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Old 11-29-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I'm eventually going to be lifting my 2012 JKU.

I started this thread because i have a heavy front end. I currently have the Genesis Dual Battery setup with 2 Diehard Platinum's, and currently waiting for my XHD front bumper and quadratec winch in the mail.

Im possibly going to be using the teraflex budget boost 2.5" kit with new shocks. I was thinking as well to update only the front coil springs to allow for a perfect level with all the added weight. Can anyone tell me your thought on this idea, will it work, and if so, what type of coil springs should i pick up?

Im not that new to the forum, and im slowly learning new things about working on jeeps each day im alive!

I appreciate all the help i can get.
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I'd suggest going with a complete lift kit then give the coils some time to settle. If after that if you find the front is running low, it's perfectly acceptable to add some coil spacers to the front to get you back to level.

Most lift kits assume heavy bumpers, winches, etc so you may find you're fine with just the lift.

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I'd suggest going with a complete lift kit then give the coils some time to settle. If after that if you find the front is running low, it's perfectly acceptable to add some coil spacers to the front to get you back to level. Most lift kits assume heavy bumpers, winches, etc so you may find you're fine with just the lift.
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I tried the Teraflex Leveling kit at first and was still front heavy because of the add ons . Then, (finally) I checked my front springs and they were 14's. Bought some 19's and that brought me up to level.
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Hey everyone. I'm eventually going to be lifting my 2012 JKU. I started this thread because i have a heavy front end. I currently have the Genesis Dual Battery setup with 2 Diehard Platinum's, and currently waiting for my XHD front bumper and quadratec winch in the mail. Im possibly going to be using the teraflex budget boost 2.5" kit with new shocks. I was thinking as well to update only the front coil springs to allow for a perfect level with all the added weight. Can anyone tell me your thought on this idea, will it work, and if so, what type of coil springs should i pick up? Im not that new to the forum, and im slowly learning new things about working on jeeps each day im alive! I appreciate all the help i can get.
I have a 2.5 rubicon express lift with their monotube shocks. I am also running a XHD with hoop and winch. I went with synthetic rope and aluminum Hawse fairlead to save weight on the front end. My Jeep was way low in the front and handled like poo with all the front end weight. I had to run 2" spacers on top of my new RE coil springs. That put me back at perfect level. It also improved handling tremendously. I have since put on 285/70/17 Duratracs and a teraflex heavy duty steering stabilizer and it drives better than factory.



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Thanks for the input everyone! Once i get the lift kit up and running, ill go from there.
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I just installed the teraflex 2.5" coil lift in my 14 JKU. I talked to Dave at Terflex and he said their kits are designed for aftermarket bumpers etc. He said with stock bumpers i should get closer to 3 inches. My front end is stock and I wound up with about 3 1/4 inches of lift out of the 2 1/2" kit.

On another note, my wife is always complaining I only give her 3 1/2 inches, but seriously; 3 1/2 inches isn't wide enough?
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I had my rubicon express 3.5" lift done at 4wheelparts and the tech suggested to put a spacers since I'll be running an aftermarket bumper and a winch. I'm happy about the spacers without it my jeep would have looked front heavy.
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had the same issue

i have a warn front bumper at 155lbs and 10 k smitty built winch also heavy my stock suspension sagged so bad I had 1/2" of travel I went with OME heavy duty springs bilsteins and terra flex track bar it worked fine when i researched spring rates I couldn't find any other lift thta had heavy springs so that worked
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I just installed the teraflex 2.5" coil lift in my 14 JKU. I talked to Dave at Terflex and he said their kits are designed for aftermarket bumpers etc. He said with stock bumpers i should get closer to 3 inches. My front end is stock and I wound up with about 3 1/4 inches of lift out of the 2 1/2" kit. On another note, my wife is always complaining I only give her 3 1/2 inches, but seriously; 3 1/2 inches isn't wide enough?
So what is the difference between coils spacers and coil spring upgrade? What are the pros and cons?

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