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Unread 11-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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Shock suggestion for Teraflex 2.5" lift

I have a 2009 JKU Rubicon that has a 2.5" Teraflex coil lift. I have the stock shocks still with no adapters.

Would I benefit from installing new longer shocks? Should I install adapters for the OEM shocks?

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Unread 11-07-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
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You will get more flex and possibly a better ride with aftermarket shocks. I have had the Teraflex shocks and currently the Rancho rs9000xls and have liked both. I like the adjustability of the Rancho but I am one who liked the Teraflex shocks too and for the money they are not bad. A lot like the bilsteins.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 11:03 PM   #3
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I have a terra flex 2.5 and I'm running fox smooth body shocks. I love these shocks I would never change. Worth the money!!!
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Unread 11-07-2013, 11:43 PM   #4
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I saw a lot of post with people saying they wanted to keep the OEM Rubicon shocks. I couldn't figure out why. It makes sense to change to an aftermarket shock after doing a lift.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 11:55 PM   #5
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You will get a much nicer ride with aftermarket shocks. It just depends what your budget is. I have Bilstein 5100's which are nice for the price. My second choice in this price range would be the Rancho 9000's.

I will eventually upgrade to something with a resovoir. Probably Fox. The resovoir will provide a smoother ride on road, or when going fast off road.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 01:27 PM   #6
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You'd be very happy with a set of Bilstein 5100 series high pressure monotube shocks. I have them on special right now too. PM me for pricing or if you have any questions about them.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 01:55 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. Shocks it is. Now it's time to weigh out my options.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 03:59 PM   #8
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You'd be very happy with a set of Bilstein 5100 series high pressure monotube shocks. I have them on special right now too. PM me for pricing or if you have any questions about them.
X2. Firm ride not harsh but very high performing shock in general.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 04:20 PM   #9
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I prefer the ability to adjust the ride to the job. Currently running Rancho RS9000xl.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:45 PM   #10
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the biltstein 5100 are nice. smooth ride and really nice handling.
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