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post #1 of 10 Old 02-15-2011, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Skyjacker Lift Install Questions

I'll be installing a Skyjacker lift on my '03 TJ next week. I was reading over the instructions and it doesn't say that a spring compressor is needed. Will the springs come out without compressing them? Also I heard a couple of years ago that the bushings in the Hydro shock weren't any good. Is that still a problem?

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-15-2011, 08:59 AM
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Yes they will come out w/o compressing them, you just need to droop the axle down far enough to get them out, your new springs I'm assuming are longer so when you go to put them on you will have to droop the axle a little further down as well.

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Got it! Thanks a bunch.
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rent a spring compressor from auto zone, makes things a million times easier. ask me how i know
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Yes they will come out w/o compressing them, you just need to droop the axle down far enough to get them out
How do you know that without him telling you how much lift it is? Try doing that with 4-6" springs without spring compressors.

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I'll be installing a Skyjacker lift on my '03 TJ next week. I was reading over the instructions and it doesn't say that a spring compressor is needed. Will the springs come out without compressing them? Also I heard a couple of years ago that the bushings in the Hydro shock weren't any good. Is that still a problem?
That depends on the lift size and the bushing thing was fixed years ago.If you're doing a 3" lift or more,rent (FREE)a set of coil STRUT compressors or it's going to be a PITA without disconnecting the control arms in the front.The rear is a piece of cake.

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How do you know that without him telling you how much lift it is? Try doing that with 4-6" springs without spring compressors.
For the part you quoted me on I was refering to him removing the stock springs since that is what most people are removing when they go for a lift, as far as putting new springs in I should have been more specific, and the above post cleared that up.

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It's a 3" lift, I understand what you guys are saying about no problem getting stock springs out but getting new springs in may need to be compressed if i can't getting axle dropped far enough. Thanks guys!
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It's a 3" lift, I understand what you guys are saying about no problem getting stock springs out but getting new springs in may need to be compressed if i can't getting axle dropped far enough. Thanks guys!
The rears will go in no problem and the fronts should too.It never hurts to get the coil strut compressors just in case.

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Alright Boogieman will do. I'll rent compressors before I "park" the jeep. Thanks!
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