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cleveland99 03-02-2013 06:34 PM

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

MosesTJ 03-02-2013 06:51 PM

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?

cleveland99 03-02-2013 07:22 PM

Thats a long way south and no its just the sl 3.25 but thanks for the offer

Tater Todd 03-02-2013 07:30 PM

Let's talk tomorrow.

cleveland99 03-02-2013 07:32 PM

Ok cool

MosesTJ 03-02-2013 07:49 PM

Maybe I could get up there to help. Done a few lately.

SuperTJ 04-02-2013 09:53 AM

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.

Trailsnail 04-02-2013 02:03 PM

As long as its not the next two weekends, I'm in.

lee indy 04-02-2013 03:06 PM

Next two weekends I'm booked too. And I'm further south than moses

cleveland99 04-02-2013 05:18 PM

Looks like it will be end of the month first of may waaahhh waaahhh so sad

MosesTJ 04-02-2013 06:14 PM

That should work nicely

Amanda30605 04-02-2013 07:00 PM

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.

cleveland99 04-02-2013 08:28 PM

Thanks I might take you up on that

lee indy 04-03-2013 10:02 AM

you know lifts are really easy to install. 2 jack stands and a jack. and common hand tools is all it takes.

kappaknight 04-03-2013 10:06 AM

...and maybe a Sawzall, grinder, and torque wrench. (Those weren't common to me.)

lee indy 04-03-2013 10:17 AM

i guess common is subjective. but sawzall and grinder were your lift. not normal.

ob269 04-03-2013 10:30 AM

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..

lee indy 04-03-2013 10:40 AM

dont use spring compressors. just drop the axle more.

cleveland99 04-03-2013 10:45 AM

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

MosesTJ 04-03-2013 10:49 AM

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 04-03-2013 10:50 AM

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.

cleveland99 04-03-2013 10:54 AM

thank you moses

MosesTJ 04-03-2013 10:58 AM

I'm looking and everyone was naming tools and forgetting the best part, brew/shine and shit talking.

kappaknight 04-03-2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MosesTJ (Post 3588982)
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. :dance:

lee indy 04-03-2013 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MosesTJ (Post 3588982)
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.

ob269 04-03-2013 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lee indy (Post 3589157)

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.

lee indy 04-03-2013 12:26 PM

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.

kappaknight 04-03-2013 12:57 PM

Maybe the Jeep frame wasn't jacked high enough?

MosesTJ 04-03-2013 02:52 PM

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 04-03-2013 02:54 PM

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.


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