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Old 08-28-2012, 06:39 AM   #1
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TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost? or 3"

Hey guys i wanna have ur opinions if i made the right choice!

after 1 week im gonna install the TeraFlex 2.5" Performance Budget Boost " with the micky thompson 35" tires

i have a brand new jk 2012 mountain edition i bought it 1 month ago from jeep dealer...

so did i choose the right lift for my jk since everything is brand new i didnt want the 3" lift because i dont want to change the stock springs and shocks since they are brand new so its a waste to throw them away.

or should i go with TeraFlex 3" suspension kit w/shocks?

and the other thing is that im always on road not much off!

P.S: im New to wrangler!

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Budget boost should either come with shock extensions or new shocks. Either will work.

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yeah they come with shock extensions.

or should i go for the 3"?
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yeah they come with shock extensions.

or should i go for the 3"?
Teraflex doesn't have a 3" BB do they?

Stay at 2.5", more and you might invite more issues that require additional components/$$$$
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:51 AM   #5
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yeah i think 2.5 is good enough, what about the 35" tires do i need to re program (i dont think there is a programmer yet for 2012) or what should i do? r they gonna effect the gear or torque etc. if i left it as it is?

do i need a f&r trackbars because the 2.5" bb doesn't come with one?!
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They had 2012 Mountain Editions??
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lol yes i have one!!

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They had 2012 Mountain Editions??
Nope. I'm not sure what Wrangler model you got, but it's definitely NOT a 2012 Mountain Edition--not one by jeep anyway.

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yeah i think 2.5 is good enough, what about the 35" tires do i need to re program (i dont think there is a programmer yet for 2012) or what should i do? r they gonna effect the gear or torque etc. if i left it as it is?

do i need a f&r trackbars because the 2.5" bb doesn't come with one?!
You can get an AEV ProCal to account for the bigger tires.

Yes, bigger tires will make the jeep feel more sluggish. How much depends on what gearing you have. You can download your build sheet from jeep.com and it will tell you. Ultimately, I think you'll just want to drive it an see how it does.

2.5" lifts generally do okay without aftermarket trackbars. The kit comes with a bracket for the rear anyway. Drive it and see how you like it--you can always add them later.
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Nope. I'm not sure what Wrangler model you got, but it's definitely NOT a 2012 Mountain Edition--not one by jeep anyway.

You can get an AEV ProCal to account for the bigger tires.

Yes, bigger tires will make the jeep feel more sluggish. How much depends on what gearing you have. You can download your build sheet from jeep.com and it will tell you. Ultimately, I think you'll just want to drive it an see how it does.

2.5" lifts generally do okay without aftermarket trackbars. The kit comes with a bracket for the rear anyway. Drive it and see how you like it--you can always add them later.
Sure looks like a mountain. Sure it's a 12 lol?
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:08 AM   #10
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lol yes i have one!!

Close but no cigar. Not that it really matters.

Jeep made Mountain Editions in 2010. That's it. And you can see this isn't one. while it's got the decals and appears to have a grey grille, it's missing the bumper inserts and the wheels have the wrong center caps. And Mountains didn't come with those tires--those are stock Sport S tires.

It looks like somebody (probably the dealer, certainly the dealer if it's new) thought the Mountain Edition looked cool, ordered most of the bits and pieces aftermarket, put them on, and declared it a "Mountain Edition."

For proof, head on over to Jeep's website and see if you can find anything about 2012 "Mountain Editions." You won't.
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If he was sold a mountain edition and its not as it appears to be....hmmm. Think I'd be going back to said dealer and speaking with them.
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If he was sold a mountain edition and its not as it appears to be....hmmm. Think I'd be going back to said dealer and speaking with them.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:00 AM   #14
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WAIT.

The OP's profile says he's in North Carolina, but his other posts indicate he may actually be in Kuwait. For OVERSEAS markets, it looks like Jeep may have released a 2012 Mountain Edition. That would also explain why the bumper looks different, as it'd be the European spec bumper rather than the North American bumper--you can see it more clearly in the OP's posts here.

As to 2012 Mountain Editions, clicky: https://www.google.com/search?q=2012...archBox&ie=&oe=
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Wow good call MTH...I see the euro bumper now.
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Im from kuwait and it is mountain edition from jeep dealer maybe u dont have in usa but we had it. i put north carolina bc the forum insists on letting me select a state
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If you see this picture, it looks like a real Euro Mountain even with those S tires:

Europe is getting another diesel Jeep Wrangler with the Mountain Edition / EastCoastJeeps.com Blog
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Nope. I'm not sure what Wrangler model you got, but it's definitely NOT a 2012 Mountain Edition--not one by jeep anyway.



