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Old 11-14-2011, 12:47 PM   #1
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3" teraflex lift

M looking into getting the teraflex 3" lift with full flex arms. I've done lots of research but it's a bit confusing to get a good answer.
I want to run 35 tires and was wondering if there are any concerns with 35s on this lift. Ive also read a bit about possibly having to change drive shafts...some say I have to some say I don't.....
Anyone have solid clarification? It would help out a lot.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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The JP article on driveshaft issues say anything over 3" would need one which is vague at best. I have never heard of anyone with a 3" lift having to replace them. Of course not every Jeep owner comes to these forums so it could be possible but never have heard of one. Most that I have heard have been 4" or bigger. The bigger concern is with the auto and the 2dr for smaller lifts. 4dr with manual can get by with bigger lifts before being concerned.

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Old 11-14-2011, 01:03 PM   #3
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will fit 35s fine...you can fit 35s on the Teraflex 2.5 lift.
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:09 PM   #4
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M looking into getting the teraflex 3" lift with full flex arms. I've done lots of research but it's a bit confusing to get a good answer.
I want to run 35 tires and was wondering if there are any concerns with 35s on this lift. Ive also read a bit about possibly having to change drive shafts...some say I have to some say I don't.....
Anyone have solid clarification? It would help out a lot.
Thanks!
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Are you a 2 door or Unlimited? A 2 door you may get some DS vibration but if you are going full control arms that'll cut down on the vibes. You'll probably be alright for a while. If you are a 4 door, then no worries. Like said before though, 35’s will fit with 2.5” lift.

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Old 11-14-2011, 08:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help everyone. It is an unlimited.
However I have another question. I've also been reading about adjustable control arms. Truthfully I'm not too sure exactly what they do. I'm a helicopter mechanic not car mechanic after all. Are they worth having put on?
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Thanks for the help everyone. It is an unlimited.
However I have another question. I've also been reading about adjustable control arms. Truthfully I'm not too sure exactly what they do. I'm a helicopter mechanic not car mechanic after all. Are they worth having put on?
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Yes they are worth getting put on. I'm not a mechanic, so I can't give you the technical terms. Basically the control arms allow you to pivot the axle housing to make a better angle alignment between the differential and the driveshaft, so the angles aren't as steep. They also allow adjustment for centering the axle in the wheelwell if you have upper and lower adjustable control arms. I believe that they also help with making adjustments for wheel alignments by moving each side of the axle front or back, so that the axles are tracking straight. If your kit has adjustable trackbars, those adjust the axle left and right, so that the axle is centered under the frame.
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^^This guys got it. They are worth it, if you have the $$. Since your an Unlimited the 3" lift shouldnt bother your driveshafts

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Yes they are worth getting put on. I'm not a mechanic, so I can't give you the technical terms. Basically the control arms allow you to pivot the axle housing to make a better angle alignment between the differential and the driveshaft, so the angles aren't as steep. They also allow adjustment for centering the axle in the wheelwell if you have upper and lower adjustable control arms. I believe that they also help with making adjustments for wheel alignments by moving each side of the axle front or back, so that the axles are tracking straight. If your kit has adjustable trackbars, those adjust the axle left and right, so that the axle is centered under the frame.
X2! Great info right there...

Yes, you should be fine clearing 35's on there. On the Driveshaft, just keep a eye on it. You should be fine though.

One thing to mention that has not been before, what are you doing about wheels? This lift needs you to either run wheel spacers or wheels with at least a 4.5" BSing. Just wanted to throw that out there as well.

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Old 11-16-2011, 02:28 PM   #9
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You guys are awesome! Thanks for all
The help. As for wheels I was thinking 16 inch with the proper back spacing. Just seems easier than using spacers. Damn this stuff is expensive though. Good thing tax return time is coming up!
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