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post #1 of 11 Old 04-23-2009, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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rubicon express or teraflex???

my dad and i were searching for a lift for his 99 tj and these two looked pretty good...which kit is a better buy?? i was looking at a 4.5" rubicon express superflex kit or the 4" teraflex kit...also what about shocks???

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-23-2009, 10:54 PM
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Hey neighbor, I'm going with the Rubicon express 4.5" superflex with 3.5" springs. Don't know anything about Teraflex.

If you decide to go with rubicon express let me know. My shop of choice in Ontario has great pricing on RE.

Good Luck.
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My own recommendation between those two brands is Rubicon Express. I used to run Teraflex when they were about the only brand made for the then-new TJ when I bought it in '96 but I quickly lost faith in their junk within a few years. I even had a Teraflex sticker on my windshield before my personal feelings switched to feeling their designs are just crappy.... especially their REALLY crappy first-generation control arms that they still sell. They flex so poorly that those that try to use them on tough trails end up having problems like torn-off control arm mounts which happened to me personally. I'll never run more Tera junk. Of course all this is strictly my personal opinion.

What do I run now? Rubicon Express. And very happily so 99% of the time.

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post #4 of 11 Old 04-24-2009, 01:56 AM
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RE x2

been tested through some SERIOUS conditions and really has held up quite well. An example of the punishment Jerry and I put it through:



you wont be disappointed with Rubicon express

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From my experience and what I've heard of other's experiences, RE is far superior to Teraflex.

My RHD TJ - Savvy equipped... And loving it!

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RE x2

been tested through some SERIOUS conditions and really has held up quite well. An example of the punishment Jerry and I put it through:



you wont be disappointed with Rubicon express
What trail is that? Is that up near Big Bear, like maybe John Bull?

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I used to run Teraflex when they were about the only brand made for the then-new TJ when I bought it in '96 but I quickly lost faith in their junk within a few years. I even had a Teraflex sticker on my windshield before my personal feelings switched to feeling their designs are just crappy.... especially their REALLY crappy first-generation control arms that they still sell.
i share the same experience with teraflex suspensions... i had one of their crappy long arm kits. just cause it costs less doesnt mean its going to be cheaper.

i have been systematically removing tera junk from my 97 jeep for years.

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What trail is that? Is that up near Big Bear, like maybe John Bull?
good ol' Rubicon trail

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good ol' Rubicon trail
Thanks, I'd love to do that trail some day. However, it'd be hard to convince the wife to go camping without showers/toilets and without her, she would have a fit if I took my rare vacation time to do the Rubicon without her. Oh well.

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showers: Buck Lake, Spider Lake, Rubicon Springs,
toilets: there are porta=poties out there, or wag bags

most definitely the most looked forward to trip of the YEAR!

1997 TJ 4.0 5 spd. rock track 4:1, 3.5 inch Rock Krawler 5 inch stretch long arm, 35 inch MTRs, Warn 9k, D44/30 locked with 4:88s, Vanco BIG BRAKES!!and more...
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thanks for all the suggestions...we decided on the rubicon express and it should be installed within the next week or so..just waiting for my brother to pick up his new jeep so we can actually work on my dads and get his going
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