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Unread 04-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #16
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Old thread but, on TF site they say you need spaces to run the stock wheels? Anyone know why?
The back-space on the stock wheels is such that the sway-bar links (when extended) can hit the back of the tire.
Spacers are needed to provide the proper clearance.


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Unread 04-10-2010, 09:28 PM   #17
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Thanks for the answer.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 12:18 AM   #18
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Go with the 2.5 kit so you don't have to upgrade later if you want to run 33's or 35's. It's only about $50 more than your leveling kit.
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Unread 04-26-2010, 08:01 PM   #19
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Teraflex Leveling Kit

Installed just the front so far. I'll install the back tomorrow. Only using half my front spacers, so I'll prob sell the other new set for a tiny discount or something..

front wasnt too bad, maybe 1.2 hours at most. Tires came off, drivers side was a tad easier to get the spring back in, passenger side took some muscle and I probably will have pulled something by tomorrow with those awkward angles lying on the floor. Did NOT need to undo any brake lines or anything for this tiny lift.

btw, fitment was flawless. the spacers are a lot heavier than they look. Perfect fit, jiggle it a bit to make sure its all centered up. didnt remember the torques for the lower shock mount and sway bar end links so i just did my best guesses.. 80 ft lb on shock bolt, 70 ft lb on end links.. probably too much torque everywhere...

so are the rears easier or harder to install than the fronts, as far as getting the spring out and brake line issues?
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Unread 04-26-2010, 09:11 PM   #20
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Here you go, torque specs >Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource
Hope it helps
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Here you go, torque specs >Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource
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thanks bro, looks like i got close enough..

let me say right now... THE REAR IS MUCH HARDER!!

dang, after 2 hours alone on the rear i am finally done. looks awesome.. had a real hard time dropping the axle far enough to get the springs out. had to use my spring compressors which in itself was difficult given the space.
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When I did mine I unbolted the track-bars and sway-bar links.
This way the springs fall right out when you drop the axle.
Make sure you un-bolt the brake line brackets before you drop the rear axle!!!
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nice pics thanks
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O.K. sorry about that!!!
No pic's of the actual work but here's a before and after with the RC2" bb.
And one of the extended s/b links I made for the rear before plug welding.
I moved the rears to the front then cut the fronts and made these for the rear.
0415101031-00.jpg   0415101625-02.jpg   0415101651-01.jpg  
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When I did mine I unbolted the track-bars and sway-bar links.
This way the springs fall right out when you drop the axle.
Make sure you un-bolt the brake line brackets before you drop the rear axle!!!
good tips. i never unbolted my rear track bar. i was afraid it wouldnt bolt back up properly after the spacers. and i did unbolt the brake lines.. but that wire wrapped in loom seemed to be tighter than the brake lines themselves..

now im asking myself... why did i install this lift? what was the point?
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I know, it's a lot of work for a little lift!!!
But now you have room for bigger tires
I think of it as a stepping stone to future mod's.
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I know, it's a lot of work for a little lift!!!
But now you have room for bigger tires
I think of it as a stepping stone to future mod's.
I don't plan to change tire size either, I might just take it off
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THE REAR IS MUCH HARDER!!
i take that back. it was my user error. rears are probably easier. my tall SUV jack wasnt letting the rear axle drop far enough. i found out when i removed the kit. I did unbolt the brakeline brackets on all 4 corners just for extra safety.
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