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Unread 04-07-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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ok so i got a group of questions. im looking to get the RE 4.5 superflex kit with the 2'' rubicon shock kit as well. now for the question is which rear cv drive shaft to get and which gears to get. and then is there anything else you can think that i would need to accomadate this lift. anything to do with the speedo cables or anything?
also i was looking at the warn 9ti but the price tag is something hard to bite. are there any other good quality winchs that dont cost a fortune?

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Unread 04-07-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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anyone?????
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Unread 04-07-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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I bought my drive shaft from Tom Woods . . . but I didn't have to install a slip yoke eliminator . . . opinions on gearing will vary - but I'm very happy with my stock 4.11 gearing because, off-road, I have a 4:1 transfer case - and on-road, I have an 0.69:1 overdrive in the 4-speed automatic that allows me to get 15 and 1/2 mpg, even with the 33 inch tires . . . I don't know what gears you have now; but I suppose that if I was definitely going to re-gear, then I would go for the 4.88s . . . that way I could still run 33s, but also 35s, if I wanted . . . on most TJs the speedometer can be corrected by changing a small drive gear in the tail piece of the transfer case . . . I don't know what winch is best, so I just bought the WARN to play it safe .
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Unread 04-08-2008, 10:46 AM   #4
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how do you know if you need the sye and will the 4.88s give decent mpg with 33's?
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Unread 04-08-2008, 10:54 AM   #5
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I run a 3.5 SF kit and I installed a teraflex SYE (slip yoke eliminator) and a tom woods driveshaft. Most on here will say that for 33's you should run 4.56 gears. For 35's you should run 4.88's. I personally am going to run 4.11's with my 33's. As for your speedo telling the right speed, there are numerous charts on the internet about what speedo gear to run. This is one site i could find really quick: http://www.raingler.com/tech/speedoChart.asp

You should opt for the adjustable Rubicon Express front and rear track bars and be sure to get adjustable upper front and rear control arms.

That's my .02.
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Unread 04-08-2008, 11:04 AM   #6
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...with the 2'' rubicon shock kit as well...
What are you referring to here?

Are you talking about 2" coil spacers?
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Unread 04-08-2008, 12:27 PM   #7
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no the shocks are called 2'' rubicon shock kit. on quadratec.com
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Unread 04-08-2008, 12:38 PM   #8
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no the shocks are called 2'' rubicon shock kit. on quadratec.com
Have a link?

I still don't know what you are talking about.

Do you mean you are looking at shocks that are designed for 2" of lift???
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Unread 04-08-2008, 01:15 PM   #9
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http://www.quadratec.com/products/16301_105.htm

and then how do you know if i will need a sye and anything about a winch?
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Unread 04-08-2008, 02:14 PM   #10
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and then how do you know if i will need a sye and anything about a winch?
Those are shocks for 2" of suspension lift so they will not work with the RE 4.5" lift.

Plan on needing an SYE with that lift.

Sure you could do a t-case drop, but how much are you willing to drop your t-case?
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If you don't mind me asking why are you replacing your 3" full traction lift with a 4.5 rubicon express superflex?

Seems like a lot of money for minimal additional clearance.

Most people would go long arm at that point....
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Unread 04-08-2008, 09:29 PM   #12
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what the problem is, is that i want a little more height and the long arm kits are more than the RE4.5 kit. if there was another way of getting more lift but not doing a body lift i would do it but i havent had any other ideas. what really sucks is that my FT is less than a year old. when i get back from iraq in like 4 months is when i plan on buying everything so i still have a little bit to get things straight. also the FT seems like a beginner lift and i want someing more capable off road.
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how do you know if i will need a sye?
to run the CV style rear drive shaft you must first install the slip yoke eliminator . . . unless you have a rubicon - which comes from the factory, already, without the slip yoke
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Unread 04-09-2008, 03:39 AM   #14
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ok so let me get this straight, mine (05 unlimited) did not come with a sye. so with this lift i will need a rear cv shaft which i have to get a sye to accomadate. now what about the front shaft?
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Unread 04-09-2008, 02:03 PM   #15
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You never said you had an unlimited, at least I didn't see it if you did. With the unlimited you can have a taller lift without the need of the SYE/CV.

Maybe some of the unlimited guys can chime in on how much of a transfer case drop you will need. If the drop needed is minimal you could go that route and save up for the SYE/CV conversion later.

Front shaft should be fine the way it is.
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