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What to use $5,000 on mods

I have a 2011 JKUR Call of Duty, 4 door with hardtop, and have around 5 grand to use on upgrades/mods. It is my DD and I take if off road maybe 6 to 7 times a year (light trails and some mud). I was curious on what you guys would do first. Here's what I was thinking.

3" teraflex lift with install - $1,600 or MetalCloak 2.5" with install - $2,200
35x12.50x17 Toyo RT - $1,850 (keeping stock wheel and already have spacers)
AEV Procal - $160
Maybe rear bumper with tire carrier - $1,000 or Spare Tire extender $60

Too many options out there that it's driving me crazy. Been looking at these forums for over a month and still can't decide LOL.

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why not look into local folks who will help you with the install and you can save some money there.

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Might have to check into that, I'm just worried I won't be much help because I have a bad back, no tools and no experience. But...... Any Dallas Ft Worth guys on here interested?
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I'd try the install if I were you. Like UncleSam said save some pennies there, and just get some more stuff.

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Might have to check into that, I'm just worried I won't be much help because I have a bad back, no tools and no experience. But...... Any Dallas Ft Worth guys on here interested?
Strippers, beer and pizza are great motives to get people to help work on your Jeep.


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Somebody in my neck of the woods really needs to have an install party with strippers. I'm not sure how much work would get done... lol


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ask your inevitable questions on forum. Build it yourself and get the most satisfaction from installing what many deem to be the best parts for the JK , knowing that they will last you for a long time if chosen & incorporated into your Jeep correctly. This, of course, is all subjective and one forum members opinion.....directly in response to you asking everyone what you should do with five smackereenos....

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So 4 Wheel Parts had their annual clearance or sale today and I finally pull the trigger.
3" Teraflex lift
Teraflex adjustable trackbar
Flashcal
35x12.50x17 Toyo RT
For $300 more I can upgrade my shock to the Fox 2.0 but not sure if they are much better. Is it worth it over the Teraflex 9550s?
The installation, mount and balance wheels and tires, alignment and any other labor only cost me $380!!! Now the long waiting game until install day.
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So 4 Wheel Parts had their annual clearance or sale today and I finally pull the trigger.
3" Teraflex lift
Teraflex adjustable trackbar
Flashcal
35x12.50x17 Toyo RT
For $300 more I can upgrade my shock to the Fox 2.0 but not sure if they are much better. Is it worth it over the Teraflex 9550s?
The installation, mount and balance wheels and tires, alignment and any other labor only cost me $380!!! Now the long waiting game until install day.
ive never run the TeraFlex shocks. I have heard mixed things about them and that they are prone to leaks and a bit inferior to Fox|OME|Bilstien as far as quality, but it's your bag-o-cash. research research research....i'd get KINGs if I had it to do over. Second choice would be reservoir 5160s


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Thanks for all the replies.
Are the fox shocks going to be a smoother ride? I have read so many mixed reviews on them, along with the teraflex lift.
One other question, is there anything else I should consider getting for better on road handling?
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The Fox shocks are a stiffer valved shock. But with the relatively soft TF coil you'd probably like the ride. My Fox 2.0's paired wonderfully with my soft RK Triple Rate coils.

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So I should be ok using the stock arms? I did add an adjustable from trac bar and rear relocation bracket.
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You cant go wrong with Fox, Ive been running them on mine, like stated above. Pair them with a softer spring and you'll have a pretty decent ride quality. As far as off road with Fox's pretty damn good. But what ever you wanting to get out of your ride, and jeep is up to you and built it the way that meets your needs.

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I do. I have kind of a crappy caster angle right now for my steering, so it's a touch flighty, but short term you should be fine.

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I personally did not care for the TF 9550's. The TF/Fox shocks were nice.

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Might have to check into that, I'm just worried I won't be much help because I have a bad back, no tools and no experience. But...... Any Dallas Ft Worth guys on here interested?
Man, I'm always down for a build party as long as I don't have anything else scheduled. Jump over on Lonstar Jeep Club forums and ask for help. Plenty of guys over there that have shops, tools, compressors, etc. I have yet to pay for ANYTHING to be installed on my Jeep by a shop. Only thing I've paid for at all was regearing and I basically just bought the tools for a buddy to do it.

Hit me up when you're ready, though, and I'll lend a hand. Don't have a garage or a heckuva lot of tools, but I'm more than willing to help turn wrenches, get dirty, etc. That's what the Jeep community is all about!

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So I should be ok using the stock arms? I did add an adjustable from trac bar and rear relocation bracket.
Yeah, you'll be fine on the stock arms. I'm on a Rock Krawler 2.5 Stock Mod (yields 3" of lift) and have yet to need arms. Will eventually upgrade to a set of RK arms, but it's not high on the priority list at this point.

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