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DocG2828 03-02-2007 08:43 AM

Rubicon Express Lifts
 
I've been looking at piecing together a package at 4wd.com. I've been leaning towards the Skyjacker 2" lift with the spacers and shocks, but 4wd.com doesn't carry the package, only the spacer lift package w/out shocks.

They have a Rubicon Express 2" lift with shocks and spacers. Anyone know anything about this lift? Is it any good?

Or would I be better off getting the spacer lift and buying the shocks separately?

Anyone ever do the packages at 4wd.com? Seems like a pretty good deal and easy enough if they mount/balance all wheels and tires.....would make a DIY install pretty easy with the only thing needed being an alignment.

Mike001 03-02-2007 08:48 AM

I don't know but pucks are pucks You can get two inch pucks from Rusty's for $100 last time I checked. Then add a nice set of shocks. I would check Discount Tire for a tire and wheel deal cause you might be able to get a good deal there to. I would do a lot fo research and chenckin other web sites before you make a final decision I did that instead of rushing it and got a sweet deal. You otta check 4x4groupbuy.com

stevin33 03-02-2007 10:37 AM

what size tires do you plan on using with a 2" lift? i'm kinda in the same situation. debating on going with either 32's or 33's.
i hear that the OME shocks are as good as they get.

dwdrums801 03-02-2007 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by stevin33 (Post 59445)
what size tires do you plan on using with a 2" lift? i'm kinda in the same situation. debating on going with either 32's or 33's.
i hear that the OME shocks are as good as they get.

I think 33 might rub a little with only a 2" lift ....from what everyone told me when I was getting new suspension 2" will fit 32 inch and 3" lift will fit 33's the best advice I got was to save up some money longer and but a complete lift...but if your not wheeling then I guess you can go for a cheaper lift

Mike001 03-02-2007 10:55 AM

I have 33's on my TJ with a RE 4.5 in and when I disconnect the sway bars my tires rub ever so slightly at full stuff

dwdrums801 03-02-2007 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike001 (Post 59458)
I have 33's on my TJ with a RE 4.5 in and when I disconnect the sway bars my tires rub ever so slightly at full stuff

How are you liking that kit offroad wise and on road wise? Im installing mine next week with the RE monotube shocks

Mike001 03-02-2007 11:15 AM

I love it its great handles nice and its almost as smooth as my wife 06 WK. The only thing I'm not like is my CV driveshaft keeps breaking and I can't figure out why neither can anyone else. I would suggest if you can getting an adjustable rear track bar as well cause the rear relocation bracket didn't quite locate the axle right its off to the passenger side about an inch. Offroad its great, the flex is crazy. And its easy to install the directions where good.

DocG2828 03-02-2007 11:48 AM

I'm planning on running 32x11.5's on a 2" lift. I'm sure I'll upgrade to a bigger/better lift later....but it'll be years down the road so I don't think I'm really wasting the money now.

I've heard lots of good things about OME, but I'm not really wanting to spend the money on that right now. I'm thinking maybe 50 bucks a shock if I don't buy a kit. I don't mind a rough ride and I'm not exactly jumping this thing. If I wanted to float on a cloud, I'd have bought an old mans car. If I hit a pot hole and my fillings don't rattle, then its not a Jeep!

Mike001 03-02-2007 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by DocG2828 (Post 59473)
I'm planning on running 32x11.5's on a 2" lift. I'm sure I'll upgrade to a bigger/better lift later....but it'll be years down the road so I don't think I'm really wasting the money now.

I've heard lots of good things about OME, but I'm not really wanting to spend the money on that right now. I'm thinking maybe 50 bucks a shock if I don't buy a kit. I don't mind a rough ride and I'm not exactly jumping this thing. If I wanted to float on a cloud, I'd have bought an old mans car. If I hit a pot hole and my fillings don't rattle, then its not a Jeep!


You keep telling yourself that now good shocks are worth the money now but if you want to rattle your F***ing teeth out go ahead.

