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Old 10-11-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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trouble with lift installl

im stuck, what else can i try... i have disconnect swaybar, drop arms and track bar, jacked oneside of the axel up to lower th other but im still and inch of getting it in???? would it simply be the need of spring compressors, or is there something else ive completly forgotten?

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Old 10-11-2008, 06:57 AM   #2
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Did you disconnect the shocks?

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Old 10-11-2008, 07:02 AM   #3
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yeah

yeah ive taken the shocks and factory springs out,on both sides
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im stuck, what else can i try... i have disconnect swaybar, drop arms and track bar, jacked oneside of the axel up to lower th other but im still and inch of getting it in???? would it simply be the need of spring compressors, or is there something else ive completly forgotten?

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I just went through this. There are people who told me I didn't need a spring compressor. I worked hard and I was stuck like you. I did get the one side in without it. But let me tell you, it was much easier to just use the tool recommended for the job. If you have a parts store close I'd call and ask if they have one to rent.

If not, you may have to jack up the body farther... and disconnect more from the axle. Drop it on the floor.
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what size lift? If its a BB, you dont need a spring compressor.
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Look to see what is keeping the axle from coming down. When I did mine, the front driveshaft was hanging up on the skid. Once I took the skid off, I had plenty of room to install the springs. Check your brake lines as well.

The other thing to keep in mind is that whatever the problem is, you'll have to do something permanent about it or it will limit your flex. I modified the way the skid attaches so the drive shaft has room to move.
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what size lift? If its a BB, you dont need a spring compressor.
i needed a spring compressor when installing my 2" BB. but i only disconnected the shocks and swaybar.
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:37 PM   #8
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DON"T FORGET ABOUT THE DIFF VENT ON TOP!
Disconnect so you don't F'it up.
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i needed a spring compressor when installing my 2" BB. but i only disconnected the shocks and swaybar.
I did it the same way, 6 times. Jacked up one side of the axle, got my scrawny ass in the wheel well, stood on the axle, got the spring to sit on the perch, gave it a big kick, popped in, repeat other side. I also did it with a 1" spacer on top of 2" spacer with rubi coils. When I put the new lift in, I needed a spring compressor.
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You will need spring compressors, unless you have everything disconnected from the axle, my axle was completely out when I installed my RockKrawler lift and I still needed spring compressors.
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Anything bigger than a 2", spring compressor is highly recommended.

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