Installation Time: Weekend
September 19, 2017
Good kit for the price
The kit comes with really nice instruction that are printed in color and on high gloss paper. It makes the installation really easy to understand. With that being said, the installation of these lifts inevitably creates some problem solving that needs to be done. If you are not generally familiar with the Wrangler suspension, I would have a shop put this in for you.
For example, this is a basic kit so it does not come with adjustable control arms. So, if you need to adjust caster angles on your axle, you should have a plan for this before you start.
Here is another example, if you have an 03 - 06 Wrangler with a front transmission skid plate, this plate will need to be removed or trimmed up in order to make room for the front drive shaft. If you try to install the lift with this plate on, you will bend your front drive shaft. Be careful to watch this if you attempt the install.
There was one issue with the lift that I'm still trying to resolve with ET. The front sway bar links were manufactured incorrectly. The bushings were welded on 90 degrees in the wrong direction. As always, ET has been super helpful and responsive in working this issue out with Mammoth. It is a small issue, and I'm likely going to upgrade them to disconnects anyway, so whatever.
I know this review comes across as negative, but the kit is really good for the price. I would buy it again without hesitation. If you are looking for something to tide you over before you do a long arm investment, this is a good one.
When asked below about how long it takes to install, I'm on the fence. My initial response would be shop install, but I'm giving it a weekend install time. Most of these Wranglers have rust, and getting bolt out takes time, torque, chemicals, and heat. It is a struggle. This weekend rating is given if you are somewhat savvy with this process of doing a lift kit on a Wrangler, and you have a buddy to help.