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Unread 05-25-2003, 03:38 PM   #1
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Confusion about RE lift.

Ok, i have decided on my futrue plans for my 5.9. All i need is money. But the RE website says the 4.5 super-flex can fit 31x10.50", 32x11.50" or 33x10.50" tires but the Extreme Duty Long Arm Kit can fit 31x10.50", 32x11.50", and 33x12.50" tires. Is this a typo or a true statement that the super-flex cant fit as wide of a tire? I want to put 33x12.50 Wranglers on it but what would be the problem (if the website is right) with putting a little bit too wide of a tire on the lift? I aslo want to put an ARB bullbar, replacing the bumber. I noticed the foglights that are stock dont seem to have a place in the ARB. Am i not looking at a good picture or would i need to cut out a spot or mount them on somewhere else?

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Unread 05-25-2003, 03:53 PM   #2
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The reason that you can fit the larger tires on the long-arm kit is because the long arms effectively push the axles forward-front, rearward-rear. Fog Lights - I wouldn't put the stock fog lights back on if I was going with an ARB bumper. It has places to mount lights, up top and is good for a couple hellas, or something like that. Also, if you are gettin the bumper, it will weigh the front-end down, especially if it has a winch. So, some spacers might not be a bad idea either.

I think i am correct on the long-arm question, if anyone can elaborate more, go for it because i do not know too much about it.

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Unread 05-25-2003, 03:56 PM   #3
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i see about the long arm. Which is better? And i am gonna put Black magics on the ARB, but i woulnd't wanna waste the other fogs and i like them. And i wouldnt put a winch on.
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Unread 05-25-2003, 08:06 PM   #4
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long arms are better. especially for a lift that big. well worth your money.
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Unread 05-25-2003, 11:27 PM   #5
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Whatever you do, never put 33 12.50 15s on 15 x 8 inch wheels with a 4.5 RE lift and 2 BB. Because our jeeps would look too much alike.







I've run 32s and 33s. They are concerned with tire width, wheel backspacing and how the tire fits inside the wheelwell while flexed.

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Unread 05-26-2003, 07:47 AM   #6
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Hunter,
I want to look like your jeep thats the whole reason of getting this. But seriously, putting the 33x12.50" would be ok with the long arm and not the super flex? Or should i also get the BB?
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Unread 05-26-2003, 02:54 PM   #7
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I would recommend the 4.5 and the bb before the longarm kit. The longarm kit is a permanent thing. Parts are cut off and others are welded on. You can't take it off. However, if you hate the 4.5, you can always go back to stock.


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that is very good to know. I guess i will go witht he super flex and the BB. Good thing you told me that could spent money i didn't want to
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Unread 05-27-2003, 09:33 AM   #9
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This tire issue is a weird thing. Lots of different answers and stuff.


Wheel back spacing, bumpstops for the suspension, adding washers to the steering stops (bad idea because it increases your turning radius), trimming or not to trim, fixed or adjustable control arms.

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Unread 05-27-2003, 08:28 PM   #10
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Hunter, what shocks ahve you used for your lift? Your jeep is almost exaclty what im lookin for in mine. Also do you ahve lockers or not, my friend keeps telling me i NEED them for off roading, but wiht my old stock 5.9 it did just fine. Wondering what you think.
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I have the doestch tech shocks that came with the kit. I do not have lockers.

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Unread 05-28-2003, 07:39 PM   #12
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yo texas..i pmed u about the zj...just wanna know how the jeep rides that high and if u got a steering stablizer...do u feel a difference with the superflex
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I went from stock to the 4.5. I waited about a year and a half and then added one spacer. Then added the larger spacers and 33s. It rubbed like crazy until I got the adjustable control arms.

The only reason the long arm kit recommends against the 33 x 12.50s is that they will rub on the upper lip of the wheel well causing fender well damage. Proper wheel backspacing and a little trimming and bumpstops will help.




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