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Old 04-23-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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Rubicon Express 2" budget lift

Has anybody installed this kit on a TJ?

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Old 04-23-2014, 03:53 PM   #2
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If you're talking about the "Economy Kit" with 2" spacers and shocks than yes I have that on mine.

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Old 04-23-2014, 04:02 PM   #3
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Yes I have it on mine as well but only for a couple more days, will be replaced with OME suspension goodies. Was time to move up.
RE BB kit very easy to install good ride until exsposed to wash board roads for extented runs due to heat build up. Otherwise good I'd due it again if I was into a eco lift again.
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:11 PM   #4
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I installed that kit on my TJ probably 6 years ago and ran it for about 4 years without complaints. Great economical lift, easy to install by myself, and decent performance. Hopefully the level of quality has been maintained.
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Did any of you need to modify anything else like extend brake lines and transfer case lowering kit? and did anything happen to the drivability like shaking etc? Thanks!
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:05 PM   #6
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I had to extend the rear brake line but no other modifications were necessary. Other people might have a different experience. I didn't lower the transfer case either and I haven't had any kind of vibration or driveline issues. So far so good. Pretty easy install. I did it in a few hours with my dad in his shop. You might want to disconnect the track bar to lower the front axle enough to make up for the space taken up by the pucks to get the springs back in. I remember it being a little obnoxious without a spring compressor.

When it was all done and back on the ground on 32's I couldn't help but wonder why I didn't do it the day I bought the Jeep! For only a few hundred bucks it sure makes a big difference. What size tires are you going for? I have 32 inch MTRs and if I were to do it again I would either go with a taller lift or 31's for more clearance.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:04 AM   #7
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I installed the same BB four years ago and have had no problems. I'm still riding on it. The ride is good feels the same as stock. I didn't have to change the brake hoses but I did have to lower the TC. I don't do any off roading but I do a lot of driving in sand so I wanted a little more ground clearance, the BB was just what the doctor ordered.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:03 AM   #8
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Good thread timing, I'm looking at adding this to my 03 Rubi.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:13 AM   #9
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Might as well go for a 1 inch body lift while your at it, then 33's are in order.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:18 PM   #10
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Hey I got mine up for sale now. spacers/shocks. bump stops I kept on So you would need those front only. Rear not needed or avalible from RE on this kit. PM me It will be worth your while we can chat. 1 3/4 tall x 2" round aluminum or plastick would work..
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:00 PM   #11
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I wonder why some had to lower transfer case and others did not?
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:03 AM   #12
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I had to drop mine, I read that if you have a d44 it is more likely to create vibrations. I just add 4 washers between the frame and the skid plate and the vibrations went away.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:19 AM   #13
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Great info. Thank you!

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