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post #1 of 17 Old 10-12-2008, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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swapping to 3.5 inch springs?

I was gonig to order the 4.5 rubicon express superflex lift. i was told to swap to the 3.5 inch springs but get the 4.5 kit because its more complete in another thread. But if im going to order the 4.5 kit why swap the springs and just keep the 4.5 inch ones? Whats the point of swapping? Or is it becuase the 3.5 springs will look better with 33" tires and would look weird with 4.5" springs?

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post #2 of 17 Old 10-12-2008, 07:09 PM
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the 3.5s are almost to much for 33s even, i know guys running them and 35s with no BL and no rubbing and no extra bumpstop


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really? So your saying the 3.5 inch springs is diffinatly plenty enough for 33 inch tires and even enough for 35's? so then the 3.5 inch springs would probably be the way for me to go then since the 33's would be better on my stock axles right?
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by far, just stay with the 3.5, if you decide 35s then do flat fenders (like brian did) or add 1" BL (like dave did)


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ya i was going to go with tube fenders anyways, but the 3.5 inch springs will make the jeep look big and your postive?
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you dont need the 4.5 for 33s, but if all you want is looks then by all mean go to high and get laughed at for having to much lift and to little tires, search the "what does my jeep look like with X lift" pics of both sets ups are in there


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no mi not doing it for looks im just saying. And i was getting the 4.5 inch superlfex kit but swapping the springs for the 3.5, i just wanna make sure that the jeep is going to be big enough for the off road use im using it for.
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the guys i knew with this did WEROCK comps and the never rubbed, the 3.5 kits nets over 4"


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post #9 of 17 Old 10-12-2008, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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right, but like i said im not getting the 3.5 kit. im getting the 4.5 kit and just swaping the srpings to 3.5" but still having the 4.5 inch kit so my lift is more complete
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i understand, you still will have plenty of room, you are not loosing any of the 3.5" lift, the only thing different is the 4.5 kit adds stuff to help you out, you will be fine,


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what do you mean not losing any of the 3.5 inch lift? you mean the 4.5?
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if you take the 3.5" kit and measure it you will get 4.25" (for sake of arguement we will use that number, but it is close to real net gains), if you take the 4.5" kit but use 3.5" springs you will still get 4.25" of lift,


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The 3.5 springs are perfect for 33" tires.

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all the 4.5" kit adds is front track bar and upper control arms,


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here is a picture of mine with 4.5 springs and a 1.25 body lift. tires are 35 mtrs. i figure i netted close to 6" with the springs.



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