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Old 11-17-2011, 05:58 AM   #1
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another lift ?

What is the ride difference between lifts with new springs and shocks over ones using stock shocks and springs? Looking at the tera flex 2.5" econo lifts. BUying a 2012 unlimited sport. Thanks,,,

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:18 AM   #2
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It will vary among the different manufacturers. Your stock springs and shocks with a spacer lift will ride similar to the way it does now. Since it's a Sport you most likley have soft springs and shocks so it may wallow a bit more.

If you get a coil lift it will depend on the grade of the coils and shocks. You might find some useful information in this thread: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ews-25157.html

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We have the TF 2.5" BB on the Rubi, partly because we wanted to keep the ride of the Rubi shocks. It rides very well, IMO. Of course, I'm used to my TJ with 10 yr old springs and spacers and stock length shocks...... so, ymmv.
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some thing for everyone to remember adding spacers to the spring increases the spring rate,, in plane English,,, that means you could\will end up with a stiffer spring....
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some thing for everyone to remember adding spacers to the spring increases the spring rate,, in plane English,,, that means you could\will end up with a stiffer spring....
You must be thinking of those things you put between the coils. NEVER use them. A coil spacer sits on top of the spring and does nothing to change the spring rate.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:52 PM   #6
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Unhappy Take your time...................

Listen to folks here, that suggest RESEARCH and taking your time!

Using myself as an example:

1. I got a 2-inch spacer lift, now after a few trips to the Mtn's I wish I had a bigger lift. (the 2" lift did NOT affect ride quality)

2. I got the Rampage Recovery Bumpers (F&R)
a. Damn good quality at 3/16-in thick steel plate
b. Now I wish I had the rear-bumper with the built-in tire carrier, so as to take the weight off the new larger tires off the tail gate.

So take you time
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:05 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. Ok the guy here recommends a Zone 3" lift, springs and shocks. Anyone using this set up? or heard about it?
$4300 for this lift and 5 18" Procomp wheels and 35" terra grappler tires...

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