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Unread 01-11-2011, 10:14 AM   #16
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Thanks mavsfan001 great pics and great rig. Any complaints?aq

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Unread 01-11-2011, 10:46 AM   #17
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Aero that rig is really super clean. It seems like everyone is doing the one inch body lift and 35's..except kponytail. How's the 33's feel on your 5 kponytail?
Thanks, It isn't so clean anymore with several trips to different orv parks but thats what I built it for. Its down right now for wide track axles and a rebuild on the T176, 258 with TBI and 4.o head. FWIW I like the looks of my 35's better, but I ended up installing a 4to1 kit because of the added strain. I will say I have trouble with my front shackles killing the upper bushings. I plan on installing the heavy duty wide hangers and using no lift yj shackles. But to totally change the subject if I did it over again I think I would go genright front fenders, rear crush corners with steel rear flares and the 2.5 RE YJ lift. I have nearly flopped it numerious times. The elevation of 4.5 and narrow track axles seems abit top heavy for some off camber situations JC
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Unread 01-11-2011, 11:03 AM   #18
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Thanks mavsfan001 great pics and great rig. Any complaints?aq
No complaints yet everything fit well and it rides great!!! I did have to use deg. shims on the front end to get it to drive straight down the road at high way speed. Would like to go back and cut the perches and reposition them at the corect caster angle after the springs get completly broke in and settle. My biggest problem now is i am about to re-gear and having trouble deciding if i want to go 4:10 or 4:56 ratio?
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Unread 01-11-2011, 12:24 PM   #19
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36's with 4.5" RE and 1" daystar body lift
Real Nice! Looks tough!
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Unread 01-11-2011, 02:14 PM   #20
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Aero, I lucked out and have the widetrac axles in mine. I actually got really lucky and found a stock Dana 44 out of a 86 cj, that I am going to swap in also. I have heard the yj springs make a big difference, and I think the yj hangers are not that pricey....I wonder how different the re4.5 yj kit is from the cj? If I only had to mount some new hangers that might not be bad idea, I just don't know if the brakelines and other parts with it match up.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:40 PM   #21
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Aero, I lucked out and have the widetrac axles in mine. I actually got really lucky and found a stock Dana 44 out of a 86 cj, that I am going to swap in also. I have heard the yj springs make a big difference, and I think the yj hangers are not that pricey....I wonder how different the re4.5 yj kit is from the cj? If I only had to mount some new hangers that might not be bad idea, I just don't know if the brakelines and other parts with it match up.
I actually think the springs are the same. the front shackels would be straight for the yj instead of using the conversion shackles that RE includes for the CJ. Might compare on their web site or give them a call. One more thing if they haven't chaged it the kit ships with crappy POS aluminum spring shims. Do not use them!!! It has been said before on this forum but they will bent and your u bolts will work loose and your axle will slip on the springs. Ask me how I know. All in all it is still one of the most complet kits for the $$.
Also there are places that sell the kit for less $$ than 4wd or Quad. I had a place saved in my other computer that just drop shipped items for way less money JC
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Unread 01-12-2011, 04:16 AM   #22
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Yea I'm definitely going to go steel shims, I think the best price I found on the 4.5 cj kit is 1089 shipped. I may call re and ask about the yj stuff to see if I could make it fit, it just seems like it would make more sense for a little extra work and money
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Unread 01-12-2011, 05:21 AM   #23
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Yea I'm definitely going to go steel shims, I think the best price I found on the 4.5 cj kit is 1089 shipped. I may call re and ask about the yj stuff to see if I could make it fit, it just seems like it would make more sense for a little extra work and money
RE will send you whatever you need. I got the YJ springs and bushings, then everything else were for the CJ. My aftermarket frame was set up for the YJ bushings.
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Unread 01-12-2011, 11:01 AM   #24
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JC - How does it go down the road? Do you have to chase it at all? Debating a shackle reversal but going with the RE 2.5" lift YJ springs & genright fenders for sure.
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Unread 01-12-2011, 03:41 PM   #25
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What makes you lean toward the 2.5and 1 inch body lift?
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Unread 01-12-2011, 04:03 PM   #26
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JC - How does it go down the road? Do you have to chase it at all? Debating a shackle reversal but going with the RE 2.5" lift YJ springs & genright fenders for sure.
Mine drives great and I did't use the tranney lowering spacers or the front shims. I'm not sure if the prvious ? is for me or you but. I think with some rear trimming and front flat fenders a person could run 35's with less lift. My 4.5 RE kit with the 1 inch body netted about 6 inches of lift. With narrow track axles it is alittle to tall for off camber wheeling. JMO JC
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Unread 01-12-2011, 08:09 PM   #27
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I wonder why some guys have issues with the driveline, and some don't....I am going to go with new driveshafts. I imagine a cv joint would prob solve the driveline shimmy problem
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Unread 01-13-2011, 08:30 AM   #28
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Anybody who posted pics have trouble driving onroad with this kit or feel unsafe?
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Unread 01-13-2011, 08:43 AM   #29
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What makes you lean toward the 2.5and 1 inch body lift?
The 2.5" lift was from the PO (with CJ 2" wide springs) and I put the body lift on for a little more clearance when i put in new body mounts, and so I can get to the bellhousing bolts a little easier. Eventually I will upgrade to the YJ springs, but I'm trying to keep the susp low to have a lower center of gravity, hence the flat fenders in the future.


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Mine drives great and I did't use the tranney lowering spacers or the front shims. I'm not sure if the prvious ? is for me or you but. I think with some rear trimming and front flat fenders a person could run 35's with less lift. My 4.5 RE kit with the 1 inch body netted about 6 inches of lift. With narrow track axles it is alittle to tall for off camber wheeling. JMO JC
I've just heard that they ride better with the shackle reversal, but I bet with a beefier steering setup and softer spring a lot of the stock ride would be alleviated. BTW, thats a real clean rig you've got.
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Unread 01-13-2011, 09:32 AM   #30
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Real Nice! Looks tough!
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