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post #31 of 45 Old 08-28-2010, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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I have about 3.5" clearance with the 31's but I decided to stick with 35" KM2's so I should just squeeze by if I am lucky. I really wanted to go with 37's but for now the 35's will due nicely. I do not want to purchase RJ60's right now with all that I still need to do to the Jeep. By the time the 35's wear out I should be ready. Plus, I will need to lift the opening of the garage once I do so that is another cost that I do not need right now.


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post #32 of 45 Old 08-29-2010, 08:56 AM
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...Plus, I will need to lift the opening of the garage once I do so that is another cost that I do not need right now.
You could always air-down when you come home...

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You could always air-down when you come home...
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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.
you weren't the first to catch it, but i do agree with ya on the pumped part.
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Well, the soft top makes it by about 1/2" clearance... I have not tried the hard top as of yet but once the weather gets real cold I will try it too (not the south Louisiana get all that cold but you know what I mean). I have to say that I am VERY happy with the lift, tires, wheels, and etc. I was afraid that I made a mistake in the planning, but in the end it is sweet. Now I have the install the Curie Tie rod kit and damper, PSC steering box and pump, gears and axles. I hope to be ready after that soon. Hey, thanks to all your guys that helped me out with this build.

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Well, the soft top makes it by about 1/2" clearance... I have not tried the hard top as of yet but once the weather gets real cold I will try it too (not the south Louisiana get all that cold but you know what I mean). I have to say that I am VERY happy with the lift, tires, wheels, and etc. I was afraid that I made a mistake in the planning, but in the end it is sweet. Now I have the install the Curie Tie rod kit and damper, PSC steering box and pump, gears and axles. I hope to be ready after that soon. Hey, thanks to all your guys that helped me out with this build.
Did you go with the RE mono's in ther rear? If so, did you relocate the lower mounts upward?

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I did go with the RE Mono shock and a pic of the mount is below.
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any pics of the 35' tires on that lift Larubie?

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I don't have them on this computer, but I will try to post them tonight.

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I ordered that exact same lift but fortunately, I came to my senses before I installed it and swapped the 5.5" springs for 4.5" springs. For 35" tires, the 4.5" kit is ideal and it provides more like 5.5" in reality anyway. 5.5" tall springs (6.5" in reality) are just stupid-tall in my personal opinion. I hope you will have a SYE and CV driveshaft installed for either of those lift heights, you'll need them.

I have had the RE 5.5 for about a year and I agree with about it being too tall. I would like to swap for the 4.5 coils. My rig is tippy on off camber angles. Can I replace the 5.5 coils for 4.5 without changing out my Currie extended rear driveshaft or Bilstein shocks?
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Can I replace the 5.5 coils for 4.5 without changing out my Currie extended rear driveshaft or Bilstein shocks?
No problem on the driveshaft, the shocks will be ok too so long as they aren't almost too long for what you have now.

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post #42 of 45 Old 03-10-2011, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the delay, but here is my 04 Rubicon with the RE 5.5 lift with 35's. Its tall which may be an issue once I get it on the trail. I plan to make Jeep Jamboree in April.
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post #43 of 45 Old 03-10-2011, 09:46 AM
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i run the RE long arm with 4.5 and 35 mt/r's. when i first put the lift on the net height was about 5"
after break in its sitting right about 4.5 or just over.
here are some pics the green tj is the 4.5 lift.
the black tj has the RE 5.5 long arm lift. with the same 35" tires.
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Guess Im the oddball. Ive got RE LAs with 3.5" springs. I do want to go up to around 4.5 though but not RE springs.
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i run the RE long arm with 4.5 and 35 mt/r's. when i first put the lift on the net height was about 5"
after break in its sitting right about 4.5 or just over.
here are some pics the green tj is the 4.5 lift.
the black tj has the RE 5.5 long arm lift. with the same 35" tires.
Very nice. I may change to the 4.5" springs after this years ride.

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