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Wesley 06-15-2009 02:46 AM

RE super flex 3.5 Unlimited
 
So I am still new to this forum and have been learning a lot. Thanks everyone for the info. I am looking to lift my 05 TJ Unlimited pretty soon. I am looking at the RE 3.5 short arm. I looked at the stick regarding the lift reviews and it seemed like everyone liked this lift. This vehicle is my DD and road manners are VERY important, as I do drive 1100 miles to see the parents once a year.

My question is this: Being that I have the Unlimited with the longer wheel base, will I have to change out the SYE/CV or will I not need to? On the sticky, one gentleman said he didn't need to because of the longer base, however, is this a case by case thing or is it pretty standard on the TJL's that with this lift there is no need to change out these parts? I am asking because I want to get most of the work done in a "one shot, one kill" method (getting all the work done in 1 trip to the shop).

tksnow 06-15-2009 10:00 AM

I put the same kit on my 98 TJ and love it, it rides smooth, it bounces around a little from the coils though. However i did not put in a new SYE/CV, the kit comes with a 1in T-case drop kit and i put that in instead, my jeep also had a 2in body lift on it so i had to put in an adjustable trak bar. I have had no problems with power or the ride of the jeep or anything. I love this lift. I did not put RE shocks on though, i went on ebay and found a set of 4 skyjackers for cheap brand new here is the link for that(i think these look better on it anyways!):Jeep Wrangler JK TJ YJ Skyjacker Shocks Lift Shock:eBay Motors (item 130294915745 end time Apr-18-09 14:59:13 PDT)

Unlimited 06-15-2009 10:47 AM

Wesley,

With the longer wheelbase, you should not have to do a SYE/CV driveshaft conversion with the 3.5" lift. Jeeps are a bit finicky sometimes, so what worked for me might not work for you. However, if you end up with a vibration out of it, you have two options: 1) you could use the TC drop that usually comes with the kit, or 2) you could do a 1" body lift & 1" motor mount lift. Either will take care of the problem for you if it happens.

On another note, I would strongly recommend that you do the work yourself. It is not hard to do and you can buy all the tools you need for less than you will pay a shop to do the lift for you. The big pay-off is that you will learn a lot about the way your suspension works. There are a gazillion write-ups on the interwebs about how to do the install, what tools you'll need, etc..... Plus, you can ask all the questions you need to here on the forum. On my lift, I spent six months researching which one to get. Then once I had it, I spent a month reading and asking questions on various forums. The install took me less than a day. Trust me on this one, it's worth doing it yourself!

This experience will also pay off big if you are stuck on the trail with a problem. I was on a run with a few guys from my Jeep club when we came across a guy that was on the trail by himself (first mistake). One of his front springs had fallen out and he had been sitting on the trail for 3 hours waiting for his friend to show up and give him a ride home. He had no clue how to put the spring back in. He was sure he needed special tools to do the job but wasn't sure. It took us less than 5 minutes to fix it for him and get him back on his way.

Good luck!

Wesley 06-15-2009 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unlimited (Post 387593)
Wesley,

With the longer wheelbase, you should not have to do a SYE/CV driveshaft conversion with the 3.5" lift. Jeeps are a bit finicky sometimes, so what worked for me might not work for you. However, if you end up with a vibration out of it, you have two options: 1) you could use the TC drop that usually comes with the kit, or 2) you could do a 1" body lift & 1" motor mount lift. Either will take care of the problem for you if it happens.

On another note, I would strongly recommend that you do the work yourself. It is not hard to do and you can buy all the tools you need for less than you will pay a shop to do the lift for you. The big pay-off is that you will learn a lot about the way your suspension works. There are a gazillion write-ups on the interwebs about how to do the install, what tools you'll need, etc..... Plus, you can ask all the questions you need to here on the forum. On my lift, I spent six months researching which one to get. Then once I had it, I spent a month reading and asking questions on various forums. The install took me less than a day. Trust me on this one, it's worth doing it yourself!

This experience will also pay off big if you are stuck on the trail with a problem. I was on a run with a few guys from my Jeep club when we came across a guy that was on the trail by himself (first mistake). One of his front springs had fallen out and he had been sitting on the trail for 3 hours waiting for his friend to show up and give him a ride home. He had no clue how to put the spring back in. He was sure he needed special tools to do the job but wasn't sure. It took us less than 5 minutes to fix it for him and get him back on his way.

