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Old 08-18-2018, 06:13 PM   #2551
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After reading through all 85 pages, I am going to pull the trigger on this lift this week. It seems like it will be sufficient for my uses, no major rock crawling, and moderate trails on occasion.

I already have 285/75/17 tires, and will need the following:


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Old 08-19-2018, 08:50 PM   #2552
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Let's talk tools. Exactly what tools will I need to install this lift myself? I have a garage, 1 hydraulic jack and 4 jack stands. If I put the hydraulic jack under an axle, it lifts high enough to change out my 34" tires, but that's about it. The jack stands are 17" high when fully extended. I have an electric impact wrench and a full compliment of hand tools - including a couple of torque wrenches that I'm sure will cover the needed spectrum.

My biggest worry is the jack/jack stand situation. I don't have a feel for how high I need to be able to raise things. I'm pretty sure that I'll need a second jack because I need to be able to lower the entire axle. How tall do the jack stands need to be?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Can someone PM me a quote for this set up? I'm also running a 2017 JKU with max tow package and 33's
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Can someone PM me a quote for this set up? I'm also running a 2017 JKU with max tow package and 33's
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Greetings All - big thanks to @kjeeper10 for posting and maintaining this thread ... what an outstanding resource for lazy arses like myself! (/wink) -

Alrighty then! The time has come ... and like the huddled and mud-addled masses before me, I'll humbly ask the dealers that handle this set up to PM me a price... for a JKU 2017:

- Teraflex 1351000 2.5" Lift Kit without Shocks
- Teraflex 2610000 Exhaust Spacer Kit
- Rancho 9000XL F/R
- Rancho RS62103 Geometry Correction Brackets

In case it's important - vehicle has the max-tow and cold weather package whic beefs the stock springs and includes 33s on 17s from the factory.

And while we're on the subject, a question for @kjeeper10 - The OP states that the Rancho 9K 29xl/30xl are for a 4" lift, but your URLs lead to a dealer page that states they are a 3-3.5" version ... The 4" lift shocks are the 31xl/32xl - looks like they are the same price, sooooo ... which is the correct one? (and why?)
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Greetings All - big thanks to @kjeeper10 for posting and maintaining this thread ... what an outstanding resource for lazy arses like myself! (/wink) -

Alrighty then! The time has come ... and like the huddled and mud-addled masses before me, I'll humbly ask the dealers that handle this set up to PM me a price... for a JKU 2017:

- Teraflex 1351000 2.5" Lift Kit without Shocks
- Teraflex 2610000 Exhaust Spacer Kit
- Rancho 9000XL F/R
- Rancho RS62103 Geometry Correction Brackets

In case it's important - vehicle has the max-tow and cold weather package whic beefs the stock springs and includes 33s on 17s from the factory.

And while we're on the subject, a question for @kjeeper10 - The OP states that the Rancho 9K 29xl/30xl are for a 4" lift, but your URLs lead to a dealer page that states they are a 3-3.5" version ... The 4" lift shocks are the 31xl/32xl - looks like they are the same price, sooooo ... which is the correct one? (and why?)
The 329/330 are for the 2.5" lift, given the numbers and lengths involved. Click here, select options, add to cart and checkout. coupon code coming via PM for additional savings.

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OK, I have a few more questions.

What is the big advantage to the adjustable control arms? Why wouldn't I just get the non-adjustable Terraflex ones that are the correct length and just leave it at that?

I have a '16 JKUR. Is my electronic front sway bar disconnect going to be affected by this lift?

If I don't get an adjustable track bar, how far off is the front axle going to be? It doesn't seem like it would be much, considering that in reality it's only going to be lifted 2" or so.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Hey Allen, can I get in on that "coupon code for additional savings"?
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:28 PM   #2558
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OK, I have a few more questions.

What is the big advantage to the adjustable control arms? Why wouldn't I just get the non-adjustable Terraflex ones that are the correct length and just leave it at that?

I have a '16 JKUR. Is my electronic front sway bar disconnect going to be affected by this lift?

If I don't get an adjustable track bar, how far off is the front axle going to be? It doesn't seem like it would be much, considering that in reality it's only going to be lifted 2" or so.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Adjustable control arms allow you to dial in caster to be perfect for your driving style and/or Jeep (everyone is different). With fixed arms, you have the expense and you get whatever it comes out to be. For a little more $$$ you can have it exactly where it needs to be for you and your Jeep. How far off to one side is yet to be determined. You have to install the lift, put it on its own weight, bounce around on all corners, then torque to spec. Then, drive it for a bit until the suspension settles out (couple months at least). After that you will know how far off it is. Then you can decide on an adjustable TB. Some people live with as much as 1/2"-3/4" off w/o issues. To much for my OCD though.

