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This is the best way and yes so simple to simply turn the RPM on using the STAR, once you find where to access it....lol.
The next easiest way is to simply buy a ScanGaugeII and run the RPM within it as one of your 4 choices on the screen. It's what I do as my Tach is unreliable and not worth fighting to get it recalibrated to read correctly. My RPM gauge simply is 500 out but not equally at all rpm levels, so doing the simple replacing needle at the correct location it requires more specialized atention and it's just not worth the time or effort and expense.
There are 3 of us in the Toronto area that have the 2" lift installed that I know of. It's a simple-ish concept, imho best way is simply to shim steering and sub frame 2" away from body shell. I have also installed the Daystar suspension lift and personally don't like the way it brings the drive shaft angles close to their limits....to each their own. Add this lift of 2" and some 195/60(or 65)-15 and you get about 9" of clearance and a much softer ride. IF you add 1" spacers and add same size rims the ride and handling is very good also. But, I come from the Jeep world and am used to the body sway of a leaf-spring lift of latter day. We just finished a body lift last weekend with larger wheels and tires and the cornering and zig-zag capabilities was pretty good still. Again to each their own.
IF, you can make the spacers yourself etc it is a inexpensive option or the Daystar lift still isn't that bad cost wise.