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post #1 of 5 Old 08-17-2009, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Got my lift



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.




http://s129.photobucket.com/albums/p...t=101_2899.flv



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!

2009 Wrangler X Sport, Silver
BFG KM2's
2.5" Rough Country suspension lift
Rough Country Disconnects
Rubicon Rock Rails
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-17-2009, 09:44 AM
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Good job. Nice pictures. That is my next mission. The lift kit is in the garage have contacted a friend to install and just have to arrange our times. If I do the lift and keep the stock wheels and tires do I still have to reset the computer?

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If I do the lift and keep the stock wheels and tires do I still have to reset the computer?
No.


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post #4 of 5 Old 08-17-2009, 10:15 AM
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Makes a big difference in the feel, doesn't it? Congrats on the lift!

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yeah man, congrats, now start saving fo a 4" lift. the cool thing is that you can run 35s on that 2.5. have fun with it

I have a jeep and it goes over shit.
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