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Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ

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MSRP: $12,500.00
Average Price: $3,347.59
Manufacturer: Rubicon Express
Recommended?
Yes: 40 / No: 1

The Rubicon 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm kit is the most advanced, best performing suspension system available for the TJ. Designed as a complete replacement suspension, the Extreme Duty kit maintains proper control arm and steering geometry for lifted TJ’s, improving the stability of the vehicle on and off road. Drivers will discover marked improvements in their vehicle’s road manners, returning a nearly stock ride to their modified Jeep™ and unmatched performance where the pavement ends

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wallyb
Registered User
wallyb's Reviews

07-24-2008, 06:56 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Pros: Perfect fit, articulates and level, smooth ride on and off road
Cons: None so far.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: 98 TJ>I can't compare it to other long arms but I can say it went way beyond my expectations. I installed the Tri-Link running Rubicon Dana 44 axles 4:88 gears, 35 spline OX Locker front and rear, and 35" BFG KM2. The mfgr recommended 35's. This was my first lift and I don't need an improvement. My front springs drop out of the buckets and return home no problem. It's hard to get air time. The Tri-Link is stable and tucks with minor rub. No body lift and no trimming. What more can you ask for? It was professional alligned before highway and trail use. Be wise to good advise. We finally found a Magnaflow cat back to fit. The research paid off..Big-Time. RubiconTrail tested.


TJGIP
Registered User
TJGIP's Reviews

07-11-2008, 09:01 AM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $2,790.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Installation of this kit is fairly smooth. Completed the entire install by myself in a total of about 40 hrs with little previous suspension experience. One problem I ran into was clearing the rear track bar from the stock gas skid. This could be eliminated with an aftermarket skid or some cutting of the stock. I went with the latter to save expenses.

I'm very satified with the way it turned out. Looks great and rides way better than it did before with BB and 33's. I recomend this lift, however if I were to do it again I would spring for the tri-link setup.


1997jeeptj

Registered User
1997jeeptj's Reviews

06-03-2008, 09:31 AM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $3,000.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I went with 4.5" kit, I have now installed 5 of these, with 2 of them on my own jeeps. I love them. I have thought about building my own suspension system, but this is a bolt on kit that works, and drives better than stock.


2006LJRubicon

Registered User
2006LJRubicon's Reviews

05-10-2008, 11:32 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $3,190.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Has tri link! I got it for a good price and because of its reputation. Will put it to the test as soon as i get finished


ekoms

Registered User
ekoms's Reviews

05-02-2008, 10:04 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $3,100.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: all I have to say is D*MN, this is the sh*t. incredable flex & stability on/off the road. also I got the tri-link rear end.
http://www.redrock4x4.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id= 10&products_id=2224


jneal

Nice....Keep Wheelin!
jneal's Reviews

04-29-2008, 11:00 AM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $2,650.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: you buy RE for reliability and preformance. no different here. this thing is stout!


FireMedicZ
Registered User
FireMedicZ's Reviews

04-22-2008, 08:21 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $3,100.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I went with the 4.5 springs. The ride is incredible.


becker21603

Registered User
becker21603's Reviews

04-17-2008, 10:45 AM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $2,700.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: nice kit, has some creaks but good


SpookyJohn
Registered User
SpookyJohn's Reviews

04-05-2008, 12:24 AM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $2,700.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: AWESOME!!!


chappy84

Registered User
chappy84's Reviews

03-31-2008, 08:05 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $2,200.00
Pros: on and off road handling is great
Cons: will update if I find any
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great lift easy install smooth ride


Parker1599

Registered User
Parker1599's Reviews

03-29-2008, 12:38 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $2,400.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great suspension!


Flash2004

Member
Flash2004's Reviews

03-27-2008, 05:44 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $12,500.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This setup provides exactly what it supposed to, long travel, level ride over any terrain, poise and balance. Surprising good highway ride and superior handling when the front stabilisers are connected. Excellent idea to make most of the pivoting points rebuildable. The underbelly armour is a real strength.
Downsides for me?
I find it gets fussed if you move fast and really prefers speeds which mean momentum is left largely in the toolbox. This is good for rock crawling I suppose but not so good for general mudding and dirt hill climbs where momentum over ruts and bumps is important.
The rear long arm bolts will self loosen where they attach to the belly plates during an off road trip and you'll hear a lot of knocking from the loose joints. The result of this is the bolt eye holes become elongated and make the whole scenario worse. I suggest the bolt holes need to be beefed up - if on later models they have not already.
Finding a good grease point placement is difficult for RE I suppose due to the design and the inner nipples are really hard to get at with a gun.


4x4GroupBuy.com
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4x4GroupBuy.com's Reviews

03-17-2008, 10:26 AM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I Have the Tri link Kit


Timmah707

Registered User
Timmah707's Reviews

03-17-2008, 08:20 AM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $2,600.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: GREAT!!!


priestrt
Registered User
priestrt's Reviews

03-09-2008, 11:04 AM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $3,350.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Sweet Kit - Realistically its about 7inches of suspension after 5,000 miles...unbelievable articulation, a little bumpier on the road than some others but overall awesome


Whipper Snapper

Registered User
Whipper Snapper's Reviews

03-03-2008, 08:01 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $2,700.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Works great so far


Manard
Registered User
Manard's Reviews

02-25-2008, 11:44 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Price: $2,750.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I like the lift.


Jerry Bransford

Do it right or not at all
Jerry Bransford's Reviews

02-22-2008, 06:38 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Excellent product, excellent strength, great on both the rocks and street.


RUBIRED04
Registered User
RUBIRED04's Reviews

12-30-2007, 10:09 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Pros: Ride Quality, Flex, Heavy duty
Cons: Price
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have no regrets with the RELA 5.5 kit. Absolutely love it! If you want an awesome on and off road TJ, this is the kit.

The reason for the 9 rating is I dont believe any kit is perfect. But, I believe this is as close as it gets.


barry1me

Registered User
barry1me's Reviews

03-22-2007, 03:25 PM
Rubicon Express RE72X5 5.5" Extreme Duty Long Arm TJ
Pros: great handling, very robust design, excellent customer support
Cons: Still trying to find one!
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I love this kit. Was pretty easy to install, nothing to out of the ordinary. The instructions that are given by Rubicon are straight forward. If you different axles like I did (Ford 8.8) then you may have to make some slight modifactions. The ride on this kit is great. It drives better then my F150, and handles much better then the short arm kit.


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