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Old 05-06-2015, 09:15 PM
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Teraflex Leveling Kit vs. Performance Kit

I'm considering a set of 34x10.50/17s for my 2015 JKU-HR 4dr and want a kit to avoid any potential rubbing issues. I also have a winch and pack about 250 pounds of gear in the back. Which kit would you suggest? The basic 1.5" or the Performance 1.5"? Does the spring kit stiffen the ride very much? It seems that the lift height is the same. Thanks.

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I cannot speak to the pucks, but I did have the TF performance lift. It had a much cushier ride than my stock JK Rubicon IMO. Once I added a heavy full width bumper and winch, I did what I should have done in the first place. I now have the TF 2.5 coil lift, 285/75/16, 33's, and the lift, look, and performance I wanted.

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I'm considering a set of 34x10.50/17s for my 2015 JKU-HR 4dr and want a kit to avoid any potential rubbing issues. I also have a winch and pack about 250 pounds of gear in the back. Which kit would you suggest? The basic 1.5" or the Performance 1.5"? Does the spring kit stiffen the ride very much? It seems that the lift height is the same. Thanks.
With a 34" tire and the winch and gear you describe you might want to go to a 2.5" lift.

I have the Teraflex spacer leveling kit and it's been perfect for over the past 2.5 years and I run a wide 33" tire with extended bump stops. I do not get fender rubbing while off road but it's close, if I ran a 34 I'm sure i'd get some rubbing.
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With a 34" tire and the winch and gear you describe you might want to go to a 2.5" lift.

I have the Teraflex spacer leveling kit and it's been perfect for over the past 2.5 years and I run a wide 33" tire with extended bump stops. I do not get fender rubbing while off road but it's close, if I ran a 34 I'm sure i'd get some rubbing.
He is only get a taller tire. Not a taller and wider tire.
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Teraflex told me that the Springs in the performance kit are not for my HR and advised to get the Spacer Leveling kit (I needed to go this route vs directly into a lift to not upset the Wife ). The spacer kit is waiting for me to get time to put it on but I do already have the 34s on. The other day I rubbed the front fender down a rough road at a decent speed, which I normally take slower. I haven't yet been off-road but will defiantly put the leveling kit on first to allow minimal off-roading w/o rubbing.

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He is only get a taller tire. Not a taller and wider tire.
Yep I realize that, but I'd still do a 2.5" lift with a 34" tire. With the added weight of what the OP has described he may still get rubbing inside the fender well even with a pizza cutter, better to be safe then sorry unless of course he doesn't go off road and disconnect his sway bar.
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Thanks, everyone. The tires, which are BFG KO2s, are 33.5" tall, 10.5" wide. Wouldn't a 2.5" lift be a little too much? I do use the swaybar disconnect regularly.

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Teraflex told me that the Springs in the performance kit are not for my HR and advised to get the Spacer Leveling kit The spacer kit is waiting for me to get time to put it on but I do already have the 34s on. The other day I rubbed the front fender down a rough road at a decent speed, which I normally take slower. I haven't yet been off-road but will defiantly put the leveling kit on first to allow minimal off-roading w/o rubbing.t
What tires are on your rig? If the performance springs aren't for your HR, what are they designed to fit? They promote them for 2015 HKURs. Something seems wrong here, unless the HR suspension differs from the JKUR. I wrote to Teraflex, but they didn't respond.
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What tires are on your rig? If the performance springs aren't for your HR, what are they designed to fit? They promote them for 2015 HKURs. Something seems wrong here, unless the HR suspension differs from the JKUR. I wrote to Teraflex, but they didn't respond.
305/70/17 BFG KM2 they measure 33 1/4". Give TF a call, that's what I did and the guy seemed pretty knowledgable. PS - I got my spacer kit from Summit Racing since everywhere else seemed to be out of stock or back ordered.
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Since you have a winch and carry a load you will to go with springs. Spacers will do nothing to support the additional weight.

I have Rock Krawler 1.5 coils. That is anther option for you. You can get just the coils and sway bar link just like the TF kit.

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Since you have a winch and carry a load you will to go with springs. Spacers will do nothing to support the additional weight.

I have Rock Krawler 1.5 coils. That is anther option for you. You can get just the coils and sway bar link just like the TF kit.

Mike - do those RK 1.5" level the vehicle or are you left with rake? I like the idea of the RK's over the TF Performance kit because of the sagging issues I've read about here and the RK's are progressive rate I believe. Thanks!
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Teraflex told me that the Springs in the performance kit are not for my HR and advised to get the Spacer Leveling kit (I needed to go this route vs directly into a lift to not upset the Wife ). The spacer kit is waiting for me to get time to put it on but I do already have the 34s on. The other day I rubbed the front fender down a rough road at a decent speed, which I normally take slower. I haven't yet been off-road but will defiantly put the leveling kit on first to allow minimal off-roading w/o rubbing.

