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TF 2.5 or RE 2.0 Coil Spacer Lift ??

Opinions please...

My '08 JK 2 dr X is riding on 285/75-16 BFG MT KM2's. My rear fender flares rub a little when out on the trail, more if loaded with extra fuel and camping gear. I don't want to trim the fender flares, nor do I want larger tires than what I have now.

I've read over what I can find on the subject and am still scratching my head... so I'm asking for opinions on which lift to get. I use my JK as a DD and go off road on easy to medium rated trails 1~2 times a month.

Cost not being a factor, which would you guys go with:

- Teraflex 2.5" BB coil spacer w/shock extenders??
- Rubicon Express 2" BB coil spacer w/longer Monotube shocks??

I'm leaning towards the 2" RE lift... your opinions please, and why??

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-29-2009, 09:00 PM
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TF 2.5 with shock extenders because it also has the trackbar bracket and swaybar link extensions. Mine is also a DD on 35s.

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I know you mentioned BBs, but I have the TF 2.5" coil kit with extenders, and 285/70/17 KM2s, veryy happy with the looks, ride, and performance. I'as also recommend a 3/4" spacer up front if you have a winch/bumper out front.
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just install a set of 4 dr springs and you'll gain 1"-1.5" of lift... with nothing else. And its all factory.

Current project jeep 08' wrangler 2dr
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- 07' Rubicon 4 dr, RAMICON- 3.5" ROCK KRAWLER Coil-Over lift
- 5.38 gears- Gusseted/Trussed/inner sleeved
- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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To pick among the only two choices you have, I'd go with the TF BB. It is a full kit and has everything you need. With either kit, be aware of the backspacing on your wheels.

Looking at a few other options:
If you want to stay a little cheaper, put the 4 Door springs on your 2 door or look at the TF leveling kit. Either way, you'll get the little extra clearance you're wanting.

If you want to spend a little more, I'd recommend the TF 2.5" coil kit. If you ever wanted to upgrade, even though you think you won't now, it'll be far cheaper in the future and a little better ride.

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TF but go coil... do it right

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TF but go coil... do it right
x2 I just recently installed the TF 2.5" coil kit with 9550 shocks...I am happy I made that choice...Currently running 285/75/16, but will be upgrading to 35s soon....







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- Rubicon Express 2" BB coil spacer w/longer Monotube shocks??

I'm leaning towards the 2" RE lift... your opinions please, and why??

Thanks
You didn't specify if your tires on the factory wheels or offset. I will assume factory. If you are running stock wheels, and you buy TF 2.5", their rear sway bar links will scar your wheels (or your frame if you reverse them), so don't use them--I bought a set of factory rear links from the dealership to put on the front and left the rears stock.

IMO, your initial instincts are correct! To be blunt, shock extensions are just one more thing to come loose (and they do), and the 2" lift is less complicated than even the 2.5" kits--if you don't want to, you don't have to replace anything or add anything but the spacers themselves. Aftermarket shocks are almost always better than factory, BUT with longer shocks, we have the TF rear track bar relocation bracket hit the rear passenger shock. Rubicon Express makes a better relocation bracket (though not necessary on a 2" lift) that mounts, without drilling, on the axle side, and therefore, no problems--much better design.

Our use is extreme, so not very many people have encountered the problems I have, but I would not buy the Teraflex 2.5" BB kits again. Full spring is definitely the way to go for longevity with any manufacturer.

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