I just did a spacer lift, and rented the spring compressor, but it was easier without it. It was a real PITA getting the compressor inside the spring to do it the right way....and by hooking it to the outside, it caused the spring to just start bending over, not really helping much.
I got the springs out with no problem by dropping the axle as far as it would go....just unhooked the swar bar links.
Gettin them back in with the 2" spacers in place was a little trickier....but nothing a full grown man standing on the axle along with a crow bar couldn't take care of.
04 TJ Sport, lt. khaki,
2" spacers, Rancho shocks, 32x11.5's, Black steelies