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Old 09-12-2017, 02:34 PM
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Mammoth vs. Teraflex leveling kits

Most of my wheeling is going to be limited to beach crawling and forest trails. I really have no desire to be rock crawling, so no worries there. I'm looking at basically leveling out the Jeep; 1. cause I hate the rake thing and 2. I want to be able to go ahead and run 33s when I replace these tires eventually.

So, any practical experience with these two kits? Any words of wisdom why one kit over the other? Any known issues with one or the other?

I'm leaning towards the Mammoth kit currently.

https://www.extremeterrain.com/teraf...k-1155200.html
https://www.extremeterrain.com/mammo...k-j101068.html

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Most of my wheeling is going to be limited to beach crawling and forest trails. I really have no desire to be rock crawling, so no worries there. I'm looking at basically leveling out the Jeep; 1. cause I hate the rake thing and 2. I want to be able to go ahead and run 33s when I replace these tires eventually.

So, any practical experience with these two kits? Any words of wisdom why one kit over the other? Any known issues with one or the other?

I'm leaning towards the Mammoth kit currently.

https://www.extremeterrain.com/teraf...k-1155200.html
https://www.extremeterrain.com/mammo...k-j101068.html

i would go with teraflex just because it already have the sway bar links, you need those and the price difference it's not that bad.

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Can snag the Teraflex kit from Northridge4x4.com for $138 using the forum discount code. Not sure if i can post the discount code on the public forum, but just PM the Northridge rep on here and they will give it to you.
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TeraFlex has been making lifts for Wranglers since 1996 and are not the new kids on the lift kit block. Something to think about....
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TeraFlex has been making lifts for Wranglers since 1996 and are not the new kids on the lift kit block. Something to think about....
So, other than time in market, why is yours better?
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i would go with teraflex just because it already have the sway bar links, you need those and the price difference it's not that bad.
I don't think replacing the sway bar links is a MUST at only 2 inches, is it?
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I don't think replacing the sway bar links is a MUST at only 2 inches, is it?
I was also wondering about this.
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So, other than time in market, why is yours better?
It's proven, reliable, R&D, customer support, etc...

Very happy with my TF kit.
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I was also wondering about this.
well its not a must but the sway bar its not going to be perpendicular to de ground how its suposed to be, you also are going to limit your flex and i have seen a few bended and broken sawy bar links in "easy trails". so i think that for 20 bucks its a no brainer
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I would also consider the Teraflex 1.5" spring leveling kit (slightly better than the pucks). You get 2.5" on the front and 1.5" on the rear...removes the rake leveling the jeep nicely, and you get the proper length springs w/o needing the pucks. You can also easily add the sway bar quick disconnect kits to the new (longer) links. **Note: those were my measurements at installation, it may have settled slightly .25-.5 inches after break in and adding accessories.

I was lucky enough to get an open box spring kit at Quadratec's tent sale last year (at a ridiculous price) and installed myself. I am quite happy with it.

This is the link on extreme terrain, but you should shop around dealers online for price matching, codes, etc.
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Who's the northridge rep?
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So, still pondering this. I'm looking at this as a lifetime of the Jeep lift so my main concern would the the longevity of the poly type pucks vs. the steel pucks. Now I also have to figure out how to post 14 more times so I can get my Extreme Terrain forum discount...
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So, still pondering this. I'm looking at this as a lifetime of the Jeep lift so my main concern would the the longevity of the poly type pucks vs. the steel pucks. Now I also have to figure out how to post 14 more times so I can get my Extreme Terrain forum discount...
LOL go to the photos threads and quote every picture that you like...
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Most of my wheeling is going to be limited to beach crawling and forest trails. I really have no desire to be rock crawling, so no worries there. I'm looking at basically leveling out the Jeep; 1. cause I hate the rake thing and 2. I want to be able to go ahead and run 33s when I replace these tires eventually.

So, any practical experience with these two kits? Any words of wisdom why one kit over the other? Any known issues with one or the other?

I'm leaning towards the Mammoth kit currently.

https://www.extremeterrain.com/teraf...k-1155200.html
https://www.extremeterrain.com/mammo...k-j101068.html
Thanks for opening this, i am picking up my new ride this weekend and this is the first modification im looking to make with about the same riding style as you, something smooth, mainly tame trails. I had also been looking at exactly these two kits. While the sway bar is nice my main concern also was the durability of the poly vs steel pucks and other thing i had seen was the noise factor of the poly vs steel with the steel pucks possibly making more noise.
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So, although not mentioned here what I've gathered is the noise can be a factor with the Steel pucks. So far, I've not found any evidence of the poly pucks wearing out. So with that and the longer sway bar links keeping the geometry the same once you lift it, I'm going to go with the Teraflex kit.
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So, although not mentioned here what I've gathered is the noise can be a factor with the Steel pucks. So far, I've not found any evidence of the poly pucks wearing out. So with that and the longer sway bar links keeping the geometry the same once you lift it, I'm going to go with the Teraflex kit.


If anyone is interested I have a takeoff TF Performance Leveling kit and bolstering 5100 shocks for sale for real cheap. They have about 3-4K miles on them before I upgraded to a different kit and shocks. I also have a brand new in box TF HD trackbar. Any realistic offer I'll accept.


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Hey @Catfathers I tried to PM you back but it says you can't receive any more PMs until you clear some.

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If anyone is interested I have a takeoff TF Performance Leveling kit and bolstering 5100 shocks for sale for real cheap. They have about 3-4K miles on them before I upgraded to a different kit and shocks. I also have a brand new in box TF HD trackbar. Any realistic offer I'll accept.


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