Q: Will the TeraFlex Steering Stabilizer Shock fit with the factory hardware?
A: Yes, the TeraFlex Steering Stabilizer Shock will install with the Jeep’s factory hardware. TeraFlex includes the correct sleeve in the kit to work with the factory bolt.
Q: Does the rubber bushing side or the flex end of the control arm go toward the frame?
A: The rubber bushing goes to the frame.
Q: What do I do if my swaybar links are too small to fit on the stud mounted on my axle?
A: If you have a metal sleeve in the bushing it needs to be removed and discarded. Push the center metal sleeve out from the swaybar link mounting on the axle end.
Q: How much lift does the TeraFlex 2.5” Spring Kit provide?
A: Based on stock bumpers, you should expect 3” inches in the front and 2.25” inches in the rear.
Q: What other components do I need when installing a 2.5” lift?
A: No extra parts are required unless you have a 2012 or newer JK and plan on adding an aftermarket shock other than TeraFlex. Otherwise, the Exhaust Spacer Kit #261000 is required. If 35” tires are installed we do recommend the HD Front Adjustable Track Bar #1753418.
Q: Does TeraFlex offer shocks for the Leveling Kits?
A: We do not, the kit uses a stock shock or stock-length aftermarket shock.
Q: Do you need the Exhaust Spacer Kit when installing the 2.5” TeraFlex lifts?
A: The Exhaust Spacer Kit is not required when the TeraFlex 2.5” 9550 series shocks are used or the TeraFlex shock extensions. When an aftermarket shock is used, such as our optional Fox Racing shock, then the Exhaust Spacer #2610000 is required.
Q: Can you use a TJ rear seat with the TeraFlex Third-Row Seat Bracket?
A: No, the Third-Row Seat Bracket Kit requires a factory 2007-2015 JK 2 door rear seat, and only a factory JK 2 door rear seat.
Q: Do I need the Drag Link Flip with a 3” lift?
A: No, the Drag Link Flip is beneficial with 5” of lift or more.
Q: Are Adjustable Control Arms and an Adjustable Front Track Bar required with the TeraFlex 3” lift?
A: Yes, they are necessary to correct geometry created from the increased lift angles.
Q: Can Adjustable Control Arms and an Adjustable Front Track Bars be installed after a lift is installed?
A: Yes they can.
Q: Do your spring kits level the Jeep as well as lift?
A: Yes, we designed the spring kits to bring up the nose of the Jeep as well as lift the Jeep to help get rid of the nose down look of a stock Jeep.
Q: I am installing your sway bar links and they are just spinning.
A: This can be a common problem if the nut is not put on with an impact gun. For this reason the engineers designed a spot to hold the stud with an allen wrench in the end of the stud.
Q: I am trying to install shocks and the shaft is just spinning when I try and tighten the nut.
A: Place some electrical tape around a pair of lock pliers, such as vise grips. Once the tape is applied you can lock the pliers onto the shock shaft and use that to hold the shaft in place.
Q: I just installed my lift and now my Jeep is leaning to the passenger side.
A: This is a common occurrence on all Jeeps. In fact, the new JK Wrangler has adapted the terminology “JK lean.” The causation of this lean is due to the fact that the spare tire weight as well as the gas tank weight is predominantly held on the passenger (right hand side) of the Jeep, making it lean this way. You may even notice that the lean gets better or worse depending on how much fuel is in the gas tank. The lean is a natural occurrence and even happens on stock Jeeps, we just fail to notice because the straight line reference of the bumper blends in better with the axle and the shadows of a stock Jeep. The lean can be helped by placing a ½” leveling spacer in the right rear corner. Be advised that when the Jeep is low on fuel this corner may stick up higher than the rest.
Q: I have had my lift a few months and it looks like my rear end is sagging / I measured from the fender flare to the center of the wheel and my jeep is sagging in the rear.
A: These are actually one in the same question. The cause stems from the fact that Jeep installed the rear flares on different planes, as well as made the rear flare opening smaller so it looks tighter. The proper way to measure a Jeep’s ride height is to measure from the ground up to the frame’s section between the wheels that is flat and parallel to the ground. Expect a slight variance front to back as the Jeep’s weight distribution isn’t even from side to side, due to the gas tank being on the right hand side.
Q: Should I go with a 2.5” lift or the 3” lift? Ultimately I want to run a 35" tire, and go wheeling at Rausch Creek in PA. Are the extra parts in a 3” kit really needed? Aside from the additional 0.5" of clearance, is there any real advantage to the 3" lift vs. the 2.5"? Also, If I go with the 3” lift, would I need all 8 arms?
A: The 3" lift will actually sit about 1" higher due to the changing of the springs, so you gain a little more clearance there. Now it all depends on what size tire you want to run. With 35's as the ultimate goal I would steer you towards a 3" lift. Rausch requires a fair amount of articulation on most trails and a 2.5" lift with stock fenders and 35's would rub. The 2.5" kits come with drop brackets for the rear brakes lines, while the 3" lift and above will really need control arms to correct pinion and castor angles, and to help steering and death wobble causes. With 35’s you only need the front lowers and rear uppers, so just 4 arms. We have a kit with those in it. Another item to consider is the front monster track bar. It is not a requirement, but a really nice upgrade as it lets you center the axle and it stiffens the over center steering feel. The kit #1256220 includes the 3" kit, 4 arms, shocks and trackbar for a 4 door JK. Talk to your favorite dealer for the best pricing.
Now, you could run a 2.5" lift and get the tire clearance you need, but with the uneven glacier flows at RC, a little extra belly clearance is never a bad thing. However, if the budget is the primary concern, then I'd rock a 2.5" lift with trimmed factory fenders and recognize that the belly might get beat up, so some armor would be a good investment. Just remember that the more weight you add, the lower the jeep will sit, so there will be a balancing act if you choose to go with a 2.5" lift.