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If you don't mind sharing what did they charge you? I can't do this but for the price may go the same route as you.


$150 Australian
It was not worth the time running around borrowing and hiring the tools to the grovel on the ground under jacks.

It was done on a hoist.
we also didn't use spring clamps, we just dropped the rear lower arm and disconnected the sway bar, a lot safer and quicker.

It could be done in under an hour.
 

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It was not worth the time running around borrowing and hiring the tools to the grovel on the ground under jacks.

It was done on a hoist.
we also didn't use spring clamps, we just dropped the rear lower arm and disconnected the sway bar, a lot safer and quicker.

It could be done in under an hour.

Yup, a hoist is much easier but many don't have access to one. What I did was minimal compression of springs, removed LCA/Sway bar, got one side done in 15 mins if I don't count the time I spent putting the TH on jacks, etc.
 

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It doesn't.
 

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What s the consensus on how the lift affects warranty?
It all depends on your Dealer and how they want to assess the situation. If you go in for a damaged strut then they may have a good argument that moving the clamping position could have attributed to the strut failure. likewise if you went on for failed front uni joints in the front axles they could argue that the increased rest angle caused by the lift attributed to their demise. However if you went in with an issue with the engine or gearbox or something it would be nigh impossible to try and blame a small lift for any issue with those components.

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^ That's what I meant, lol

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It all depends on your Dealer and how they want to assess the situation. If you go in for a damaged strut then they may have a good argument that moving the clamping position could have attributed to the strut failure. likewise if you went on for failed front uni joints in the front axles they could argue that the increased rest angle caused by the lift attributed to their demise. ...
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That's sort of what I figured. In my last AWD vehicle, which I took many places it shouldn't have gone, the struts, ball joints, cv boots etc were always going. But I think any serious strut damage is beyond warranty, and the others are just regarded as wear and tear.
 

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I deleted my previous post and this will be my last in here.

I'd like to thanks all those people who PMed me with attacks after that post, I'd never have thought lifting a jeep would garner so much antagonism, but I'm guessing this site is all one way.

Enjoy!

We will have 5 lifted by the end of the month down here in Aussie.
I don't think people really think about their words. Sorry that some people are so critical of others. Please don't think we are all that way.

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Central Kentucky, USA

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I apologize for not scanning through all 100+ pages. I just did the lift on my TH with some custom ordered spacers: 3/8 on top and 1/2 on bottom. For the bottom, is it recommended to somehow "extend" that pin on the bottom of that funky looking strut hat so that it can actually seat correctly??
 

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I apologize for not scanning through all 100+ pages. I just did the lift on my TH with some custom ordered spacers: 3/8 on top and 1/2 on bottom. For the bottom, is it recommended to somehow "extend" that pin on the bottom of that funky looking strut hat so that it can actually seat correctly??

As long as it sits flush on the LCA your good to go. I tried to make sure the spring was oriented the same way as it was before I took it off. As far as I can tell it hasn't turned. I've had the lift on for almost 3 months now, thousands of miles and numerous offroad trips.
 

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Okay good, that's reassuring. I used a big clamp compressor which only fit in the wheel well one particular way. Worst case scenario the spring would be rotated an inch or two in either direction but it does sit flush with the LCA. I just wasn't sure if it had to be oriented in an exact position. Welp off to firestone to get her aligned, then phase two: tires and rims.
 

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Just in case there inst already enough before and after evidence...

Before:


After (Taken after a few trips around the block and a day or two to settle):


2016 TH. Everything else is stock other than the pod lights and big ol' 5' antenna.
 

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^^ Nice contrast pictures!
 
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I tired the best I could to capture the same exact angles. You can see the Jeep is about half a foot closer to the house due to driving it but you can clearly see a difference in the wheel-well.
 
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Love it!

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