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05-12-2012 10:49 AM
123Jato I am now looking ath the procomp 2.5" lift. Whad does anybody think about them?
05-12-2012 10:25 AM
KG1 I have the Bilstein shocks so do not know. I agree with damndirtydog on doing it yourself if you can find help. I could not do it alone.
05-12-2012 09:21 AM
damndirtydog You can do it yourself. You will need a helper. Just follow the instructions. Projectjk has a good write up with pictures for the Teraflex 2.5 spacer lift with shocks. The basic algorithm is the same if you decide to do springs instead of spacers.
05-12-2012 08:31 AM
123Jato How are the teraflex shocks?
05-12-2012 06:23 AM
KG1 A spacer lift would have been less. But I have a coil lift.
05-12-2012 06:21 AM
KG1 I was going to try to find someone to help me because I do not know enough but ended up using a local 4x4 shop. They did a great job and know a lot about this stuff. Costs that I founf for an install were between $300-400. Install and alignment. The shop was samll but I spoke to them a few times and have seen the trucks & Jeeps they have done and was worth it to me because it's done right.
05-11-2012 09:19 PM
123Jato Did you pay someone to put the lift on or did you do it yourself?
05-11-2012 11:38 AM
damndirtydog I originally had a 2" lift all around. Had to replace the fronts with 2.5 Teraflex when I changed the bumper and added my winch. I lost about a half inch. Hated that nose down profile.
05-10-2012 05:32 AM
123Jato That was going to be my next question: would it sag with a new bumper and a winch?
05-09-2012 06:27 AM
KG1 No and I also have a Hanson midsize bumper on the front and a Hanson skid plate.
05-09-2012 05:39 AM
123Jato Does it sag at all?
05-08-2012 09:07 PM
KG1 I think it's a good choice and I m happy with the ride with the coil lift and the Bilstein shocks.
05-08-2012 09:01 PM
123Jato So I am leaning towards getting the 2.5 teraflex lift with bilsten shocks.
05-08-2012 01:04 PM
Gouch_07_X
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Originally Posted by 123Jato
Looks good, how much did it cost?
Mine cost me 600$ installed, aligned and parts, but I got it for cost and discounts on labour cause the company I work for are the ones who did it
05-08-2012 10:40 AM
ZombieClownZ
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Lots of AWESOME info that every nub like myself should read
I didn't repost your entire post, but wow, awesome info. Thank you very much for the links and the info.
05-07-2012 05:47 PM
KG1 Northridge 4x4 (Dave) sold me the 2.5" Teraflex coil lift and Bilstein shocks. Somewhere in the $775 neighborhood. The local 4x4 shop said it was a very good price. It was great service and received the stuff in a couple days. Jeep turned out how I wanted it. I did not want it too high and wanted either 33" or 34" tires with no clearance issues. Went with 285/75/17s tires which required spacers.
05-07-2012 05:32 AM
123Jato Looks good, how much did it cost?
05-05-2012 08:58 PM
KG1 I just installed the 2.5" Terafelx and blistien shocks. Drove about 400 miles so far and am very pleased. Can see pics on my profile.
05-04-2012 10:45 PM
123Jato So should I get the 2.5" RC lift without shocks and then buy some better shocks? (teraflex, rancho, or RCD?)
05-04-2012 02:37 PM
Gouch_07_X http://www.autoanything.com/suspensi...7A3716877.aspx

This is it here says it'll fit 35's but I imagine they would be tight
05-04-2012 02:33 PM
Gouch_07_X I just got a leveling kit put in ( truxxx ) it's 2.5" / 1.5" it gives my 33's more then enough room for wheeling and it hasn't affected the driving quality at all
05-04-2012 02:24 PM
damndirtydog
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Only bad thing I read about SJ is their bushings going bad.
Don't know if that is something they fixed?
I'm not sure Kjeeper, They are using urethane bushings. I've had mine on for 2 yrs and inspect the underworkings routinely and have not noticed any degradation of the the shock bushings. Plus that's kind of why i stopped spraying WD40 for corrosion, not sure what effect that has on the urethane. But, so far so good.
05-04-2012 12:34 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by damndirtydog
I run a few RC parts, but Teraflex is by far a better quality product.
I personally like Skyjackers suspension parts. Quality is very good, priced reasonably and I believe their stuff is made in USA.
I recently saw that Skyjacker's put out quick disconnect swaybar links for JKs. I sent back the pair of RC discos that i had sitting for a few months on my workbench, happy that I never got around to installing them. $50 extra bucks for the Skyjackers, but worth the upgrade.
Only bad thing I read about SJ is their bushings going bad.
Don't know if that is something they fixed?
05-04-2012 12:01 PM
damndirtydog I run a few RC parts, but Teraflex is by far a better quality product.
I personally like Skyjackers suspension parts. Quality is very good, priced reasonably and I believe their stuff is made in USA.
I recently saw that Skyjacker's put out quick disconnect swaybar links for JKs. I sent back the pair of RC discos that i had sitting for a few months on my workbench, happy that I never got around to installing them. $50 extra bucks for the Skyjackers, but worth the upgrade.
05-04-2012 10:45 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by 123Jato
Thanks for the help. Do you think that the teraflex is better than the rough country for the 2.5" lifts?
Teraflex has been great as far as CS.

Leveling issue- sent me rear spacers.
Upgraded rear TB bracket it newer kits-they just sent me the upgraded bracket to replace the old one.

$200 new FREE


x10 Teraflex
05-04-2012 09:01 AM
CLIMEIT I have heard good things of TERAFLEX as well for stability and comfort, i ended up also getting the front track bar and ended up needing it.. i was terrified of the death wobble which it elliminates... Dirty DOG nice job man self installed i was thinkn of it but i saw my boy do a F150 and it scared my $hit le$$ so i didnt attempt.. they are still raggin on me for @itchin out LOL....
05-04-2012 08:54 AM
CLIMEIT It is a bit expensive but dude you get what you pay for... i like doing things ONCE!! plus once shes up its easier to see under her skirt so i rather have her l@@king as clean as possible...remeber guys this is your SUSPENSION your riding on it DO U REALLY WANA GO CHEAP??? not saying the other manufacturers are cheap BUT i have used bilstein in the past and i can vouch that is last forever and is WELLLLLL WORTH the extra.. took me 1.5 years to save but do it once and your done... On Quadratec i only see them for TJ's BUT on RCD's website they make for JK's also.
05-03-2012 02:06 PM
123Jato Thanks for the help. Do you think that the teraflex is better than the rough country for the 2.5" lifts?
05-03-2012 12:04 PM
damndirtydog
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Originally Posted by 123Jato View Post
I want to try it myself, I just don't really have the jacks to lift it up and I don't want to get halfway and not be able to finish.
I used the scissor jack that comes with our jeeps. Bought some jack stands at harbor freight. ProjectJK.com has a good write up with instructions and pictures for the Teraflex 2.5 spacer lift with shocks. Go there and click the "write ups" tab and see if it looks like something you could handle. If not, just pay to have it done. Labor will run you around $150 for a basic lift.
I used to be pretty much an oil change, do a tune up kind of guy. The lift was my first "big project". So if a knuckle head like me can do it, then anybody with basic mechanical skills can too . I just followed the instructions.
05-03-2012 05:38 AM
123Jato I want to try it myself, I just don't really have the jacks to lift it up and I don't want to get halfway and not be able to finish.
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