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Unread 11-24-2013, 11:45 AM   #16
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the lift will not change the toe in. What ever it was it is still. you could lift it 10 feet if possible and the toe would be the same. as for the Y pipe. did you grind off the button and loosen the clamp?

As long as the shocks and or extension are no more than +2.25 in added drop over stock it will not hit the drive line.

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Unread 11-24-2013, 11:49 AM   #17
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I've seen a few people with newer JKs fight that upper shock bolt and do some cutting .

So far the quickest actually goes to my buddy who loosened a few bolt mount bolts and just jacked the body up enough to get it together. 10 minutes total. Pretty cool.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #18
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I have read some place that there is something tricky with the passenger front shock installation. Anyone remember this care to elaborate?
It's a tight fit to get to the top nut, but the Teraflex kit I bought came with a custom tool to get in there and git'er done.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:32 PM   #19
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the lift will not change the toe in. What ever it was it is still. you could lift it 10 feet if possible and the toe would be the same. as for the Y pipe. did you grind off the button and loosen the clamp?

As long as the shocks and or extension are no more than +2.25 in added drop over stock it will not hit the drive line.
You may be correct, however I made the mistake of turning the tie rod adjustment instead of drag link. Does anyone know what the range is with the measure the front of the tire then the rear of the tire method? I'm looking through the threads I searched, but haven't come across it yet.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #20
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1/8 in toe in is good. So the measurement at the front of the tire should be 1/4 in less than at rear of tire.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:56 PM   #21
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1/8 in toe in is good. So the measurement at the front of the tire should be 1/4 in less than at rear of tire.
Your saying to toe each tire in 1/8"? Sounds like a lot to me. I've gone with 1/8" total.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 01:03 PM   #22
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Your saying to toe each tire in 1/8"? Sounds like a lot to me. I've gone with 1/8" total.
You are correct. 1/8" TOTAL.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 06:04 PM   #23
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From where my measuring points were (center-ish tread groove), my measurements were 61 1/2 in the rear and 61 7/16 in the front. That is the 1/16 difference I want, correct? I also got the steering wheel straight and the esp finally shut up
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Unread 11-24-2013, 09:25 PM   #24
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Unread 11-25-2013, 03:47 AM   #25
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Any pics of the final install done?
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Unread 11-25-2013, 07:02 AM   #26
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Keep going! Looking good. I love watching build threads. Can't wait for the final pics.

BTW, you should probably remove the boots from the shocks, or if already installed, just take a razor to the boots and remove them. They will trap mud, dirt, sand, etc inside and eventually hurt the seals.
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Unread 11-25-2013, 08:47 AM   #27
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Keep going! Looking good. I love watching build threads. Can't wait for the final pics.

BTW, you should probably remove the boots from the shocks, or if already installed, just take a razor to the boots and remove them. They will trap mud, dirt, sand, etc inside and eventually hurt the seals.
Bilstein will not warranty shocks without boots so that's a bad idea. I had one warrantied due to a seal failure and AEV replaced it right away, after they saw a picture of it with a boot!
The boots have drains on them anyway. If rocks hit the shafts without a boot and pit them, that will destroy the seals.
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Good to know, thanks!
Disregard my last post, in that case. Keep them on!
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Unread 11-25-2013, 09:41 AM   #29
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This problem with the front passenger side shock must be 12 and up specific, on our 07-09s there is enough room to put a box end wrench on the top nut. The factory shock body has another nut at the base of the stem to hold the shock from rotating while you loosen the nut.
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Those poor brakelines!

Also not sure on the routing you have on the front brake lines. Do you have it going around the front of the shock? I cant remember where mine are routed but it would be bad if there was binding there.
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