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Old 07-05-2015, 04:48 PM
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Teraflex Leveling Kit - Springs?

I recently purchased the teraflex leveling kit that provides 2" lift up front and 1" in the rear. I have a 2014 JKS.

Since I'm going to be taking out the springs, should I replace the OEM with Rubicon springs, or is there something better you would recommend? What would fit? I specifically want to know about the springs, not shocks. I understand that many folks install Rubicon shocks. I might go that route sometime in the future, but I really would just like more information on the springs. Appreciated!

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Why bother with the leveling kit(pucks) if u would change the springs?

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Old 07-05-2015, 07:04 PM
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Well, I hear that sometimes springs sag over time with age, and that the pucks are good to have regardless. But I hear what you're saying.
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Also, I don't have any desire to go any taller than the 1.5 inch leveling kit. So, just wondering if there is a better performing spring that I should use?
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No such thing as Rubicon springs. It has to do with the spring rate number. What are your current spring numbers? Last 2 digits on the tag.
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Ahh, thanks for clarifying. I didn't realize that. I'll check here in a few. This is the first Jeep I've ever owned, so I'm trying to up my suspension knowledge. I'll check have to check for some suspension stickies.
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Last 4 digits of spring part #s were as follows:
Front: 14AC
Rear: 56AA
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So from what I've read, I have 14/56 setup referring to the front and rear spring part numbers. Sounds like the golden ticket is a 19/60 combo. This information is mind blowing.

Of course this all refers to OEM springs. Any aftermarket recommendations that will fit with my Teraflex Leveling Kit?
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It's settled. This is what I needed.
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It's settled. This is what I needed.
What did you wind up doing? General rule is you get 1/4" increase for every number going up. So, 14/56 to 19/60 will net you a little more than 1" up front and 1" in the rear. Obviously added weight from bumpers, rails, skid plates etc., will cause the number to vary. You can do many different aftermarket coils that would work (I have the RK springs) instead of OEM. Some aftermarket coils will support added weight better over time than perhaps OEM coils.
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Well, my plan is to install my Teraflex Kit along with 18/59 OEM springs. I have yet to purchase the springs, but I do have the Teraflex kit.
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So from what I've read, I have 14/56 setup referring to the front and rear spring part numbers. Sounds like the golden ticket is a 19/60 combo. This information is mind blowing.

Of course this all refers to OEM springs. Any aftermarket recommendations that will fit with my Teraflex Leveling Kit?
I had 14/56 springs on my jeep and put 18/59 springs on it. you can see the results in this thread.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/sp...ft-899097.html

I like the ride with stiffer springs better but it still did not level out like I wanted. If you plan on changing out the springs you might want to check out the Teraflex 1.5 performance leveling kit. This is what I plan to do. You get the lift, its level, and the springs are stiffer. I didn't know this kit existed or I would have just put it on.

Teraflex 1351502 - TeraFlex 1.5" Performance Leveling Kit for 07-15 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec
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My 15 JKU hard rock came with 60AA and 18AC springs
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I had 14/56 springs on my jeep and put 18/59 springs on it. you can see the results in this thread. https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/sp...ft-899097.html I like the ride with stiffer springs better but it still did not level out like I wanted. If you plan on changing out the springs you might want to check out the Teraflex 1.5 performance leveling kit. This is what I plan to do. You get the lift, its level, and the springs are stiffer. I didn't know this kit existed or I would have just put it on. Teraflex 1351502 - TeraFlex 1.5" Performance Leveling Kit for 07-15 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec
Right, I already purchased the kit. And I'm planning on doing the springs at the same time. See above. The springs alone definitely are a noticeable difference.
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My 15 JKU hard rock came with 60AA and 18AC springs
Lucky. It's more common for the JKU to come with the larger springs based on what I've read.
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I'm confused, I thought you planed on getting OEM springs and putting those on?
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OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer (Jeep in this case). The 18/59 springs would still be considered OEM since they are manufactured by Jeep.

I was asking if there might be some good spring options outside of OEM. But I think the 18/59s are the right choice to go with my Teraflex kit.

