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ESP 10-20-2011 12:55 PM

Teraflex 2.5 Coil Lift Install - pics
 
A very big thanks to Dustin (DJstorm) on here for his help with this install last weekend. Had to make two small adjustments to align the steering wheel afterward but couldn't be happier with the new comfort and handling. Everything went very smooth during install. A big thanks also to Dave at Northridge4x4 for his pre/post ordering help and great price. :thumb:

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ESP 10-20-2011 12:55 PM

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ESP 10-20-2011 12:56 PM

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Xnewyorka 10-20-2011 01:00 PM

sweet work!!:dance:

space-ghost 10-20-2011 01:22 PM

Nice...!!!

Ride report, and what size wheel/tires are you running...

ESP 10-20-2011 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by space-ghost (Post 1675876)
Nice...!!!

Ride report, and what size wheel/tires are you running...

The ride comfort has certainly improved as it's easy to tell the difference when going over speed bumps, small animals, slower traffic etc... The jeep does handle differently because of the increased height. It is something I'm getting used to but it felt natural to me before I even got home after the install. The tires are 33x12.5R15 Goodyear Duratracs on MB72 wheels.

berniefpfc17 10-20-2011 02:01 PM

Looks awesome. That's the exact setup I want. Thanks for sharing.

KrawlOff-Road.com 10-20-2011 02:15 PM

Nice! That is a great kit to start with!

Looks like you found some great help to help with the install as well!

-Jason

Gnarlos 10-20-2011 03:25 PM

[QUOTE=ESP123;1675916]The ride comfort has certainly improved as it's easy to tell the difference when going over speed bumps, small animals, slower traffic etc...

HAHAHA, very good description! :D

ESP 10-20-2011 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by berniefpfc17 (Post 1675952)
Looks awesome. That's the exact setup I want. Thanks for sharing.

:thumb:

Rubicon_Jim 10-20-2011 06:46 PM

Great work guys. Looks awesome!

Kspike 10-20-2011 07:04 PM

Drool drool drool. How long did the install take?

ESP 10-20-2011 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Kspike (Post 1676868)
Drool drool drool. How long did the install take?

Total time was about 4 1/2 hours.

ryan.k.webber 10-20-2011 08:13 PM

Do you think you would be able to fit 35x12.5 on there? Pretty sweet ride!

RJL1 10-20-2011 08:59 PM

Looks outstanding!

MTH 10-20-2011 09:05 PM

Wow. Awesome. :thumb: I want. :D

GreenRubi 10-20-2011 09:12 PM

Looks great! Thanks for all the pics.

How does it handle compared to stock?

ESP 10-20-2011 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ryan.k.webber (Post 1677119)
Do you think you would be able to fit 35x12.5 on there? Pretty sweet ride!

You could do 35s I believe with no problem. There is plenty of room.

ESP 10-20-2011 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GreenRubi (Post 1677309)
Looks great! Thanks for all the pics.

How does it handle compared to stock?

Handling is different there is no doubt about that. I like it very much so far and I'm enjoying the smoothness I get when driving over different terrain and levels. Very smooth. There is definitely some getting used to with this height. You need to slow down around turns to avoid leaning (although there is very little if you don't) and there is no dip when braking in the front end.

I think the front and rear axles may be slightly off center so I ordered a set of front and rear track bars today to make sure I can re center them once the lift settles.

MTH 10-21-2011 12:14 PM

Two questions: Did you end up getting control arms as well, and what type of trackbars did you order?

Man I'm jealous . . . :redface:

gluestick 10-21-2011 12:57 PM

Looks doubly good with your stubby bumper caps. The stubby gives the "open" look from the front to some bigger tires with a lift. Real nice. This is on my list... someday.

ESP 10-21-2011 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by MTH (Post 1679177)
Two questions: Did you end up getting control arms as well, and what type of trackbars did you order?

Man I'm jealous . . . :redface:

I got the JKS front and rear adjustable bars from Northridge4x4. I don't think control arms are going to be necessary with this height.

MTH 10-21-2011 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ESP123

I got the JKS front and rear adjustable bars from Northridge4x4. I don't think control arms are going to be necessary with this height.

Good news. One more--did the lift appear to level the jeep as well?

ESP 10-21-2011 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by MTH (Post 1679337)
Good news. One more--did the lift appear to level the jeep as well?

Honestly it depends on the angle you look at it. If you are looking at the Jeep from straight on or a little to one side at the front, it appears higher than the rear (judging by the top of the tires to the flares and space between). If you are standing and looking at the jeep from the side maybe 10-20 feet it looks level. It also looks level from the rear.

Give me a sec and I'll try to get a few more pics up to show. Here ya go.

On a flat surface
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On a sight hill
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damitjim 10-21-2011 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ESP123 (Post 1679358)

Give me a sec and I'll try to get a few more pics up to show.

Time's up! :whistling:

Nevermind...

Border_Beat_AZ 10-21-2011 01:58 PM

Been checking out your Mods since I purchased my JK. Just have to bite the bullet and start the purchasing process. Looks great!

damitjim 10-21-2011 02:07 PM

That's pretty much what I'm looking at doing, except on a JKU and going with some 35" Duratracs.

ESP 10-21-2011 02:07 PM

A few more to show the front and rear up close looking at the front flare to the top of the tire. At almost every angle the jeep looks level.

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Ageless Stranger 10-21-2011 02:11 PM

Nice work Jude. Your Jeep is really growing up. :thumb: Almost time to start the hard work: Spending money that people can't see. (Or that most people overlook, anyway.)

ESP 10-21-2011 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger (Post 1679450)
Nice work Jude. Your Jeep is really growing up. :thumb: Almost time to start the hard work: Spending money that people can't see.

I hear ya front and rear adjustable track bars were ordered yesterday. It has begun...

A few more random gear pics.
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