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Old 05-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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2.5" TF Lift Install questions

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Im about to pull the trigger on the 2.5" TF Lift.
do I need anything extra for the lift, I'm looking to achieve good handling and breaking On/Off road. I see people adding Rear Track Bars, Steering Stab, and control arm brackets....do I need any of these when installing the Lift.
I no I will need the exhaust bracket and I will probably get the 9/16 bolts and replace the smaller ones.



Here is the Lift: Northridge4x4 Jeep Parts: JK Lift Kits

Here is the: Control arm brackets. AEV JK Front Control Arm Brackets (20410AA)

Rear Track Bar: JKS Jeep JK Rear Adjustable Track Bar (OGS159)


I just want to do this right the 1st time.

Any info would be awesome

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Old 05-28-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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Install the lift and see if you need/want any additional components. You don't "need" anything you mentioned to add to the lift but you may want them later. I run a 2.5 coil on my two door and needed front/rear adj track bars to re-center both axles.

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Old 05-28-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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Install the lift and see if you need/want any additional components. You don't "need" anything you mentioned to add to the lift but you may want them later. I run a 2.5 coil on my two door and needed front/rear adj track bars to re-center both axles.

Ok,
Question Is is it driveable if any of theses are required?....I will have to place another order and wait for shipment.

I guess it couldn't hurt to order/add any of these (Maybe the Money).
these Items must make the Drive more stable reguardless if there needed or not ???
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:56 PM   #4
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Any kit you order in any size will be drivable after install, no worries. It's actually much better to wait on other purchases to see if you need them. If you do no big deal and your jeep will be fine driving it until you get them. Many..many people run 2.5 lifts with no other modifications. Some choose to add additional components but you should always wait and see if you need them. There is no harm in that.

If you have questions ask away, that's what we are here for.
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Same.... I did not like the darty steering so I did lower control arms.

Every jeep responds differently. The best advice is to install the lift and drive it.

You may be fine without TB's/CA's
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:15 PM   #6
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I installed the TF 2.5" coil lift on my JKU. I've put 3500 miles on it so far and haven't added any of the additional parts you listed.

Go ahead and lift it and then decide if you need the additional parts. There won't be anything so radically off that you won't be able to drive the Rubi while waiting for more parts.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:37 PM   #7
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Awesome Thx Guys 4 the great info as all ways.

1 last question.......4 now lol

Do i need a AEV procal with the Lift or will the speedo be fine ??
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The only thing the procal would do is assist you in centering the steering wheel after your lift. If you're planning on changing tires to a bigger size then yes you should get one or your speedo is gonna be off.
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I just put the 2.5 lift in mine and all I had to do was center the steering wheel. The jeep drives and handles better than it did stock. I didn't need any extra parts except the exhaust spacer.
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Awesome Thx Guys 4 the great info as all ways.

1 last question.......4 now lol

Do i need a AEV procal with the Lift or will the speedo be fine ??


I missed that. Are you changing your wheels? The stock wheels won't work after you've lifted the truck. You'll need new wheels or spacers.
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I missed that. Are you changing your wheels? The stock wheels won't work after you've lifted the truck. You'll need new wheels or spacers.
No I wasnt planning on changing the wheels/tiresfor a few months atleast.
So your saying with the 2.5" Lift i will have to add wheel spacers or new Rims???
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No I wasnt planning on changing the wheels/tiresfor a few months atleast.
So your saying with the 2.5" Lift i will have to add wheel spacers or new Rims???
It's because of the longer rear swaybar end links. They can potentially come on contact with your tire if you do not run spacers or new wheels with a lower backspacing. However, some folks have mounted the end links inboard instead of outboard and that has yielded enough clearance without requiring spacers.
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It's because of the longer rear swaybar end links. They can potentially come on contact with your tire if you do not run spacers or new wheels with a lower backspacing. However, some folks have mounted the end links inboard instead of outboard and that has yielded enough clearance without requiring spacers.
So in saying that...Can i run 17X8.5 5-127 -6MTB Level 8 Trackers.
With Stock Rubi Tires and my 2.5" lift with no problems ??


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So in saying that...Can i run 17X8.5 5-127 -6MTB Level 8 Trackers.
With Stock Rubi Tires and my 2.5" lift with no problems ??

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Awesome KJ thx

Looks like even more Money now..... lol my wifes going to kill me lol.

I was going to Oreder 16" wheels and tires....Is there any real Difference between 16" and 17" besides Cost
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Awesome KJ thx

Looks like even more Money now..... lol my wifes going to kill me lol.

I was going to Oreder 16" wheels and tires....Is there any real Difference between 16" and 17" besides Cost
Smaller the wheel, in most cases the tire is cheaper.
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Awesome KJ thx

Looks like even more Money now..... lol my wifes going to kill me lol.

I was going to Oreder 16" wheels and tires....Is there any real Difference between 16" and 17" besides Cost
16's are just a little less common. tire cost should be cheaper.

you can run stock wheels and tires with any lift, it's just you can't and shouldnt take it off roading.

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