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post #1 of 18 Old 06-19-2011, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Rough Country 3.25" lift install

This is a picture install of the suspension system.
Once upon a time there a was wrangler, but he was too tiny for his 6 foot 8 inch owner. So he bought a mighty big suspension with his tiny little wallet.

So it began with a few boxes...

After taking off the splash guard the owner found something strange...

A BAR OF IRISH SPRING SOAP! (seriously if anyone knows why it was in there i really want to know, there were also 2 other bars wedged in the engine bay by the fuse box and by the engine coolant tank)
His buddy Jipple28 helped.

Dropping the axle.

Installing the drivers side coil.


Starting the passenger side.

Couldnt drop the axle far enough so we disconnected the control arm.

Jipple and Moose were idiots they were too stupid to use a coil compressor so they installed the coils by hand.
Because of the tension on the axle and control arm we used the most useless tool in on-road jeeping, a Hi-Jack, to jack the axle forward and reconnect the arm.

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The fronts on now.

The baby swaybar next to the new big boy quick disconnect.

After disconnecting the trackman arm for adding the re locator bracket we had to jack the axle sideways to reconnect it using, once again, the Hi-Jack.

The final product

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Replaced the old tires with the stock rubi tires that Jipple had in his backyard until my super swampers come in the mail.

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nice write up, i just put there 4" kit and there adjustable lowers on my JKU, lucky for me i didnt have any of the trouble with enough clearance to install my 4" lift coils and trackbar issues. Took me about 3.5hrs to do it in my driveway. Having a lift would made things a lot easier tho.
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Took me about 3.5hrs to do it in my driveway. Having a lift would made things a lot easier tho.
Tell me about it! This is the second suspension install I've worked on.. My uncle (a distance away) actually has a lift in his barn and all the tools and accessories a man could need. His hobby has been restoring antique cars for the last 45 years.

I would still love to know why the previous owner had 3 bars of Irish spring soap stuffed in hidden locations..

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I've noticed that alot guys are not using coil compressors to install their springs. What a headache saver.

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I've done it with and without the coil compressors. The first time we used the compressors it was a major pain the ass.

So the second lift we did, we just disconnected the control arms and was able to get the spring out and in pretty easily.

I think anything over a 3" lift the compressors help.

New lift looks good...should have kept the old rubber

Still using the stock arms?

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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Jaybee, yup still running the stock arms. Once I finish up buying and installing my lockers im gunna get around to buying the red skyjacker 8 arm kit so it can match my diff guards and my body color.

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Jaybee, yup still running the stock arms. Once I finish up buying and installing my lockers im gunna get around to buying the red skyjacker 8 arm kit so it can match my diff guards and my body color.
You could get something a lot better for about the same price....

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great write up, I too have been checkin out the RC stuff, but may go with the 2.5

as far as the soap goes.... you may wanna go through your Jeep with a fine tooth comb, drug dealers have used strong smelling soap to throw off the scent to drug sniffing dogs when smuggling packages either through ride checks or border crossings

another one is the use of fabric softener through airports but customs officers have long now picked up on this as the scent is so strong its obvious as to what is in luggage

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i wanna know wtf the soap is for?!?!

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Look inside the soap, it maybe media to smuggle drugs in...
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I'm thinking the soap was to keep mice away.

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I'm thinking the soap was to keep mice away.
Well I hope it's this and not that my car was owned by a drug dealer. Lol. I purchased my car from a dealer in newton, nj. A more rural part of nj and if they owned a barn I guess it was to keep the mice away.

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Nice lift, that is the one I intend to go with as well.

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Nice lift, that is the one I intend to go with as well.
Just a word from the wise. If your going to run your stock arm I seriously advise at lest buying the AEV geometry correcting front arm brackets if your tight on cash. It will improve the ride a little while on the road.

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Just a word from the wise. If your going to run your stock arm I seriously advise at lest buying the AEV geometry correcting front arm brackets if your tight on cash. It will improve the ride a little while on the road.
Have you noticed your rear springs are tweaked, as in not straight from the bowing???

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moose, you seem to have experience with the rough country lift and whats is needed to make them drive well on and off road. what would you recommend with this kit?
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-sus...-kit-609s.html

thanks for your help
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Why didn't you use ratchet straps instead of the fucking hi lift? A hell of a lot safer than that thing.

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