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Old 07-30-2007, 03:10 PM   #31
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mr4x4--- 2-3 hours to install a lift??? Im calling B.S.!

The Kit I have is BDS. We didn't need a spring compressor either. Biggest problem is taking bolts out. It's just a pain in the ass! And the instructions suck... If you work on jeeps, on a daily basis you'll be fine, but if you've never done anything like this before it's like reading ancient wall carvings.... The first thing it says is that it should be installed by a proffesional tech!
just like I was saying 2-3 hours for two people it takes me 2-3 hours on one axle and my buddy about the same

and for getting bolts loose I have no problems getting any of them loose even when I lifted my Comanche

although we don't have rust out here the Comanche did have some rusty bolts a breaker bar or an impact and some penetrating oil works good

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Old 07-30-2007, 04:55 PM   #32
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BTW, it also looks like the axle is pushed way far towards the back. Like the springs are damn near touching the bump stops. Is that normal when installing the lift?
Okay before you go buying things you don't need. Can we assume that your axle is still sitting on jack stands with the new springs in there? Because when you put the tires back on and let it down your springs will compress to their ride height and you will notice less of an angle with your bumpstops.

All that said when you lift a TJ with stock control arms and lifts springs it does have bring the axle back some. Not a lot and not enough to worry about at 3 inches.

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Old 07-30-2007, 05:29 PM   #33
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Because when you put the tires back on and let it down your springs will compress to their ride height and you will notice less of an angle with your bumpstops.
Yeah, but the rear upper spring buckets are a horrible design. they should have placed that at the top of the frame curve.
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:36 PM   #34
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Yeah, but the rear upper spring buckets are a horrible design. they should have placed that at the top of the frame curve.
dead on right about that bro. Staying in the rear I feel that the rear upper shock mounting points are the worst designed piece on the TJ. I was glad to see that had changed on the JK.
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Yah - the shocks are number 2 on my list of my next upgrades ... number 1 is a new rear axle.
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Yah - the shocks are number 2 on my list of my next upgrades ... number 1 is a new rear axle.
8.8's all over the place down here for like 250.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:37 PM   #37
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Ok, today we completed the entire front and rear with wheels on. Only thing left is the T-case drop.

I need to figure out something for this pittman arm. This bitch is hard as hell to get on. It's about 3/4 the way on. And yes, the splines are lined up.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:45 PM   #38
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8.8's all over the place down here for like 250.
Yeah - I'm in talks with a guy up here right now. He just dropped a load on a Dynatrac 60 and currently has a D44 with discs, 4.11's and an ARB. So if I can talk him down in price I might end up getting that.

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I need to figure out something for this pittman arm. This bitch is hard as hell to get on. It's about 3/4 the way on. And yes, the splines are lined up.
They are just tough as hell - keep at it.




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^^I'll get pics as soon as it's done!
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lol, not yet. Im finishing it when I get off work tonight. Hopefully i'll be done before it gets dark out so I can get pics. Otherwise i'll wait till the next day.
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there is nothing on a jeep that can be done in only a few minutes...
Sure...It only takes a minute to strip the torx head on a bolt.
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Sure...It only takes a minute to strip the torx head on a bolt.
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Sure...It only takes a minute to strip the torx head on a bolt.
thats true. i damaged 3 torx nuts when i tried to loosen my front bumper...
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you dont nee a spring compressor
I dont know why people think you need a spring compressor
the axle drops down enough to pull the coil out

you need jack and jackstands and basic hand tools
other then that its easy it takes me and one other person about 2 to 3 hours to complete a jeep lift kit
the first time I did one by my self it took mee 6 hours but you learn how to do it easier

a chevy truck on the other hand takes one person about 18 hours to install
When i did my 2" BB it was easyier for me to get a spring compressor then to undo the front trac arm to get my springs back in, if I had someone there to help me that may have been different. So please don't go off on people that do things different than the way you do it.

Not trying to start a flame war just sharing my opinion, some other newbie may find it easier to do it with a compressor than removing bar......
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:29 PM   #46
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Pitman arm

I know it can be hard. The arm is tapered, so just throw the nut on there are torque it on there!!
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ALL DONE!!!! It's dropped at the shop to get the alignment in the morning... I'll try to get pics tomorrow night!
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well now that its done we have to go on for like 5 months on random taangents just like tiny's lift thread

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