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Old 03-06-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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TF leveling kit extras?

Hi guys. Just joined the forum and have a Billet JKU on order. I ordered a TF leveling kit, also, and wondered if I needed any other bits to make it work? I tried searching but couldn't condense my question enough to make it work...
Do I need new shocks or shock extension brackets?
Any other brackets or pieces that would be necessary to make it work properly?

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Old 03-06-2013, 01:01 AM   #2
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No. You're good. You'll want bigger tires once you get it installed.

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Hi guys. Just joined the forum and have a Billet JKU on order. I ordered a TF leveling kit, also, and wondered if I needed any other bits to make it work? I tried searching but couldn't condense my question enough to make it work...
Do I need new shocks or shock extension brackets?
Any other brackets or pieces that would be necessary to make it work properly?

Thanks! Can't wait to join to party here.
-Stephen
Congrats! I'm about to get Tf Level kit installed too. I'll post before and after. Here is before for you.

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Thanks guys! I actually already ordered tires, too. jasvan, that's a nice looking rig. I can't wait to get mine...I'm driving a friends caddy in the meantime....so embarrassing...I look like a Pulp Fiction hitman.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #5
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Just ordered my leveling kit last week. One question that I have seen differing opinions on, do I install the included sway bar links on the front or rear and move the rear to front?
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Congrats! I'm about to get Tf Level kit installed too. I'll post before and after. Here is before for you.

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I've got the exact same build (from the outside) and will likely get a leveling kit once I talk my wife into letting me get a winch
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Just ordered my leveling kit last week. One question that I have seen differing opinions on, do I install the included sway bar links on the front or rear and move the rear to front?
This leveling kit adds 2" to the front and 1" to the rear effectively leveling the 2 or 4 door's factory rake stance. The kit comes with front sway bar links. You can run a 33-34" tall tire with this kit. If you prefer to run the factory wheels as shown on the red Unlimited, you may need wheel spacers for proper clearance.
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Get the TF quick disco pins too. If I am not mistaken, it will convert the sway bar links into quick disco's.
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No. You're good. You'll want bigger tires once you get it installed.
Bigger tires are far from necessary with this kit...
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Bigger tires are far from necessary with this kit...
I didn't say need. I said want.

- Sent from a guy that WANTS bigger tires under his TF Leveling Kit.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #11
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Just ordered my leveling kit last week. One question that I have seen differing opinions on, do I install the included sway bar links on the front or rear and move the rear to front?
No. Install the new links up front, leave the back alone. One thing not noted and not obvious in the install instructions is that for tightening down on the end link bolt you will need to stick an allen wrench in the END of the bolt after you thread the nut on. That's the only way to get it tightened down properly and is the source of many people smacking their head and saying "doh!" after fighting it for a while, looking on the forum, then finding the need for the allen wrench.
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No. Install the new links up front, leave the back alone. One thing not noted and not obvious in the install instructions is that for tightening down on the end link bolt you will need to stick an allen wrench in the END of the bolt after you thread the nut on. That's the only way to get it tightened down properly and is the source of many people smacking their head and saying "doh!" after fighting it for a while, looking on the forum, then finding the need for the allen wrench.
Ok thanks. I had just read several times about people swapping the rears to the front and putting the new ones on the rear.

I am going to install the leveling kit, 275/70/18 Cooper ST Maxx tires and wheel spacers.

See any issues with that combo?

Also, I see most people go with spidertrax 1.5 spacers but I was looking at the teraflex 1.25. Anybody have any experience with the teraflex spacer?

Thanks!
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Not sure on the spacers. I am just saving for wheels and tires. I'd rather do it the way I want the first time.
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I didn't say need. I said want.

- Sent from a guy that WANTS bigger tires under his TF Leveling Kit.
Even w/o the kit I bet u wanted bigger tires...
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Get the TF quick disco pins too. If I am not mistaken, it will convert the sway bar links into quick disco's.
X2, planning on doing this to mine.
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Even w/o the kit I bet u wanted bigger tires...
I did, and I probably would have arranged for a dealer swap, but the dealer I bought from is 3 hours away and I never saw it or their options for wheels/tires. I spec'd it out on the internet, they gave me a great price and drove the 3 hours to me, and I signed the papers in my living room and they handed me the keys.

So now I save up and change my mind every week on which wheels/tires I want.
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Just ordered my leveling kit last week. One question that I have seen differing opinions on, do I install the included sway bar links on the front or rear and move the rear to front?
My local off road shop told me to do as tf says and use the new ones in the rear, move the rear ones up front bc they are longer.
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My local off road shop told me to do as tf says and use the new ones in the rear, move the rear ones up front bc they are longer.
For TF's regular leveling kit, the TF's directions are new TF provided sway bar links in the front and leave the OE ones alone in the back. I think the confusion is coming from other TF lift products (not leveling kits) where you do put the TF supplied links in the back and move the OE back sway bar links to the front.


Really good kit and easy to install. There are some good videos on line on how to install the TF products and many of the general steps in those videos are helpful for the leveling kit in terms of tricks to drop the axels sufficiently to remove the coils and pushing on the rear spacers. In addition to the proper allen wrench size for the sway bar link upper bolt (metric size), you'll want to have a 19 mm open end/box wrench (not a common size in most tool boxes). Otherwise, it's 18 mm sockets and box wrenches for the most part.

A couple helpful posts:

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-show-tell...8/#post3027406

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ins...ml#post3222893
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For TF's regular leveling kit, the TF's directions are new TF provided sway bar links in the front and leave the OE ones alone in the back. I think the confusion is coming from other TF lift products (not leveling kits) where you do put the TF supplied links in the back and move the OE back sway bar links to the front.

Really good kit and easy to install. There are some good videos on line on how to install the TF products and many of the general steps in those videos are helpful for the leveling kit in terms of tricks to drop the axels sufficiently to remove the coils and pushing on the rear spacers. In addition to the proper allen wrench size for the sway bar link upper bolt (metric size), you'll want to have a 19 mm open end/box wrench (not a common size in most tool boxes). Otherwise, it's 18 mm sockets and box wrenches for the most part.

A couple helpful posts:

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-show-tell...8/#post3027406

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ins...ml#post3222893
Thanks man, I'm getting the 2" level, 1" in the rear. I'll read the directions, if I don't need to touch the back, sweet! Less work! Lol I'll post a pic after install, just bc I like whoring it out

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