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12-19-2014 04:49 AM
Em52
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Originally Posted by Ndig29 View Post
here is the hub and i will do that
Remove the "washer" looking locking rings on the studs! Unless the spacer has an inset cavity to allow for them.

http://youtu.be/apJiCmyMPnM

Em....

Update: should've read further. i see someone already pointed it out....
12-18-2014 09:25 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Bbannongmu View Post
Nice arrows kjeeper!!
I had a choice red or blue
12-18-2014 09:14 PM
Bbannongmu
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
This ^^ Man ... I wish all problems were solved this easily
Nice arrows kjeeper!!
12-18-2014 08:00 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Ndig29 View Post
no aftermarket but do not have enough offset to clear sway bar on full lock and it is apparent that ripping them off solved the problem
Then those clips could of added to your past DW issues. Not a main cause but huge contributor.
12-18-2014 07:58 PM
Ndig29
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Those buggers can cause a lot of issues. Are you running stock wheels still ?
no aftermarket but do not have enough offset to clear sway bar on full lock and it is apparent that ripping them off solved the problem
12-18-2014 06:53 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Ndig29 View Post
Awesome Im in the process of ripping them off both sides
Those buggers can cause a lot of issues.
Are you running stock wheels still ?
12-18-2014 06:47 PM
Ndig29 Awesome Im in the process of ripping them off both sides
12-18-2014 06:32 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Bbannongmu View Post
I see 2 factory rotor clips. You'll need to rip those off so the spacer can sit flush against the rotor.
This ^^

Man ... I wish all problems were solved this easily
12-18-2014 06:28 PM
Bbannongmu
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Originally Posted by Ndig29 View Post
here is the hub and i will do that
I see 2 factory rotor clips. You'll need to rip those off so the spacer can sit flush against the rotor.
12-18-2014 06:26 PM
Ndig29
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Hard to say. Does it look to extend into the area where the wheel seats ? Before you tighten the lugs. Grab the tire on each side and push. Make sure the wheel sits flush on the spacer and doesn't rock. I would zip them on stepping the torque. Then Take for another test drive.
here is the hub and i will do that
12-18-2014 06:14 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Ndig29 View Post
i have the spacers visible atm.. Is this shim of metal off the spacer a possible cause? I bought them used but had them on before with 0 issues. I attached a photo of the spacers i forget what brand
Hard to say. Does it look to extend into the area where the wheel seats ?

Before you tighten the lugs. Grab the tire on each side and push. Make sure the wheel sits flush on the spacer and doesn't rock.
I would zip them on stepping the torque. Then Take for another test drive.
12-18-2014 06:06 PM
Ndig29
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Pulsating 40-50 is almost always tire/wheel related. Stupid Question but have to ask. Did you remove the stock rotor clips ? After a balance/rotation. I take the jeep home and loosen/re-torque the lug nuts. I tighten in a star pattern but step the torque. 15-45-75-100 making sure my non hub centric wheels center on the hub. Something worth trying if you have lug centric wheels. What brand spacers? Were they used before ?
i have the spacers visible atm.. Is this shim of metal off the spacer a possible cause? I bought them used but had them on before with 0 issues. I attached a photo of the spacers i forget what brand
12-18-2014 05:56 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Ndig29 View Post
So kjeeper hows this for you.. After all the work done by the dealer to fix DW, which they did, I put back on the wheel spacers yesterday to be awoken today with pulsating in the steering wheel at 45mph+ on certain roads and some DW if I apply the brakes (from 45mph+ speeds) over a bumpy section of the road.. So I pulled off the one wheel to check over all the bolts and am in the process of doing the 2nd wheel upfront. Any ideas on this?
Pulsating 40-50 is almost always tire/wheel related.
Stupid Question but have to ask. Did you remove the stock rotor clips ?

After a balance/rotation. I take the jeep home and loosen/re-torque the lug nuts.
I tighten in a star pattern but step the torque.
15-45-75-100 making sure my non hub centric wheels center on the hub. Something worth trying if you have lug centric wheels.

What brand spacers? Were they used before ?
12-18-2014 05:07 PM
Ndig29 So kjeeper hows this for you.. After all the work done by the dealer to fix DW, which they did, I put back on the wheel spacers yesterday to be awoken today with pulsating in the steering wheel at 45mph+ on certain roads and some DW if I apply the brakes (from 45mph+ speeds) over a bumpy section of the road.. So I pulled off the one wheel to check over all the bolts and am in the process of doing the 2nd wheel upfront. Any ideas on this?
12-17-2014 01:24 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by rubiman1969 View Post
Just got off the phone will my dealer. They said most things done to a wrangler can be done by yourself. But a lift they want professionally done for warranty purposes. They recommended a place here locally to do it. I can get a Rubicon express 2.5 coil kit with monotube shocks alignment and lifetime warranty on the lift for $900
That's not a bad price for everything. I would include front lower control arms. Adjustable or Synergy 23 1/8 fixed arms. Drop brackets are another option.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00E3S...le?pc_redir=T1
12-17-2014 01:18 PM
rubiman1969
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post

