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Old 02-26-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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What lift for occasional wheeler?

So I have been looking at lift kits. I would like one before the summer.
Suggestions / comments on these or recomendations for other lifts please.
I dont want to spend to much and I dont do much hard core wheelin. Would like to run up to 35s. but 33's would be ok. Not a daily driver but still see's mostly road.

Rubicon Express 3.5" super flex kit
Rubicon Express 4.5" Super Flex kit - this kit says CV drive shaft typically required? needed for 05 rubicon unlimited???
Skyjacker????


I have heard the Rubicon Express rides the best... but I had a Skyjacker on my ZJ and liked it ok. I dont want a long arm as I want to be able to do it in my garage in my spare time. Do a bolt on kit is essential (dont have a welder). I have suspension experience installing TJ, 2 YJ, and a ZJ lift.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-26-2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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i would install an OME 2.5" lift and a 1.25" BL/MML with 33s.
like the "DELUXE TJ/LJ WRANGLER KIT": http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJ_LJ_OME_Kits.htm

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Old 02-26-2008, 08:28 PM   #3
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I was hoping to get new LCA's for more flex, and I would like to have sway bar disco's in the kit.
As far as DW is concerned , I had it real bad in my ZJ. Had the trac bar bracket welded to the axle. Seemed to cure the DW problem.
On that note pitman arm drop or new trac bar bracket.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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get the 3.5" superflex...you can always get a cv shaft for your rubi if you have vibes.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:57 PM   #5
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If you don't want to spend too much, you might want to look somewhere else than RE and OME...
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:29 PM   #6
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So I have been looking at lift kits. I would like one before the summer.
Suggestions / comments on these or recomendations for other lifts please.
I dont want to spend to much and I dont do much hard core wheelin. Would like to run up to 35s. but 33's would be ok. Not a daily driver but still see's mostly road.

Rubicon Express 3.5" super flex kit
Rubicon Express 4.5" Super Flex kit - this kit says CV drive shaft typically required? needed for 05 rubicon unlimited???
Skyjacker????


I have heard the Rubicon Express rides the best... but I had a Skyjacker on my ZJ and liked it ok. I dont want a long arm as I want to be able to do it in my garage in my spare time. Do a bolt on kit is essential (dont have a welder). I have suspension experience installing TJ, 2 YJ, and a ZJ lift.

Thanks in advance!
Lifts are like anything else, everyone is going to have different opinions. Personally, I've been running the Rubicon Express 4.5" and I can't STAND it. I've had nothing but problems with the bushings. I hear they've fixed the bushing problems and re designed the front arms. The lift I have is about 4 years old so, the engineering probs could be fixed.

Personally, if i could afford it, I'd go with a fabtech. I wheeled with a fabtech tester in Moab and that shit stood up to some serious wheelin. The guy's job was to break the lift. They had him up there pushing it to the limit to see what it would withstand and the stinkin' thing never even cracked! Quality stuff in my book.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:39 PM   #7
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thats a first, Ive wheeled the hell out of my re3.5 superflex and have nothing but good things to say.. flexes great rides great no bushing problems.


what bushing problems where you having.
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If you are the occasional wheeler, then one of your primary goals should be with on-road comfort and stability. RE, OME, and probably Fabtech are the leaders out there. I have OME. My friend has new RE. Both ride very well and perform very well offroad.

My OME's 2.5-3" lift plus the BL lets me run 33's easily. That combination is a good height for the stuff I run and not so high as to be tippy on-road.
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I will be purchasing the RE 3.5 superflex with my tax return.
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ok im leaning towards the RE super Flex kit... hopefully I will purchase within the next month and install it in my free time. prob 1-2 weekends as I dont have much free time. Prob. do the front one weekend and the back the next.
Major decision is between the 3.5" or the 4.5"
Any issues as far as install?
Anyone have many/ and issues with Death Wobble with this kit?

I Do a lot of road trips in the summer with it and my g/f would flip out if it started wobbling like my ZJ did.
Thanks for the advice!
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thats a first, Ive wheeled the hell out of my re3.5 superflex and have nothing but good things to say.. flexes great rides great no bushing problems.


what bushing problems where you having.

They bulge! I've had to have them replaced on four seperate occasions. RE Keeps sending me new bushings, but I shouldn't have to replace them so often. They keep bulging with is causing the arms to rub metal to metal. Last think I need to is to break one of my front arms while up wheelin'.
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ok im leaning towards the RE super Flex kit... hopefully I will purchase within the next month and install it in my free time. prob 1-2 weekends as I dont have much free time. Prob. do the front one weekend and the back the next.
Major decision is between the 3.5" or the 4.5"
Any issues as far as install?
Anyone have many/ and issues with Death Wobble with this kit?

I Do a lot of road trips in the summer with it and my g/f would flip out if it started wobbling like my ZJ did.
Thanks for the advice!
if you install it correctly you shouldn't have any problems with DW.

which ever one you go with you should go with a sye/cv shaft especially with the 4.5"

if you wanna run 35's then go with the 4.5"...if you wanna run 33's then go with the 3.5" and you can always add a 1" BL to run 35's later on if you change your mind
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:10 PM   #13
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Do the unlimited rubicons not already have a SYE?
I thought they did
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AFAIK all rubicon TJs have a SYE but no CV driveshaft.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:36 PM   #15
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interesting... any idea how much a cv shaft would be and how hard it would be to install (considering I do infact already have a SYE).??
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Do the unlimited rubicons not already have a SYE?
I thought they did
dangit, forgot you had a rubicon...all you need is a cv driveshaft
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:53 PM   #18
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I havent heard much about Rock Krawler. Seems like a pretty extreme / beefy kit. Although for the price it SEEMS like a better deal as far as tubing size etc. You say ride quality on road is good..?? Anyone else have experience with Rock Krawler???
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if LA suspensions would be streel legal here in germany i would buy a RK LA suspension.

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