can i rent jackstands at any hardware store like home depot or do they only have them in auto parts stores. also, do they rent floor jacks? one more thing. when you intalled the lift, did you have to take it to the off road shop to get it aligned and checked out?
i've got a question. i'm trying to put on new shackles and the spring doesn't want to line up straight with the shackle. the shackle end swings out to the side. any ideas on how to align the spring up to i can bolt on the new shackles?
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I just wrapped up my RE 2.5" lift on my 93 YJ. What an adventure. Having a friend to help is a big PLUS. I live in AZ so rust was not a problem, in fact every single bolt came off with little persuasion. I don't have air tools but I do have an electric rattle gun. That thing helped tremendously.
A couple of things...
Remember that parking/emergency brake line. You might have to re-route it so you don't pull it out by the roots when you articulate down.
On the front don't forget your vacume lines to the front differential. I had to re route those also.
When installing boomerang style rear shackles from the RE kit make sure the knee of the boomerang is pointing forward... we got to do that one twice.
If you do not have a garage try the back patio. Mom did not like it at first, then she came out and saw the jeep half lifted. She liked it after that.
TRY NOT TO LAY UNDER THE JEEP. If at all possible work from the sides and not under it. I don't trust anything to hold that jeep up except its own tires.
When you are working with the little tiny brake line connectors use a small hammer to bang the wrenches, don't try and muscle it... you might round it off. (not speaking from experience or anything)
Most off all, HAVE FUN, drink a beer. Kick back. YOUR LIFTING YOUR JEEP.
I recently installed a 3" teraflex on my 02 TJ with my dad and uncle at my uncles house. We had an air compressor so we could impact the lugs and other nuts on. That saved us a lot of time. YOU NEED a spring compressor. cinching them down with the impact is even faster. When you install the coils step on the axle to droop it. that helps. take your time on the rear upper shock mounts, we stripped one out and had to get another. We werent working that hard, and it took us around 6.5 hours with many breaks in-between. On a TJ dont bother with the drop pitman arm, it would screw your front end up horribly. I got quoted 650 by a shop, which was more than the lift. the guy said he shot a coil spring by accident so i really didnt want him wrenchin on my TJ.