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I have a 3" lift on my 2012 JKU and was wondering how often should I inspect the suspension parts? The paperwork that came states every 1000 miles but was wonder how often most people check theirs.
 

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After torquing to spec when I installed my lift, I marked the hardware for the control arms, shocks, trackbars, and end links with a paint marker. At every oil change I visually inspect for looseness and wear.
 

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After torquing to spec when I installed my lift, I marked the hardware for the control arms, shocks, trackbars, and end links with a paint marker. At every oil change I visually inspect for looseness and wear.
Great idea! Thanks for posting that.
 

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My 2012 has a TF levelling kit and I heard some noise in the front end on a good gravel road, went to dealer and they ordered a new drag link, tie rod and pitman arm. I only have 20K kms. They said it was too loose, how did this happen?
 

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My 2012 has a TF levelling kit and I heard some noise in the front end on a good gravel road, went to dealer and they ordered a new drag link, tie rod and pitman arm. I only have 20K kms. They said it was too loose, how did this happen?
did they make you pay for it?

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After torquing to spec when I installed my lift, I marked the hardware for the control arms, shocks, trackbars, and end links with a paint marker. At every oil change I visually inspect for looseness and wear.
Your method will reveal loosening of fasteners, but it doesn't address actual torque values. Suspension components are comprised of consumable wear items which will eventually affect torque values as they degrade. You MUST put a wrench to the bolt to check torque as time goes on.

That said, once you recheck tightness after installation as recommended by the manufacturer, you should be good for a while.
 

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It's on warranty, however that they are considered loose causes me some worry. The parts are on order by the dealer.
Thanx
 
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