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10-09-2014 09:11 PM
Edge1912
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Originally Posted by ElectricJay View Post
He sold it and boyght the new Jeep Cherokee. Before he sold it. He was happy with it.
I see in his sig, he sold the Cherokee and now has listed: 2014 JKU Billet Willys - Active

Sooooo - will there be a RE lift in the Billet Willy's future. That will speak volumes, and if not, what will be going on??
04-23-2014 11:49 AM
FIREMEDIC82 Just curious, I may have missed it, but what size tires do you have?
02-07-2014 09:46 AM
ElectricJay
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Originally Posted by Cajun-in-tx View Post
I'm looking to buy the same lift. Great review. Are you still happy with it?
He sold it and boyght the new Jeep Cherokee. Before he sold it. He was happy with it.
02-06-2014 09:53 PM
Cajun-in-tx I'm looking to buy the same lift. Great review. Are you still happy with it?
10-31-2013 06:07 PM
dawhitesJKU i never did measure it. most of the vehicles i have owned in the past were upgraded with coilovers from various manufacturers. NONE of which are exactly the same when setting to preference. passenger/driver/rear/front all had different settings to make it even. with the RE, i just went by eye and called it a day.
10-31-2013 04:32 PM
benzat great looking jeep how much lift did you end up with ?
10-20-2013 09:44 PM
dawhitesJKU Flexing! I still had a lot more flex left. Tires were not even stuffed.
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09-15-2013 12:36 PM
dawhitesJKU Lifted the jeep on 07/06/2013 @13892 miles.
Today I have 17341. Almost 3500 miles.

Added my white knuckle offroad yesterday which is about 116 lbs of extra weight. Still no sagging of springs even when I took my friends home from the Mayweather fight.

Like I said before...more weight = much better ride. The kit is still top notch and I highly rave about it because it serves me well as a dual purpose rig. Phenomenal daily driver (smooth, able to take corners VERY well, no struggle with the steering wheel, and no nose dive) and awesome wheeler (suspension feels stout from beginning of the trip to the end, yet able to absorb hard impacts)

No problems whatsoever since the first day (very stiff at first till it smoothes/firms out)
09-01-2013 06:03 PM
dawhitesJKU Looking good!! How does the 2dr ride?
09-01-2013 11:32 AM
CTFF
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Originally Posted by Captain Ed View Post
Did you use all those extra tools at and around the 55 gallon drum while adding the lift? If so I would say to find the torque wrench again in the morning:beer-drinking:
One other thing is how did you get that cool hologram of yourself on the passenger door!!!
There were a few beverages consumed. However the "hologram" is my buddy who was standing on that side.
09-01-2013 10:13 AM
Captain Ed
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Originally Posted by CTFF View Post
Well installed my lift tonight. Was relatively easy and I didn't run into any issues, other than the pain in the a$$ passenger's side front shock.

I'll take better photos tomorrow, as long as it doesn't rain.

Did you use all those extra tools at and around the 55 gallon drum while adding the lift? If so I would say to find the torque wrench again in the morning:beer-drinking:
One other thing is how did you get that cool hologram of yourself on the passenger door!!!
09-01-2013 12:41 AM
CTFF Well installed my lift tonight. Was relatively easy and I didn't run into any issues, other than the pain in the a$$ passenger's side front shock.

I'll take better photos tomorrow, as long as it doesn't rain.

08-28-2013 10:24 AM
dawhitesJKU
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Originally Posted by Theairhead View Post

