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Old 05-20-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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Teraflex 2.5 budget boost install

I finally got around to putting my 2.5 teraflex budget boost (with shock extensions) on my 2012 JKUR as well as the teraflex exhaust spacers and spidertrax wheel spacers. Although others have done it in 4 hours it took me the good part of 9 hrs..... Mostly due to the horrible install directions by teraflex and having to modify things during the install. Everything went smoothly until it was time to mount the track bar drop bracket. I used the provided template and made sure it was perfect before drilling only to find that the drop brackets hole thats bolts to what I just drilled was offcenter.....thanks Teraflex. I had no choice but to make the 3/8 hole a little larger to get things to line up. This of course caused the large bolt hole with the sleeve to not line up. I had to use a bolt hole alignment tool to bring the bracket and factory mount back in line. Got it mounted and it was very tight with no issues. Next issue on rear install was that after mounting brake line extensions, the driver side brake hose was resting on the shock absorber. Not wanting to cause abrasion issues, i had to slightly curve the black steel brake line to help direct the hose away from rubbing on anything. Final problem with rear was that the directions had you install the sway bar links a certain way but it was obvious when looking at links that Teraflexs way was wrong way. Upon switching the links around they were now installed correctly.

On to the front.....the front was mostly painless except for two issues. The front passenger side top shock bolt was indeed a pain as others have found. I just dremeled out an access slot to reach the nut. It was easy after that. Finally, Teraflex does not tell you what to do with the bracket that holds the brake hose after disconnecting it to allow the axle to drop down. When I put it back together and put the brackets back in the stock location, it was clear that at full drop the brake hoses would be stretched. I called Teraflex, they were closed. Called Quadratec, they said mount back in stock location......wrong answer. I didnt want to remove the brackets and zip tie hoses to shocks like in AEV kit so my neighbor who was helping me fabricated some mounts that moved that factory brake hose bracket up about two inches. Now hoses arent stretched at full drop and they still are in their factory brackets.

Exhaust spacers and wheel spacers were painless.

Im very happy with the final product. Jeep rides like stock and has no driveability issues after. My steering wheel might be off a tad but its barely noticeable. Final measurements netted me about 3 inches on front and a tad more than 2 inches on rear.

Now I know this thread is worthless without pics so Ill have to somehow transfer from my iphone to laptop and post my pics.

Dave

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Old 05-20-2012, 06:42 AM   #2
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Ive found that a combination ratchet wrench with a flexable head works perfect without having ti dremel out the front shock support. Strange you had the old style rear trac bar bracket, the new one is a no drill application so as not to affect the frame side rear trackbar mounts integrity. Tereflex instructions assume the installer has common sense and mechanical ability, there horrible still, but better then most. Congrats on the new lift.

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That bracket is garbage. I don't know what
Your budget is. But look into the axle mount TB bracket.
Actually TF still uses that mount to keep the cost down in their BB.
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That bracket is garbage. I don't know what
Your budget is. But look into the axle mount TB bracket.
Actually TF still uses that mount to keep the cost down in their BB.
Keep cost down? Lol, its probobly only 25 cents more worth of steel, another bad economy scam / excuse, tisk, tisk tereflex!
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Keep cost down? Lol, its probobly only 25 cents more worth of steel, another bad economy scam / excuse, tisk, tisk tereflex!
At least a buck c-mon lol
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:06 AM   #6
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Newb question, but what is the difference between the budget boost vs lift kit?
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I had the exact same thing happen installing the rear track bar bracket. After measuring several times and cautious drilling I found out the template was drawn by a chimp using no measuring instruments. The directions should have you bolt it in place and use the bracket as a guide to drill.
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I had the exact same thing happen installing the rear track bar bracket. After measuring several times and cautious drilling I found out the template was drawn by a chimp using no measuring instruments. The directions should have you bolt it in place and use the bracket as a guide to drill.
Happened here also. The instructions say not to drill

All TF's coil lifts come with the axle mount now.
They sent me a axle bracket for free
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Newb question, but what is the difference between the budget boost vs lift kit?
BB's use spacers on top your stock springs.

Coil lifts are new longer coils.
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I had the exact same thing happen installing the rear track bar bracket. After measuring several times and cautious drilling I found out the template was drawn by a chimp using no measuring instruments. The directions should have you bolt it in place and use the bracket as a guide to drill.
Common sense would say bolt the bracket up and drill hole, directions are chineese and you should have followed your gut instinct ; )

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