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Old 09-29-2010, 10:04 PM   #1
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Rubicon Express 3.5 superflex issues

OK here is the deal. I have a 2000 TJ 4.0 with an auto. I got to spend some money the other day and just finished up the install of my new RE lift kit. Couldn't be happier with the lift. looks like good strong parts, rides great compared to what was under there.

Here's the problem. gotta it all done and the rear of the jeep sits a lot taller than the front. got to scratching my head over it and started comparing part numbers all the numbers match for what is called for on the 3.5 kit. Then began fine checking everything for a third time and all looks fine. Though the rear springs might have been put it wrong but then again there the same height either way or side.

Drove the jeep around thinking they might set in a little no luck. The jeep does have a winch on the font and I accounted for that but the rear sits a good two inches taller. Any one else had an issue like this before. I'm thinking they may have mislabeled the box and put 4.5 springs for the rear. Any in site would be helpful and thanks in advance.

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Old 09-29-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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Had to put coil spacers on the ole mans' rubi to account for his front bumper and winch, you might have to do the same

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Old 09-30-2010, 06:49 AM   #3
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Mine sits level as can be. I wouldn't think a winch should drop the front end that much. Maybe 1/2 inch or so. Post up a side view pic so we can see the actual difference.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:06 AM   #4
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I think it depends on the winch then....we run nothing but an 8274 and they are pretty heavy
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:17 AM   #5
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I ran RE springs and they were stiff enough that even with a heavy 9.5K Warn winch, steel bumper, tranny cooler, driving lights, etc., the Jeep still sat perfectly level without the need for a spring spacer. I'd give RE a call and explain the issue and get their take on it.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:03 PM   #6
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Have had my RE 4 1/2 LA on for a year and it sits as level as you can get, Ramsey 9500 winch on front. I'd go along with Jerry and see what RE says.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:33 PM   #7
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Maybe you have the wrong springs....but I just went out and looked and dad's has a spacer in it to make it level. Now, a 8274 is at least 30+ pounds heavier than a 9500, but I can't see 30 pounds breaking the camels back
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I agree, all I have is a Smitty built 8k winch with stock bumper on the front. I just got home from work and I am going to try to post a pic.
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Here are a few photos. I did have an old lift kit on the jeep with the winch and it sat level.
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Here are a few photos. I did have an old lift kit on the jeep with the winch and it sat level.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:07 PM   #11
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I just measured and it's about 10.5 to 11" from top of my 33 to the fender in the rear.

Not the inside tallest point but the part you would cut if you went bigger tires.

I still have 90+% tread on my 33's
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looks like it sits pretty level to me.....
The gap in the rear wheel well is bigger,that doesnt make it taller. The jeep looks fine to me.


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Well just called RE, they said they build there lifts a little taller in the rear to account for gear. It does sit taller in the rear but im going to live with it for now. Rides good might order some spacers for the front. thanks for the input and help
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:15 PM   #14
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yea 3/4" or 1" spacer is a good idea if you wanna level it out as best possible.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:47 PM   #15
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Just a few poser shots
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My RE kit still sits a tad higher in the rear after 2yrs, even with the hard top on all the time.
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Don't go by the wheel wells.
Measure the rock rails on the sides - front to back. They look level in your pictures.
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I just finished putting my RE kit in about an hour ago and it sits the same way

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