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Got it on today, went extremely smooth and an easy install. Teraflex kit. I will take a picture of my friends 12' next to mine when I get the chance for comparisons.

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The only thing i've done to it so far is the leveling kit, ace sliders, and windshield kc hilites. Will most likely order my 33" Duratracs, and MB72's this week!
 

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Teraflex. Just the (2) 1" spacers on each side up front with new sway bar links and one inch spacers for the back.
 

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I would like to see some comparison pics. I am going to purchase a leveling kit really soon.
 

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Are spring leveling kits better in terms of quality, ride quality, durability, etc than spacer leveling kits?
Coil lifts are better in many ways but it depends entirely on how you want to use your jeep. A BB "budget boost" is a spacer lift which comes in different variates. A coil lift "new springs + shocks + UCA, LCA, track bars etc" is a true suspension lift that will give better on and off road handling as well as performance.

Many install BBs and wheel them but I think most here and elsewhere are going to advise that if you want to do it right and have the money, the only choice is a true suspension lift.

I've had both and I can say that coils are better by far.
 

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How does it ride?im really thinking of this lift as well. Did you install yourself?
I'm not the OP, but I have the spacer leveling kit installed on my '11. Rides just like stock. I installed it myself in about 1.5 hours. Never even removed a tire.:thumb:

I would like to see some comparison pics. I am going to purchase a leveling kit really soon.
Here is a thread over at JK-F with some good comparison shots. This one has the performance (coil) version, but the spacer kit would yield similar results. I know mine did.
Tereflex Performance (Spring) Leveling Kit Before and After on JKU

Are spring leveling kits better in terms of quality, ride quality, durability, etc than spacer leveling kits?
If you plan to add lots of weight in the way of armor, bumpers, winch, etc, then I would absolutely recommend the coil version of the leveling kit. If you don't plan on any of those items, then the spacer version will be just fine. For me, the spacer version was cheap and gets me a little additional clearance for the time being. I fully plan to go with the TF 2.5" coil lift eventually though.
 

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Coil lifts are better in many ways but it depends entirely on how you want to use your jeep. A BB "budget boost" is a spacer lift which comes in different variates. A coil lift "new springs + shocks + UCA, LCA, track bars etc" is a true suspension lift that will give better on and off road handling as well as performance.

Many install BBs and wheel them but I think most here and elsewhere are going to advise that if you want to do it right and have the money, the only choice is a true suspension lift.

I've had both and I can say that coils are better by far.
When you say it is "better on and off road handling as well as performance" it all depends on how much performance you need. I used a budget boost on my '12 JKUR and obviously the ride is as good as stock because the shocks and springs ARE stock. Many of you guys are likely hard core offroaders but I am not and I believe many people on here are not. Two trips to Moab a year and three to Colorado is all I do. I think it is pretty severe as my skid plates are pretty much missing all their paint but that's only my opinion.

Any of you wanting a lift to simply hit the difficult stuff six or eight times a year can easily use the budget boosts as long as you get the shock extensions or replace the shocks. If you are going hard core (body damage type trails) every weekend then go with a spring lift and most likely aftermarket control arms.

My point here is you don't have to put a lot of money into anything more than a budget boost unless you simply really want to. A budget boost and 35" tires will provide your Wrangler with enough capability to perform beyond the ability or nerve of many if not most owners. I have been the coil lift route three times now with two TJs and one JK and could never duplicate the ride and road manners of the stock suspension. That said I only tried three lift brands and there are many more out there but it seems to me like looking for a needle in a haystack.
 

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Lol I actually forgot all about it. Now my jeep has 33's so it wouldnt be much of a comparison.
 

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I went with the TF leveling kit as it was cheap and gave me something to do while planning my suspension lift.

New lift and bumpers coming soon!
 

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kjeeper10 said:
Bought wheel spacers from Shaun to get me through till i decide on tires/wheels.

Next week I hope for my 2.5 :cool:
You haven't decided on tires and wheels yet? As if it's a tough decision.
 

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kjeeper10 said:
For me.... Lol

I already decided (3 times) on wheels -but they either don't have a 15" size/JK's BP/or won't fit.
Tire is a go ..

Anyhoo.... Might do the MB razor :)
Whatever you decide I know it'll be sweet.
 
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