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Old 02-18-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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question about lifts.

I have searched this and searched this. I am lifting my jeep soon. I really would like to know the difference between a standard 3.5 RE and the super flex 3.5 RE. At the end of the day it is about 1000 bucks cheaper. I am stuck between do I really need to super flex for what I do now or should I just go standard and then build up to a long arm kit? Thanks guys and gals.

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Old 02-18-2009, 06:51 PM   #2
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I have the 3.5" RE standard lift on my TJ...It works for me... But since I bought it I have installed a ADJ rear track bar, CV/SYE kit, and rear cam ADJ bolts (don"t buy rear cam bolts,every cheap made) get upper ADJ arms for the pinion...So if you have the money I would get the super flex kit, Just because it comes with control arms and other stuff the standard kit is missing...The other thing is don"t buy the twin tube shocks, they are very stiff and will bounce you around over every bump...

The other thing is if you are planing on going to a long arm kit in the future...I would just save up for the long arm kit and save yourself alot of money down the road...

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Old 02-18-2009, 07:13 PM   #3
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Thanks. The long arm kit will be in a year or so not anytime soon. I am getting OME's btw
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Go to the Rubicon Express website and you can see pics. of both kits. The standard kit doesn't include the lower control arms would be the biggest differance.
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The RE 3.5 Standard has poly bushings in both ends, the RE SF (Super Flex) has a rebuildable joint in one end & poly bushign in the other end to help make the suspension work better.

If your looking at the SF kits, save the money and do it right the first time & buy the RE 4.5 kit & sub in the 3.5 springs, since most do that. The 4.5 kit is more complete and all the vendors with let you change out the springs when you order.

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Old 02-18-2009, 08:58 PM   #6
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If I order the 4.5 kit I am keeping it 4.5 lol!!! Yes you guys did make a lot of sense thanks
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:18 PM   #7
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If I order the 4.5 kit I am keeping it 4.5 lol!!! Yes you guys did make a lot of sense thanks
what size tires do you plan on running? i have the 4.5" and its more like 5"+. with 33s its too much, i can easily fit 35s and probably 36s.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:28 PM   #8
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33's for now. Just means I can stuff them farther lol!! I will end up running 35's but not until I get my axles either beefed up or I put in 8.8's with 4.88's.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:44 AM   #9
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If you do the 4.5 kit with the 4.5 springs it does ride higher like 5 to 5.25"
You'll definately need the t-case drop if not the SYE & Rear CV shaft.

I would stay sub in the 3.5 springs instead. If at a later time you want the 4.5 springs all you have to do is buy springs or put a BL & MML on instead down the road for the 35's.

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33's for now. Just means I can stuff them farther lol!! I will end up running 35's but not until I get my axles either beefed up or I put in 8.8's with 4.88's.

If i only plan on doing some mudding and occasional offroading without extensive articulation or rock-crawling, would i need to beef up the axles to fit 35's without breaking something? my 97 already has a 2in body sitting on 33's. i was planning on getting the 3.5 RE with the TC drop to fit 35's and avoid the extra expense of the SYE and CV driveshaft. Later on if i have some more money i can upgrade to the SYE and remove the TC drop.
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97sport I have seen on here and a couple other threads saying if your going to run 35's off roading you better prepare to change axles out on the trail or at the parking lot. Driving them on the road they seem to do ok for the most part from what I have found.
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I saw in another thread you mentioned going to the Long Arm instead. If you not planning to do 35's & gears right away, not sure why the need the the LA kit.

If you do decide on the LA kit, theres alot of other misc things your gonna need:
SYE & CV Shaft
Extended Brake Lines Front & Rear
Long Travel Socks
and thats' on top of the lA kit price.... most good kits do inclide the extended brake lines, but you'll still need the other stuff as well.

The RE LA kit I believe is a weld on kit, unlike the Full Traction which is either Weld-on or Bolt-on.

If your only planning onstaying on 33s for a few years I would just to the 3.5 SF lift

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The RE 3.5 Standard has poly bushings in both ends, the RE SF (Super Flex) has a rebuildable joint in one end & poly bushign in the other end to help make the suspension work better.

If your looking at the SF kits, save the money and do it right the first time & buy the RE 4.5 kit & sub in the 3.5 springs, since most do that. The 4.5 kit is more complete and all the vendors with let you change out the springs when you order.

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This is what I did as well.

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