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 Post subject: New lift came in. Any tips?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:05 pm 
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So this will be the first time i've worked on anything that is SFA. Not sure if installing the lift is easier or harder with SFA compared to IFS. I've decided against going to a shop and I'm doing it by myself unless I can get a little Talk and Tune from the local Jeep clubs going for it. I'm sort of a hermit though so who knows.

I'm slowly getting all the parts in for my lift. I got the majority of everything in. I'm waiting on my JKS Quicker Disconnects to arrive and the upgraded bolt kit for the control arms/track bar.

It's a TeraFlex 2.5" lift. I just got the basic kit to get me started. After I run this for a while and decide I need more I will upgrade to something a bit more extreme.

Any tricks or tips or anything to watch out for? I'm basically doing the install in my driveway. The instructions seem straight forward. IT says the job is medium difficulty and takes up to 6-8 hours. But reading the instructions it seems like it wouldn't even take half that time so I'm wondering if there are some stuff I'm missing out on that the instructions are leaving out. Not sure who else has this same lift.

Also i'm debating on the AEV Control Arm bracket up front or is there a better option I should go with instead?

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 Post subject: Re: New lift came in. Any tips?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:10 am 
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I can understand where you are coming from. I have an IFS Libby till I bought my SFA TJ.. so with that said, working with both, I would have to say that the SFA is SOOOO much easier. It's a much simpler process.

To make it even EASIER, I would put it on a lift. Jack stands work too, but a lift is always better, so if you cold find a local shop and borrow their lift, this can be done in like 2 hours maybe 3.

Everything is pretty straight forward... out with the old, in with the new. It's easier than it looks. If you have any questions, let me know! Good luck! :POPCORN:

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 Post subject: Re: New lift came in. Any tips?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:58 am 
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I watched a quick video from TeraFlex on how to install it. It seemes extremelly easy so I was confused on why it would take 6-8 hours to install if it appeared form that video to be so simple. They made it look like an hours worth of work tops lmao.

Unfortuanetly no access to a lift. Just a jack and a few jackstands in my shared driveway lol

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Got everything installed last night. Seems alright so far. I haven't really measured height or gotten photo's or anything though.

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HedsIc wrote:
Got everything installed last night. Seems alright so far. I haven't really measured height or gotten photo's or anything though.


Well get busy! Pics or it didnt happen :ROTFL:

Oh wait its not a KJ :| :goink:

But it is a Jeep :pepper:

Yeah pics or it didnt happen :pepper: :pepper:

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 Post subject: Re: New lift came in. Any tips?
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I'll get a picture when I'm off work. Doesn't seem to want to stop raining right now.

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 Post subject: Re: New lift came in. Any tips?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:20 am 
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Make sure you get it aligned.

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 Post subject: Re: New lift came in. Any tips?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:43 pm 
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Grannysgoat wrote:
Make sure you get it aligned.

Toe-in was adjusted manually pretty easily. Steering wheel didn't budge so that didn't need recentered. I do not have adjustable control arms so my caster isn't adjustable and you don't normally need to adjust the camber angle

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Definitely looks better

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Very nice! :JEEPIN:

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 Post subject: Re: New lift came in. Any tips?
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I persoanly can tell a difference getting in and out of it but for the most part I'd say 2.5" of lift is pretty sublte and most people won't notice it's even lifted..

I didn't tell several friends that we got the lift installed and no-one could even tell a difference and thought it was still the same as before until they noticed the different shocks. So 2.5" of lift on a JK is probably more than sublte lol. If I had the money I'd probably have gone closer to 3-3.5" for sure.

Once I get some bigger tires that will add a tiny bit more to it too. I was hoping for a much more drastic difference though like what I saw on other peoples posts on a few other forums with the same lift.

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Yeah, JK's with 3.5" lifts sit nice, you can stuff 33's-35's on there now, just gotta regear if you go with 35's. looks awesome though! nice job!

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