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Old 07-02-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Rubicon Express 2.5" with Twin Tube Shocks

Anyone running this kit? It looks like RE is back with several bigger kit options since re-organizing.




Tuned Coils Springs
Extended End Links,
Bump Stop
Track Bar Relocation Bracket
High Quality Hardware
Available with or without Gas Charged Shocks
Parts Included

Front Coil Springs
Rear Coil Springs
Front Shocks
Rear Shocks
Bump Stops
Track Bar Relocation Bracket
Mounting Hardware

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If they've addressed the issues with QC...THIS is the kit I want.

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purchased. still pending delivery. 4wp said anytime now. everything is in besides the shocks.

betts springs make re springs...pretty reputable, oh and those monotubes...their tuned bilstein 5100's.

they had issues with their bushings in the past but now their made polyurethane.

I was picking on a reps brain during my local 4wp event so i gathered as much information as i could.
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Anyone running this kit? It looks like RE is back with several bigger kit options since re-organizing.




Tuned Coils Springs
Extended End Links,
Bump Stop
Track Bar Relocation Bracket
High Quality Hardware
Available with or without Gas Charged Shocks
Parts Included

Front Coil Springs
Rear Coil Springs
Front Shocks
Rear Shocks
Bump Stops
Track Bar Relocation Bracket
Mounting Hardware
The thing I've always liked about Rubicon Express is they publish their spring rates unlike the other suppliers.

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Old 07-02-2013, 06:26 PM   #5
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You've ordered this exact kit dawhites? I would be interested in what you think post install.

Installing your self?
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yessir...i ordered the exact kit w/ monostein's lol. jks discos, exhaust spacer, and aev drop brackets (courtesy of kjeeper).

i'm having a shop install it since i'm a very busy person. i should have it done by next week, and i'll have a thorough write up on/off road. (i have a wheeling trip on the 14th)
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My cousin installed this kit 2.5" Rubicon Express coil springs kit including monotube shocks. We both liked the quality and ride. The brackets that came adjusted axels also and they are perfectly. Very smooth ride.
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i NEVER considered RE and ended up initially purchasing a different brand. Talking to a RE rep changed all that. I even called RE over the phone and the tech guy answered all my questions i had. Warranty issues, sagging issues (if any), and transamerica purchase issue....just to get to know them from a consumer standpoint if any problems do arise God forbid.

i have yet to hear any complaints of the RE 2.5
No sagging of coils, great ride, and no more bushing issue. you also can't beat the "transferable" lifetime warranty.
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yessir...i ordered the exact kit w/ monostein's lol. jks discos, exhaust spacer, and aev drop brackets (courtesy of kjeeper).

i'm having a shop install it since i'm a very busy person. i should have it done by next week, and i'll have a thorough write up on/off road. (i have a wheeling trip on the 14th)
PM your address and we will get a RE Window banner and some decals headed your way. Looking forward to your write up and pictures of your trip!
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rubiconsean... i sent u 2 pm's...one is the corrected address. I have more peace of mind that your in the wf.
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I made some calls and lo and behold, a local shop had the last AEV geometry corrrection brackets in stock. I don't have to wait till next week. When i left work 2 hours early to pick it up, 4wp called me and told me all my parts came in.

JKS Disco's

AEV geometry brackets

Preassembled rear shocks

ptmeg bushing close up

front shock

rear links w/ ptmeg bushing

front springs

rear springs

rear trackbar

rear trackbar sleeve

and teraflex exhaust spacers


i forgot to take pics of the bumpstops since i didn't bother checking them out. So Far, today is a good day.
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These are really great pictures. Thanks for taking the time to post all of them. It's good to see them all up close like this. Hope everything goes well with the install. Get some before and after pics front, side, back etc.
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Had re on my old tj very happy, but as just a spacer kit. could you break down the prices for me? Assuming RE kit $699 then how much for the additional pieces? Also whats the shop gonna charge for install? thanks and pics when finished!
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Had re on my old tj very happy, but as just a spacer kit. could you break down the prices for me? Assuming RE kit $699 then how much for the additional pieces? Also whats the shop gonna charge for install? thanks and pics when finished!
The kit shown is $579
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These are really great pictures. Thanks for taking the time to post all of them. It's good to see them all up close like this. Hope everything goes well with the install. Get some before and after pics front, side, back etc.
i will definitely add more. i've been working on a rough draft this past week for my review and i'm slowly adding pictures here and there. i'll post up everything after my wheeling trip next week on the 14th.
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Had re on my old tj very happy, but as just a spacer kit. could you break down the prices for me? Assuming RE kit $699 then how much for the additional pieces? Also whats the shop gonna charge for install? thanks and pics when finished!
ughs... i was at a local shop today since they were the only ones in the area that had the AEV geometry brackets. They told me $800! no thank you. The cheapest place i found is $400 to install the kit, discos, exhaust spacer, and correctional bracket. I'm checking them out tomorrow.
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It looks like Quadratec sells this kit for $579 and others sell it for $699
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It looks like Quadratec sells this kit for $579 and others sell it for $699
579 is for the twin tube kit, 699 is for the monotube kit
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579 is for the twin tube kit, 699 is for the monotube kit
Good find. I just realized this too and was coming back to post that up as well.
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I picked my RE mono tube kit up for 620 through 4wheelparts earlier this month, it was on discount. I waited a long time for shocks to arrive, gave up and 4wheelparts ordered me Billestine 5100s and cancelled the RE shocks. Getting installed on the 12th, along with 33x12.50x15 duratracs! I'll update my review afterwards with pictures.
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I made some calls and lo and behold, a local shop had the last AEV geometry corrrection brackets in stock. I don't have to wait till next week. When i left work 2 hours early to pick it up, 4wp called me and told me all my parts came in.

ptmeg bushing close up

i forgot to take pics of the bumpstops since i didn't bother checking them out. So Far, today is a good day.



Great pic's of the parts and on the dining room table, no less. You gotta' love this forum!
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I made some calls and lo and behold, a local shop had the last AEV geometry corrrection brackets in stock. I don't have to wait till next week. When i left work 2 hours early to pick it up, 4wp called me and told me all my parts came in.
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I am looking at getting the re mono kit as well! What are the geometry kits for? Do I need those? Or can I just install the kit as is on my 2011 JKU?
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I am looking at getting the re mono kit as well! What are the geometry kits for? Do I need those? Or can I just install the kit as is on my 2011 JKU?
You don't need em! I was sold due to kjeeper10's review on them. My local wheeling buddies all have lifts and when I look at their front arms, its not leveled. The jeep will think its lifted only an inch, when its really lifted about 3 inches. It's a trade off with clearance and drivability. For an extra 100, I just want to try em.
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I picked my RE mono tube kit up for 620 through 4wheelparts earlier this month, it was on discount. I waited a long time for shocks to arrive, gave up and 4wheelparts ordered me Billestine 5100s and cancelled the RE shocks. Getting installed on the 12th, along with 33x12.50x15 duratracs! I'll update my review afterwards with pictures.
That's how much I paid for it. I purchased it on the 9th and received them yesterday. I guess they were selling like hotcakes.
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You don't need em! I was sold due to kjeeper10's review on them. My local wheeling buddies all have lifts and when I look at their front arms, its not leveled. The jeep will think its lifted only an inch, when its really lifted about 3 inches. It's a trade off with clearance and drivability. For an extra 100, I just want to try em.
Then expect a review from you, so I can decide on them!
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I just dropped it off. My errands will last all day so it will give em enough time to do it.

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Front is done. Pay attention to the leveled front lca.

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