I'm ordering the 2" Budget Boost w/ shocks for my WJ
I want to know if I should take it somewhere and have someone else install it or if this is doable. I have fair amount of experience when it comes to mechanical work, but little to none exprience in suspension for cars.
I would love to have someone here who has installed this lift on their jeep give me advice. Thanks.
07-21-2010 08:25 PM
its the easiest thing ive done to my jeep other than pumping gas go for it
07-21-2010 08:27 PM
haha that's calming for me...
So switching the shocks won't be a big deal
07-21-2010 08:32 PM
naah not too bad, what kind of shocks?
07-21-2010 08:34 PM
I'm not sure, rusty's doesn't show a picture of the spacers and shocks here is the link:
Im 18 and I put on my 4in lift by myself so im sure you could do a budget boost. Its best to have someone give you a hand though.
07-21-2010 10:58 PM
Just take your time, read the instructions and spray pb blaster on every bolt you have to remove. That will make them come off a lot easier.
When I did my BB, I read the instructions at least 15 times and ended up doing the install in my apartment parking lot. It isn't difficult, don't get frustrated and post up any problems.
07-21-2010 11:38 PM
if you're worried about removing the front shocks you're on the right track ratcheting wrenches, vise grips, and a helper make them a lot easier to deal with.
07-22-2010 12:11 AM
I did mine myself in about 4 hours. Get spring compressor first and if you dont need it then great but its alot better than walking to rent one because your jeeps in peices haha.
07-22-2010 11:46 AM
so do I need any other special tools other than a spring compressor?
07-22-2010 11:50 AM
i didn't use a spring compressor. i just let the axle drop. Be careful with the spring compressor mess that up and getting hit with a coil sucks.
07-22-2010 11:53 AM
The only time I needed it was passenger side up front. the axel just wouldnt droop enough. Otherwise if you jack up the oppisite side your working on it will lower the side your trying to work on.
07-22-2010 12:02 PM
Socket set, pb blaster, jack stands, and floor jack are the only things necessary (If im missing something correct me). Spring compressors are a good idea to have though even though you may not use them.