Jeep JK Wrangler 2 ½” Lift Kit Instructions Front Installation Instructions

Jeep JK Wrangler 2 ½” Lift Kit Instructions Front Installation Instructions
Jeep JK Wrangler 2 ½” Lift Kit Instructions
Thank you for choosing Fat Bob’s Garage lift kits. We recommend that all lift kits be installed by a certified
professional that is knowledgeable of disassembly and reassembly procedures. Post installation checks
are always recommended after installing aftermarket parts. Installing parts without proper knowledge and
tools may jeopardize the integrity and safety of a vehicle, and Fat Bob’s will not be accountable for
improperly installed parts and vehicle damage.
Lifting a vehicle does cause the center of gravity to raise and rollover may become easier, always avoid
situations where a rollover may occur and always wear seat belts. Larger tires will cause braking
performance to decrease. Mixing of brands and lift components is not recommended.
Important Note: The draglink must be adjusted to the center steering wheel BEFORE the vehicle is
driven. Failure to do so will cause a computer error in the Jeep’s traction control system.
Kit Contents:
2-Front Coil Spacers
2-Rear Coil Spacers
2-Front Shock Extensions
2-Rear Shock Extensions
4-Brake Line Relocation Brackets
2-Hardware Bags
Tools Needed:
10mm Wrench & Socket
14mm Wrench & Socket
16mm Wrench & Socket
18mm Wrench & Socket
19mm Socket
Jack & Jack Stands
Torque Specs:
Front Lower Shock Bolts: 58 ft/lbs
Rear Upper Shock Bolts: 20 ft/lbs
Sway Bar End Links: 75 ft/lbs
Brake Line Brackets: 16 ft/lbs
Rear Spacer Retaining Hardware: 98 ft/lbs
Wheel Lug Nuts: 132 ft/lbs
Front Installation Instructions
1) Block rear wheels and jack up the front of the vehicle and support with jack stands so that the front
wheels are off the ground.
2) Using a 19mm socket remove both front tires.
3) Support front axle with jack See Photo 1 and using 18mm socket and wrench remove the sway bar
bolts. See Photo 2 Retain hardware for later.
Photo 1
Photo 2
4) Using 18mm socket and wrench remove lower shock bolt.
5) Remove brake line support from frame and retain hardware for later. See Photo 3
Page 1 of 5 Photo 3
Photo 4
6) Lower jack supporting axle so there is enough room for the coil spring to be removed. See Photo 4
7) Install the new spacer, bump stop and spring isolator as shown in picture. See Photo 5
Photo 5
Photo 6
Page 2 of 5 8) Reinstall factory spring and make sure spring is turned all the way to the spring stop. See Photo 6
9) Install the shock relocation bracket as shown in picture See Photo 7 in the lower shock mount using
the provided 1/2” X 3” bolt, nut, and washer. Install shock in bracket using stock hardware.
Photo 7
Photo 8
10) Install brake line relocation brackets using stock bolts and new ¼” X 1” bolt with nut. See Photo 8
11) Reinstall tires and lug nuts and tighten.
12) Remove jack stands and jack and set jeep on the ground. Connect sway bar using stock hardware.
Sway bar must be connected with jeep on the ground. Make sure all hardware is tight and check
periodically.
Page 3 of 5 Rear Installation Instructions
1) Block the front wheels and jack the jeep up and support it with jack stands on the frame so the rear
wheels are off the ground.
2) Using a 19mm socket remove the rear tires.
3) Support the rear axle with the jack. See Photo 1
Photo 1
Photo 2
4) Remove upper shock bolts using 16mm socket. See Photo 2
5) Using 18mm socket and wrench remove lower sway bar bolts and retain hardware for later.
See Photo 3
Photo 3
Photo 4
6) Remove brake line support from frame and retain hardware for later. See Photo 4
7) Lower the axle down so that the coil spring and isolator can be removed. Make sure not to over
extend the ABS brake line.
8) Install coil spring spacer with retainer nut and ½”x 2 ¾” bolt with the flat washer then the lock washer
and tighten bolts. See Photo 5, 6, and 7
Page 4 of 5 Photo 5
Photo 6
Photo 7
9) Install the factory isolator and coil spring and raise axle slightly so that coil spring seats in place and
springs will not fall out of place.
10) Reinstall the lower sway bar end links with stock 18mm bolts and tighten.
11) Install rear shock extenders on the top mount using the 10mm x 80mm bolts and washers and
tighten. See Photo 8
Photo 8
Photo 9
12) Install brake line relocation brakets using stock bolts and new ¼” X 1” bolt with nut as shown in
picture. See Photo 9
13) Reinstall tires and tighten lug nuts and set the jeep on the ground.
14) Check all fasteners for proper torque, test brake system before driving to ensure it is working properly,
and get the jeep professionally aligned.
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