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Old 06-11-2013, 02:06 PM   #31
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yeah, rough ride doesnt matter much to me either...

between the two, the hydro shocks rode better on the street but the nitro shocks do a lot better offroad so you'll be happy with them.

I only had like 20k on the hydro shocks before i had to change them

the nitros seem to be a great option, though.

Good luck with the install!!!

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Old 06-11-2013, 02:29 PM   #32
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I like vehicles that crush my spleen, it's "sporty".

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:21 PM   #33
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Lift is finally going in. So far so good. Some words of advice before tackling this or any automotive project. Read the directions first and read them fully. Check your tools to make sure you have everything they mention. If they mention a wrench size make sure you have a corresponding socket size in both standard and deep well. As for the sway bar link bushings, grease them, place something solid and flat on the top, and just push them in. Don't try the hammer method. I did and the bushing bounced out of the link like a rocket, bounced off a wall, and rolled under the Jeep. Funny to picture now but it wasn't at the time. LOL More updates and pictures to follow later.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #34
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The rear is in. A couple tips for those of you who might be interested in this lift. When installing the rear track bar relocation bracket you have to drill a few holes to mount the bracket. On the lower 3/8" hole drill towards the upper end of the slot. If you drill too low it makes it impossible to get a wrench on the backside nut. When you're installing the 3/8" & 5/16" nuts "blind" in the relocation bracket it helps to put one drop of superglue on the new nut & washer to hold them together. Trying to blindly get a nut AND washer lined up with a bolt is not fun. The springs go in pretty easily and a spring compressor is not necessary if the axle is lowered enough. I did have to get the handle of the lug wrench to pry one in but it wasn't a big deal. Here's a couple pics to see the difference in spacing.

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Old 06-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #35
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Finally finished. Here are the pics.

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Old 06-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #36
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That looks awesome. No more JK envy for you!
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:10 PM   #37
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Looks awesome!
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:30 AM   #38
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Thanks guys. Time to find some dirt!

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