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How to Install a Rugged Ridge 2 in. Lift Kit, Poly Spacer w/o Shocks on your 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ

Installation Time

1 days

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Front installation:

1. Secure and properly block the tires of vehicle on a level hard surface.

2. Jack up front of vehicle and install jack stands under frame behind the lower link rear brackets. remove tires and front shocks.

3. Loosen, but DO NOT remove the sway bar end link’s lower bolts at axle housing on both sides. Lower front axle down until coil springs become loose. Remove the bottom bolt and clip from left front coil spring.

4. Now remove both coil springs. Remove upper bump stop (use channel lock pliers working bump stop back and forth).

5. Remove bolt from inside bump stop cup. Install bump stop spacer and original cup using 10mm x 50mm long bolts furnished. Reinstall factory bump stop.

6. Install 2” coil spring isolator pads on top of the factory pads. Raise jack up so that enough load is applied to hold the springs in place. Reinstall spring bolt and clip at bottom of left front coil. Install new shocks. Completely lower vehicle to the ground. Now tighten the sway bar endlink’s lower bolts loosened from step #3

NOTE: Repeat steps 1-6 from above to complete rear installation.