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
I don't do this for a living I do body work and custom paint
but I am very good at working on all aspects of a vehicle
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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Originally Posted by Brian V
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.
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......