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Old 01-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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Anyone running Terraflex long arm?

I currently have a 4" skyjacker lift with short arms I'm looking to get my jeep a long arm kit and wanted to know what those of you with the TERA-FLEX Long-arm thought of it. | TeraFlex Suspensions

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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My first TJ was a 2001 Sport (factory ordered). It remained stock for only two weeks, at which point it got the Teraflex 4" lift with long arms and 35" tires. I chose this lift due to positive feedback from numerous owners, plus a magazine lift comparison where they praised the ride and performance of that kit. I was extremely happy with how it rode on all surfaces and how it performed off the pavement. Here are some old, tiny photos:









Two years later I had to sell that TJ. Eventually, I owned TJ #2, and then TJ #3 and then TJ #4. All were lifted to various extents, but none had 4" coils or long arms.

Now I own TJ #5. I bought it stock, and I was planning for this one to be my keeper. For that reason, I knew I would have to recreate my original setup. A few months ago (in August), it finally became a reality. This time around I also installed a 1" body lift (plus a lot of other stuff that isn't related to the topic at hand):



Since 2001, Teraflex has seriously upgraded their long arms. Now referred to as Monster Arms, they are considerably beefier than the original design. The ride and performance are both still great, and I am completely satisfied with this setup.

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:45 AM   #3
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My dad runs teraflex on his JK and its a great product for sure. I was convinced I was going long arm teraflex until I came across metalcloak and their Duroflex joints. Plenty of flex, won't get hung up on rocks and I don't need to get out the welder. If long arms are a must, teraflex would be my first choice.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:04 AM   #4
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my TJ has a Tera Flex 4" LA kit that was installed by the previous owner. rides great on & off road.

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Old 01-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the feedback sounds like I made a good choice
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #6
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Had mine installed in 2001. Older style I guess but far superior ride from stock. I've replaced the bushings three times in 160000 miles.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:20 PM   #7
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My previous TJ with its long-arm suspension did two things... it gave an acceptable ride on-road, and it liked to get hung up in the rocks. The one time that TJ made it into a 4x4 magazine was when one of their photographers caught my Jeep on a trail they were covering with one of its long-arms really hung up on a big rock.

The last time I took that TJ offroading, it did nothing but get its long arms hung up on the rocks as shown below. That TJ was stolen soon after the below picture was taken & I now run a different TJ with Currie's short-arm Johnnie Joint suspension. It rides just as well on the street & it no longer gets hung up on the rocks.

A friend created the below "poster" out of a picture of my previous TJ with its long-arm suspension snapped by Blaine (Black Magic Brakes) who is a member here. Its rear long arm is hung up on that big rock, and it repeatedly hung up on the rocks on that trail called Sun Bonnet in Johnson Valley.

Personally, I'll never install another long-arm suspension for offroad use.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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My previous TJ with its long-arm suspension did two things... it gave an acceptable ride on-road, and it liked to get hung up in the rocks. The one time that TJ made it into a 4x4 magazine was when one of its long-arms was really hung up on a big rock.

The last time I took that TJ offroading, it did nothing but get its long arms hung up on the rocks as shown below. That TJ was stolen soon after the below picture was taken & I now run a TJ with Currie's short-arm suspension. It rides just as well on the street & it no longer gets hung up on the rocks.

A friend created the below "poster" out of a picture of my previous TJ with its long-arm suspension snapped by Blaine (Black Magic Brakes) who is a member here. Its rear long arm is hung up on that big rock, and it repeatedly hung up on the rocks on that trail called Sun Bonnet in Johnson Valley.

I'll never install another long-arm suspension for offroad use.
And that poster almost won you a free T-shirt in the "Wrangler Picture Challenge" thread last month. Due to a freak photogenic snow, you came in second... Sorry, came close though!

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