I will be upgrading my suspension hopefully in the near future. I know many people on this forum are partial to RE. I have always liked Teraflex too. Yesterday I went to a local off road shop and I was talking to the owner and he said that he takes teraflex and RE suspension off all the time. He said that they were backyard companies and I should basically stay away from them. I talked to this guy for a while and he seems to know his stuff and he also makes some awesome trucks too, like an Escalade EXT w/6"of lift. Anyway, I still like Teraflex and RE. Does anyone have info on the Terflex longarm setup? Is anyone using this kit? I am thinking about getting this kit but I can't find too much info on it. Thanks....
I think I am going to go with either the RE 3.5SF, 4.5SF or the Terflex S4T or the longarm setup. I have read tons of info on the RE kits. I am looking for info on the Terflex stuff. Any info is appreciated. Thanks....
I can tell you I am pretty displeased with my 3" Teraflex lift. I bought the vehicle used 4 years ago and it had the lift on it. Both of the adjustable rear control arms have stripped themselves out and had to be welded. Also, one of the bolts holding them on in the back snapped. Finally the procomp shocks that came with it (I would reccomend against them) have rubber bushings that have rotted out and have rusted.
I personally cant wait to put my 4.5" RE lift on this December.
Interesting that this thread came up when it did as I received an e-mail just two days ago from a Jeeper I exchange an occasional e-mail with. He said:
I hope all is well with you.
So I have had a TeraFlex short arm lift for less than a year and am unhappy because it transfers a lot of road noise up through the poly bushings and
they have worn out already and are causing excessive axel wrap including my ever favorite thunk when I let off the case and the axel and U-Joints
I've seen this type of comment from a number of Jeepers, including a very close friend who finally took his Tera lift off and installed a RE lift after constantly replacing bushings on the Tera arms. I've no idea why some folks swear by Tera and some swear at them. Perhaps some wheel at a higher level and push the hardware past its limits. Not sure....but I can say that I've not received an e-mail from someone saying that they pulled their RE lift and installed something else because the RE kept giving them problems. I switched from an RE short arm to a TBT long arm during my last change....but it was not because of any problems I was having with the RE components.
Alot of people on here are partial to the RE lifts and they are good quality lifts but do some research and pick what will work for your rig. I used a RockKrawler lift because I found that the componants were really heavy duty and a lot of guys up here have been running it and now swear by the kit. Skyjacker, RE, Tereflex, RockKrawler all put out good kits, so it is really up to you and what you want to do with your rig.
Problem with tera arms is they twist in the middle this is not how your suspention wants to twist as it rises and falls so bind becomes an issue, RE are designed better and do not bind. Problem with RE is there springs are too stiff. I did alot of research before settling on the 3t kit. I will be changing arms out with RE when I get around to the longarms, or possibly building my own. It is my understanding that OME also make a great soft spring although I have had no experience with it.