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I’ve read countless forums and have not been able to find any real reviews or additional information on the Teraflex 1.5 inch Sport S/T1 Suspension Lift Kit w/ Falcon 2.1 Shocks https://teraflex.com/shop_items/5ce6b9b5c0afa27f4a012111?sku=1311021 .

I have a 2018 JKU, Golden Eagle edition, with 285/70/17 BFG K02’s on stock wheels. I like the stock wheels and am putting on 1.5 inch SpiderTrax spacers to prevent rubbing on the sway bar. I want to add this lift to get a little more wheel clearance and overall height, while removing/reducing the factory rake. I do not plan on going any bigger than the almost 33’s. This is a daily driver and weekend warrior. I am not interested in a budget boost. I want my Jeep to ride good both on and off road and think this lift kit may be the solution. I believe a 2.5 inch lift will leave too much fender space with the smaller 33’s. The Jeep also came with Rubicon steel bumpers from the factory. Will the additional weight affect the lift/level?

Most people go with a budget boost or a 2.5 inch lift, which is why I believe this lift lacks reviews. Is there anyone out there that uses this specific lift and can provide real feedback? *If you have this setup, please post pictures.

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that is an excellent set up. I ran 1.5" TF coils in the past and they ride very good on and offroad and do not give a lot of lift if that is what you are after.
 

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I want lift, but don’t think 285’s will look good on a 2.5“ lift. So I’m hoping the 1.5“ will give the wheels a little breathing room. I’m looking for ride quality, good geometry, and additional lift.

Did you have the Falcon shocks with the coils? Did the coils level out your Jeep? It looks like you have the Mopar 2” lift. I’ve considered that, but heard it’s closer to a 3” lift?
 

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no i ran Bilstien 5100 with the 1.5 TF coils. the falcon 2.1 will be great tho. yea the mopar gives a little more lift but it looks good with 33's i think. i run two sets of tires 315/70-17 on AEV rims and falken 255/80-17 on stock and either one looks fine to my eyes but i know everyone has different tastes.
 
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the teraflex 1.5 will lift your front ~2" and back~1"
 

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no i ran Bilstien 5100 with the 1.5 TF coils. the falcon 2.1 will be great tho. yea the mopar gives a little more lift but it looks good with 33's i think. i run two sets of tires 315/70-17 on AEV rims and falken 255/80-17 on stock and either one looks fine to my eyes but i know everyone has different tastes.
Since you have a Recon did you notice a difference in height?

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no i ran Bilstien 5100 with the 1.5 TF coils. the falcon 2.1 will be great tho. yea the mopar gives a little more lift but it looks good with 33's i think. i run two sets of tires 315/70-17 on AEV rims and falken 255/80-17 on stock and either one looks fine to my eyes but i know everyone has different tastes.
What was your height gain, front and back, with the Mopar 2” lift? Your setup doesn’t look bad with the 33” Falken’s. It’s a little more in depth than the Mopar lift (77070088AD Stage I 2" Lift Kit with Fox Shocks) I was considering. I would assume they’d be the same coils and provide the same height.
 

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Since you have a Recon did you notice a difference in height?

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I did not do the TF 1.5 coils on the recon that was on 4 door sport. (actually on 2 sports as my buddy did one too) my recon has just had the AEV 2" and mopar 2" the AEV 2" actually lifted it more when compared to a standard rubicon or sport the mopar less.
 

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What was your height gain, front and back, with the Mopar 2” lift? Your setup doesn’t look bad with the 33” Falken’s. It’s a little more in depth than the Mopar lift (77070088AD Stage I 2" Lift Kit with Fox Shocks) I was considering. I would assume they’d be the same coils and provide the same height.
using these measurements I have 3" in front and and back but I am also running tf 1/2" spacers all around. I run falcon 3.1 and ride is incredibly good.
 

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Appreciate the info.

Anyone else use the Teraflex 1.5 inch Sport S/T1 Suspension Lift Kit w/ Falcon 2.1 Shocks?
 

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Not getting must traction with the Teraflex 1.5 inch Sport S/T1 Suspension Lift Kit w/ Falcon 2.1 Shocks. Let’s try, what lift are you using/recommend with 33’s?
 

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Not getting must traction with the Teraflex 1.5 inch Sport S/T1 Suspension Lift Kit w/ Falcon 2.1 Shocks. Let’s try, what lift are you using/recommend with 33’s?
The TF 1.5" lift w/ Falcons would likely be a great option. But you aren't going to find a lot of feedback on it as that is a pricey lift for only what is, in essence, a leveling kit with high end shocks.
That is a fine option.
I started with a spacer lift. I have since built it up way beyond that, using parts from TF and others.
If I was starting again, I would start with the Most Popular Lift on the Wrangler Forum. That with the Falcon shocks would be what I would start with.
But it depends on what you want, what your priorities are, and what you have to spend.
Anything from a leveling kit to a 2.5" lift can work great with 33" tires.
 

