Originally Posted by BFYTW
LIFT: Rubicon Express 5.5" LA kit
SHOCKS: Bilstien 5150's
SYE/CVD: Advance Adapters HD SYE Kit & RE drive shaft
TIRES/WHEELS: 35x12.5x15 MT MTZ's / 15x10 MT classic locks
Likes: Whats not to like? Great quality, Its suppose to RTi big numbers (I wouldn't know. I have not found anyone with a ramp yet) It rides better than a stock TJ, and hey it looks freakin cool. Oh and for me.. My lift matches my jeep in color.
Dis-Likes: none? maybe the multi adjustments of this complex kit in that it is neccesary for adjustment purposes it also allows for more points that you have to check periodicly. same with grease fittings but again would you want it any other way?
Would You Recommend: YES! Absolutley. I was almost talked into the 4.5" kit and trimming for 35's Im glad I went full 5.5" because Now I wish it was even bigger. I also highly recommend the Bilstiens. you will loose a little flex compared to the rubicon shocks due to the mounting adapters but I pull a boat with my jeep and it sees more pavement than anything and the bilstiens are very stable and ride GREAT.
SORRY FOR NO FLEX PICS!
P.S. THIS JEEP WAS BONE STOCK JAN 1. I HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY WILL GIVE MORE PICS WHEN COMPLETED
I moved to Colorado since the OP. I live 2hrs from Moab now. Lift has been on for almost 5 years now, and "Thorn" has had the pleasure of doing some cool trails. I have logged around 38,000 miles since install.
First the bad:
1. Those damn bushings. Supposedly RE has resolved the issue but mine were junk. Daystar replacements installed after only 20,000 miles. However easy fix.
2. The drop down belly pan. The thing is IED proof and its a good thing too because its gonna drag.
Really thats it. Otherwise I've found that going long arm really was worth every penny. The RE lift is solid, reliable, rides excellent on pavement, flexes, and feels extremely stable in the rocks.
would I buy it again? .... No.
I would have had M40 build a custom 4 link with coilovers..
Would I recommend this kit? Absolutely.
Lead King Basin
Grizzly Jeep Trail
Fines n Things
Poison Spider Mesa
Gold Bar Rim
Flat Iron Mesa