As he said, the lift is higher than 2.5 without armour or bumpers, so with your sliders and bumpers you may end up at 2.5. But if you sag too much, as he said, you can trade in for 3.5 coils for free. Or just buy coil spacers.
Bingo! I ordered my rock sliders and should be finished in about 2-3 weeks. An extra 100 lbs should do some good with the RE kit.
08-28-2013 10:21 AM
dawhitesJKU
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Originally Posted by CTFF View Post
Well I've ordered my RE 2.5" lift for the 2 door. I can't wait for it to come in. Thanks for this great thread!
First couple miles will be really stiff, but will soften up almost immediately. Congrats on your purchase, you will not be disappointed.
08-28-2013 10:18 AM
dawhitesJKU
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Originally Posted by tupper View Post
This review has been a big help for me .... I'm saving up for a lift and this has answered more than a few questions! Thank you!
Just one uick question.... Are you still running 33's?
285/70/17 toyo at2, but when taking actual measurements for my procal, they were exactly 32".
08-28-2013 07:44 AM
CTFF Well I've ordered my RE 2.5" lift for the 2 door. I can't wait for it to come in. Thanks for this great thread!
08-27-2013 10:00 AM
Theairhead
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Originally Posted by CTFF View Post
I have a 2013 2 Door Sport. I am planning on purchasing the RE 2.5 lift with monotubes this week as the lift sounds like it performs phenomenally. My only question is should I go with the lift for the 2 door or the lift for the 4 door, as I plan to add rock sliders and bumpers by the years end. I'm sure the 4 door lift is stiffer and will provide more lift, but is it a better choice?
As he said, the lift is higher than 2.5 without armour or bumpers, so with your sliders and bumpers you may end up at 2.5. But if you sag too much, as he said, you can trade in for 3.5 coils for free. Or just buy coil spacers.
08-27-2013 08:53 AM
tupper This review has been a big help for me .... I'm saving up for a lift and this has answered more than a few questions! Thank you!
Just one uick question.... Are you still running 33's?
08-27-2013 01:08 AM
CTFF I have a 2013 2 Door Sport. I am planning on purchasing the RE 2.5 lift with monotubes this week as the lift sounds like it performs phenomenally. My only question is should I go with the lift for the 2 door or the lift for the 4 door, as I plan to add rock sliders and bumpers by the years end. I'm sure the 4 door lift is stiffer and will provide more lift, but is it a better choice?
08-14-2013 10:00 PM
dawhitesJKU Thanks. The teraflex exhaust spacers are holding up great. No rust, but then again I live in socal. It's been exposed to sand, dirt, water, and mud. It's been over a month but its been basically been through the elements I exposed it to. You can do the spacers for 50 until the driveshaft fails (if it ever does). You can opt for an Adams driveshaft to replace the exhaust spacers. Cheapest/well made/and very reputable/ and referred by many jk enthusiasts.
08-14-2013 08:54 PM
Captain Ed I know you did the Tereflex spacers, any problems with noise, leaks? I was just thinking if I do this I may just pull the trigger on a new drive shaft. I know it adds a bunch and I am still not sure of the spacers and their longevity. I live in the rust belt, they coat our streets with liquid salt as well as rock salt in the winter. I would hate to be chiseling those spacers off in 2 years. BTW thanks again for a great review. When I do lift, it is going to be with this combo because of your great detail. I just may sub the shaft for the spacers.
08-14-2013 12:20 AM
dawhitesJKU I'm probably over 1500 miles with the kit and so far so great. I believe the 1000 mile review is already to the point of being settled. No loss in height though. Once I add more weight I'll add more reviews since it performs way better than expected being weighed down. It feels like my dads Lexus GX470 with air suspension....yes I said it...IT FEELS LIKE LUXURY on the road besides the noise from my soft top and my cheap speakers and seats.
08-13-2013 08:37 AM
Tribefan This is a great review. Thanks for posting this. I'm currently researching a 2.5" coil lift to go with my new 285/70R17 Duratracs. I had been leaning towards the TF kit, but after reading this, I'm really thinking about going this route. I had looked past RE due to some quality issues I had read in the past. It sounds like things have turned around for them.

Do you have any new updates you can share since your last post on 7/31?
07-31-2013 02:19 PM
dawhitesJKU yes i did. My friend friend with a 2dr fried his driveshaft w/ his 2.5 teraflex. he wasn't aware of the exhaust spacer (4wp sold it to him and they weren't very versed with the new jks)... so i purchased it as a $45 insurance. So far so good.
07-31-2013 02:15 PM
ESP I forget if you installed the exhaust spacer with the 2.5?
07-31-2013 02:00 PM
dawhitesJKU oh yes sir!!! i'm already daydreaming of upgrades.
07-31-2013 01:53 PM
ESP Interesting about weight. Surely this is the result of the jeep going down a bit in height which adds to the better handling. As you point out, the jeep unloaded is comfortable but the handling improves with added weight restricting the height.

Time for some new bumpers.
07-31-2013 01:34 PM
dawhitesJKU ^thanks... if you think its great right now, try adding on some weight to it. You'll love the ride even more. Its G spot is right at 800lbs of additional weight.
07-29-2013 01:15 PM
j2dna I just installed the RE 3.5 kit w/RE shocks last week and couldn't be happier with the ride. Excellent write up btw.
07-29-2013 12:51 PM
dawhitesJKU
1000+ Mile Update


You know how they say wine gets better with age. RE 2.5 gets better when fully loaded…about 800lbs fully loaded. After 1000 or so miles, the performance hardly changed at all from the last 500 mile break in review. It’s just me and the jeep most of the time but I finally had the chance to have passengers/cargo aboard. About 700lbs in passenger weight (4 adults, two 40lbs dogs, one 10lbs dog) and another 100 lbs of luggage.
The suspension felt more of a sports sedan. Body wander stays the same which is pretty much improved over stock, but with the extra weight…it took the uneven pavements, and railroad tracks phenomenally. I say phenomenally because you could hear the railroad tracks, and harsh pavement roads but you can hardly feel it. The suspension absorbed a very high % of the impact to my surprise.
I went on a wheeling trip yesterday and I didn’t disconnect. The jeep wasn’t fully loaded. Perhaps 450lbs extra weight and quite frankly it did its job. It was perhaps a 4-5 hour run and the shocks didn’t fatigue in any way…I was more fatigued than the suspension. Waking up super early to hit up the trail, being rocked back and forth, trying to pick up lines, and carefully inching through obstacles…that combination alone is pretty demanding. After the trip, I checked the shocks for any leaks, the coils for any movement…None whatsoever. Aired up, and drove home which took about an hour. The monosteins didn’t “sponge” up at any time.




Looks like I’ll be purchasing some add on weights sooner than later as I am pleased with the RE 2.5 at full weight.
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