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Old 08-02-2014, 04:57 PM   #1
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Teraflex leveling spacer kit on 2013 JKU

I installed the spacer kit on my Wrangler today. Wasn't that bad of an install; only took a couple of hours for the front and rear. I did the entire install in my garage. I'm starting to wonder if I should have upgraded my springs since I had to pull all of them to do the install. Oh well. I do have the 17/59 factory springs so hopefully they'll hold up for awhile.

Anyways, I'm satisfied with the look and ride.

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I installed the spacer kit on my Wrangler today. Wasn't that bad of an install; only took a couple of hours for the front and rear. I did the entire install in my garage. I'm starting to wonder if I should have upgraded my springs since I had to pull all of them to do the install. Oh well. I do have the 17/59 factory springs so hopefully they'll hold up for awhile. Anyways, I'm satisfied with the look and ride.
17/59's are pretty good factory springs. Mine came with 13/53's. I too am adding the same kit and just got some 18/60's and rubicon shocks. Any pics? Before/after?

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Did you take before/after measurements? Stiffer ride?
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17/59's are pretty good factory springs. Mine came with 13/53's. I too am adding the same kit and just got some 18/60's and rubicon shocks. Any pics? Before/after?
A jump to 18/60's and the Teraflex leveling kit will probably need shock extenders for those Rubi shocks... The 18/60's will be well above stock ride height, maybe 1.5" and then the extra 2" in front is going to be like a 3 1/2 lift...
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:50 PM   #5
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Did you take before/after measurements? Stiffer ride?
Yeah I measured from the center of fender down and measured 37" in the front and 37.5" in the rear before the install. After the install it measured 39" in the front and 38.5" in the rear. To me, it seems to ride better. I don't know what would have changed the ride quality; so it could just be me.
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A jump to 18/60's and the Teraflex leveling kit will probably need shock extenders for those Rubi shocks... The 18/60's will be well above stock ride height, maybe 1.5" and then the extra 2" in front is going to be like a 3 1/2 lift...
Wow good point. My other option was to just put either a 3/4" or 1" puck up front with the new springs thinking I would remove rake. Think that'd work?
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Wow good point. My other option was to just put either a 3/4" or 1" puck up front with the new springs thinking I would remove rake. Think that'd work?
Obviously the 1" less front and rear is going to be closer... You will still have about equal to a 2.5 lift in front with the tall spring and the 1" puck. You will have less droop than expected and where you might notice it is if the shocks top out while going over a bump or terrain where they get over extended. You will feel it if it's a problem. I say try it and see. A front spring swap or puck install is about 60-90 minutes total doing it yourself in a garage.

If you do notice them topping out, then you are in for a set of shocks sized for a lift. You should also watch for sway bar position to see if you need sway bar links and brake line brackets, etc.

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Jeepers hope you dont mind me asking a question in this thread since its about the lifts and pucks....I installed a 2.5 teraflex lift on my JKU and the front is a bit taller like yours and I put my stinger bar and winch and it leveled out but I still want to add a puck/leveling kit to go to 3" question will I need to update shocks i am getting blistein 5100's and will I need to replace some of the arms to accommodate for the 3"'s or is it alright?
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I'd be willing to bet you would have to go with longer shocks or at the very least shock adapters. Not sure about the control arms. If Pressurized chimes in, he would probably know.
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Any one ever consider the MOPAR heavy duty springs instead of pucks? Im trying to figure out how to give the front end a little pick me upp with the heavier equipment on there.
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Any one ever consider the MOPAR heavy duty springs instead of pucks? Im trying to figure out how to give the front end a little pick me upp with the heavier equipment on there.
I think the 17's I have are considered "heavy duty"by Mopar. Wouldn't a longer spring give you the lift and not just a stiffer spring rate?
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that's what im trying to figure out... i would rather throw a spring in that gives me a little bit of lift then a puck that simply raises the vehicle while the springs remains over compressed. Either a stiffer spring will prevent the front end from drooping or a longer spring that isn't as stiff. I'm just trying to to find the right springs to use. I just tossed that one out there to see if it was a viable option, but i think the stock rubicons already come with the heavy duty springs.

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