Review & Install Video
The TeraFlex 2.5-inch Lift Kit without shocks is for those of you that have a 4-door 2007 and up JK and are looking to run a set of 33-inch tires. I would recommend sticking with a set of 33s. With this lift kit, you can, of course, go a little bit bigger, but you are going to sacrifice a little bit of up travel. And if you plan on going smaller than a set of 33s, you can probably get away with just a leveling kit. So, again, 2.5 inches I usually recommend right around a 33-inch tire.
Now, I really do like this kit here because it does come with a lot of the components you need to get it installed and installed properly and working really well both on-road and off-road. Again, this is the kit without shocks, but you can also get this with shock extensions if you'd like to run your factory shocks or with a set of TeraFlex shocks included, if you want to go that route. Going with this option, without shocks, allows you to pick whichever shocks on the market you like. Of course, they do need to be the proper length for your new setup.
As far as the parts that are included in this kit, again, they are going to be very high-quality parts and you are going to get everything you need to run this kit properly. Now, of course, you are going to have a longer set of coil springs. These are going to provide the full 2.5 inches of lift. Unlike some other kits on the market that will force you to run a lift spring and a spacer, you're going to get all 2.5 inches of lift from the springs.
Over here, you're going to get a rear track bar bracket and this is a very high-quality bracket. This makes contact with the frame in a couple of different locations. It's going to be very, very solid. You're not going to get any flex or sway out of this track bar bracket. It is very well built and that's important. TeraFlex does make a couple of rear track bar brackets. This is the beefier one. This is the better one that you are going to wanna be running.
The kit's also going to include a new set of sway bar end links. And these are the end links that are going to go in the rear of the Jeep allowing you to move your factory rear end links up to the front of the jeep, giving you the proper length sway bar and links all the way around to give you that proper sway bar angle. Over here, you have your bump stop extensions. And these are something that a lot of kits will leave out, but they are very, very important.
These extensions are going to ensure that your tires are not going to hit the body and that depending on the length of the shock you're running, that the shock isn't going to fully compress, which can cause some damage to that shock. TeraFlex is also going to include a set of brake line extension brackets that come in this kit that's going to ensure that you're not going to pull a brake line taut when you're off-road, especially if you go ahead and disconnect your sway bars when you're off-road to really maximize the suspension articulation.
This kit is going to be a two out of three wrench installation. You can probably get this done in your driveway around three hours or so, depending on the tools that you have at your disposal. Of course, if you have a lift and air or power tools, you can install lift kit much quicker, but you can also do this on a jack and jack stands in your driveway with just some hand tools. It'll just take a little bit more time.
Now whenever you're installing a lift kit, the first step is going to be jacking up the jeep and supporting it by the frame, so that you can then loosen or remove any of the components that keep the axles from completely sagging. That's going to be your sway bar end links, your shocks, your track bars, and, of course, your brake line brackets. That will allow you to fully sag your axle down underneath the jeep, popping the factory springs out, and allowing you to reinstall your new springs. Then as you're putting everything back together, you'll be installing the rest of these components.
Of course, moving those sway bar end links from the back to the front, installing the new ones in the rear, attaching your rear track bar bracket before bulking up your factory track bar, and installing all of your bump stop extensions before installing your brake line extension brackets and buttoning everything up. Again, this is a fairly simple install as far as lift kits go. You're not going to have to do any cutting or major modification of your jeep. But any lift kit install is going to be fairly involved. So if it's not something you feel comfortable tackling, you can always take your jeep to a shop and have this installed.
This kit's gonna run you just shy of $500 and I do think that's a very fair price for what you're getting. Of course, some of the kits that are more expensive out there are going to include shocks and you would expect them to be because shocks are an expensive and very important component in your lift kit. But for a kit that doesn't include shocks, I think, this is priced very fairly because you're getting a lot of components and you're getting very high-quality components. So, if you're looking for a really high-quality lift kit, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this TeraFlex 2.5-inch that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.