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Unread 12-26-2006, 11:59 PM   #1
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ZJ 3" spring lift

I got a Teraflex 3" coil supsension lift for christmas me and my dad are doing the installation tomorrow and I just need to know which type of spring compressors I should rent. Shucks has the internal coil spring compressors and the external strut compressors. I think I heard somewhere that the strut compressors are a lot easier to work with. Which one should I get?

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Unread 12-27-2006, 02:39 AM   #2
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External is only one that will work, no room in there for the internal. Good luck and post some pics...
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Unread 12-27-2006, 06:18 AM   #3
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Good luck and definately get the outside spring compressors. I made a mistake and picked up the inside, and boy was I frustrated.
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Unread 12-27-2006, 07:16 AM   #4
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Good info there. Make sure to get an alignment after the lift. That is the number one cause of Death Wobble in ZJs.


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Unread 12-27-2006, 07:58 AM   #5
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Try and get the coils in without the compressors first. Its rather easy if you jack the body up as high as you can and put jackstands or jackstands with sturdy blocks under them holding up the body. They you use a floor jack to drop the axle as low as it can go after you disconnect the lower control arms, shocks, brake calipers, rotors, antiswaybar, and you may need to remove the steering setup from the knuckles and pitman arm and also disconnect the trackbar from the axle. You should be able to step on the hub and remove the old coils and with someones help step on the hub again and put the new coil in. Another thing that helps is a bottle jack wedged up in there pushing the axle down if you need a extra inch. Its easier said than done but it is much easier than screwing around with the compressors. Once you get them in there its tight quarters and you dont want a compessed coil coming back in your face .
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Unread 12-27-2006, 10:28 AM   #6
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Alrighty, external compressors it is. I'll sure be back here if i have any trouble and will definately post some pics. Thanks for the help.
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Unread 12-27-2006, 08:03 PM   #7
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Can't wait for pics! Where did you get the kit and how was the price?
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Unread 12-28-2006, 12:44 AM   #8
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It took me and my dad about 6 hours to do the entire back end, (clearerly we are skilled mechanics) we've given up for the night and will hopefully finish it tomorrow. I'm just a little concerned about how close the new sway bar link is to the wheel. About 1/4"
Heres a pic of the back side with the rock lights on

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Can't wait for pics! Where did you get the kit and how was the price?
My dad got me the Teraflex kit for christmas, he bought it at a local 4x4 shop it was probly around $500-$600.
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When you get your new aftermarket wheels with less backspacing than stock say 3.75 to 4 inches, that swaybar endlink won't be a problem.


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