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Lift Kit Question.

Everyone talks all about the Teraflex BB lift kit for thier JK's being awesome for starters. When I look on Quadratec's website, I get 3 choices for the 2.5" budget lift.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...94+0003~&hr=lk

My question is, which one of the 3 is the best idea to get? Are shock adapters a good idea or do I want to get shocks that will actually work with the length of the lift?? This will be the first vehicle I have owned that I will actually be doing all of this stuff to so I want to do it right. Thanks in advance!

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If you ever plan on going with a larger lift, I say get the teraflex with shock adapters. if you buy the lift with shocks, then when you move up a size in lift, your shocks will be too short. i ran mine with adapters for a very long time and never had one problem. then i moved to the rk 3.5 midarm and bought the bilstein shocks for that lift. my 2 cents.

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id agree with the above.
It deends on what you want to do with it.
Are you going to go bigger? then get the adapters

if you plan on staying at 2.5" get the shocks (or if you have a rubi those shocks are just as good with the adapters)

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x3. With hard, regular use, you MAY have some issues with the front upper shock adapters coming loose, but not enough of a concern for the average user to fork out the extra $ for longer shocks.

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Thanks!

I appreciate the advice, eventually I do want to go bigger and get a whole long arm kit and everything, but as of right now too many bills and not enough left over $$ to afford $2-3K for one so I wanted to start out small and work up. I'm driving a sahara right now, will the shock adapters be ok with the stock shocks on the sahara or should i look into upgrading to something a bit more robust? I don't do a ton of off-roading, but I like to when I actually have time to enjoy it.

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I appreciate the advice, eventually I do want to go bigger and get a whole long arm kit and everything, but as of right now too many bills and not enough left over $$ to afford $2-3K for one so I wanted to start out small and work up. I'm driving a sahara right now, will the shock adapters be ok with the stock shocks on the sahara or should i look into upgrading to something a bit more robust? I don't do a ton of off-roading, but I like to when I actually have time to enjoy it.
I'm in the same boat as you. I eventually went with the TF BB with shocks and have been happy ever since. I was told that the rubicon shocks are better than the X or Sahara ones, that's why I opted for the new shocks all around.

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