Welcome to the Jeep Forum.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

<<<<<< Register to remove these ads >>>>>>


Go Back   Jeep Forum > Jeep Forum - Jeep Models > Grand Cherokee Forum > Grand Cherokee Tech Info
Become a Supporting Member         Become a Preferred Vendor

Grand Cherokee Tech Info

Installing a 2" Budget Boost on a '02 WJ


This is a discussion on Installing a 2" Budget Boost on a '02 WJ within the Grand Cherokee Tech Info forums, part of the Grand Cherokee Forum category!
Called up a buddy and was able to do this in about 2.5 hours. Most of the time was spent ...


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-26-2010, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
GoCougs's Avatar
Full Access Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portland
Name: Mitch
Age: 35
Posts: 124
Default Installing a 2" Budget Boost on a '02 WJ
Called up a buddy and was able to do this in about 2.5 hours. Most of the time was spent trying to figure out how to jack the jeep safely up. It didn't want to stay level. Here are the pictures.

Front first:
Remove the tire


Disconnet the lower sway bar link


Remove the shock, first the bottom bolts, then the top



Spring compressors are a big help. This will allow you to get the spacer in


Once you have enough room, slide the spacer on top of the spring



Install the new shock


Reattach the sway bar and move on the the other side. Then the front is done


__________________

2002 WJ 4.0, 2wd! 245/75R16 Bridgestone Duelers, 2" BB Rough Country
GoCougs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
GoCougs's Avatar
Full Access Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portland
Name: Mitch
Age: 35
Posts: 124
Default
Now for the rear.

After jacking up the vehicle and placing it on jack stands remove the tires

Remove the top bolt for the shock and the lower bolt of the sway bar


Then remove the lower bolt for the shock and finally remove the shock


Lower the axle all the way to allow for the spring to basically fall out, this is how low we had it


Once the spring falls out, you can place the spacer




Then jack the axle up a little bit to help with installing the new shock. We had to grind down the bushing to make it fit




Reconnect the sway bar and move the to other side. Done the same way.

When your done with both sides and the tires are back on, stand back and admire your work


__________________

2002 WJ 4.0, 2wd! 245/75R16 Bridgestone Duelers, 2" BB Rough Country
GoCougs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 10:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Shaggy's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Arizona
Name: Bryan
Age: 43
Posts: 640
Default
Thanks for adding this write up here! Nice work!


Shaggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 10:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
GoCougs's Avatar
Full Access Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portland
Name: Mitch
Age: 35
Posts: 124
Default
No problem. I know we need some more write ups


__________________

2002 WJ 4.0, 2wd! 245/75R16 Bridgestone Duelers, 2" BB Rough Country
GoCougs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hello my fellow "muddies" 02JEEPoverland Introduction 9 04-11-2010 08:33 PM
My "Easter Jeep" ! MRDETROITMETAL General Discussion 1 04-05-2010 11:55 PM
"Mark Fourms Read" Function Not Working.... AZ Outlaws Site Comments & Feedback 6 03-29-2010 07:53 PM
"Eugene" - 2002 KJ Sport yellocoyote Member's Photos 7 03-26-2010 01:09 PM
"Eugene" - 2002 KJ Sport yellocoyote Introduction 3 03-25-2010 04:12 PM