2007–2018 Jeep Wrangler – 3.5″ Suspension Lift Kit Installation

Tools Needed:
10mm Wrench,
14 mm Wrench,
16mm Wrench,
18mm Wrench,
18mm Socket,
19mm Wrench,
19mm Deep Well Socket,
7/8″ Wrench,
13/16″ Socket,
21mm Wrench,
21mm Socket,
7/16″ Wrench,
9/16″ Wrench,
9/16″ Socket,
33mm Socket,
Jack, (4) 6 ton Jack Stands,
(2) 3 ton Jack stands,
13/32″ Drill bit,
Drill,
Pitman Arm Puller,
PB Blaster,
3/8″ Drill Bit

Step By Step Procedures:
1. Lift and Support the Jeep by the frame
2. Remove the wheels (19mm)
3. Support the axle with jack stands
4. Remove Trackbar bolt (21mm)
5. Bottom Sway bar bolt (18mm socket and wrench)
6. Top sway bar bolt (19mm wrench and socket) Repeat on other side
7. Remove shocks (Bottom Bolt 18mm socket- Top 16mm)
8. Remove the trackbar (21mm socket and wrench)
9. Remove draglink nut from Pitman arm (21mm wrench) gently tap or pry draglink end from pitman arm
10. Remove brake line bracket from frame on both sides (10mm socket)
11. Disconnect vent tube from axle
12. Mark and remove Front Drive shaft and secure out the way using a bungy (15mm socket)
13. Lower axle down to be able to remove springs.
14. Remove Coil Springs from both sides
15. Remove the heat shield from Upper control arm area on both sides (10mm socket) Control Arm Drop Brackets Prep
16. Remove Upper control arm bolt (Frame Side) (18mm Socket)
17. Remove Upper control arm (Axle side) (18mm wrench and 18mm socket)
18. Remove Lower Control arm (Frame Side) (21mm Wrench and 21mm Socket)
19. Remove Lower Control arm (axle side) (21mm socket and 21mm wrench) Note Orientation of Control Arm.
20. Passenger side outer Control Arm drop bracket (curve outward)
21. Use 12mmx90mm bolt w/flat washer to attach the bracket to the frame with pre-existing hole in the frame, 3/4″ O.D. sleeve fits between existing frame bracket and a locking nut on the bolt
22. 14mmx120mm bolt on the lower control arm bracket with a 7/8″ O.D. sleeve
23. Inner passenger side Bracket ending in 133. Slot in bracket fit on the end of the frame bracket.
24. Slide bracket onto bolt from Step 21on the top and bolt from step 22 on the bottom and secure with a flat washer and nut.
25. Attach upper control arm into new drop bracket using new 12mmx90mm bolt w/flat washer and a flanged lock nut to secure it
26. Reinstall axle side upper control arm using factory bolt.
27. Reinstall Lower Control Arm (curve inwards) on the Bracket side with a New Cam bolt and Cam Washer on the outside and on the inside will be another Cam washer and a flanged lock nut to secure it.
28. Reinstall axle side lower control arm using factory bolt.
29. Repeat on the other side.
30. Tightening the New Drop Brackets
31. Tighten Very Top Bolt w/sleeve (19mm socket and 19mm wrench)
32. Tighten Lower Bolt w/sleeve (22mm socket and 22mm wrench)
33. Tighten upper control arm (frame side) bolt (19mm socket and 19mm wrench)
34. Lower control arm (frame side) Cam Washer centered inside the slot and nut snug not tight (21mm socket and 21mm wrench)
35. Snug Upper control arm bolt (axle side) (21mm socket and 21mm wrench)
36. Snug lower control arm (axle side) 21mm socket and 21mm wrench)
36a. Repeat tightening and snugging bolts on the other side.
37. Install Bump stops. Drill hole in center of the Spring pad using a 3/8″ drill bit.
38. Tighten New bolt w/flat washer and lock nut on the other side using (9/16″ socket and 9/16″ wrench)
39. Repeat on the other side.
40. Install New Coil Springs (Both sides). Insert into the top first and over the bump stop making sure that the coil sits into the coil spring stop location
41. Use 33mm socket to loosen the pitman arm nut, once loose (only attached by a few threads) use a pitman arm puller to remove the pitman arm from the steering sector shaft. 
