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Old 09-01-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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Teraflex Lift requirements for a TJ? Help please.

I'm thinking about putting a 3.5 teraflex flex lift on my sons 97 tj. It's an automatic. I hear that adding a suspension lift of this height may require driveline i.e. Drive shaft and/or pitman arm and case drop modifications? Any input on this would be greatly appreciated so I know what type of expenses I will be running into. The lift is the spring lift with control arms not the budget boost. Sway bar links, trac bar... Etc. Been around jeeps a while but never have done a spring lift. Thanks for everyones input in advance.

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Once you start lifting a jeep, you start screwing it up. Don't get me wrong, a lift can be great but realize that once you start changing the engineering and characteristics you can't go half way, and it's going to cost you and there are some things you lose. Like power, milage, balance to name a few. A 3.5 lift requires so many changes. That's fine if you want to go through with it, but I've had the best luck with all my jeeps, when I put on a 2" lift and ran 32" tires and went with 3.73 gearing. I kept my milage, power ratio, balance, and didn't have to change driveline, pitman, brake lines, odometer gear, spaced rims, etc, etc, and had a very capable jeep. I would put money saved into lockers and sway bar disconnects and be way ahead.
But that's just me.

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Old 09-02-2011, 10:27 PM   #3
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I have a teraflex 3" spring lift and would recommend this with the add-ons you mention. Above thrre inches and you may have to modify to SYE etc.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:46 PM   #4
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Thanks thus far for the input.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
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Should come with bump stop extensions and I went all in with Bilstien 5100s of the correct size for the lift. good luck
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