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Old 02-20-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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Flexing the RE Superflex

I was just curious what kind of flex measurements you guys get with your lifts? I put my jeep up on the forklift today and I measured about 28 inches off the ground.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:45 PM   #2
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That looks very respectable. What can really help increase your rig's flex/articulation even more after you install the basic are things like an aftermarket drag link and/or track bar. The OE track bar and drag link can limit the suspension's flex so it doesn't flex as well as it will with better aftermarket products. But your rig's flex is pretty darned respectable as it is. Just don't be tempted to disconnect your TJ's rear antiswaybar in am attempt to gain more flex.

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:54 PM   #3
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Thanks! Right now Im still using the stock tracking bar I just changed the mounting location on the Axel. Would a telescoping tracking bar work with this setup or is it unnecessary?
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:14 PM   #4
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Aftermarket adjustable length trackbars do two things for you... 1) they reposition the axle so it is centered again after installing a suspension lift, since a suspension lift always pulls the axles out to one side. 2) They generally have a better flex joint at the upper end that is less restrictive that allows the axle to flex better. Same with the drag link that connects your steering box to the axle and makes the wheels turn left/right as you turn the steering wheel.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:47 PM   #5
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Looks nice. The front looks flexed out. IMO it could flex a bit more in the rear. Did you lift it until the passengers side rear tire gets off the ground?


Jerry, which drag-link would you recommend?
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Jerry, which drag-link would you recommend?
Currie. You get both the drag link and tie rod if you buy their heavy-duty steering kit. 1.25" diameter solid hardened chromolly steel on both. That kit has an excellent reputation among very hardcore offroaders. It makes the hollow factory stuff look like drinking straws.
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I already have a stronger tie-rod. I don´t want to buy a whole steering linkage.
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Wish i had a forklift...
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I already have a stronger tie-rod.
Sell it, the tie rod included in the Currie kit makes most aftermarket tie rods look like wimpy noodles.
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Then I will buy the Currie kit whe there´s something wrong with my steering linkage. At the moment it flexes like hell with the stock CAs and TBs.
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Looks great & somwe nice flex you have there
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:28 PM   #12
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I have the same setup, except mine came with the adjustable CA's and the adjustable track bar.
I'm swaping my 3.5 inch coils for the 4.5s when I have enough $$$ for a slip yoke w.e

Nice setup though
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:38 PM   #13
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Yea I raised the forklift till I saw the rear tire starting to lift off the ground a little. What can be done to get more flex in the rear?
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Looks real nice, i have the same kit but with the RE trac bar and different shocks.
in the pic i was running RE twin tubes now running the Fox resivoirs.
put the fork lift on the back tire and lift it. your front end should get more flex


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Do you have the long travel OME shocks?
I have them and my real axle has more down travel.
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me or daryl? if its me no im running fox resi's on all four
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:44 AM   #18
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Yes they are the Long Travel OME's
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Then your TJ should flex like this (that are 35s on the pics).

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do you have a body lift Nico??
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yes a 2" BL. I can Lift one tire higher than the tire itself and the others are still on the ground. I didn´t try how much it can flex at full flex because I don´t have a fork lift and I couldn´t find a higher ramp.

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