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Manwithplan46151 01-18-2012 09:34 AM

Doing a lift.
 
So, I am thinking about lifting my Jeep. I have never done one. It seems pretty simple..I am caught in between paying to have it done and doing it myself. Anyone close got a few minutes that has done thier own? Would buy the beer. or soda. LOL....I am just worried I won't get it right. And then still have to pay someone to fix up my screw up....Is it simple? Thx.

CrazyDave 01-19-2012 07:27 AM

I have done a couple chevy truck lifts it's not hard if ya got all the right tools and plenty of pb blaster

waltrobak 01-19-2012 08:05 AM

If you have any mechanical ability at all and some tools, installing the lift kit is not difficult at all. That is depending on how much lift you are looking for! If you are looking to add 2 maybe 3 inches and some larger tires it is simple, you just have to replace the leaf springs or maybe add a leaf to your existing springs. When you go to 4" on up, you are getting into replacing your shocks, adding a drop pitman arm for your steering, extending brake lines and the most expensive is replacing the driveshafts. As long as you go with a small lift you will not have to go that deep, just remember to torque all of the U bolts after you replace the leaf springs. Good Luck and it is well worth it regardless what lift you decide.

swampturkey 01-20-2012 12:46 PM

Where are you located? Ive done quite a few, and have friends that "might" be willing to help lol

Manwithplan46151 01-20-2012 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by swampturkey (Post 1941359)
Where are you located? Ive done quite a few, and have friends that "might" be willing to help lol

Im in Manchester.... Looking to start on this thing tomorrow though, Might be short notice for ya. If your close to Manchester..stop on in. Im sure i will need guidance.

swampturkey 01-23-2012 06:11 PM

well, a little late on the reply, but, im nowhere near Manchester, we are all in Lexington, or close to Lexington, is D&K still up and running down there?

Manwithplan46151 01-23-2012 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by swampturkey (Post 1952891)
well, a little late on the reply, but, im nowhere near Manchester, we are all in Lexington, or close to Lexington, is D&K still up and running down there?

Hey, NP man, Sometimes it is the thought that counts.I beat on it for 2 days until past midnight. But it is installed. Having Driveline issues. U joint bad, Might have to get SYE and driveline....But we will see after I install the Ujoints tomorrow. It turned out not that bad of a job for a first time deal. Thx again.

Manwithplan46151 01-23-2012 08:04 PM

{quote} is D&K still up and running down there?[/QUOTE]
Oh yeah, I live about 3 miles from D&K, They are still going strong as far as I know.....I don't ever go over there. I know I need to start. Got a couple buddies that go there alot.

Bluegrass 01-24-2012 01:40 AM

about to get into my own lift... I bought a jeep that came with one but I am worried that not all the parts came with it. Do you have a parts list for a lift kit? it's a skyjacker 4in lift. Also any tips on doing the install or tools that help ?

97sport09 01-24-2012 02:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Bluegrass (Post 1954451)
about to get into my own lift... I bought a jeep that came with one but I am worried that not all the parts came with it. Do you have a parts list for a lift kit? it's a skyjacker 4in lift. Also any tips on doing the install or tools that help ?

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/110608.pdf
If it's the economy lift here is install instructions and parts list here, I did this same lift and was very simple. The only hard thing was getting old parts off. Need a lot of WD40/PB blaster and some bolt extractors aren't bad to have either if you have some bolts that get rounded off.

Manwithplan46151 01-24-2012 02:45 AM

I just took a grinder to all my old bolts A torch will catch the rubber on fire, Not always a good idea to use it on the bushings. Shock bolts came off OK...Spring hangers were very frozen in the sleeve. I just cut both sides of the bolts and waa laa...Off in a jiffy. Wasn't too bad and I have never did a lift at all. Never even owned a vehicle with a lift. You will need an extra hand to help. But it is simple and basic to do....Just a little tough coming off. Good luck...You can do it.

denisbaldwin 01-24-2012 07:17 AM

You should be able to do the job yourself with clear instructions, the right tools and 6 to 8 hours. Having an extra set of hands would be helpful too.


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