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Old 12-12-2015, 05:58 PM
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Yet another TF Leveling Kit question list!

It's yet another cold and rainy Saturday in Seattle. But the garage is dry, the family is occupied, the holiday stuff is in order, and the beer is stocked. So I am mere minutes away from beginning my Teraflex Leveling Kit (spacer) installation and I need a sanity check:

1) Is there anything I need to worry about from the perspective of caster? If not, please give me peace of mind: why is that? This is still a 2" lift in the front end and 1" in the rear, and that seems like it might be significant.

2) Since this is a Rubicon, this JKU has extra articulation when the sway bar is disconnected. While I don't plan any crazy degree of wheeling, should I be worried at all about anything like shock bottoming, drive shaft and exhaust crossover contact, or anything else?

3) Doing this to a Rubicon suspension, am I putting a pig on lipstick (if you get my point)? Is this like spraying clearcoat on a Monet?

Thanks for the help!

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Mine just came in and after seeing how much the bumper and winch I put on today dropped the front end it's definitely my next project.

I did a ton of research before going with the basic TF leveling kit and I couldn't find anyone who needed an alignment after installing it, and only a few who said they needed to recenter their steering wheel and then just a tad.
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It will do it's job, and smooth you out a little. The only possible further adjustment is with the steering. Not so much of balancing thing, but, more of a steering wheel 're-centering'.

I took mine to my trusted garage for an alignment, and after the proper tests, 'it was not needed'. No charge from a trusted garage.

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