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Teraflex VS. Rock Krawler

Looking at 2.5" lifts, and have decided it will be Teraflex or Rock Krawler, no other. Looking at the TeraFlex 2.5" with shocks, about $750, or the Rock Krawler 2.5" Max travel, about $1200 and would still need to buy shocks. I am looking for an upgrade over stock, looking for springs that will not sag from my bumper/winch. I will run a 35" tire at the maximum. Not looking for any hardcore trails, building more of an expedition Jeep and Jeep will be my DD. If any CO guys/gals care to answer, I will never run Holy Cross, Carnage, Blanca, none of those trails, most likely. So, would the Teraflex serve me well, or should I save my pennies for the RK Max Travel? Tough call for me, but if I can save $450+, and be happy, and I hear Teraflex is a great product, why not???? Oh, vehicle is a 2012 JKUR.

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Installed the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift about a month ago. No issues with it that I can find. Have done some lite wheeling and a couple of mud holes no problem. The RK kit comes with some adjustable parts that help with getting the caster set back correctly. I told myself before I bought the Teraflex kit that for the cheaper price I would see if I need to add them later on. So far I can do with out them. After 500 miles I retorqued everything and double checked it all. At that point I also had it up on the lift and pulled the sway bar loose to check and see if there would be and issues with the DS or it's boot rubbing the skid plate and glad to say I plenty of clearance. Both kits will do you well it's just a matter if you feel if you need the adjustable parts now.


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I had the same decision to make a month or so ago. I went with Teraflex and upgraded to Fox shocks through Marcus and have NO regrets. Very complete kit, install was a breeze, and this being my DD rides very similar to stock which is what I wanted. Currently riding on 35" km2s and looks great. Had I thought I may eventually upgrade I would of went with RK but this is the height I wanted and Teraflex delivered everything in a complete package. River City Offroad had everything shipped to me within a few days at a great price.
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I"ve run suspensions from both companies. Can't go wrong with either.

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I am sitting on the exact same decision. I am partial to Teraflex because Joe has always been cool as hell (the dude even sent me some sand from Moab along with a 2011 catalog because of a joke) and they have been a quality product since forever. The RK stuff is excellent as well, I am running their long travel spacer kit and it has been perfect... Still mulling around the idea because I don't need more lift than I have right now with the stock Rubi tires. In time that will change. I think you get more for the money with TF depending on what you get.

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Im so happy with mine Im still running it with 37's using flat fender and 1/2in spacers. I've had it for over 3 years on two Jeeps and it has held up well. I recommend using Bilstien 5100's or better for shocks.

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Both are great lifts/companies, but you're not really coating apples to apples. The RK Max Travel has the new control arms with it, so if you wanted the Tera equivalent, you would want to look into also picking up their arms as well, or looking at the RK Stock Mod setup.

And also...look at the Bilstein 5100's or Fox 2.0's for shock selection.
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Rockkrawler, I've had nothing but issues with my tf stuff, bad springs from the start, had to buy a new set then send the old set back before they would credit me, there was a ton more involved. Joe even said the way they made him handle it was wrong, how many other fuckers do you know that have a set of dial calipers that are large enough to measure springs? Then the bushing for one of the swaybar links took a shit, they replaces it no problems but literally six days later the new ones had surface rust so bad you could scrape it off with your finger nail.

I've been a quality control manager for years and have dealt with stuff from all over the world and as soon as I opened the boxes I felt that everything looked like it came from china, I still feel the same. I have been swapping everything out to poly performance and there is a night and day difference. The rockkrawler kit came out about 6 weeks after I bought the tf kit and have kicked myself since. Many others love tf and I am glad that they have had better dealings with them than I.

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We do teraflex and rockkrawler, and both are very good. This is a hard choice to make.

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