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Best way to install lift w/ \'new\' axles at once

Found a set of 4.10 WT CJ axles that I intend to install @ same time I install my RE 4 1/2" lift...

What's the best/easiest way for a 'driveway' install?

1) Preassemble springs onto axles and then install on vehicle?

or...

2) Install springs on vehicle, then bolt axles up to springs?

As always, suggestions and advice are solicted and very much appreciated. As well, pls do not be afraid to provide very basic/simplistic guidance - chances are I probably need it. [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Re: Best way to install lift w/ \'new\' axles at once

I'd bolt the springs to the axles, bolt the solid mount in to the spring hanges, and then swing them up with a jack and connect the shackles. under an hour total if you can get the old springs out...
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I'd bolt the springs to the axles, bolt the solid mount in to the spring hanges, and then swing them up with a jack and connect the shackles. under an hour total if you can get the old springs out...

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CJ and leaf springs I would have to agree. Put every darn thing you can on the axle to include the brake hoses, e-brake cables, steering parts.... just every darn thing and the hang them and finish the little things, put some tires on and drive it.

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I'd bolt the springs to the axles, bolt the solid mount in to the spring hanges, and then swing them up with a jack and connect the shackles.

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Probably best too to leave the u-bolts a little loose until the springs are bolted in. Then tighten the u-bolts down.
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