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post #1 of 5 Old 02-24-2004, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Rubicon Express 3.5 or Teraflex 3T??? Which is better?

Well, if I don't have any takers on the Jeep (currently it's for sale) in another 2-3 weeks I'm probably going to keep her. In which case I'm going to upgrade to a new lift and a new wheel/tire combo. My question is which of those two lifts (RE 3.5 or Tera 3T) would most recommend? My rig is 95% street driven. So I'm looking for some fairly good on-road manners. Tires will probably be 33x12.50's UNLESS I can get away w/ 32x11.50's (which I'd like to get) w/o too much of a gap. Price wise the two seem to be pretty close. Any recommendations?


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BTW, I'm referring to both the "standard" lift kits.

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RE all the way!! talk to redrock4x4 and get the jeepforum discount! he has great service and everything..i get all my stuff from him and he does a great job!

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RE all the way!! talk to redrock4x4 and get the jeepforum discount! he has great service and everything..i get all my stuff from him and he does a great job!
I'm interested in the same combo and was wondering whats the advantage and disadvantage of getting the the "long arm kit" And what does the longer ams do? I thought they would allow for more movement but im new to wheelin so help me out with a little advice. thanks any opinions appreciated..
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Tera vs RE

Depends on the ride quality you're looking for.

Tera coils are softer, more supple, and in my opinion more suited to onroad driven Jeeps. I run a Tera 3T (with all RE control arms) and OME shocks and I like the ride onroad. Offroad it's a bit too soft for my taste. Tera coils have a reputation for settling and then sagging sooner than will RE coils.

RE coils are more firm and deliver a comparatively harsher - but still very acceptable - ride onroad (at least when mated to DT3000 shocks). Offroad they outperform Tera coils by providing a more stable stance.

You'll be able to run 33x12.5R15s with either lift, but will probably rub under articulation with both. Especially after 2-3 months when the coils settle.



Incidentally, I'm probably going with RE (or perhaps OME) 4.5" coils when I lift again this spring to accomodate 35s. But then I perfer a firmer ride both on and off road. The choice is yours.


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