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Old 09-23-2010, 09:36 AM   #1
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TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost Kits

I would like to know the deference between those three kits. (On and Off road)


Boost & Shock Adapters

Boost with Shocks

Boost without Shocks


Are they good or should I look for something else?



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Boost & Shock Adapters
Reuses your stock shocks. Uses a bracket, placed at the top of them to extend their length. Less expensive than buying new shocks.

Boost with Shocks
You swap out your stock shocks with the longer TeraFlex shocks. I've been told by TeraFlex that their shocks are comperable in quality and ride to the stock Rubicon shocks. They'll give you an inch or so of additional downward travel in comparison to your stock shocks.

Boost without Shocks
Get this one if you want to replace your stock shocks but don't want the TeraFlex ones.

The TeraFlex kits are very good, from personal experience and from what I've heard from many others.

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Good to know yo'... Considering the same for the Rubi...

Goldenfalcon, this thread might help too... http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ews-25157.html
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I'm going with the boost with adapters so that I can utilize the good shocks that come with the Rubicon.
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I have the TF budget boost. I at first bought it with the adapters. When I went to remove the two front shocks both studs on top sheered off halfway through removing the nuts. Now being that I needed new shocks I went ahead and ordered the teraflex shocks.

I think the kit is great, most complete kit out there. And while disconnected the stock suspension has impressive flex! I was running blue and black trails all day in a stock rubicon JKU with a budget boost.


BTW...keep in mind that those upper studs sheering off on the stock front shocks is a somewhat common issue.. After doing it myself I researched through different forums and found a whole bunch of others that did the same thing.
Just buy the shocks with the kit.
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Good to know yo'... Considering the same for the Rubi...

Goldenfalcon, this thread might help too... http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ews-25157.html


Iím reading it since 2 days and I still have some questions. cause I want to be sure of what will be the best for me.


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I'm going with the boost with adapters so that I can utilize the good shocks that come with the Rubicon.
That's what I did. And also because I have a 2-door, and at this time I don't want to have to deal with the clearance issues that go along with the longer travel shocks on the 2-door.

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I have the TF budget boost. I at first bought it with the adapters. When I went to remove the two front shocks both studs on top sheered off halfway through removing the nuts.
I've heard of this happening to others. Be real careful when removing the stock shocks. Maybe spray some WD-40 or something in there first.
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Boost with Shocks
You swap out your stock shocks with the longer TeraFlex shocks. I've been told by TeraFlex that their shocks are comperable in quality and ride to the stock Rubicon shocks. They'll give you an inch or so of additional downward travel in comparison to your stock shocks.


The TeraFlex kits are very good, from personal experience and from what I've heard from many others.
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Boost with Shocks
You swap out your stock shocks with the longer TeraFlex shocks. I've been told by TeraFlex that their shocks are comperable in quality and ride to the stock Rubicon shocks. They'll give you an inch or so of additional downward travel in comparison to your stock shocks.


The TeraFlex kits are very good, from personal experience and from what I've heard from many others.
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Anyone have an idea if the OME long travel shocks would work ok with this boost. I have a set for my 3.5 RE standard lift but I am waiting to install that until I have all 8 control arms and woods shafts. That and wheels and tires because it will look silly with flat flares and 32s. The budget boost is cheap enough I can get some lift in the meantime and not have to fuss with anything else.
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If those shocks you have are for a 3.5 RE lift, which is actually 4-4.5" of net lift....they maybe a little to long. You would have to call Teraflex or OME and ask them to be 100% sure.

FWIW.. the Teraflex BB uses a 2" spacer in the rear...and a 2.5" up front.
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FWIW.. the Teraflex BB uses a 2" spacer in the rear...and a 2.5" up front.
Yes, that's right, to level it out a bit. Good info for people to know though, if they're expecting a 2.5" lift all around.
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If those shocks you have are for a 3.5 RE lift, which is actually 4-4.5" of net lift....they maybe a little to long. You would have to call Teraflex or OME and ask them to be 100% sure.

FWIW.. the Teraflex BB uses a 2" spacer in the rear...and a 2.5" up front.
That's what I was thinking. I don't want to screw up a good set of shocks. I'll call OME and find out. If they won't work I'll just get the set with the adaptors.

That is true on the spacer size. There are a couple install write ups around that have before and after measurements.
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Yes, that's right, to level it out a bit. Good info for people to know though, if they're expecting a 2.5" lift all around.
I think this is normal having the front axle higher then the rear axle, no?

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I think this is normal having the front axle higher then the rear axle, no?
The JK's have a bit of a front rake to them. Most lift kits for the JK will give you a little more lift in the front than in the rear to help level it out.
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That's what I did. And also because I have a 2-door, and at this time I don't want to have to deal with the clearance issues that go along with the longer travel shocks on the 2-door.



I've heard of this happening to others. Be real careful when removing the stock shocks. Maybe spray some WD-40 or something in there first.
WD-40 is not what you want, get some PB BLaster...WD 40 doesn't work down into rust and tight spots-it is only silicone spray in a can. You want a spray that gets right in and keeps digging....to release the grip on the threads.
Also, little trick-when you put your wrench or socket on...tap it first with a hammer, to 'shock' the nut, and then try to tighten just a hair to get it to release, then start backing it off. Should prevent the 'spin off' of the stud.
Worked most of the time when I worked on farm equipment years ago and might save you some ruined shocks.
I ran budget boosts on my 03 Rubicon for a couple years, Rancho shocks...worked fine, ran 33" tires, but finally broke down and put in a 4" lift and it really makes a difference!
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WD-40 is not what you want, get some PB BLaster...WD 40 doesn't work down into rust and tight spots-it is only silicone spray in a can. You want a spray that gets right in and keeps digging....to release the grip on the threads.
Also, little trick-when you put your wrench or socket on...tap it first with a hammer, to 'shock' the nut, and then try to tighten just a hair to get it to release, then start backing it off.
Thanks for the tip.

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