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Unread 05-22-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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Question Installing lift kit at home??

I purchased the 4 inch rough country lift. Not the x series just the basic kit, and im wondering how hard its going to be to install In my garage with one buddy to help me?? I have all power tools but no spring compressor or fancy things..

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Unread 05-22-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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I did my IRO long arm lift at home with all hand tools. I didn't have to use a spring compressor up front, but I did in the rear. They can be rented at most auto parts stores. I also have a pretty big floor jack to help get the truck in the air. You shouldn't have much trouble.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 07:40 AM   #3
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Damn thats badass. What about a pitman arm puller?
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Unread 05-22-2013, 07:47 AM   #4
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Damn thats badass. What about a pitman arm puller?
you dont need it because your first step should be throwing the drop pitman that comes in the kit in the trash
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Unread 05-22-2013, 07:52 AM   #5
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you dont need it because your first step should be throwing the drop pitman that comes in the kit in the trash
Haha really?! How come?
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:04 AM   #6
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Haha really?! How come?
dropping your trac bar and drag link arent needed at 4''. and the drop pitman will only add unnecessary strain on your steering box
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:27 AM   #7
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Agreed. Ditch the drop pitman arm and the track bar drop bracket. Its asking for trouble.

You can do it at home just give yourself lots of time and have another vehicle so you can get parts you may need. Make sure you have a good jack and stands as you will need to get the WJ up high to droop everything out. I use wood blocks along with my jack. Also be sure to get some really good rachet straps to help get the axles in place.

Also AutoZone will rent you spring compressors for free
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:44 AM   #8
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Nice! What would I do without you guys! So the pitman arm in it will reach fine and also the track bar? No issues?
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Nice! What would I do without you guys! So the pitman arm in it will reach fine and also the track bar? No issues?
Make sure you have an adjustable trac bar....and yes no drop pitman arm drop kit for trac bar
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:58 AM   #10
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Make sure you have an adjustable trac bar....and yes no drop pitman arm drop kit for trac bar
****. I dont think this kit came with the adjustable trac bar
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:02 AM   #11
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Nope, you need the X-series kit to get the track bar See if you can exchange it maybe
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:07 AM   #12
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So can I still use the stock pitman arm without an adjustable trac bar?
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:12 AM   #13
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Nope. Your steering and track bar need to stay in relation. The drop bracket lets you use the stock bar. Drop bracket NEEDS the drop pitan arm. This is a band aid and the cheap (and incorrect) way to fix the problem.

With and adjustable track bar (and no drop bracket) you use the stock pitman arm. Ths is the correct way to do it.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:17 AM   #14
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I wonder how much just an adjustable trac bar will be
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:23 AM   #15
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$140 for the JKS. Just installed the JKS a few weeks ago in my WJ
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