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Unread 10-18-2007, 06:46 PM   #1
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RE settling?

I was looking through some pictures I took when lifting the YJ and noticed it looked a little lower than after it was first lifted. Sure enough, right after the lift (RE standard) and 33" tires it measured 25.5 inches to the rocker panel under the passenger door. Tonight I checked it and it measures 23.5 inches. I knew it would settle some, but does this seem right? I've only put on about 4000 miles and several moderate trails. Should I expect it to get worse? Thanks.

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Unread 10-18-2007, 07:51 PM   #2
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Did you measure the height of your Jeep before the 4" lift was installed? I know my Jeep increased by 3 1/2, almost 4" over the height it was with the 2.5" lift I was replacing. That means the RE 4" lift is actually giving me 5-5 1/2" for the time being....I expect some settling...of course I won't complain if it doesn't.
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Unread 10-19-2007, 11:42 AM   #3
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Yes. it measured 17" before the lift and tire combo. My concern is the amount it has settled. I found other threads where folks have discussed this issue with RE SD 4" lifts. So here's the next question.

If I decide to change the springs next summer, should I look at the 4.5" RE Extreme duty springs, or the 5" BDS springs. Will the Doetch shocks that came with the 4" kit be long enough for the slightly longer springs? (The newest idea is to lift a little more, add the 8.8 and go to 35s)
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Unread 10-19-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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Mine settled down at least 3/4". But really I'm glad it did, it was do stiff when I first put it on I almost could'nt stand it. It is alot smoother since it has settled.
Better check with Deotch on the shock length. If there not long enough you usually will get a good deal on new shocks when buying a lift.
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Unread 10-19-2007, 01:48 PM   #5
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I've had my RE 4" lift on for about six months now, and it has settled down about 1/2 an inch. I actually wish it would settle more to improve my shackle angles.

By the way, the Rubicon Express extreme duty springs are 4" not 4-1/2 "
The extra 1/2 in that kit comes by way of the shackles. That said, they are supposed to be a much better spring than the 4" standard duty.
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Unread 10-19-2007, 05:08 PM   #6
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I've been looking at the RE 4.5" extreme springs to replace my old and sagging 3.5" BDS boingers. You can buy the RE springs by themselves without the kit, and they still advertise them at 4.5" of lift. Have you seen where RE states the extra 1/2" is due to the kit shackles? Doesn't seem they'd promote 4.5" lift springs as builder pieces if they only deliver 4". That extra 1/2" can mean a lot to a guy.
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Unread 10-19-2007, 05:45 PM   #7
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I wouldn't get too excited about it as long as it's still level...
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Unread 10-19-2007, 06:29 PM   #8
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I have the 2.5 XD lift. Started off at about 3.5-4" of lift, now settled to true 2.5" after several months...
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Unread 10-19-2007, 07:44 PM   #9
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I've been looking at the RE 4.5" extreme springs to replace my old and sagging 3.5" BDS boingers. You can buy the RE springs by themselves without the kit, and they still advertise them at 4.5" of lift. Have you seen where RE states the extra 1/2" is due to the kit shackles? Doesn't seem they'd promote 4.5" lift springs as builder pieces if they only deliver 4".
Like most, you need to look closer, read what you're looking at, and do your research first. Then, if you still don't get it, we'll help you.


The 4.5" xd springs are actually for a cj. I suppose you could put em on a yj if you really wanted to though ( I believe they're narrower.)

Here is the link to Rubicon Express's Leaf spring page, look closely.

http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Produc...=A2B7953855981

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Unread 10-19-2007, 07:56 PM   #10
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mine hasnt settled for over 2 months now. is your ride all bouncy? and what shocks do you have?
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Unread 10-19-2007, 08:02 PM   #11
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Thanks, I've already done the research. The Rubicon Express RE1455 is a 4.5" extreme, 6-leaf spring for the rear and the RE1454 is the front, 5-leaf for the YJ, specifically. Just the spring, no shackles. Not looking for CJ springs. RE does have a standard 4" kit for the YJ, that's not what I'm looking at.

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Unread 10-19-2007, 09:32 PM   #12
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My ride was bouncy as crap until it settled. Now it rides butter smooth. OME shocks helps that, too.
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Unread 10-19-2007, 09:39 PM   #13
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god damn mine bounces so much how long did it take for yours to settle?
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The cheapest way to get a significant power increase over a stock 2.5l, would be to pull it out and put in a 5hp briggs & stratton engine.
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Unread 10-19-2007, 09:39 PM   #14
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Ive been on RE 4.5" XD springs for goin on 2 years and they have settled 1/2" And they get a work out on the trails quite often but the way the roads are here with all the construction I feel like im wheelin everyday
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Unread 10-19-2007, 09:43 PM   #15
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do you live in northern va?
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