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post #16 of 189 Old 09-02-2009, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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got the lift on. everything is all good, except the rear sway bar is off thanks to the axle shifting with the new springs and shocks. im thinkin im just going to get a trackbar bracket. ill post pics tomorrow. it looks awesome


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post #17 of 189 Old 09-02-2009, 10:36 PM
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looks good man. props for installing the lift yourself

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post #18 of 189 Old 09-02-2009, 10:41 PM
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its christmas in september! the UPSanta man brought me some presents! lift and tuffy security console, which wasnt even supposed to come till friday!



also, i bought 6 ton jack stands so i could put my lift on, and i thought they were going to be similar to my brother's 3 ton stands. they're not. haha they're HUGE compared to the 3 ton



cant wait to put it on!
Now the real fun starts,...putting it together.

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post #19 of 189 Old 09-03-2009, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Now the real fun starts,...putting it together.
look 2 posts above. its all on baby

heres some pics. i dont have any good after pics because my camera is a POS. it turns off everytime i take a picture, before the pic ever saves onto the camera

also, i just ordered the rear trackbar bracket from RC, so i'll get that thrown on to re-center the axle once it arrives

the new parts


the old front parts


i dont know how anybody could POSSIBLY get the new springs on without a spring compressor... unless you're superman.


front done


front after


rear in


its back on the ground now, and im really happy with it. ill post some good 'after' pics once i figure out whats up with the camera

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post #20 of 189 Old 09-05-2009, 11:30 PM
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Good job with the lift install! With all the work I've done to my Jeep, I'm still not brave enough to mess with a suspension lift -yet. Too many variables to consider.

I'm just curious, is a 2.5" lift the magic number before changing over to a t-case lowering lit, dropped pitman arm, bumpstop extensions, slip yoke eliminator, etc???
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post #21 of 189 Old 09-07-2009, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm just curious, is a 2.5" lift the magic number before changing over to a t-case lowering lit, dropped pitman arm, bumpstop extensions, slip yoke eliminator, etc???
i sure thought it was. im still confused about bump stops, but read here to learn up on them
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/bu...points-734737/

as for tcase drop, every jeep is different. some will need them, some wont. im trying to install mine now. you should be fine without all those other things though.

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post #22 of 189 Old 09-18-2009, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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finally got the tcase drop on today. she drives SO smooth. i love it. no more bummin a ride to work.

edit: oh and the rear track bar bracket. rear axle re-centred

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post #23 of 189 Old 09-18-2009, 10:48 PM
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looks good man!
i bet getting those springs in were a pain in the ***, I remember putting mine in, believe it or not, I did it myself, and just man handled those springs in, real harsh on the back aha.
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post #24 of 189 Old 09-19-2009, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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looks good man!
i bet getting those springs in were a pain in the ***, I remember putting mine in, believe it or not, I did it myself, and just man handled those springs in, real harsh on the back aha.
Keep the pics coming!
yes, those springs were a ***** to put in. ill take plenty of pics once i get a new camera (im actually leaving to get one in about 15 minutes). the old one was acting up, we took it back to the store to get it replace, ends up they dont sell that camera anymore because it sucks. we got our money back though

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post #25 of 189 Old 09-25-2009, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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got my new camera, and i went out and took a bunch of random pics, just 'cuz i could.

heres a before shot i forgot to put up


and after



and some random pics




my brothers stock XJ


JVC head unit (was already there when i got the Jeep)


new kenwood speakers


my sweet $10 wal mart shifter. it has blue LEDs in the top.


VIPER security system. if anyone knows how to work this thing, please let me know. i read the manual did what it said, nothing happened. there are green and red lights blinking every few seconds. i have a remote for it with 2 buttons.

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post #26 of 189 Old 09-25-2009, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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wow. my new camera is great much better quality than the old one

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post #27 of 189 Old 10-02-2009, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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after the lift when on, i started noticing a nasty rubbing sound when steering all the way left or right. i figured out it was the steer stops, and they needed to be adjusted. found a write up, for i had no clue even where to look, and learned that it was a really easy thing to do. i got under there and threw 2 washers on either side. 15 minute job, and no more rubbing! woot!

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post #28 of 189 Old 10-02-2009, 07:21 PM
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looks good im still building mine what a slow process being in Kollege

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post #29 of 189 Old 10-03-2009, 06:15 PM
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Your wrangler is cool. Purple is a color that you dont see to often. Good luck with future mods.
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post #30 of 189 Old 10-03-2009, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Your wrangler is cool. Purple is a color that you dont see to often. Good luck with future mods.
thanks! its literally the only one of that color that i've seen in person. and theres only one other that i've seen online.

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