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Old 02-14-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Installed RE 3.5 superflex today!

Heres some pics, ive got alot more pictures so ill put together a detailed write up of the installation, when I get some free time.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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Looks good tell me how you like it. I am doing my lift in the next few weeks too. I need to know which way to go. OME 3.5 or teraflex or RE thanks!

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Old 02-14-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
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It was pretty dark out when I finished but heres a pic of it all back together, ill take some more tomorrow when its light out...
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haha did it run right when you got done or did it just fall apart? lol Looks awesome.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:34 PM   #5
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Well Im very happy with how this came out, I would highly recommend RE. Everything went together smoothly, it drives a little stiff but I like it!
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:35 PM   #6
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It ran awsome I drove down my front yard right over a 4 ft high snow bank

Ps i did the work in the garage lol
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:36 PM   #7
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Give the springs some time to break in. They won't sag much, but they will loosen up a bit. The only problem with mine is the horrible shocks.

Nice job!
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:37 PM   #8
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Sounds good. I think I am going to do the long arm version when I am going to spend the money. You drove down it now drive back up it and don't wuss out LOL
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I just turned the light on.
It looks like you need some bigger tires now...

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Old 02-14-2009, 08:47 PM   #10
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Correct me if I am wrong but shouldn't the rubber bushing be at the frame end and the joint at the axle end?????

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Old 02-14-2009, 08:58 PM   #11
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Ohh shit, I guess your right, the one bad thing about RE is I didnt get hardly any directions, Just little papers for stuff like the rear tracking bar bracket and the end link instalations, I guess I have some more work to do... How detrimental do you think it is driving it like this? Cause I plan on doing upper adjustable control arms in a week or two.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:00 PM   #12
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Ah Oh.......
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:05 PM   #13
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Not the end of the world, but something you will want to change sooner than later I would think.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:09 PM   #14
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I guess ill just try real hard to keep it on the road as much as I can until I switch them around...
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I didn't even notice that... yep, the flex is at the axle end.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:43 PM   #16
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looks good. How do you like the OME shocks so far?
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Looks great! How much did it run you for the kit and where did you go through?
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:35 PM   #18
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the only reason for the rubber bushing being at the frame end is to eliminat road noise and vibration transference.....u are not gonna lose that much flex out of a short arm kit so i would not worry about it until right before your next big trip....it wont take but 30 mins to change all four around and be good.....i would look into upgrading all joints to super flex joints unless you are dead set on driving it on the highway all the time....the only reason they put any rubber bushings on this kit is to make it friendly to the dd........
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:35 PM   #19
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:26 AM   #20
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man i got to check on mines tomorrow.. i think i have the rubber bushing on the axel end.. mines cme with no manual. i got it used.. just when I thougt I knew everything..lol

If not the buy who Had may have JJ's at both ends
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FYI; I ran this lift on my 03 up until last year, and other than replacing the joints a couple times, this lift was awesome. Do make sure that you lube the joints often especially if you run in water or sandy terrain. I now have a RE long arm and my old short arm is on my son-in-laws Jeep. If you watch the forums, you will find that RE come highly reccomended as well as a couple others, so you won't go wrong with this kit.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:32 AM   #22
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Thanks for the replies guys. Heres some better pictures of the finished product.
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looks good. How do you like the ride?
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:09 PM   #24
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On the road it drives stiffer I like the way it feels, off road Its definitely gonna take some getting used to.
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let us know how the OME shocks are, im thinking of replacing my RE shocks soon.
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Do you have some flex pic?

Did you install some rear shock relocation brackts? Do that. Otherwise your shocks will look like this after the first time of the road. The spring pad wil damage the rear shocks in full flex.

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:04 PM   #27
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Wow I did not know that, thanks for the info!

I see you still have the stock control arms in there though...
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FYI; I ran this lift on my 03 up until last year, and other than replacing the joints a couple times, this lift was awesome. Do make sure that you lube the joints often especially if you run in water or sandy terrain. I now have a RE long arm and my old short arm is on my son-in-laws Jeep. If you watch the forums, you will find that RE come highly reccomended as well as a couple others, so you won't go wrong with this kit.

what was wrong with the joints? were there play? and how much does it cost?

Yeah I actually did have the jj on the frame and not the axel.. I just finished switching them around.. but felt no difference..

However i did notice one of the rear upper rubber bushing/joint is busted.. it has slight play.. is there a rubber joint replacement?



as for the rear shock bracket? yes OP even with the CA's you may want to check if the perch is rubbing the shock.. mines did and they are inverted.. I fixed it by taking my 3lb sledge hammer and baning the crap out of the contacted perch.. about quarter of an inch.. I have no more rubbing..
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what was wrong with the joints? were there play? and how much does it cost?
The flex joints wear out if not lubed every so offen. The Teflon cups inside will wear out and the ball it self will wiggle around and clunk.

You can get replacement parts from RE or other vendors. Not sure on the price, but if taken care of, they should last quite some time.
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yeah.. none of the jj had play.. but some were stiff.. I took 2 of them appart. cleaned and lubed.. I did not have time to do all of them..

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