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Old 03-26-2011, 12:59 AM   #1
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Question Lift decisions... Question

I'm ready to purchase the TERAFLEX 2.5 Budget Boost lift, but they offer a couple options that I'm unsure of. After extensive research on the web I can't decide if I should get the lift with the shocks or just the adapters? The adapters lift is obviously cheaper, but if I'm going to do this I want to do it right. Can someone explain to me the difference it will make? Why the shocks? Why the adapters? How will either effect my ride? What option should I go with? Opinions please. and THANKS for the help!

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I'm ready to purchase the TERAFLEX 2.5 Budget Boost lift, but they offer a couple options that I'm unsure of. After extensive research on the web I can't decide if I should get the lift with the shocks or just the adapters? The adapters lift is obviously cheaper, but if I'm going to do this I want to do it right. Can someone explain to me the difference it will make? Why the shocks? Why the adapters? How will either effect my ride? What option should I go with? Opinions please. and THANKS for the help!
The adapters let you use your stock shocks. Unless they are the Rubicon gas shocks they are crap and should be replaced.

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I think with just the spacers the articulation of the wheel will be limited by the stock shocks. The replacement shocks will improve articulation by allowing the wheels to drop more.
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The adapters let you use your stock shocks. Unless they are the Rubicon gas shocks they are crap and should be replaced.
X2 on that. I was surprised to see how cheesey the stock shocks on my sport were, just get new ones. The ride will be so much smoother and more stable.
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Im doing the same thing next week and for sure ditching stock shocks..... Welcome...
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Well, we kept our stockers since he loves the ride on the Rubi.... But the front two broke during installation, so we ended up buying new front shocks anyway... In hindsight we probably should have spent the extra $ and gone with the longer shocks in the first place.... This is what happens when you try to be frugal....
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:25 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advise... I'll go with the shocks. One more question. How about the install. I was thinking of doing it myself or is it worth paying to have someone do it. Is it tough?
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Ours took a lot longer than we anticipated, due to every single piece needing a different sized socket and driver, and of course the broken shocks.... Each side used different size sockets for some reason.... We had 3 guys working on it from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm..... None of them had installed this particular lift before, and we did also remove the flares so we can put flat flares on... So that took a bit of time, but mainly it was the lift. If you have some buddies with good tools and a bit of experience you can do it yourself, just plan on it taking all day.... Maybe you'll be luckier than we were. And make sure you have a 19mm socket....

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