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Unread 04-27-2007, 06:35 AM   #1
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RE 4.5 SF on 35s

Driving no big probs but offroad MAJOR rubbing

I was rubbing a lil bit on 33s but 35s OMFG I cant even go out on the trails now..
Ordered a 1inch Coil spacer for the front plus a 1inch body lift
Ive put my Jeep on the side a couple times and have done a 3 mile trail in 14 hours due to being stuck mucho times
If ya do a RE 4.5 and am not "offroading" 35s look good but offroading it SUCKS..
But my swaybars are always disconneted due to the MAX 45 MPH speed limit here,,,

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Unread 04-27-2007, 06:57 AM   #2
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You don't have that lift installed correctly. I have an RE 3.5 and 1.25" BL with 35s and its great onroad and offroad. With proper bumpstops, control arms and trackbars adjusted properly it performs great.
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Unread 04-27-2007, 07:10 AM   #3
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OK I guess it was installed wrong...
What do I know the shop who installed it only does Custom suspensions that does there own fab work
Do you have the SUPERFLEX 3.5??

On 33s






Bent up fenders
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Unread 04-27-2007, 07:13 AM   #4
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Extend your bumpstops and you'll be fine...
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Unread 04-27-2007, 08:22 AM   #5
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re 3.5 and 4.5 have the same bumpstops. with both 3.5 and 4.5 you can clear 33s. if you want to go to 35s you need 1" body lift or to extend the bumpsotps 1" even wiith the 4.5" lift. it's up to you.
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Unread 04-27-2007, 08:52 AM   #6
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If yo put the extend bumpstops in and are still rubbing, add a hockey puck to the bottom of the spring cup, you can jsut RTV it in. Anything added to the top might catch the spring. Np issues here with rubbing. Have switched to 6" flares to stop the rubbing on the flares.

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Unread 04-27-2007, 10:23 AM   #7
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RE 3.5" SF 35x12.5 BFGMT and 1.25" bodylift...

Fenders help a little too









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Unread 04-27-2007, 10:29 AM   #8
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Unread 04-27-2007, 10:34 AM   #9
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Mine will not rub, period. (Correction - it will not rub metal parts - it will rub the flares. It didn't rub the Xenons I had, but it does rub the pocket flares.)

You did not say what rims you have - that makes a big difference. If for example you're running 10" width with 3.5" backspacing - it's gonna rub MUCH worse than an 8" rim with 4" of backspacing, both on full stuff and the fronts when turning.

If the fronts are rubbing the control arms when you turn, put a washer to two behind the steering stop bolts.
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Unread 04-27-2007, 10:39 AM   #10
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RE's 4.5" lift is more than tall enough for 35" tires. As the others said, all you need are the correct height bumpstops to be installed to prevent future rubbing.
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Unread 04-27-2007, 10:39 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnskaybug
Driving no big probs but offroad MAJOR rubbing

I was rubbing a lil bit on 33s but 35s OMFG I cant even go out on the trails now..
Ordered a 1inch Coil spacer for the front plus a 1inch body lift
Ive put my Jeep on the side a couple times and have done a 3 mile trail in 14 hours due to being stuck mucho times
If ya do a RE 4.5 and am not "offroading" 35s look good but offroading it SUCKS..
But my swaybars are always disconneted due to the MAX 45 MPH speed limit here,,,

Adjust your bumpstops correctly and you will be fine. It also looks like you have about 3.25-3.5 inches of backspacing on your wheels. This is contributing to your rubbing also because on uptravel, rather than tucking inside your fenderwells, your tires contact your flares first.
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Unread 04-28-2007, 03:34 AM   #12
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Ill do the bumpstops and I have 15x 10s on 35x12.5 tires
Thanks for the info
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Unread 04-29-2007, 09:39 PM   #13
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Just increase your bumpstops.

Here is my TJ with 3.5" coils and NO bodylift on 36x13.50 Bias Iroks -

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