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Old 03-11-2013, 01:11 AM   #1
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Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit w/ Rubicon Shocks

Is anyone running the Performance Leveling coil kit with Rubicon take offs? I have a '13 sport on 33" DuraTracs and I think the coil leveling kit is just the amount of lift I am looking for. I found a set of Rubicon take offs that were replaced with a lift after just 17 miles for $100. Will I notice much of a difference on pavement with the Rubi shocks? What about off road? At $100 are the Rubi shocks worth it, or should I go with something else? This is my daily driver as well.

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:01 AM   #2
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Is anyone running the Performance Leveling coil kit with Rubicon take offs? I have a '13 sport on 33" DuraTracs and I think the coil leveling kit is just the amount of lift I am looking for. I found a set of Rubicon take offs that were replaced with a lift after just 17 miles for $100. Will I notice much of a difference on pavement with the Rubi shocks? What about off road? At $100 are the Rubi shocks worth it, or should I go with something else? This is my daily driver as well.

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The Rubi shocks are stiffer...your Jeep will feel a little bit more truck-like. Between that and the TF performance leveling kit, however, you're getting close to what a full 2.5" lift with springs and shocks would cost. If you plan on doing much off-roading, you'd be better off going that way...although you could end up with more lift than it sounds like you want.

If you're just planning on mild off-roading, the leveling kit and Rubi shocks would be a cheap alternative.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. My thinking here is, I am not a big fan of a full 2.5" lift with 33s. I have seen some that look really good, and others make the tires look way to small for the set-up. I was hoping with the coil level kit (not the spacers) and the Rubi shocks I would be able to get 1.5-2" of lift and still improve ride quality.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
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I had this exact set-up before moving to 35's recently (but I have a 4-door). The ride, for me, was better than stock after the performance kit + Rubi shocks. I definitely noticed a difference (it's also my DD).

As far as looks go, if you have a 2-door, I think 33's and this kit look great; not too small at all.

Just my .02
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply. My thinking here is, I am not a big fan of a full 2.5" lift with 33s. I have seen some that look really good, and others make the tires look way to small for the set-up. I was hoping with the coil level kit (not the spacers) and the Rubi shocks I would be able to get 1.5-2" of lift and still improve ride quality.
I say go for it, then.

And you're right, many of the 2.5" lifts can jack your Jeep up higher than you bargained for, especially on a 2-door, and can lead to other costs.

Plus, if hbgirl was happy with it...
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Do I need to install any other parts to run this set-up? Extended brake lines, new track bars?
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #7
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Do I need to install any other parts to run this set-up? Extended brake lines, new track bars?
The kit also comes with longer front swaybar links. I didn't need to install anything else.
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Do I need to install any other parts to run this set-up? Extended brake lines, new track bars?
Nope, you should be good to go.
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Ordering the same set up with duratrac 33s I'll post pix when it's together.
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Ended up going with a 3" BDS kit and absolutely love it! I think I spent about $100 more than I would have but that is with install and alignment. Very happy!
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I have been extremely happy with my Teraflex performance leveling kit. On road manners are excellent, ride quality didn't suffer, and the look is perfect with 33s. When my OEM sahara shocks are on their way out, I will replace them with OME units.

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