i finally conned my wife into the whole jeep idea and we just got a brand new 06 rubicon in impact orange. she wants to do 33's and i want 35's and i dont think im going to win. so for 33's do i go with the rubicon express 4.5 long arm or the 5.5 long arm?? will the 5.5 look funny with 33's?
Depending on how many skid plates, tire carriers etc you have on your rig most of the time the RE springs net a little more lift than stated. I'm thinking you could easily go with even a 3.5" RE spring and 33's. The 5.5" RE and 33's might look a little misproportioned.
RE's 5.5" is excessively tall for 33" tires, go for the 4.5". RE's lifts are generally a good inch above their advertised height so their 4.5" is more like someone else's 5.5" lift. I'm running an RE 4.5" suspension lift and a 1" body lift with my 35" tires and I have enough clearance to go with at least 37" tires.
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i am going to put a toys by troy stinger front bumper, rear bumper, tire swing, and a winch. thanks for all the help what does everyone think of the RE4.5 long arm kit?? what are the advantages to the long arm vice the super flex???
5.5" is way too tall for 33's. many guys run 37's with that setup! i think 4.5" is too tall also unless your loaded down with armor. 3.5" should be perfect. especially since you'll probably net 4" anyway. theres a lot of people running the 5.5" coils that netted 7" out of them. WAY to much for the 33's and if you get 5" out of the 4.5 that'll be a little high also unless you do some rockcrawling. the 3.5" will suit you good.
I run a rock krawler 3 and a half on 33s and its a awsome set up the arms are solid instead of dom tubing you might want to look into this kit..we live in phoenix and do plenty of rock crawlin with this kit the solid arms helps to slide over some larger rocks