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Old 05-09-2014, 08:08 AM   #1
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New jeep/new parts - suggest. And help please

I've been doing a hell lot of research, and I know you can never have enough experience or know enough, but I feel confident about my knowledge so far to get started. So I have enough money saved up for a new jeep and parts I'd like. I'll be getting a 4 door jk fairly new, low mileage. I wanted to put either 2.5 with a 1" body or 3" teraflex lift because of the longer break over on the unlimited. If I get the 3" it will be with the 8 arms. I also was going to get extreme all terrain procomp 35's. And finally I was considering the racing fox shocks 2.0 ifp. I have a lot more cosmetics and performance crap I want but these are my priorities and what my budget can get me.

As far as use... I live in nj and will be using it as a wekend warrior and maybe during the week a few times a month as I gain experience in the pine barrens or Rausch creek or green brier West Virginia. As for the rest of the time it will be used for errands around the nearby cities and freeway use. (Nothing to heavy). In the winter I'll be taking it up to the surrounding mountains and more often mountain creek ski resort (at least every other week) and Vermont/Pennsylvania a few times. It will be the go to car during those harsh winter storms. And in a year or two I'll be taking it down to Florida to live there for a couple years while studying. I will be off-roading in the Everglades.

So with all that said, I want to know if my starter setup is pretty solid. I want it to be decent enough to get the most use out of it under my budget until I get some more cash in my jeep fund.

Is this good? And please suggestions.
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Also I wanted to know if the fox racing shocks can be specific tuned to match the 3" teraflex suspension lift with 8 flexible arms, or if I'm better off with the teraflex 9550 shox it can come with.... Or something else entirely?

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Old 05-09-2014, 09:31 AM   #3
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The Teraflex 3" kit w/ shocks is really an incomplete kit. There are no adjustable track bars, so your axles will not be centered. That's just 1 issue.

You might want to look at a Metalcloak gamechanger lift with OME shocks lift for about 300 more it is a much more complete lift.

I suggest you post specific questions in the JK tech section and you'll get some very qualified answers.
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thanks i didn't realize that, ill check that out
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don't the 8 flexible arms even that out tho
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An adjustable track bar centers the axle left to right. Your control arms adjust the axle front and back. When you lift the jeep with the stock track bars the axle will shift as the jeep is raised. Adjustable track bars will allow it to be centered again.
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An adjustable track bar centers the axle left to right. Your control arms adjust the axle front and back. When you lift the jeep with the stock track bars the axle will shift as the jeep is raised. Adjustable track bars will allow it to be centered again.

got it thanks. guess i have a lot more to learn...

you mentioned the metal cloak game changer and i see what your saying by complete. so is that the best starter "one stop shop" lift kit you'd recommend for quality and price? also if I'm not putting a wench or any thing that weighs a lot (yet) except for the spare. so which would be better, the 2.5 or 3.5 game changer. and is there really that much of a big difference. and how does that compare to something like the express lift? sorry for all the questions

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