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04-13-2014 09:55 PM
RedBones Yea. I have been reading it seems like a lot of jeeps have it.
But it did not have it before the change.
So tomorrow if it don't rain I will readjust the
JKS sway bar links and switch coils from driver to passenger side.
04-13-2014 09:39 PM
JerryJeepster True story. Two of three I owned had the "lean"!
04-13-2014 08:31 PM
RedBones OK.

Thanks.
04-13-2014 08:20 PM
kjeeper10 Google "jk lean"
It really is a unexplained phenomena.
04-13-2014 08:15 PM
RedBones Yes.
Just one side to see the height difference between front and back.
04-13-2014 08:07 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by RedBones View Post
Kjeeper I just put 19/59 springs on jeep, now its setting 1/2 higher 8on driver side?? What would cause this, thinking back springs not setting right? Thanks.
It's common. Did you measure before too?
04-13-2014 07:59 PM
RedBones Kjeeper I just put 19/59 springs on jeep, now its setting 1/2 higher 8on driver side??

What would cause this, thinking back springs not setting right?

Thanks.
04-13-2014 07:55 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Mr_Gigglz View Post
Frame drop. You're right.
It happens .................. Sometimes
04-13-2014 07:47 PM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Well he hasn't answered. TF posted aways back saying only the kit with shocks and without shocks/extensions comes with the axle bracket. Budget boost and the kit with extensions does a frame drop. I was originally under the assumption all the coil kits raised the track bar (axle bracket)
Frame drop. You're right.
04-13-2014 07:23 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by bushey View Post
Cool, thanks for the feedback! Yes, I planned on getting the TF kit without shocks/extensions. Do they come with different rear TB brackets?
Well he hasn't answered. TF posted aways back saying only the kit with shocks and without shocks/extensions comes with the axle bracket.
Budget boost and the kit with extensions does a frame drop. I was originally under the assumption all the coil kits raised the track bar (axle bracket)
04-13-2014 07:17 PM
bushey
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Frame or axle ?
Cool, thanks for the feedback! Yes, I planned on getting the TF kit without shocks/extensions. Do they come with different rear TB brackets?
04-13-2014 05:09 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Mr_Gigglz View Post
My kit with extensions still had the bracket.
Frame or axle ?
04-13-2014 04:45 PM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Overkill ? No way. Perfect setup IMO. Make sure you get the TF kit without the extensions. This gets you the rear track bar bracket. I would also include grade 8 shouldered bolts in the front track bar. Northridge offers a kit that includes 4 track bar bolts and 8 for the lower CA's. Since it's common practice to loosen all CA/TB bolts during lift install. It takes little time to just replace them. You will love the 9000's.
My kit with extensions still had the bracket.
04-13-2014 03:13 PM
kjeeper10 Overkill ? No way.

Perfect setup IMO.
Make sure you get the TF kit without the extensions. This gets you the rear track bar bracket.

I would also include grade 8 shouldered bolts in the front track bar. Northridge offers a kit that includes 4 track bar bolts and 8 for the lower CA's.

Since it's common practice to loosen all CA/TB bolts during lift install. It takes little time to just replace them.

You will love the 9000's.
04-13-2014 03:07 PM
bushey Getting ready to do my first lift in my '14 JKU, wanted to see what you guys think of this setup. I've already got a set of 285/70R17s on aftermarket wheels with 4.5" BS and a 3.73 rear end.

It's going to be mostly a DD with occasional weekend trips to forestry roads, lifting also to support aftermarket full width bumpers.

2.5" TF spring lift with discos, TF monster TB, TF lower CA's and RS9000 shocks. I know it may be a little overkill, but I want to do this right the first time and don't want to minimize possible caster issues. Plus, I want to be set-up to do 35s later on if I choose to do so. Retail for everything including shocks is around $1300. Am I on the right track?
04-11-2014 01:24 PM
lee indy i replaced all 4 of my Ball joints at 28k
04-11-2014 01:17 PM
kjeeper10 One replaced other is going. Ball joints @ 35k
04-11-2014 01:09 PM
lee indy yeah im coming up on worrying about my u joints..... im gonna have the caps tack welded on this time too. too many times ive seen the factory shafts crap a cap
04-11-2014 01:09 PM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Only ? That's about their limit . And ball joints too. Grab the tire in park and rock it. Put your hand over the joint. Feel for movement. Ball joints- lift tire off ground 2-3" and shove a pry bar under and lift up. Feel and look for play in the ball joint.
Yeah I do suppose that's a lot. It just feels brand new still. I have been abusing it a lot off road lately.

Recommendations for aftermarket u joints?
04-11-2014 01:05 PM
kjeeper10
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That's possible but it only has 40k miles and I just put the lift on. The wobble is very minimal. What should I look for on the u joint. And I've rechecked torque 2-3 times on all installed bolts.
Only ?
That's about their limit . And ball joints too.

Grab the tire in park and rock it. Put your hand over the joint. Feel for movement.

Ball joints- lift tire off ground 2-3" and shove a pry bar under and lift up. Feel and look for play in the ball joint.
04-11-2014 01:00 PM
kjeeper10 Great minds think alike
04-11-2014 01:00 PM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
U-joint ?
That's possible but it only has 40k miles and I just put the lift on. The wobble is very minimal. What should I look for on the u joint. And I've rechecked torque 2-3 times on all installed bolts.
04-11-2014 12:58 PM
lee indy u joint
04-11-2014 12:57 PM
kjeeper10 U-joint ?
04-11-2014 12:56 PM
Mr_Gigglz Using ratchet wrenched and a 2.5 foot ratcheting breaker bar. Closer inspection shows they're not actually loose it just drives like they are. I have an intermittent wobble in the steering wheel around 60+ mph and at full turn (pulling out of my driveway) it sounds like a pop from the passenger front tire.
04-11-2014 12:47 PM
lee indy how are you getting a torgue on them. that would require a clawfoot bigger than i own. i used a 15in cresent and threw my whole body into it. no locktite an no issues
04-11-2014 12:40 PM
kjeeper10 Jam nuts require a ton of torque. RK requires 200-300 ft lbs maybe more. How are you tightening them ?
04-11-2014 12:37 PM
JerryJeepster I used red loctite on the jam nuts and torqued them to well over 150 ft lbs.
04-11-2014 12:25 PM
lee indy links?

do you mean the jam nut or the bolt at the frame or axle side
04-11-2014 12:23 PM
Mr_Gigglz My ca links keep coming loose. I've had to tighten them 3 times now... I'm pretty sure that's not normal
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