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Old 01-28-2014, 11:41 AM
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Lift installed correctly

I have had various issues with the work that was done with the 2.5 teraflex coil lift that was installed. I let the dealer do it and so far their work has been subpar on this and a few warranty items. The first thing I noticed was the rear fox shock was installed at the wrong angle and a large bolt on the axle mount was rubbing it. I also recently noticed the front shocks were never checked for clearance so they rub at full turn. I minor adjustment fixes that. The service manager really wants to make it right since I gave them a bad review. He asked me to bring it in and show him all the faults even if I do not let them work on it any more.

So, I have been looking things over again and I noticed yesterday it looks like the steering link adjuster assembly is loose? Is it suppose to be this way? There are two bolts. One is tight. The other is loose and just wobbles. I can turn the assembly either direction very easily. I would think over time with vibration this would get out of wack? In the pic below its the front bolt thats loose. Is this normal? Dangerous?

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Old 01-28-2014, 11:55 AM   #2
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Neither the drag link or the tie rod should be loose. I can't think of any bolts on the steering or suspension that should be loose.

There is no excuse for this because these parts are stock and the dealer mechanics should be knowledgeable about everything stock on your Jeep. There may be numerous other issues. I suggest that you request/demand a refund on the labor and take it to a shop that is familiar with installing lift kits. Some Jeep dealer modify their JKs all the time but some have no clue.

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Old 01-28-2014, 12:00 PM   #3
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I can't imagine how a rear shock could be installed at the wrong angle. Do you have a picture of it? If you have staock wheels you will definitely rub in the front without spacers. That's normal for a TF lift.

We are seeing these issues all the time. Why do people insist on having dealers do this kind of work?

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Old 01-28-2014, 12:20 PM
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Here is a link to the pic of the rear shock issue. The picture is upside down. It was replaced with a new shock and installed at the correct angle. A lot of this is just sloppy work and not checking what they were doing.

I do not have stock tires / wheels. The rubbing against the front shocks is 100% avoidable in my case if the remote res. is set closer to the frame not set closer toward the wheel. Simply loosing it and adjusting it stops the rubbing.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:03 PM   #5
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thats what happens when you let someone else do your work, especially someone who works on minivans all day!

if you dont know what to look for, I would head to a reputable 4wd shop and have them give it a once over
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thats what happens when you let someone else do your work, especially someone who works on minivans all day! if you dont know what to look for, I would head to a reputable 4wd shop and have them give it a once over
Or learn to do the work yourself, it ain't rocket science ... Oh God, I sound like Imped

OP ... That pic is your drag link. This would have been the last thing done as part of the alignment, not the lift install. The drag link centers the steering wheel after the lift.

Tie rod sets toe in. If you don't feel comfortable. Tighten the bolts yourself (50 ftlbs ? ) and drive to a alignment shop for a proper alignment.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:17 AM   #7
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The real fun will start when they deny warranty work because of the lift. One they installed and did so terribly.

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