Feeler- anyone in FTC with 2 inch spring lift experience..........
Hey guys, I have this fri/sat off and while I haven't cleared it with the wife, I have been thinking about finally putting my lift on. It is a 2 inch pro comp spring lift with mx-6 shocks and 3/4" spacers to go up front (to level out the rake). I do not have any trac bar relocater brackets or adjustable trac bars, but i recently purchased new (to me) wheels with less backspacing so I don't think I should have any problems running the lift. At any rate, if there is anyone in the area who has experience with a lift such as this, or who may want to learn with me, I would be more thank happy to supply the beverage/food of your choice. Currently, the most mechanicaly inclined things I have done to my Jeep are install a body lift, instal some motor mounts (with newracers help), and instal a steering box skid so I'm not sure exactly what I'm in for, but I guess i'll find out.
Start spraying all the bolts with PB Blaster. ESPECIALLY spray the upper rear shocks bolts. Go in through the top over between the frame and body and hit them. They have a tendency to break off and are hard to deal with if they do.
I have Pro Comp 4" springs and MX6 shocks - have had them for almost 4 years now with no complaints. The MX6's are meant to be mounted can-up.
Neil, I would greatly appreciate the help. I think I will just go to checker or autozone or something and rent a compressor. I don't think I want to go any taller cause I would have to lower my transfer case. With the 3/4 inch spacers up front, it should be a 2.25 inch spring lift and I wouldn't want to go any taller without lowering the t case, but I do have motor mount lift to compensate for that some as well. I think I will start PB'ing tonite. I think I will start dissassembling on friday around 2pm so if you and/or newracer would like to help, feel free to stop by at any point. My address is 2611 Stanford Road. It is close to Drake and College. If anyone has any tips for me, feel free to give em. I don't really have any special tools or air tools or anything, just standard wrenches and sockets, so if anyone thinks of anything else I need, let me know.
Otisdog, I've heard nothing but good things about the MX-6's so I'm looking forward to getting them on. My lift only came with two new bar pins, how many do I need total? Will I have to reuse some and is that ok?
One last question of opinion, I do have a garage albeit not a very big one. My 68 Mustang is currently residing in there but could be easily moved for the Jeep to be worked on in there but I have a feeling it would be a little cramped. So should I do the lift in the garage and be cramped, or have a little more stretching room and do it in the driveway?
Don't rent a regular spring compresser...rent a STRUT spring compresser!
Regular spring compressers work on the inside of the coil...don't work with the bumpstops in there. Strut compressers work on the outside.
If there's an Advance Auto Parts up there, they will loan you the tool (you have to put a deposit on it, then you get it all back when returned).
Taking a break right now, got the rear shocks off, sway bar disco'd, passenger spring out and new one in. May have to get someone to stand on my axle to get the driver side spring out though. Oh and I may need a smaller torque wrench.