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I missed that...why did tf advise against springs?
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a while back I contacted Teraflex about their Performance Leveling Kit to take out the rake and handle 33's for my JKUHR with 18/60 springs... this is what they said...

"The leveling kit would indeed take out some of the stock rake to the Jeep, our spring leveling kit is spec’d more for sport springs so I would not advise going to those. In order to get better spring characteristics you would need to step up into our 2.5” spring kits which increase the spring rate over factory."

I'm looking at the EVO 1.5" HD Leveling Kit and will probably go that route, lots of positive comments on the WAYALIFE forum.
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You don't want to do the Spring lift with a Hard Rock, the hard rock springs are already really stiff and give more natural lift. You want the Spacer lift... that's what I put on mine. For a Sport or Sahara you would do the Spring lift...

Mine gave exactly 2" front and 1" rear
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Mike - do those RK 1.5" level the vehicle or are you left with rake? I like the idea of the RK's over the TF Performance kit because of the sagging issues I've read about here and the RK's are progressive rate I believe. Thanks!
Yes it's sets level with the hard top on. When a switched tops the rear raised 1/2 inch. Never checked when it was stock if the rear raised when putting on the soft top on.
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I'm considering a set of 34x10.50/17s for my 2015 JKU-HR 4dr and want a kit to avoid any potential rubbing issues. I also have a winch and pack about 250 pounds of gear in the back. Which kit would you suggest? The basic 1.5" or the Performance 1.5"? Does the spring kit stiffen the ride very much? It seems that the lift height is the same. Thanks.
I know I only got 1.75" in front and .75" in rear from the springs over my 17/59 combo on my Rubicon. I have since added the 2.5" MC and am very happy with the look and ride.
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a while back I contacted Teraflex about their Performance Leveling Kit to take out the rake and handle 33's for my JKUHR with 18/60 springs... this is what they said...

"The leveling kit would indeed take out some of the stock rake to the Jeep, our spring leveling kit is spec’d more for sport springs so I would not advise going to those. In order to get better spring characteristics you would need to step up into our 2.5” spring kits which increase the spring rate over factory."

I'm looking at the EVO 1.5" HD Leveling Kit and will probably go that route, lots of positive comments on the WAYALIFE forum.
Wait, WAYALIFE promoting Evo products?? Shocking!!
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Wait, WAYALIFE promoting Evo products?? Shocking!!
yep, I've found out that every site is a fanboy for one manufacturer or another... shocking indeed!
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yep, I've found out that every site is a fanboy for one manufacturer or another... shocking indeed!
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I thought that I'd bump this thread to see whether anyone can comment on the AEV 2" spacer lift. The setup on my 2015 JKUHR likely will be 285/75/17 Toyo AT2s or MTs, which are about 34" high and 11.5" wide. I'll run with the stock wheels, and I've learned that 1" spacers will work. I have the winch up front and a load of 200# in the back, and I guess a spring kit isn't recommended for the HR. Thanks.
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one thing I've heard about the AEV 2" spacer lift is that it doesn't remove the factory rake, if that matters to you... others can chime in on this if they know otherwise.
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Thanks. I'd prefer to get rid of the rake, but only a leveling kit will do that. The Teraflex should provide 1.5" front and 1" rear, and I'm still thinking about them. The AEV's advantage is an extra 1/2" front and 1" rear - with the rake. I can do either with my chosen tires.
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I just did the TR leveling kit just the pucks. It pretty much took out the rake and gave a slight lift. Looks really good to me. It did leave just a slight, slight rake. But, that is fine with me. It's barely noticable and it will help when fully loaded.
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Teraflex told me that the Springs in the performance kit are not for my HR and advised to get the Spacer Leveling kit (I needed to go this route vs directly into a lift to not upset the Wife ). The spacer kit is waiting for me to get time to put it on but I do already have the 34s on. The other day I rubbed the front fender down a rough road at a decent speed, which I normally take slower. I haven't yet been off-road but will defiantly put the leveling kit on first to allow minimal off-roading w/o rubbing. Pic with the 34s and w/o the leveling kit
I ordered the 2.5" Budget Boost with the extensions. I called Terflex a couple days ago and asked about the 2.5" spring kit. The rep said that the spring kit would work with my HR, and she hadn't heard that it was not suitable. I still went with the Budget. She also said that the leveling kit may not be adequate under flex with the 34" 285/75/17 AT2s.

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