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Old 01-20-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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I need lift and tire opinions!!!!!!!!!

Ok, i want to spend my hard earned money carefully and wisely, so based on my research I have come to two choices that are within my budget:

1) rubicon express superflex 4.5" with ome shocks, jks rear track bar, jks BL+MML, tom wood cv driveshaft, cragar steel wheels, and either 35x12.50 trxus mt's or 35x12.50 mastercraft courser mt's

2) dpg offroad tj trailgunner super ultimate deluxe, which includes all jks control arms, jks track bars, jks BL+MML, jks quick discos, ome shocks, and 4 dpg offroad coils, and cragar steel wheels with 34x12.50 trxus mt's or 34x9.50 tsl's. with this combo i shouldn't need a cv driveshaft because it doesnt provide as much lift (approx. 4" with BL)

this is a daily driver so keep that in mind. i dont want a long arm lift so i've narrowed it down to these two combos. please help me decide

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Old 01-20-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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There's a thread specifically about lift reviews from people on here. Definatley check it out. That being said, I've got a RE 4.5'' superflex with the RE shocks. Plus a 1'' body. If you are planning on running 35's you will probably need the 1'' body to create enough space for decent wheel articulation. I love the RE lift, everything fit like it was supposed to. A little pricey, but when it comes to lifts you get what you pay for. My jeep is my daily driver, i do a lot of highway too. I went with Dick Cepeck Crushers. They are not loud, have great traction in mud and great on the road. They don't wear fast either. Much better than the mickey thompson MTZ's. I was not a fan of those. My advice is don't skimp out on the rubber, decent tires are just like the lifts, get what you pay for

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Old 01-20-2009, 08:04 PM   #3
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Oh and RE lifts run a little tall, the 4.5 is more like a 5''.
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why are long arm kits bad for daily drivers?
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:22 PM   #6
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Just curious, why would you not want a Long Arm lift, especially for DD???
Dont get me wrong, i love my Clayton 4" SA kit, but if I had to do it over again I would have just boughten the Clayton Long Arm kit.

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Old 01-20-2009, 08:34 PM   #7
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i would like to get a long arm lift but when its all said and done it will be out of my budget
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:35 PM   #8
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a 5" LA kit would be nice Dont forget the rest of the stuff though.. sye, cv.. and so on~2.5-3k.
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a 5" LA kit would be nice Dont forget the rest of the stuff though.. sye, cv.. and so on~2.5-3k.
i agree, but it conflicts with my budget
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well in that case i guess you're left with 3.5" re and sye and all those goodies.
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well in that case i guess you're left with 3.5" re and sye and all those goodies.
ok, but i was leaning towards one of the two options i provided
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:57 PM   #12
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Go with option #1. RE is an extremely good and one of the most trail proven suspensions. Not that the DPG kit isnt an awesome kit too but granted your two choices Id go w/ #1. I have the ome shocks and I can tell you that you'll love those shocks!

On a side note, I have a set of 34" trxus tires on moab wheels in very good shape I am selling right now if your interested. I have 5 too so you'd have a full size spare. pm me if your interested.
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A nice lift is great, but new guys often don't realize that evey inch of height means you have to fix some other issue. If you are going over 4" a T-case drop won't cut it. You will need a SYE and a CV shaft. 35" tires will need 4.88 gears unless you don't want to go at freeway speeds uphill and at least a Dana 44 out back. Good luck and have fun.
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A nice lift is great, but new guys often don't realize that evey inch of height means you have to fix some other issue. If you are going over 4" a T-case drop won't cut it. You will need a SYE and a CV shaft. 35" tires will need 4.88 gears unless you don't want to go at freeway speeds uphill and at least a Dana 44 out back. Good luck and have fun.
good call

with the rubicon express lift i already included a tom wood cv drive shaft in my budget, and having a rubicon, i won't need a sye, and i already have dana 44's front and rear with 4.10's, which aren't 4.88's but for the moment will be ok
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35" tires will need 4.88 gears unless you don't want to go at freeway speeds uphill and at least a Dana 44 out back
my 3.73s do just fine thank you very much
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You'll be golden with that Rubi and bigger tires Warpman. But like I said, the RE lift and my tires/rims would look real good on your rig
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One piece of advice: Consider Clayton, EXTREMELY beefy stuff will last you forever.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:50 PM   #18
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the 4.10 gearing in your Rubi will be fine with 35's

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