We'll be installing a Rubicon Express 3.5 inch suspension lift on T8er's JKUR on Saturday, July 12th in Pine Junction (near the intersection of Hwy 285 and CO 126). Hopefully we'll get started around 9 am and be done around 2 or 3 pm. Between T8er and I we have a decent amount of experience with this kind of work but it will be our first time lifting a JK.
If you want to stop by to help or learn, or just to bench wheel, send me a PM with your actual name, phone and email contact info and I'll provide directions. I'm looking forward to wrenching on a new rig and hope to meet some of you in the process.
You mean my lift Brian? Lol. You should pm me what you spent on that bad boy. Been thinking about a long arm for this lj.
if you do go long arm, look at kits that have the bent arms...meaning ones that stay straight off the frame mounts, then arc down to the axle mount. If not the rear arms will drag and be a big anchor on ledges.
Anyone else interested in coming? Even if just to stop by and take in our handy work after running something off the 285 corridor. We'll be having a few beers on the deck after we're done. Send me a PM for directions.
I'm about to pull the trigger on the metal cloak 3.5 and definitely dont want to pay anyone to put it on. Think that'd be something we could tackle in a day?
Not too difficult at all....just be sure to start soaking all your nuts and bolts with PB blaster...The only thing difficult about the MC suspension is compressing the front springs to get them in. Those SOB's are long but I really like them. Are you getting new track bars too? Prepare for all the other things you'll need too such as extended brake line (YJ's work great), bump stop needs (poly performance body lift pucks are cheap and you can cut them down to size), and driveshaft/SYE issues but I'm sure you are already aware of all that. You will love that suspension!
I have heard that it is pretty awesome. I have installed springs before and usually install everything I buy myself. The kit comes with front and rear track bars. Definitely use tools everyday for work so I definitely want to do this, just would be cool to meet new people and see old ones and have a good time.
Rock Krawler X-factor Short Arm 3.5, 35 general red letters