post #1 of Old 05-01-2004, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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RE 3.5 Standard or Super flex?

This is the set up I'm thinkin of going with:

RE 3.5 Lift w/OME shocks
33x10.50 BFG MT on stock canyon rims
ARB front bumper with 8000 warn
warn rear bumper with tire carrier
wilderness rack with the light mounts
some kind rocker protection dont know what yet

Two questions:
1. Which is better and why, the RE 3.5 standard or super flex?
2. Do you think i'll need som 3/4 in spacers up front because of the weight of the ARB bumper and winch?

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Forgot to add that i have the d35 rear. The reason i did not get the d44 is because I got $4500 off sticker on the one in stock!!

Anyway will that be a prob with 33's. Should i go to a super 35?

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Forgot to add that i have the d35 rear. The reason i did not get the d44 is because I got $4500 off sticker on the one in stock!!

Anyway will that be a prob with 33's. Should i go to a super 35?
I believe 33's are the "max" size for D35 ... just be careful since the larger the tires are the better the chance of breaking it are.

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Two questions:
1. Which is better and why, the RE 3.5 standard or super flex?
2. Do you think i'll need som 3/4 in spacers up front because of the weight of the ARB bumper and winch?

Thanks in advance
Re: 3.5" lift. I strongly suggest you consider spending the extra and getting a RE 4.5" SF but have RE sub in 3.5" springs. You'll eventually want the adjustable upper arms anyway if you instal a SYE/CV. With lifts over 3-3.5" an adjustable track bar becomes oretty important as do extended brake lines, etc. It is much cheaper to buy these items up front rather than piece them together down the road.

Having said that, the 3.5 SF is the better of the 2 kits you mentioned. Your factory lower CA's are not up to the task of hard offroading and should be replaced with than much lift. I twisted 2 factory lowers before upgrading to the fixed RE lowers. They're tons thicker and you can still use them with up to a 4.5" lift. And you'll want discos if you plan to offroad your Jeep. RE discos aren;t the best around - look to JKS or Tera for better discos - but at least RE includes them in the 3.5SF setup. Only longer swaybar links are included in the std kit and they're not useful in offroad situations.

RE: ARB You will likely need 3/4" spacers up front. I ran on a 3T Tera lift with my bull bar for a year w/o a winch and even then there was some spring sag. Keep in mind Tera springs have a 20lb lower spring rate than do RE. However, it's safe to say your front will sit lower than the rear. If you really just need 1/2" spacer up front to level things out install the 3/4" spacer and leave the stock isolator (1/4" high) off to net 1/2" gain.
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