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Teraflex shock issues?

Theres been a teraflex 2.5 coil spring lift on my jku for about 15,000 miles. The steering stabilizer was leaking very bad, and now I found out that I have just blown out a shock. It's mainly a daily driver and seen very little trail use as of yet.

Has anybody else had these issues? I'm debating if I want to replace it with the same or go with a different brand.

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I had the same issue with a front shock. Call or email them, they replaced mine without question. Suspension wasn even 6 months old.
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No problems with mine and I have the same lift as you. I'm running the stock SS because I've read many post about theirs doing this. How do you tell if your shock is busted or toast? My lift has about 4,000 miles on it.
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No problems with mine and I have the same lift as you. I'm running the stock SS because I've read many post about theirs doing this. How do you tell if your shock is busted or toast? My lift has about 4,000 miles on it.
I was getting death wobble. Jeff and Eric at Adrenaline put it on the lift and there was a LOT of play in it.
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The TF ss that came with my lift leaked and was repaled under warranty. The second seemed to be OK. I replaced it with a Bilstein. I'm told the best one out there is the stocker post '10, the one with the outer sleeve. I had no issues with TF shocks but swapped them out for Billy 5100s.
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No problems with mine and I have the same lift as you. I'm running the stock SS because I've read many post about theirs doing this. How do you tell if your shock is busted or toast? My lift has about 4,000 miles on it.
My front shock was spitting oil out of the seal an down the shock slightly. My stock SS works great. No need to change. Waste of money unless a PSC a needed.

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My TF SS crapped out pretty quick too, They did replace it, but I did not put it back on my Jeep, instead I too got the Bilstein, and it is well worth it.
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I had a rear TF shock leak and they replaced it. I just paid $10 for shipping.

My SS leaked as well. I replaced it with a Monroe unit from a Ford F250. $35 from Vatozone.

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I will eventually. I wanted to make sure it was even worth getting new Teraflex shocks or if I'd be better off in the long run going with something else
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My TF 9550's were destroyed after 2 years (about 20K miles) When I replaced them, 3 were leaking, and one of those three had no positive charge whatsoever, pushed it in and it stayed in.

I only wheel a few times a year, but its not easy stuff, so I kind of expected it. I found after the first year the ride quality started to dissipate as well.

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My TF 9550's were destroyed after 2 years (about 20K miles) When I replaced them, 3 were leaking, and one of those three had no positive charge whatsoever, pushed it in and it stayed in.

I only wheel a few times a year, but its not easy stuff, so I kind of expected it. I found after the first year the ride quality started to dissipate as well.
Thats what is making me think I should just fork out the cash for a different set of shocks.
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Definitely talk with Tera, but make sure the stabilizer is set correctly so you are not bottoming or topping it out as well as their shocks. Set up is critical for that!

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I just sent them a message.

Also, I just realized how that first post read. I am NOT the original purchaser of the lift. A good friend of mine had it and after he passed, I bought the JK from his widow. This thread was mainly to see if it'd be worth it to get new Teraflex shocks or if I'd be better off just going with something else.
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teraflex is pretty good about taking care of their customers....though
maybe a good time to upgrade to some bilsteins? imo, the 5100's are possibly the best all around off road shock out there.


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Glad I'm reading this.. I've had my TF lift on for a year and a half. Recently started thinking "man this is a rough ride" PM TF and sent a pic as they thought my bumpstops were bottoming out. Sure enough they were.. What caused this?? ALL 4 SHOCKS WERE BLOWN!!! after 15k miles. TF just sent me new shocks last night and I'll be putting them on. Although I would prefer to upgrade to Fox if TF is paying for it, I'll keep putting these on. Really disappointed so far with TF. So far on my lift I've had my rear Sway Bar links rust over "bad coat of paint they said" and now the shocks. they've replaced both, but still...
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Glad I'm reading this.. I've had my TF lift on for a year and a half. Recently started thinking "man this is a rough ride" PM TF and sent a pic as they thought my bumpstops were bottoming out. Sure enough they were.. What caused this?? ALL 4 SHOCKS WERE BLOWN!!! after 15k miles. TF just sent me new shocks last night and I'll be putting them on. Although I would prefer to upgrade to Fox if TF is paying for it, I'll keep putting these on. Really disappointed so far with TF. So far on my lift I've had my rear Sway Bar links rust over "bad coat of paint they said" and now the shocks. they've replaced both, but still...

Shocks do NOT lift/lower a rig.(less they are coil over/air lift)

So if you bumpstops are hitting they are 1. too large, or 2. the coils have sagged.
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I was in contact with Joe over at Teraflex. Awesome guy and they're send me replacements. Huge on their customer service
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I was in contact with Joe over at Teraflex. Awesome guy and they're send me replacements. Huge on their customer service
Thanks!
Just a note a HD TeraFlex stabilizer will be coming out soon.


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So what would be different between the 2?


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