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2.5" lift upgrade

 
Old 07-02-2019, 07:10 AM
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2013 jeep jk. I have a teraflex 2.5" lift. Looks like springs are sagging was thinking about upgrading to metal cloak 2.5" dual rate coils and fox 2.0 shocks.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:15 AM
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It's hard to knock any MC product. I'd prefer the MC springs over what you have for sure. That said, you could also just pop a couple leveling spacers in on top of current springs to even things out and roll on having saved a lot of money. It's not like you're jeep is going to be monumentally better from a functional standpoint swapping to different lift. Maybe you're just wanting to though and sagging is the justification

The Fox 2.0 shocks are going to be very similar to Bilstein 5100's......a little on the stiff side. You may or may not like that. The RockSports might be next option if you don't want something as stiff.
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I was looking at Bilstein 5100's to. looking to soften the ride a lil and eliminate sag
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Yep, if you talk yourself into new coils, you could do a lot worse than MetalCloak. I'm running their 3.5's now. A bit too tall maybe, but I like them a lot.

Have you researched the height you might expect from the MC coils, when compared to how much actual lift height was gained with the TF coils? Their might be a bit of difference. What additional components do you currently have installed? (caster correction, axle centering, etc.)

No experience with the Fox shocks, but as noted above, I thought the 5100's were very stiff - so if they do indeed have similar characteristics I would not be happy with them. For me, the OME LT's (that MetalCloak used to sell with their lifts before they released the Rocksports) worked out much better. From what I understand, the new Rocksports have equivalent specs to these ome's.
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I would go with the OME or rocksport over the 5100's unless you need to have shiny shocks.
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front and rear smitybilt bumpers, rock slider, teraflex 2.5" lift with 9550 shocks on 35s 17" ballistic wheels. no spare tire for now.
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