I bought a 2.5" Rough Country suspension lift and some quick disconnects and started looking at what it would cost to install. This is the first vehicle I've ever owned where I took it out of stock configuration so I had no clue about doing it myself. I checked several different places and came up with a price range of $230-$580! I'm not broke, but I ain't no millionaire either. So I put a message out on a site to see if someone would be willing to help me install them. jscwerve responded back to me, named his price and I was off to Denver!
I helped as much as I could, but since the last time I was under a vehicle was auto class back in 1980, I had to sit back a bit and watch.
Those are JC's gams under there!
The rear installation went pretty smooth. JC was nice and even gave me a set of Rubi shocks to replace my factory X ones. The front install had a couple of minor hiccups. The bolts for the shock brackets were a bit too big and the nuts wouldn't screw all the way on. JC was able to drill out the mount holes and had some extra nuts around...what a relief!
After it was finished I parked up next to JC's jeep. I pull up on a ramp so I wouldn't feel so inadequate!
It cost me less than $100 in "liquid refreshments", which I should've taken pics of but forgot!
I took it out the next day to a mild trail and got my first taste of what it's like to have the quick disconnects
The day after I took it to a trail (Johnny Park road, in Colorado) that was rated a 3, should've been rated a 4. But with my stock tires I was able to climb this hill, and a few more like it.
Only thing I can say is this damn jeep hobby is costing me money!
Thanks again to JC and maybe we'll meet on the trails some day!