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Old 04-03-2012, 03:27 PM   #31
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Dang Rooby. Was hoping you would have better luck with the rear than you did with the front. Looks good though.


Duck, I seriously think you should do it yourself. All the things Rooby mentioned were things I knew going in (though I had the original style end links and didn't have a cable hooked to my UCA). Now that you know them, it should be relatively easy to install. I was done with mine in 1.5 hours (never even removed a wheel from the Jeep) and no problems 12k miles later. No way I would have paid damn near $200 for the install.
Got time to do a write up? LOL....I've looked at those instructions....not good!!

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:44 PM   #32
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Got time to do a write up? LOL....I've looked at those instructions....not good!!
Yeah, the instructions are not that great. Like Rooby mentioned, the AEV spacer lift instructions will give you a much more comprehensive look into what needs to be done. To be honest, I read through the TF instructions and the AEV instructions a couple times prior to install day. When that day came, I never even looked at the instructions once. It really is a simple install all things considered. Just take your time, make sure nothing is binding as you drop the axles, etc.

Regarding the write-up; I don't have what I would consider a full write-up. But this is something I threw together in response to a PM a few weeks back.

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Alright. Going to try to remember everything I did. Keep in mind that I did all of this without pulling a tire from the Jeep. Of course, it is entirely up to you if you want to do it that way or it you want to yank the tires.

Front:
Unbolt and remove sway bar end links
Unbolt and remove lower shock bolt
Unbolt brake line bracket
Loosen but do not remove track bar and control arm bolts
Place floor jack under frame behind front tire and slowly flex that corner
When the suspension is flexed enough to remove the spring, put a jack stand under the frame
Remove the spring
Place the 2 1" spacers over the upper spring perch
Replace spring making sure it is aligned with the stop correctly
Remove jack stand and carefully lower the frame with the jack
Repeat on the other side
Install the new sway bar links
Reattach lower shock bolts
Reattach brake line bracket

Rear:
Remove lower shock bolt
Remove lower sway bar end link bolt
Remove bracket from tub that is holding the emergency brake cables
Place floor jack under frame in front of the rear tire and slowly flex that corner
When the suspension is flexed enough to remove the spring, put a jack stand under the frame
Remove the spring
Put some grease on the part of the spacer that will push into the tub
Hold the spacer in the hole and put the spring back in place
Slowly lower the frame and let the spring press the spacer into place (you will hear it pop into position)
Reattach lower sway bar end link bolt
Reattach lower shock bolt
Reattach emergency brake line bracket to tub

Now that the install is done and the Jeep is back on the ground, rock the Jeep back and forth and side to side. This will allow the bushings in the control arms and track bar to reallign. Now retorque those bolts you. You can find all of the torque specs here.

Hope this has helped a bit.

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Old 04-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #33
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Thanks RoobyRoo. If you had it to do over again, would you pay someone to install the lift or do it yourself? I can get mine installed for 65.00 an hour and I think the job is rated at 3 hrs. Thats only 195.00. The shop has a good reputation.
I spoke to a reputable shop here in Portland and they quoted half that time.
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Hey Disraeli, if you don't mind me asking what shop was that. I was considering Jeep West.
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Hey Disraeli, if you don't mind me asking what shop was that. I was considering Jeep West.
Good Guy's Auto Care and Performance Center - Southeast Portland - Portland, OR

Heard great stuff about Jeep West too, but these guys are WAY closer to my house (just west of Mt. Tabor). Also, Pat asked me where I'd heard of him and took $20 off his hourly rate when I said Wrangler Forum.
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I have a 2008 JKU pretty stock, only a few mods. I am thinking about the leveling kit, as of now I'm pretty set on the budget one. I know the performance kit comes with new springs, but are the new springs worth it? I plan on eventually putting an after market front and rear bumper on but at least a year down the road.


I have access to the auto hobby shop at the base where I'm at and would like to know if it would be easier for me to use one of there bays with the car lift vs jack stands. All the instructions show using jack stands so I don't know if there would be a difference in doing the job. It's only 6 bucks an hour and I'll have access to some basic tools.


Any advice and tips prior to me installing it are welcomed. I'm not that much of a mechanic but I'm getting into jeeping culture and DIY mentality.


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I have a 2008 JKU pretty stock, only a few mods. I am thinking about the leveling kit, as of now I'm pretty set on the budget one. I know the performance kit comes with new springs, but are the new springs worth it? I plan on eventually putting an after market front and rear bumper on but at least a year down the road.

I have access to the auto hobby shop at the base where I'm at and would like to know if it would be easier for me to use one of there bays with the car lift vs jack stands. All the instructions show using jack stands so I don't know if there would be a difference in doing the job. It's only 6 bucks an hour and I'll have access to some basic tools.

Any advice and tips prior to me installing it are welcomed. I'm not that much of a mechanic but I'm getting into jeeping culture and DIY mentality.

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I would deff go with the performance leveling kit if you are adding any extra weight to your rig what so ever.
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That just helped me out also.. Was looking at this today for my list.. Do you guys recommend getting new shocks also when doing this leveling kit? Because I was already looking into bilsteins..
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That just helped me out also.. Was looking at this today for my list.. Do you guys recommend getting new shocks also when doing this leveling kit? Because I was already looking into bilsteins..
I would. I have that exact setup. 33x12.50 DuraTracs with performance leveling kit an blistein 5100 shocks an it rides great an performs well offroad
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I would deff go with the performance leveling kit if you are adding any extra weight to your rig what so ever.
I'm not planning on getting the bumper soon, so in the meantime it would be the performance kit with stock bumpers.

