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Old 05-01-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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Rubicon express and an 09 JKU

I can't wait any longer. I've had my first jeep for about two weeks and I'm ready for a lift. I've decided on the Rubicon express 3.5 inch standard coil lift. I currently have 33s with aftermarket wheels. Not sure of the brand.

I'm going with the kit that comes without shocks. Hoping I can purchase a better shock in the future.

I'm hoping i will have it purchased and installed by june. I have the cash for the lift just saving up the rest for labor at 4wheelparts.

Any and all feedback welcome!

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Old 05-01-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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The RE is a good lift but 3.5" is a lot of lift for 33" tires. A 2.5" lift will provide plenty of rom for those tires to do their job and will reduce the probability of requiring other steering and driveline mods in the future.

Double check the torque setting on the joints after the lift is installed. Loose joints often caused by binding during the installation is one the common causes that leads to DW.

I would check some references for any shop prior to using their services.

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Old 05-01-2014, 01:04 PM   #3
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I plan on jumping to 35s as soon as my 33s start to show some wear. The previous owner put em on prior to selling.

As for the torque settings, would it be easier to ask the guys at the shop to triple check it before I pick the jeep up?
I ask because I don't own a torque wrench. I'm more than capable to install the lift myself but I'm going to 4wheel parts for the warranty.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:27 PM   #4
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I love my RE 3.5". Would highly recommend it. I would, however, spring for the Superflex. It comes with adjustable control arms. Also, I upgraded to Rancho 9000xs and couldn't be happier. Firm for towing my boat, and low for reg street duty works great.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:30 PM   #5
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I would LOVE the super flex kit. But don't have the extra $1000 to spare. Did you get that kit or did you add control arms later?

As for the shocks I've heard nothing but good about the rancho 9000xs.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:22 PM   #6
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I have the rubicon express 2.5 coil lift, with the monostein shocks.
riding on 35's
I like it A lot............
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:29 PM   #7
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Looks good. No issues?
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Looks good. No issues?
none, rides great.
I have spidertrax wheel spacers to clear tires on stock rim.
I also added synergy fixed front lower control arms- for caster..
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:50 PM   #9
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We're the control arms a must or is it something that can wait?
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:07 PM   #10
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im planning on putting the RE 3.5in on 35s w/ fox shocks on the new jeep i ordered. glad to hear positive things about the lift kit
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:07 PM   #11
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We're the control arms a must or is it something that can wait?
control arms were not a must for this setup, but I got them to return
the steering feel back to stock.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:19 PM   #12
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What did it feel like without em
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What did it feel like without em
steering felt a bit lite, not as positive, not bad.
only because I did not use the supplied washers for caster correction.
they are better than cam bolts, but I wanted a better choice.
check out the thread about (caster) and lifting your jeep.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:55 PM   #14
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I've read a ton about all that but they all say with a lift that size LACs are a must. I wasn't sure if that was the only way or if there were other options
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:56 PM   #15
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LCAs*
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:38 AM   #16
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I would say a must with a 3.5. Mine needed some adjusting for the rear pinion angle...was whinning a bit until I dialed it in.
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