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Old 02-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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So about 3 weeks ago I totaled my jeep wrangler and now I'm in the hunt to get a new one and I'm looking at this one rubicon and I would plan on lifting it right now it only has a 2/12 on 32's I plan on upgrading to a 6inch lift with 35's I would like to know what all extra would I need besides the lift and tires cause I know there is more to it

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Old 02-16-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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At least a new rear drive shaft, shocks, 4.88 gears, chrom-moly axle shafts, Dakota Digital to adjust the speedometer, rear upper adjustble control arms to adjust pinion angle.

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Old 02-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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You dont need 6" of lift to clear 35's... a 4" lift and tube fenders will clear 35's just fine.
You could even do a 4.5" lift and clear them just fine.

If it's an Auto you'll need 5.13 gears, if it's a manual your fine with 4.88s.
New Rear CV Driveshaft, Shocks if they dont come with the lift kit, extended brake lines, make sure the kit you buy has adjustable control arms for adjusting the pinion angle.

You don't need Chromo's right away, but its a nice piece of mind. It depends on how hard you wheel and how bad you are with the skinny pedal.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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I like the 6inch for the height
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:26 PM   #5
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And more Clearance
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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that tall can be a little tippy in off camber situations and if your going with a SA (short arm lift) the arms will be at a steep angle as well. Anyways enjoy
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:42 PM   #7
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I was thinking maybe just a rubicon express 4.5 inch lift what are the pros and cons of it
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #8
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If your goal is to run 35's, then the 4.5 super flex kit from RE is great combined with a 1'' body and motor mount. you will clear the 35's with no fender rub and have plenty of space for flex. I ran that set up and was very happy with it.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:12 PM   #9
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I was thinking maybe just a rubicon express 4.5 inch lift what are the pros and cons of it
May I suggest the 4" Savvy/Curry JJ lift, Savvy Under Armor and MetalCloak fenders. You will have a mean Sexy Beast
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:25 PM   #10
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I was thinking maybe just a rubicon express 4.5 inch lift what are the pros and cons of it
That is the lift I have. but I am currently running 33s but going to 35s as soon as I install my Currie currectlync steering. Ordering the 35s in two weeks.
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To each their own, but I've got a Rubi with 35s, trimmed fenders and no lift (yet) and I only rub when I hit something real hard. I'll install a 2.5" OME or Teraflex this summer. Want to keep it low.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #12
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There is no way u have 35 s on a stock tj Rubicon I have one 4 inch lift and 33 are it
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #13
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To each their own, but I've got a Rubi with 35s, trimmed fenders and no lift (yet) and I only rub when I hit something real hard. I'll install a 2.5" OME or Teraflex this summer. Want to keep it low.
You have a jk. You can fit bigger tires on less lift

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