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Trail master Jeep Wrangler 4 door (JK) 3" Spring kit '07-'13 Kit # TM3330-40053

Trail master Jeep Wrangler 4 door (JK) 3" Spring kit '07-'13 Kit # TM3330-40053

Has anyone installed this kit, it has the worst instruction manual I've ever experienced!! I need help if anyone can chime in.
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Trail master Jeep Wrangler 4 door (JK) 3" Spring kit '07-'13 Kit # TM3330-40053

Has anyone installed this kit, it has the worst instruction manual I've ever experienced!! I need help if anyone can chime in.
It actually looks pretty straight forward. I would NOT use the FRONT ALIGNMENT PLATES. A set of control arm drop brackets(I would buy Rancho's) or a set of quality front lower control arms(I prefer Rock Krawler) are much, much better ways to correct caster.

You can go to the Quadratec website, pull up basic spring lifts for the Jeep JK and download the directions for other brands to get an idea of how they are installed. I think the main difference for most will track bar brackets. Some use axle mounted, some frame mounted(like yours), some none at all.

You will want to loosen the bolts for all the control arms and retorque them with the weight of the Jeep on the ground to prevent binding.

What part of the directions are giving you problems?

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X2 the lower axle side mount holes meed to be ground open to use the plates. Drop brackets or (longer) lower arms are simply bolted on. Drop brackets only cost $100-$130 and will provide a smoother ride due the the angle of the CA's.

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The alignment plates are what are giving me the most trouble. Do I absolutely have to install them? Can I use stock until I get through a jeep fest this coming weekend then buy the other brackets... Honestly, I don't even know where those plates go...

Here is the link to the instruct:
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits..._pdf_Container

I'm having trouble with the alignment plates... It says:
3. With the front axle supported, unbolt the lower control arm from the front axl mounts.
4. Using a chisel, remove the alignment plates from the factory mounts.
I have no idea what they are talking about!!

There are 2 different kits in my instruction book, one for a 3 inch lift, one for a 4" lift, they have the instructions combined... I wish I had a tutorial!
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Anyone know where a video tutorial of the parts we are discussing can be found, or a tutorial that shows installation of the drop down brackets? I am truly lost!
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Trail master Jeep Wrangler 4 door (JK) 3" Spring kit '07-'13 Kit # TM3330-40053

No you don't have to install the plates. The steering might be a little flighty until you correct caster one way or the other.

Rancho RS6250B Control Arm correction Bracket - Pair https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E3ST5QA..._UglDvb0CD7CB3

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Leave the stock arms in place. Part of any lift install is to loosen all suspension bolts. With the coils in and jeep back down on the ground, torque the bolts to spec.
This takes some time but important to prevent alignment issues and prolong bushing life.

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