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08-05-2013 02:27 PM
simdps Just love my jeep. Drives like a car. So much fun to drive.

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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
simdps Well I'm getting over 19 miles a gallon but I don't have a heavy foot either

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08-05-2013 12:28 PM
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08-04-2013 07:40 PM
simdps Wow love your jeep look like mine. There a recall on 2013 Power steering hose. Recall number is N28.

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08-04-2013 07:35 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by KHornet View Post

OK, my bad. I went that direction after the comment in the video that it was needed to allow the axle to fall freely. I did the first three wheels, but thought I'd try not doing the forth and saw I could still get the spring in/out. The trackbar bolts HAD to be removed so they were done and re-torqued accordingly.
At least you can still do it. Grab this from HF
Makes torquing a breeze !!
08-04-2013 07:33 PM
KHornet
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Loosening the CA/TB bolts has nothing to do with droop.
This prevents binding and potential handling issues
OK, my bad. I went that direction after the comment in the video that it was needed to allow the axle to fall freely. I did the first three wheels, but thought I'd try not doing the forth and saw I could still get the spring in/out. The trackbar bolts HAD to be removed so they were done and re-torqued accordingly.
08-04-2013 05:06 PM
kjeeper10 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
Silverback51 Hmmmmmmmm.

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
KHornet
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.

Tools used:
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
Torque wrench
wire cutters
pliers
a 10" medium hefty screwdriver (either head) for helping to align trackbar bolt hole
Rubber mallet


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!!!
07-26-2013 07:33 PM
repauli1
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post

Nope ... Just dump the bag on the ground. Try till one fits
Pull boot down, tape a channel locks jaws and clamp onto that retainer they have at top of piston shaft... Screw the Allen wrench, throw it away!
07-26-2013 07:30 PM
repauli1
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Originally Posted by Kevwylde330 View Post
I put in liquid wrench I guess it ate away at the rust and made it where I took a long ratcheting wrench and just twisted the SOBs off here's a pic that they tore off
A 4" grinder with a slightly worn blade about 3" will fit in the pocket and cut shaft, then finish by cutting thru bottom washer in a pie cut, then you can pop it up and out with a screwdriver and hammer. Took me five minutes each, cheers!
07-22-2013 09:38 PM
jrussblues
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Originally Posted by tlminh View Post

How did you go about doing this? Was looking to add the same exhaust
The cat back is bolt on, I always use a sawzall to cut the old stuff off in pieces...it's just way easier than fighting with it. As for the mini cat, sawzall to get it off and took it to a local muffler shop to get it welded back in. You have to have someone who is really good at welding exhaust to get in the nooks and cranny's and seal everything up. If you cut, cut it at the straight points, teraflex has a great 7 part long arm install video that showed the cut points for a 10'
07-21-2013 06:04 PM
tlminh
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Originally Posted by jrussblues View Post
Not sure what you are looking for but I have done the afe high tuck cat back on my own and repositioned the left cat on my 10' to fit long arm brackets.
How did you go about doing this? Was looking to add the same exhaust
07-08-2013 01:06 AM
Kevwylde330
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post

Id worry more about hitting the wheel driving over potholes/bumps. That looks really close ??
It is really close but I never hit the wheel but you can kinda see where the brake assembly makes contact with the swaybar link
07-07-2013 06:57 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Kevwylde330 View Post
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
Id worry more about hitting the wheel driving over potholes/bumps. That looks really close ??
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
07-03-2013 05:30 AM
kjeeper10 Fixed ^
07-03-2013 04:03 AM
Moonrider
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Originally Posted by Vin View Post
LOL is that the right order? Thay look reversd.
Lol, i downgraded the jeep)). Looks like i messed up something, my first time putting before and after pic.
07-03-2013 03:31 AM
Vin LOL is that the right order? Thay look reversd.
07-03-2013 12:36 AM
Moonrider Now

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07-02-2013 11:50 PM
Kevwylde330
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Originally Posted by 5150Rubicon View Post
subscribed...i'll be getting mine soon
Before and after pics
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
06-30-2013 09:30 AM
Kevwylde330
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Originally Posted by Vin View Post

The only way to do it is with an adjustable track bar. You're front shouldn't be off that much with this lift. Measure from the shock housing to the outer edge of your tire. Post your results.
Ok guess I gotta keep adjusting that bad boy ill show after I get done
06-30-2013 07:54 AM
Vin
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Originally Posted by Kevwylde330 View Post
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
The only way to do it is with an adjustable track bar. You're front shouldn't be off that much with this lift. Measure from the shock housing to the outer edge of your tire. Post your results.
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
Silver Billet Looks Great!
My kit should arrive early July!
Hows the ride?
06-29-2013 07:32 PM
HappyJKU
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Originally Posted by Vin View Post
Finally all done

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After After

Your before kit is a little dark, so I lightened it some...
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