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Old 08-26-2014, 03:07 PM   #1
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Mopar Stage 3 Lift by Teraflex and Fox

I got off the phone with Teraflex and they verified that a few of the parts are actually manufactured by Teraflex. I'm gonna get a list of which parts exactly. I am leaning towards this lift just because it's a very simple prerunner setup without paying for a long arm prerunner kit. Originally I was going to go with a 3 inch Teraflex lift kit with 8 adjustable arms. But with shocks the kit will cost around 3000 vs the mopar stage 3 which I can get installed at the dealer and keep the warranty. What do you guys think of this lift and everything that comes with it, it seems like a pretty complete kit to me. But then again, it's my first build so I wanna hear from some of the more experienced guys.

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It's a good lift kit, specially coupled with the Fox shocks.

There are several owners here that roll on it and there seems to be on run on it recently. I am sure Antonio and others will chime in with their experience.

Just don't bank on the dealer keeping the warranty intact. Read some of the numerous warranty thread with a lift threads. Unless it it comes from the factory part of your fate is in the hands of the dealer, who can turn at the flip of hat.

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It's a nice kit no doubt but don't buy into the warranty BS like Spin said.

I don't care for the fixed arms which I don't think TF provides. That would be my negative.
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I have this kit installed on my rig and I have been very satisfied with it so far (about 10,000 miles and counting). Handles beautifully both on and offroad. It is like a match made in heaven for running 35 inch tires.

Although a little on the pricey side, it is a pretty complete kit and perfect for my needs. As kjeeper said, depending on your future plans, the one downside to this kit could be its fixed length control arms. Not an issue (and probably a plus) if you are not planning to change your set-up anytime soon.


I've hit some long washboard roads and the supplied shocks handled them beautifully.


I also get a lot of compliments on the kit. Let me know if you have any questions.
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I don't care for the fixed arms which I don't think TF provides. That would be my negative.
Perhaps the main reason I bought my Stage III lift was because it has fixed length control arms. On my TJ, nobody's flexy adjustable arms held up nearly as well. I've put over 35K on the Mopar lift with no ride or wear issues whatsoever. My Jeep sees at the very least one 4x4 trip a week. Your results may vary.

No matter what lift you get, I recommend you replace the stock control arm and track bar bolts!
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Perhaps the main reason I bought my Stage III lift was because it has fixed length control arms. On my TJ, nobody's flexy adjustable arms held up nearly as well. I've put over 35K on the Mopar lift with no ride or wear issues whatsoever. My Jeep sees at the very least one 4x4 trip a week. Your results may vary. No matter what lift you get, I recommend you replace the stock control arm and track bar bolts!
You have a good point. My hate for jam nuts grows every day
Another idea I see done in some kits. Fixed lowers but adjustable uppers.
Front Lowers only need to be 1/2 or so longer. This happens to set caster close to spec lifted 2-3" or so (with stock uppers). The 23 1/8 spec you see is run ... without uppers (sets caster) -OR- with uppers (sets wheelbase).
A fixed front lower would work unless the person has alignment issues and needs to tweak all the arms.
The rear is a little more involved ... You really can't run a longer lower arm w/ stock uppers. This will drive the pinion down and Increase pinion angle.
1/2" works as well for a fixed lower and a adjustable upper. Uppers would be used to set pinion. Same applies if you have alignment issues.
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I also have this lift on my rig; and its fantastic. Its been on for 2 months and ive done some heavy wheeling with it. The ride and performanc is excellent and it IS covered under MOPAR warranty if installed by a MOPAR dealer. Obviously if you 'abuse' it they can deny anything; but normal expected use within reason should be covered.
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I have this kit and like it as well. Also bought because of the fixed arms.

However, IT IS NOT COVERED UNDER YOUR FACTORY WARRANTY. http://www.mopar.com/assets/pdf/lift...y_wrangler.pdf

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Old 08-27-2014, 04:46 PM   #9
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Thanks guys,

This is all some really good information. I have pretty much made up my mind about this lift and a few other upgrades. I spoke to Ed at 4WP in Los Angeles and we came up with a good combination.

