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Old 03-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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When I purchased the lift for my JK I was told that if I installed the lift myself at home. And then drove it to the shop to have it aligned that it would screw up the traction control system. But it seems that a lot of you have installed your own at home. Have any of you had any problems, or was I doubted into paying for something that I could have done myself?

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I have installed 6 lifts on JKs. If you get the steering wheel re-centered, it will drive fine. You may need an alignment and it is best to get it checked after getting the lift installed. As long as your steering wheel is centered, the ESP won't really care.


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When I purchased the lift for my JK I was told that if I installed the lift myself at home. And then drove it to the shop to have it aligned that it would screw up the traction control system. But it seems that a lot of you have installed your own at home. Have any of you had any problems, or was I doubted into paying for something that I could have done myself?
You been had.

Plenty of peeps install their own lifts, then have the alignment done at a shop. If you have an AEV Procal, you could've centered your steering wheel yourself (if necessary), and simply needed the alignment for toe and caster (again, if necessary).
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If you install your own lift will it void a warantee?
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That'd be a dealer call. Some are mod friendly, some are not.

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I have installed 6 lifts on JKs. If you get the steering wheel re-centered, it will drive fine. You may need an alignment and it is best to get it checked after getting the lift installed. As long as your steering wheel is centered, the ESP won't really care.


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GREAT!! More money out the window. live and learn.
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You been had.

Plenty of peeps install their own lifts, then have the alignment done at a shop. If you have an AEV Procal, you could've centered your steering wheel yourself (if necessary), and simply needed the alignment for toe and caster (again, if necessary).
^That's what I did. I got the steering wheel close to center, but couldn't get it as close as I wanted so I had the dealer fix it and do the alignment.
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^That's what I did. I got the steering wheel close to center, but couldn't get it as close as I wanted so I had the dealer fix it and do the alignment.
Yup. Won't hurt a thing.
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Some times it takes a few tries.
The Procal helps you center it perfectly.

Took me 2 times. Then when I instead the adjustable TB. I had to recenter again
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speaking of the procal alignment, how exactly does that work? Does it give you reading or measurement or something? My steering is centered and no esp anymore but I've debated getting the procal for some other things and just read it does this too?
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If you install your own lift will it void a warantee?
Nothing "voids" your warranty.

The aftermarket parts you put on your Jeep will not be covered, but for Chrysler to deny you warranty coverage on any other part, they'd have to prove that your replacement parts were the direct cause of the failure.

Reference these threads:

Dealer Says non-MOPAR Lift Kit Voids 100% of Warranty!

Spacer Lifts and Warranty work
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speaking of the procal alignment, how exactly does that work? Does it give you reading or measurement or something? My steering is centered and no esp anymore but I've debated getting the procal for some other things and just read it does this too?
It uses your blinkers to tell you which way the steering is off, then both blinkers and high beam lights when it's centered.
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GREAT!! More money out the window. live and learn.
Thanks for the quick response.
Happens to the best of us and all of us at some point. Don't sweat it
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It uses your blinkers to tell you which way the steering is off, then both blinkers and high beam lights when it's centered.
fancy....

So it will do this while your under the jeep adjusting the draglink?
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Lol
Uh oh have I been had?
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Uh oh have I been had?
No haha

Just your "fancy" comment you made
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Lol
Something funny?

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Uh oh have I been had?
Not by me. Maybe it doesn't work that way on pre-'12's, but that's how mine does it.

Turn signals you can see from under the Jeep. Both will light when the steering is centered. On the dash, both signals and the high beam lamp will light when centered. Then you activate one of the signals (to make sure they don't get stuck), unplug, and you're good to go.
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Oh man I thought "wow that's pretty cool if it really does that" and then I got worried like that weird feeling when your the fat kid and you know your getting picked last.



So back to my question...does it do the light thingy when your under the jeep adjusting it so you know when to stop?
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Oh man I thought "wow that's pretty cool if it really does that" and then I got worried like that weird feeling when your the fat kid and you know your getting picked last.
Ha ha...you're no fat kid. That I know of, anyway.


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So back to my question...does it do the light thingy when your under the jeep adjusting it so you know when to stop?
I edited my post after you read it.

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Ha ha...you're no fat kid. That I know of, anyway.




I edited my post after you read it.
thanks I'm a burly 165 lbs grrr.....
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thanks I'm a burly 165 lbs grrr.....
But if you were a 165 lb midget...
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But if you were a 165 lb midget...
Me in late Fall last year.


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Me in late Fall last year.


And the thread goes down in flames..
Just ran into the bathroom and...
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You been had.

Plenty of peeps install their own lifts, then have the alignment done at a shop. If you have an AEV Procal, you could've centered your steering wheel yourself (if necessary), and simply needed the alignment for toe and caster (again, if necessary).
Where can I get an AEV Procal. And what does AEV stand for.
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Where can I get an AEV Procal. And what does AEV stand for.
American Expedition Vehicle

http://www.amazon.com/AEV-ProCal-Mod.../dp/B0033TL9IC
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Thanks might have to get one.
Also does anyone know if there is a way to change the over drive switch so that the O D is off instead of on when the Ign. Is first turned.
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Thanks. Have to get one.
Also does anyone know of a way to change the over drive so that it's off instead of on when the key is first turned on.
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Thanks might have to get one.
Also does anyone know if there is a way to change the over drive switch so that the O D is off instead of on when the Ign. Is first turned.
NOPE, you can't change the O/D programming in the ECU-it's always "on" with ign start, however if you regear the right ratio, you won't have to worry about the O/D switch anymore !

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