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Old 05-04-2011, 09:29 AM   #1
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Teraflex 2.5 kit Coil with stock shocks or with 9550?

Been reading good stuff about the teraflex kits.

I'm looking at 2.5 inch lift
2011 2 dr with 6 speed.

my question is will the front sag if I put a winch and bumper on?

I've ready and seen other kits that have the choice between light and hard springs.


Also if I went with their kit and suck with sport springs. How will they ride? Will it be lifted 2.5 inches or little more? I've been reading that some people been getting 3 inches with the coil setup. I plan on getting shocks either way, unless they are not needed.?

I want a kit I can buy and put on and not have to worry about drive shaft trying to rib their self apart. Also something that doesn't need anything right yet in stalled (like adj. track bar and etc) I would like to stay around 2.5 inch. I'll be adding a bumper and winch later in a month or two.

My goal right now is to get the jeep to not look like a soccer mom jeep. rims and tires have already been order. 33x12.5x15

now I need a lift not sure which one to go with.
I want to stay at 2.5 inches with a winch and bumper.

If I got the Tera flex with coils and shock extension how does that ride compare to using their shocks?

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Old 05-04-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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We put the 2.5" bb w/extensions on the Rubi about 6 weeks ago. Wanted to keep the stock Rubi shocks since they ride nice. I don't notice a difference in the ride at all... Order from Northridge 4x4 and you should get a small forum discount. I don't recall if it was for this forum tho'.... :-/ I can't say about how the winch and bumper will affect it, since our bumper is sitting in the garage, and the winch is at someone else's house... Will be able to respond to that in the next couple of weeks I hope.

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Old 05-04-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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Talk to them today! Being that they are a progressive spring the more weight you add the lower the spring will get. You'll have to install front spacers with any kit you get over time.


With that said

the 2.5 coil kit gives 3 inches at first. Is this a problem?
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I have 2.5" TF coils on my rig, and have 3" of lift even after my load bumper with winch. I have the 9550 shocks and really like the way it handles
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Stock Rubicon wheels and tires, spacers, TeraFlex 2.5" spring lift, stock Rubicon shocks with extensions, metal front bumper, winch:




Added new wheels, 35s, metal rear bumper, and rear spacer:



I have 3" of lift in the front, and 2 5/8" lift in the rear.
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What about the driveshaft angles..thats my main concern. Maybe its 3inch now but after they settle it be closer to 2.5? Don't know why they say its a 2.5 but you get a 3inch lift. Unless you are talking about bigger tires and lift?
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In almost 3 years I’m not sure mine has sagged yet. Not sure why they call it a 2.5” lift. Still have the stock shafts - I think they are still OK.

My dealers says the lift won’t void my warranty, other have had their Jeep reported to Chrysler that their warranty is totally voided. YMMV.
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Still what about the drive shafts?


My buddy has 35's with spacers (2.5 lift) and 1 inch body. When going down the road at highway speeds his shift lever/knob is vibrating back and forth which tells me there is added vibrations in his drive train somewhere. True? Because mine doesn't move at all.
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Still what about the drive shafts?


My buddy has 35's with spacers (2.5 lift) and 1 inch body. When going down the road at highway speeds his shift lever/knob is vibrating back and forth which tells me there is added vibrations in his drive train somewhere. True? Because mine doesn't move at all.
I have an automatic - still all good with mine.
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What about the driveshaft angles..thats my main concern. Maybe its 3inch now but after they settle it be closer to 2.5? Don't know why they say its a 2.5 but you get a 3inch lift. Unless you are talking about bigger tires and lift?
It is simple. Jeep puts on 6 different stock coils depending on your options from a very weak coil that sags a lot to a very stiff coil that doesn't.

They base the 2.5" off the stiffer coil springs in a Jeep. If you have the stiffer coils you will get 2.5" of lift but if you have a set of weak coils like on many Jeeps then you will get more lift.

Most Jeeps with weak coils springs can lift their Jeeps up to 1.5" just by replacing them with stock stiffer coils.

So depending on the stock coils you started with I have heard people get 4" lift from a 2.5" lift kit while someone with stiff coils to start with and put on the same 2.5" lift only get 2.5"s
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I have 2.5" TF coils on my rig, and have 3" of lift even after my load bumper with winch. I have the 9550 shocks and really like the way it handles
X2. XRC on the front with a SW LP10k winch. Very little drop and it rides better.
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If you are concerned about getting more than 2.5 inches, perhaps consider getting the budget boost instead of the coils.

As far as the shocks- if you don't have a rubi (I think you mentioned sport) then my 2 cents would be to go ahead and replace them with the TF shocks or some other brand. The shocks that come with the kit are longer, so you will get more articulation off road
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Hey Bro I installed mine yesterday with the Pro Comp 2.5 coil lift and new shocks and it gave me 3.25 inches of lift. I must say definitely go with new shocks. I have a X so and the stock shocks suck. The way it rides is way better!! You only need to be concerned with your driveshaft angles when you start getting over 4 inches and extreme wheeling. Personally over 4 is to much for our 2 doors but thats just my opinion.

Your springs may or may not sag a bit over time with the added weight but its hard to tell some people never have that problem.

Good luck with your lift, TF makes good products but IMO for a simple Coil lift I thought they were to pricy for the simplicity of a coil lift of this size....
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Yeah i just did this lift on mine with the 9550 shocks it rides really nice I have a youtube video checking out the lift. YouTube - ElevatedOffroad's Channel
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I have an automatic - still all good with mine.
x2. I have an automatic, have done hard wheeling, and my driveshaft boots are still intact

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