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Unread 07-22-2010, 07:20 PM   #16
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I have the RE 5.5 LA on my LJ. I took measurements before and after the lift. Including the difference of tire size (from stock 30's to 35" MT/R's) I had a total change in elevation of 10 inches. That was almost three years ago though and I'm sure it has settled some since. But like others have said, it will allow you options on tire size (up to a 37 with no other modifications), or you can always swap in shorter springs if you prefer once the rest of the system is in place.
I think you are right on the mark. I have nothing to loose and so much to gain. Guess I am worring to much for nothing. Thankks

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Unread 07-22-2010, 08:40 PM   #17
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Sorry... I like the 5.5" "stupid tall... after a small sag over time and all of my winch and armor, it works great.I didn't want a body lift at all! I love the tri-link that I added with it.It works well for me.IMO!
I've been thinking about doing the tri-link, and building my own truss. Do you have any close up shots of it?
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Unread 08-02-2010, 07:39 PM   #18
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Well, I am still waiting for the shocks to come in so that the RE 5.5 LA lift can be installed. Message from the shop is that the last two shocks will be in Friday. Looks like Monday its going to the shop. Walker Evans wheels should be delivered a week from Friday, just in time to fit the tires (37's I hope). So much to do and so much money...
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Unread 08-03-2010, 07:51 AM   #19
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I've been thinking about doing the tri-link, and building my own truss. Do you have any close up shots of it?
Not the best but it'll get you started:
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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:24 AM   #20
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mine sit 42 1/2 to the center bottom edge of the fender flair in the back and 42 1/4 in the front. i figure that was the best place to measure, wish i had simular measurements for stock height. the lift itself has been on for 8 months now and i have the same front bumper as robncar with the warn xd9000i

as far as the sye rubis have a fixed flange so all you will need is a new drive shaft.

i do plan on going to the 4.5 coils with a 1-1.5 BL so i can do what ever up armor i can, really just the gas tank skid. with the 5.5 coils i could easily fit 37 and am overall happy about the lift.

deffiantly go with the 5.13 R&P, i went with 4.88 and regret not going 5.13 with the 42RLE

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Unread 08-03-2010, 01:07 PM   #21
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mine sit 42 1/2 to the center bottom edge of the fender flair in the back and 42 1/4 in the front. i figure that was the best place to measure, wish i had simular measurements for stock height. the lift itself has been on for 8 months now and i have the same front bumper as robncar with the warn xd9000i

as far as the sye rubis have a fixed flange so all you will need is a new drive shaft.

i do plan on going to the 4.5 coils with a 1-1.5 BL so i can do what ever up armor i can, really just the gas tank skid. with the 5.5 coils i could easily fit 37 and am overall happy about the lift.

deffiantly go with the 5.13 R&P, i went with 4.88 and regret not going 5.13 with the 42RLE
That is great input thanks. I think that I will go with 37's and either beef up the axles or go with Dana 60's down the road. Looking forward to the lift. Again thanks for the input.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 03:00 PM   #22
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I've been thinking about doing the tri-link, and building my own truss. Do you have any close up shots of it?
In my picture gallery.
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In my picture gallery.
Very cool. Thanks guys.
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don't rubi's already have an sye?
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Yes, the Rubicon has an SYE from the factory
I'm surprised I'm the first one to catch this. Rubi's DO NOT come with a SYE from the factory.....I'm really pumped for people to stop saying this. They come with a fixed rear output from the factory. Thus, they don't need a SYE since there is no "slip yoke to eliminate." You'll still need to run a double cardan shaft and inline pinion angle. The fixed rear output just saves you the $200 a SYE would cost a NP231 owner.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 01:04 PM   #25
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One step closer to the complete lift. My wheels just came in and they look awesome. Walker Evans Racing 17x8.5 with 4.0 BS.
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I love those wheels and have been eyeing them for quite sometime. Also interested in the 17" flavor. Adds cost to the wheels and tires but I think the 17" wheel with a 35" tire looks awesome.

May I ask where you purchased them from? Please post pictures when done.
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Unread 08-08-2010, 01:39 PM   #27
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Yes, the 17" does add some to the price when it comes to tires, but you benefit if you plan to go with bigger brakes/axles in the future. You can purchase these from Walker Evans Racing themselves, but I purchased mine from Poly Performance

Poly Performance JEEP/TRUCK & BUGGY*::*Wheels*::*Walker Evans Wheels*::*Street Wheels*::*Walker Evans 17" Street Wheels 3-3/4" to 6" Backspace - 4x4 Off-Road, JK Synergy Suspension Systems, Fox Racing Shox, Beard, CNC Brakes, Johnny JointsŪ, Currie E

They are $325 each for the Street Lock wheels 17x8.5 (which is the only width they make) but you can decide on the backspacing you want. The best part is the shipping is free. This will save you about $200! I was going to spend the extra $$$ for the polished wheels, but keeping up with them is a real pain. Louisiana red clay will dull the finish in one wheeling trip and adding to the already hours needed to clean the Jeep after one is not my idea of fun. I will send pics after the tires are on and the Jeep is back from being lifted.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 07:50 PM   #28
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Update on lift

Just picked up the Rubi from the shop and the lift is done. I kept the same tires on it until I get the new ones ordered, but it gave me a chance to measure the final total lift that I we have been discussing. On average the RE 5.5 LA netted 6.75". Yes, it looks a little silly with 31's still one it, but that will be dealt with very soon. Expensive lift, but I think worth every dollar spent. Thanks to all of you that helped on this thread.

(Sorry, I tried to upload a pic, but its not working. Will try again later.)
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Unread 08-27-2010, 06:45 PM   #29
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Sorry for the delay, but here is the finished lift. Please excuse the tiny tires, I am waiting for the new ones.
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Sorry for the delay, but here is the finished lift. Please excuse the tiny tires, I am waiting for the new ones.
Are you going to clear that door with the new tires? We clear ours by about an inch...
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