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Old 09-25-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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RE7002 w/ MT rims and tires advice

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I've got a stock 2000 wrangler and I think I'm finally ready to spend some money on it. I want to get the RE7002 from Rubicon Express (and eventually upgrade all the way to the 3.5 Long Arm), the 15X10.5 MT sidebiters, and the 33X12.5 MT Baja MTZ tires. I am a total newb and know very little about sizing and backspacing and anything technical, but will that set up work? Other than the lift kit stuff (shocks, cam bolts, recommended SYE and CV driveline) is there anything else I need? I want to do this all at once so I want to make sure I've got everything so I'm not stuck ordering parts and being jeep-less because I forgot something stupid. Help?

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Old 09-25-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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I read a couple of reviews on that kit last night, i am actually considering getting just the springs. The only common problem i have read about is that the lift ends up around 4", which causes the yoke on the rear axle to misalign more than what the cam bolts can compensate for. There were several posters saying that they would be getting the adjustable rear lower control arms to line it back up.

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Do your self a favor and buy the lift you want once. and dont buy RE. Look into Terafelx, Clayton, Rock Krawler. as they all have much better systems then the other big name brands.
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I've never heard of Rock Krawler but their stuff looks amazing, at least from the website. Must be a smaller company. I know RE used to be pretty good but they just got bought out and their quality will probably go down. Thanks for the info
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I've never heard of Rock Krawler but their stuff looks amazing, at least from the website. Must be a smaller company. I know RE used to be pretty good but they just got bought out and their quality will probably go down. Thanks for the info
I spoke to a re dealer and he claims they are still using the same parts sources. He was worried about the same thing.
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I've never heard of Rock Krawler but their stuff looks amazing, at least from the website. Must be a smaller company. I know RE used to be pretty good but they just got bought out and their quality will probably go down. Thanks for the info

Rock Krawler and Clayton are both smaller guys more focused on fab and quality then selling 100 kits
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:57 AM   #7
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Cool. So as far as fitment I should be alright? Those rims/tires are compatible? I don't have to worry about any weird spacing issues?

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