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PThis is just one setup. I recommend it all the time and many run it. I figure making a thread to link to instead of typing will save a lot of time.

Lift kit

Teraflex 2.5" coil lift without shocks or extensions why in bold ? Because without shocks or extensions, the rear frame side TB bracket is replaced with the better axle side bracket.
https://teraflex.com/shop_items/528ffa7fead962f416e72d76

https://teraflex.com/shop_items/528ffa7fead962f416e72d75
Every thing is here to get you started ie. Swaybar links, bump stops, brake line brackets, etc

Shocks

Wait for it .........Rancho RS9000xl adjustable shocks. For the price can't be beat :thumb: https://www.quadratec.com/products/16019_1140_14.htm
https://www.quadratec.com/products/16019_1141_14.htm
Yes I know .. It says "4" of lift"
No worries .. The 29xl/30xl have a compressed length about 1" over stock (Rubi shocks)
You will have more than enough bumpstop to run these shocks. These shocks are just about perfect with a 2.5" lift

Edit 3/22/15 Rancho 5000x
I am adding Rancho 5000x shocks as a option. Cheap and the ride really well.
Rancho RS55329
Rancho RS55330

Caster correction
Any lift over 2" should have caster angle corrected. Low caster can create a flighty feel to the steering at speed.
Rancho New Geo brackets
https://www.amazon.com/Rancho-RS62103-Geometry-Correction-Bracket/dp/B01IDHBIWK
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Front lower control arms fixed or adjustable(choose brand)

2012+ only
If you're off roading with the swaybar disconnected. There's a good chance the front driveshaft might contact the exhaust crossover. Exhaust spacers move the crossover piping back adding clearance.
https://www.quadratec.com/products/16191_9203.htm

Extras
Recommended but not overly important.

Front Track bar (choose brand)
The rear is close to center with the bracket. A adjustable track bar will center up the front axle.

9/16 bolt kit
Why not ad some death wobble insurance. Heck .. All bolts should be loosened during install of the lift. A few extra minutes to swap in new bolts ... Why not :D
http://www.northridge4x4.com/northridge-4x4-jeep-jk-grade-8-hardware-kit

cool new option available
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/teraflex-sport-8-flex-arm-kit-1104666.html

There you have it. Post up if you have or ordered this combo. Share any Likes/dislikes/other parts added.

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And here I thought I was being all cool putting together my own lift. Literally exactly what I run. I guess my jeep isn't that unique after all.

That being said, friends with other lifts comment on how well my jeep rides compared to theirs. Wouldn't trade my setup for anything.
 

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And here I thought I was being all cool putting together my own lift. Literally exactly what I run. I guess my jeep isn't that unique after all. That being said, friends with other lifts comment on how well my jeep rides compared to theirs. Wouldn't trade my setup for anything.
Haha .. Proof right here ^ :D
 

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Only thing I added was the TF exhaust spacers. Love the way it handles.
 

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Are the exhaust spacers really needed? I keep going back and forth between the teraflex 2.5" and the Rancho 2"sport lift.
 

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Mike and I both have this set up and we LOVE it. We did add the exhaust spacers, even though some say you don't need to. For us it was cheap insurance.

KJ's recommended setup = :thumb::thumb:
 

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This is just one setup. I recommend it all the time and many run it. I figure making a thread to link to instead of typing will save a lot of time. Lift kit Teraflex 2.5" coil lift without shocks or extensions why in bold ? Because without shocks or extensions, the rear frame side TB bracket is replaced with the better axle side bracket. http://www.teraflex.biz/jk-2-5-lift-kit.html Every thing is here to get you started ie. Swaybar links, bump stops, brake line brackets, etc Shocks Wait for it .........Rancho RS9000xl adjustable shocks. For the price can't be beat :thumb: https://www.quadratec.com/products/16019_1140.htm https://www.quadratec.com/products/16019_1141.htm Yes I know .. It says "4" of lift" No worries .. The 29xl/30xl have a compressed length about 1" over stock (Rubi shocks) You will have more than enough bumpstop to run these shocks. These shocks are just about perfect with a 2.5" lift Caster correction Any lift over 2" should have caster angle corrected. Geo brackets Rancho RS6250B Control Arm correction Bracket - Pair https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E3ST5QA/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_5O1-ub11Z8M3G Front lower control arms (choose) 2012+ only If you're off roading with the swaybar disconnected. There's a good chance the front driveshaft might contact the exhaust crossover. Exhaust spacers move the crossover piping back adding clearance. https://www.quadratec.com/products/16191_9203.htm Extras Recommended but not overly important. Front Track bar (choose) The rear is close to center with the bracket. A adjustable track bar will center up the front axle. 9/16 bolt kit Why not ad some death wobble insurance. Heck .. All bolts should be loosened during install of the lift. A few extra minutes to swap in new bolts ... Why not :D http://www.northridge4x4.com/northridge-4x4-jeep-jk-grade-8-hardware-kit There you have it. Post up if you have or ordered this combo. Share any Likes/dislikes/other parts added.
Good timing - looking at lifts. All I ever hear are how good the Mopar / AEV setups are. Great to know a solid alternative!
 

