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ok i know they say in the instructions to take the tierod and all this other stuff off but is there a easier way of doing the front without taking all that stuff out ? i will be installing the lift tomorrow . i was thinking i could just unbolt the 3 bolts up top and then taking the center nut off last and then jacking the front up until it drops out of the mount . i was thinking that might work but dont know for sure . does anyone have any tips for this install or should i just do it by the book . i have done axle swaps and lifts before so i know sometimes there are ways people figure out to do installs easier than the company install instructions .
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milpitas (inbetween san jose and fremont)
 

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If you think about it Rough country has it figured out and that is why they chose the specific instructions. I did mine by following them. and it worked out fine. Also when you go taking something apart in a different manner there is always a chance of More danger to you and your fj. and then when something breaks, you blame yourself. I would follow the install guide myself. My 02..
 

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I just installed mine.. I followed the instructions and it worked out just fine.. The first side took me about 2 hours to get apart and once I had it down what to do the other side took about 20 min to get the coil and shock out.. The only thing I would like to try differently is unbolting the UAC like Pit said.. But by following the instructions it all went together pretty easy...
 

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the upper uca bolt is a beyatch. i typically unbolt the swaybar and the two lca outer bolts. Takes me a half hour at most to do a front. the first time I did it took about 2 hours on the first side but once I learned it the second side went smooth.
 

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did anyone need a spring compressor for the rear ?
 

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no, but you do have to remove the bracket holding the brake lines and sensor wire to get it to come down far enough to install the springs, otherwise you will stretch the lines and wiring to much. hope this helps
 

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thanks alot fellas . :cheers:
 
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