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post #1 of 8 Old 08-17-2015, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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LJ Rubicon Build

I was hoping y'all could advise me on a suspension lift. I just bought a 2005 LJ Rubicon. It's completely stock right now with just 7,000 miles on it. - http://imgur.com/oNaJR9v

I'm thinking about running a 4.5 short arm RE super flex with 35's. I've heard great stuff about Clayton kits as well?

Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks.

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-17-2015, 01:06 PM
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If you're looking to stay with short arm kits, go with Currie or Metal Cloak. RE is good but for a little more you can have the best short arm set up available. Clayton is great as well but Id go that route if I were doing long arms with 4link and 3 link front or one of the likes. Thats a clean looking LJ Rubicon, congrats on the purchase and find!!!

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Thank you! Did you install your lift yourself? That 6" looks badass with the 37s. I'm on the fence between having it done in shop or not. My only option locally is Four Wheel Parts and their labor rates are pretty high.
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Thank you! Did you install your lift yourself? That 6" looks badass with the 37s. I'm on the fence between having it done in shop or not. My only option locally is Four Wheel Parts and their labor rates are pretty high.
My lift came with the Jeep and is an RC lift, far from being the top of top but it does its job for now. I may look to upgrade to 4 link rear and either 3 link or long arms front. Installing a short arm kit like the currie or metal cloak is rather simple process if you have any mechanic skills, shop, tools and time. You'll need to get a full alignment unless you're good with doing that yourself which is somewhat easy but I can never figure out. I'd suggest getting a new driveshaft as well so you can adjust pinion angle right.

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post #5 of 8 Old 11-08-2015, 07:14 AM
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Wow, great low-mile find!

Looking forward to following your thread here, please keep us updated w/ your progress.

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post #7 of 8 Old 11-09-2015, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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I'm really close on pulling the trigger with the following set up,

- Currie 4" kit with sway bar disc. (I don't know if can justify antirock with this being my DD) (Priced at $2100 for the full kit from 4WP, good deal?)
- Bilstein 5100's + bilstein steering stabilizer
- 1" body lift (any suggestions on a good bl? Currie offers an aluminum one but the price tag is steep)
- 1.25 wheel spacers to fit 35x12x16 BFG KO2's on the stock moab wheels
- For speedometer calibration am I okay with just installing a new drive gear crown?

I just ordered a rear tire carrier and bumper from Dirtworx last week, Paid $429 out the door so I'm excited to see how it holds up. I've heard he makes quality stuff, I just have to paint it once I get it in. I'm still considering the metal cloak kit, the duroflex joints look amazing but I'm concerned about their spring rates. Also that kit may require me to change the fenders and I'm really wanting to keep the stock fenders on.

I'd really appreciate y'alls thoguhts on this - Thanks
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-11-2015, 07:16 AM
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Nice choice on the bumper! I was gonna order one from him but the shipping kills it for me over to Canada...

Really quality built from what I saw online


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