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Unread 06-01-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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About to pull the tigger on my lift. Item and procedure check!

Well I'v decided on the Rusty's 2'' coil lift for $400 shipped. I want coils so I can compensate with spacers later as I add stuff. Now, the more I read, I wonder more and more about if I need front and rear track bars. Aside from the tires sticking out on one side, will I feel any difference as the driver if I stick with the stock track bar? If I add them later will I need to realign?

Also, to install the lift, I understand that I need to do an allignment and recenter the steering wheel, however I'v heard that you need the AEV procal to recenter it? I have full shop access for a few months (allignment machines and everything) so can I do it myself there?

Lastly, other then what I mentioned, are there any other things I need to do to finish the lift? Thanks!

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Unread 06-01-2010, 06:54 PM   #2
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I put on a track bar in the front after I lifted mine because the axle sticking out bothered me...I have since put one in the rear too after putting a spacer and my rear bumper on...

I did not align mine after the lift, but it was checked...she was fine...I did have to recenter the wheel and I used the procal for that...its a good investment, imho, but there are tuners out there now with a lot more features, but none of them seem to have the center the steering wheel thing...don't know why...

I did my whole lift in my driveway, its not hard...
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Unread 06-01-2010, 07:53 PM   #3
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Iv got the Superchip Flashpaq already, so thats why I'm not going to get another tuner.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 08:03 PM   #4
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probably be trial and error on the centering the steering wheel then...but we did it on a buddy's TJ with no issue without any electronic help
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Unread 06-01-2010, 08:13 PM   #5
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Did your Jeep feel any different while driving without the Track bar?
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Unread 06-01-2010, 08:31 PM   #6
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The elex modules only fool the computer into thinking the steering wheel is straight, but

You still will have to center it PHYSICALLY , or if you don't mind it being catywompus--OK

I didn't need and trackbar changes or alignment and visually you can't tell the axel position change, if there was one, each jeep is assembled within tolerances + or-so it has to be decided for EACH one !!





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Unread 06-02-2010, 12:57 AM   #7
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Did your Jeep feel any different while driving without the Track bar?
I didn't drive without a track bar I am not sure how the heep would react without one...I replaced the stock front track bar pretty fast...just recently replaced the stock rear with the other aftermarket one I had...

You do have to do the centering of the steering wheel manually, its just the AEV thing tells you when you have it set right...
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Unread 06-02-2010, 02:42 AM   #8
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You don't need any device to tell you when the wheel is straight.
Mine took about five minutes.
You just crank the wheel to center then look at the tires! Kick them till there straight and turn the adjuster!
Repeat as necessary until boath the tires and the steering wheel are straight.
Test drive and fine adjust if needed
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Unread 06-02-2010, 06:23 AM   #9
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Hmm, I may hold off then and wait and see how it is with the stock track bar. If it feels off, then I'll go ahead and order a set. Thanks for the input everyone!
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Unread 06-02-2010, 10:37 PM   #10
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You don't need any device to tell you when the wheel is straight.
Mine took about five minutes.
You just crank the wheel to center then look at the tires! Kick them till there straight and turn the adjuster!
Repeat as necessary until boath the tires and the steering wheel are straight.
Test drive and fine adjust if needed
May not NEED it, but it sure makes it easy...
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Unread 06-03-2010, 06:11 PM   #11
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Alright, I pulled the trigger on my lift, and first true mod to my Jeep! I called Rusty's up and asked about a package with Track bars, disconnects, and a 2'' lift similar to their 3.25'' lift deal, and they insisted that the Track bar would be overkill and a possible waste of money for a 2'' lift, so I ordered the plain 2'' coil lift for $400 shipped.

I'm excited to get it all hooked up in 2 weeks or so
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Unread 06-03-2010, 06:50 PM   #12
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A lift does not mess with the alignment. It moves the wheel because it changes the geometry on the draglink.
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