This project took me about 6 hours. I am neither a critic or a gear head. As a novice, I found this to be a challenging process, but very rewarding when complete. I would like to post my pictures of the install, but can't figure out how. If you want good pics and instructions, let me know.
Jeep JK 2.5” suspension kit (from Top Gun Customz)
FRON INSTALLATION ISNSTRUCTIONS
1. Chock rear wheels and jack the front. Jack the wheel at the frame, not the axle. The axle need to be able to move.
2. Using your lug wrench or 19mm socket, remove your wheels.
3. Using an 18 mm socket and wrench, remove the bottom sway bar bolts and set hardware aside for later use.
4. Using an 18mm socket and wrench, removethe lower shock absorber bolt.
5. Push down the axle to allow room for the coils to be removed. Remove coil springs and factory spring isolator.
6. Install new spacer over the factory bump stop.
7. Reinstall factory coil spring. Be sure to rotate the spring until the pig tail hits the stop.
8. Reintall the shock with the factory boltin the lower shock mount and tighted using the 18mm socket and wrench.
9. Reinstall the front tires/wheels and tighten to factory specifications.
Remove the jack stands and lower the vehicle to the ground. Install the the sway bar links on the sway bar using factory hardware using 18mm wrench after the vehicle is on the ground. Do not install the sway bar link on the sway bar until the vehicle is on the ground.
The drag link must be adjusted to center the steering wheel BEFORE the vehicle is driven. Failure to do so will cause a computer error with the Jeeps’s traction control system and will result in odd handling and poor performance.
REAR INTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Chock the front wheels and and jack up the rear of the vehicle and support the the vehicle with jack stands so the rear wheels are off the ground.
2. Remove the rear tires/wheels using your lug wrench or 19mm deep well socket.
3. Remove the upper shock bolt using using a 16mm socket and wrench. Then remove the lower shock bolt using a 18mm socket and wrench. Remove the factory shock.
(Upper schock bolt)
(Lower shock bolt)
4. Remove the bottom sway bar bolts. Retain bolt for reinstallation later.
5. Using a 10mm wrench remove the bolt holding the brake line from the frame. Don’t skip this step, you could damage your factory brake lines if you do by extending them beyond the length available.
6. Push down the axle to allow for enough room for the stock coil to be removed. Remove the stock coil and isolator.
7. Install the new coil spacer with supplied washer/nut retainer and secure the assembly with supplied ½” x 2 ¾ “ bolt and lock washers through the factory coil mount.
(Side view with factory isolator attached)
(Bottom. Note the coil stop located @ 3 o’clock position.)
8. Install factory coil spring isolator as shown in photos for step #7.
9. Install the top of the coil back onto the coil seat. When installing the bottom of the coil into the seat, rotate the coil until the pigtail hits the spring stop (This can be seen in the photo in step #7). Lower the vehicle slightly, watching coils to assure they properly seat on top.
10. Reinstall the sway bar link using a 18mm socket and wrench, replacing the stock hardware removed in step #4. Install the brake line bracket removed in step #5.
11. Reinstall the shocks, first by attching the upper and then lower shock bolts using the 18mm socket and wrench as seen in step #3.
12. Reintall the rear wheels/tires and tighten to factory specifications. Lower the vehichle to the ground.
NOTE: The drag link must be adjusted to center the steering wheel BEFORE the vehicle is driven. Failure to do so will cause a computer error with the Jeeps’s traction control system and will result in odd handling and poor performance.