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post #1 of 6 Old 02-28-2017, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Teraflex Leveling kit alignment question

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Long story short took my girls jku to go get an alignment after the teraflex leveling kit install. The guy said he couldn't get the camber and toes correct do to some adjustable camber part I needed on the left and right. Ended up being $500 for parts and labor, that they wanted to charge me.

My question to y'all is was he trying milk money out of me or do I actually need these adjustable whatever he's talking about? Or should I just try and go to another alignment place.

But most vehicles that get a leveling kit can use stock parts without adding things.

So made this post where the info is correct and owners actually know and have experience, thanks again
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-28-2017, 01:38 PM
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Unless you have adjustable control arms installed, there's really nothing that needs to be adjusted with that kit. You can recenter the steering wheel yourself. Now if the camber is really bad, it could be a sign of a bent front axle housing.


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Yeah there is no camber adjustment on the stock JK. You can adjust toe, but toe shouldn't change with putting a leveling kit on. I ran this kit for about 6 months and it was great.

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Yeah there is no camber adjustment on the stock JK. You can adjust toe, but toe shouldn't change with putting a leveling kit on. I ran this kit for about 6 months and it was great.
To be clear: Toe is impossible to change while doing a lift/leveling kit #unless# you change the tie rod or break the adjuster loose on your tie rod and start cranking it. Nothing you do magically bends the steel bar while your meeting with springs and shocks.

They likely charged you $500 to o in offset ball joints. I wouldn't have done it, not in a hundred years. If you want to correct that. If it's really really bad, as in you can visually see that the tires are leaning in at the top... Check for bad ball joints, and if they are not junked, buy an axle because your housing is bent.

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Are you sure he didn't say "caster". They do make caster bolts that they try to sell you then charge an arm and a leg for the alignment. Just tell them to set the toe and make sure the steering wheel is straight.

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-08-2017, 01:58 PM
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I run that level kit with no issues since July 2016 and still running it with a smile on my 2016 JKU. Installed myself in 6 hours (yep, I'm slow but perfectionist). Have had to re-center my steering wheel a second time, as after I added a winch to the front it squatted back down a little bit (stock springs don't like extra lbs).





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