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Old 12-03-2017, 11:26 AM
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Teraflex Performance Leveling kit with 285/75 R17 anyone?

I have been researching this to death... & getting nowhere. I overland, mostly to get to mountain bike trails or hiking trails. Thinking new bumpers at some point but not in the near future. No winch either....not yet anyway. My 2016 JKUR is a dd also so I don’t want a huge lift. I like the idea of low CG build. I ordered BFG At KO2 285/75 R17 on KMC 131’s (4.5bs) not in yet but soon, thinking the Teraflex Performance Leveling kit & after the wallet recovers from all that Falcon shocks. Any input? Good plan...bad plan?

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I've been looking at the K02 285/75/17's as well for my 2016 JKU 75th, but haven't found much info on anyone running those yet. If you put them on before you add a lift or levelling kit post a picture and report how much rubbing you get. I'm looking at them for overloading as well and eventually a 2.5" lift, but wondering if I can get away with them before the lift. Those Falcon shocks look pretty nice! Sorry I don't have any insight for you, but I'll be following this thread.

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I've been looking at the K02 285/75/17's as well for my 2016 JKU 75th, but haven't found much info on anyone running those yet. If you put them on before you add a lift or levelling kit post a picture and report how much rubbing you get. I'm looking at them for overloading as well and eventually a 2.5" lift, but wondering if I can get away with them before the lift. Those Falcon shocks look pretty nice! Sorry I don't have any insight for you, but I'll be following this thread.
Np! I will post pics & report fit once they’re on.
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No lift rubbin at turn lock now have 1.5” spacers no rubbing
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I have been researching this to death... & getting nowhere. I overland, mostly to get to mountain bike trails or hiking trails. Thinking new bumpers at some point but not in the near future. No winch either....not yet anyway. My 2016 JKUR is a dd also so I don’t want a huge lift. I like the idea of low CG build. I ordered BFG At KO2 285/75 R17 on KMC 131’s (4.5bs) not in yet but soon, thinking the Teraflex Performance Leveling kit & after the wallet recovers from all that Falcon shocks. Any input? Good plan...bad plan?
Not to take you away from the TF kit, but have you considered the Rancho 2" lift? The kit with 9000 series adjustable shocks comes in at less than $500 and provides a great ride. I run that with 285/75/17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers.

I ran the TF puck leveling kit in a previous JKU. The Rancho has very slightly more lift.

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Looks good, but those are 285/70s, not 75s.


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Yup I missed that sorry
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Not to take you away from the TF kit, but have you considered the Rancho 2" lift? The kit with 9000 series adjustable shocks comes in at less than $500 and provides a great ride. I run that with 285/75/17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers.

I ran the TF puck leveling kit in a previous JKU. The Rancho has very slightly more lift.


Looks good, but those are 285/70s, not 75s.


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Thanks for the input, I will check that out. What wheel setup do you run on Big Bear? Sweet looking ride!
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Thanks for the input, I will check that out. What wheel setup do you run on Big Bear? Sweet looking ride!
Thanks. Stock 17" Big Bear wheels with the 285/75/17 Ridge Grapplers + 1.5" SpiderTrax spacers.

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My next jeep will get fenders before lift kit if Im moderately upsizing the tires.
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If you’re interested I have a TF Performance Leveling kit with Bilstein 5100 F/R shocks with a MAX of 3-4K miles on them. I also have a brand new in box TF HD Monster Trackbar.

I had the leveling kit and it was great but I decided I wanted to go to the S/T3 lift from TF with with Falcon Shocks.

It’s a great kit, no complaints at all. I just wanted more! If you’re interested PM me an offer for whatever components you’re interested in. I’ll accept anything remotely reasonable


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You will need around 2" bump stop for those 285/75's. Other option is flat fenders, that's actually a good match.

The Rancho kit includes the bump stops.
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You will need around 2" bump stop for those 285/75's. Other option is flat fenders, that's actually a good match.

The Rancho kit includes the bump stops.
So with a 2" bump stop would I get about the same articulation as stock springs with a spacer lift? I get height to clear the tires but not much difference in travel, but stiffer springs that would not sag as much with bumpers, armor & overlanding kit. Then if I decide to add flat fenders I could pull the bump stop to gain back the articulation.
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So with a 2" bump stop would I get about the same articulation as stock springs with a spacer lift? I get height to clear the tires but not much difference in travel, but stiffer springs that would not sag as much with bumpers, armor & overlanding kit. Then if I decide to add flat fenders I could pull the bump stop to gain back the articulation.
If using the stock shocks, you would actually lose that 2" of travel from the bump stops. You would be raised around 2", so up travel would be similar, but since you started 2" higher, you would have less down travel by that same 2".