42. Install New Drop pitman arm onto the slots in the sector shaft in the stock orientation. reinstall the nut and tighten with the 33mm socket
43. Raise axle up and reinstall the draglink end into the New Drop Pitman arm.
44. Tighten factory draglink nut using a 21mm socket
45. Install from shocks… place cup washer on the shock facing up and then a rubber bushing with the small raised edge facing up. once the shock is positioned through the shock mount place the other rubber bushing small raised edge down and the other cup washer facing down.  
46. Tighten the shock nut using a 9/16″ or 16mm wrench (tighten until the rubber is compressed so the shock is tight)
47. Attached Bottom of the shock in factory location with the factory hardware tighten bolt and nut with 18mm socket and 18mm wrench. (Torque lower bolt to 80 ft lbs)
48. repeat on the other side
49. Remove stock steering stabilizer bolt and flag nut using 18mm socket.
50. Install Trackbar and steering stabilizer relocation bracket
51. Place curved section on the axle and the other end bolts to the existing bracket, using the factory bolt with the new crush sleeve and flag nut attach new bracket to the existing bracket. (if sleeve won’t fit, use a prybar to open the area so the sleeve with fit) slide factory bolt through bracket, through sleeve and out the back and attach the flag nut. Leave bolt loose for now.
52. Install u-bolt around the axle and through the two mounting holes attach using 2 flanged nuts on the ends. Tighten with 9/16″ socket to snug it up.
53. Install steering stabilizer bracket using two small bolts w/flat washers on either side of the factory bolt through the sleeve and secure loosely with 2 flange nuts.
54. Using a 3/8″ drill bit drill a hole in the spring mount for an additional bolt
55. Using a 3/8″ bolt w/flat washer place it though the hole with a flange but on the other side
56. Tighten all hardware on the Newly installed bracket
57. 21mm socket to tighten the factory hardware bolt with the flag nut
58. Tighten all other bracket hardware with a 9/16″ socket and 9/16″ wrench
59. Mark steering stabilizer bracket on the tierod location with a crayon and using a 15mm socket rotate the bracket so the steering stabilizer lines up with the new bracket
60. Using an 18mm socket loosen the bolt on the stabilizer shock to rotate it around and into the new bracket.
61. Once the steering stabilizer is in the correct position, tighten the bolt on the tierod bracket
62. Using the factory hardware and going up through the bottom of the bracket so not to come in contact with the tierod… secure the shock to the bracket using the flag nut and a 18mm socket
63. Reinstall trackbar using the factory hardware on the frame side (21mm socket and 21mm wrench)
64. Install front sway bar links. Rough Country supplies new Rear Sway bar links, use the old rear sway bar links for the front. For the Top use a 19mm to hold the inside and an 18mm to tighten the nut. For the bottom use a 18mm socket and 18mm wrench to tighten.
64a. Remove the factory rear sway bar links using a T50 torx and a 19mm wrench.
65. Repeat on the other side.
66. Install Brake line drop brackets, use factory hardware to attach bracket to the frame. You will need to pull the brake line down a bit in order for the bracket to line up. Use New 1/4″ x 1″ gold bolts w/flat washer and nylon lock nut to attach the bracket to the existing bracket. Use 10mm socket to attach factory bolt and 11mm socket and 11mm wrench to attach the new hardware.
67. Reinstall front drive shaft. Line up marks previously made. Use blue lock-tite on the t\bolt threads and install with 15mm socket and torque to 81 ft lbs. Use a pry bar inside the driveshaft to stop it from spinning.
