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 Post subject: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:32 pm 
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I'm gonna be installing my Daystar 2.5 lift kit myself. Don't have any experience with jeeps and was wondering if anyone would be available to help me out? I'll supply beer and have the grill going. Just wondering what I need to make this a smooth install. Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:40 pm 
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I'm sure there is an install thread somewhere on here. Take a look in some of the older posts.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:26 pm 
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When and where? My son and I installed my Daystar 2.5 " lift and learned a lot on this site. Check out this thread. viewtopic.php?t=26190 Very helpful.
We're fixing to pull the 454c.i. in his '71 Chevelle SS so he can start the rebuild but I'm sure we can spare a day to help...especially when there's a beer bribe involved. :pepper: Let me know.
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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:00 pm 
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Great tech article. I'm going to go off those directions. I'm hoping to install on Saturday. My break braket extensions should be delivered tomorrow. Just not sure where yet. My driveway is at in incline. Try'n to find a flat driveway today. I will be taking the struts off and then taking them up to my local good year so they can take them apart and reasemble them with the new hardware. Should cut the install to 3 hours. ( I hope ) I know it's very short notice but will apreciate any help. And yes beer will be supplied.

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Cragar 16x7 Soft 8's
245/75/16 Good Year Wrangler DuraTrac's
painted gas cap

Future mods: CAI, ARB front bumper, JBA UCA's, Warn Winch with some Recovery gear...


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:31 pm 
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I would be but idk anything about doing a lift on a KJ(aint never done one b4 on a KJ). Are you in Atlanta? Bc im near tifton if you know where that is and i got a flat drive and garage. Tifton being about 4 hours south.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
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Yeah I'm in Atlanta right off of 285 in Dunwoody. Thanks for the offer on the driveway; but I've allready set everything up with my local good year.

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Cragar 16x7 Soft 8's
245/75/16 Good Year Wrangler DuraTrac's
painted gas cap

Future mods: CAI, ARB front bumper, JBA UCA's, Warn Winch with some Recovery gear...


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10-4 but when were you thinking about doing it? Dates plz!

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
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6spdKJ wrote:
I'm hoping to install on Saturday.

Ouch! My son and daughter are coming over Saturday, 04/10/10 for bbq ribs on the "barbee" and while here Scott and I are going to unbolt the engine in his Chevelle (parked in my yard) and get it ready to pull. I suspect Summer will help also (redneck girl). Sorry, man. Good luck on the lift. Make sure you've got good, strong ratchet straps...indispensable.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:47 pm 
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mag03kj wrote:
10-4 but when were you thinking about doing it? Dates plz!


again all depending on the arival of my brake extentions. This Saturday, April the 10th. Going to try to get started when I wake up. ( 7-8 am )

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Cragar 16x7 Soft 8's
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painted gas cap

Future mods: CAI, ARB front bumper, JBA UCA's, Warn Winch with some Recovery gear...


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
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jhblackwell wrote:
6spdKJ wrote:
I'm hoping to install on Saturday.

Ouch! My son and daughter are coming over Saturday, 04/10/10 for bbq ribs on the "barbee" and while here Scott and I are going to unbolt the engine in his Chevelle (parked in my yard) and get it ready to pull. I suspect Summer will help also (redneck girl). Sorry, man. Good luck on the lift. Make sure you've got good, strong ratchet straps...indispensable.


no worries. A BBQ sounds much better than lifting a jeep anyways. Enjoy the weekend

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DayStar 2 1/2 inch lift
Rancho RS5000 front struts
Rancho RS5000 rear shocks
Cragar 16x7 Soft 8's
245/75/16 Good Year Wrangler DuraTrac's
painted gas cap

Future mods: CAI, ARB front bumper, JBA UCA's, Warn Winch with some Recovery gear...


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:42 pm 
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Dude,

would love to help you out but I am in MS until the 11th. Hopefuly once everything is together we can all do a trail run


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:41 am 
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Don't use the suggested torque specs as they're not for an '06. I'll find my old post that has the correct specs and get it to you.
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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:56 am 
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That would be great. Thanks for the help.

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Rancho RS5000 rear shocks
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painted gas cap

Future mods: CAI, ARB front bumper, JBA UCA's, Warn Winch with some Recovery gear...


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for help from my local LOST crew!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:08 am 
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here are the torque specs out of the factory service manual for '06 KJ.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=45554

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