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Old 06-16-2009, 07:09 AM   #1
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Another lift question

Hello all! Been reading this forum for a while now...just joined in with a question. I have a 99 tj sport and I am lookin to lift also. Been looking at the RE superflex 3.5 and was just wondering what the difference is on Quadratec with the one that's $919.99 and $1499.99 besides the adjustable control arms on the more expensive ones and a tranfer case lowering kit on the cheaper one. The 1499 one says requires the sye and cv driveshaft while the cheaper one does not and comes with the tc lowering kit. Could you not just lower you tc and go with the more expensive one if you want the adjustable control arms?

Also, found this in a thread...

http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/rub...ombo-p-40.html

is this for real?! Or is there a catch that I'm not seeing?

Thanks in advance for your knowledgable replies!

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Old 06-16-2009, 02:10 PM   #2
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as far as the ones on quadratec im not sure but i bought my 3.5 right off RE and i trust that a little more, as far as that link above it seems like a good deal, but some of the info is strange, it matches RE's description of the lift except the say that the 3.5's max tires size is 33's but i fit 35's on mine before i put a 2in body on. and it says for the 4.5 the max is 35's with a 1in body. seems weird. and with RE they sell a driveshaft that goes with the lift, and i couldnt find a way to check that drive shaft on that site. I would research it more before you buy it if i was you.

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go to this site... I just got the RE 3.5 superflex with adjustable control arms and Bilstein shocks. For under $1200 shipped.
http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/rub...ocks-p-42.html

they also have alot of other option and deals to look at. Great site and great customer service.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:38 AM   #4
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Thanks.

Does anyone know why one 3.5" RE lift would use just a transfer case drop? While another 3.5" RE lift would require SYE/CV driveshaft?

Rubicon Express 3.5" Super-Flex™ Suspension System for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Rubicon Express 3.5" Super-Flex™ Suspension System for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Or is it just because the second 3.5" lift is really a 4.5" lift with 3.5" coil springs? And they just copied the text over from the 4.5" lift?

I guess what I really want to know is, can I get the 4.5" lift with the 3.5" springs and get by without having to get a SYE/CV driveshaft? I dont have enough cash flow for it all right now.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:40 AM   #5
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Also, why is there that much of a price difference just for Upper Front Adjustable Control Arms? Are they that much better to have?
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:39 AM   #6
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its all about angles... you want all 4 control arms to be fully adjustable so you have proper flex and the ability to roll your axle. you need things to flow correctly under the body. youll never get full use and things will break quicker. its all about math and that thing called pythagorian(sp?) a sye levels out your rear axle like the front cv does but they both need to be rolled and stock uppers and aftermarket lowers wont do it
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Also, why is there that much of a price difference just for Upper Front Adjustable Control Arms? Are they that much better to have?
It looks like in the second one you also get an adjustable front track bar. This is going to be needed when you lift your Jeep. Otherwise you have to drill another hole where the track bar mounts and reuse the stock one. Take it from someone who has installed 3 different lift kits on their Jeep. You will want the upper adjustable control arms. I have had to adjust both my pinion angles several times over the years, and these allow you to do that.

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