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    Default Teraflex Longarm Kit or Rubicon Express Longarm Kit

    Just seeing what everybody's opinion is. It's on a 2000 TJ.

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    The RE kits seem nice, but I think TeraFlex has them when it comes to company reputation (which is how I decide when the two are close). The customer service at TeraFlex is pretty good as well.
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    In my opinion teraflex is the best option. I run their short arms on my heep. I have heard horror stories about rubi's bushings wearing out after a few months. Just my $.02...

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    I'm really rough on my RE 4.5" and I'm satisfied. I will be upgrading to their LA's when time/money/bank(wife) permits.

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    As a former Tera enthusiast and customer, I long-ago stopped using their products. It just seems it takes too many revisions of their components before they begin to hold up on the trail. In my personal opinion, they don't test their products thoroughly enough.

    Between those two brands, I would definitely choose RE. I used to run Tera, as mentioned but I've been running my RE long-arm kit for five plus years now and it's held up amazingly well. No problems until 2 weeks ago when in Johnson Valley, home of the toughest 5+ rated rock crawling trails around, I finally bent one of my RE parts, the trackbar. That's not bad after 5+ years of running it repeatedly on some of the hardest trails around. Their new version I installed Saturday is noticeably more robust.

    So at least in my personal opinion, between those two particular brands, RE gets my vote. The only other longarm kit brand I'd look at that also has a sterling reputation is Clayton but that's more of a challenge to install.
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    Thanks for everybody that responded,
    it is a Heep in the making, but this gives me a chance to ponder some new ideas for suspention, thanks again.

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    I love my RE LA lift!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Punished02 View Post
    In my opinion teraflex is the best option. I run their short arms on my heep. I have heard horror stories about rubi's bushings wearing out after a few months. Just my $.02...
    Really? The Superflex joints and rubber bushings on my 05 Unlimited have been installed since November 2005. I have had ZERO issues with any of them. I do grease the Superflex joints once a month.

    I have wheeled my Jeep hard at Tellico, Uwharrie, Crozet, and Oak Ridge. The lift is excellent overall.
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    It's a no brainer between Tera and RE. RE all the way. Between RE and Full Traction there may be some debate.

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    As a former Tera enthusiast and Tera suspension lift user, go with the RE long-arm kit. I wouldn't run any more Tera gear if they gave it to me. My experience says they just don't test their stuff well enough, it takes too many generations of Tera releases to finally get things right so they don't break or bend too easily.

    I've been running my RE 4.5" long-arm suspension for 7-8 years now and it has been 100% problem free with a good ride. So far as reputations go, RE has it over Tera by leaps and bounds in my strongest possible personal opinion.
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