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post #1 of 4 Old 04-05-2015, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Quadratec 2.5" Lift Reviews?

So this is a bit premature since Quadratec only came out with these lifts a few months ago, but has anyone installed and run Quadratec's 2.5" lift (coil spring, not BB) for long enough to give a good review (street and trail testing)? It's very reasonably priced and, if it runs well, would be a good option to those of us looking at lifts in the 2-3.5" range. My only concern is that it looks a lot like a Skyjacker product (I'd spend the extra $250 to get the Teraflex system if that's the case). So, anyone running one of the QT lifts right now?

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It depends on what you are looking for. That lift kit is privately labeled so what really matters is who makes it. There is at least one thread out there that finds a strong similarity to the Skyjacker lift.
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Some of the cheaper lifts can sag after a while, when using heavy armor,winch, or larger spare... If you plan on doing hard, long, weighed down trips, I would stay away from these bargain lift kits. I dont mean to sound snobby but you get what you pay for in the long run.

If it were me and i had limited funds i might consider the lift minus the shocks, maybe some rancho 9s or bilstein 51s.... I'm pro AEV but would rather have any teraflex kit then the "bottom of the barrel lift" again i dont mean to sound like an elitist jerk... but when i "invest" i like to get more then what i payed for. That normally means i have to save longer then i wanted.

maybe think about how long you want this kit to last, if can it be upgraded or mismatched with better parts? the reason i say this is in most cases people get what they have the cash right now for, then realize they want/need more. Im one of those people. Never happy, always wanting more.. thank god for CL so i can pawn off all the parts i have that dont work out...j/k

Just my two cents, Good luck with your research.
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I don't plan to lift greater than 2.5" because I will probably never have >35" tires... I know a lot of people say that and wind up going bigger and regretting their choice to go with too small of a lift, but I am a major planner and don't jump into things quickly (just ask my wife how long it took me to propose, lol). This will be my DD and weekend wheeler for years to come, so I want to do it right the first time. If that means spending $1,200 on a "better" lift, so be it. But I know plenty of people who are very satisfied with their TF lifts, so I think I'll be going that route. I just thought that I'd poke around to see if the Quadratec lifts are any good first because I'm not opposed to saving $.

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