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Old 09-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Teraflex 2.5 Lift Install????

I've search through the forums for a while and can't quite find the answer. I plan on installing my Teraflex 2.5 lift with shocks on my jku in the next couple of days and I'm wondering if someone can give me some insight. I bought both a front and rear adjustable track bars as well as front lower adjustable control arms and the bolt kit from northridge to supplement with the lift. My question is at what point during the install of the lift would I install these components? I know it was recommended to complete the rear first and then the front. I just want to make sure everything gets installed correctly without missing anything. Any tips would be greatly appreciated...

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Doesn't matter.

What's important is when you tighten fully and torque bolts.

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Old 09-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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Terraflex has a video on you tube showing their install. check it out.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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Well you have to do the rear first, because you need the links from the rear track bar for the front. Throw the rear on, after you install the rear tower correction bracket and throw the front on when you are putting everything back together.
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I did front first with mine and just left the sway bar disconnected until i got the rear done. Pretty easy install as long as you go step by step and do everything right. Dont try to cut corners or get in a hurry.
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Lift first then track bars. You need to adjust per lift height to center the axles. Best advise.... Next would be to have the alignment checked. Some places will throw it on the rack for $40-$50. Let them set toe to 1/8 and center steering if you choose.

Lastly the control arms. Use the caster measurement they gave you to set the arms. Grab a before pinion flange measurement for a base. For example ... Shop says you have 3* caster and the pinion measures at 3* as well. You want to rotate the pinion down 1*-2* which will raise caster back up to stock. Target 4.5*

The bolts can be done at anytime but I'd wait until the arms go in. Once set a good shake and torque all to spec with tires on the ground. Good luck
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Once set a good shake and torque all to spec with tires on the ground. Good luck
I have a question on this step. SO you have all the parts installed but just snugged up and not torqued. The you set it down, shake the heck out of it and then what? Torque on the ground. I read about guys doing this but I need it put in words for the uninformed noob (me)

Does what I wrote seem right?

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I have a question on this step. SO you have all the parts installed but just snugged up and not torqued. The you set it down, shake the heck out of it and then what? Torque on the ground. I read about guys doing this but I need it put in words for the uninformed noob (me) Does what I wrote seem right? Thanks.
Exactly. You want the full weight of the jeep on the axles. Shaking sets the bushings at the new ride height-not preloading them and causing issues.

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