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Unread 12-10-2014, 06:28 PM   #1
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Installing a lift...on a lift?

I have access to a hydraulic lift that a buddy lets me use when I need to work on my jeep. I want to put in a budget boost with new shocks and bushings, and I'd rather do it with the jeep in the air than on the ground. A lot of the lift write ups show the axles being supported while removing sway bars and shocks and such, would that still be necessary? I think I could use a really large jack stands if I need to, but do I need to?

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I just installed my 3" IRO kit and CA's, supported from the frame, and let the axles just droop. Remember to tighten all bushings at ride height and you should be good to go. Watch the brake lines, especially the front, just in case.
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Use the lift! You will still need to loosen all control arm bolts, remove sway bar links, remove and replace shocks.
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You should not have to do any of that to install a BB. Remove the upper shock bolts with it on the ground, then raise it with the lift. The axles will droop far enough for you to slide the pucks in place. Ive installed 4" coils without a lift and without spring compressors. So a BB should be no problem at all.
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Unread 12-11-2014, 12:00 PM   #5
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A lot of the lift write ups show the axles being supported while removing sway bars and shocks and such, would that still be necessary?
Might be wise to support it, so the axle doesn't drop too quickly or further than you want.

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Remember to tighten all bushings at ride height and you should be good to go. Watch the brake lines, especially the front, just in case.
Good advice.

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Use the lift! You will still need to loosen all control arm bolts, remove sway bar links, remove and replace shocks.
Also sound advice.
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