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post #1 of 7 Old 03-16-2010, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Is this the right way to lift it?

I had a Teraflex Leveling Lift on my 2009 JK Unlimited X. I took it off last weekend because I started getting a sustained wobble after hitting certain bumps on the way to work. Checked torques, bushings etc... and couldn't fix it so I removed the lift and now it's rock solid on the bump that used to make it wobble every time. I didn't have it aligned, but I suspect it was caster related.

Anyway that's the back story, now the question. How do I lift it correctly? Am I missing anything with the lift listed below?
  1. Teraflex 2.5" kit with Shocks.
  2. JKS Adjustable front Track Bar.
  3. Teraflex Monster Adjustible Lower Control Arms.
(I will use the track bar bracket in the kit for the rear.)

This comes to around $1150 at northridge 4X4...

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-16-2010, 05:05 PM
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For a little more you can do the Rock Krawler 3.5" mid arm flex.

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What you had sounds more like bump steer than DW - usually due to the track bar and drag link not being parallel. Your lift seems complete by most standards, esp with adj CA and track bar for front.

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Only other thing I see not listed that a lot of people including myself have done to help minimize it is a new stabilizer. Other then that sounds like you have good stuff.

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Only other thing I see not listed that a lot of people including myself have done to help minimize it is a new stabilizer. Other then that sounds like you have good stuff.
Forgot to mention that I already have a Teraflex Steering Stabilizer. (Unfortunate floor jack incident...)
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ahhh...ok...just thought it was worth a mention if you didnt have it already.

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I'm going to revive an old thread of mine here for a little bragging, uh, I mean an update.

Anyway I eventually purchased the TF 2.5 Coil kit w/shocks, Teraflex Adj Trackbar, and Teraflex front lower control arms. Did it myself in my garage. It took me 7 hours, but after my leveling lift install and removal I'm pretty familiar with the process.
I think it looks good and I don't hate it with the stock 32's, but I will get some wider 33's after I wear these out. I've put about 100 miles on it since Friday afternoon and it drives great. No wobble, firmer than stock, but not harsh.

Here it is stock


After the TF leveling kit


Now with the TF 2.5" coil lift


I haven't driven it on the road that without fail caused the wobble with the leveling kit yet but I'm betting it will be fine. I betting caster was my problem. I hope I'm right.
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