I'm going to order the Lift Kit from a dealer in Texas which will cost 2244 + 80 for delivery, totaling 2324. This is the lowest price I found anywhere, and since it's out of state I won't have to worry about paying tax.
Fox 2.0 Steering Stabilizer - $100-200 depending which one I go with. What do you guys suggest for this.
Teraflex Monster Front Forged Adjustable Trackbar - $240
2324+200+240=$2764+700 for labor. 3464 out the door.
What do you guys think?
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Thanks guys,

This is all some really good information. I have pretty much made up my mind about this lift and a few other upgrades. I spoke to Ed at 4WP in Los Angeles and we came up with a good combination.

I'm going to order the Lift Kit from a dealer in Texas which will cost 2244 + 80 for delivery, totaling 2324. This is the lowest price I found anywhere, and since it's out of state I won't have to worry about paying tax.
Fox 2.0 Steering Stabilizer - $100-200 depending which one I go with. What do you guys suggest for this.
Teraflex Monster Front Forged Adjustable Trackbar - $240
2324+200+240=$2764+700 for labor. 3464 out the door.
What do you guys think?
I think you should save $700 and do it yourself It's not that bad.

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:36 PM   #11
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I think you should save $700 and do it yourself It's not that bad.
I would love to actually do it myself, but my work takes up so much of my time that I hardly have weekends to myself during busy seasons. Currently I'm Supervising The Flash series for CW and it's a lot of time spent in front of a computer and not enough at home or off road. I will look at the video, but if I were to have someone do it and paid them, what do you think of the overall price.
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I would never buy a lift kit from the dealer....if you have to ask why....well I cant help you.
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I also have this lift on my rig; and its fantastic. Its been on for 2 months and ive done some heavy wheeling with it. The ride and performanc is excellent and it IS covered under MOPAR warranty if installed by a MOPAR dealer. Obviously if you 'abuse' it they can deny anything; but normal expected use within reason should be covered.
I hope you never find yourself in the need to use the warranty on other suspension, steering or driveline parts but if you do come back and let us know how it went with the dealer and the warranty claim. If the lift contributed to the problem, you may find yourself wheeling down the long red tape road.
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I have this kit and like it as well. Also bought because of the fixed arms.

However, IT IS NOT COVERED UNDER YOUR FACTORY WARRANTY. http://www.mopar.com/assets/pdf/lift...y_wrangler.pdf
P.S. LKI Enterprises does business as (d.b.a.) Superlift Suspension Systems.
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P.S. LKI Enterprises does business as (d.b.a.) Superlift Suspension Systems.
I always wondered who made the rest of the kit with TF,

X10 on warranty work
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Thanks guys, This is all some really good information. I have pretty much made up my mind about this lift and a few other upgrades. I spoke to Ed at 4WP in Los Angeles and we came up with a good combination. I'm going to order the Lift Kit from a dealer in Texas which will cost 2244 + 80 for delivery, totaling 2324. This is the lowest price I found anywhere, and since it's out of state I won't have to worry about paying tax. Fox 2.0 Steering Stabilizer - $100-200 depending which one I go with. What do you guys suggest for this. Teraflex Monster Front Forged Adjustable Trackbar - $240 2324+200+240=$2764+700 for labor. 3464 out the door. What do you guys think?
I do recommend a front TB.
Get the fox SS with nitrogen adjustment. Too much PSI can push the jeep to the left.

Expensive but if that's what you want
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but if I were to have someone do it and paid them, what do you think of the overall price.
$700 sounds about right.
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I do recommend a front TB. Get the fox SS with nitrogen adjustment. Too much PSI can push the jeep to the left. Expensive but if that's what you want
Found it on amazon for 372. Thanks for the advice.
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I am also looking at this lift and I have trouble faulting it. I'm getting it at $2100. I have looked at Rock Krawler, Metal Cloak, AEV and spoken to Teraflex who suggested I buy the Mopar kit. Joe at Teraflex said they make the kit. I assumed they make the arms two but I can't confirm that. I don't think it's expensive, in fact, I think it's a great value. Shocks would cost $950 and the Speed Bumps from Teraflex are close to $550 maybe more so that's $1500. Where can I get a set of Teraflex springs, extended sway bar links, rear track bar bracket and 6 control arms for $700? I also don't care where I buy it from. So it comes from the dealer, big deal. Would it be better if I paid $2800 from Quadratec?

