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2010WranglerMountain 05-17-2011 02:49 PM

Teraflex leveling kit installed
 
just a before and after pic:thumb:....

GoldenSahara00 05-17-2011 02:56 PM

better! I like it. very good lookin jk I might add.

SeaComms 05-17-2011 04:38 PM

Very nice :)

Are the wheels stock or powder coated? We dont get the Mountain edition down here.

jailguard 05-17-2011 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by 2010WranglerMountain (Post 1245453)
just a before and after pic:thumb:....

Whats the biggest tire you can put on now?

rics1997 05-17-2011 04:49 PM

Nice looking Jeep.

ESP 05-17-2011 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by jailguard (Post 1245683)
whats the biggest tire you can put on now?

35"

jailguard 05-17-2011 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ESP123 (Post 1245736)
35"

35" without rubbing?

themoneypit 05-17-2011 05:32 PM

nice

2010WranglerMountain 05-17-2011 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeaComms (Post 1245673)
Very nice :)

Are the wheels stock or powder coated? We dont get the Mountain edition down here.

Those are the stock wheels that come on the mountain edition

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Originally Posted by jailguard (Post 1245683)
Whats the biggest tire you can put on now?

Teraflex says "305/65 R18 or 305/70 R17" but with some backspaced wheels or spacers I'm bettin I can go bigger

BMCGC 05-17-2011 05:34 PM

Is an alignment required after installing a leveling kit?

2010WranglerMountain 05-17-2011 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by BMCGC (Post 1245778)
Is an alignment required after installing a leveling kit?

I don't seem to need one...I've got a winch setup on the front of mine so it was sagging a little with the factory setup so I only gained maybe an inch or so above factory height....the only thing you replace are the swaybar links and the geometry of everything else pretty much stays the same.

jailguard 05-17-2011 05:43 PM

Thanks for the info...Looks good

rics1997 05-17-2011 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by 2010WranglerMountain (Post 1245777)
Those are the stock wheels that come on the mountain edition


Teraflex says "305/65 R18 or 305/70 R17" but with some backspaced wheels or spacers I'm bettin I can go bigger


You can not get those on without better backspacing. You will rub your sway bar at full turn. The rubbing is not from the height but the width on the back side of the tire. 275's are the largest width for the most part you can have with no rubbing. 285/70/17 will rub very slightly but enough to damage a tire over time. Not sure where Teraflex got that number but they are absolutely wrong. But then too they may just be talking about height not width.

JPWheelin 05-17-2011 07:14 PM

Looks good! Did you get your issues with the swaybar links worked out?

Big Kid 05-17-2011 10:11 PM

Pardon my ignorance, how much lift did that give you in the front?? Looks great!!

OrangeRide 05-17-2011 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Kid (Post 1246461)
Pardon my ignorance, how much lift did that give you in the front?? Looks great!!


TF Leveling kit : 2" front, 1" rear.

2010WranglerMountain 05-17-2011 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by JPWheelin (Post 1246000)
Looks good! Did you get your issues with the swaybar links worked out?

the extra zerks that came with 'em had shorter threads so that stopped the issue with it making contact with the rubber bushing...as far as the amount of play I decided to just see how it feels once everything is torqued down...the video that SeaComms showed me on this thread (thanks btw Seacomms) doesn't seem to be the case with mine....bouncing up and down on the bumper you see a little bit of play and if you really try you can wiggle it, but not to the extreme of his video.

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Originally Posted by OrangeRide (Post 1246503)
TF Leveling kit : 2" front, 1" rear.

^what he said^
Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Kid (Post 1246461)
Pardon my ignorance, how much lift did that give you in the front?? Looks great!!


trennmaschine 05-18-2011 06:54 AM

looks nice! i like the paint color. when i get to re-doing my paint, i gotta remember that one. does the leveling kit affect the highway ride?

SeaComms 05-18-2011 07:15 AM

Wheel alignment is not required as the front end design of the JK is such that there is no toe in/out change with a lift and camber and caster are both fixed. However the turnbuckle on the drag link will need adjusting to recentre the steering wheel - trial and error usually only takes 2 or 3 goes with a few short trips on a straight road to get it spot on.

Caster adjustment at this height increase is also not really required, but if you go higher then the caster will decrease to the point the steering will get very light, not self centre properly and increase the chances of wobbles developing into death wobbles. In this case its time for adjustable control arms.

Glad to hear the links are tighter now, I have a feeling the ones I got may have been an older design bush or something, and I didnt get spare zirks with shorter threads either!


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