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Old 09-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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Teraflex leveling kit

I was thinking about getting the Telex leveling kit for my 2013 Rubicon. My thinking was it's much cheaper than a full lift kit. Is this a good idea or should I just save up some more money and do it the right way?

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Tell us how much wheeling ar you going to be doing. What type of terrain? What size tires are you looking to run? Going to trim at all? Adding heavy bumpers, winch, etc.?
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[ATTACH][/ATTACH]I plan on doing a little wheeling nothing to big, Just trails and stuff like that. I want to put 33's on it and add heavy bumpers.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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I just ordered the tereflex leveling kit and sipdertrax spacers!!
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I plan on doing a little wheeling nothing to big, Just trails and stuff like that. I want to put 33's on it and add heavy bumpers.
"Heavy bumpers" that is the key.
You are better off saving up for a coil lift.
There is nothing wrong with a BB but the stock springs will not hold the added weight and sag.
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There have been two times so far that I should have done it the right way the first time... Going from 33s to 35s, and getting a 2.5in budget boost vs. the coil lift. Your most likely going to want a 2.5in lift and 35s at the least. Youll somehow convince yourself that 35s on a 2.5 is the way that a jeep is suppose to look .
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"Heavy bumpers" that is the key.
You are better off saving up for a coil lift.
There is nothing wrong with a BB but the stock springs will not hold the added weight and sag.
TeraFlex also has a coil leveling kits also.

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Old 10-10-2012, 01:47 PM   #11
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I know LOTS of people who have done this exact thing and been VERY happy with it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:15 PM   #12
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I know LOTS of people who have done this exact thing and been VERY happy with it.
Its perfect. Not expensive and perfect for a DD
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Gives a much better stance. However, my only regret is that now having the leveling kit on makes me want to go bigger to 2.5 so i am now going to be saving up for a 2.5
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Gives a much better stance. However, my only regret is that now having the leveling kit on makes me want to go bigger to 2.5 so i am now going to be saving up for a 2.5
I have a 12 jk sport and bought the leveling kit as well. Instead of buying another kit try finding some 19/60 rubicon springs. I bought mine for 75 bucks and got more lift and it still has a great ride. It sits in 285/75/17 trail grapplers. Had to get. Nerf bars for wife and kid to get it but it is great for daily driver.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:23 PM   #15
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Any idea of how much more lift you got? Im not looking for much more. I was really looking at the OME 2" kit. I feel like 2.5 will look not as good with 33s. The spring idea is quite good
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #16
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I got about 1.5 out of the springs. I have a hardtop also. I don't know if its because the springs settled or what, but the back was a little lower than the front. About 30 minutes ago I removed the spare and tire carrier and its level. But I will tell you that even though I got this lift for 200$ total, the bug is always eating at me to lift it more. I think it's because I see all the rigs on here built for trails and right now mine is just a dd.
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I just installed the front axle portion of the leveling kit today. I got 2" added height.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:06 PM   #18
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TeraFlex also has a coil leveling kits also.

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Hmm...hope I am not hijacking, but since Stylesj already ordered...and since you are here...

Pretty much the same question, but sticking with the stock 32s. I like them and they are decent enough for me.

Same wrangler as OP -- 2013 JKR. I will only likely add a front bumper (100 lbs) and potentially a winch....for DD and trails.

If I just add the front bumper without winch, what will I need? New front coils? Spacers? I'd like to counter sag and perhaps remove much if not all of the rake...but I don't want to be pointing at the sky.

A different answer with a winch?
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Hmm...hope I am not hijacking, but since Stylesj already ordered...and since you are here...

Pretty much the same question, but sticking with the stock 32s. I like them and they are decent enough for me.

Same wrangler as OP -- 2013 JKR. I will only likely add a front bumper (100 lbs) and potentially a winch....for DD and trails.

If I just add the front bumper without winch, what will I need? New front coils? Spacers? I'd like to counter sag and perhaps remove much if not all of the rake...but I don't want to be pointing at the sky.

A different answer with a winch?
Hey scuba, I have been looking around a lot of the forum pages an I have seen that a lot of Jeepers will add the pucks in the front just to counter the weight of a bumper winch combo after a lift kit was installed. Some will add another set up front if its really heavy or sags a lot.it won't Point towards the sky though.
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Is that level? Doesn't look it.....
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Here's mine with a Skyjacker 2" puck in front and a Teraflex 1" puck in the rear. I originally had a Skyjacker 2" coil spacer lift all around but hated the rake, so I swapped out the 2" rear spacer for the 1" one. This is the same setup as the Teraflex leveling kit.



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Old 10-11-2012, 08:04 AM   #22
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Is that level? Doesn't look it.....
Put the kit in myself. It's level. Maybe u can't tell from the picture but I can. Look at te gap between the front and rear tires to the fender flares. If it wasn't level the gap wouldn't be the same.
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Put the kit in myself. It's level. Maybe u can't tell from the picture but I can. Look at te gap between the front and rear tires to the fender flares. If it wasn't level the gap wouldn't be the same.
The fender flares are higher in the front then rear so once the vehicle is level there should be more gap between the front fender and tire then the rear.

I used my factory running boards as a measurement standard. Before my leveling the rear running board was an inch higher from the bottom of the running board to the ground compared to my front, once I replaced the 2" spacer with the 1", front and rear part of the running board were exactly 21" to the ground.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #24
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I was thinking about getting the Telex leveling kit for my 2013 Rubicon. My thinking was it's much cheaper than a full lift kit. Is this a good idea or should I just save up some more money and do it the right way?
Hey dude, I installed the TF leveling kit (spacers 2" front/ 1" rear) to clear my 35s and added bushwacker flat flares. Looks wise, it looks like a 3" lift and i love it. Ride, handling, everything feels like stock. I added some LCAs to my rig to get back the stock caster and nice feel on the road.

I think spending under $200 aint bad. I think it will literally buy you more time to seriously contemplate on what your rig is intended for. Its the best bang for the buck in my opinion.
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I got spidertrax spacers and the teraflex leveling kit. Can also upgrade the coils withe the leveling kit?
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Hey jerkbait, I see you are running without the spare. I took mine off as well. No real need for it since I never get to go anywhere. What if anything did you use to plug the hole for the third brake light cable? And if you took the bump stops off did you plug those up?
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Hey jerkbait, I see you are running without the spare. I took mine off as well. No real need for it since I never get to go anywhere. What if anything did you use to plug the hole for the third brake light cable? And if you took the bump stops off did you plug those up?
For the hole with the wires I used a bolt with a big washer and a nut and washer on the backside. For the other holes I used the top of the plastic quick snaps that I had from taking the plastic skid plate off from under the front bumper. Used a tiny bit of crazy glue around the edges of the top of the acrew
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For the hole with the wires I used a bolt with a big washer and a nut and washer on the backside. For the other holes I used the top of the plastic quick snaps that I had from taking the plastic skid plate off from under the front bumper. Used a tiny bit of crazy glue around the edges of the top of the acrew
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I bought the Teraflex 2" coil spring kit....i got shocks with mine since shes a 2000 with almost 100,000 miles so i figured it was time. But, I love the lift wasn't to hard to install either. I did mine in a buddies garage that had a lift. Either way if i were you i would at least get the coil spring lift since your going to be removing them anyways to put in your spacers. You'll probably thank yourself later that your didnt go the cheap way.

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