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JeeprDC
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« on: July 11, 2019, 09:49:03 PM »

Hi All,

First time poster... long time lurker. I have a Rough Country 2.5 spacer lift kit (budget). I need to get installed but I donít want to get killed in labor. I live in the city and most of my friends arenít ďmechanicallyĒ inclined lol. I my self have never worked on a Jeep so I donít want to mess it up and I donít have tools or space to even attempt it in the parking garage of my building. My question is are there any shops that are recommend if I bring them my kit to have them install it at a fair price? I really want to learn how to work on my Jeep but need to sit this first mod out. Any recommendations would greatly be appreciated and thanks in advance!

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 10:00:33 PM »

Why sit it out?  That is something that a lot of us would be willing to help with and you can learn while we show you. Post up in the wrenching parties asking for help and space.

I know a lot of times my garage/driveway has been used as has others here. Depending on how far you are willing to go, and the timing, I bet you could get some of us to help you out.

Just a thought. You can learn so much about your suspension just looking on and asking questions. Not many shops will let you in the back while they work either.

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Dain

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JeeprDC
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 11:26:49 PM »

Thatís a great idea! Thanks!!!

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R3
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 05:03:13 AM »

I have tools, a garage....need help ask. Be happy to host a wrenching party

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 02:12:14 PM »

I have tools, a garage....need help ask. Be happy to host a wrenching party

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Thanks R3 and yes I would like to take you up on that offer! I really also want to learn, having always wanting a Jeep since I can remember but my long term GF (now ex thank god lol) was so worried about owning one. Finally got one .. Iím still waiting on my rims and 35 tires to come in .. and just debating going with the teraflex lift instead of the rough country spacer lift from what Iíve been reading. I can supply plenty of pizza beer heck bourbon and Irish whiskey if everyone likes that as well haha. Iíll message you when I have delivery dates and we can talk. I really appreciate the help and thank you. I have a feeling this jeep is going to make me want to move out of DC and back into Nova so I can have a garage lol.

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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 03:26:00 PM »

If you can swing the tereflex lift, i would say to do it. I have helped to install a few of those. They are nice kits. And post up when you know dates, I would be happy to help if I am free.

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Dain

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R3
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 05:03:19 PM »

So some thoughts on lifts. Look up in the tech section. I did a write up on mods.

JL or JK?
JL will be ok on 35s stock.

JK... Not so much.

Lots of options...cheap is not the way to go. Leveling and cheap puck kits do not perform well.

Short arm kits in OEM frame locations induce axle steer. Drop mounts put your geometry back to OEM.

Long arms kits reduct axle steer making drivability much nicer.

There is a lot to consider with a lift...lots of math to make sure that it not only works well be performs well.

Stay away from cheap....

Question. Why a lift? Is there a goal for the build? Have you wheeled it as is? OEM is pretty capable out of the box.

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 05:04:50 PM »

Feel free to call me to chat.
540.761.1831

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RRR
17 JKURR
EVO long arms and King Coil overs
37 BFG KM3
Dynatrac, PSC, Barnes, Ried, RCV....


"Keep calm and carry on, No Thanks! I would rather raise hell and change the world."
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 05:55:43 PM »

Lift and tires look good.  Skids are forever and never regretted.  JKs and JLs are damn capable stock, until you screw up.  Lift and tires let you to go places that stock skids may not be up to.  Show or Go?  As an XJ guy I will let those who have suffered stock damage reccomend skids.  Consider it.  Lifts change, skids you keep forever and make off roading fun, not regretfully expensive.

John
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 06:05:14 PM »

Hold a lift party, install what you have.  Take some of the money you save and buy some skids.  Run the new lift, and then upgrade the lift if you want to with an undamaged rig.

John
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2019, 09:24:00 AM »

I have tools, a garage....need help ask. Be happy to host a wrenching party

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Thanks R3 and yes I would like to take you up on that offer! I really also want to learn, having always wanting a Jeep since I can remember but my long term GF (now ex thank god lol) was so worried about owning one. Finally got one .. Iím still waiting on my rims and 35 tires to come in .. and just debating going with the teraflex lift instead of the rough country spacer lift from what Iíve been reading. I can supply plenty of pizza beer heck bourbon and Irish whiskey if everyone likes that as well haha. Iíll message you when I have delivery dates and we can talk. I really appreciate the help and thank you. I have a feeling this jeep is going to make me want to move out of DC and back into Nova so I can have a garage lol.

Take a read here. http://novajeepers.net/index.php?topic=30671.0  Some thoughts from the cheap seats.

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RRR
17 JKURR
EVO long arms and King Coil overs
37 BFG KM3
Dynatrac, PSC, Barnes, Ried, RCV....


"Keep calm and carry on, No Thanks! I would rather raise hell and change the world."
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2019, 10:03:41 AM »

Hold a lift party, install what you have.  Take some of the money you save and buy some skids.  Run the new lift, and then upgrade the lift if you want to with an undamaged rig.

John

Buy some kids?  Back away from the brown water, John!

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