Max, as for the tracks and sway, we left em all on.
Also, the Cinderblock method works good for me. I know people will snark etc, but this is my 30th or so lift install in my garage. The cinderblock is just the right height for a 2.5 and 4" kit. I also use a bunch of jack stands at the same time. No one goes under a rig without all jackstands inplace. So yeah, it's a bit redneck, but it works. Also if anyone else can tell me how to lift the frame up 2 feet without a commercial lift, I'm all ears.
Originally Posted by plyguitar45
yea i kno about the cinder block.. we were just careful.
and thanks for the compliment. haha i was afraid i would be laughed out of here.
but idk about the impact wrench? i do my wrenching at my neighbors.
i wanna say it was a harbour freight one tho.
It's an electric Dewalt 4200 series. ($270 from Lowes). Outside of the 12 dollar grinder from Harbor freight, best tool I've bought for the Jeep.
The vent tube is right by where your rear brake line mounts on the axle. You have about 8" of play in yours, it'll be fine.
One thing Tyler didn't mention that's always a PIA, is the U-bolt alignment in the plate. It seems at least 2 U-bolts always are a bit to wide for the holes. You can squeeze and muscle them in but it's a pain. What we did, and it worked well, is to pre-fit all 8 U-bolts into their plate before crawling under the rig. If one was a bit to wide, we closed it up a bit using the vise making sure it would slide right in.
This makes it so much easier when all the holes line up.
Agree with the other folks, nice writeup. Any thoughts on this lift now that it's been on for a few months? Has it broken in yet? How does it feel relative to the factory springs?
but a few thoughts on the lift after a few months..
the springs are RUSTYY.. i had coated them a few times with rustoleum but it didn't help much. i think when i knocked the springs around installing the lift it scratched the paint up in places.
so on a good day i'll sand them down and paint over them.
but ride quality is still pretty rough, although i can't remember stock much because i only drove it that way for a month or so with a license.
i'm thinking maybe taking off track bars should improve ride quality? its on the to-do list..
and the springs have settled in a bit.. i havent taken any measurements but its nothing drastic.
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Also if anyone else can tell me how to lift the frame up 2 feet without a commercial lift, I'm all ears.
I used to jack mine up the same way then got a highlift jack makes life alot less exciting
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