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post #1 of 7 Old 08-27-2014, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Need some install help

I'm looking for help in the Chicago area to put on a lift, steering kit and tires, and potentially c gussets. Everything is ordered. I just don't have all the technical knowledge or tools yet to do it all. My cousin, who was going to help me do it, has to go out of country for work for a month and half, and I don't want to wait. I know. I'm impatient.

Don't know if this is the right place to post this, if it's not, tell me where I should. Thanks. Hoping for some help! Anyone in the Chicago area?
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-27-2014, 11:15 PM
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I'm going to go ahead and offer no help here and some advice;

The first two aren't as intimidating as you're thinking. Depending on the lift, just budget a whole bunch of time and it can be done fairly easily using resources like this website, the manufacterers basic instructions and YouTube (don't laugh, used YouTube twice during my install). But, like I said before, if you think it's going to take you about 10 hours, budget 20. You don't even need that many different tools... they should give you a tool list in the instructions.

I did mine by myself. It was the first one I solo'd so it took way longer than I was expecting. Other than a few bouts of frustration and being a little overwhelmed, it was a good experience.

C gussets shouldn't be done by anyone except a very compitent welder.

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agree with above -- youtube is awesome for tips on installing.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-28-2014, 10:41 AM
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Wrong end of the state or I'd be there. Post in the regional section I'm sure you can find some help, always better to do yourself just to know it was done to YOUR liking. There's somebody up there that would like a install party.
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Look up the dirty deltas on Facebook. It's a huge Jeep club in Chicago you may have better luck there

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Wrong end of the state or I'd be there. Post in the regional section I'm sure you can find some help, always better to do yourself just to know it was done to YOUR liking. There's somebody up there that would like a install party.
Thanks!
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Look up the dirty deltas on Facebook. It's a huge Jeep club in Chicago you may have better luck there
Thanks! I'll check em out.
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