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Which Lift should I do??

I got a question for all you JK pros. I currently have a teraflex 2.5" lift and was wondering if I could add the 2.5" budget boost on top of it and would it be wise to? Or should I go with the 3.5" Rock Krawler lift? I am looking to put some 37" tires on it in the near future. Any advice would be appreciated.

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That's going to be reeeeaaaallllyyyy tall

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That's going to be reeeeaaaallllyyyy tall
Yeah, thats what I am thinking too. That's why I am looking to replace the 2.5 terflex system with the RK 3.5" and calling it a day. I've seen some of the capabilities of the 3.5" Mid Arm system and it looks pretty legit.

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Your wanting to stack 2.5" pucks on a 2.5" lift just to fit 37's? Go with the 3.5" RK lift... you'll be much happier.


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Or keep what you have, add a 1 inch body lift and some flat fenders. Put on you 37's and call it a day....
Have you seen Planman's low canter of gravity post's? Lot's of good info out there.
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Or keep what you have, add a 1 inch body lift and some flat fenders. Put on you 37's and call it a day....
Have you seen Planman's low canter of gravity post's? Lot's of good info out there.
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I have not, I will check them out though. Thanks, everyone, I may go with the RK

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With the RK 3.5 or any taller kit you would be happier than just stacking a BB on top. Look at getting the 3.5" RK kit and if your Teraflex is still in good shape, sale it and recoup some of your money. You will be much happier in the long run.

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With the RK 3.5 or any taller kit you would be happier than just stacking a BB on top. Look at getting the 3.5" RK kit and if your Teraflex is still in good shape, sale it and recoup some of your money. You will be much happier in the long run.

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Or keep what you have, add a 1 inch body lift and some flat fenders. Put on you 37's and call it a day....
Have you seen Planman's low canter of gravity post's? Lot's of good info out there.
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that's also not a bad idea

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Will I need to do any drivetrain modifications on with the RK 3.5"?

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Yes, you might be able to get away with it for some time but the time will come when you will need to look at new driveshafts front and rear. BUT, the advantage of the 3.5 will outway the "other" route you were looking out.

Do, it right the first time so you don't have to re-do it later...

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Yes, you might be able to get away with it for some time but the time will come when you will need to look at new driveshafts front and rear. BUT, the advantage of the 3.5 will outway the "other" route you were looking out.

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Agreed. I am new to Jeeps so I am trying to figure out hidden costs that can come up with altering the rig. The prices of lift kits look attractive but they don't mention some of the other parts I may need to get to build a great Jeep.

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Agreed. I am new to Jeeps so I am trying to figure out hidden costs that can come up with altering the rig. The prices of lift kits look attractive but they don't mention some of the other parts I may need to get to build a great Jeep.

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wha'ts the problem with adding a 1" body lift or some flat fenders? your TF 2.5 is a decent lift. You don't NEED to go crazy ditching it.

i'm all about rock krawler lifts, don't get me wrong, but i don't know if you're going to see these amazing benifits out of ditching what you have now.

i think i'd start with flat fenders, and put the 37's on it, and go from there.

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I got a question for all you JK pros. I currently have a teraflex 2.5" lift and was wondering if I could add the 2.5" budget boost on top of it and would it be wise to? Or should I go with the 3.5" Rock Krawler lift? I am looking to put some 37" tires on it in the near future. Any advice would be appreciated.

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just keep the TF 2.5 and get yourself some flat fenders like Nemisis, Poison Spyder, or bushwacker. I ride 37s on my TF 2.5 coil lift and it does great.

2007 with some stuff on it
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Yeah, I am thinking about keeping it how it is. I didnt really want to get into replacing drivetrain stuff.

Thanks everyone for all your advice
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if u allready have the the 2.5 lift stick with it you will have to put money out on other things if your running 37's loike axle shafts gears etc depending on what you allready have on your jeep
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