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Unread 03-25-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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Adding Teraflex Leveling kit and Rubicon JKU shocks and springs

I have an almost completely stock 08 JK X. I got the Teraflex kit for xmas and was waiting for warm weather to put it on, just a tiny bump up. Then I tripped over some brand new JKU Rubicon springs and shocks on Craig's list for a steal. The wheels started turning and I got em. Im going from 12/54 to 18/59, or roughly that at least. Everything I've read the install seems pretty simple, too simple. I did have one other Forum tell me that my track bar MAY be too short when Im done. Has anyone run a combo like this? It's my DD so I have to get it done in one weekend and having to wait on unexpectedly needed parts could be a problem. Any advise is appreciated.

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Unread 03-25-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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I am assuming you got the spacer leveling kit? Yes you can run Rubi springs/shocks and your pucks. You may gain an 1" or 1.5" with the Rubi items then the leveling kit will lift the front to level it out. When all said and done you may have 2" of height gained and a leveled rig, should look good. Throw on some 33's and you will be good to go. I doubt you run into track bar problems. Some people do not need them with a 2.5" lift.

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Unread 03-25-2014, 10:06 AM   #3
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IMO you do not NEED track bar adjustment at 2.5 inches, but the axle WILL be off center. It is just a mater of what you will accept for an incomplete lift.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 11:28 PM   #4
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So would it be correct to say that if I want everything to line up perfect I should go with the new track bar? Front and rear? Also since it looks like im going to get 2-2.5 inches based on estimates would a track bar made for 2.5-6" be useless or just an unnecessary upgrade. Considering its my DD id rather get one and return it than not have it and have to wait. Id also like to do this once......until I break something.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 05:13 AM   #5
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I'm running the same set up on my 2012 Sahara, no issues. I'm only running one front spacer, it's all I needed with the 18/59 swap. May need to put the other one back in after winch install this week
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So would it be correct to say that if I want everything to line up perfect I should go with the new track bar? Front and rear? Also since it looks like im going to get 2-2.5 inches based on estimates would a track bar made for 2.5-6" be useless or just an unnecessary upgrade. Considering its my DD id rather get one and return it than not have it and have to wait. Id also like to do this once......until I break something.
It would be pretty much useless. I am running a stock front trackbar at 3" of lift and I cannot tell the axle is off center by looking at it.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 02:12 PM   #7
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Did you put it all on at once and did it mess with your alignment at all? I can't find it now but I read one post about having to get an alignment after putting on the leveling kit but I only saw it once.
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Unread 03-27-2014, 12:11 PM   #8
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You may need to re center the steering wheel. This can be done with a pipe wrench to adjust the drag link. That's it as far as alignment for this application.
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