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post #46 of 88 Old 02-18-2013, 08:57 PM
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What's the difference between OME budget lift and regular lift for the 2.5"? I tried looking it up, but that's all I kept getting.
Check these kits out and look at the parts included:
- TeraFlex 2.5" Budget Boost
- TeraFlex 2.5" Spring lift
- RC Budget Boost
- ROck Krawler stock mod.

If you can afford it by all means buy a complete system, but, be aware that choosing a system that has adjustable control arms does require extensive set up and alignment and usually new driveshafts.


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post #47 of 88 Old 02-18-2013, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Yah that's where I was looking..
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I feel like the BB with shocks and Rock Krawler have the most to offer out of all those. Would we need to add anything to it, or is it completed, and a good kit to go with...? Now I just need to decide..

Just out of curiosity, are those two a lot better than the basic RC lift?
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post #49 of 88 Old 02-19-2013, 06:02 AM
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Just forget there is even a company called rough country unless you are looking for a body lift. Same goes for super lift, zone, bds, and skyjacker.
They have a low price for a reason.

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I feel like the BB with shocks and Rock Krawler have the most to offer out of all those. Would we need to add anything to it, or is it completed, and a good kit to go with...? Now I just need to decide..

Just out of curiosity, are those two a lot better than the basic RC lift?
I've had my Rk lift for coming up on a year now. I love it. Rk is very helpful as a company, they know their product and how it works and how to trouble shoot things too. The other good thing about Rk is their lifts are very flexible. What I mean by that, you can start with one kind of lift, and if you want to go bigger, its very easy to get the rest of the parts and keep the build going. I highly recommend you go with Rk, it looks good, performs great, and the company backs their product with a lifetime warranty.

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x 2 on the comment above...RC doesn't have the best rep and are hit or miss with satisfaction.

are you trying to stay within a certain budget?
I currently run the TF 2.5 BB with shock extensions and Rubi take-offs. Love the lift! The ride feels just like it did stock and looks great! If I had known more of what I wanted at the time (and what I'd be using my rig for) I would have gone with the TF 2.5" Coil Lift or one of the 2.5" Rock Krawler Coil Lifts.

IMO you can't go wrong with the TF 2.5" BB. You won't need to add anything to the TF 2.5 BB. However, either get the kit with shock extensions and upgrade later, or go ahead and pull the trigger on some longer shocks (e.g. Bilsteins).

There are some things if you go with Rock Krawler (I'm guessing you're looking at the Stock Mod?), you may or may not want to add LCAs in the future. And of cource this kit will require longer shocks also...

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x 2 on the comment above...RC doesn't have the best rep and are hit or miss with satisfaction.

are you trying to stay within a certain budget?
I currently run the TF 2.5 BB with shock extensions and Rubi take-offs. Love the lift! The ride feels just like it did stock and looks great! If I had known more of what I wanted at the time (and what I'd be using my rig for) I would have gone with the TF 2.5" Coil Lift or one of the 2.5" Rock Krawler Coil Lifts.

IMO you can't go wrong with the TF 2.5" BB. You won't need to add anything to the TF 2.5 BB. However, either get the kit with shock extensions and upgrade later, or go ahead and pull the trigger on some longer shocks (e.g. Bilsteins).

There are some things if you go with Rock Krawler (I'm guessing you're looking at the Stock Mod?), you may or may not want to add LCAs in the future. And of cource this kit will require longer shocks also...
Ya that's true, the lift (2.5 stock mod-springs, swaybar discos, track bar, and bracket) was like $400 tops , shocks cost another $400 so its not the cheapest. But its a great lift. You don't need lca's unless you go bigger than 2.5in.

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I don't want want something too expensive, yet I don't want the cheapest (more crappy) but I'm leaning towards the Teraflex or the Rock Krawler with shocks. But i keep going and wanting the BB with shocks. Like I have said we drive it daily, it's snows where we are, and on weekends we take it in the mud, sand, trails etc. we don't do rock crawling, although we have driven on rocks (nothing big). But the Bb comes with everything and is a complete set, and it will be great for us? From the looks, I feel like the BB is better and comes with more items than the RK Mod. And even if we decided a regular kit ($700) the Teraflex is a little cheaper and still seems to come with more items. Oh, and I personally don't like RC its just a lot of people out here have it, and keep trying to get us to go with it, so I was just curious..
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I don't want want something too expensive, yet I don't want the cheapest (more crappy) but I'm leaning towards the Teraflex or the Rock Krawler with shocks. But i keep going and wanting the BB with shocks. Like I have said we drive it daily, it's snows where we are, and on weekends we take it in the mud, sand, trails etc. we don't do rock crawling, although we have driven on rocks (nothing big). But the Bb comes with everything and is a complete set, and it will be great for us? From the looks, I feel like the BB is better and comes with more items than the RK Mod. And even if we decided a regular kit ($700) the Teraflex is a little cheaper and still seems to come with more items. Oh, and I personally don't like RC its just a lot of people out here have it, and keep trying to get us to go with it, so I was just curious..
Which bb kit are you looking at?

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Im looking at the Teraflex BB kit with shocks. For the BB.. If we decided later down the road we want to upgrade it to the 2.5" regular lift kit with shocks ($700 kit) do we have to buy it again, or can we buy all the parts and upgrade the BB to become that kit?
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Im looking at the Teraflex BB kit with shocks. For the BB.. If we decided later down the road we want to upgrade it to the 2.5" regular lift kit with shocks ($700 kit) do we have to buy it again, or can we buy all the parts and upgrade the BB to become that kit?
IMO, go ahead and pull the trigger on the BB (if you're looking to save some cash) It's a great price to add some lift to your Rig while keep the stock feel and not breaking the bank. Not to throw another wrench into your decision, but I would look up some reviews on this TF shocks that come with the kit. You could get a nice set of Bilsteins for not too much more.

If I were You I would give Jason at Krawl Off Road a shout. His customer service is top notch. He won't try to sell you something you don't want plus his knowledge about TF and RK holds lots of value.

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Sweet I will do that! Thanks! And yah I keep going towards the BB. If we decided later on to go bigger or upgrade lift, you can upgrade it right? Like going from BB to a 'regular' lift?
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Im looking at the Teraflex BB kit with shocks. For the BB.. If we decided later down the road we want to upgrade it to the 2.5" regular lift kit with shocks ($700 kit) do we have to buy it again, or can we buy all the parts and upgrade the BB to become that kit?
I would still go with the Rk lift, the bb lift with shocks isn't that much cheaper than the Rk stock mod. Plus you get front sway bar disconnects with the Rk lift, adjustable track bar too. All very important in properly setting up your rig.

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Sweet I will do that! Thanks! And yah I keep going towards the BB. If we decided later on to go bigger or upgrade lift, you can upgrade it right? Like going from BB to a 'regular' lift?
Youll need coils, possibly shocks, a heavy duty track bar at some point too. All of those separately are gonna make the bb approach more expensive in the long run. In my opinion. Saving money on the short term is a bad idea imo. Tf is a good brand, I'm just saying that Id suggest a traditional coil and shock lift.

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Well I wanted the one that had the most components for pretty much same price. The BB looked like it had more? I like both! So the RK mod is a complete set compared to the Teraflex BB? What would I still need with the RK mod lift?
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