i have a 2004 wrangler x and i'm going to lift it but i'm not sure how much to clear 33's. i drive every day on beaches but seldemly go hard core 4wheelin, so i don't need crazy articulation. i'm lookin at the full traction 3" economy lift vs the terra flex 3" vs the 4wheeldrive hardware 3". does anyone have any info that can help, i'm leaning towards the full traction
personally, i'd go with the 3" full traction. full traction seems to be good quantity and probably has the best rep of those 3 kits and a lot of people run that lift...3" should clear the 33's fine...depending on bumpstop you may rub a little at full flex off road.
jeepguyLJ on here runs the FT lift and really seems to like it.
sweet much appreciated got one other question. when i come to a stop sign and slow down to five mph and then accelerate or when i turn into drive ways and then accelerate my engine revs high before it shifts and provides forward momentum again. its like it slips in gear. just had the transmission checked at a dealer and they said its fine but i'm not sure what it could be
I run 33" BFG TA's and a Full Traction 3" kit. No rubbing. The kit is OK for the price, but has terrible instructions. I'd get the 3.5" Rubicon Express kit if I had to do it over again. It's not much more and it includes a lot of extra parts you'll end up buying later. New control arms and track bars make everything work so much better.
2013 Wrangler 2D, 3.6L, Automatic, 3.73 Gears, Limited slip in the rear, Teraflex 2" lift, 285/75/16 tires, LOD bumper & 8K winch, 2M Ham radio.
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i looked at the 3.5 rubicon express but worried about the added cost of a slip yoke and c.v. drive shaft, any info on R.E. needing a slip yoke would be great, i'm new at this threads thing so i don't know where this message will post, sorry
I installed the RE 3.5" Super Flex kit almost a month ago and (knock on wood) I have not had any major problems. I'm also running the Super Swamper TSL radials (33" x 10.5" R15), no spacers on the original 5 star aluminum rims.
I do have a slight vibration during acceleration. I did not replace the rear shaft with a CV type (as the kit suggests) and this should cure the problem.... However, the vibration is very minimal so I will get to it next month or so. The kit included a TC drop kit but I purchased the RE monotube shocks separately. I highly suggest you budget the shocks into whatever you are planning.
I really love the way it rides on the road, very comfortable and predictable handling. It's not a marshmallow but it's also not a kidney killer either. It has a firm-comfortable ride...like it should...positive feedback in the wheel...no drift or understeer. The offroad performance is simply outstanding.
The lift was more like 4" to 4.5" after installation. The directions were excellent but it took 2 guys (myself and my brother-in-law) about 14 hours to do.,,, (OK there were a few beer brakes here and there). I had it aligned after the lift was done and was off by 1.5 degree on the camber. The toe-in had to be adjusted a little bit but everyhting went perfect.
In my experience, I would highly suggest the RE superflex kit. It's a bit expensive, but I think you get what you pay for.
yes u can still hit the outer beaches at race point and was out there recently and still as beautiful as ever, but the f-ing piping plovers (small federally protected endangered shore birds) are making a come back recently and have closed sandy neck, chapin beach, the national seashore, and almost every beach u can off road on the cape until their chicks fledge. roughly about a month. sucks bec offroad stickers are about 150 $ per beach.
----piping plovers taste like chicken