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Old 08-20-2018, 08:55 PM   #2559
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Thanks for the input, Allen.
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OK, I have a few more questions.

What is the big advantage to the adjustable control arms? Why wouldn't I just get the non-adjustable Terraflex ones that are the correct length and just leave it at that?

I have a '16 JKUR. Is my electronic front sway bar disconnect going to be affected by this lift?

If I don't get an adjustable track bar, how far off is the front axle going to be? It doesn't seem like it would be much, considering that in reality it's only going to be lifted 2" or so.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Like Allen said, the adjustable control arms allow you to dial in the castor. Every Jeep is different and the fixed arms just get you close. They are like the geo brackets without loosing the ground clearance.

As for the end links, we recommend getting the quick disco's and actually disconnecting them. If not, and you use the e-disco button, at full flex, your sway bar can flip backwards. When the axles levels out, this can bend the end links and force you to buy new ones. So, when you lift your Jeep, we dont recommend using the e-disco but using a actual disconnect.

And, without a front track bar, depending on weight, your going to be around 1/2" out of center on the front from what we have seen in the shop.

Hope that helps. If you have any more questions, please let us know. We install a ton of these at our shop and would be more than happy to walk you through it and help with any questions you may have. Feel free to PM, email, or call us at anytime.

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Old 08-21-2018, 11:57 AM   #2561
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Thanks for the info, Jason. I don't plan on ever reaching "full flex", but you never know, right? Would it be reasonable to install the manual disconnects and then use them if I find myself in a situation where I think it might be reasonable that I'll encounter that much flex? I'd still have the e-disconnect that I could use under my "normal" circumstances. Does anyone do that? Or do they just install the manual disconnects and then never touch that button again?
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Yes, we have guys that do that but just keep in mind that at a certain point (and who knows what point that is), that they can and will flip the other direction. So if you see that your going to really be flexing, I would manually disco them.

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I'll keep that in mind, Jason. Thanks!
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:26 PM   #2564
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I installed the Teraflex coils as part of the "most popular lift kit" last year and saw that there's rust & paint feeling off the coils! Is that normal?? I live in Washington DC with very little snow and salt, but high levels of humidity.
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Like Allen said, the adjustable control arms allow you to dial in the castor. Every Jeep is different and the fixed arms just get you close. They are like the geo brackets without loosing the ground clearance.

As for the end links, we recommend getting the quick disco's and actually disconnecting them. If not, and you use the e-disco button, at full flex, your sway bar can flip backwards. When the axles levels out, this can bend the end links and force you to buy new ones. So, when you lift your Jeep, we dont recommend using the e-disco but using a actual disconnect.

And, without a front track bar, depending on weight, your going to be around 1/2" out of center on the front from what we have seen in the shop.

Hope that helps. If you have any more questions, please let us know. We install a ton of these at our shop and would be more than happy to walk you through it and help with any questions you may have. Feel free to PM, email, or call us at anytime.

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I知 confused. If I lift my JKUR, I wouldn稚 want to use the e-disconnect anymore?
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I知 confused. If I lift my JKUR, I wouldn稚 want to use the e-disconnect anymore?
No you do not for the reasons Jason said above. The risk is much greater to have damage than the benefit. Just get quick discos and use them instead after lifting when flexing out the front suspension. Which is usually why you would want to disconnect the swaybar in the first place, To achieve full flex from your suspension offroad.
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No you do not for the reasons Jason said above. The risk is much greater to have damage than the benefit. Just get quick discos and use them instead after lifting when flexing out the front suspension. Which is usually why you would want to disconnect the swaybar in the first place, To achieve full flex from your suspension offroad.
I had no idea. Is that with any size lift?
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I had no idea. Is that with any size lift?


WOW..now I知 curious! Does size matter?? (No pun intended)..maybe a little pun...


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Old 09-09-2018, 08:34 PM   #2569
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Lots of knowledge here! Just ordered my Rock Krawler 2.5!
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generally if you put longer swaybar links up front you wont have trouble with your rubi discos. If the links are to short ie using stock links with a lift yes you can have troubles regardless of lift but any decent lift should address this by including longer front links or providing new rear links and moving the rears to the front.
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What size are bump-stops that come with the TF 2.5 lift ?


