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View Poll Results: Which LA Lift is Best for a 2dr (3.5" to 5.5")?
Rubicon Express 10 23.26%
Teraflex 24 55.81%
Full Traction 0 0%
Rock Krawler 3 6.98%
Other 6 13.95%
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post #1 of 10 Old 03-13-2009, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Which Lift for 2dr?

I know this has been debated but I want to see what people say all in one post and please provide your lift experiences and pictures. I am looking to go with one of the following long arm lifts out there from 3.5" to 5.5".

The brands I am narrowed down to are:

- Rubicon Express
- Full traction
- Teraflex
- Rock Krawler
- Other

If you have some other ones I should consider I am all ears.
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-13-2009, 08:14 PM
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PolyPerformance's long arm should be available soon
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6163

If you can't wait, Teraflex makes great stuff too and have great customer service


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Black Diamond. Had mine on for almost 2 years and no problems at all. No sag at all. Kit included EVERYTHING
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you should check out Clayton too. I love my suspension. Havent' really had any issues at all with it. Control arms are like baseball bats. You can beat the hell outa them


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Okk.... I'm just learning how to read. I just noticed you were talking about long arm kits sooooo forget my suggestion. In that case.. my vote is for Terraflex. I've been eyeing up there 6" Long arm kit.

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I currently am running a TeraFlex LA kit and I can't say enough good about how it rides and handles. Granted mine is a 6" LA but the components for the most part will be the same.

The thing feels rock solid on the road and corners way better than you would imagine. The amount clearance goes without saying being 6" and all but the articulation is awesome. The suspension does great on the trails and I don't have any binding, interference or rubbing that I can tell. I am looking forward to this summer to get some more trails runs in but with out the top and doors.

I have been running it since september/october of '08. I have made several road trips of 1500+ miles since the install and I am very pleased with the freeway manners it has now over what it used to be like with the short arms.

The customer service that I receive from the guys at TeraFlex PLUS has been awesome as well. They don't give me any reasons to shop anywhere else but aren't unwilling to point me to somewhere if it is by chance something they don't have/sell or do... but that doesn't happen to often.

I am very happy with the TeraFlex LA system and would highly recommend it. I can't say that I have heard anything bad about either the Rubicon Express or the Rock Krawler kit but I have no personal experience with them either. I have seen several JK's with the RE LA kit and they seem to be pretty happy with it as well.

Good luck with your choice.

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On a side note, I am not sure how your River Raider sliders mount but I have the Shrockworks sliders myself and they required some slight modification to fit up with the LA bracketry.


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I voted, but won't post my reasons why.

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On a side note, I am not sure how your River Raider sliders mount but I have the Shrockworks sliders myself and they required some slight modification to fit up with the LA bracketry.
The River Raider sliders I've seen mount to the side of the body, nothing down below or to the frame. I don't know if RR offers more than one style, but if it's that one there won't be any interference.


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teraflex all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have the Rubicon Express fitted on my 4dr, and the ride is great, been fitted for 9 months now no problems.

JK X Unlimited 3.5" RE Long Arm Lift, RE Drivelines, Rugged Ridge 17 x 9 Steel Wheels, 35" Mickey MTZ's, Bushwhacker Flares, 4.10 ratio, Rugged Ridge Front & Rear Bumpers.
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I vote Teraflex just because of their customer service. Cant put a price on that!


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All of the above. I don't think you will have made too big of a mistake with any of the listed brands.
The mistake to made is the height. Make sure and think about how much weight you will be adding. If you plan on adding winch/bumpers etc....I would say go about an inch taller than your looking for.

I have the RE 3.5 and had to change the rear springs to 4.5s with the added weight of the rear bumper/carrier/rack system.

Good Luck!
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