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Old 07-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Can I do a 2 1/2 inch lift by myself?

I have an 06 Jeep Wrangler Sport. I want to put 33's on it but according to multiple threads, I need a lift for it. I want to put a 2 1/2 inch lift and I was wondering if I could do this by myself. Also, would a 2 1/2 inch lift be enough for 33's?

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #2
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2 1/2 is perfect for 33's and yeah you can with basic tools and knowledge. I just finished installing my 3.25 easily

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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There are a couple of other things that need to be addressed as well. What is your gearing? You might need to regear to even be able to drive on the freeway. You also might need to do a transfer case drop or a slip yoke eliminator to eliminate drive line vibrations. Just do a lot of research and im sure you can do it.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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I used to have a 2 1/2". 33's will be tight but you'll be just fine. Don't really need a transfer case drop with a 2 1/2. The only thing you might need, and I never had to do it but one broke, is get 2 1/2 inch lift size sway bar links. And there ya go. Don't need to regear with a 4.0. If you have a 2.5L, if you have 4:10 or 4:88 you'll be fine. If not, you'll want to regear. You don't have to, but it'll be sucha turd it'll frustrate you.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #5
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I put a 4" lift on by myself, and only run 33's. You'll be fine size wise and shouldn't have any problems lifting the jeep. IF you do, this is a great website to answer any problems you may encounter!
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:21 AM   #6
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Well do research and get under the vehicle before you do anything is all I can say. I had not done a lift but have worked on vehicles. There is a lot of info out there with tips and tricks. Any lift from a budget boost to a big lift goes through the same process.


- The forum
- Every lift manufacturer has instructions available on line
- Just Google Wrangler TJ lift. There are lots of web sites and videos with information

Gather up the info and read. Get under the Jeep so you understand exactly what they are talking about. Hit every nut/bolt with Power Blaster or other a week or two before you begin.

The one thing I really liked using is a spring compressor. Some will say you do not need it etc. but is makes it soooooo much easier. You do not have to jack up as much and disconnecst as much. With the compressor and an impact wrench, i could zip down the spring very quickly and get it in/out in a few minutes.

2003 TJ, 33" BFG AT, 2" BL, 2" BDS spring lift, Truck Lite headlights, Homemade sunrider top.
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