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Old 05-17-2015, 05:18 PM
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TF 2.5 coil lift

I have a 2015 JKU and thinking about 2.5 lift options, more specifically, putting in a 2.5 coil lift from Teraflex. I have some questions about this set up:
1. TF states on their website that I do not need exhaust spacers if I utilize their 9550 shocks. Although a popular combo with this lift are the 5100 Bilsteins and they are sold as a package deal at Northridge's website. I was wondering if this set up requires exhaust spacers? Or if anyone has tried it and didn't need spacers with sway bars disconnected?

2. I see that TF has two types of rear trackbar brackets, a frame mounted and a newly designed axle mounted bracket. Are there any pros to the axle mounted bracket vs. frame?

Thank you all for your input! Also, any other 2.5 lift recommendations are welcome, I'm still looking around

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The axle bracket raises roll center which reduces chassis roll when cornering. Our Jeeps aren't sports cars, but it is better.

I would do the exhaust spacers no matter what, but that goes to show you how conservative the lift is designed when using the TF shocks...

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The axle bracket raises roll center which reduces chassis roll when cornering. Our Jeeps aren't sports cars, but it is better.

I would do the exhaust spacers no matter what, but that goes to show you how conservative the lift is designed when using the TF shocks...

Read the thread below and don't look back!

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/mo...f-1136938.html

10 pages or so and worth every
minute.
This is very helpful! Thanks a lot!
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I installed the TF 2.5 and went with the rancho 9000's. I put the spacers in just to be safe. I also did the bolt upgrade at the same time as well as the rancho geo brackets.
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I installed the TF 2.5 and went with the rancho 9000's. I put the spacers in just to be safe. I also did the bolt upgrade at the same time as well as the rancho geo brackets.
^x2... Went with Ken's setup and love the ride on road and performs great off-road. The adjustability of the Rancho 9000 shocks is awesome. Hit some washboard the other day with my gf riding and it was too rough for her. Pulled over and in a few minutes it was smooth riding.

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That is correct, the 2.5" kits with the 2.5" shocks do not need the exhaust spacers because we are limiting the down travel of them, majority of customers do not need the long travel. However, if you are looking for a long travel setup you just need to throw either our 2.5"-4" fox shocks on there or our 3-4" in house shocks. But if you do that you will need the exhaust spacer on the 2.5" kits.
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Thanks all for the inputs!!
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That is correct, the 2.5" kits with the 2.5" shocks do not need the exhaust spacers because we are limiting the down travel of them, majority of customers do not need the long travel. However, if you are looking for a long travel setup you just need to throw either our 2.5"-4" fox shocks on there or our 3-4" in house shocks. But if you do that you will need the exhaust spacer on the 2.5" kits.
Not needing exhaust spacers for the 2.5 with shocks, does this apply with the sway bars disconnected as well?
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It should. Doesn't matter if you're disco'd or not. The shocks limit down travel. It's the drive line boot that will contact the exhuast crossover pipe. If it melts, you can get dirt/mud/water in there. That will eventually cause the DL to fail.

I run the TF lift and exhaust spacers. For $30 bucks, why not? Cheap insurance.

The axle side bracket is the one you want. You get it with the kit that comes with the TF shocks or the one that has no shocks. If you choose the kit with shock extensions, you get the frame side. You want the axle side.

I run the lift with Rancho 9000XL's. Ride and handles better than stock. I also run the Rancho drop brackets on the front control arms. I had moderate brake dive and flighty steering. The brackets took car of that. Throw in the exhuast spacers and a Northridge bolt kit and you're good to go.
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As Fly said, it does in deed apply when disco'ed as well.
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I just ordered my TF 2.5 coil lift with 9000's. Seems that the rep ordered me 9000's with a 2in lift. Are these going to be too short?
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I just ordered my TF 2.5 coil lift with 9000's. Seems that the rep ordered me 9000's with a 2in lift. Are these going to be too short?
Your catalog number should be RS999329 for the front and RS999330 for the rear.
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Your catalog number should be RS999329 for the front and RS999330 for the rear.
Nope they ordered me RANRS999326 and RANRS999328. Both are 2in lift shocks.
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Nope they ordered me RANRS999326 and RANRS999328. Both are 2in lift shocks.
Those are the 0-2 and are basically the same length as stock. Not the right ones...
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Those are the 0-2 and are basically the same length as stock. Not the right ones...
Thats just perfect. Thanks for the info. Have to make a phone call in the morning.

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