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Kevwylde330 06-09-2013 01:04 PM

2.5 teraflex lift kit install
 
Just got my lift kit and bilstein 5100s in the mail, any one on the island of oahu wanna help me install?

DmonDcon99 06-09-2013 01:08 PM

I'm in NC and can't help, unfortunately. I installed the same setup on my 13 JK with Nitto Trail Grapplers 285 75 17s and the ride is insane. You're gonna love it.

Kevwylde330 06-09-2013 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by DmonDcon99 (Post 3842003)
I'm in NC and can't help, unfortunately. I installed the same setup on my 13 JK with Nitto Trail Grapplers 285 75 17s and the ride is insane. You're gonna love it.

Yea I can't wait to install it

Vin 06-09-2013 07:57 PM

Just make sure you watch the Teraflex install video on youtube. It was a pretty easy install.

Barmanvarn 06-09-2013 08:16 PM

Send me a plane ticket and I'll be able to help you out. :)

dawhitesJKU 06-09-2013 09:34 PM

^lmao.

TeraFlex 06-10-2013 09:28 AM

Fly me out and I'll give you a hand. :) Good choice on the kit!

Kevwylde330 06-12-2013 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn (Post 3843123)
Send me a plane ticket and I'll be able to help you out. :)

^if only I had money to throw around like that lol

kenb1023 06-13-2013 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevwylde330 (Post 3855263)
^if only I had money to throw around like that lol

Having a Jeep is like having a black hole in your driveway. No matter how hard you try to send your money someplace else it gets sucked back to the Jeep and she just keeps gaining mass.

Jag 06-13-2013 09:38 AM

It's not too bad of an install. I was/am a total noob and managed to do it without breaking anything.

Make sure you've got some grease on hand for the bump stops.

Rooster76 06-13-2013 11:26 PM

I'm interested in what you will get in actual lift vs advertised. Please take measurements, front and back, and before and after the lift.


REAR NEEDS LESS BS
joe002 has a write-up on the jk-forum. The main thing that I found interesting, from the part I read, was the need for less than stock back spacing on the rear wheels. The problem stems from the rear swaybar link. It can be fixed with aftermarket wheels or 1.5" wheel spacers in the back.

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups...ng-lift-51483/

TeraFlex 06-14-2013 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Jag (Post 3856661)
It's not too bad of an install. I was/am a total noob and managed to do it without breaking anything.

Make sure you've got some grease on hand for the bump stops.

Spray lubricants also work, and if you are in an ultra pinch PAM will work too.:whistling:

Kevwylde330 06-14-2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by TeraFlex (Post 3860011)
Spray lubricants also work, and if you are in an ultra pinch PAM will work too.:whistling:

WD40 perhaps? XD

Kevwylde330 06-14-2013 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Rooster76 (Post 3859179)
I'm interested in what you will get in actual lift vs advertised. Please take measurements, front and back, and before and after the lift.

REAR NEEDS LESS BS
joe002 has a write-up on the jk-forum. The main thing that I found interesting, from the part I read, was the need for less than stock back spacing on the rear wheels. The problem stems from the rear swaybar link. It can be fixed with aftermarket wheels or 1.5" wheel spacers in the back.

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups...ng-lift-51483/

I ordered wheel spacers but later getting aftermarket wheels and tires and yes I'll make sure to put down how much actual lift I'm getting vs advertised but I remembered some people saying they got more than advertised so we will see

TeraFlex 06-14-2013 03:39 PM

In a pinch probably. I personally like to use spray silicone, the problem with grease is that it never dries.

jrussblues 06-14-2013 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by TeraFlex (Post 3861138)
In a pinch probably. I personally like to use spray silicone, the problem with grease is that it never dries.

Or dawn or tire lube...

Kevwylde330 06-22-2013 01:15 PM

Hey do any of you guys know what the difference between the 2.5 teraflex and 3 inch lift kits? Because I was planning on upgrading depending on how I like the ride, I know the differences are rear trackbar bracket and coil spacers and brake lines possibly front disconnects let me know if I'm missing anything

Vin 06-22-2013 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevwylde330 (Post 3888718)
Hey do any of you guys know what the difference between the 2.5 teraflex and 3 inch lift kits? Because I was planning on upgrading depending on how I like the ride, I know the differences are rear trackbar bracket and coil spacers and brake lines possibly front disconnects let me know if I'm missing anything

I'm pretty sure the only difference are higher springs and the brake lines. I think the rear track bar bracket is the same. The bumps stops should be the same. I think they still give you only the rear sway bar link and you use the factory link up front, so pretty much you change out the springs and add the brake lines and you should be good to go.

I'm also starting out with the 2.5 inch kit. It arrived yesterday. I'm waiting on the exhaust spacer which is on back order, or I may cancel the order and try the Afe Y pipe. I'm also ordering the Monster front track bar.

J33P4M3 06-22-2013 02:48 PM

post how your install went? I have the exact kit arriving at my office on Monday with installation next weekend.

Big Fran 06-22-2013 07:51 PM

My buddy and I just put the TeraFlex 2.5" spring lift with Bilstein 5100's on my JKU today. The exhaust spacer was the hardest part. Everything went just as the video shows just not as fast. It took us about 5 hours with a short break after we finished the rear. I had a TeraFlex leveling boost kit on the Jeep I had to remove as we went. My Jeep had drooped a bit after I added front, rear bumpers and ACE rock sliders so I went with the spring lift to get it back up. Looks great now but it is now dark so pics will have to wait till tomorrow.

Big Fran 06-22-2013 08:01 PM

sorry double post.

J33P4M3 06-22-2013 08:12 PM

was an exhaust spacer needed? I keep getting the answer "no" since mine is a 2013 (auto)

Big Fran 06-22-2013 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by J33P4M3 (Post 3889605)
was an exhaust spacer needed? I keep getting the answer "no" since mine is a 2013 (auto)

Mine is a 2013 auto too. I don't know for sure if it was needed. We put the exhaust spacers in before we started on the front so it's kinda hard to tell if they were needed or not. I felt for $45 better safe then sorry.

J33P4M3 06-22-2013 08:37 PM

can Teraflex weigh in on the subject for a definitive answer?

MTH 06-22-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by J33P4M3 (Post 3889728)
can Teraflex weigh in on the subject for a definitive answer?

I thought exhaust spacers were needed from 2012 onward? It was as a result of the 3.6 setup, wasn't it? I know for a fact that 2011 and earlier did not need them.

J33P4M3 06-22-2013 08:44 PM

Well according to this link, Teraflex only required exhaust spacers on 2.5" lifts for a very short period of time. They shortened the shocks in the kit to prevent issues

| TeraFlex Suspensions

Big Fran 06-22-2013 08:49 PM

I used the Bilstein 5100 shocks so I might have a bit more droop.

J33P4M3 06-22-2013 09:22 PM

my kit will have the bilsteins also. I'm ordering the exhaust spacer to be on the safe side. would be something nice for teraflex to just include in the kit.

OffRoadCam09 06-22-2013 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by J33P4M3 (Post 3889879)
my kit will have the bilsteins also. I'm ordering the exhaust spacer to be on the safe side. would be something nice for teraflex to just include in the kit.

Teraflex isn't the only company who makes exhaust spacers an not all jk models 07-11 need them. As far as I know the 12-13's do though. I got the rugged ridge ones for mine an will be installing in the next few weeks

MTH 06-22-2013 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by OffRoadCam09 (Post 3890005)
not all jk models 07-11 need them.

As far as I know, no JK models 07-11 need them. They were unheard of until the 12s came out. But yeah, from 12 onward I believe they're needed.


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