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Old 05-13-2017, 12:53 PM
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Just completely wimped out on installing my 2.5 lift

So I went out this morning to install my 2.5 re lift with rancho shocks and re correction brackets and completely wimped out. Raised the rear axle and when I went to lower the jeep down on jack stands, there was a little movement of the jeep and I freaked out. I've done 2 lifts on my old z71, and did a 2.25 on my old tj all in my drive way with floor jack and jack stands, but for some reason I freaked out on this 2017 jku.

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You just have to commit to it, you've done it before so you can install one on your JKU. Be safe, use caution, and read the directions a couple times before doing it, you'll be good to go

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I think what it was, was on my jk, I lifted one wheel at a time and put each corner on jack stands individually vs this morning I tried doing both rear axles at 1 time and the movement just freaked me out. I'll give it another go putting one corner on jack stands at a time.
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I think what it was, was on my jk, I lifted one wheel at a time and put each corner on jack stands individually vs this morning I tried doing both rear axles at 1 time and the movement just freaked me out. I'll give it another go putting one corner on jack stands at a time.
chalk your front wheels when lifting up the rear. Also put the jack stand under as you lift it up. that way if it does fall it will hit the jack stand.
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Fear is natures way of telling you something.
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This past week I went to Natural Bridge State Park in KY. Being as I am not in the shape I used to be, I decided to take the lift up. It is one of the ski lift style with out any foot rest and only a bar across the front. I got on and as soon as it left the platform, I started freaking out. If I jump now, I won't have to endure the rest of the trip. At this time I was 40-50' up - that not that far to jump!!. Anyway I closed my eyes and everything was OK and made it to the top. Funny how things that didn't used to bother you can catch you off guard. I ended up hiking the 1.25 mile path down.

I lost a classmate in high school being crushed under a car. Since then, I always place the tire I took off under the frame. That way in worst case, if it falls, the jeep will rest on the tire with up to 12" of space for me. As my dad would say when I was growing up "When you get thrown from the horse, get right back on!".
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