|08-08-2012 09:02 PM|
|rewbeez||Thanks for the great instructions... mine will be a little bit out before I do it !|
|08-08-2012 06:31 AM|
|ilikeguns||i found that putting some fire on the rear isolator got the rubber a little gooey and it was easier to get seated.. YMMV.|
|08-08-2012 02:21 AM|
|Iamjrad79||It was really simple. It was my first lift install of any kind and I was surprised at how easy it was. My wife and I installed it in just over 2 hours. I did each side individually up front and dropped the rear axle as a whole. Here are some pointers based on my install. There is a brake line bracket on the frame, and one on the axle near the shock mount. You can drop the axle far enough by just disconnecting the one on the frame but its way easier and you'll have more room if you disconnect both. The front springs were really easy to get on and off and the spacer and isolater are really easy to place. The sway bar links are easier to remove from top to bottom and easier to put on from bottom to top. The front took me an hour total for both sides. On the rear, there is a bracket that holds both e-brake lines to the body right in front of the muffler, disconnect that. On the frame there is a brake line bracket as well as a small clip that holds the metal brake line. Disconnect both of those. The back springs come off easily and the trickiest part is getting the teraflex spacer in place. Use a little grease and the spring isolater will slip right onto the spacer. When putting the spacer in place, a little grease will help as well. A lot of people suggested using a bottle jack to get the rear spacer to pop into place and I found that difficult. I was able to muscle it into place by laying on my back and just pushing upwards and it popped right into place with minimal effort. The back re-assemlbes nicely as well. My total install time was 2:10 including rotating my tires and drinking a beer between the front and back. Good luck and let me know how your install goes.|
|08-07-2012 10:21 PM|
|08-07-2012 10:13 AM|
|Iamjrad79||Finally got my kit and installed it last week. Love it! Thanks for all the input on this thread.|
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|05-08-2012 07:31 PM|
|Jervboy||Before and after.|
|04-24-2012 03:53 PM|
|04-23-2012 12:51 PM|
|Aegis||Install took about 2 hrs. Would have been easier if I had a lift. Used jack stands. No photos yet . I am at work now, (on an island) and won't be back until the end of the week.|
|04-23-2012 09:37 AM|
|MacCTD||What are the Tereflex spacers made from on the leveling kit?|
|04-22-2012 04:01 PM|
Here's my thread on the leveling kit on my 2011 JKU Sahara
|04-22-2012 03:09 PM|
The ride will be nearly the same as stock with a couple of minor differences.
The front will feel a bit "lighter" with the leveling kit and the stock bumper. This changes as soon as a bumper and winch are added.
The second bit is an improvement, the leveling kit reduces dive during braking. The result is more "confident" braking.
|04-22-2012 03:02 PM|
|04-22-2012 02:18 PM|
If you've got weaker springs (like 14/55), you'll experience much more sag than if you've got the stiffest Mopar springs, which are 19/60 and cost something like $175 shipped from Mopar.
You can find out your current spring rates by crawling under the Jeep and reading the tag. By the bar code on the tag is a series of #'s and letters...the last two #'s in the sequence is your spring strength.
To get a rough idea of how much spring sag you'll experience, sit on the front and rear bumpers. Just remember that even the heaviest aftermarket bumpers are only a little over 100 lbs.
|04-22-2012 02:09 PM|
|JKatfish||How is this leveling kit with aftermarket steel bumpers with 33 inch tires. Leaning towards this route with full width front bumper and rear with tire carrier. Dont want to have to do lift twice in my Sport S.|
|04-22-2012 11:32 AM|
|Renegade4x4||On a side note... If you have a sport model, I suggest finding Sahara/rubicon shocks to upgrade. The sport shocks are a joke. They are easily compressed by hand which means they probably are not doing a good enough job of dampening. The rubicon ones you cannot compress by hand easily.|
|04-22-2012 11:29 AM|
|Renegade4x4||I installed this kit as well on my 2012 Sport. I found some rubicon take off shocks for 60 bucks and installed them as well. Very happy with the setup. Great ride (probably cause the rubicon shocks), enough clearence for 33s and looks great. I picked up my kit from rompalicious.com for 117 shipped.|
|04-22-2012 09:54 AM|
|real4x4||This is on my mod list as well|
|04-22-2012 09:40 AM|
|04-22-2012 07:48 AM|
Had a pic snafu, sorry...
|04-22-2012 07:34 AM|
|8figgas||TF Leveling Kit and New Rubi takeoffs(springs 18/59 & shocks). Both got a 2.5" of lift up front, 1.5" in the rear with this setup.|
|04-22-2012 05:08 AM|
|Iamjrad79||Aegis, how did it go? Any before/after photos? Any problems you ran into with the installation? How long did it take you?|
|04-21-2012 09:39 PM|
My point was that there's really no need to buy the "performance" leveling kit. It's an unnecessary "tweener."
|04-21-2012 09:27 PM|
|Aegis||Just did the TF leveling kit on my 2012 today.|
|04-21-2012 08:45 PM|
|Iamjrad79||I think the simple leveling kit is more what I'm looking for. I contemplated both but I think the simple kit is going to win.|
|04-21-2012 07:32 PM|
The $130 leveling kit is much simpler.
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