91taurisho 03-02-2007 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike001 (Post 59466)
I love it its great handles nice and its almost as smooth as my wife 06 WK. The only thing I'm not like is my CV driveshaft keeps breaking and I can't figure out why neither can anyone else. I would suggest if you can getting an adjustable rear track bar as well cause the rear relocation bracket didn't quite locate the axle right its off to the passenger side about an inch. Offroad its great, the flex is crazy. And its easy to install the directions where good.

is it a tom woods drive shaft? and is it the u-joints that are breaking? I had this issue and it ended up that the needle bearings in the caps just disentigrated on me every time I'd drive it. I talked to tom woods and told them about my issue, and also told them that it was nearly impossible to put a new cap in the ear on the drive shaft. They took the driveshaft back and sent me a new one and as it turned out, the ears were to small and it was compressing the cap to the point that the bearings were just falling apart.

DocG2828 03-02-2007 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike001 (Post 59474)
You keep telling yourself that now good shocks are worth the money now but if you want to rattle your F***ing teeth out go ahead.

:D I was exaggerating a little bit...but seriously I'm not worried about a really soft ride. I've never used any of the aftermarket shocks on a Jeep so I don't know how soft of a ride you can actually get in this thing, but I'd prefer a tough long lasting shock to a softer one.

Mike001 03-02-2007 12:51 PM

I got a buddy with cheap shocks and it rides rougher than a wagon. It sucks bad spend a little extra mone for a good set you won't regret it. Mine is softer than stock with the shocks I have. And the handling is great. Besides less stuff will rattle loose with a good shock. I have launched my Jeep about 7 feet off the ground and I didn't hardly feel the landing at all.

DocG2828 03-02-2007 01:36 PM

Maybe I'll look into getting a cheap spacer set and then some nicer shocks....in the Mustang world, bilsteins were the way to go....sounds like they're pretty nice on Jeeps too. Guess I'll have to go back to doing some more research.

Thanks!

ChilliRed 03-02-2007 08:57 PM

Just want to give a 2x on the OME shocks. You still feel everything, jus less... much better than the superlifts that i replaced

Mike001 03-03-2007 08:58 AM

Bilsteins are real nice on mustangs and a real good shock for Jeeps to.

DocG2828 03-03-2007 09:04 AM

I may have decided on a cheap puck kit with Rancho adjustables. Lots of places have them buy 3 get 1 free.....so for 270 I can get 4 adjustable Rancho's. Then one day buy the in-cab controls since I do a variety of types of driving.

Rawkon 03-03-2007 11:08 AM

go doetsch tec if you want to save money. ranchos arnt cheap.


DT8000s

Tdad 03-03-2007 11:18 AM

I'm running 32x11.50 MT's with a 2" spacer lift and a 1" body lift.
When I was looking for shocks, friends told me to stay away from the Ranchos because they were stiff/harsh. I was going to get DT's but the shop I was going to buy from stopped selling them because they were having too many warranty issues.
I ended up getting Skyjacker Nitros for about $30 each. They have held up well for almost 2 years. Can't beat them for the price, IMO.

Rawkon 03-03-2007 01:58 PM

warrenty issues?? ive never heard of any before. ive ran 4 set of there shocks on different vehicles. and they ride great on and off road

DocG2828 03-03-2007 02:47 PM

I know the Ranchos are a bit pricey, but 4 for the price of 3 makes them pretty reasonable at about 50 bucks a pop....and that's for adjustable.

Can't imagine the ride on the softest setting would be that harsh would it?

Tdad 03-03-2007 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Rawkon (Post 59727)
warrenty issues?? ive never heard of any before. ive ran 4 set of there shocks on different vehicles. and they ride great on and off road

Just repeating what I was told. This was in '05. From what I remember, they were supposedly rusting on the shafts causing the seals to leak or something like that.

Mike001 03-03-2007 08:47 PM

I've read bad things about those rancho adjustables with them breaking and stuff like that.

Here is a link with some real good deals on lifts with shocks

http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/unl...cac6fc806bc232


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