Very common question. Depends on the dealer but the answer should be no. Only failures that are effected by the lift itself .. Like driveshafts, ball joints, etc,
Just got off the phone will my dealer. They said most things done to a wrangler can be done by yourself. But a lift they want professionally done for warranty purposes. They recommended a place here locally to do it. I can get a Rubicon express 2.5 coil kit with monotube shocks alignment and lifetime warranty on the lift for $900
12-17-2014 01:00 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by rubiman1969 View Post
will installing the Teraflex 2.5 Coil lift myself void my factory and lifetime warranty plan? Or do i need a professional shop to do it to maintain it?
Very common question. Depends on the dealer but the answer should be no. Only failures that are effected by the lift itself .. Like driveshafts, ball joints, etc,
12-17-2014 12:30 PM
rubiman1969 will installing the Teraflex 2.5 Coil lift myself void my factory and lifetime warranty plan? Or do i need a professional shop to do it to maintain it?
12-17-2014 08:51 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by rubiman1969 View Post
Want to install TF 2.5 coil kit. Do I need to install a front trackbar as well for this setup
Nope
12-17-2014 08:45 AM
rubiman1969 Want to install TF 2.5 coil kit. Do I need to install a front trackbar as well for this setup
12-16-2014 10:29 PM
FingerTight
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Originally Posted by scj64 View Post
You can put the stock wheels back on it to have it aligned.
Excellent idea
12-16-2014 07:16 PM
scj64 You can put the stock wheels back on it to have it aligned.
12-16-2014 05:09 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by x1buellist View Post
Installed the lift this weekend. MetalCloak 3.5" ARB GameChanger lift with OME shocks. 17" Mickey Thompson Classic III wheels and 35" MTZ tires. Everything went pretty much as planned. It doesn't pull or wander. It seems to take large bumps and irregularities in the road without any bump steer. I am very happy with the outcome. The thing is, I have never driven a lifted 4x4 before. I may not know the difference between a lift that is set up nicely and a lift that needs to be adjusted. I didn't perform any type of adjustment to the toe in or caster angle when it was done. I wanted to take the suggestion of a couple different threads and get a print out of my current alignment. Than I could go from there. I took it to Firestone today and they put it on the lift. After about 45 minutes they said their equipment couldn't be mounted to the rims. They would be unable to check my alignment. So, I guess I will look around and see if some other place can do it. I think the guy at Firestone was concerned about their tool scratching the black finish on my rims if he tried to get to aggressive with mounting it. They were very apologetic but all the same they couldn't help me. Ever hear of problems like that before? Gratuitous pic of my lifted Jeep.
Yep, been denied alignment before. I've even told the guy not to worry about scratching the wheels .. Still wouldn't do it Toe angle should be ok. It won't change lifting. Caster angle depends where you set the CA's at, Did your kit come with uppers or both ? You can get a general idea where caster is measuring Pinion angle. I described how to read pinion angle below in the caster link.

Edit: I looked at your build. You have both uppers and lowers AND a aftermarket driveshaft.
Be careful with caster. Id say, if the jeep handles good w/ no wandering, you're prob good.
Most manufactures have you shoot for stock caster (3.7-4.7)
Any more almost guarantees vibrations/problems, especially with a double carden shaft.
For comparison, my 07 JK is around 4" up front running a double carden shaft. 3.5-4* is all I can run for caster.
12-16-2014 01:36 AM
MrSteve
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Originally Posted by x1buellist View Post

Love the look of those half doors!! :-)
I had to special order it because those half doors were a deal breaker for me. No half doors, no sale. The new car manager told me it has been 4 years since he has ordered a JKU with half doors. The other dealership I shopped at didn't even know that half doors were an option for a JKU. hahaha[/QUOTE]

It was worth it. I ride doors off every chance I get but that look works with the soft top and your color.
12-16-2014 01:22 AM
x1buellist
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Originally Posted by MrSteve View Post
Gratuitous pic of my lifted Jeep.
Love the look of those half doors!! :-)[/QUOTE]

I had to special order it because those half doors were a deal breaker for me. No half doors, no sale. The new car manager told me it has been 4 years since he has ordered a JKU with half doors. The other dealership I shopped at didn't even know that half doors were an option for a JKU. hahaha
12-16-2014 01:17 AM
MrSteve Gratuitous pic of my lifted Jeep.

[/QUOTE]

Love the look of those half doors!! :-)
12-16-2014 01:13 AM
x1buellist Installed the lift this weekend. MetalCloak 3.5" ARB GameChanger lift with OME shocks. 17" Mickey Thompson Classic III wheels and 35" MTZ tires. Everything went pretty much as planned. It doesn't pull or wander. It seems to take large bumps and irregularities in the road without any bump steer. I am very happy with the outcome.
The thing is, I have never driven a lifted 4x4 before. I may not know the difference between a lift that is set up nicely and a lift that needs to be adjusted.
I didn't perform any type of adjustment to the toe in or caster angle when it was done. I wanted to take the suggestion of a couple different threads and get a print out of my current alignment. Than I could go from there. I took it to Firestone today and they put it on the lift. After about 45 minutes they said their equipment couldn't be mounted to the rims. They would be unable to check my alignment.
So, I guess I will look around and see if some other place can do it. I think the guy at Firestone was concerned about their tool scratching the black finish on my rims if he tried to get to aggressive with mounting it. They were very apologetic but all the same they couldn't help me.
Ever hear of problems like that before?

Gratuitous pic of my lifted Jeep.

12-15-2014 02:00 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Poker Jones View Post
I turned out the drivers LCA a full turn as you said and that did seem to help. I'm not sure if it's perfect but it feels ok to me. One other thing, and it might just be my old eyes but looking from the front both tires seem to be pointing out a few degrees, is this normal? And if not, how would you adjust it?
It's prob just a illusion. The way the flares angle in makes the tires look toe'd out.
12-15-2014 01:19 PM
Poker Jones
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Originally Posted by Poker Jones View Post
Thanks Ken, I will give that a shot tomorrow
I turned out the drivers LCA a full turn as you said and that did seem to help. I'm not sure if it's perfect but it feels ok to me. One other thing, and it might just be my old eyes but looking from the front both tires seem to be pointing out a few degrees, is this normal? And if not, how would you adjust it?
12-14-2014 10:09 PM
kjeeper10 Woah ... Nice !!!!
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