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Old 04-05-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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Leveling Kit (Coil Spacer)

So the boss of the house shut down the lift kit option for the time being. But, I still would like to level the front end which I think is amazingly cheap and pretty easy to do. I've done it on all my pick-ups in the past and I'll be able to run 33s easy.

Three easy questions....is the 3/4 spacer enough to level? I'm not going to put on a heavy bumper or winch. Second...any recommendations on brand? Anyone using them and are happy? Finally, is it smart to loosen all the CAs, TBs, etc then retighten once the Jeep is back on the wheels?

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So the boss of the house shut down the lift kit option for the time being. But, I still would like to level the front end which I think is amazingly cheap and pretty easy to do. I've done it on all my pick-ups in the past and I'll be able to run 33s easy. Three easy questions....is the 3/4 spacer enough to level? I'm not going to put on a heavy bumper or winch. Second...any recommendations on brand? Anyone using them and are happy? Finally, is it smart to loosen all the CAs, TBs, etc then retighten once the Jeep is back on the wheels? Thanks!
I have the Teraflex puck leveling kit. It gives you spacers for 2" in the front and 1" in the rear along with longer sway bar links for the front. It's about $160 and easily installed in a few hours. I just followed the directions but don't think it was necessary to loosen anything you mentioned. It looks great with 33"s. That's what I have as well.

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Measure.

Front 201/4 and rear 211/4. Some jeeps are less. You don't want to over lift the front going by looks. I think 3/4 is a safe bet. Your steering wheel might need a small adjustment that's it. No you don't have to loosen CA's/TB's. It would help dropping the axle though. You should check the torque while under there and mark all the bolts with a paint pen like I did here.
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:30 PM   #4
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Spend the $130 and get the Teraflex leveling kit. It's a good height and easy to install. Comes with new sway bar end links too.
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One more vote for the TF kit.

You need about 1" on a stock Sport or Sahara but don't get too caught up on trying to make it perfectly level. As long as looks level to you, that is all that matters.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:17 PM   #6
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I have the Teraflex puck leveling kit. It gives you spacers for 2" in the front and 1" in the rear along with longer sway bar links for the front. It's about $160 and easily installed in a few hours. I just followed the directions but don't think it was necessary to loosen anything you mentioned. It looks great with 33"s. That's what I have as well.
The Teraflex leveling seems like the way to go to me. Did you have to go for an alignment after install, or is it not necessary?
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2" in the front is enough to drop caster which is not adjustable. You will need to recenter the steering wheel. By all means, if you want the clearance do the TF Kit. Me personally ... I would add a 1" spacer and call it a day.
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I have an AEV 2" kit and center of hub to bottom of flares is 23" front and back. This is with a winch up front and 18/60 stock springs. Caster was with in specs. No steering wheel adjustment was needed. I run 34's with no issues. I sit perfectly level.
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I have an AEV 2" kit and center of hub to bottom of flares is 23" front and back. This is with a winch up front and 18/60 stock springs. Caster was with in specs. No steering wheel adjustment was needed. I run 34's with no issues. I sit perfectly level.
ThAts almost 3" up front. How did you not have to adjust the steering wheel ?
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ThAts almost 3" up front. How did you not have to adjust the steering wheel ?
It is perfectly centered. It is actually just a hair under 2" up front going by this measurement.
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It is perfectly centered. It is actually just a hair under 2" up front going by this measurement.
That's is a better measurement. I have 201/4 mid wheel to bottom of flare. Measuring 2 4 doors. My 2 door and 3 others all came within .5 of that number. The 4 doors tend to be less or right at 201/4. All 2 doors including me own 20.5
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That's is a better measurement. I have 201/4 mid wheel to bottom of flare. Measuring 2 4 doors. My 2 door and 3 others all came within .5 of that number. The 4 doors tend to be less or right at 201/4. All 2 doors including me own 20.5
I suppose 2 is not really enough to get an accurate picture. I think it would a good idea if someone smart enough were able to make a data base on this site so people could measure their stock vehicles and enter that information hint hint Also include the image of the shock measurement so that could be kept track of too. Maybe include the tag numbers on the coils too.
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the bottom of the tape is splitting the ee's
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6 total... 2 4 doors (friends, dealership) and 4 2 doors. (Mine, 2 friends, 1 dealership)

Somebody tried that on JKF (I think)
Went on for a couple days and sank.
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Not to hijack but i raised the front end a touch over 2" and i didnt have to center the steering wheel. I think its straight. Now im worried lol.
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Lol as long as your TC is not kicking off you're good.
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The Teraflex leveling seems like the way to go to me. Did you have to go for an alignment after install, or is it not necessary?
i did have an alignment done bc I didn't want to screw up my brand new tires. It was needed.
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For just a level without touching the rear, I went with the Teraflex 1" front pucks. Picked up from Summit Racing for about $16 each... About an hour and 15 minutes to install and no other issues. 3/4 would have been just a tad short of making the numbers match on mine. But I have 16/59 springs... The 3/4 might have been right on a 18/59.

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So the boss of the house shut down the lift kit option for the time being. But, I still would like to level the front end which I think is amazingly cheap and pretty easy to do. I've done it on all my pick-ups in the past and I'll be able to run 33s easy.

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3/4" will work... you can also install a 1" in front and 1/2" in the rear and level a stocker - make more room for 33".

Should do the trick..

You can also install a set of 10A springs...

10A spring discussion

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I'm also looking at the TF leveling kit, but had a question. I plan to continue the use of my 18" stock wheels; do I need spacers?
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I'm also looking at the TF leveling kit, but had a question. I plan to continue the use of my 18" stock wheels; do I need spacers?
What size tires are you going to put around the 18's? If you go with some big wide tires you may need Wheel Spacers to keep from rubbing when you turn all the way to the locks. If you're running stock tires or close to stock size, no spacer should be necessary. Worst case scenario you flip your links to the inside. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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my current tires are 255/70/R18
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No spacers needed
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This is my 2014 with the Teraflex lift installed, stock tires (about 32"). I forget the exact measurement, but front and back are identical.
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It is perfectly centered. It is actually just a hair under 2" up front going by this measurement.
Do you have stock JK dimensions like this for the rear end?
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This is my 2014 with the Teraflex lift installed, stock tires (about 32"). I forget the exact measurement, but front and back are identical.
Wow! Nice! I have the same Jeep. Do you have any other pictures taken at different angles? Would love to see what it looks like with the stock rims/tires.
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I vote for the TF leveling kit. My brother and I put this on his JKU THIS MORNING. It literally took us 4 hours flat and we are both basically idiots. Anyone looking for a small amount of lift, do this.
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are you saying that to be level, the gap from center of wheel to fender flare should be the same for front and rear?

Im at 23.5" from center wheel to flair in front
22.5" from center of wheel to flair in the rear

But if I measure from ground to the bottom of my rock rail at the front and the rear tire well, Im 1/2" lower in the front.

I have 1 3/4" puck up front, 1" in the rear plus 18/59 springs in 285/70 17 MT's
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Wow! Nice! I have the same Jeep. Do you have any other pictures taken at different angles? Would love to see what it looks like with the stock rims/tires.
This is what it looked like the day I brought it home. I definitely like the way it looks now. However, the urge to get wider tires is a problem! All I have to do is put another 40 to 50,000 miles on these tires, then I can go bigger!

So yours is Blue with the soft top? 6 speed or auto? Power group or crank windows? 130 or 430 radio? Have you taken your back seat out yet?

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