looking into the RE etreme 4.5" lift on my CJ anybody have this lift and do you like it or not would you do it again.Alittle pricey considering there are alot of suspenion lifts out there for 1/2 the cost of the RE but i only want to do this once and hoping for the best ride considering it is leaf springs.
Looks like the RE switches the front springs to yj springs and has everything included in the kit less shocks and drive line.
Any and all input would be appreciated thanks!
The RE lift is great its one of the best out there. The kits are well thought out fit the majority of the Jeeps out there. Though if there was some weird stuff done to your Jeep such as extreme body lifts or that kinda stuff you may have a few issues. The ride quality is very good, some of the less expensive lift kits may vibrate the filling out of your teeth
I have the RE 4.5 on my Scrambler. The front springs are YJ width, but CJ springs are 1" shorter. The kit is good quality and complete. The ride is good. I used Rancho 9000 shocks, because I wanted adjustable shocks. My has sagged a bit in the front over 5 years because I have a V-8, heavy bumper and winch. If I were to replace my springs, which may happen at some point, I'd use their rear springs at all 4 corners due the extra weight I have in the front.
__________________ '81 Scrambler w/ FI 360 AMC, 33x12.50 BFG M/T's, 5" of lift, ARB'd Dana 44's F & R, Dana 300 clocked & twin sticked w/4:1, Warn XD9000i, etc...
2002 Grand Cherokee Limited, 2008 Overland Grand Cherokee, a 1976 CJ-7 in pieces and 3 more off-brand 4x4s............... John N
Thats the only problem I have had with mine,but it has been 5 years so I figure thats not really a complaint on my end.Im happy with them and one of the members in my club says he is very impressed with my flex compaired to his linked commanche.
If you are hard on your jeep,you may need a rear shaft with a longer slip.Mine was fine for years until I started the more hardcore trails,I over extended my rear shaft and twisted the splines.Went with a tom woods and all is right again.
x3 on the shocks not being the corrent lenght. I got around 6.5 inches from the lift not just 4.5
If have not installed shocks yet and it does rides better than my stock springs with shocks and handles the same. Also did a tie rod & drag link repalcement and flip at the same time so I am sure that helped the steering as well.
I have had it for 5 years. I run the 258 and have not sagged. The kit is very flexible. The only issue I have was the CJ wandered after I put it on. I replaced all the steering components. Long story short, I had to buy shims for the front axle. They didn't come with the kit when I bought it. Other than that, I really enjoy it.