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Old 12-04-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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leveling kit... new shocks???

i just ordered a leveling kit, do i need to get new shocks? the kit i ordered is a Teraflex 1155200 - Teraflex Leveling Kit for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec i know it says all parts are in package. but i just dont want something to break or

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I had mine installed a few weeks ago...
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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good thanks for the advise
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #6
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Same kit, your good to go..
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You DONT have to no BUT you should. Better shocks = more travel and better ride quality. If your installing this you might as well do the work once. JUST MY OPINION
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You DONT have to no BUT you should. Better shocks = more travel and better ride quality. If your installing this you might as well do the work once. JUST MY OPINION
It does not sound like he is in the mindset to do shocks for any reason other than it needing to be done, which it does not.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:52 PM   #9
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I'm looking at the TF leveling kit also.

Anyone have some before and after pics of their leveling kit? I'm trying to decide what lift to go with, and maybe a leveling kit will give me the look I want by itself.

I'm wondering if this kit would be a better option
Teraflex 1355200 - TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost without Shocks for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I just want a little lift, and to remove the rake in my 2013 JKU sport
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #10
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in your case I would stick with the leveling kit.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #11
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i talked to the guy online at qtech. he said he just installed the leveling kit on his own jeep. he was very happy with the leveling kit. very easy to install and factory rake is gone
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for that price why dont you just get a lift.
the rough country series 2 spacer lift comes with everything you need for 180
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ive installed this exact kit on 12 jeeps and havent had a problem yet. the front is actually lifted 2.5 and the rear is lifted 2in.
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mine sits alittle nose down due to a heavy bumper winch combo up front. the ones weve put this on with out stuff up front has had a very good level


both of those are running the same kit


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Old 12-10-2012, 01:31 PM   #13
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Quite frankly I didn't know I could get a full lift for that price. I'd rather go 2.5" than just the 1". with 2.5" I shoudl still be good with my exhaust and drive shaft correct?

How is the install on the lifts, any more difficult than a leveling kit? It will be me and a buddy installing it, neither one of us has done a lift before. but we've done plenty of other automotive work.
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same as the leveling kit on the install. well front anyway. the rear is super easy. my crew can do a lift in about 2 hours and 4 beers. first time it took us about 3.

couple jack stands and a floor jack is all you need. wrenches up to size 22 i think is the biggest youll need. dont cheap out and buy the series one kit. its missing vital parts. track bar bracket. new links and some other stuff. get an alignment and steer wheel recentered when your done.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:55 PM   #15
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im going to install the leveling kit tomo. i will post before and after...
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:02 AM   #16
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I'm looking at the TF leveling kit also.

Anyone have some before and after pics of their leveling kit? I'm trying to decide what lift to go with, and maybe a leveling kit will give me the look I want by itself.

I'm wondering if this kit would be a better option
Teraflex 1355200 - TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost without Shocks for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I just want a little lift, and to remove the rake in my 2013 JKU sport


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Old 12-26-2012, 08:09 PM   #17
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I was going back and forth between the 1155200 leveling kit and the 1355200 2.5 Kit for three weeks. Finally decided to call Teralift last week, told them I was staying with Stock Tires for a year or two and off roading twice a year in Colorado, no major rock crawling. Told him I just want to be a little more than a stock looking JK with a lift that won't make my tires look small.

He recommended I buy the 1155200 Leveling Kit, so I ordered it the other day.

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I was going back and forth between the 1155200 leveling kit and the 1355200 2.5 Kit for three weeks. Finally decided to call Teralift last week, told them I was staying with Stock Tires for a year or two and off roading twice a year in Colorado, no major rock crawling. Told him I just want to be a little more than a stock looking JK with a lift that won't make my tires look small.

He recommended I buy the 1155200 Leveling Kit, so I ordered it the other day.

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in my install i disconnected the break lines to make it easier to put the springs back in. i didnt have a spring compressor. but u deff will need two people. make your life a lot easier
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in my install i disconnected the break lines to make it easier to put the springs back in. i didnt have a spring compressor. but u deff will need two people. make your life a lot easier
It's easier to pull the brake calipers, then you won't need to bleed the brakes. No coil compressor needed, pull the shocks, and disconnect the sway bar to make it easier.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:33 PM   #21
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I didn't have to do any of that. Unbolt the brake line from the clip that holds the line. Same with ebrake. Did it by myself no spring compressor . Maybe a 2" puck may be a bit more difficult but your lines have plenty of slack to drop that axle. Good luck it's easy
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sorry i discoed the clip that holds the break line on the axle.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:43 AM   #23
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I wouldn't replace the shocks you're in a 12 or 13? they are brand new, no need to replace yet. you wont need a spring compressor, just a few hours a buddy and some beer
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I'm going to be doing the same level kit as the OP (1155200 Teraflex). Does the Jeep need to be realigned after I'm done adding this leveling kit?
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I'm going to be doing the same level kit as the OP (1155200 Teraflex). Does the Jeep need to be realigned after I'm done adding this leveling kit?
Would like to know the same. Got the performance leveling kit(4dr springs) for my 2dr for a little extra height
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Would like to know the same. Got the performance leveling kit(4dr springs) for my 2dr for a little extra height
I asked this a month or so back. Yeahhhh that thread went unanswered.
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I asked this a month or so back. Yeahhhh that thread went unanswered.
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The driveway not being level doesn't help the picture but I really like the difference. I had Les Schwab do it, that helped me cause I used my account to get the installation/ alignment. I also had to pay the dealership to add the "lift" onto my extended warranty.
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Probably wont need alignment . I have 4 door springs and day star pucks and I didn't. How tall is that kit ? If its over 2" get an alignment
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If your only installing new springs, don't waste money on an alignment. Since your not going with adjustable lower control arms, there's no adjustment on the caster, even if its not to specs. And the only other adjustment is the Toe, which should be acceptable, unless you replaced the tie rod. Factory specs on the toe is just about zero, but whenever we add larger tires to a jeep, we usually start the toe at 1/8" in. If your steering wheel isn't centered when you drive straight, loosen the two drag link pinch bolts, turn the adjuster until the wheel is centered, then tighten them up. Done

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