I have originally contacted teraflex to get an advice on my lift kit based on my driving habits (fast driving, desert). They have recommended teraflex 2.5 and elka in addition to front speed bumps as we tend to hit dune really hard to climb.
Well, i have installed the kit and the shocks (as per instructions moved the back sway bar links to the front and installed the ones they came with the kit in the back)
Immediate observations that the coils looked short and loose (they wiggle when i attempt to move them and not tight and fixed). So i was worried however teraflex assured me this is normal
. Well to me it looked totally unsafe so i have installed almost 2 inch of coil spacers a friend gave me to make it tight and not move around loosely.
Now i have 3 issues:
1- It seems that my shaft is touching the exhaust and now i need exhaust spacer kit (solved)
2- There is a clunk noise when driving over small bumps from the right side. I am not sure if i need to change the sway bar links in the front now that i went way over 2.5 (it seems that TF is selling sway bar links for 3-5 inch). I read that the sway bar should be parallel to the ground and it seems like it is!
3- When the car is lifted at the auto shop and tires are full flexed, i notice the following:
- Back coil springs look loose and about to fall out (it would have been without the spacer)
- Front right shocks (where i also hear the clunk) seems to be touching the frame body unlike the left side where i have few inches of space
- In one of the images IMG_4706 .. it seems the "thing" is touching at full flex. Not sure what this is called
I hope some one can take the time to look over this post and images and provide some feedback.