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02 WJ 4.7 V8 04-19-2010 05:18 PM

lift kit install
 
Hey guys i was wonder if anyone on here installed there own lift kit because im looking to do it myself im a very hands on type of guy and i have all tool you can ever need and i have accesss to a lift to raise my car off the ground.. so what im looking for is help decieding what lift kit i should get and how hard was it for you who has install it

206WJ 04-20-2010 10:16 AM

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Not hard at all. Even with long arms. Just more steps.

What kit are you doing?

If you have a jack, some jack stands and sockets It's easy to install springs, spacers, shocks...


Jack up either the front or back and place on jack stands by the frame. Disconnect sway bar and shocks. Then take off the tires. Force one side to flex with the floor jack: This will make the opposite side have enough room to slide out the springs.

Pop in the new springs/Shocks, and repeat.

JDubya 04-20-2010 11:35 AM

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We need more info. How much are you looking to spend? How high do you want it? Do you want offroad performance or is this mainly for looks on the street?

FlyinRyan 04-20-2010 07:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JDubya (Post 192816)
We need more info. How much are you looking to spend? How high do you want it? Do you want offroad performance or is this mainly for looks on the street?

X2.

I installed my own lift kit. 40k on it and still truckin'.....

02 WJ 4.7 V8 04-20-2010 07:29 PM

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well im looking spend about 1000 giv or take and im looking for a 2 inch lift bc ive notice that the WJ in my opinon looks nice with a small lift and i dont think imma do long arms because its manly street riding but i might just replace them with thick bars

JDubya 04-20-2010 07:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 02 WJ 4.7 V8 (Post 193146)
well im looking spend about 1000 giv or take and im looking for a 2 inch lift bc ive notice that the WJ in my opinon looks nice with a small lift and i dont think imma do long arms because its manly street riding but i might just replace them with thick bars

I'd recommend 2" spring spacers, new shocks, and a new steering stabilizer. If you want great handling I highly recommend front and rear Addco sway bars.

On my WJ I had 2" spring spacers, Up Country springs (0.8" lift and a little stiffer), MX-6 adjustable shocks, OME steering stabilizer and front and rear Addcos. The ride was amazing, on- and off-road. It was super steady, even up around 90 mph.

The above is also really easy to install, you don't even need a spring compressor.

It's crazy but my lifted WJ seemed to have less body roll than my (stock height) WK with a rear Addco bar and SRT8 front sway bar.

02 WJ 4.7 V8 04-20-2010 07:42 PM

Re: lift kit install
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JDubya (Post 193153)
I'd recommend 2" spring spacers, new shocks, and a new steering stabilizer. If you want great handling I highly recommend front and rear Addco sway bars.

On my WJ I had 2" spring spacers, Up Country springs (0.8" lift and a little stiffer), MX-6 adjustable shocks, OME steering stabilizer and front and rear Addcos. The ride was amazing, on- and off-road. It was super steady, even up around 90 mph.

The above is also really easy to install, you don't even need a spring compressor.

It's crazy but my lifted WJ seemed to have less body roll than my (stock height) WK with a rear Addco bar and SRT8 front sway bar.

yo man thank you alot for helping out but would you happen to no any good websites where you have ordered stuff before because ive looked on here but some of the websites were ok

FlyinRyan 04-20-2010 10:34 PM

Re: lift kit install
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JDubya (Post 193153)
I'd recommend 2" spring spacers, new shocks, and a new steering stabilizer. If you want great handling I highly recommend front and rear Addco sway bars.

On my WJ I had 2" spring spacers, Up Country springs (0.8" lift and a little stiffer), MX-6 adjustable shocks, OME steering stabilizer and front and rear Addcos. The ride was amazing, on- and off-road. It was super steady, even up around 90 mph.

The above is also really easy to install, you don't even need a spring compressor.

It's crazy but my lifted WJ seemed to have less body roll than my (stock height) WK with a rear Addco bar and SRT8 front sway bar.

I went a similiar, yet different route . I went with UC springs + BB, but instead of the SS I got a JKS Adj. Trackbar. Some will argue that it isn't necessary....I disagree. I also passed on the Addco front bar, but went with a Addco 1" rear bar with Energy Poly Bushings.

Disconnect the shocks , swaybars, and front trackbar, and you will not need a spring compressor. MAKE SURE THE COILS ARE FULLY SEATED.

JDubya 04-20-2010 10:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sleepy4.7 (Post 193312)
I went a similiar, yet different route . I went with UC springs + BB, but instead of the SS I got a JKS Adj. Trackbar. Some will argue that it isn't necessary....I disagree. I also passed on the Addco front bar, but went with a Addco 1" rear bar with Energy Poly Bushings.

Disconnect the shocks , swaybars, and front trackbar, and you will not need a spring compressor. MAKE SURE THE COILS ARE FULLY SEATED.

Yeah I really liked the firmer UC springs. If the OP doesn't mind spending the extra cash and can find a set, they're great.

I got a JKS adjustable track bar but I ended up not needing it. The proper length was exactly the same length as stock so I sold the JKS and put the stock one back on. This, I heard, varies from Jeep to Jeep. Sometimes you get lucky, just like with death wobble. Some guys never get it at all while others can't shake it (no pun intended lol) no matter what they do.

206WJ 04-21-2010 12:50 PM

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Or you can get a completely new spring and shock set. They you wouldn't have to put in spacers, and you can get a better ride out of it and stay well within your budget still.


Even using OME parts. I use them, and I LOVE the ride. But many company's make 2" lift springs. It's up to the ride you want to get out of it.

I do agree with the steering stablizer too. Mine made a HUGE difference.

02 WJ 4.7 V8 04-21-2010 06:50 PM

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can you guys give me some good websites so i can take a look at bc i was looking on Summit and i found just spacers which is what i was thinking about doing bc i think i could get away with keeping my original shocks and spring bc its only a 2 inch lift also would i need to buy new bushing if i just did spacers

CherokeeOnToyos 04-27-2010 08:24 PM

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You should Deffinately upgrade the steering stabalizer after the lift. I still havent gotten mine but im going with a Rancho SS. My Steering gets allitle wobbly At 70+MPH. A new SS should get rid of that.


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