Good luck!

Thank you for that great reply. It's good to know that there are some different options rather than changing the SYE/CV. I have never worked on cars before outside of the general preventative maintenance, however, I would love to learn. I guess it's time for me to dive in and start figuring out how to do it myself.

99TJSHORT 06-15-2009 03:17 PM

Hello all! Been reading this forum for a while now...just joined in with a question/reply. I have a 99 tj sport and I am lookin to lift also. Been looking at the RE superflex 3.5 and was just wondering what the difference is on Quadratec with the one that's $919.99 and $1499.99 besides the adjustable control arms on the more expensive ones and a tranfer case lowering kit on the cheaper one. The 1499 one says requires the sye and cv driveshaft while the cheaper one does not and comes with the tc lowering kit. Could you not just lower you tc and go with the more expensive one if you want the adjustable control arms?

Also, found this thread...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/re-4...5-a-11080.html

is this for real?! Or is there a catch that I'm not seeing?

jeeplove90 06-15-2009 03:41 PM

hey guys. I have been following this thread for a little bit, and i couldn't help to start looking into my own jeep lift. I talked to my mechanic, and he thinks that a rough country 3" suspension lift would be great for me. I need something that is very smooth driving on roads, and something that will be off-roaded probably 3 times a year. So... all in all it will be a dd and needs to be smooth. The 3" will supposedly give me less body roll opposed to the 4". I found this suspension, and want to buy it. Is it what i need? Do you guys think i should get another type of suspension that ya'll recommend? thanks!

Rough Country 1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler 3.25" Suspension

will

AzTJ 06-15-2009 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 99TJSHORT (Post 387706)
Also, found this thread...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/re-4...5-a-11080.html

is this for real?! Or is there a catch that I'm not seeing?

Yes - this is one hell of a real deal. :punk:

Wesley 06-15-2009 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 99TJSHORT (Post 387706)
Hello all! Been reading this forum for a while now...just joined in with a question/reply. I have a 99 tj sport and I am lookin to lift also. Been looking at the RE superflex 3.5 and was just wondering what the difference is on Quadratec with the one that's $919.99 and $1499.99 besides the adjustable control arms on the more expensive ones and a tranfer case lowering kit on the cheaper one. The 1499 one says requires the sye and cv driveshaft while the cheaper one does not and comes with the tc lowering kit. Could you not just lower you tc and go with the more expensive one if you want the adjustable control arms?

Also, found this thread...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/re-4...5-a-11080.html



is this for real?! Or is there a catch that I'm not seeing?

Looks like a good deal, however, you would probably get more response if you started your own thread for your jeep. I am inquiring about an Unlimited and not a sport.

austindsmith9 08-28-2009 02:57 PM

Jeeplove90, I have the 3.25'' lift from RC and i really enjoy it. the lift is a complete lift with a t-case drop to eliminate vibes. So, no there is no need to buy a SYE kit or a new driveshaft or extended lines or anything. I would say if you go any higher than 3.5'' total then thats when that stuff is needed. If you plan on taking this lift on some extreme stuff with the flex to the maximum then this extra stuff wouldnt hurt. But I do moderate off roading and some hefty trail rides and it is fine with no vibes on the street. But if your wanting a nice cushy feel to it going over bumps...this kit isnt for you. I know thats probably what you dont wanna hear but its true...if your like me though i like the stiffness of it...hints the name ROUGH country. This is a great lift for the price and for the amount/type of off roading im doing. Only thing I have seen is that you get what you pay for...on the back side a have 7.5'' from the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender and about 5.5'' in the front due to the engines weight. They do a decent job of comepensating for the torque to the passenger side but its about 2'' difference back to front. You can not feel any difference nor does it compromise any of the driving abilities. I am getting the JKS adjustable coil spacers in the front to level it out if your picky like me. But i have been looking around at all jeeps with the same amount of lift and it seems most jeeps/trucks do sag a bit in the front due to the engine....so its normal. Hope this helps...if not....i can try again! :)


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