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Old 01-07-2007, 11:44 PM   #1
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lift installation tools?

i just ordered the rough country 4" lift and wanted to know what tools i need to install it because im gonna have to my a trip to the discount auto parts and rent some tools.

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Old 01-08-2007, 12:24 AM   #2
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pitman arm puller, coil pring compressor would be the first 2 to jump out at me.

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plenty of pb blaster. Start hitting those bolts ASAP.
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pitman arm puller, coil pring compressor would be the first 2 to jump out at me.
why would he need a pitman arm puller.. one should use an adjustable track bar vs a new pitman on the TJ.
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:14 AM   #5
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The kit comes with a new pitman arm.
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:04 AM   #6
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Bad things happen to TJ with you use and dropped pitman arm, spend the money and get a front adj track bar. Life will be much nicer.
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:06 AM   #7
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a drop pitman isn't needed. (edit-posted before i saw 4jeepn's post...same time)

make sure you have metric and standard sockets and ratchets along with wrenches.. definitely pb plaster along with floor jack and at least 2 jackstands. you'll also need a T-55 torx bit to disconnect the sway bar. you can use a bottlejack between the frame and axle to push it away to get the coil in.
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You just need basic tools the instructions should tell you what you need. Make sure you have a hammer so you can get the stock swaybar end links out they are a pain. You shouldn't nee to place a bottle jack between the axle once the sway bar is disconnected it will droop further. And you can also disconnect the track bar I would use at least 21in jack stands.
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You just need basic tools the instructions should tell you what you need. Make sure you have a hammer so you can get the stock swaybar end links out they are a pain. You shouldn't nee to place a bottle jack between the axle once the sway bar is disconnected it will droop further. And you can also disconnect the track bar I would use at least 21in jack stands.

i needed a bottlejack and my sway bar was disconnected. im sure i could have jacked one side up though to get some droop.
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You just need basic tools the instructions should tell you what you need. Make sure you have a hammer so you can get the stock swaybar end links out they are a pain. You shouldn't nee to place a bottle jack between the axle once the sway bar is disconnected it will droop further. And you can also disconnect the track bar I would use at least 21in jack stands.
You can get a tie-rod end puller (like a pitman arm puller, just smaller), makes removing the swaybar links easier. Might be time to look at quick disconnects

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i needed a bottlejack and my sway bar was disconnected. im sure i could have jacked one side up though to get some droop.
Did you use spring compressors BIGJEEP? I think that is the biggest thing everyone forgot to mention. You're gonna need them or you'll be doin weird stuff like BIGJEEP....haha
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Did you use spring compressors BIGJEEP? I think that is the biggest thing everyone forgot to mention. You're gonna need them or you'll be doin weird stuff like BIGJEEP....haha
if i had used spring compressors i wouldn't have had to use the bottlejack.

you've never heard of this method? works well. this method was even used in the installation instructions for a coil lift.
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Nope never heard of that. Spring compressors sound easier, and less prone to causing damage.

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