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post #61 of 88 Old 02-19-2013, 03:38 PM
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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?
Well they're really completely different. Tf bj is spacers, so if you want to ever go bigger, you'll have to more or less start from scratch. The Rk lift allows you to go bigger if you need, just buy new coils, adjust your track bar and swaybar links, and you're off an running (plus an alignment).

If you get the Rk lift, get some new shocks and brake line brackets for the rear. Brackets cost like $10.


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post #62 of 88 Old 02-19-2013, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Okay we'll after talking it over, we have decided... Rock Krawler 2.5" Stock Mod System with added Bilstein shocks. Would we need anything else or is all that great and good to go!!?
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post #63 of 88 Old 02-19-2013, 03:59 PM
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Rear brake line relocation brackets, that's it. You can stick with 32's, 33s will be money, 35s fit if you trim your fenders.


Tools needed:
Grease for the trackbar
Metal drill bit so you can modify the rear trackbar bracket.
Someone to weld the new bracket on the rear.

Def talk to Jason at krawl offroad, I've dealt with him many times, he'll give you some good input too.

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Top pic is one of a couple of holes that needed to be drilled.
Second is the lift installed, finished like 10min earlier, next to my friends jeep. We went to put the same lift on his.

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Okay we'll after talking it over, we have decided... Rock Krawler 2.5" Stock Mod System with added Bilstein shocks. Would we need anything else or is all that great and good to go!!?
Ok, now go call Jason and place your order before you change your mind! DO IT!!! LOL!

That lift has had some awesome reviews and I'm sure you'll love it! Depending on how much lift you actually yield you may need to add LCAs, but those can wait...plus this lift comes with the quick discos for when you hit the trail!

I'll be upgrading to this lift w/ the LCAs this Spring (RK 2.5 Max Travel)

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Well they're really completely different. Tf bj is spacers, so if you want to ever go bigger, you'll have to more or less start from scratch. The Rk lift allows you to go bigger if you need, just buy new coils, adjust your track bar and swaybar links, and you're off an running (plus an alignment).

If you get the Rk lift, get some new shocks and brake line brackets for the rear. Brackets cost like $10.
HOLY MISINFORMATION BATMAN! That is totally incorrect, the TeraFlex BB has all the exact same parts as their 2.5" spring lift. I have both and have installed many. Whenever you want to upgrade you simply pop out the springs and spacers and put new springs in. The TF kit is the most easily upgradable system out there IMHO. You want a bigger lift down the road, then you can add an adjustable trackbar and taller springs, buts it likely you will be happy with 2.5" especially with 33s.

I think you will be more then happy with the TF BB.

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HOLY MISINFORMATION BATMAN! That is totally incorrect, the TeraFlex BB has all the exact same parts as their 2.5" spring lift. I have both and have installed many. Whenever you want to upgrade you simply pop out the springs and spacers and put new springs in. The TF kit is the most easily upgradable system out there IMHO. You want a bigger lift down the road, then you can add an adjustable trackbar and taller springs, buts it likely you will be happy with 2.5" especially with 33s.

I think you will be more then happy with the TF BB.
Whoa, so to go higher you'll need springs, quite possibly shocks for longer travel, the trackbar, swaybar disconnects, shoot by now you've just about bought a whole new lift kit. Not misinformation.

I will agree with you that the op will probably be happy with a Tf bb, I've seen some nice rigs with Tf lifts and they are happy and look good on 33's. But my Rk lift gives me the all around height the Tf gives you, comes more ready to upgrade, and also levels the rig out too.

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If you go with the BB, I would definitely recommend TeraFlex for a complete kit. I've been running the TF 2.5 for a while now and love the look and the ride. I went with the BB because I was unsure of how I would be using my rig and didn't know much about lifts for the Jk at the time. You'll love the BB. However, it's only a matter of time before you'll want to go bigger!

2.5 BB w/ 33s looks great IMO



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I just signed papers on a 2013 Wrangler Unlimited Oscar Mike, I really like the looks of your setup. I know it maybe a waste to pull the Oscar Mike wheels and new tires, but a Jeep just does not look good with factory wheels and tires in my opinion. Are you saying you are running 33's on your Jeep pictured above?
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I just signed papers on a 2013 Wrangler Unlimited Oscar Mike, I really like the looks of your setup. I know it maybe a waste to pull the Oscar Mike wheels and new tires, but a Jeep just does not look good with factory wheels and tires in my opinion. Are you saying you are running 33's on your Jeep pictured above?
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Whoa, so to go higher you'll need springs, quite possibly shocks for longer travel, the trackbar, swaybar disconnects, shoot by now you've just about bought a whole new lift kit. Not misinformation.
That is correct, but to go higher with any existing kit whether RK or any other, springs will need to be changed then from there it depends how high you go. The TF 2.5" BB kit components will be good up to a 3.25" springs. ( i have 3.5" springs infront on mine). Once your in the 3.5+ range you're looking at a lot of parts that are not in any of the smaller kits.

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Okay we have decided the lift we are going, just trying to decide on 33s or 35s. I wanted 33s but husband now is thinking 35s.. Definatly excited to get it all ordered and put on in a couple weeks!
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Awesome. Good luck and have fun. Mods are a blast.

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Okay we have decided the lift we are going, just trying to decide on 33s or 35s. I wanted 33s but husband now is thinking 35s.. Definatly excited to get it all ordered and put on in a couple weeks!
Thats a good problem to have

Leaning toward 35's?

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I like 33s, but Husband is.. Is there anything we would need to add or change if we went with 35s instead of 33s?
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A whole host of subjects to address. Potentially needing to regear, that'll be about 1k, for starters. You'll really have to make sure you get the right lift, the Rk lift will work, but you'll probably have to trim the fenders.

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