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You need to get the vehicle on jackstands or a lift. Control arms hold the axle in place, and they do that on the ground or in the air. It almost always shifts when you start removing arms. Ratchet straps can be rigged, pipe wrenches on the axle, and other creative ideas make it fairly simple to realign. I've done it a few times myself. At 3" of lift you are right on the edge of using stock arms or getting aftermarket ones. I would be considering aftermarket lift arms in your situation, but if you want to repair them, jack it up, pull an arm, do the bushing swap and pop it back in. Just be sure to torque the bolts after the jeep is sitting on it own weight again. Do not torque them with it in the air.
 

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You've got 5 arms holding an assembly in place with 2 coil springs trying to launch it into orbit simultaneously. There's always something fighting when adjusting an axle.
 
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