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post #1 of 4 Old 07-23-2010, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Lift maintenance

So by the end of the day my Jeep will be sitting 2.5" higher thanks to the teraflex 2.5" coil lift w/ shocks (the 2 door version) and I am beyond excited! But now I have to plan for the maintenance so what all should be done? The instalation guide says tighten all the bolts to the spec torque but which bolts and how much torque? I do not have after market control arms if it matters. Any suggestions on these or any other kind of maintenance?
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-23-2010, 09:52 AM
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The most important part of the maintenance schedule, is to go off road at least once a month.
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lol I will have no problem keepin up w/ that one
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-24-2010, 12:16 AM
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Whenever installing a lift and changing the ride height, the trackbar bolts and control arm bolts should be loosened.

Then, with the full weight of the vehicle on the ground, the vehicle should be vigorously rocked forward and back and side to side to ensure the control arm and trackbar bushings are not bound/pinched/preloaded at a different ride height than the new one.

Then, the bolts should be all re-torqued to spec.

The trackbar and lower control arm bolts are 125 ft lbs.

Here is a link to a torque specs thread:

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5433

As far as maintenance goes, the trackbar and control arm bolts should be re-torqued to spec at every oil change interval and after every series of vigorous offroading trips. Bolts have a way of working themselves loose as the suspension cycles.

Loose bolts result in wobbles--including Death Wobble--and wallow/oval out bracket holes, or worse, result in leverage that rips off axle side trackbar brackets from their welds.


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