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Old 06-09-2007, 11:38 PM   #1
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how much lift

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

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Old 06-09-2007, 11:40 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 06-09-2007, 11:46 PM   #3
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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
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:16 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:24 AM   #5
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and you'll need (read: should get) a sye/cv with the 3.5" RE lift...plus i hear of a lot of people netting at least 4" with that kit.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:25 PM   #6
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im not sure if mine will clear.. but im gettin a 2'' suspension lift.. and a 1-2'' body lift..

i also ordered sum wheel spacers to keep the tires from rubbin..

i hope to run sum 33's.. my 31's already fit like a glove =D

i figured with sum disconnects.. i should be alrite when i take it offroadin
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:07 PM   #7
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i figured with sum disconnects.. i should be alrite when i take it offroadin
If you disco your more likely to rub...
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:58 PM   #8
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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
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:11 PM   #9
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you might be able to get away without a CV shaft on the RE kit if you use a t-case drop and rear upper adjustable arms. But I'm doing it right the first time and getting a CV shaft.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:49 PM   #10
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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.

Good Luck and let us know how you make out.

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Old 06-12-2007, 02:55 PM   #11
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Hey Surfcape, can you offroad on Truro Beach near P-Town?

I use to vacation in Eastham back int he 80's and I remember ATV's on the beach in Truro.
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But I'm doing it right the first time and getting a CV shaft.
this is the way to do it!
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Old 06-13-2007, 02:18 AM   #13
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-05...spagenameZWDVW

With this you will have no problem at all with 33''. It will look great with 33''. And if you do decide to go offroading you will not rub at all with 33''. Its a good quality lift for the price.
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:11 AM   #14
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what kit do u have, is it the full traction

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-05...spagenameZWDVW

With this you will have no problem at all with 33''. It will look great with 33''. And if you do decide to go offroading you will not rub at all with 33''. Its a good quality lift for the price.
what lift kit do u have, is it the full traction or the R.E. express
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:16 AM   #15
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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
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:28 PM   #16
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Thanks for the follow up. Looking forward to going to the Cape soon. Drank many, many beers at the Beachcomber in Wellfleet. Hoping it's still there to continue old traditions.

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