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Old 07-06-2012, 02:52 AM   #1
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Teraflex 2.5 Coil lift kit questions..

I am about to order my lift for my 2012 2dr jk sport. I am ordering the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift w/o shocks. I have a few questions before I order to be sure I get all the correct items needed to complete the install.

(1) I am running stock Rubicon wheels and tires (255/75/r17 BFG Mud Terrains) on the stock Rubi wheels. Will I need to run wheel spacers to use the kit?


(2) I am on still undecided on which shocks to run... Should I run Bilstein 5100's, or Fox 2.0's? I will use the jeep on trails mostly, I am not big into bashing my new jeep yet on big rocks.


(3) I plan to install this kit myself, and have tools, however I think I should pick up another set of jack stands (4 total). Is there any additional tools or advise I need before I start the tare down? I only have the JK, so trips to the auto part store are hard to make when you got the jeep torn apart!

Lastly, I plan to order the kit from Morris4x4, They seem to have the best total price when you deduct the 10% forum discount and out of state no tax thing. I also believe they offer free shipping on orders over $1000, so I may get a bikini top...etc. Any other companies offering a better deal that you guys know of?


Thank you in advance,
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:30 AM   #2
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Ran that lift for awhile. I swapped to another set of wheels before the lift, but I do believe they suggest spacers because of the end links rubbing the wheels, but check with TF or the seller before to be sure.

Bilsteins are fine shocks. If you run foxes be sure to do your homework and compare collapsed and extended lengths with your lift.

Other than the hand tools, save the cash, lifting should be fine w/a floor jack and two jack stands. Just do ends one at a time. No need to have frt and rear lifted at same time if you don't have 4. I'd recommend getting a ratchet type strap to help you get the axle in position to bolt up the trackbars. Other than that, piece of cake. Good luck.

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:39 AM   #3
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but you should not NEED spacers for just adding the lift where you're staying with your same wheels and tires...however, you could run spacers to widen your track a bit where you're raising your center of gravity a bit.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:18 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure that I read on JK owners forum that you do need spacers. Also I see a lot of people really like the Bilstein 5100's
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The rear links can be reversed so they won't rub the wheel. I don't think this has changed ?

The Bilstein shocks ran a bit stiff for my liking and so did the TF 9550's. Plus I've been hearing of people having issues with the 9550's.
I run Rancho's 9000's adjustable shocks now. I was sick of trial an error

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:28 AM   #6
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You do not need spacers with your kit since you are staying oem tires. To utilize the maximum tire size that will fit yoy will need spacers at that time. Enjoy. Teraflex makes great stuff
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I'm pretty sure Teraflex advises useing spacers or wheels with 4.5 inch backspace. That being said I've seen numerous threads with people running without spacers with no problems, and just as many threads of people having issues. I like doing things right the first time.

As far as the jack stands, I'd stick with one pair one floor jack, no need to jack up both ends at the same time.

Make sure you have the larger sockets/wrenches. I needed to go out and pick up a couple of wrenches and sockets, because my set only went to 18mm. I think I needed a 19mm and a 23mm, but I did my install a year ago so I don't quite remember.

If you can rent a coil spring compressor, it'll make the job alot easier, but it's not needed.

You may want to pick up some fuel line and extend the diff breathers while you are down there. I wish I had.

That's about it. Teraflex has a video of the install, if you want to familiarize yourself of what you'll be seeing/doing.
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Spring compressors are great but to do the install correctly I would not use them.
Besides the bolts that are to be removed, also loosen all the control arm and Tb bolts and torque to spec with tires on and back on the ground.
Having everything lose and disco'd, the coils should go right in.
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When you install the lift the top bolt for the rear link will be at the same height as the edge of the wheel. You need to do something - new wheels, spacers, or reverse the bolt and hope you don't bend the brake line...

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When you install the lift the top bolt for the rear link will be at the same height as the edge of the wheel. You need to do something - new wheels, spacers, or REVERSE THE BOLT and hope you don't bend the brake line...
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:52 PM   #11
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Just a little clarification about the bolt. To gain the extra clearance some place the arm on the inside of the sway bar (and reverse the bolt). In the picture you can see the arm is on the outside of the sway bar (stock position) and the head of the bolt is already pointing toward the wheel.
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I'm pretty sure Teraflex advises useing spacers or wheels with 4.5 inch backspace. That being said I've seen numerous threads with people running without spacers with no problems, and just as many threads of people having issues. I like doing things right the first time.

As far as the jack stands, I'd stick with one pair one floor jack, no need to jack up both ends at the same time.

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If you can rent a coil spring compressor, it'll make the job alot easier, but it's not needed.

You may want to pick up some fuel line and extend the diff breathers while you are down there. I wish I had.

That's about it. Teraflex has a video of the install, if you want to familiarize yourself of what you'll be seeing/doing.
Teraflex only advises spacers if your going to upgrade your tires, otherwise there are no worries. Ive installed a few and am more then familiar.
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I had the teraflex 2.5 installed with the Bilstein 5100. Having issues with the alignment after the fact. I have a 2014 Unlimited Rubicon X. Really had not have a chance to test. Only 214 miles on my Jeep.
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You will not need spacers on factory Rubicon wheel/Tires works fine no issues unless you get bigger tires on factory wheels also the pic up top with the rear shock & brake line they rub like that & the shock will rub a hole through your brake line so use a tie wrap or get SS rear brake lines
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Not to hijack the thread but I am also looking at the same lift. I was debating on getting the teraflex shocks, fox 2.0's, or something else. Also is there anything else that would be good to add besides what is coming with the kit?
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I had the teraflex 2.5 installed with the Bilstein 5100. Having issues with the alignment after the fact. I have a 2014 Unlimited Rubicon X. Really had not have a chance to test. Only 214 miles on my Jeep.
so I am planning on the same setup....TF 2.5 with Bilstein 5100's. I have a couple of questions about the Bilsteins...which part numbers are the correct ones for that lift? I have read a few forums and seem to get conflicting answers regarding the front shocks. I have seen Part # 24-146708 and Part #24-186995 mentioned as the correct ones to get. According to the Bilstein website 24-146708 is for a 1.5"-3" lift and 24-186995 is for a 3"-5" lift, yet some still say 24-186995 is the correct one for the TF 2.5 lift. Clarification on this would be great! And also 24-146715 is for the rear correct?
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This is what I plan on getting as well. I will be using the shock extensions with my factory rubi shocks. Are the control arm brackets needed with the 2.5 lift?

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