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Old 03-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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Is Regearing Neccessary for 2.5 Teraflext Kit on a 2010 Unlimited Sport?

I just started thinking about getting my 2010 Jeep Unlimited Sport lifted. I got a quote for $1500 for a 2.5" Teraflex Spring/Shock Kit installed. The guy said I would need to have my jeep re-geared and that it would cost me another $1800. So my question is am I being told the truth? I had major sticker shock.

I want to put on 17" rims with the Goodyear Wrangler M/T Kevlars (35x12.5). This is my daily driver but I also off road on rocks and dirt.

Thanks for any knowledge and help!

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For the lift alone, I don't see the need. But for the 35's, IMO yes if your Sport currently has 3.21

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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You don't NEED to regear at the same time. You can do the lift and tires and see how it drives to you and then decide if you want to regear later. With the 3.8L, my money is on that you're gonna want to regear....where you live/wheel will also determine the need for regearing as well...keeping the stock gears will be more tolerable if you live somewhere generally flat, but if you live near mountains, be prepared to drag going uphill.
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Do you guys think the $1500 price tag on the Teraflex lift is fair? or should I shop around? Being a chick I just don't want to make a stupid mistake. Thanks for your input.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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My jeep has the 3.8L V6 SMPI Engine so it sounds like I will have to **eventually** have to bite the bullet and regear.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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I've got a 2011 JKUR with the 3.8L. I'm lifting it Monday and going with 35" MT-R's and I've got the appt to re-gear on the 8th because I think it already drags going up into the mountains.
Maybe someone else with experience with the Tera-Flex kits can chime in on the price....
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Do you guys think the $1500 price tag on the Teraflex lift is fair? or should I shop around? Being a chick I just don't want to make a stupid mistake. Thanks for your input.

You can get the kit itself for as low as $700 or so with shocks. Installation, for an experienced shop, should not take more than 4 hours. So at the price you listed, they are charging $200 per hour for labor. That sounds ridiculous.

Where are you from? Have you checked in your area if there are any Jeep clubs? They may either know of better vendor/installers or may volunteer to help you install it themselves.

I think for those prices they are trying to take advantage but that is just my opinion though.
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Do you guys think the $1500 price tag on the Teraflex lift is fair? or should I shop around? Being a chick I just don't want to make a stupid mistake. Thanks for your input.
I'm a DIY so I don't have the answer. But comparative pricing is always wise. Shop around
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Thanks for the input Bill. I'm in the Phoenix area. I'll check for Jeep clubs and ask around too.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #10
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Yeah I hear you. My mechanic expertise is limited to side rails and mirrors :-) I've got many skills but being mechanically inclined is not one of them. I'll be shopping around.
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Thanks for the input Bill. I'm in the Phoenix area. I'll check for Jeep clubs and ask around too.
I have to agree that seems high I am from Salt Lake and Tera Flex is here they quoted me $1,100.00 with shocks and alignment
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I am going to throw out my 2 cents ..
My 2012 Pentastar has more than enough ump to handle all my added lift and pounds with the 3.21 gears .. the tuner was just added fun.
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Yeah but your 12 has 80 more HP than her 10 does.
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Do you guys think the $1500 price tag on the Teraflex lift is fair? or should I shop around? Being a chick I just don't want to make a stupid mistake. Thanks for your input.
I paid less than a grand for the exact same lift plus wheel alignment and they even programmed my aev procal. So i would shop around.
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Thanks for the input Bill. I'm in the Phoenix area. I'll check for Jeep clubs and ask around too.
Also check the arizona section on here. Maybe someone can point you in right direction.
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OP, check out 4 Wheelers Supply in Phoenix. They are off of 35th St and Washington. Don't be deceived by looks because they are an awesome shop. They did my front and rear brake lines, and alignment after I installed my TF 2.5 coil lift. I think they quoted me right around $1000 for the kit, shocks, and install. They are a Rancho sponsor so be prepared to be talked into a set of shocks.
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Desert Rat can install the AEV kit with geometry brackets and alignment for $1500.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:49 PM   #18
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Turns our I had 3.73 and power is fine. Took it to Crown King and table mesa last week with no issues. Got a great deal from discount tires. I bought tires and wheels from them and he got me the Teraflex lift at coat. Paid brake masters to install it and my steering and
Stabilizer bar. Paid less than $3500 for
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