You can get an AEV ProCal to account for the bigger tires.

Yes, bigger tires will make the jeep feel more sluggish. How much depends on what gearing you have. You can download your build sheet from jeep.com and it will tell you. Ultimately, I think you'll just want to drive it an see how it does.

2.5" lifts generally do okay without aftermarket trackbars. The kit comes with a bracket for the rear anyway. Drive it and see how you like it--you can always add them later.
35" Tires:
but will it hurt the gear in the long run?!

2.5" lift:
for a brand new car is it the right choice to leave the brand new stock springs and shocks?

or should i go for 3" and replace the springs and shocks or is it not worth it for the extra .5"?!

Upgrade:

can i upgrade in the future to 3" 4" etc. or i have to replace the hole system?!
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but will it hurt the gear in the long run?!
If you do a lot of offroading, there are reinforcement issues you should consider with 35s. Otherwise, not really.

However, I still recommend you figure out what your differential gearing is. If you have 3.21 gears, it's likely to feel pretty bogged down with 35s.

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2.5" lift:
for a brand new car is it the right to leave the brand new stock springs and shocks?

or should i go for 3" and replace the springs and shocks or is it not worth it for the extra .5"?!
FYI, don't call it a "car." It's a "jeep."

I'm not sure you really understand the options here.

There are two types of suspension lifts. "Budget boosts" where you keep you stock springs and put plastic pucks on top of them, and "Coil lifts" where you replace your stock springs with longer springs. Budget boosts are usually only offered in the 2.5" size and down, and coil lifts are offered from 2.5" on up.

Assuming you're considering reasonably high quality components, "coil lifts" are better for a variety of reasons. It doesn't matter that the jeep is new.

No matter what lift you choose, you need to decide whether to keep your existing shocks but extend them with extension brackets or just get newer longer shocks. You cannot just keep your existing shocks without extensions--they're not long enough.

Like the coils, assuming you're considering reasonably high quality components, getting new shocks is better for a variety of reasons. It doesn't matter that the jeep is new.

So overall, the less expensive (but less "good") way to go is to get a "budget boost" with shock extensions. The more expensive (but "better") way to go is to get a coil lift with longer shocks. Whether the jeep is new or not has very little to do with it.
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MTH 1st of all ur Right ITS A JEEP im sorry!! im new bare with me :`(

2nd my gear ratio is 2.72:1 i think that's what it says "enhanced Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle upgraded. two-speed transfer with low-range gear ratio of 2.72:1. engineered to master the most challenging off-road tracks."

3rd of all i don't feel happy with the budget boost 2.5 :/ either i go with the "better" one or the 3" but its little bit expensive :``(
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MTH 1st of all ur Right ITS A JEEP im sorry!! im new bare with me :`(

2nd my gear ratio is 2.72:1 i think that's what it says "enhanced Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle upgraded. two-speed transfer with low-range gear ratio of 2.72:1. engineered to master the most challenging off-road tracks."

3rd of all i don't feel happy with the budget boost 2.5 :/ either i go with the "better" one or the 3" but its little bit expensive :``(
I wasn't chastising you, just letting you know.

That's your transfer case ratio. You need your differential ratio. It'll either be 3.21 or 3.73.
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I think they r 3.73
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"If you go 3" TeraFlex you start getting into more than springs. You will need arms, driveshafts, possible draglink flip and other things."

Is this true i dont think i need to replace driveshaft?
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"If you go 3" TeraFlex you start getting into more than springs. You will need arms, driveshafts, possible draglink flip and other things."

Is this true i dont think i need to replace driveshaft?
You should be OK as far as DS.
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I run a three inch teryflex. Love it.
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I run a three inch teryflex. Love it.
Do i need the things that r mentioned up?
90% im on road
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Do i need the things that r mentioned up?
90% im on road
Every jeep seems to be different. On a four door, no. Two door can push the boundries, but you should be ok.
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Do i need the things that r mentioned up?
90% im on road
You should always have a back up plan in case you do though, save extra, in case handling caracteristics are questionable.
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Teraflex has a 1.5" leveling kit that includes 4 springs. Just bought mine from Jason at Krawloffroad for $379. My JKU Rubi is now level and 2" up in front & 3/4" up in back. That's all I need for my 33" km2s........Don

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