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Unread 02-22-2007, 12:29 PM   #1
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Teraflex Long Arm

I was wondering if anyone has this? I am trying to figure out how it works with lower long arms and Short Upper arms? I also noticed that Skyjacker has a long arm kit that does this as well.

I am not looking for opinions of people who don't have it I want real world opinions of people who own this upgrade. Thanks

I am also not intrested in buying this I am just curious.

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Unread 02-22-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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I have an old style Teraflex long arm kit. I found it used off a show Jeep (it had never been off road, and barely on road) at an amazing price. I have the adjustable upper control arms. It works very well. I installed it, and I installed my friends RE longarm kit on his Jeep at home. I like the way the RE is setup a little better, but my Jeep flexes as well, as my friends on the trail, and better on the RTI ramp. On road it drives better then his Jeep. It drives a bit better then stock (I drove it stock for a couple of years, then with a bb for a few years after that). I have read a lot of bad things online about the Teraflex lifts, but having had one on my daily driver for a few years both on and off road I have seen absolutely no problems.

Not all of my suspension is from Teraflex. I use a RE front adjustable track bar because after snapping the bolt on the Currie trackbar I wanted to change to the RE that moves the bolt to a horizontal position and hinges for better flexing. I also use RE shocks (which are actually made by Edelbrock). I use JKS quick disconects, because I like them better then the Teraflex ones.

I grease the bushings once every month or two. I also plan on going to a 4 link rear eventually.
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Unread 02-22-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
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I dont have either long arm. I did have the skyjacker short arm double flex. and it sucked.
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Unread 02-22-2007, 07:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies. I have always wondered and decided I would ask it just always seemed odd to me that you still used short arms up top and long arms for the lowers.
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Unread 02-22-2007, 09:14 PM   #5
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Ummm - the short arms connect to the long arm in the majority of long arm kits out there - they do not connect to the frame. I believe they call it a radius arm design.

Sure the tera isn't the same?

That said I wouldn't touch anything Tera with a 10 foot turd.
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Unread 02-22-2007, 10:10 PM   #6
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I am pretty sure he is talking about this kit. It retains your short uppers and switches your lowers to long arm.

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Unread 02-23-2007, 08:17 AM   #7
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That would be correct Bryan. Everyone else got it except for paradiddle.

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Ummm - the short arms connect to the long arm in the majority of long arm kits out there - they do not connect to the frame. I believe they call it a radius arm design.
Sure the tera isn't the same?
That said I wouldn't touch anything Tera with a 10 foot turd.
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Unread 02-23-2007, 10:32 AM   #8
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I have a 4" TeraFlex Long arm with their short upper arms. It works great for me on and off road. I have not had any TereFlex component failures. I've been running it now 38,000 miles. I would not hesitate to purchase another TereFlex suspension system.
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Unread 02-23-2007, 11:18 AM   #9
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i got a three inch teraflex system short arm but i want to go to the long arm, mines been on for five or sixs years and i love it and havent had a problem and id recomend teraflex
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Unread 02-23-2007, 11:24 AM   #10
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The issue Paradiddle has with Tera wasn't born out of a vacuum. There are a number of us early TJ owners that flocked to Tera when the TJ was still new. At that time, Tera was pretty much the only game in town for a while.

In my small circle of SOCAL TJ owners that ran Tera's control arms, we all had problems in one form or another. The problem with Tera's arms don't readily occur unless you REALLY wheel your rig in tough terrain. For those of us who did wheel our Tera stuff in tough terrain, pretty much all of us locals had our control arm brackets ripped away from the axles. Why? Because Tera's control arm design, primarily from having just used bushings at both ends, creates enormous stress where the control arms are welded to the axles. In my case, I had two control arm brackets torn away from the axle tubes at two different times. Once I trashed the Tera double-bushing control arms, no more torn control arm brackets or welds. Tera's latest upgraded design for their short arms gets rid of the dual bushing design that causes so many problems for those who wheel their rigs hard.
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Unread 02-23-2007, 11:46 AM   #11
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That would be correct Bryan. Everyone else got it except for paradiddle.
Only Teraflex would sell that. Jeez...no wonder you guys don't like it.
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Unread 02-23-2007, 12:21 PM   #12
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I have all Currie brackets on my axles with weld on skid plates on my lower brackets. Maybe that is why I have never had any problems.
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