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Old 03-11-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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First Lift, need some help.

I just bought a 2" coil spacer kit, and i want to put it on myself. Just trying to get as much help as i can so i dont mess anything up, and will i have to get a transfer case lowering kit?

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Old 03-11-2010, 10:23 PM   #2
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What kit did you purchase? Shouldnt need the TC drop.

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Old 03-11-2010, 10:33 PM   #3
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Skyjacker Standard 2" Spacer Lift Kit with Nitro Shocks
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:40 PM   #4
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Probably a no on the transfer case drop.

The night before you do the install, hit the sway bar links with some BP Blaster and maybe the bolt on the axle end of the track bars (front and rear).

Do one end at a time.

Jack the Jeep up from the axle and take the wheels off. Support the Jeep from the frame with jack stands and move the jack to the axle. Disconnect the sway bar links and the shocks. You may or may not need to undo the track bar and lower the axle down with the jack. The springs should slide out with a little tugging. Put the spacers up on top of the springs and put them back in. Jack the axle up to install the shocks and re-attach the sway bar links.

Easy!
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:40 PM   #5
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no need to drop the tc.
lift is very easy to install, it was my first lift install as well and did it w/ my dad in about 4 hours. the hardest part is getting the springs back on after you put the spacers in, but it is easy to figure out.

we had a forklift available to use instead of a jack, so that helped out alot, but it is definitly not necessary.

DO get an alignment right after you are done, or you could increase the risk of death wobble, that is the best advice i can give you.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:18 AM   #6
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alright thank you, how did you like the lift?
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:46 AM   #7
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DiSab, I need a favor. Could you measure your shocks for me. Give me the dimension fully extended from center of bolt hole to center of bolt hole. If possible also dimensions in the fully compressed position, center to center. Thanks I would greatly appreciate it, I need to replace my shocks and would like a real dimension to work with.

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alright thank you, how did you like the lift?
oh i love the lift, the ride is nice probably a little better than stock, and it looks really good compered to stock. you wont be disappointed.

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