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Old 09-29-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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My RE 3.5 superflex kit showed up today

Got my Rubicon Express super flex kit today! Im goin to start puttin it on tomorrow after work. I cant wait to see how it looks and performs! I will post some pics tomorrow.

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Old 09-30-2010, 03:48 PM   #3
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I've got the 3.5 standard lift. You're going to love the superflex. nice choice.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:58 PM   #4
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Good choice, there's nothing like having a brand-new suspension lift kit ready for installation!
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:05 PM   #5
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thats what im running and it has held up great
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what size wheels and tires do you plan on running with it installed?
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:13 PM   #7
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PB blast EVERYTHING right now... tonight before you go to bed... when you wake up in the morning, on your lunch break and when you get off work...

Trust me you'll thank me.

I love my RE superflx 3.5 but eventually had to put a sye/cv kit in, you may not had to but the vibes were to much of an issue.

And choose good shocks.. don't go cheap like I did and buy procomp 9000.... they are stiffer than your gpa on viagra
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:14 PM   #8
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33x12.5 on 15x10 AR black steels.......Goin to sell the 10in wide wheels and buy some 8s though
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:16 PM   #9
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Ive been PB blastin everything for the past week Every vehicle I have owned since I was 18 has had a lift and I put all of them in myself with some help from buddies so been down this road before haha......as for shocks i took everyones advice on here and spent the extra money on the RE monotubes
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i was looking at this exact kit from quadratec. what else do i need for this to work? do i need new shocks? or what about the sye/cv kit?
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:21 PM   #11
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i was looking at this exact kit from quadratec. what else do i need for this to work? do i need new shocks? or what about the sye/cv kit?
Rubicon you should be good. If anything you MIGHT have to buy a longer CV driveshaft but there is no need for a SYE with the rubicon transfer case.

The most highly recommended shocks are the Old Man Emu's.
No shocks come with the kit and I found out the hard way you don't need the drop pitman arm.

To correct driveline angle IF NEEDED... you will need to purchase rear upper control arms but only if the SYE/CV comes into play. I did it for peace of mind, superior strength, and to get rid of my drivetrain vibes.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:26 PM   #12
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The 3.5 is a great kit. The only thing I know of to watch for is lower control arm bushings going bad and fast. I gave up after the third set and went with jks lowers. Been fine ever since. Good luck with your install!
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The 3.5 is a great kit. The only thing I know of to watch for is lower control arm bushings going bad and fast. I gave up after the third set and went with jks lowers. Been fine ever since. Good luck with your install!
The Super Flex lift does not have lower bushings it has a "johnny" joint type system. This was a well know issue with RE standard lifts but since I think they have corrected the problems. Don't take my word on it though.
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Rubicon you should be good. If anything you MIGHT have to buy a longer CV driveshaft but there is no need for a SYE with the rubicon transfer case.

The most highly recommended shocks are the Old Man Emu's.
No shocks come with the kit and I found out the hard way you don't need the drop pitman arm.

To correct driveline angle IF NEEDED... you will need to purchase rear upper control arms but only if the SYE/CV comes into play. I did it for peace of mind, superior strength, and to get rid of my drivetrain vibes.
thanks, those shocks are expensive. so im adding the 3.5 lift 2 front and 2 rear shocks,5 33x 10.50x15 tires, and 5 15x8 wheels. that should be all it needs? i plan on putting the spare where the back seat is until i can get a new rear bumper with a better swinging tire carrier and a front.


murray: sorry if i hijacked. i cant wait to see your pictures tomorrow.
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The Super Flex lift does not have lower bushings it has a "johnny" joint type system. This was a well know issue with RE standard lifts but since I think they have corrected the problems. Don't take my word on it though.
Was a super flex. The frame end is rubber bushings
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o wait, he posted that yesterday. he must still be working on it tonight.
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Was a super flex. The frame end is rubber bushings
I got my kit in Febuary and wheeled hard on 6 different full days and it is my DD and have not had that issue yet. I'm bad too... I don't run a rear sway bar. NOT RECOMMENDED but my shocks are sooooo stiff I don't get any roll.
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Well its done! Just have the factory wheels and tires on it now, my new wheels are tires should be mounted and balanced tomorrow. I forgot the camera so no pictures right now. Now for the bad part, I got some pretty good vibration and kind of a chatter/growl from what sounds like the transfer case? Guess I need a SYE and driveshaft, was hoping i could get by for awhile but I dont think thats goin to happen.
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Did you use the t-case lowering kit?

I drove for about 2 months light DD and did fine with those vibes. Even had a drift session in a church parking lot when it snowed. I found which rpms the vibes weren't too bad at and stuck around that area.
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im running the 1 inch drop tcase kit and it solved 98 percent of my vibes. been like that for 3 or 4 years, I do have the AA SYE kit in my garage awaiting install. you could say i pound the kit pretty hard.


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Old 10-01-2010, 06:17 AM   #21
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yeah t-case drop is in. I have just a little bit of play in a u-joint dont know if that is making it more noticable

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