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Old 10-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Teraflex leveling kit installation

So im sure this is probably discussed somewhere but i did a quick search and didn't come across it. I just ordered the TF leveling kit today along with a new set of wheels and tires and will be hopefully receiving everything mid/end of week. My real question is...

From anyone that has self installed the leveling kit was it difficult to do on your own and is it easy to do with just some jacks and stands or will i need a lift to install?

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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I did it with jackstands and a speed jack, just make sure you have an adequate helper to cut the time down. Also, before you start, make sure you have all the tools. Lift day was the day I found out my stock lug wrench would not take off the aftermarket wheels.

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #3
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It's very easy to do yourself. Floor jack and jack stands worked fine for me. 3 hours start to finish for mine.
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I did it with a friend and it wasnt that difficult but all these "2-3hr start to finish" estimates were way off for us. The work itself is easy, getting the jeep high enough to droop the axle far enough to pull the springs and add the spacers is the tricky part. Also, the new sway bar links needed to be drilled out in order to fit.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:07 PM   #5
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It has been said here already, but having tall enough jack stands is very important. You will not get the axles low enough to pull the springs. To get the springs back in after the spacers are installed on the front, I used a prybar through the bottom of the spring and the top of the base that the spring goes around on the axle. If that makes any sense. That was just my experience anyway. Did this alone front and back in probably 4 hrs with a few frustrating moments, lol.

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Thanks for all the helpful info! I do plan on having a buddy of mine thats been a mechanic for about 30+ years help me do it as i am not completley mechanically inclined so that should really be helpful. Would compressors be of any help if we have access to them? I would imagine they would be of some use.
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Thanks for all the helpful info! I do plan on having a buddy of mine thats been a mechanic for about 30+ years help me do it as i am not completley mechanically inclined so that should really be helpful. Would compressors be of any help if we have access to them? I would imagine they would be of some use.
Yes sir they would

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