So I installed my AEV 2.5 inch kit and all four Blistein shocks and steering stabilizer. It took me and two friends a total of 7 hours with a lunch break. We used common tools, the most of which was 18, 19, 20, 21mm sockets, and some bicep power. It was my first install ever and it went on easily for a rookie in my opinion. I do have two lights on now due to the steering wheel angle, which I will wait to fix until after I put the new 315/70R17 Duratracs on next week (thanks cyber Monday and 4wd.com) and my steering wheel is at the 1'oclock position which is causing the lights, which will be realigned when the new tires and wheels go on. But aside from that, the lift is more than 2.5 inches. I know it is a day old and I do not have a winch or anything heavy on the rear either, but it is closer to just over 3 inches of lift. Super Happy with the AEV on a 2010 JKUR.