry for the poor pics.....
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