68. Support the rear axle
69. Using a 21mm socket remove the trackbar bolt from the axle bracket
70. Remove the lower shock bolt (18mm socket and 18mm wrench) on both sides, to start the removal of the rear shock and to gain access to the lower sway bar bolt
71. Remove both top shock bolts (both sides) using a 16mm socket
72. Disconnect rear brake lines from the frame using a 10mm socket
73. Lower axle in preparation to remove the coil springs, be sure to watch for anything binding as you lower. Brake Lines, Emergency Brake cable, ABS wires, etc… 74. Remove both Coil springs up and over the bump stops and off the axle seats. (retain the stock coil isolator) 75. Remove the factory Bump stops. 76. Install New Bumps stops with hardware supplied, 2 large gold bolts with flat washer and Flange nut. Bolts go down through with the flange nut on the bottom. Use a 9/16″ socket and 9/16″ wrench to tighten.
77. Repeat on the other side. NOTE: Taller springs pushes your axles further away from your Jeep. The further away the axle gets the more curved the springs will be (not good). Rough Country supplies coil spring correction plates to help straighten the coil springs back horizontal.
78. Install Coil Spring correction plates. Tall section to the back and the feet will sit on either side of the coil pad. Install on both sides.
79. Install New Coil springs with factory isolator on the top of the coil spring (both sides). Make sure the coil spring end is in the coil spring stop location.
80. Raise axle slightly to put tension on the springs, so they are held in place.
81, Install rear trackbar relocation bracket. It mounts on the axle and sits over the top of the old bracket and on to the lower control arm bracket. Using one of the large bolts with a flat washer from the bracket package and the sleeve, place the sleeve into the old bracket and the bolt through both brackets and secure with a flat washer and a nylon lock nut on the axle side. Two smaller silver bolts with a flat washer will go through the new bracket and into the lower control arm bracket and secure them with a flange nut.  
82. Using a 13/32″ drill bit, center the new bracket on the old bracket and drill a hole through both and install the gold bolt from the new bracket hardware pack with a flat washer and a flange nut on the bottom.
83. Tighten all the bracket bolts. Bolt just install into the drilled hole… use a 9/16″ socket and 9/16″ wrench, two silver bolts attached to the lower control arm bracket also use 9/16″ socket and 9/16″ wrench. Use a 22mm socket and 22mm wrench to tighten the large bolt.  
84. Using a large supplied bolt with flat washer and nylon lock nut reattach the rear trackbar in the center hole of the bracket. Bolt is inserted from the coil spring side, so the end does not interfere with coil spring movement.
85. Install sleeves in the new rear sway bar links. Lube the inside of the bushing and press the sleeve into the bushings with a vise or channel lock pliers…
86. Install new sway bar links (links are attached on the outside of the sway bar and lower bracket). Using supplied hardware, slide the bolt with a flat washer in so the head of the bolt is on the wheel side and secure it on the inside with a nylon lock washer. Using a 19mm socket and 19mm wrench tight the bolts.
87. Repeat on the other side.
88. Install Rear shocks. Top first using the factory hardware and tighten with a 16mm socket.
89. Install the bottom of the shock using factory hardware and tighten with 18mm socket and 18mm wrench.
90. Install Brake line drop brackets, use factory hardware to attach bracket to the frame. You will need to pull the brake line down a bit in order for the bracket to line up. Use New 1/4″ x 1″ gold bolts w/flat washer and nylon lock nut to attach the bracket to the existing bracket. Use 10mm socket to attach factory bolt and 11mm socket and 11mm wrench to attach the new hardware.
91. Reinstall wheels and tires on the Jeep.
92. Lower Jeep to the ground.
93. With the Jeep full weight on the ground, have an assistant turn the steering wheel left or right so the trackbar will move into place for reinstallation.
Secure with supplied bolt and flat washer with a flat washer and nylon lock nut. Tighten the bolt with a 22mm socket and 22mm wrench. 94.
Torque the lower control arms at the axle with a 21mm socket and 21mm wrench to 125 ft lbs 95.
Torque the upper control arm at the axle with a 18mm socket and 18mm wrench to 75 ft lbs 96.
Torque the upper control arm at the frame bracket with a 18mm socket at the nut and 19mm wrench on the bolt head to 75 ft lbs 97.
Torque the lower control arm at the frame bracket (center the cam washers the best that you can) use a 22mm for the bolt head and a 21mm socket at the nut to 125 ft lbs

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