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They come with 2.75" bump stops.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:32 PM   #2573
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Love this lift kit, Jeep drives fantastic!

I added 1" coil spacers that Teraflex sent me for free, 33" tires (285/70R17) and 1.5" spacers (definitely needed for the bigger tires). The Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires are fantastic, excellent grip on all terrain and no road noise whatsoever.

I didn't install the exhaust spacers (yet) or the rear coil spring retainers because they are a nightmare to put on.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:23 PM   #2574
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So I've got this lift installed, and I'm thinking that maybe my Jeep is heavier than I thought. There is only about 1/2" between the rear factory bump stops and that block that they had me install on top of the rear axle. Can that be normal? I know that the factory bump stop will compress quite a bit, but to be almost touching when just sitting on flat ground doesn't seem right. And this is with brand new springs. What happens when they settle down?
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So I've got this lift installed, and I'm thinking that maybe my Jeep is heavier than I thought. There is only about 1/2" between the rear factory bump stops and that block that they had me install on top of the rear axle. Can that be normal? I know that the factory bump stop will compress quite a bit, but to be almost touching when just sitting on flat ground doesn't seem right. And this is with brand new springs. What happens when they settle down?
First question is, what size tires are you running? Because with this lift you really only need to run the bump stop extensions if you are running bigger tires. Additionally, the bump stop itself is compressible, so that even once it contacts the pad it will still allow up travel.
Bump stop extensions are typically required either for larger tires to keep them from rubbing or for shocks that do not compress as far to keep them from being damaged by over compressing. The shocks this kit uses do not, as I recall, require bump stop extensions as they are near stock length compressed. So unless you are running bigger tires, like 34 or 35 inches or more, you likely do not need the bump stop extensions and if you don't run them you will get more suspension travel.
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First question is, what size tires are you running? Because with this lift you really only need to run the bump stop extensions if you are running bigger tires. Additionally, the bump stop itself is compressible, so that even once it contacts the pad it will still allow up travel.
Bump stop extensions are typically required either for larger tires to keep them from rubbing or for shocks that do not compress as far to keep them from being damaged by over compressing. The shocks this kit uses do not, as I recall, require bump stop extensions as they are near stock length compressed. So unless you are running bigger tires, like 34 or 35 inches or more, you likely do not need the bump stop extensions and if you don't run them you will get more suspension travel.
I just put on a set of Cooper ST Maxx 285/75/17. Which calculate out to be a bit shy of 34", but on the Jeep they end up being just about 33" tall. I agree that the bump stops will compress, but it seems like they should be there to prevent "hard" hits on the suspension - something bottoming out or the tire hitting the wheel well.
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I just put on a set of Cooper ST Maxx 285/75/17. Which calculate out to be a bit shy of 34", but on the Jeep they end up being just about 33" tall. I agree that the bump stops will compress, but it seems like they should be there to prevent "hard" hits on the suspension - something bottoming out or the tire hitting the wheel well.
I am sure others around here would know better than I do, but I would think with that size tire you would not need bump stop extensions in the rear and likely only a 1 inch bump stop extension for the front. I believe the lift is bump stopped for 35" tires, and likely conservative about it to boot.
If you pull the bump stop extensions, or reduce them down to just an inch, you can see if everything still clears when the suspension cycles.
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I finally pulled trigger on the lift, brackets, shocks, and exhaust spacers Saturday. They tried to talk me out of the exhaust spacers, but I wanted to err on the side of caution. I got the RS5000X shocks because I like to tinker with stuff too much. Having 9 settings on the RS9000XL will just make me overthink every situation instead of enjoying myself.

Sadly, my tire carrier won't ship until 10/4 (on backorder) and my tires are out of stock and won't arrive for about a week. I know I've waited this long, so it shouldn't be a big deal, but it is. LOL
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I have 2013 JK sports Automatic 4dr. I have been on teraflex 1.5in leveling kit with 33's since 2013 and now has 45000 miles on it. I already bought a set of 35s and I am ready for the real deal!

-Teraflex 2.5 coil kit without the shock adapter
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I think i'm going to make to splurge for a lift as well. Leaning towards this rock krawler 2.5 lift:

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Can the quick disconnects in this kit be used with an 07 Rubicon? And if not does this kit have the longer sway bar links so that I can continue using the e-disconnect?

Last question, any idea how these RRD Spec Twin Tube Shocks are?? I can't find much information on them or any reviews.

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