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Old 02-22-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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RE 3.5 SF vs 1.25" JKS & 1.5"TF BB w/JKS Mounts

I am now considering purchasing a Rubicon Express 3.5" Super Flex Lift Kit over a JKS 1.25 body lift and a 1.5 TF BB lift with the JKS motor mounts for my '03 SE. This will be my daily driver, but will do an occasional mild trail riding during the weekends. Do I still have to buy motor mounts with the RE lift? Will I have a better chance of acquiring vibes with one over the other? What are some of the pros and cons between these set-ups? I do know that the cheap route would be the prior compared the latter. Just your .02!?!?

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Old 02-22-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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You are guaranteed to get vibes with the RE kit. Realistically, you'd be better off with the BB and BL combo. You'd have enough room to run 32" tires and have no drive line issues.

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I dont have motor mount risers, i just dropped the tcase until i have the extra cash for the sye and driveshaft. after i dropped the tcase an inch my vibes are gone.
my RE 3.5 kit Greatly outperforms my old budget boost setup in all aspects. on and offroad.
i was able to purchase my RE 3.5 super flex, with front trac bar, shocks, gen 2 quick discos for 800 bucks. i have no complaints about the lift. i was able to install it with basic tools in my garage.

I got my stuff from dc4wd.com
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:55 AM   #4
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I'm going to agree with Rawk on this one. I have a 4" kit on mine and a Tcase drop and never had a hint of vibes. I'd go with RE kit rather than doing it all twice.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:14 PM   #5
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if im reading this right then your definitely gonna get vibes...3.5" coils plus 1.5" BB is 5" of lift...
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:18 PM   #6
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Read the title of the thread.
RE 3.5 SF vs 1.25" JKS & 1.5"TF BB w/JKS Mounts
But I could be wrong.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:20 PM   #7
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good point...didnt see that
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:40 PM   #8
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Sorry about the confusion: 3.5 vs 1.25/1.5
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:39 PM   #9
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if your going 3,5. plan on an syr, uca, and shaft.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:22 PM   #10
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4" lift.. ended up settling at 4.5 in the rear.. 1" tcase drop and barely any vibes when accelerating hard at 50 mph. When driving it normally no vibes at all.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:38 AM   #11
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i would go with the BB/BL. that would perform very well for very cheap and you would not have to worry about a sye with cv shaft and rear adjustable uppers.

you can always replace more suspension parts as you go along.

that being said, if you can afford the sye/cv/uppers then by all means go for the 3.5"
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:59 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll go the cheap 1.25/1.50 route. Save some money and maybe some headaches too.
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I dont have motor mount risers, i just dropped the tcase until i have the extra cash for the sye and driveshaft. after i dropped the tcase an inch my vibes are gone.
my RE 3.5 kit Greatly outperforms my old budget boost setup in all aspects. on and offroad.
i was able to purchase my RE 3.5 super flex, with front trac bar, shocks, gen 2 quick discos for 800 bucks. i have no complaints about the lift. i was able to install it with basic tools in my garage.

I got my stuff from dc4wd.com
How were you able to get the super flex kit, trac bar, shocks and discos for $800?!?!?!

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