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post #1 of 13 Old 08-29-2011, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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what size tire under RE 4.5" lift????

What size tire are some of you running under your cj7's! I'm thinking of going with the re 4.5" suspension lift and try to run 35" tires, also I'm considering buying some 1983+ cj wide axles! I don't want to have to install a body lift if at all possible!! I have a 1979 jeep cj7, thanks

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-29-2011, 07:52 AM
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Body lift

You'll still need at least a 1" body lift, even then, the tires will rub a little, at full compression.

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I thought RE went out of business?... i guess u can get lucky and find a kit somewhere.....

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I figured! Since I'll be using yj springs do you think its a good idea to use boomerange shackles?
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-29-2011, 09:13 AM
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I believe RE is back, Quadratec recently released that information on their web site.
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I'm glad they're back!
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You'll need to trim the rear of the wheel opening on your tub or 35s will hit the back when compressed.

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.
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With a 1" body lift?
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-29-2011, 12:53 PM
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I tried ordering the kit from morris a week ago and they were on back order until indefinite date. RE has been waiting on springs from what he told me. Didn't try any other dealers, but I called RE and guy said they would be shipping out the kits next month or sooner.
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-29-2011, 12:58 PM
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I have 35s on my CJ8 with a 4.5" RE and no BL. It would likely rub at full articulation, but I haven't found out yet...
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With a 1" body lift?
Yes, that's with a 1" body lift.

The problem isn't height in the rear. The tire may barely fit if it went straight up... but the rear axle goes up and to the rear as the spring flattens.

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.
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Nice jeeps guys!! Hey gojeepin do you have a body lift and are those FW axles or NW?
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36's 4.5" RE and 1" Daystar Body. Will rub if it flex to much.
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