Clayton 3.5 overland plus vs teraflex alpine 2.5 rt2

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Hi everyone,
I feel like I’ve researched lifts for days now. I still feel like I am overlooking something.
Opinions on these kits. What are some things I should consider? A longer drive shaft? Etc.





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I’m a huge fan of Clayton Offroad, and biased. I went with one of their kits due to the great reviews, the maintenance free joint design, and their willingness to help answer my questions when I called and emailed them. The coils are dialed in and the ride is fantastic!
 

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I have the Clayton 3.5 premium and it's awesome. Highly recommended and they are great to work with.

Keep in mind that is 3.5 in rear....so it's a pretty tall lift.

They do recommend a front driveshaft if you are going to be wheeling it a lot, but no big rush.
 

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How much misalignment does the Teraflex offer? They have similar no maintenance joints. I think the Clayton arms will be thicker and stronger by design.
 
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How much misalignment does the Teraflex offer? They have similar no maintenance joints. I think the Clayton arms will be thicker and stronger by design.
I’m not entirely sure but what attracted me to the two brands was the triple rate springs allowing for more weight. I planned to run the falcon shocks on both kits so is there much to be said about having the same manufacturer for all parts or not?
 

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I’m not entirely sure but what attracted me to the two brands was the triple rate springs allowing for more weight. I planned to run the falcon shocks on both kits so is there much to be said about having the same manufacturer for all parts or not?
I don't think so. Clayton offers the falcon shocks on their site too.

Some manufacturers valve match shocks with their kits, but since the Falcon 3.3 are adjustable, I don't think it will matter.

I saw JK gear and gadgets video. They run the Clayton kit and falcon shocks.
 
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Saw jk gear and gadgets videos. After seeing trailrecon lift comparison that featured short arm relocation brackets something that I had not thought of started to reconsider.
Clayton arms are no doubt solid.
Install seems straight forward.
Teraflex has hydraulic bump stops which I thought was cool but I believe you have to do some cutting for them.
 

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