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post #1 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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lifting this weekend

Im going to lift the jeep this weekend I have the teraflex 2.5 spring lift what tools do I need. How many jack stands how many jacks will I need? do I need chauks for all four wheels?


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post #2 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 07:13 AM
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You'll need sockets, a breaker bar and a torque wrench for tools (and some backing wrenches occasionally). Two jacks and two jack stands worked well for me. Just make sure they don't fall over as you need to lift to pretty high heights. I also only chocked one of the wheels left on the ground but I was on a level surface.

Also, check this out: http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-write-...ation-write-up

It has some good tips you might not think of in it. Good luck!
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post #3 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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is it easier to remove the tires?

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post #4 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 07:20 AM
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When I did my RK 2.5" lift, I had 1 jack - but two would have been good (if you have them). At least 2 6Ton Jack stands as you will need to get it on stands and pretty high. Makes taking the springs out/in much easier.

You only need to chock 1 wheel. If using two jack stands. If you have 4 Jack stands and are just going to jack up both ends at once, I would still use a chock on while it's still on the ground. Safety is never a bad thing. 6 Ton jack stands will have the weight associated with them to be safer as well as a little more height. remember you will be under it mucking around, so you need the heavier rated stands.

Should be fun and probably take 3-4 hours total to do.
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post #5 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 07:25 AM
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I needed a cheater to re torque the control arms. 125 foot pounds when under the jeep with not much room to work was tough. For me anyway.
And CHOCK THOSE WHEELS! I forgot and now I have a divot in my driveway. Thank God it wasn't in my chest.
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post #6 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 07:26 AM
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Yes you should remove the tires as you will need to flex the axles down to give you the room to remove/ install the coils.
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post #7 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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I have two rubber trailer chocks I was just wondering if I needed 2 more I guess not if you take the wheels off.

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post #8 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 07:41 AM
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Pull the brakeline brackets from the frame to eliminate the chance of overextention. Pop the breather tubes from the axle as well. If you unbolt the front drive shaft at the axle this will eliminate the bind at the cv and get the axle to the ground allowing the springs to fall out.
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post #9 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 07:44 AM
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You will be fine with 2 jack stands and at least one good jack that has a lot of travel. Just work on one end at a time. I did my lift by myself and just worked on one corner at a time. The 6 ton jacks would make things much easier as I only had 3 ton jacks. Wasn't a big deal until I got to the final front corner. I couldn't get the axle to droop far enough and ended up lowering the axle to the ground and I still had to squeeze the coil to get it to fit.
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post #10 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Wait do I need to replace the track bars for my lift?

JK Monster Rear Forged Adjustable Trackbar
SKU: 1754418
The rear adjustable trackbar is required on lifts of 2.5" or more. The trackbar is designed to be used in conjunction with a trackbar bracket and helps to restore the trackbar to a natural position to keep the rear axle correctly centered under the vehicle. The trackbar bracket is designed to withstand the added abuse when used in extreme off road situations.

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I have a front adjustable trackbar and Adjustable LCA's with my RK 2.5" lift and a rear bracket used with the stock track bar, so no adjustable bar in the back and I don't seem to have an issue. Of course you can get adjustable upper and lower control arms front and back as well as a adjustable track bar for the back. But, you don't "need" them. Hey.. They say you can't take it with you anyway. One day, I hope to add UCA's to the front and LCA and UCA's to the back along with the adjustable track bar. but that is down the road some as it's sort of a "if it ain't broke.. don't fix it" thing I got going on my lift.

Man, wish I had the time to wonder your way this weekend to help with your lift install. As they are fun to do.
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post #12 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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I have a front adjustable trackbar and Adjustable LCA's with my RK 2.5" lift and a rear bracket used with the stock track bar, so no adjustable bar in the back and I don't seem to have an issue. Of course you can get adjustable upper and lower control arms front and back as well as a adjustable track bar for the back. But, you don't "need" them. Hey.. They say you can't take it with you anyway. One day, I hope to add UCA's to the front and LCA and UCA's to the back along with the adjustable track bar. but that is down the road some as it's sort of a "if it ain't broke.. don't fix it" thing I got going on my lift.

Man, wish I had the time to wonder your way this weekend to help with your lift install. As they are fun to do.
I will take pics for you..

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You should not need an adjustable track bar with a 2.5" lift. It should have a relocation bracket for the rear.
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post #14 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 02:14 PM
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Chaulked the rear with the tires on, did the front - chaulked the front with the tires on, did the rear. Two jackstands and one jack worked for me, though having one extra jack would be handy. Good luck, be safe, and post pics when you're done!
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post #15 of 17 Old 01-21-2014, 03:14 PM
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Same here, one jack and two stands. Raise one end by the axle. Place stands under the frame. Let the axle down. If you couldn't get it high enough, just remove the wheels and let the axle droop.
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