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post #1 of 19 Old 02-12-2013, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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RE lift kit flex?

just a thought i had, i planned on getting the re 4.5 lift kit. Does it flex well? because a pal of mine has a 6 inch on his cherokee and its hard as a damn rock. and im not one to complain about ride quality, but it is a terrible ride quality.

The imput is greatly appreciated guys

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post #2 of 19 Old 02-12-2013, 06:35 PM
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I have the RE 4.5 lift on my 82 cj5 and it flexes well. I will say I added long travel shock mounts made by MORE and custom long travel shock mounts in the rear which also really helped extend the flex factor! Here are a few pics

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Not the best pics I have it flexes way more but these were taken right after we installed the lift. Now that its "loosened up" the ride is awesome
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post #3 of 19 Old 02-12-2013, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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that sounds like quite the idea you got there! how would i go upon getting those?
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post #4 of 19 Old 02-12-2013, 07:14 PM
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Ill send you the list of parts I ordered when I get home. It was basically the RE kit, bilstein 5100 shocks, More long travel shock mount and engine cage, and shackle reversal
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post #5 of 19 Old 02-12-2013, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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awesome! how are those shocks? i was considering the re monotube but i havnt really put much thought into it
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post #6 of 19 Old 02-12-2013, 07:29 PM
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The bilsteins are great! They are also rebuildable and under $100 each. I was going to go rubicon as well but Bilsteins sized these to my jeep and that's what sold me
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thats pretty damn cool rebuildable and sized? im actually kind of excited to see this parts list.... Lol
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post #8 of 19 Old 02-12-2013, 09:50 PM
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I've got longer shocks, too, with the F250/350 mounts in the front and yes, It'll flex....


'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...
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post #9 of 19 Old 02-12-2013, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Ahhh that is a good sight
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post #10 of 19 Old 02-12-2013, 10:23 PM
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Very nice on the flexometer! Mine is about like that now. Took some break in time but the RE springs rock!
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post #11 of 19 Old 02-15-2013, 09:19 AM
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I too have the lift. Granted mine is over 10 years old. I'm still running the shocks that came with the lift (too short and DEAD)





I did a shackle reversal also.

But to date I still need a front drive shaft





The pic below is before the 1"bl


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post #12 of 19 Old 02-15-2013, 09:46 AM
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I have been afraid that the lift is too high and would be "tippy". Does it feel that way or is it stable?

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post #13 of 19 Old 02-15-2013, 03:09 PM
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I have been afraid that the lift is too high and would be "tippy". Does it feel that way or is it stable?
I feel mine is stable...for a short wheelbase jeep keep that I'm perspective but I've had mine twisted and it keeps all four wheels grounded
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I have been afraid that the lift is too high and would be "tippy". Does it feel that way or is it stable?
I was afraid of that too when I lifted it. I have not even had the sway bar on it in over 6 years. TO ME it was kinda white knuckle before I did the SRS.... but that was back in 04 so I honestly don't remember.

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post #15 of 19 Old 02-17-2013, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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thankss guys your'e all such a good help, it was the best idea to join this forum otherwise id be clueless on alot of stuff
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