Installing Teraflex 1.5" Leveling Kit
Finally had time to install my teraflex leveling kit on my 2012 JKU. The before measurements (from ground to bottom of fender flare) Front 36.5" Rear 37.5". After: Front 38.5" Rear 38.75" which I suspect will be 38.5" with the hardtop installed. The Install was very simple (someone who has little to no mechanical ability could install this lift in under 3 hours)
I installed the kit by myself in around 1:45 and I did not rush by any stretch of the imagination. I had heard that a hoist wouldn't help much with this lift, but I had access to one so I used it anyways. I think the hoist is a huge help and saves a considerable amount of time. Once completed, this lift looks perfectly fit to the 285/70/17s that I have on the Jeep.
With using the hoist, I never removed the tires/wheels - I loosened the lower shock bolts, sway bar links and brake line brackets while the Jeep was on the ground. I then lifted the frame and body of the Jeep with the hoist while the axle and wheels stayed in place on the ground. Remove the springs and the factory isolators, add in the teraflex spacers (I lubed them with some light grease so they would slide into place easier (much more helpful on the rear) attach the factory isolators to the spacers and start the process of positioning the spring back in its proper position. I then just hand tightened the bolts on everything, lowered the Jeep back down and Torqued all the nuts and bolts. The hoist made this job incredibly easy!!!
The pic with no top or doors was before, while the pics with the soft top on were after the install