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Not getting must traction with the Teraflex 1.5 inch Sport S/T1 Suspension Lift Kit w/ Falcon 2.1 Shocks. Let’s try, what lift are you using/recommend with 33’s?
The TF 1.5" lift w/ Falcons would likely be a great option. But you aren't going to find a lot of feedback on it as that is a pricey lift for only what is, in essence, a leveling kit with high end shocks.
That is a fine option.
I started with a spacer lift. I have since built it up way beyond that, using parts from TF and others.
If I was starting again, I would start with the Most Popular Lift on the Wrangler Forum. That with the Falcon shocks would be what I would start with.
But it depends on what you want, what your priorities are, and what you have to spend.
Anything from a leveling kit to a 2.5" lift can work great with 33" tires.
Appreciate the feedback and agree, that specific lift isn’t a popular option due to the height to price ratio. Which is why I came to WF in hopes a few members were running it, which appears to not be the case.

Priorities are ride quality, quality parts, and preventing early failure due to incorrect geometry. Price isn’t the issue, but money also doesn’t grow on trees. I want to do it right the first time. As mentioned, I don’t plan on going bigger than the 285/70/17. The 3 lifts I was originally considering were TeraFlex 1.5 with Falcon shocks, Mopar 2” with Fox shocks, and TeraFlex 2.5 with Falcon shocks. The Mopar appears to be more of a 3” lift and my thought was the 2.5” might look funny with 33’s. So that left me with the not so popular, but good quality 1.5” lift. If the 2.5” lift won’t look like too much lift, I may go that route.

How many members are running a 2.5” lift on 33’s and would do it again?
 

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Appreciate the feedback and agree, that specific lift isn’t a popular option due to the height to price ratio. Which is why I came to WF in hopes a few members were running it, which appears to not be the case.

Priorities are ride quality, quality parts, and preventing early failure due to incorrect geometry. Price isn’t the issue, but money also doesn’t grow on trees. I want to do it right the first time. As mentioned, I don’t plan on going bigger than the 285/70/17. The 3 lifts I was originally considering were TeraFlex 1.5 with Falcon shocks, Mopar 2” with Fox shocks, and TeraFlex 2.5 with Falcon shocks. The Mopar appears to be more of a 3” lift and my thought was the 2.5” might look funny with 33’s. So that left me with the not so popular, but good quality 1.5” lift. If the 2.5” lift won’t look like too much lift, I may go that route.

How many members are running a 2.5” lift on 33’s and would do it again?
Both the Mopar 2" lift and the TeraFlex 2.5" lift are going to give you around 3" or so up front, unless you go with a 2.5" spacer lift. Most spring based lifts will over deliver, and most 2.5" spring lifts will give you around 3" of lift up front, depending on how heavy you are.
The Mopar lift is an odd ball, they call it a 2" lift and tell people that only lifts up to 2" will not void the extended warranty. But that is something of a BS story, as their 2" lift is really no different than the other brands 2.5" lifts. About the only 2" spring based lift I know of that really is a 2" lift is the Ranch 2" progressive spring lift. That tends to deliver around 2.4" up front and 1.5" in back. It also is a very basic lift, without any real extras. It tries to get away with being so short on parts by not lifting so much. And for many it works. Others just figure they can add the parts Rancho did not include. Since the Rancho lift is really bargain priced it isn't hard to add the extra parts.
As for the TF 1.5" lift with Falcon shocks, I like that option but I would go for the Falcon 3.1's over the 2.1's. The 2.1's are a long shock for its size and seems to require more bump stop than I would want to run at that lift height. The shortest 3.1 series shock would be around $400 more, but would work much better at that low a height in my opinion.
Additionally, worth consideration are the AEV 2.5" lift and the TeraFlex based Most Popular Lift on the Wrangle Forum lift. Allen at AOR or Jason / Austin at Krawl Off Road can hook you up on that as it is more of a variable collection of parts and pieces. Depending on parts chosen, the AEV would be just over a grand including geometry brackets and the MPLotWF would be a little less.
 

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I am thinking about switching to a smaller lift with better shocks like you are considering. I have 2” OME springs with fox shocks, aev relo brackets. It rides just ok, and it lifted closer to 3 inches. This puts me right at the limit for the parking garage at the airport and local shopping center/hospital etc which is a little annoying. My next step is to get high end shocks that are adjustable, or the rancho 9000xl. Seems like they have good reviews on ride quality. Also running 285/70/17.

2nd pic is before the lift for reference.
 

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I have tried to read everything I can on the topic so excuse me if this has been answered. Is this kit dramatically different than the spring leveling kit from TeraFlex that they call the performance leveling kit with coil springs?

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I have tried to read everything I can on the topic so excuse me if this has been answered. Is this kit dramatically different than the spring leveling kit from TeraFlex that they call the performance leveling kit with coil springs?

