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Old 04-14-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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TF Leveling Kit ... anything else?

Hi all )

After going back and forth for a couple months now, I think I'm about to order this:

Tera Flex JK Leveling Kit (1155200)

After reading several threads and articles, I don't think I need more than this since my Jeep is my DD, and goes trailing (no rock crawling or extreme wheeling).

I've read tons of lift threads, but I wanted to ask if there is anything else I need to purchase to install at the same time?

*Do I need new shocks/shock adapters? Or is it just for BB's or regular lifts, or an "if you want new ones, get them" kind of thing?

*Should I replace factory bolts at the same time?

My wheel/tire setup that I'm already running is:

Black Rock Vipers: 15X8 5-127 -19TUB
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac: 33X12.50R15

As always, thanks for reading, and bearing with my newb questions!

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Nope. Everything you need is there. Mounts on top of your springs, brake line and drive shafts don't become a concern until 3.5 or so.

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You may have to re-center the steering wheel. It's not very difficult to do if you have friend help you. Search for centering steering wheel.
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yep like he said thats all you need, and if you decide later that you want a little more lift, the rough country 1 1/4 inch body lift looks awsome in my opinion with the leveling kit.. thats my setup.

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Thanks all! Exactly what I needed to know )

And greenenvey, sweet looking Jeep!
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By the way, the TF leveling kit is fairly easy to instal. I would recommend two people doing it. My brother and I did it in less than three hours under the rain. Actually that was total time including breaks to eat or something else.

So far I am happy with the kit. My JKU looks much better. Now if the brown fairy would hurry with the rest of my wheels I would be happy. I only received one wheel so far from backorder. What a teaser! I am going to put a set of V-Tec Off Road 17" wheels with 285/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers that are patiently waiting in my living room (yes I live in a condo, sucks, no storage space). Can't wait. Discount Tire Direct rocks! They are awesome to deal with. Anyway a little off topic but I couldn't contain the excitement. Sorry!
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*Should I replace factory bolts at the same time?
I would consider doing the Polyperformance bolt swap at the same time, since you're already gonna be up under the Jeep installing the leveling kit.

Up to you.
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By the way, the TF leveling kit is fairly easy to instal. I would recommend two people doing it. My brother and I did it in less than three hours under the rain. Actually that was total time including breaks to eat or something else.

So far I am happy with the kit. My JKU looks much better. Now if the brown fairy would hurry with the rest of my wheels I would be happy. I only received one wheel so far from backorder. What a teaser! I am going to put a set of V-Tec Off Road 17" wheels with 285/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers that are patiently waiting in my living room (yes I live in a condo, sucks, no storage space). Can't wait. Discount Tire Direct rocks! They are awesome to deal with. Anyway a little off topic but I couldn't contain the excitement. Sorry!
Thanks!! And no worries, I can so relate to the excitement, and lack of room; I live in a condo too, and my wheel/tire set from DTD were stacked in my living room for a week and a half before install (here they are at my doorstep):

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Thanks, kb ) Wasn't sure if the bolt thing was only if you install a full lift, or if everyone needs to do it, whether stock/lift/bb/level.
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Thanks, kb ) Wasn't sure if the bolt thing was only if you install a full lift, or if everyone needs to do it, whether stock/lift/bb/level.
Nope, everybody with a JK should do it. The OEM bolts are 14mm, which are too small for the CA's and TB's. Also, they don't have shoulders, and the threads, combined with the slack, can cause them to eat into the bushings and eventually wallow them out and cause Death Wobble in extreme cases.

You can order the bolt replacement kit through EAD Offroad here on the forum. Make sure you tell their rep you've got a '12, and he'll hook you up with the appropriate replacement bolts.

This is the thread about the need to change bolts. It's really long, and will probably give you permanently crossed eyes if you read it all (although I did, and my vision seems unaffected.)

The Importance of changing out stock bolts!!

At the very least, read post #752, which is a very good summary of what you need to make the swap, and how to do it.
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Nope, everybody with a JK should do it. The OEM bolts are 14mm, which are too small for the CA's and TB's. Also, they don't have shoulders, and the threads, combined with the slack, can cause them to eat into the bushings and eventually wallow them out and cause Death Wobble in extreme cases.

You can order the bolt replacement kit through EAD Offroad here on the forum. Make sure you tell their rep you've got a '12, and he'll hook you up with the appropriate replacement bolts.

This is the thread about the need to change bolts. It's really long, and will probably give you permanently crossed eyes if you read it all (although I did, and my vision seems unaffected.)

The Importance of changing out stock bolts!!

At the very least, read post #752, which is a very good summary of what you need to make the swap, and how to do it.
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yes, I've definitely *tried* to read that thread a few times, haha ... and I was *still* confused after so many readings on whether it applied to everyone, or just those who do lifts :/

Thanks everyone for clearing it up ) Will contact EAD and order a kit.
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Definitely get the kit and stay up on checking the ins/outs of your suspension.

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