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Old 02-15-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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teraflex lift

im torn between getting a 2.5 or 3 in lift from teraflex on my 2010 2 door rubicon. is the 3 in just a bolt on like the 2.5 or do i have to change a whole bunch of stuff. also should i get wheel spacers or does it not matter. i would like to use my stock rims. advice please! thank u!

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Old 02-15-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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idk about the teralex but when i did my 3 inch lift i had to put in new coils and everything and i believe my buddy 2010 is the same way

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Old 02-15-2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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i mean do i have to change any driveshaft stuff or anything like that and what kind of three in lift did you get?
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:10 PM   #4
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Branden I am in the midst of a full buildup on a 2dr. You can do 2.5 inches without worrying about Driveshafts, 3.5 on a 4dr. 33 inch tires without regearing; with 35's you need gears. You can fit 35's with a 2.5" lift, I am going 4" for the extra articulation.

Feel free to follow the thread, it may answer some of your questions

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/the...-on-78914.html
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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yea i think im just gonna go with the 2.5 in. thank you
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:17 PM   #6
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i had gotten a 3 inch lift from rustys offroad. and there was no changing off a driveshaft. just drop pitman arms and sway bar links.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:24 PM   #7
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i just looked at a rough country lift that is 3.25 in lift and its cheap!
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #8
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Branden I am in the midst of a full buildup on a 2dr. You can do 2.5 inches without worrying about Driveshafts, 3.5 on a 4dr.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/the...-on-78914.html
Thats not exactly true. You might not need to worry about the rear driveshafts.
But with the JK jeeps comes a whole new problem...the front driveshaft has a rubber boot around it that covers a greased joint. As soon as the jeeps front suspension flexs enough and drops down the rubber boot will come in contact with the the plate that covers the tranny. The result...tearing the boot open... The grease will eventually spin out and cause vibration which eventually turn into the joint failing.
This can happen with as little as 2" lift...mine tore open with only 2.5" lift.

On the other hand if you plan on never wheeling your jeep then your fine. But..by the looks of your avatar pic...you'll need to do something about it, lol.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:27 PM   #9
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what can i do to remedy that problem?
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:49 PM   #10
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You know Branden, you started off asking what you needed to do - it was a 2.5 inch lift. Then you asked what else needed to be added, driveshafts etc and I mentioned over 2.5 inches and you would need driveshafts. Then you mentioned a 3.25 inch lift which is over the limit for a 2dr as you will tear your boots (driveshaft) KBR97 went one step further to say under some conditions, it can happen with less than 2.5 inches.

What can you do to "remedy that"? .. read
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:59 PM   #11
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Option 1...companies like JE Reel that make smaller diameter front driveshafts for the JK. They typically run around $500

Option 2...You could cut a notch out of the transmission plate where it contacts the shaft...not recommended.

Option 3...Don't disconnect sway bar and hope it doesn't hit.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:00 PM   #12
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haha yea that was a dumb question.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:05 PM   #13
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Just so you know 99% of the coil spring lifts out there give you more lift then advertised. That 2.5" teraflex kit will actually net you about 3-3.25 " of lift. Most companies base this on the fact that alot of jeeps are running heavy aftermarket bumpers and winches, ect...

2.5 will give you around 3
3.5 will give you around 4
..and so on..
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:05 PM   #14
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500 a set, or 500 a piece? if 500 a piece, you may as well go for the gold and grab Woods slip yoke driveshafts for 500/ea - you are looking to lift it 2.5 inches anyway (or 3.25). I am using them to replace my stock driveshafts as I lift to 4". No torn boots or ujoint failures going forward
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i am friend with a guy that owns draken offroad. he has a lift and bumpers in the market for the jk's that is so good that is about to be sold at jeep dealers no joke.
and im talking about long arm kits.

the draken long arm kits are reversable. that means in five years you want to sell your jeep or give it back on lease or what ever you can unbolt your lift and put it back to stock.

you do not have to cut the frame or anything to install his long arm kits. he also gives upgraded drive shafts with the kits. no worryies just bolt it in no cutting. go to his website and look for your self . Draken Off Road and just email him tell them that you heard about their lifts and want to know more. they are a new company that is growing fast, i am sure you will soon see them in the jeep catalogs that we all get

in the pictures the jk on 40's is on stock axle housings, just gears, chrome molly shafts and lockers with his 8 in long arm kit that is his daily driver.0
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KBR good point - the 3.5 inch lift I was looking at was pointed out to really be around 4" and so on -

Branden, no sweat - it's a community - bring it lmfao
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:09 PM   #17
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Branden if you have questions, contact my dealer Steve @ Jeep Home Steves Jeep Country - Epsom NH - He will answer your questions, his prices are competitive and he is fair basing your build on need and finances. Steve 603-736-8040

I never regretted starting there
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:19 PM   #18
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500 a set, or 500 a piece? if 500 a piece, you may as well go for the gold and grab Woods slip yoke driveshafts for 500/ea - you are looking to lift it 2.5 inches anyway (or 3.25). I am using them to replace my stock driveshafts as I lift to 4". No torn boots or ujoint failures going forward
The JE REEL 1310 front shafts run around 500 a piece ...maybe less, maybe more depending where you get it form.

Wood's 1310 front or rear shafts are $449.00 each...(from wood's site)


That's why I haven't replaced mine yet and have been driving around "bootless" lol
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:22 PM   #19
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Oh yes I know about Woods - two are on my Jeep as of a few hours ago lol check out my build - I will have it back by Friday thank god, I miss the little blue box!

Link is ---> http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/the...-on-78914.html

Thats the only reason I directed Branden to the link, there is a lot of information there

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