|08-05-2013 02:27 PM|
Just love my jeep. Drives like a car. So much fun to drive.
|08-05-2013 02:19 PM|
|simdps||Chrysler submit a letter about a month ago told me a recall in 2012 and 2013 Jeep wranglers. The return line on your power steering hits the Line going into your radiator. I made an appointment to get it fixed and they don't have the part for it to fix it. So I got a free car wash.|
|08-05-2013 02:13 PM|
Well I'm getting over 19 miles a gallon but I don't have a heavy foot either
|08-05-2013 12:28 PM|
|08-04-2013 07:40 PM|
Wow love your jeep look like mine. There a recall on 2013 Power steering hose. Recall number is N28.
|08-04-2013 07:35 PM|
Makes torquing a breeze !!
|08-04-2013 07:33 PM|
|08-04-2013 05:06 PM|
Loosening the CA/TB bolts has nothing to do with droop.
This prevents binding and potential handling issues
I strongly advise this be done
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|08-04-2013 04:17 PM|
So simple a monkey could do it?
I may have to look into this.
Looks great by the way.
|08-04-2013 12:44 PM|
For those who hesitate this undertaking...
Installed mine this past week BY MYSELF on my 2013 Sahara. Haven't wrenched in decades but even with just hand tools (no air tools) & jack stands this was an easy install. I bought the kit with the Teraflex 9550 shocks. Sears sells some xtra high jack stands and jack. I had plenty of work space with these.
Some notes/comments while most details are still fresh in my feeble memory:
Verify your parts kit inventory and tool set PRIOR to the install.
10mm socket, open end/box wrench (Gear Wrenches are a wonderful thing)
11mm socket, open end/box wrench
14mm socket, open end/box wrench
16mm socket, open end/box wrench
18mm socket, open end/box wrench
19mm socket, Deep socket (for U bolt), open end/box wrench (personally, I'd suggest 1/2" drive sockets for anything over 18mm)
21mm socket, open end/box wrench
(possibly a 20mm set also, I can't remember)
Allen wrench (sorry don't know what size maybe 1/4" or 5/16"?)
1/2" drive breaker bar
a 10" medium hefty screwdriver (either head) for helping to align trackbar bolt hole
Watch, re-watch, and re-watch again the install video on YouTube. Read through the install document a few times as well while under your jeep so you can get familiar with everything involved.
Get some sections of 2x10 lumber to use in case you need some extra height out of your jack-stands and/or jack. Cut to appropriate size for your jacks/jack.
Have a small tube of red thread-locker handy, you'll want to use it.
Personally, I'd skip loosening the control arms. I had plenty of axle movement without doing this. A few less bolts to re-torque later.
When installing the new longer rear sway bar links, if the upper stud spins, use an allen wrench to hold it while you tighten the nut. This wasn't spelled out in the install docs or video.
One of my rear lower shock mounts was a little too narrow for the new shock. Had to use a small hand sledge to help open it a little.
You'll want a small 2-3" block of wood (provides for less jacking) to help press in the front bumpstops using the axle, as shown in the video.
On a 2013 you'll need to remove the front brake line clamps on the spindle end (also not documented). I ended up using a dremel with (multiple) cutoff wheels to score a deep line on the clamp so that it would pry open easier. Use some zip ties to secure the brake lines to the shock between the shock and coil afterwards. Leave enough slack for free travel.
The top front passenger shock nut can be a little bit of a patience teacher but use a some masking tape to hold the nut into an open end wrench and you'll be golden. Use the hardware that comes with the new shock and don't try to re-use the factory nut. It IS NOT the same size.
To re-align the front track bar so you can insert the bolt... BEFORE putting the Jeep back on the ground, just turn the steering wheel in quarter to half turn increments until you get it where it needs to be.
I found I didn't need to re-center my steering wheel.
I'm running factory Rubicon tires & wheels. No spacers were/are needed if no changes to the factory shoes but installed mine since I'll be upsizing the tires eventually soon anyways. The factory tires/wheels with spacers still fit under the factory fenders but are at the (width) limit.
That's really about it. This wasn't a difficult install at all. A monkey could do it.
I'm EXTREMELY happy with the ride quality and improved handling. You'll notice it right away. Also, while it doesn't sound like much of a lift but you'll definitely notice the difference getting in/out of the vehicle.
This kit rocks!!!
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|07-07-2013 06:45 PM|
|Kevwylde330||So I installed the lift but I wanna save up to buy the tires and wheels together and mounted and balanced I don't have any wheel spacers and this is the result on rear the rear swaybar link can hit the brake assembly but I was wondering since I don't plan on hitting the trail anytime soon if I can wait on my wheels and tires|
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|Vin||LOL is that the right order? Thay look reversd.|
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|07-02-2013 11:50 PM|
|Kevwylde330||Oh to save you guys some money do the pro alignment when you have adjustable control arms AND trackbar otherwise they are just only just re centering the steering wheel and taking your money|
|07-02-2013 05:54 PM|
|5150Rubicon||subscribed...i'll be getting mine soon|
|06-30-2013 10:45 PM|
|Kevwylde330||Ok so I evened out the axle with the front monster track bar to get the steering wheel perfect you need to have a friend eye the steering wheel til it's straightened out from you adjusting the trackbar then you tighten it back up then go around the block of your neighborhood to see where exactly the steering wheel is when you drive straight then park again and have said friend eyeball it again and it should be good for having the front axle centered afterwards schedule a professional alignment|
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|06-30-2013 06:47 AM|
|Kevwylde330||Ride is great but any of you guys know how I should recenter the axle? Because on the front it leans out the passenger side a bit more and my driver side shock is kinda rubbing against the shock Frame|
|06-30-2013 04:20 AM|
My kit should arrive early July!
Hows the ride?
|06-29-2013 07:32 PM|
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