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Old 06-15-2014, 03:39 PM   #1
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TF 2.5 Lift?

Back at it again. Can't seem to make up my mind. Thinking of going this route. Teraflex 2.5 in. Lift Kit w/Shock Adapters 1352002 (07-14 Wrangler JK 2 Door) - Free Shipping with my 2010 JK 2 door Sport. Aftermarket front and rear bumpers (no winch or tire carrier) with 33X12.50 GYD's on 15" Level 8 Trackers. DD with no off roading. Currently have 18/60's and Rubicon shocks. I would use my current shocks with extensions. What are thoughts for this kit on my Jeep? Would my tires look "small" with this kit on as I am happy with them and have no desire to go bigger. Something about the idea of a more complete kit compared to 18/60's and maybe a spacer up front is appealing to me. Would love to hear some recommendations. As usual, thanks!

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Old 06-15-2014, 06:09 PM   #2
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The TF 2.5 is a solid kit and it will look just fine with 33" tires. Look at the pic threads for reference. That is a common setup.

The only thing I would change is the 15" wheels. Why? They are marginal on the JK. They can interfere with the brakes and they cramp them for reduced cooling. Off road they can build up debris between the rim and the rotor. IMO, go with 16".

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Old 06-15-2014, 06:11 PM   #3
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Go Teraflex 3". You will be unhappy with the 2.5" with aftermarket bumpers. We have had the Teraflex 2.5" coil lift with stock bumpers but friends had it your way and unhappy.

Picture is our 2010 2.5 teraflex with shock extenisons and BFG 35" muds.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:22 PM   #4
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The TF 2.5 is a solid kit and it will look just fine with 33" tires. Look at the pic threads for reference. That is a common setup.

The only thing I would change is the 15" wheels. Why? They are marginal on the JK. They can interfere with the brakes and they cramp them for reduced cooling. Off road they can build up debris between the rim and the rotor. IMO, go with 16".
Already have the tires and wheels since December and no off roading so this is a mute point.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:41 PM   #5
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Very first kit I installed. The only part I don't care for is the rear TB drop bracket.

Stay with the 2.5" or you'll most likely need control arms or drop brackets for caster.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:01 PM   #6
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Very first kit I installed. The only part I don't care for is the rear TB drop bracket.

Stay with the 2.5" or you'll most likely need control arms or drop brackets for caster.
You never stop amazing me kjeeper! Thanks as usual for the advice. Are you saying don't use the TB drop bracket? What size are the tires in the photo?
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:02 PM   #7
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Look at the pic threads for reference.
Where exactly?
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:21 AM   #8
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We have two TF 2.5 in the family and love them. Actually installed a TF 2.5 yesterday with a couple friends on his JKU. It's always high quality, and the install is straight forward.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:25 AM   #9
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I have the TF 2.5 with their TB and Rancho drop brackets and I couldnt be happier. I have 315 duratracs but your 33's will look good especially if you leave the stock fenders.
The drop brackets make it drive as good if not better than stock. Its a solid kit and I have had no issues with it in the 5000 miles that I put on it.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:00 AM   #10
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You never stop amazing me kjeeper! Thanks as usual for the advice. Are you saying don't use the TB drop bracket? What size are the tires in the photo?
Those are the stock rubi 32's

You do not have to use it. Axle will be a little off with 2" of rear lift. You have to drill a bolt hole, the bracket is rather weak, and does nothing for roll center.
If you look, the kit without shocks/extensions or with their shocks ... The kit supply's the better axle side bracket. Completely bolt on, stronger and raises roll center for a more stable jeep,
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:03 AM   #11
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:03 PM   #12
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I was going to get the kit with the shock extensions but I noticed, like Kjeeper said, that kit come with the old frame side TB bracket. You're essentially trading $75 shock brackets for the $75 -100 bracket in that particular kit. I went with the base kit, no shocks or extensions to get the better TB bracket and bought some Rancho 9000xls. Was going to upgrade someday anyway and they have a rebate through the end of the month.

33's will look great. Search for threads and you'll see. MTH's Mountain edition in blue has the exact set up I'm going with. Black Rock 909's in 15 inch flavor and 33 inch Duratracs. 15's shouldn't be a big problem, lot's of guys run them. Spinlock may be right but I've never seen anyone complain about hot brakes or debris jamming in there. They look good and will save a lot of weight.

If you like the TF lift, get it. It's a good lift and any of the major brands, Teraflex, Rock Krawler, AEV, even Rancho, are top notch. You'll be happy.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:47 PM   #13
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I was going to get the kit with the shock extensions but I noticed, like Kjeeper said, that kit come with the old frame side TB bracket. You're essentially trading $75 shock brackets for the $75 -100 bracket in that particular kit. I went with the base kit, no shocks or extensions to get the better TB bracket and bought some Rancho 9000xls. Was going to upgrade someday anyway and they have a rebate through the end of the month. 33's will look great. Search for threads and you'll see. MTH's Mountain edition in blue has the exact set up I'm going with. Black Rock 909's in 15 inch flavor and 33 inch Duratracs. 15's shouldn't be a big problem, lot's of guys run them. Spinlock may be right but I've never seen anyone complain about hot brakes or debris jamming in there. They look good and will save a lot of weight. If you like the TF lift, get it. It's a good lift and any of the major brands, Teraflex, Rock Krawler, AEV, even Rancho, are top notch. You'll be happy.
Right on

I actually sold my extensions for $40 which went towards the axle bracket. Then bought new shocks.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:48 PM   #14
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Just to reiterate what has already been said 33's look good with this kit (especially since you have front and rear bumpers).

It's hard to beat the performance you get out of this kit for the price. I love mine. Also listen to Ken on the brackets he knows his stufffff.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:18 PM   #15
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I have the 2.5" TF coil lift on my 13' JKUR and love it. I didn't want to go more than 2.5" of lift, hoping to avoid complications. There's no downside for me. It's inexpensive, drives great, looks great.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:22 PM   #16
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Great kit. I built mine up around that base kit. Like said upgrade and get the axle TB bracket. You need to strengthen that weak point anyways, might as well take care of two things at once. The frame drop is a bad way to go.

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