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    2.5 lift kit

    I'm looking for the best 2.5 lift for my 2015 jk unlimited rubicon. I found a Quadratec 2.5 cool spring with fox shocks. For around $600. Does anyone have any experience with these? What lift do you you prefer? I need advice please!!!


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    Coil is what I meant


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    No experience with that specific lift, but I went with a more affordable (around $700 with shocks) 2.5 coil lift thinking I'd save some money and honestly I would go a different route next time. You def get what you pay for. It rides rough and things like brake line brackets and trackbar brackets all seem cheap and low quality. Also, if you want things lined up correctly you'll want a front trackbar. I wish I had saved and done a better more complete setup. Also there are a lot of threads already covering lifts so I'd give a search and learn as much as you can.

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    Just go with a 2 in leveling kit from evo or rancho and throw a 3/4 puck in the front to give you a little more. At least that's what I did and I like it. Plus I think the rancho with the rs 9000 shocks is around 500-600$ but don't quote me exactly on that


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    I installed the Teraflex 2.5in coil lift and have been happy with it. Another one to consider is the EVO. Read some very good reviews about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahara_Maverick View Post
    I installed the Teraflex 2.5in coil lift and have been happy with it. Another one to consider is the EVO. Read some very good reviews about it.


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    I thought I liked my terraflex lift as well, until I rode on the evo springs 3 weeks after I installed my lift. Yea hatted the stiffness and how harsh they rode ever since
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahara_Maverick View Post
    I installed the Teraflex 2.5in coil lift and have been happy with it. Another one to consider is the EVO. Read some very good reviews about it.


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    Just installed mine yesterday and I'm happy with it so far. Haven't had it off road yet but the install was pretty easy. Hardest part was those damn exhaust spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverBack775 View Post
    I'm looking for the best 2.5 lift for my 2015 jk unlimited rubicon. I found a Quadratec 2.5 cool spring with fox shocks. For around $600. Does anyone have any experience with these? What lift do you you prefer? I need advice please!!!
    So you know, MOST 2.5" coil lifts will yield well over 3" of lift. At that height, you will need to address things like your sway bar link if the kit you're looking at doesn't come with new ones and brake line extension brackets at least for the rear. Even if the kit comes with new rear links so that you can install your factory rear links up front, you need to be aware that the later can still be too short especially on a Rubicon. When disconnected and flexing, short links can hyper extend and fold over your tie-rod. Also, unless the shocks you're getting are short enough to help prevent your front drive shaft from making contact with your exhaust cross over, you will ruin the slip shaft boot. Of course, this is the least of your problems as your taller stance will put your front drive shaft in a steep enough angle to cause your CV boot at the output shaft to be in a constant state of pinch. Sooner than later, this will cause the boot to fail along with the bearings inside.

    With all that said and assuming you're on a budget, I would recommend getting a 2.5" coil spacer lift as that will get you to the exact height you're wanting, address most of the problems listed above and can be had for cheap. Otherwise, I would recommend you look at more complete 2.5"-3" coil lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    I thought I liked my terraflex lift as well, until I rode on the evo springs 3 weeks after I installed my lift. Yea hatted the stiffness and how harsh they rode ever since
    It's always hard to know how good or bad something like a lift is when you have nothing to compare it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    So you know, MOST 2.5" coil lifts will yield well over 3" of lift. At that height, you will need to address things like your sway bar link if the kit you're looking at doesn't come with new ones and brake line extension brackets at least for the rear. Even if the kit comes with new rear links so that you can install your factory rear links up front, you need to be aware that the later can still be too short especially on a Rubicon. When disconnected and flexing, short links can hyper extend and fold over your tie-rod. Also, unless the shocks you're getting are short enough to help prevent your front drive shaft from making contact with your exhaust cross over, you will ruin the slip shaft boot. Of course, this is the least of your problems as your taller stance will put your front drive shaft in a steep enough angle to cause your CV boot at the output shaft to be in a constant state of pinch. Sooner than later, this will cause the boot to fail along with the bearings inside.

    With all that said and assuming you're on a budget, I would recommend getting a 2.5" coil spacer lift as that will get you to the exact height you're wanting, address most of the problems listed above and can be had for cheap. Otherwise, I would recommend you look at more complete 2.5"-3" coil lift.
    Im with eddie as i have experienced this first hand. I have a rubicon express 2.5" coil lift that i installed in November of 2015 so i didnt get any wheeling in before the spring and by the time may rolled around and i had already torn the CV boot. And id only been out wheeling once(although that probly didnt help) Definitely something to watch out for.
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    - Cobra Cb 18 WX STII
    - 285/70/17 Duratracs
    - 1.5" G2 Wheel Spacers
    - Rigid Dually Spots
    - Poison Spyder A-Pillar Mounts
    -RC 2.5" swaybar disco's


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