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HI I'm new to the forum and Jeep community. I am interested in purchasing a 2.5 coil Lift kit and adding the Fox 2.0 shocks for front an rear. I just wanted to get input on the two kits i am looking at. First is the Rubicon Express 2.5 Coil kit and the other is the TeraFlex 2.5 kit. Can I get the goods and bads maybe some pictures, I will be running 35" tires with 17" wheels. I saw the teraflex video on install looks like a good kits just didnt like that I had to drill into the jeep. Was this difficult to install since I will be doing it myself?

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There seems to be many, many more positive reviews of Teraflex.

I researched heavily and came down to Teraflex 2.5 for AEV 2.5. Went with the AEV and their tuned Bilstein shocks.
 

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It's a popular lift/tire size combo, run a quick search or check the Pic Request Forum. The TF is a better kit than the RE.

The installation is not difficult. Read the instructions and a couple of the many write-ups in advance and watch some of the videos on YouTube. If it's your first lift do it with a friend.
 

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Just bought my jku Friday and I'm looking to install the same size tires and lift so I'm tuned into this thread.

Camorales, hope you don't mind if I ask a few questions since I'm looking to do the same mods. how much wheeling do you plan on doing? And are you going to re-gear also?

Jawest, how do u like the AEV kit?
 

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The only drilling (TF kit) I know of is installing the rear frame side drop bracket.
If you choose the kit without shocks, extensions or with their 9950's It comes with a bolt in axle side. NO DRILLING and a much better bracket.
 

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If you have any questions on our RK systems, let us know. We are hear to help! All our 2.5" systems come with true multifunctional rate coils that ride nice, handle well, and perform off-road in our opinion.

Good luck with your builds guys...

RK
 

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Search Metalcloak and Poly performance.
 

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I took the 2.5" Teraflex lift kit that was on my Jeep when I bought it off and sold it. replaced it with a 3.5" Rubicon Express lift kit and couldn't be happier. I wasn't impressed at all with the Teraflex kit.
 

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For a 2.5" lift you basically really just need to look at the coils as things like bump stops and sway bar links are pretty much the same and you don't see the lift function any different from those items because of the brand.

I would do a search on coils to determine which type you want as there are many brands and types of coils out there. Progressive, dual rate, triple rate. Different types will have different ride characteristics and different lengths so you can dial in the maximum amount of articulation if you need to.

Don't buy a kit that uses drop track bar brackets, drop pitman arms, or cam bolts, there are better ways to solve the geometry issues that will give you better ride and reliability.

Between the two companies you mentioned you could flip a coin and choose. I would do some more research and look into other options but if you were to end up with either I am sure they will allow you to run 35" tires with proper wheel adapters.

Good luck with the build.
 

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Along with what Dirtman said, we would also recommend some sort of Caster correction for the front end as once you go over 2" of lift up front, you will notice a slight loss of caster and if you are sensitive to how your vehicle handles it will be a little "looser" than it was in the stock configuration...

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I have had the TF 2.5" spring lift for a couple years now. So far the only issue I have had was recently got some DW from the rear TB bracket. The bolt at the top had loosed up some and elongated the main mount bolt hole so the whole thing was moving. I had tightened that bolt a couple times but it kept backing out. This last time I just welded the bracket on, that took care of that. Overall I feel it is a great lift. I had an alignment done a couple weeks ago and everything was dialed in perfect. I will probably be replacing the lift soon because I feel I have outgrown the lift, I want adjustable arms for bigger tires. I will probably go with RK or MC, still haven't decided.
 
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