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Mgahan 05-18-2010 04:50 AM

Best 3-4'' suspension?
 
Hello! I am searching for a 3-4" suspension lift to throw some 32'' or 33'' under. I will be using it for moderate off-roading (NOT JUST FOR LOOK), but it is also my daily driver (40-50 miles day) to and from work and around town. So I want a suspension that will handle the trail but also be comfortable on the highway. I am looking to spend $700-$1,000.

From my research I believe a BDS or Rubicon Express coil suspension is what I am looking for. Both seem to have great reviews and warranty. Anyone have any reasons for one over the other? Any suggestions on other similar suspensions i should look at? What about Black Mountain?

Any extra parts i should purchase that do not come in the standard kit?

Thanks a lot-

jskinn27 05-18-2010 04:49 PM

i have a 4.5 inch rubi express long arm lift on my 97 sport. no problems or complaints with it at all

EdJonesJeeper 05-18-2010 10:38 PM

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As you can tell from a quick search, the 4.5 RE long arm isn't going to fit your budget.

If you can start with 1k the 3.5 RE SUPER Flex is a great high quality. Little stiff ride but good tires and shocks will help. Major Dif b/w 4.5 and 3.5 is that the 4.5superflx comes with uppercontrol arms and I believe 1" spacer for coils. From what I understand both kits have the same springs.

I went 3.5 RE SupFLx and had to add ProComp 9000 shocks (very stiff) and a drop pitman arm. Everything else is in the kit. Tot about 1k.... so far.

It won't be long before you might feel you need a SYE kit. Lots of guys like Tom woods but I've been happy with Adams driveshaft with Rugged Ridge SYE kit combo I found on Ebay. $420 search sye kit tj. Add in the Rear Upper control arms(which I haven't installed yet) was another $230. But the SYE kit alone has almost cancelled all vibes. Angles not perfect though.

PS the 3.5" lift is underated. Will sit much higher. They expect you to have a lot of weight and add ons i guess and you'll still be above 3.5"

My gf's 5'7 and leaning. I've got 33's

computeruser 05-18-2010 10:41 PM

AEV has some very, very nice 3" springs you might want to consider...


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Hey, somebody was going to ask sooner or later, right?

Rawkon 05-18-2010 11:04 PM

I love my RE 3.5 superflex kit, it has held up to huge abuse from me. they have had some issues with the rubber bushings lately but overall its a very good kit for your buck. you dont HAVE to run a sye and dshaft right away. I still havnt done mine. (its in the mail 4 years later)


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