Would it still be level without the extra weight of an after market bumper on the performance kit?
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Yes I don't have any weight on mine yet an it sits perfectly level. I have a front bumper to put on already just haven't had the time to do so.
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Thanks for the help
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Ended up getting the spacer kit, put it on the other day. Only did the front and I'm definitely pleased with it. I'll still put the back spacers in just ran out of time. Thanks for all the tips, it made the process a lot easier after reading about what all of you did. But I still have a some lingering questions.

What's the point of the hardware kit that comes with it. I'm uploading a pic of the piece. It seems to screw in the bottom of the sway bar but I have no clue as to why and the Teraflex instructions doesn't state exactly what to do with it. Also same thing with the washer, I don't know what to do with it. The older ones that I removed didn't have it.
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What's the point of the hardware kit that comes with it. I'm uploading a pic of the piece. It seems to screw in the bottom of the sway bar but I have no clue as to why and the Teraflex instructions doesn't state exactly what to do with it.
Zerk fitting for applying grease.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:59 PM   #45
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Great information on this thread I ordered my Teraflex leveling kit earlier this week hopefully it will be in soon. Any more helpful pictures or information on the install are always appreciated.
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Phaedrus, you still only running with front part still on, I like where the back sits now and only want to lift front on mine 08. So it should come up level with the back plus mines is same colour as yours is just got 285x75x16's on so want to level it out hate the rake look.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:41 PM   #47
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I just received my TF coil leveling kit.
But in the box it says its for the four door, I got a two door.
Does it matter?
Will there be a difference?
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So, I am currently running 285/70/17s on stock rims. Would I need wheel spacers for either of the leveling kits? (Pucks or Springs) Thanks for the info!!!

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I am getting ready to put on the performance TF leveling kit has anyone added a 1/2 spacer to the rear with thus kit?
If you did do you or do I need anything else?
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I am getting ready to put on the performance TF leveling kit has anyone added a 1/2 spacer to the rear with thus kit?
If you did do you or do I need anything else?
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You shouldn't need the extra spacers, mine leveled out perfectly with just the coils
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Yea, I was going to add that 1/2 spacer because I cut and haw wood.
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Do you have a Rubicon? Might be a Rubi only issue if the sway bar is different. Or may be a case of the "no 2 Jeeps are the same".

Edit: Just re-looked at the PM from TF and they said the Rubi sway bar hole is smaller. So it is a Rubi only issue.
Teraflex has started making sway bar links with a smaller pin that fits Rubicon sway bars without drilling. I went directly to the factory and got mine - installed without issue (or drilling). They're new, so I wouldn't count on seeing them at retailers for a while. Even then, I don't know if they'll be marked differently. If you need to know - get in touch with Teraflex. They were very responsive to my inquiries.
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Lots of good info here. My install went off without a hitch. Fronts and backs done in no time. 125 ft lbs sucks for a skinny dude but glad I took the time to loosen and torque the track bars and control arms. Drives awesome. I also took off the air dam while I was at it. Now just need some new tires and/or wheels...
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Teraflex has started making sway bar links with a smaller pin that fits Rubicon sway bars without drilling. I went directly to the factory and got mine - installed without issue (or drilling). They're new, so I wouldn't count on seeing them at retailers for a while. Even then, I don't know if they'll be marked differently. If you need to know - get in touch with Teraflex. They were very responsive to my inquiries.
I can confirm this pin/bolt size change. I just installed the leveling kit today and the pin fit my Rubi just fine. I did it in my driveway with my 9 yr old as my partner. Three hours and she was done. I ordered the kit from 4x4 group buy last week and it was dropped shipped from Teraflex so I'm sure it was the latest and greatest instead of old inventory in a distributor warehouse.
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So I rented a coil compressor from autozone and I have no idea how it can work to swap out coils for this. It is the Great Neck OEM 27035 Coil Spring compressor. Not at intuitive at all. Not sure it's even compatible with what's needed for this.
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Just ordered my leveling kit yesterday.

Hope to break out the tools next weekend.
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Just a tip for the rears. Use some lube on the nub that goes into the frame.
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Two questions...

1. Do you need to order a specific leveling kit to get the swaybar links that fit the Rubi sway bar out of the box, or are they all the same with a smaller bolt? I just got my kit in the mail the other day directly from Teraflex.

2. Is it possible to remove the rear spacers after they are "popped" in without damage? I plan on removing the leveling kit as soon as I can afford a larger lift. I don't want any damage to the jeep and it would also be nice to be able to give the leveling kit to someone else when I'm done with it.
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Two questions...

1. Do you need to order a specific leveling kit to get the swaybar links that fit the Rubi sway bar out of the box, or are they all the same with a smaller bolt? I just got my kit in the mail the other day directly from Teraflex.

2. Is it possible to remove the rear spacers after they are "popped" in without damage? I plan on removing the leveling kit as soon as I can afford a larger lift. I don't want any damage to the jeep and it would also be nice to be able to give the leveling kit to someone else when I'm done with it.
1) typically the rears are moved to the front and new rears are supplied. As long as the sway bar is level you are good
2) no problem
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1) typically the rears are moved to the front and new rears are supplied. As long as the sway bar is level you are good 2) no problem
On my leveling kit, the new links were for the front, the rear stayed stock. The 2.5 kit I installed on my old 08 was like you described.

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