Install Lift - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > WF Local > WF Local Forums for Your Region and State > Georgia Jeep Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-02-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
cleveland99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: cartersville Ga
Posts: 773
Images: 1
Install Lift

I am going to get the RC 3.25 lift sometime this month Its going on a 99 tj
looking for someone to help trying to save a little dough so i can get a bumper I live in cartersville I have a garage just not a lot of tools Thanks

cleveland99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-02-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
MosesTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jackson, ga
Posts: 1,307
I don't mind helping. I'm a long way away though,close to Macon. I do have garage and tools. Is that the 2"SL and 1.25" BL?

MosesTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
cleveland99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: cartersville Ga
Posts: 773
Images: 1
Thats a long way south and no its just the sl 3.25 but thanks for the offer
cleveland99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-02-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
Mmmm. Good Toast.

WF Supporting Member
 
Tater Todd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Over the Hills and Far Away
Posts: 9,882
Let's talk tomorrow.
__________________
"It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart" - Ulysses Everett McGill
Tater Todd is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-02-2013, 08:32 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
cleveland99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: cartersville Ga
Posts: 773
Images: 1
Ok cool
cleveland99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-02-2013, 08:49 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
MosesTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jackson, ga
Posts: 1,307
Maybe I could get up there to help. Done a few lately.
MosesTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-02-2013, 10:53 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
SuperTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Waleska GA
Posts: 2,307
I might be able to help. I have a lot of tools, air compressor, floor jack, jack stands etc.
Let me know when you lock down a weekend. Hopefully I want be on call.
SuperTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-02-2013, 03:03 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Trailsnail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cumming, Ga
Posts: 760
As long as its not the next two weekends, I'm in.
Trailsnail is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-02-2013, 04:06 PM   #9
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,276
Next two weekends I'm booked too. And I'm further south than moses
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-02-2013, 06:18 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
cleveland99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: cartersville Ga
Posts: 773
Images: 1
Looks like it will be end of the month first of may waaahhh waaahhh so sad
cleveland99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-02-2013, 07:14 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
MosesTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jackson, ga
Posts: 1,307
That should work nicely
MosesTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Amanda30605's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 36
Cleveland - I'm not sure if you've already got a good deal but if you wanna do a quick price check, my step dad's number at work is 706-356-8111. Ask for James and say you're friends with Amanda and Daniel. He will sale it to you wholesale. We can always work out getting parts to you.
Amanda30605 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
cleveland99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: cartersville Ga
Posts: 773
Images: 1
Thanks I might take you up on that
cleveland99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 11:02 AM   #14
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,276
you know lifts are really easy to install. 2 jack stands and a jack. and common hand tools is all it takes.
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #15
Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
kappaknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,294
...and maybe a Sawzall, grinder, and torque wrench. (Those weren't common to me.)
__________________
2013 Commando Green JKUR
/_|o[____]o
[1---L-OllllllO
-
()_)()_)=°°=)_)
kappaknight is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 11:17 AM   #16
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,276
i guess common is subjective. but sawzall and grinder were your lift. not normal.
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 11:30 AM   #17
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Central PA
Posts: 801
I just installed the rough country 2.5" springs on my 98. It wasn't too bad; follow the instructions included in the package..

Rent spring compressors from advance auto/auto zone/o'Reillys.. And BE CAREFUL WITH THEM ONCE THEY'RE COMPRESSED! I nearly took my finger off in a hurry..

Impact wrench will help compress them..
__________________
-Rob

1998 Jeep Wrangler
4.0 : 5 Speed : Green with Black hard top : 33X12.50 Parnelli Jones Dirt Grip's on Eagle Alloy 15x7's : e-AutoGrille's Rock Crawler front bumper with an Engo E9000 with synthetic line
ob269 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 11:40 AM   #18
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,276
dont use spring compressors. just drop the axle more.
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #19
Jeeper
 
cleveland99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: cartersville Ga
Posts: 773
Images: 1
I understand the basic lee indy but its always nice to have support from fellow jeepers and it is a good reason to hang oug and drink cold beer
cleveland99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 11:49 AM   #20
Jeeper
 
MosesTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jackson, ga
Posts: 1,307
Quote:
Originally Posted by lee indy
dont use spring compressors. just drop the axle more.
Depends on the kit. If you just do springs the control don't get loosened so it does make it harder. A sprng compressor is well worth the time to rent. I've done it both ways, while both were successful with th compressor my buddy almost broke his finger.
MosesTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 11:50 AM   #21
Jeeper
 
MosesTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jackson, ga
Posts: 1,307
Quote:
Originally Posted by cleveland99
I understand the basic lee indy but its always nice to have support from fellow jeepers and it is a good reason to hang oug and drink cold beer
See... That's why I'm coming. Plus when I did mine it was the first lift I had done. There are things you learn through experience that make it easier for the next time. Instructions with picture really help to understand where locations are.
MosesTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #22
Jeeper
 
cleveland99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: cartersville Ga
Posts: 773
Images: 1
thank you moses
cleveland99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 11:58 AM   #23
Jeeper
 
MosesTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jackson, ga
Posts: 1,307
I'm looking and everyone was naming tools and forgetting the best part, brew/shine and shit talking.
MosesTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 12:25 PM   #24
Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
kappaknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,294
Quote:
Originally Posted by MosesTJ View Post
Depends on the kit. If you just do springs the control don't get loosened so it does make it harder. A sprng compressor is well worth the time to rent. I've done it both ways, while both were successful with th compressor my buddy almost broke his finger.
Even if you're doing just a spring lift, you can still unbolt the sway bar links, shocks, etc. to lower the axle more.
__________________
2013 Commando Green JKUR
/_|o[____]o
[1---L-OllllllO
-
()_)()_)=°°=)_)
kappaknight is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 12:29 PM   #25
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by MosesTJ View Post
Depends on the kit. If you just do springs the control don't get loosened so it does make it harder. A sprng compressor is well worth the time to rent. I've done it both ways, while both were successful with th compressor my buddy almost broke his finger.
im confused a little bit here. what control dont get loosened?
in the last 12 months ive installed 14 lift kits everything from 2.5 pucks to 6in springs and haven't used spring compressors once.

jack the front end up alot. put jack stands under the frame. take bottom of shocks loose and pull the sway bar links. lower the axle. springs fall out. put new springs in. jack the axle back up and replace the shocks and sway links. no control arms get loosened. tie rog drag link all that stays. brake lines are the limiting down travel factor once the shock is removed at that point and you can pull the caliper if you need more.
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 01:10 PM   #26
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Central PA
Posts: 801
Quote:
Originally Posted by lee indy View Post

im confused a little bit here. what control dont get loosened?
in the last 12 months ive installed 14 lift kits everything from 2.5 pucks to 6in springs and haven't used spring compressors once.

jack the front end up alot. put jack stands under the frame. take bottom of shocks loose and pull the sway bar links. lower the axle. springs fall out. put new springs in. jack the axle back up and replace the shocks and sway links. no control arms get loosened. tie rog drag link all that stays. brake lines are the limiting down travel factor once the shock is removed at that point and you can pull the caliper if you need more.
I couldn't get my axle to drop far enough even with sway bar disconnected, and shocks removed.
__________________
-Rob

1998 Jeep Wrangler
4.0 : 5 Speed : Green with Black hard top : 33X12.50 Parnelli Jones Dirt Grip's on Eagle Alloy 15x7's : e-AutoGrille's Rock Crawler front bumper with an Engo E9000 with synthetic line
ob269 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 01:26 PM   #27
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,276
hmmmm. you missed something then. i pulled a set of dana 44s from a lj last weekend to get re geared and after the calipers, shocks and sway bar links came out lowerd the axle and they all but fell out. 5in lift springs.
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #28
Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
kappaknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,294
Maybe the Jeep frame wasn't jacked high enough?
__________________
2013 Commando Green JKUR
/_|o[____]o
[1---L-OllllllO
-
()_)()_)=°°=)_)
kappaknight is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #29
Jeeper
 
MosesTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jackson, ga
Posts: 1,307
Quote:
Originally Posted by ob269

I couldn't get my axle to drop far enough even with sway bar disconnected, and shocks removed.
Same problem was on a 2012. It was close on my 97' but that was a 4" lift.
MosesTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #30
Jeeper
 
MosesTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jackson, ga
Posts: 1,307
Quote:
Originally Posted by lee indy

im confused a little bit here. what control dont get loosened?
in the last 12 months ive installed 14 lift kits everything from 2.5 pucks to 6in springs and haven't used spring compressors once.

jack the front end up alot. put jack stands under the frame. take bottom of shocks loose and pull the sway bar links. lower the axle. springs fall out. put new springs in. jack the axle back up and replace the shocks and sway links. no control arms get loosened. tie rog drag link all that stays. brake lines are the limiting down travel factor once the shock is removed at that point and you can pull the caliper if you need more.
I haven't done 14 so maybe I missed it.

MosesTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC