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Old 10-22-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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RE 3.5 superflex installation tips

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Just got my RE 3.5 superflex and slip yoke elim/Tom woods driveshaft delivered.Going to start the installation this Sunday.Any tips? Im pulling out an 8 year old 2.5 OME lift on my 97 tj.I got the RE kit with 8 adjustable arms,so I can tune it up if needed.is it possible to lift the jeep up high enough to drop the axles enough to remove the springs without a coil compressor?Any tips would be appreciated,Thanks,Jeff

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Old 10-22-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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Yes it is possible. Espeacilly, if your dissconnecting all the control arms and track bars and shocks. Some people still swear you need a spring compressor, but I never used one. If you have adjustable track bars you won't need the drop pitman arm, and don't tighten everything untill the jeep is sitting back on its own wheels.

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Old 10-22-2009, 09:20 PM   #3
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Yep its possible...you still may need the compressor to get the new bigger springs in though. The installation is quiet easy, just follow the directions and it'll go pretty easy with basic knowledge. Air tools make a big difference!
One annoying part is the rear trackbar mount...installing the new mount can be a bitch. And also be prepared or some drilling.
I finished the kit with lower CAs' in two days, a few hours each day.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:23 PM   #4
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Use some PB Blaster on the bolts, start spraying & letting soak over the next couple days. Air tool if you have access makes ot go faster.

As for instructions, check out wanderingtrail.com If the site is still availabe has one of the better RE install write-ups. Also check out Rubicon Express 3.5" Super Flex Suspension Lift Installation - Jeep TJ
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:25 PM   #5
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Get some friends. There good to get you beer while your under the jeep.
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If i was still in NY i would offer some help good luck.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:11 AM   #7
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Thanks guys! snwchris,that wanderingtrail write up is great! exactly what Im doing OMe to RE superflex.Does anybody know lengthwise were I should set my adjustable lower CA,s at? should I set them like the uppers,3/8ths longer front,3/4 longer rear? or leave them stock length? Thanks again..
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:31 AM   #8
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I think in the write-up he stated to set them out a little
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:39 AM   #9
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I installed the SYE, a belly-up skid and 8 adj. CAs in les than one day with the help of two friends.

With a SYE:

front UCAs: stock length
front LCAs: about 3/8" longer than stock
rear UCAs: about 3/8" to 1/2 longer than stock
rear LCAs: stock length

In the rear you have to set the rear pinion angle, the pinion should show directly to the TC pinion that you install with the SYE.

Stock:



With a SYE:

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Old 10-29-2009, 09:36 PM   #10
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Just an update.I finished installation of my Re 3.5" superflex.Did it myself in the driveway.Took me 2, 10 hour days LOL. Remember.Im 50,and My jeep is a 97,so things didnt really want to come off.I got the kit upgraded with 8 adjustable control arms.Also added 3/4 poly blocks on top for a little extra lift.Man thats one high 3 1/2 " lift The jeep rides WAY better than before,R.E makes a very nice kit! Next,is setting the toe-in using Jerry Bransford method,Thanks Jerry! installing the SS extended brake lines,and the advanced adapters SYE and Tom woods rear driveshaft.I have a small ,maybe 1/2 transfer case drop thats not cutting it at this new Height.I got the RE kit and SYE/woods driveshaft for a package price from 4x4 group buy for a VERY good price.I highly recommend them.Oh,I didnt use a spring compressor,just disconnected the steering from the pitman arm,along with everything else,let the axle drop completely,and jacked up the opposite side under the rotor,and yanked out the coil.Putting in the new ones even with the added poly blocks was cake.They just fell in with the RE control arms allowing way more flex.Just wanted to thank you guys for the tips,especially the wandertrail.com write-up.It really helped....

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