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post #1 of 12 Old 03-28-2012, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Lift advice

I've got an 03 WJ limited and after 2 years I've finally got the money to start some mods. Im thinking about ordering a 2 inch lift with shocks from fat bobs garage. I'm by no means a mechanic but I know my way around a vehicle to an extent like I've changed spark plugs and oil and what not. I'm going to install it myself or try to at least so how big of a job am I looking at? And does anyone have any tips or advice?

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-28-2012, 09:22 AM
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well how much lift do you want? will you be content with 2" would it be wiser to go with IRO's 3" kit, that way you already have the adj trackbar to go higher if want? what do you plan on using her for primarily? all kinds of questions you gotta ask yourself before you ask us

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-28-2012, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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It's my daily driver and I don't want it to where I have to lift my daughter up in it everyday. I occasionally go wheeling and nothing ever to crazy so I think 2 inches would be just right.
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Do you think it's something I could tackle by myself or should I seek out some help with it?
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post #5 of 12 Old 03-28-2012, 11:14 AM
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def something you should be able to do at home as long as you have the tools. a friend's help is usually good too. but yeah, it should be no problem.

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post #6 of 12 Old 03-28-2012, 11:16 AM
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Yea you can do it. It's pretty straight forward just takes some time

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post #7 of 12 Old 03-28-2012, 11:40 AM
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You can definitely do it yourself.

Not sure how old your daughter is, but if she's old enough, make it into a fun project and include her even if it's just to hold the tools... I know some of the best memories I have from childhood are helping my dad lift his XJ.

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post #8 of 12 Old 03-28-2012, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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She is 6 and she wants to help do everything I'm sure as soon as I start she will be in the garage right next to me.
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post #9 of 12 Old 03-28-2012, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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This is the kit I'm going to order. For moderate wheeling and daily driving I think it would be just right for me.

http://fatbobsgarage.com/i-6785083-j...1999-2004.html
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-28-2012, 01:18 PM
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Page 1 is the how-to. There are also a lot of comments that the shocks that come with the lift are garbage. You might want to spend a little more and get some Bilsteins. I am glad I did.


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post #11 of 12 Old 03-28-2012, 01:32 PM
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def. if this is what you plan on sticking with, go get some nice OME coils and bilstein shocks. then it'll ride smoother than a caddy

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post #12 of 12 Old 03-28-2012, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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What I think I'm going to do is go ahead and order the kit I posted with the shocks because its the same price as the one without the shocks then I'll just sell those on Craigslist or something then put that money toward some bilstiens.
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