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Old 02-08-2015, 11:03 AM
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Rubicon Express 2.5" lift question

I want to purchase a 2.5" spacer lift. I've narrowed it down to the RE7133E kit.
Rubicon Express Part RE7133E - 2.5 Inch Spacer Lift Kit - No Shocks - Fits 2007 to 2014 Jeep JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4 Wheel Parts

Im going to use stock shocks with the extensions but upgrade to better shocks down the road. Few questions.
1. Does this lift have everything I need?
2. Will I need exhaust bracket?
3. Will I need drive shaft loop?
4. Will I need swaybar quick disconnects?

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Old 02-08-2015, 11:14 AM   #2
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its a pretty complete kit.
No to bracket
No to shaft loop
quick disco only if you are wheeling it and want extra flex but dont need them.
I would do a adjustable front track bar as well to keep thing centered.

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I want to purchase a 2.5" spacer lift. I've narrowed it down to the RE7133E kit. Rubicon Express Part RE7133E - 2.5 Inch Spacer Lift Kit - No Shocks - Fits 2007 to 2014 Jeep JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4 Wheel Parts Im going to use stock shocks with the extensions but upgrade to better shocks down the road.

Few questions.
1. Does this lift have everything I need?
pretty much .. Yes. There's always things you can add that will improve handling

2. Will I need exhaust bracket?
depends 1/ shock travel (anything over 25" I believe) 2/ use of jeep

3. Will I need drive shaft loop?
not sure what you're asking here ?

4. Will I need swaybar quick disconnects? taking the jeep of road will greatly benefit with discos. Do you need actual discos ? No .. All you need is a 18/19mm wrench and 2 bungy cords
Good luck with your build
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:28 AM
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Thank you for the quick response. How much is an adjustable front track bar? Can it be added later easy or better to put it on now?
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Sorry.Forgot to add it's a 2014 wrangler polar edition 2 door.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:34 AM   #6
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Go right on to the Rubicon express web site i believe there around 230$ and no it is not needed now but i would recommend it in the near future.
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Doesn't have to be rubicon express there are several good cheaper company's out there.
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Thank you for the quick response. How much is an adjustable front track bar? Can it be added later easy or better to put it on now?
$200-$300. Nice to have but def not a necessity.
Track bar, front lower arms or brackets, rear axle side bracket. All will improve handling but not a must have.
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All,

Thanks for the advice. I am trying to get a 2.5" lift so I can upgrade to 33" tires on my stock 18" rims. I will be doing light off-roading with my jeep at local off road park or trails in Michigan. I know asking for brand preference is frustrating so I'm not asking for that. What I would like to know what are some cheaper complete packages that will work just as good? I'm new to jeeps & lifting them so with a wife 3 kids & 2 brand new jeeps money is a little harder to come by. I'd like to start with a lift I can upgrade as I can afford.

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Did you check out the Rancho 2" kit ? Hard to beat for the money.
This! I ran this with the 5000's and it was great for the money. Really tough to beat
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Do you have a model number so I check out the right leveling kit?
What about Rubicon express 2" leveling kit RE7132
Rubicon Express Part RE7132 - 2 Inch Spacer Lift Kit - No Shocks - Fits 2007 to 2014 Jeep JK Wrangler - 4 Wheel Parts
Is this comparable to the rancho kit?
What else would I need with the kits besides exhaust mod?
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http://m.quadratec.com/products/prod...=16031+4300+07

You may be able to find it for cheaper elsewhere, but this is the kit.
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I'm sold on the rancho kit. I found it for $325. Anyone know where I can get it cheaper or is that about as low as I'm going to find it?
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Matt from rancho is on here (Rancho is his screen name) and he may be able to let you know if there's a rebate coming up. I know their big one is octobe, but I seem to remember them having a second one. Reach out to vendors like Jason at krawl off-road and Ryan at extreme off-road. They may be able to help out, and it's nice to support vendors that support the forum.
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I'm sold on the rancho kit. I found it for $325. Anyone know where I can get it cheaper or is that about as low as I'm going to find it?
There's 2 kits .. One with the 5000's (cheaper) and other with the 9000's. I highly recommend the 9000 adjustable shocks.
The rebate mentioned is in March iirc.
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I thought the 9000 was for the unlimited. Mine is a 2 door or does it not matter?
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The 9000 and 5000 are different shocks. Check out the rancho site. The 5000 are entry level shocks and the 9000 are adjustable. Rancho also has a new 5000x shock that you may or may not be able to talk your way into.

The 2 vs 4 door is the size of the rear spacer.
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Folks love the 9000 shock, but I ran the rancho 2" kit on my 2 door with the 5000s and liked it. I've since upgraded to the 7000s, but not because I was unhappy with the 5000s
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Yep make sure you choose 2 or 4 door.
The rear spacers are higher on a 2 door and I was told the coil rate is different in the front.
I was going to say .. $350 seemed cheap. That's about the cost w/ rebate.
Curious to see if Rancho will include the 5000x shocks in with the 2" kit.
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Would It be better if I stuck with the original rubicon express 2.5" lift I mentioned in the first post if I'm going to upgrade the shocks later instead of settling for the rancho kit with 5000 shocks? I can't afford the 9000 shock kit yet. Like to stay around $200 - $300 kit to start off with. So would you go with rubicon express 2.5" lift knowing I'm going to upgrade shocks later on or get the rancho kit with 5000 shocks?
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If it were me, I'd try to talk them into including the 5000x within your budget, otherwise, I'd go with the rancho with the 5000's over the re kit. That's just my 2 cents

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