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TeraFlex VS Rough Country 2.5" Spacer Kits

I know there have been a few of these treads but I haven't seen one that's not under a year old so I'd figure I would ask. Also I know that there are other spring lifts out there that are only $200 to $300 more but I'm on a tight budget and my tires are going bad on my 2012 JK I figured if I need new tires I may as well get the 35's I have been wanting since a bough the Jeep.

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http://www.teraflex.biz/jk-wrangler-...et-boost.html#

JK Wrangler 2.5" Performance Budget Boost - No Shocks $259.99

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http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-sus...kit-634-7.html

2.5IN JEEP SERIES II SUSPENSION LIFT KIT $179.95

So that being said:

Whats the differences between these two products?

How was or is your experience with that product?

Also the TeraFlex says no adapters. What are the adapters and does the rough country come with them?

And if you were to pick one with one would it be?

Thank you very much I appreciate it a lot.

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I have the TF 2.5" budget boost with shocks and love it. It does what I need in Uwharrie NF to have a good time. Sometimes I wish I had a full lift but my Jeep is mostly a daily driver except when we make a run. I've had zero problems with it. <<shouldn't have jinxed myself.

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If you were to pick one with one would it be?
The cheapest spacer kit I could find.

Anything more then a puck kit that fits the height you need, is marketing and you will see ZERO (0) benefit from anything more then that. Never will someone walk up to you and say "dude, sweet spacer kit", so save your money on marketing BS.

The stock JK can handle a spacer kit with no other mods.

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Rough Country works just fine. I've seen those composite Teraflex spacers swell up and crack over time, the rears are also a pita to remove if you want to later on.

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running the Rough Country 2" spacer lift (the 1.75" one) with shocks on the wifes jku-r and happy so far. running 35s with no issues.



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Cant you also cut the fenders and run 35s with the stock suspension?
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Cant you also cut the fenders and run 35s with the stock suspension?
And still have crappy approach, departure and break over angles...along with decreased bump travel, yes, yes you can.

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JK Wrangler 2.5" Performance Budget Boost - No Shocks
SKU: 1355200 $272.99


The TeraFlex Product just went up in price. Why is this product so much more than the other spacer kits on the market
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JK Wrangler 2.5" Performance Budget Boost - No Shocks

SKU: 1355200 $272.99




The TeraFlex Product just went up in price. Why is this product so much more than the other spacer kits on the market

Thicker/beefier metal for the brackets and adapters.

Greasable swaybar links out of heavier steel.

Includes extended bumpstops tall enough to run 35" tires with stock flares.

Basically, more components and beefier components.




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Rough Country
Ok so this Rough Country Lift series 2 doesn't have all the parts the TeraFlex with adapters kit does? and as a lower quality build?



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Rough Country
Ok so this Rough Country Lift series 2 doesn't have all the parts the TeraFlex with adapters kit does? and as a lower quality build?



TeraFlex

Look at the pics.

RC uses grade 5 hardware.

TF uses a triangulated support tab for the rear shock extensions.

Look at the thickness of the steel used in the rear trackbar brackets and with the RC front shock extensions.

TF includes front and rear extended bumpstops long enough for 35" tires with stock flares. RC doesn't include extended bumpstops.

RC uses thin metal brake line extensions that are likely a similar grade to a budget chain link fence mender piece.

The TF swaybar links have grease zerks. They are serviceable. I believe that the tube used between the ends is heavier/thicker.

The RC is fine for what it is, but it has to be supplemented with bumpstops to run 35s with stock flares, and the quality of the components are a lower.

The TF is more than is needed if you are running 35s with flat flares.

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Look at the pics.

RC uses grade 5 hardware.

TF uses a triangulated support tab for the rear shock extensions.

Look at the thickness of the steel used in the rear trackbar brackets and with the RC front shock extensions.

TF includes front and rear extended bumpstops long enough for 35" tires with stock flares. RC doesn't include extended bumpstops.

RC uses thin metal brake line extensions that are likely a similar grade to a budget chain link fence mender piece.

The TF swaybar links have grease zerks. They are serviceable. I believe that the tube used between the ends is heavier/thicker.

The RC is fine for what it is, but it has to be supplemented with bumpstops to run 35s with stock flares, and the quality of the components are a lower.

The TF is more than is needed if you are running 35s with flat flares.

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okay sounds good I just wanted to know if it was worth the extra money I do intend on keeping the Jk for a while and I have the stock fendors
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