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Unread 08-27-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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Rubicon Express 4.5 or 5.5???

Looking to get the RE lift kit for my 2000 jeep tj. I currently have 36" tires I want to put on but once they wear im not sure if im going to stay at 36X12.5 or drop to 35's. Just want some advice. Thanks.

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Unread 08-27-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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The 4.5 is more than enough for 36s. I will be running 36s on about 4-5" when I'm done. Remember RE runs about 1-1.5" more than advertised. Also with 36s you need to make sure your brakes and steering as well as axles are all up to the task.

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Unread 08-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #3
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They definitely yield more lift than advertised. I think I could easily fit 36's under mine and I have the 4.5".
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