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The Performance Leveling Kit with Coil Springs is only springs and front sway bar links. Whereas the 1.5 inch Sport S/T1 Suspension Lift comes with coils springs, front sway bar disconnects, rear sway bar, bump stops, and falcon shocks. The leveling kit states 2 inches up front and 1 inch in the rear. I talked to TaraFlex regarding the 1.5 inch Sport S/T1 Suspension Lift, and they initially stated it leveled the jeep out and added 1.5 inches all around. I asked them how could it level the jeep out if it was 1.5 inches front and rear, they responded that the front coil springs do have a little more of a lift than the rears do.
 

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I am thinking about switching to a smaller lift with better shocks like you are considering. I have 2” OME springs with fox shocks, aev relo brackets. It rides just ok, and it lifted closer to 3 inches. This puts me right at the limit for the parking garage at the airport and local shopping center/hospital etc which is a little annoying. My next step is to get high end shocks that are adjustable, or the rancho 9000xl. Seems like they have good reviews on ride quality. Also running 285/70/17.

2nd pic is before the lift for reference.
Your jeep doesn’t look bad with the 2.5 lift and 285s. How do the Fox shocks ride? Do you have the 2.0 or the performance series with reservoir? I am now considering the Falcon 3.1 shocks over the 2.1 sport.
 

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Both the Mopar 2" lift and the TeraFlex 2.5" lift are going to give you around 3" or so up front, unless you go with a 2.5" spacer lift. Most spring based lifts will over deliver, and most 2.5" spring lifts will give you around 3" of lift up front, depending on how heavy you are.
The Mopar lift is an odd ball, they call it a 2" lift and tell people that only lifts up to 2" will not void the extended warranty. But that is something of a BS story, as their 2" lift is really no different than the other brands 2.5" lifts. About the only 2" spring based lift I know of that really is a 2" lift is the Ranch 2" progressive spring lift. That tends to deliver around 2.4" up front and 1.5" in back. It also is a very basic lift, without any real extras. It tries to get away with being so short on parts by not lifting so much. And for many it works. Others just figure they can add the parts Rancho did not include. Since the Rancho lift is really bargain priced it isn't hard to add the extra parts.
As for the TF 1.5" lift with Falcon shocks, I like that option but I would go for the Falcon 3.1's over the 2.1's. The 2.1's are a long shock for its size and seems to require more bump stop than I would want to run at that lift height. The shortest 3.1 series shock would be around $400 more, but would work much better at that low a height in my opinion.
Additionally, worth consideration are the AEV 2.5" lift and the TeraFlex based Most Popular Lift on the Wrangle Forum lift. Allen at AOR or Jason / Austin at Krawl Off Road can hook you up on that as it is more of a variable collection of parts and pieces. Depending on parts chosen, the AEV would be just over a grand including geometry brackets and the MPLotWF would be a little less.
Thanks for the info. I do not want to do a spacer lift. I have rubicon steel bumpers, no winch. So I’m assuming that may slightly lower the lift. I didn’t considered the 3.1 Falcon shocks, but this looks like possibly a better shock over the 2.1 sport. I’m leaning towards the TeraFlex lift vs Mopar or AEV.
 

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Thanks for the info. I do not want to do a spacer lift. I have rubicon steel bumpers, no winch. So I’m assuming that may slightly lower the lift. I didn’t considered the 3.1 Falcon shocks, but this looks like possibly a better shock over the 2.1 sport. I’m leaning towards the TeraFlex lift vs Mopar or AEV.
Spacer lifts will lift you the thickness of the spacer and maintain the stock / existing spring rates. That can be good or bad, depending on how happy you are with the stock / existing spring rates. One aspect of spacers vs spring lifts, spacer lifts lift the thickness of the spacer regardless of what springs you started with and how heavy your Jeep is. Spring lifts can deliver a range of height increases, and typically they deliver more height for most people than advertised at. I started with a spacer lift, and then went from there after seeing how it was at that height.
The TF 1.5" lift is the leveling springs plus extras, as you mentioned. While it is advertised to deliver 2" up front and 1" in back, your actual results can and will vary for the reasons mentioned earlier. It is likely you will get more lift than that.
I like TF lifts, that is what I started with. And I still run their HD track bars and other bits from them. Their springs are straight rate, will others like AEV use a progressive spring which tends to deliver a better street ride and handle heavier Jeeps better. But I currently have the Mopar 2" springs from the Mopar lift as they are straight rate like the TF springs but a little softer rate for a nicer ride. But ride quality, and what is a "nice ride" varies from one person to another.
Any of the lifts you are looking at should be fine, they are all nice lifts, Each has it advantages and disadvantages. The only one that I would stay away from is a 1.5" lift with the Falcon 2.1 shocks as I think they are too long compressed for that small a lift. But that lift with the shortest 3.1 Falcons should be sweet.
 
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