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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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