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Old 08-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Teraflex Puck Lift .. Need Advice for a Level Jeep please

Hey guys. I will keep this short and simple. Please help me.

We just purchased a 2013 2dr Sahara for my Fiance

She wants the Jeep to be level

Keeping the Stock 18" wheel and tire combo that came on the Jeep

Don't want it to be lifted and dwarf the tires.


WOuld the Teraflex 1" front Pucks be all that we needed to level the Jeep out? Or are we needing to purchase something else?

Is there a better leveling kit alternative?


Later on down the road to increase better ride/handling
would we need to replace the Spring or the Shocks or both?

This will mostly be a Beach Cruiser and Not used off road but will see alot of City driving

Thanks for all of your info and Help - John

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A couple pics from when we were at the dealership.

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Antenna X 14" black, Plasti dip Jeep Logo on front, Put on Black Mopar Fuel door, add tread Lightly floor Liners and Tan Spiderweb Shade. Add Clear Front and Side Markers. Black out Wheels

that will be first round of Mods plus adding a Leveling Kit. NOthing too exciting but its a start
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Planning on ordering the Teraflex leveling Kit within the next day or so.

Could really use some friendly advice
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advice on what? the TF leveling kit is a nice one... you should be fine. no reason to replace the shocks and springs if all it's going to be is a beach cruiser with a leveling kit. the sahara suspension will be just fine.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:42 PM   #5
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Just get the Teraflex puck leveling kit. It's $130 and will give you what you are looking for. You get the pucks and you get some sway bars.

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advice on what? the TF leveling kit is a nice one... you should be fine. no reason to replace the shocks and springs if all it's going to be is a beach cruiser with a leveling kit. the sahara suspension will be just fine.
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Thanks Man.. the main thing I was wondering was 1/2" or a 1" which would make the 2dr sit level.. I dont know if 1/2 is enough or if it would need the 1" to make it sit level.. I think i read that the requirements for teh 2 dr vs 4 dr were a little different.

Glad to know the Stock Sahara suspension will be fine.

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Just get the Teraflex puck leveling kit. It's $130 and will give you what you are looking for. You get the pucks and you get some sway bars.

Teraflex 1155200 - Teraflex Leveling Kit for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec


Excuse the ignorance but What is the advantage to this over just buying the Pucks? what do the sway bars do for the Jeep
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i would go with the 1" puck upfront.... if thats a little too much, throw a 1/2" spacer in the rear and call it good!
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i would go with the 1" puck upfront.... if thats a little too much, throw a 1/2" spacer in the rear and call it good!
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Thanks Man.. will that change Ride quality any or will it be pretty much the same?

I just want a clean even look that rides as good if not better than stock and doesn't dwarf the stock 255/70 18's very much
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Its not going to look level with stock fenders in my opinion. The front fenders are shaped different to make it look level with factory rake, so it looks like it's reverse raked on a lot of them. You need to measure from the ground to the frame to check how level it is.

That kit comes with sway bar links for the sway bar to work properly with the pucks. Otherwise they'll be messed up.

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Thanks Man.. will that change Ride quality any or will it be pretty much the same?

I just want a clean even look that rides as good if not better than stock and doesn't dwarf the stock 255/70 18's very much
it's going to change the handling characteristics a little bit, yes... but it's pretty negligible. also going to impact your gas mileage a bit too... lifting the front means your JK is even less aerodynamic...

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I'm putting the Teraflex leveling kit on my JK in the AM. I had the same kit on my JKU and it worked out great. I'll post before and after pics Tuesday eve. 2" in the front and 1" in the rear.
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I have a 2013 2-door. I measured from the ends of the pinch seam and decided to go with a 3/4 inch spacer in the front to lift it just enough to get rid of the obvious rake without chancing having it look higher in the front. I went with the Daystar poly spacers (pucks). It's perfect and they're only $50. If you want to stay away from a "lifted" look to keep your stock wheels looking right, this is the way to go.
The short wheelbase 2-door doesn't need quite as much as the Unlimited to get the front up to level.
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Made my own leveling kit and ordered a superlift 2'' spacer lift, used the 2'' rear spacers and front and rear bumpstops. Sold the 2'' front spacers and bought two Teraflex 2.5'' front spacers and it sits pretty level, looks good with 33's.
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I'm putting the Teraflex leveling kit on my JK in the AM. I had the same kit on my JKU and it worked out great. I'll post before and after pics Tuesday eve. 2" in the front and 1" in the rear.
Awesome! looking forward to your pics!!