Hope that clears up any confusion!
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Ok we are on the same page. The Teraflex kit that I posted is new springs. It's a 1 inch spring for the rear and a 2 inch for the front. Just figured you might want to used that and eliminated the front leveling puck.
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Lucky. It's more common for the JKU to come with the larger springs based on what I've read.
Yeah but that's to compensate for weight. My 18/59's on my JKUR was very close to every other stock 2dr out there..These springs on a 2dr probably give an inch and half extra lift. + leveling pucks and your at 2(with gear)-3 inches of lift.

You would get better performance out of teraflex or rock krawlers 1.5" kits. You running springs no matter what so the whole idea of springs wear(sag) is moot. While pucks get the job done, they are not optimal, and not really great to have. They occupy space that could be used for extra coils.

You didnt really mention your goal here, how much lift are you going for, the only springs you can add will give you lift.
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My original goal was to level and gain ~1.5 to 2 inches using Teraflex kit. Since I have to remove the springs, I figured might as well see what options are out there (performance wise, not necessarily more height wise). I definitely do not want to go higher than 3 inches. Teraflex kit + 18/59s will put me where I'm looking to be.
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This option is a little cheaper than say a 1.5" RK kit. I don't need as much spring travel, as I am not a frequent off-roader.
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It is a cheaper option, but then again your lifting the jeep and not adding any geometry correction. You would want a rear track bar bracket, a front bracket or track bar, and front sway bar links. if you end up with 3" of lift which is very possible you need to start looking into front lower control arm correction.
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Thanks for the info... maybe I'll forgo the springs. This kit does come with longer front sway bar links by the way. I really don't want a ton of height. We'll see.
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I've just skimmed through here, but it looks like you're interested in what I did with my Unlimited.

Initially I had 14/56 springs. I added 3/4" pucks up front and it did virtually nothing to eliminate sag. So when my buddy bought his Rubicon and added a lift, he offered me his 19/59 springs. I took them and purchased the Teraflex leveling kit. With the springs and pucks installed, I picked up about 1.5-2" on a 4 door. So it made a huge difference. Eventually I went from 32" Firestone ATs to 33" BFG KO2 tires and added another inch or so of height. It looks great now and I have no problem recommending going the route I did.
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Nice, stance looks good.
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I've just skimmed through here, but it looks like you're interested in what I did with my Unlimited.

Initially I had 14/56 springs. I added 3/4" pucks up front and it did virtually nothing to eliminate sag. So when my buddy bought his Rubicon and added a lift, he offered me his 19/59 springs. I took them and purchased the Teraflex leveling kit. With the springs and pucks installed, I picked up about 1.5-2" on a 4 door. So it made a huge difference. Eventually I went from 32" Firestone ATs to 33" BFG KO2 tires and added another inch or so of height. It looks great now and I have no problem recommending going the route I did.
I'm getting ready to do almost the exact same thing to my Unlimited. I currently have 17/58 springs and have bought 19/60 springs, Rubicon Red Shocks, and a Teraflex leveling kit (pucks). I'm expecting to get a complete 2'' lift after installing all of this. Did you have any problems with your track bars or needing to straighten your steering wheel afterwards? I want to make sure I'm not creating too much lift where I would have to start addressing other issues.
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I'm getting ready to do almost the exact same thing to my Unlimited. I currently have 17/58 springs and have bought 19/60 springs, Rubicon Red Shocks, and a Teraflex leveling kit (pucks). I'm expecting to get a complete 2'' lift after installing all of this. Did you have any problems with your track bars or needing to straighten your steering wheel afterwards? I want to make sure I'm not creating too much lift where I would have to start addressing other issues.
I haven't noticed anything really being out of alignmnet. I could make a case for the caster being very, very slightly off but haven't noticed the the wheel not being straight.

I would caution you to make sure all bolts are tightened up properly. It took about a year and a half, but I ended up getting the famed death wobble at about 70mph on the highway. I have the entire front end torqued up when I go in for oil changes and alignment checks.

One thing I have noticed is the alignment is frequently knocked out. I'm not sure if that is a biproduct for Jeep, or just simply bad roads I have to drive on.

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