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post #1 of 15 Old 02-14-2019, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Test drove lifted 2010 sway OMG!

It had a trail master lift and 35s. When I moved the steering wheel back and forth it swayed so bad. Almost like it didn’t have shocks. Any ideas why? I just drove another one last night with the old man emu lift and it was nothing like that.

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post #2 of 15 Old 02-15-2019, 06:35 AM
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Trailmaster is an entry level lift sold by Transamerica Auto (4WD/4WP). It's even lower cost than a Rubicon Express lift. The quality of that lift is nowhere near the quality of the OME lift. It was also probably missing things that a more expensive lift includes.
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post #3 of 15 Old 02-15-2019, 06:48 AM
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Yep. Cheapo lift with no caster correction or proper axle centering vs quality lift with everything needed to correct the alignment issues that come along with any lift.

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Interesting. I did not know they were that cheap. Good thing I posted this, thank you guys.
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post #5 of 15 Old 02-16-2019, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Got a 2007 Sahara and it has a leveling kit and 33s on it now. Drives okay, but I will be lifting it and going 35s. I have had BDS full suspension lifts on both my 2011 Tundra and 2018 Ford F-150. Love them both. Obviously different style lifts and rigs, but I am curious what you guys suggest I run for a low cost 4”-4.5” lift for the Sahara that will not ride like that trailmaster, but I don’t need it to be crazy, since I won’t be hardcore wheeling it. That’s what my old YJ is for. Hoping to stay under $800 for the lift installed.
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post #6 of 15 Old 02-16-2019, 05:41 PM
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That's way more lift than you need or really want on a JK and will totally blow your budget out of the water. When you go that tall on a JK, you start needing a bunch of extra things that don't come with a lift kit, like longer drive shafts.
You can run 35s on 2.5" of lift, and even then a quality kit is going to be more than your budget just for the parts. Old Man Emu, Teraflex and JKS are some of the better kits out there. Rubicon Express, Rough Country and Superlift are some of the lower end ones I'd avoid...

Then you're going to need to start looking at re-gearing the axles if you want to run 35s. The 3.8 and Sahara gearing is going to run like a complete dog on tires that size...

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post #7 of 15 Old 02-17-2019, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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So, would 35s for under this leveling kit?
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post #8 of 15 Old 02-17-2019, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Can’t tell if this has 37s or 35s, but I would love mine to look like this.

https://www.quadratec.com/c/howto/truck-lite-rigid
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4.5" is way too much on a JK. Hell, I'm on 37's and 3.25" of lift and I wheel it hard. A 2.5" Teraflex spring lift will do what you want and within your budget. It's a budget lift that can be expanded on.

It's a great entry level lift, it will do 33's out of the box and 35's for off road if you go flat fenders. 35's fit fine if it's a pavement princess with stock fenders. The nice thing about this lift is you can buy it with shock extensions to reuse your factory shocks, buy it with Teraflex shocks or buy it with no shocks which will let you buy shocks that you like , something like Bilsteins, Rancho, Fox, etc.

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Thanks for the info.. I will look at that. Can anyone tell what lift and size tires that one in the link is?
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So, would the 2.5” Teraflex Budget Boost work for what I want to do?

Is it the same height as their regular 2.5” lift kit with the supplied coils?

Looks like something I could do.
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No, really hard to tell. If I was to guess, 2.5-3.5" lift with BFG KM2's, probably 35's.

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Any thoughts on the procomp 3.5” lift?
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post #14 of 15 Old 02-19-2019, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Shoot!!! Disregard. I just watched a video of the terraflex 2.5” installed with 37s on it. Pics with 35’s look perfect. Pr
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This is a 2.5" Teraflex lift on 35's and then with 3/4" spacers and control arms added to run 37's.
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