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rowen1 12-28-2012 07:21 PM

ready to lift but??
 
OK, so Im ready to order my lift, going with the Teraflex 2.5 kit with shocks. My only wuestion now is Im also adding a front bumper which weighs in at about 110 lbs. Is the stock kit still fine or should I do something different for the front because of the extra weight? Also what about wheel spacers? needed? look better?

08 unlimited X, 4 door

kbwwolf 12-28-2012 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by rowen1 (Post 3153650)
OK, so Im ready to order my lift, going with the Teraflex 2.5 kit with shocks. My only wuestion now is Im also adding a front bumper which weighs in at about 110 lbs. Is the stock kit still fine or should I do something different for the front because of the extra weight? Also what about wheel spacers? needed? look better?

08 unlimited X, 4 door

The springs that come with the TF kit will be much stiffer than the stock Jeep springs; you'll be fine, even with the heavy bumper.

Not sure what you're asking about the wheel spacers. Only reason you'd need those is if you were gonna run a wider tire (11" +) on the stock rims, which have poor backspacing.

If you're looking at them to give you a wider stance, they will do that. Just buy good ones like the Spidertrax, and be aware that you should check them periodically (tire rotations) to make sure they're properly torqued.

Personally, I'd save up for new wheels w/backspacing 4.5" or less, and pair em with new tires, before I'd go with wheel spacers. Just a personal preference.

rowen1 12-28-2012 08:06 PM

Thanks, Im currently running 285/70/R17 on stock rims, the tires are brand new so will have them for a while. Didnt really like the idea of spacers so glad to hear I dont need them.

UgaTyler 12-28-2012 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 3153804)
The springs that come with the TF kit will be much stiffer than the stock Jeep springs; you'll be fine, even with the heavy bumper.

Not sure what you're asking about the wheel spacers. Only reason you'd need those is if you were gonna run a wider tire (11" +) on the stock rims, which have poor backspacing.

If you're looking at them to give you a wider stance, they will do that. Just buy good ones like the Spidertrax, and be aware that you should check them periodically (tire rotations) to make sure they're properly torqued.

Personally, I'd save up for new wheels w/backspacing 4.5" or less, and pair em with new tires, before I'd go with wheel spacers. Just a personal preference.

This is incorrect I believe. Teraflex for some reason makes you use wheel spacers if keeping your OEM wheels. This is the reason I am going with the AEV kit. Check out Quadratec…It even says at the bottom that Wheels spacers wil be required. I called Quadratec to ask them and they verified.

rowen1 12-28-2012 08:20 PM

OK, more input please... Anyone with the lift that can verify? Also how does this lift with the shocks from the kit ride on the road?

kbwwolf 12-28-2012 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by UgaTyler (Post 3153848)
This is incorrect I believe. Teraflex for some reason makes you use wheel spacers if keeping your OEM wheels. This is the reason I am going with the AEV kit. Check out Quadratec…It even says at the bottom that Wheels spacers wil be required. I called Quadratec to ask them and they verified.

^^ I think uga's right.

If you're gonna run stock wheels, they won't clear the TF swaybar links with their 6"+ backspacing. I wasn't really sure what you were asking, in terms of the spacers.

My bad.

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Originally Posted by rowen1 (Post 3153832)
Thanks, Im currently running 285/70/R17 on stock rims, the tires are brand new so will have them for a while. Didnt really like the idea of spacers so glad to hear I dont need them.


UgaTyler 12-28-2012 08:27 PM

This is the kit I wanted to run except with the shock adapters since that's what is recommended for Rubicon models but by the time I purchase wheel spacers the AEV kit with bilstien shocks isn't that much more. Plus I don't like the idea of wheel spacers either.

rowen1 12-28-2012 08:32 PM

Thanks for the advice, I would rather run bilstiens or the ranch adjustable.

Sasquatchewan 12-28-2012 11:17 PM

Taraflex 2.5
 
I'm running this on my Rubicon Unlimited & it rides great I'm very impressed W/Bilstiens & 35" tires & 17" by 9" XD crank wheels. Here's a crooked pic from my I-Phone it likes it that way

Z-TJ 12-28-2012 11:25 PM

Hit up Jason at Krawl Off Road, he is a vender here on the forum. He got me great price on the Rock Krawler 2.5" flex with Blistien 5100. I did a lot of reading on the TFlex, AEV, and Rock Krawler kits and did not find a bad thing about any of them. The one up with rock Krawler is an no questions asked life time warranty. good luck


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