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?
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 .
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.
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.