Thinking about giving my 2012 stock JKU a 2.5 BB. Need to know which one is best for me and economical. It's my everyday vehicle and will be doing some mild offroading considering I live in LA. Ive been looking at the TeraFlex BB's but I dont know which I need. The one with shock adapters, the one with shocks, or the ones without shocks. What is best for an everyday vehicle and would also like to fix the JK's rake. Thanks
Fortunately, when you are looking at a BB, pucks are pucks and they are all about the same. Eveyone has a brand they prefer though. I went with the Rough Country series II. The front is 2.5" and the rear pucks are 2" which levels nicely. Pucks are metal and it came with several things that are optional from the more expensive brands like the shock and brake line extensions (and rear trackbar bracket). I thought it was a very good kit for the $.
Shock entensions are good if you are going to do any wheeling. Definitely don't want the shock serving as what limits the flex.
Good luck and enjoy the modding.
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In the past: 05 WK, 02 WJ, 11 JKU
Your current shocks are sized for the travel of the stock suspension, do not get just the pucks as your stock shocks will get damaged. The better handing system will be the one with shocks. A compromise is the shock adapters, They won't flex as much but should minimize the likely hood of shock damage.
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We find that Teraflex offers the most complete and Offroad compatible BB as it does have the extended bumpstops and swaybar links as well as rear trackbar relocation bracket that most other BBs do not.
As for shock extensions, they are a good option and better then the stock shocks alone. Later down the road you can put better shocks on as the factory ones wear out.
The great thing about the TeraFlex 2.5"BB is that all the parts are the same as their 2.5" spring lift so upgrading from the spacers to springs is as simple as removing the stock spring and spacer and replacing with the new spring.
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Your most economical choice will be to start with something you can build off of not turn around and correct later. Don't spend money twice to accomplish the same thing. Don't buy shock extensions now if you plan on buying the correct shocks later. If you plan on adding bumpers, a winch, full size spare, or body armor, keep in mind that a coil spacer does nothing to support the added weight. If you have a base model with a soft top and no tow package, the added weight is even more of a factor. It's better to start with a coil and fine tune with a spacer.
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