I will do my own lift but $700 sounds very fair. Dealer cost on the lift is $2040 so you might have some "wiggle room" to negotiate.
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I am also looking at this lift and I have trouble faulting it. I'm getting it at $2100. I have looked at Rock Krawler, Metal Cloak, AEV and spoken to Teraflex who suggested I buy the Mopar kit. Joe at Teraflex said they make the kit. I assumed they make the arms two but I can't confirm that. I don't think it's expensive, in fact, I think it's a great value. Shocks would cost $950 and the Speed Bumps from Teraflex are close to $550 maybe more so that's $1500. Where can I get a set of Teraflex springs, extended sway bar links, rear track bar bracket and 6 control arms for $700? I also don't care where I buy it from. So it comes from the dealer, big deal. Would it be better if I paid $2800 from Quadratec?

I will do my own lift but $700 sounds very fair. Dealer cost on the lift is $2040 so you might have some "wiggle room" to negotiate.

If your getting a better price at a DealerShip than Quadratech then go for it, but I doubt 2100 is installed.

A dealer wont be making money at $2100 installed.

If I would ask if thats tax and installed. The dealer here gets $120 per hour. They will charge you at least 4 hours. If thats installed that means they are installing the kit at $1800. Even if they charge you install thats $2500.

I doubt they are discounting it $300. They dont make much if any on the parts, they make it on the install.

BTW, I have not seen a dealer charge under 6-8 hours to install a lift.
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If your getting a better price at a DealerShip than Quadratech then go for it, but I doubt 2100 is installed.

A dealer wont be making money at $2100 installed.

If I would ask if thats tax and installed. The dealer here gets $120 per hour. They will charge you at least 4 hours. If thats installed that means they are installing the kit at $1800. Even if they charge you install thats $2500.

I doubt they are discounting it $300. They dont make much if any on the parts, they make it on the install.

BTW, I have not seen a dealer charge under 6-8 hours to install a lift.
That's not including tax and I would do the install myself. If this is the way I go, I'll get it for that price just because I just ordered the Jeep. (Billet Silver like yours!)

Since I posted this, I found the Rock Krawler X factor 3.5 for $2200 delivered with the RRD 2.0 Emulsion shocks. I don't get the Teraflex speed bumps but they could be added later. That price is good for anyone, no special deal. I might go that way instead.
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The cheapest price I found shopping around at local dealers and online retailers is 2244. This price will not include tax since I will be ordering it from Texas and I'm in California. However I will have to pay an additional 100 for delivery. Bringing my total for lift parts to 2344. Cheapest I found at local dealers was 2200 plus tax which is about 2400, so 2344 sounds like a better deal. 4 wheel parts by my house is charging me 700 to install lift, steering stabilizer, and front track bar.
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Off Road Warehouse in San Diego had the best price when I bought my 2.5 Terflex lift and FOX shocks.


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The cheapest price I found shopping around at local dealers and online retailers is 2244. This price will not include tax since I will be ordering it from Texas and I'm in California. However I will have to pay an additional 100 for delivery. Bringing my total for lift parts to 2344. Cheapest I found at local dealers was 2200 plus tax which is about 2400, so 2344 sounds like a better deal. 4 wheel parts by my house is charging me 700 to install lift, steering stabilizer, and front track bar.
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Off Road Warehouse in San Diego had the best price when I bought my 2.5 Terflex lift and FOX shocks.
I meant for the lift mentioned in the title.
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I just ordered this lift, can't wait to get it in the mail!!!
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