In fairness, Ken's poor TeraFlex experience is pretty unique. Most folks seem to have no problem with their 2.5" TeraFlex--including me.
That said, I only picked up my TeraFlex coil lift because somebody was selling it that had never used it, and I got a great price. Until that moment, I was planning on the RK 2.5" stock mod lift.
But I'm definitely pleased with how it worked out.
You ain't kidding. I really think somebody was drunk that day. So many things went wrong. That's not the reason for switching to RK though. It was the progressive front coils and possibly more lift, which I did get
. TF was great throughout though. Gotta love great CS and I will continue to recommend them to anybody.
I think I will keep the stock shocks and go with a spacer lift to fit 33s- for now. So many spacer lifts out there, though 1 3/4 seems to be the ticket. I actually like the stock ride. Not sure which spacer kit to go with yet.
When lifting, I'll probably go with the OME light-medium kit.
2014 JKU Rubicon- all white with tan leather
LOD front bumper, AEV rear bumper, TeraFlex tire carrier, Shrockworks sliders, Method Standard wheels, 35" MTR Kevlars, Englewood driveshafts, Synergy 3" Lift, Rancho 9000XLs, Artec truss, Teraflex C-gussets, Grabars, HotHead Liners, MORE dead pedal, Tuffy underseat box, Uniden 520 XL, 10lb CO2 tank...
OME 2" heavy kit (gotta warn #9000 winch on front )Kits come with shocks and rear track bar bracket relocator. Total lift app.3". BFG 315 70R 17. Love it!!!! Can't remember but around $600-$700 total package 2007 JK
I just got my 13 JKU a little over a week ago. I was going to go with the Teraflex leveling kit, but the dealer talked me up to the $800 2.5' with coils and the terflex shocks. I couldn't be happier.
I did my first trail drive yesterday, and the front just pops over rocks and obstacles rather than compressing (like my previous ride F150). I suspect there might have been more dive or compression on the front suspension when dipping down into ruts and such with the simple leveling kit.
The dealer had trouble getting the original Coopers I wanted and we ended with the these duratracs. I like them so far!
I've got a 2012 JK with Smittybilt XRC MOD front bumper with full width end caps & bull bar, and a Quatratec Q9000 winch, as well as XRC rear bumper with swing out tire carrier. I've got 33" Nitto Trail Grappler tires. I am using the ProComp 2.5" lift with no spacers.
Price was inexpensive - lift is GREAT. Most people think I've got a 3" lift at a minimum. It's served me very well so far - especially offroading. The look & stance is great. It is a bit "stiff" on pavement - but I'm happy with that. The proper inflation of tires helps (high 20's / low 30's). No sag or unbalance front or rear.
Taking a Jeep hiatus. Be back someday down the road.
what if my mind is set on the OME? is RK or TF better?
OME is known to be a great company though.
I had some issue's with my 2.5 TF lift which is far from normal. Their costumer service was top notch helping me fix the problems.
I'm now running RK coils and they ride fantastic. Have RK's control arms ready to go on. If I like them .... I am most likely going to go all RK for the quality and the fact they're close to me
Now if we are taking BB's, there is not much of a difference between the kits. The better ones will have more parts. Shock choice is huge and IMO play the biggest role in ride quality.