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Old 05-11-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Suspension Lift

TeraFlex 3" LCG Long Arm Suspension System with Bilstein Shocks - $2060


Rock Krawler X Factor Mid Arm 3.5" System with Bilstein Shocks- $1995


Metalcloak Game-Changer "Lite" 3.5" ARB Edition - $2700


Of the above kits what do you believe will handle the best on road / off road? Provide the best articulation? Only catch is the Teraflex price is only good until Monday due to pricing error I called the vendor out on. Talk about pressure!!





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Old 05-11-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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Dang... Jump on the TF.

Articulation will depend on shock length. A suspension will travel with less bind running all 8 arms. You can get more flex with longer shocks but eventually the stock bushings will fail. Something to keep in mind choosing a lift and its components.

I love the teraflex tuned fox shocks that are part of their prerunner kit. Awesome shock

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Old 05-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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All solid systems. I'd go for the long arms.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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Yep^

I missed that the TF was long a long arm.

I would be all over that deal like flys on ****
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:20 PM   #5
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Yea, the Teraflex is a steal of a kit! Only thing is alot of shops are telling me that you don't need long arms until you hit at least 4" of lift and even then not really required. I would hate to spend $2,000 on the Teraflex, spend days installing it, and still have the same amount of flex / ride quality as a Rock Krawler 3.5 X Factor.

However, that brings me to a another question. I recently stumbled upon the Synergy Suspension / Poly Performance line up and it looks pretty neat. I love the ability to purchase the basic kit and upgrade in the future without paying more because I didn't buy the whole kit. They sell all parts individually at the same price as if you bought the kit. Only downside is the price of the kits! The Stage 1.5 with ARB Long Travel shocks will run me about $1500 without any control arms while the Rock Krawler 3.5 X Factor is $1995 with full flex arms and Bilstein shocks. Basically, Rock Krawler is $1,00 cheaper... Can anybody explain the price differences?
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:30 PM   #6
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Your lift height shouldn't determine your want/need of long arms. If you've got long travel shocks and long arms you will have more available down travel then a shorter arm system. The limitation on height would be due to your coils wanting to drop out once you flex enough to drop them from their perches. You can either get spring retainers or go full retard and get coilovers. The pre runner kit seems pretty slick. I used to think I'd be sacrificing clearance if I went long arms but now I'm wishing I should have gone that way from the start. Even on 3.5" I can pull my front springs out by hand when flexed out.

Of course long arms aren't "required". But neither is all the other dumb crap we do to our Jeeps lol.

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