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Old 07-21-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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teraflex leaving kit question

I will be getting my teraflex leaving kit tomorrow and was wondering how easy and long will it take. I have only done front leaving kits on trucks.

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If you've worked on suspensions in the past it'll be pretty easy.

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Old 07-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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After I put my leaving kit on do I need to get a alignment?
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After I put my leaving kit on do I need to get a alignment?
I would
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After I put my leaving kit on do I need to get a alignment?
No.

There is nothing to align or adjust without adj arms on your jeep.

If you need to straighten your steering wheel (more than likely you will not) simply do this in your drive way with a simple wrench in 10mns of time. Very simple. There is no need for anything else with a leveling kit.
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If you put a leaving kit you will get stood up offroading. Don't do it, they are evil
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If you put a leaving kit you will get stood up offroading. Don't do it, they are evil
Huh?
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Huh?
A leaving kit.... They stand you up and will leave.

Vs a leveling kit.

No adjustments necessary. Throw em on and go.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:19 AM   #9
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Ok great thanks so much!!!
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:01 AM   #10
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Mine needed an alignment after installing the Teraflex leveling kit. It also needed to have the steering wheel straightened. I paid for the alignment, and I straightened it out myself. I'm not perfectly sure that it didn't need an alignment before the leveling kit. Just saying.
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Does the Teraflex require shock relocations?
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #12
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No, you do not need to relocate your stock shocks with the TefaFlex Leveling Kit.
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I put on a leveling kit, it took me all day because the wife kept going out shopping and wanted me to watch the kids in the pool while she was out....

The hardest part for me was popping the back spacers into place.

They also recommend to loosen the control arms and the track bar, but I have read a lot of people have not done so and didn't have a problem.

I loosened mine and re torqued them to spec. This took extra time, since I had to go to the store to get adapters to fit the torque wrench so I can actually use it. The torque wrench is large and doesn't fit well in most places
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Regarding the alignment -

There is nothing that can be adjusted or aligned on a stock jeep after installing a leveling kit. Castor, pinion angle, and toe cannot be adjusted. The only thing you can do is straighten the steering wheel which can be done with a wrench in 5-10mns tops and no experience. Any place that charges you for an alignment without adjustables is taking you.
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Regarding the alignment -

There is nothing that can be adjusted or aligned on a stock jeep after installing a leveling kit. Castor, pinion angle, and toe cannot be adjusted. The only thing you can do is straighten the steering wheel which can be done with a wrench in 5-10mns tops and no experience. Any place that charges you for an alignment without adjustables is taking you.
Well, when they were done, they couldn't straigten the steering wheel, so I flipped out, and they gave me my money back, so different begining, same result.
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Regarding the alignment -

There is nothing that can be adjusted or aligned on a stock jeep after installing a leveling kit. Castor, pinion angle, and toe cannot be adjusted. The only thing you can do is straighten the steering wheel which can be done with a wrench in 5-10mns tops and no experience. Any place that charges you for an alignment without adjustables is taking you.
What do you mean toe cant be adjusted? the stock factory tie rod allows you to set the toe. The shop could have also installed cam bolts to micro-adjust the caster/pinion angle and many do it if not told not to due to its relative easiness, even some dealerships change caster with cam bolts.

You can't however, recenter the axle without an adjustable trackbar (which the jk doesnt have). Or do major angle changes to caster without control arms
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Regarding the alignment -

There is nothing that can be adjusted or aligned on a stock jeep after installing a leveling kit. Castor, pinion angle, and toe cannot be adjusted. The only thing you can do is straighten the steering wheel which can be done with a wrench in 5-10mns tops and no experience. Any place that charges you for an alignment without adjustables is taking you.
Toe is adjustable to my knowledge.
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The hardest part for me was popping the back spacers into place.
I learned the trick on this. Take the spacer and put something like grease or tire wet on the part the pops into the frame. Use a 4x4 block between the spacer and the spring pad on the axle. Jack the axle up and start the spacer. Keep jacking the axle up and the weight of the Jeep will put enough pressure on it that it will pop right into place. Took me about 2 minutes per side to do mine.
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What do you mean toe cant be adjusted? the stock factory tie rod allows you to set the toe. The shop could have also installed cam bolts to micro-adjust the caster/pinion angle and many do it if not told not to due to its relative easiness, even some dealerships change caster with cam bolts.

You can't however, recenter the axle without an adjustable trackbar (which the jk doesnt have). Or do major angle changes to caster without control arms
Toe does not change with a leveling kit. There is no need to adjust anything.

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Toe is adjustable to my knowledge.
Adjustable yes, necessary no.
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Toe does not change with a lift. It will not change with a leveling kit. There is no need to adjust anything. Toe changes when 35" tires come into play. Even then, it can be negligible.



Adjustable yes, necessary no. It does not change unless much bigger tires are added.
Well... you said "there is nothing that can be adjusted", not "there is nothing that needs to be adjusted", two big different meanings. Then you proceeded to say again, that it cannot be adjusted.
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Well... you said "there is nothing that can be adjusted", not "there is nothing that needs to be adjusted", two big different meanings. Then you proceeded to say again, that it cannot be adjusted.
Toe is adjustable but again..completely unnecessary with a leveling kit. Straightening the steering wheel may be needed but most likely not. As mentioned above, the steering can be re-centered "adjusted".
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Okay I just put my leveling kit on yesterday and it was very easy to do. But now it feels like the jeep sways when I am driving it and did not have this feeling before I put the leaving kit on. Is that normal for leveling kit with factory tires or did something go wrong.
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Okay I just put my leveling kit on yesterday and it was very easy to do. But now it feels like the jeep sways when I am driving it and did not have this feeling before I put the leaving kit on. Is that normal for leveling kit with factory tires or did something go wrong.
It sways?, oh my, how so?. Flightly steering? like like, steering response is crappy? or you mean sways in terms of body roll as in the jeep leans more on corners?
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Okay I just put my leveling kit on yesterday and it was very easy to do. But now it feels like the jeep sways when I am driving it and did not have this feeling before I put the leaving kit on. Is that normal for leveling kit with factory tires or did something go wrong.
How much lift did you get? Alignment- toe in/caster ?
Tire PSI?

Did you loosen all control arm and track bar bolts ?Not doing so can bind the bushings and cause funky handling.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:10 PM   #25
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I lifted it 2" and I did loosen all control arms

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