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I agree, the TF 2.5 is probably the most often recommended set up on WF for people not trying to go extreme.

The RS9000XL's are great and even then, there are other premium shocks like Fox if someone isn't sold on the Rancho's.

The AEV and RE drop brackets do offer a little more adjustability although the Rancho are built the best.

The new JKS front track bar is a stand out for me...

Cant go wrong with the bolt kit.

Solid choice.
 
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Mike and I both have this set up and we LOVE it. We did add the exhaust spacers, even though some say you don't need to. For us it was cheap insurance.

KJ's recommended setup = :thumb::thumb:
Just thinking here, but it kind of looks as though the exhaust spacer kits move the crossover pipe back wards but also slightly downwards? Making the crossover pipe hang lower than the cross member?
 

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This IS my lift. I also added the TF Monster Track bar. I love it.
It will get you more than the advertised height BUT once you start adding heavy bumpers/winch and armor. It goes back to advertised height,
I also did the "free" teraflex evap canister mod. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkfLGjzH7Z4
Flexes nicely for my use. Granted I am not a weekly Moab rock crawler (someday I hope) but it has served me well.
Ken should have stock in these companies.
The parts all go in easy and there is plenty of assistance here on WF is someone gets stuck.
It truly is a great lift and when done as stated the ride is very nice both on and off the trail.
 
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I agree, the TF 2.5 is probably the most often recommended set up on WF for people not trying to go extreme. The RS9000XL's are great and even then, there are other premium shocks like Fox if someone isn't sold on the Rancho's. The AEV and RE drop brackets do offer a little more adjustability although the Rancho are built the best. The new JKS front track bar is a stand out for me... Cant go wrong with the bolt kit. Solid choice.
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This IS my lift. I also added the TF Monster Track bar. I love it. It will get you more than the advertised height BUT once you start adding heavy bumpers/winch and armor. It goes back to advertised height, I also did the "free" teraflex evap canister mod. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkfLGjzH7Z4 Flexes nicely for my use. Granted I am not a weekly Moab rock crawler (someday I hope) but it has served me well. Ken should have stock in these companies. The parts all go in easy and there is plenty of assistance here on WF is someone gets stuck. It truly is a great lift and when done as stated the ride is very nice both on and off the trail.
Thanks man .. Helping folks is what I do :)
 

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Just thinking here, but it kind of looks as though the exhaust spacer kits move the crossover pipe back wards but also slightly downwards? Making the crossover pipe hang lower than the cross member?
The spacers do not push the crossover pipe that far down. This short installation video gets you a couple good looks at it.

http://youtu.be/JZo-q4JPP-I

The Rancho replacement crossover pipe does hang down a bit lower although it's still not below the frame.
 

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When I did the TF 2.5" lift before the spacers went in we let the suspension fully droop and the driveshaft was clearly resting on the crossover. So in my case the spacers were 100% needed. Started with the Bilstein 5100's but now I have the Rancho 9000's and MUCH happier.
 

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I'm running this set up only with fox shocks, I have nothing but good things to say about this lift kit and about teraflex in general, they are a great company to deal with and stand behind their products.

Few things I've added beyond the regular kit, front and rear TF monster trac bars (centered my axles perfectly and tightened things up). 1" rear spacers I was a little nose high and prefer a slight rake teraflex sent these to me. Front lower adjustable control arms (went with rock krawler but only because I got a good deal on them). Exhaust spacer, bolt kit, brake lines (tho not really needed).

I did a lot of research to figure out what lift was going to be the best bang for my buck with a good reputation and a durable product, all roads led me back to the 2.5 teraflex lift and I have been very pleased with the way my jeep handles and performes both on road and especially off road.

One last thing to mention that I feel is important but goes overlooked is that teraflex instructions are the best I have used. I have installed a number of parts from different companies and imho the teraflex instructions are hands down the easiest to follow, and most informative of any company I have used. They actually include torque specs for things. I have had to dig out and reference the tf torque specs when installing other companies parts. For a novice mechanic like myself good instructions are very much appreciated.
 
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