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I have a 2013 2-door. I measured from the ends of the pinch seam and decided to go with a 3/4 inch spacer in the front to lift it just enough to get rid of the obvious rake without chancing having it look higher in the front. I went with the Daystar poly spacers (pucks). It's perfect and they're only $50. If you want to stay away from a "lifted" look to keep your stock wheels looking right, this is the way to go.
The short wheelbase 2-door doesn't need quite as much as the Unlimited to get the front up to level.
Thanks.. I have been going back and forward with this one.. doing just the front or front and rear.. Pretty sure we will end up doing what you did and just raising the front enough to be level. Can you post a Pic or two of yours with the 3/4 daystar Puck? Im assuming the quality of the teraflex vs the daystar are probably the same since they are just pucks

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Made my own leveling kit and ordered a superlift 2'' spacer lift, used the 2'' rear spacers and front and rear bumpstops. Sold the 2'' front spacers and bought two Teraflex 2.5'' front spacers and it sits pretty level, looks good with 33's.
Your Rig looks great. WIsh I could convince my fiance to do a small lift and 33's I love that look.. Maybe in a year or so she will come around

My last rig was an 09 unlimited sahara with a 2.5 suspension lift and 35x12.50 Mickey Thompson Baja Atz's.. I miss it.. but Im loving the updated interior and the engine for sure
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Try the 1" TeraFlex coil spacers up front. Got mine from Jason at KrawlOffRoad. Great customer service and price!
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3/4 Daystar front spacers with 33" tires
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You guys do know the disadvantage of spacers, right? Not that it matters, just sayin. You lose uptravel. And you lose droop as well if you have the stock shocks without extenders on them.
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You guys do know the disadvantage of spacers, right? Not that it matters, just sayin. You lose uptravel. And you lose droop as well if you have the stock shocks without extenders on them.
Mind explaining in a little more detail to a guy that is not sure what you mean?




Will that really matter with a 3/4 front spacer?
This Jeep will not see off road at all.. Mall Crawler/ Will cruise on the beach on occasion to use the 4wd system.
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for your application it means very little... basically it means if you had 14" of travel, with a 1" spacer, you take away 1" of travel, netting you 13" of travel.

you're not going to be using / needing that, based on what you described you'll be using the jeep for.

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for your application it means very little... basically it means if you had 14" of travel, with a 1" spacer, you take away 1" of travel, netting you 13" of travel.

you're not going to be using / needing that, based on what you described you'll be using the jeep for.

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Thanks tabber!


Now just deciding on if we should go 3/4 daystar or 1" teraflex Guessing quality is the same and it's just a matter of slight difference in lift.
Honestly the 1" almost sounds like it would be a smarter application than the 3/4".... For when there are two of us in the jeep and if we have the paddle board on top.. but I don't really know for sure.. Im sure I would be happy with either one and that there is a very minimal difference
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for your application it means very little... basically it means if you had 14" of travel, with a 1" spacer, you take away 1" of travel, netting you 13" of travel.

you're not going to be using / needing that, based on what you described you'll be using the jeep for.

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thats exactly what i was trying to say.
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thats exactly what i was trying to say.
i gotcha! it was a good point...
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Ok. Was Just about to go through with the purchase of the 1" Teraflex pucks but like I always do I kept reading, searching and found these and puck lifts by ready lift and it posed this question.


Is one better quality than the other ? Less issues?

What grabbed my interest about the Ready lift was that these pucks are3 made from

Machined billet aluminum


vs Teraflex poly made


Any big differences as far as durability etc..
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Ok. Was Just about to go through with the purchase of the 1" Teraflex pucks but like I always do I kept reading, searching and found these and puck lifts by ready lift and it posed this question.


Is one better quality than the other ? Less issues?

What grabbed my interest about the Ready lift was that these pucks are3 made from

Machined billet aluminum


vs Teraflex poly made


Any big differences as far as durability etc..
DEFINITELY the poly.

The billet aluminum ones are stupid expensive. For just a little bit more you could get a coil lift and lift it as much as you want, and get more travel out of it, instead of less like a spacer lift.....

Heres a set of springs http://www.quadratec.com/products/16193_1002_07.htm teraflex makes them too, but they cost more and eibach is a great brand name.
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I really like those Springs and the idea of just a front 1" spring lift.

As far as ride quality do they make a difference? Better than stock?

Anyone have these or the Teraflex springs? just in the front?

Thanks
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Well made my decision....


Decided to order a set of TERAFLEX 1.5" front springs.
Says they are supposed to completey level the Jeep. I hope so. I do not want the front sitting higher than the rear.



Should ride quality remain the same if not better?


Would you order a new set of shocks or should the stock sahara shocks suffice since they are brand new and just upgrade them after I put about 15 to 20k on the Jeep?

Thanks for Input
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Well made my decision....


Decided to order a set of TERAFLEX 1.5" front springs.
Says they are supposed to completey level the Jeep. I hope so. I do not want the front sitting higher than the rear.



Should ride quality remain the same if not better?


Would you order a new set of shocks or should the stock sahara shocks suffice since they are brand new and just upgrade them after I put about 15 to 20k on the Jeep?

Thanks for Input
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Are you in Panama City?
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Are you in Panama City?

I'm in Santa Rosa Beach. Just past Panama City Beach but before Destin
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I just put the terflex leveling kit on my Sahara yesterday, rides the same, nice little boost, looks good.

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