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Unread 07-29-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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How to measure lift

Hi all. I have a 91 XJ and when I got it I was told it had a Rubicon Express 4" lift, but after looking through old receipts I found a receipt for a RE 3.5" Superflex lift. Anyone know a good way to measure to be sure if its 3.5" or 4"? Its on 31" tires right now. I dont know if anyone can tell by lookin at these pics but here are a couple.





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Unread 07-29-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
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Hi all. I have a 91 XJ and when I got it I was told it had a Rubicon Express 4" lift, but after looking through old receipts I found a receipt for a RE 3.5" Superflex lift. Anyone know a good way to measure to be sure if its 3.5" or 4"? Its on 31" tires right now. I dont know if anyone can tell by lookin at these pics but here are a couple.



Click free, you can measure from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the flare. I believe stoick is 17 in the front and 17.5 in the rear. I may have that backwards, but that is a good start.

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Unread 07-29-2008, 02:22 PM   #3
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awesome! thanks
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Unread 07-29-2008, 02:23 PM   #4
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I think you do have that backwards. I'm pretty sure it's 17.5 in the front and 17 in the rear.
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Unread 07-29-2008, 02:33 PM   #5
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yep 17.5" front 17" rear...Reason he likely said 4" is because the RE 3.5 kit will usually net around 4" of lift..RE lifts are under rates on lift height..Usually get about .5" or so more then the rated numbers..
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I think you do have that backwards. I'm pretty sure it's 17.5 in the front and 17 in the rear.
One of those days.. At least I had the numbers right!
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Unread 07-29-2008, 07:40 PM   #7
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One of those days.. At least I had the numbers right!
We all have those days. And in your defense it is backwards to what you would conventionally think.
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Unread 07-29-2008, 11:14 PM   #8
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One of those days.. At least I had the numbers right!
Yeah the numbers were right, just reversed thanks man! it was backwards but yeah it measured to 4" lift. Thanks! I'm about to put new tires, wheels, and shocks on it so I appreciate your help a lot
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Unread 07-29-2008, 11:17 PM   #9
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It probably is the 3.5" kit. I think RE kits typically measure out .5" over what they're advertised as. How old is the lift?
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Unread 07-29-2008, 11:36 PM   #10
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Either way, its an awesome lift kit. One of the best 3.5-4" lifts out there.
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