But yes, put on flats and pull the bump stop and you are back to full travel and extra clearance with the bigger tires.
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This is similar to what I did.

2” spacer lift, new shocks, 2” bump stops. 285-75-17 ridge grapplers.

Absolutely love it. Will probably go bigger in a few years when the youngest gets a little older.

Until then this has been worth it.




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If using the stock shocks, you would actually lose that 2" of travel from the bump stops. You would be raised around 2", so up travel would be similar, but since you started 2" higher, you would have less down travel by that same 2".

But yes, put on flats and pull the bump stop and you are back to full travel and extra clearance with the bigger tires.
Thanks for the input! Will I notice 2" less down travel on road until I put new shocks/fenders? Speed bump knock my fillings out?
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This is similar to what I did.

2” spacer lift, new shocks, 2” bump stops. 285-75-17 ridge grapplers.

Absolutely love it. Will probably go bigger in a few years when the youngest gets a little older.

Until then this has been worth it.




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Looks great!! Thanks for the input & the pic! How is it on & off road?
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This is similar to what I did.

2” spacer lift, new shocks, 2” bump stops. 285-75-17 ridge grapplers.

Absolutely love it. Will probably go bigger in a few years when the youngest gets a little older.

Until then this has been worth it.




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How are you liking the Ridge Grapplers? Planning on ordering a set myself tomorrow.
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Looks great!! Thanks for the input & the pic! How is it on & off road?


Been great on and off road. Went out to bantam this year and had a great time.


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How are you liking the Ridge Grapplers? Planning on ordering a set myself tomorrow.


The tires are great. On road they perform much better than stock especially in the rain. Haven’t had a lot of snow but feel confident it would do well there too.


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The tires are great. On road they perform much better than stock especially in the rain. Haven’t had a lot of snow but feel confident it would do well there too.


Wouldn’t change a thing.


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Any issues getting the spare on the carrier?
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Any issues getting the spare on the carrier?


I am not gonna lie it’s heavy but not where I can’t do it myself.

My buddies 35” Toyos are much heavier.


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Any issues getting the spare on the carrier?
On your Rubicon, you should be able to get the 285/75/17 on without a problem. On my Big Bear, I had to remove the bumper trim piece to get the gate to close with the spare mounted. The spare actually rests on the bumper a tiny bit now, which is actually a good things since this setup exceeds to maximum weight capacity for the stock carrier.

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[QUOTE=4fit;32074529]On your Rubicon, you should be able to get the 285/75/17 on without a problem. On my Big Bear, I had to remove the bumper trim piece to get the gate to close with the spare mounted. The spare actually rests on the bumper a tiny bit now, which is actually a good things since this setup exceeds to maximum weight capacity for the stock carrier.

Thanks for the post & pics! Spacer on the carrier?
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Thanks for the post & pics! Spacer on the carrier?
Nope, no spacer on the carrier. It's an extremely tight fit though. Again, with a setup like this and weighing in at more than the carrier is rated for, tight is a good thing.

I will certainly go to a Teraflex unit eventually.

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Nope, no spacer on the carrier. It's an extremely tight fit though. Again, with a setup like this and weighing in at more than the carrier is rated for, tight is a good thing.

I will certainly go to a Teraflex unit eventually.

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Planning same! It all started with needing winter tires!
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This is similar to what I did.

2” spacer lift, new shocks, 2” bump stops. 285-75-17 ridge grapplers.

Absolutely love it. Will probably go bigger in a few years when the youngest gets a little older.

Until then this has been worth it.




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Front & rear upper bump stops?
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Thanks for the input! Will I notice 2" less down travel on road until I put new shocks/fenders? Speed bump knock my fillings out?
No, you wouldn't notice. We still have around 8" of shock travel even on stock length shocks.
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No, you wouldn't notice. We still have around 8" of shock travel even on stock length shocks.
Awesome! I am ready - here is my material list
Teraflex Spring Leveling kit (4 springs 2 rear sway bar links)
Teraflex 2” front bump stop extensions
Teraflex 2” rear bump stop extensions
Anything else? Better option for the bump stops?
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Awesome! I am ready - here is my material list
Teraflex Spring Leveling kit (4 springs 2 rear sway bar links)
Teraflex 2” front bump stop extensions
Teraflex 2” rear bump stop extensions
Anything else? Better option for the bump stops?
That should do it. I do like the Metalcloak bump stops due to their adjustability.

https://www.metalcloak.com/Adjustabl...m-2-p/7074.htm
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That should do it. I do like the Metalcloak bump stops due to their adjustability.

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Well that solves the issue of having to remove the coils when I change fenders & shocks. Thanks for the great help! I will post pics when done (hopefully next week)
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