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post #1 of 95 Old 11-20-2008, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Rough Country 2.5" lift install/write-up.....

Well, this will be my first lift kit install and thought I would do a write up. It will be filled out over the next few days as I finish up the install.


One word of advice, DON'T DROP AN AXLE ON YOUR HELP UNTILL AFTER YOUR DONE, not before.


Ok, for now, some before and during pics:



note the inverted rear springs




front bumper height, before:



And one of where she sits now after I dropped the axle on my brothers arm:




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post #2 of 95 Old 11-20-2008, 08:57 PM
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Rusty, just got my 4" RC kit in the mail. I'll be doing mine over Thanksgiving break (can't wait).... but I guess there's no need for a build thread on mine. You already beat me to it. I'll be watching this one for problems you run into.

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Yep, I hope to do a full review/write up including an "tools needed" list after I finish up tomorrow.


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Tomorrow! Wow, you're a hard worker. Mine has been taking a month! ha ha, but I'm away at school and only get a few hours on Saturdays to tinker with it. Like I said before, waiting for Thanksgiving break where I have a full 3 days (hopefully) of uninterrupted work. Of course, mine is getting an 8.8 rear, D30 out of a 95 4-cyl up front, SYE, SS brake lines, steering stabilizer, new clutch, rear main seal, and Pacesetter headers. Everything is a mess in my Father's garage! Plus I'm not a master mechanic.... just a weekend warrior who's so anal I measure everything 5 times before cutting.

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I am putting my 4" RC on my bare frame in the morning. Woulda been done today except the spring bolts do NOT want to come out... so I shot em with PB but will probably cut them. Looks like you already have more luck than I do.
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I am putting my 4" RC on my bare frame in the morning. Woulda been done today except the spring bolts do NOT want to come out... so I shot em with PB but will probably cut them. Looks like you already have more luck than I do.
That is because I started with cutting them. I have all new bolts. So I said screw it and broke out the grinder with cutoff wheel. FYI, expect to use up one every two bolts or so. At least I did.


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Hey rusty, you used the same image twice up there.

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I am putting my 4" RC on my bare frame in the morning. Woulda been done today except the spring bolts do NOT want to come out... so I shot em with PB but will probably cut them. Looks like you already have more luck than I do.
With a 4" kit you'll be putting on a dropped pitman.
If your stock pitman is still in good shape will you send me a PM?
I know someone who did a manual steering to power steering conversion and is in need of one.

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Good luck on the install. I want to see total lift gain with your kit, since I forgot to measure mine before and after... :-P
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With a 4" kit you'll be putting on a dropped pitman.
If your stock pitman is still in good shape will you send me a PM?
I know someone who did a manual steering to power steering conversion and is in need of one.
If his isn't in the best shape you can have mine.

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Well, this will be my first lift kit install and thought I would do a write up. It will be filled out over the next few days as I finish up the install.


One word of advice, DON'T DROP AN AXLE ON YOUR HELP UNTILL AFTER YOUR DONE, not before.

Ok just to make sure......I need to wait until im done with the kit to drop the axle on the arm of my helper....ok I think I got it....
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This all looks so familiar. Mine is in a similar state right now and I'll be off all next week to work on it.
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Rusty I would say you should be in good shape to get it done in a few hours since you are cutting the bolts off but like you said above you forgot to hurt him after you got done, it might take alittle longer. It took two of us two nights at about 4-5 hours a night to get my 2.5" on. Had one stubborn bolt and only a sawsle to cut it off so it took about an hour on that. Good luck you will be riding high after the lift. My springs weren't as bad as your and I got a total 4-5 inches out of the lift. My front bumper was at the exact same height as yours and not it sits at 23 inches off the ground. good luck and be careful!!!
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OK kit is on and the jeep is home. WOW was this night and day for ride quality, you will see why in a bit when I get the thread organized. I have major vibes but that could be due to the net gain of 6" in the rear and a bit over 4" in the front. An SYE is gonna be in order I belive.

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I had the same problem when I installed my BDS. Try the t-case drop instead of the SYE until the springs settle a bit. My problem almost disappeared when my springs settled down to real close to the 2" promised on the springs.

No sense in dropping big bucks if you don't need it. BTW, what size lift shackles?

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