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Unread 02-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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This is Arya my 02 TJ

Well, got my 4inch N2.0 Rough Country lift in on Tuesday



I just put my jeep in the garage and sprayed down all of the bolts with PB Blaster to help make the install a little more smooth. I'm going to install it tomorrow morning with the help of my brother and a couple buddies. I'll take some pics during the install to kind of show it's progression.

But for now here is a picture of her sitting at the top of Viking Mountain in the East Tennessee portion of the Appalachian Mountains.



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Unread 02-11-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Ok, so we got the lift on last night. We finished her up at about 2:30am, it took us right at 8 hours but we would have been done way sooner had the lower control arm bolts came out easier.


Here is everything removed from one side. The lower control arm bolts were a pain in the butt so we ended up using a combination of a Port-a-band and a grinder with a cut off wheel to just cut them off and replace them with new grade 8 bolts. A little note that wasn't included in the instruction booklet about removing the stock strut is that in order to access the nut from the top on the passenger side, you need to remove the air box. I'm sure most already know that but I figured I'd share that.


Here is a picture of the new control arms, shocks, and springs mounted. The installation of these is pretty straight forward except having to man handle the axle in order to get the springs in and the control arm bolts to line up if they are being a pain.


This is a picture of the new shocks and springs installed on the rear. The main problems we had here were getting one of the new holes drilled on the track bar re location bracket because the drill wouldn't fit. Luckily I had a smaller drill and bit that barely fit. Also, Reaching the upper shock bolt on the passenger side was a bit of an issue. We just had to use an extra long extension (about 5 extensions put together haha).


And here is her today on top of Viking Mountain in the snow. She did fairly well other than it pulls to the right a little because it is out of alignment. I also have to install the 4WD linkage fix that came with the kit. I also did the transfer case drop which literally took me about 5 minutes.


Up next on the list are some new tires (not sure what I want yet), front and rear bumper with a swing out tire carrier, winch, high lift jack, and some rock sliders. There will probably be a good bit of time before the next additions while funds increase.
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Unread 08-23-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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Well it's been a while since I've done anything to the Jeep. The money situation hadn't gone the way I had hoped but I did get around to installing my 4wd shifter bracket last night. Only problem was when I got in there I found this, looks like the PO didn't know how to adjust it or broke it so he decided to weld it. Now I can't adjust it do it looks like I'll be ordering a Novak.
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Unread 09-22-2012, 07:56 PM   #4
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Painted the fenders flares today.

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Also, I'm about to pick up a transfer case shifter, adjustable track bar, and a transmission mount so I should have those to put on soon. I know this is a super slow build thread but the budget is super tight and I've been traveling quiet a bit for work.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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Came home to a suspicious package leaning on my garage door


When they opened the package they found this track bar


I PB Blasted the bolts so I can get that bad boy on this weeked.
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Unread 09-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #6
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Just replaced the Track Bar, set the toe, and centered up my steering wheel.

Out with the old


In with the new



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Unread 10-06-2012, 02:11 PM   #7
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Today I fixed the transfer case shifter linkage so that I can use 4 low. Also, swapped out the transmission mount to fix the rattle\ clunk. I didn't have my phone at the time so no pics but I do have some ill post out old race cars.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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Today I got some goodies from brown Santa. An src bumper and some d rings!
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Unread 10-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #9
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looks good so far, keep up the good work has your lift sagged at all yet?
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Unread 11-02-2012, 05:09 PM   #10
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Today just did some small work. I replaced the broken windshield washer nozzle and I replaced my ignition actuator pin.

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And the new one
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Unread 11-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #11
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looks good so far, keep up the good work has your lift sagged at all yet?
Thanks man it's slow progress but ill get there.

No it hasn't sagged much if at all. I'm really happy with its performance for what I do with it. I would em recommend it to anyone on a budget and only uses there rig moderately.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 03:44 PM   #12
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It's been a while but I finally had the $$ for some new shoes. I had the tire store order some 33x12.50x15 Goodyear MTR with Kevlars. Get them put on tomorrow and I can't wait. Also, over the weekend We got to play in some snow.



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Unread 02-04-2013, 05:49 PM   #13
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Good looking Jeep man, How big you plan on going with it?
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Thanks man! I plan on keeping with the 4 inch lift until I can buy another car as a daily driver then I plan on going with a long arm kit, axle swap, etc.
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Just got these bad boys on!
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