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Old 01-07-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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Rubicon Express Thoughts and Opinions?

I was suggested to repost this here, so first let me just apologize to those who may have already read this thread under the newbie listings...

Hello all, I just wanted to introduce myself as a new member of this forum. I recently purchased a 2013 JKU Sahara and am looking forward to starting some mods. But because I have a bunch that I need to do in order to transform my stock vehicle to be ready to off road the Texas Spur Jamboree in Llano in March I have to consider a budget approach. I want to start with just asking for anyone's thoughts on the 3.5 Rubicon Express standard lift for this thread to keep the discussion focused on one topic, but I will likely have many more product questions upcoming. I was considering the Teraflex and Rock Krawler brands as well (AEV didn't make the cut due to cost and although Rough Country was originally touted as decent I've heard a lot to the contrary recently), but it looked like the RE offered more bang for the buck yet remained upgradeable (which I want) and has a solid warranty on their parts. I do recognize there is also a point where good money can buy garbage so I was hoping for some feedback from anyone with experience with the RE product. Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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I don't have any personal experience per se on that lift, but a friend of mine recently installed it on his 2010 Sahara and is very happy with it. He is not experiencing and shakes/wobbles/funky steering or ride issues. Based on his experience, I've considered looking at it too.

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Old 01-07-2014, 01:46 PM   #3
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Good to know Cozmik, thanks for the feedback!
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:32 PM   #4
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I just picked up a 2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited Rubicon with the 3.5 inch Rubicon Express springs. They suck compared to my 2009's Metalcloak coil springs.

The RE springs creak like no tomorrow and have a horrible ride.

I will not recommend RE products to anyone. Just Google "problems with Rubicon Express". Better companies exist like Teraflex, Synergy, Genright, Rock Krawler, Clayton, and Currie. Do not settle for low quality.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:11 PM   #5
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You will get personal opinions from all who have it. Good or bad. I have the lift on my 07 JKU. It has been on for over 3 years and I love it. So much that if I trade the rig the lift will stay with me. I am running OME Long Travel shocks though. Not the 'RE ones.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:31 PM   #6
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I appreciate everyone's feedback, if they were universally positive I would be just as concerned as if they were overwhelmingly negative. I did forget to mention that I would be going with Bilstein 5100's if I went with this kit. The OME Long Travel shocks would be nice but the long arm kit is part of the expanded effort down the road...

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