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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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So after loong days if thinking I think ima go with a Rubicon Express 3.5 lift kit. I do about 98% on road driving. So anyone got feedback?

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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:02 PM   #2
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You will probably get better info in the CJ forum....
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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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You will probably get better info in the CJ forum....
But its for a JK lol
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Which are you thinking about getting the standard, superflex, extreme...

I saw he commented on this when you had CJ listed in your profile
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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:38 PM   #5
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Which are you thinking about getting the standard, superflex, extreme...

I saw he commented on this when you had CJ listed in your profile
Im planning to get the standard coil lift. they got it with the bilstein 5100 for $860

yeah i forgot to change that when i bought my JK
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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:53 PM   #6
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I don't own this kit nor have I had experience from RE lifts, but from the looks of it they are using cam bolts, which IMO are not great, to fix the front geometry you may want to look into getting new control arms for the front or a relocation bracket (new CA is better for more abuse) to address this. Other than that as long as that rear track bar relocation bracket is solid the kit looks like it will do fine for what you are trying to accomplish.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 03:08 PM   #7
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Don't do it. Why would you get a 3.5" lift for driving on the street? You'll tear up at least the front driveshaft, probably both eventually. You'll also need a different exhaust y pipe for driveshaft clearance. At 3.5" lift you'd likely want a front track bar bracket (axle side) and flipped drag link too.

Go for a 2.5" lift. But rather than using cam bolts, generic bilsteins and linear springs, consider something like the aev 2.5" lift with progressive coils, tuned bilsteins, bump stops etc. It will work handle much better. Add the geometry correction brackets and cam bolt eliminator washers, and an adjustable front track bar and you'll have a solid handling jeep with good angles, likely no driveshaft problems.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:44 PM   #8
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So after loong days if thinking I think ima go with a Rubicon Express 3.5 lift kit. I do about 98% on road driving. So anyone got feedback?
you will most likely have bad bushings and poorly manufactured parts. Will last for about 2 months before you have to replace it. You may call the clowns at Rubicon Express and they will tell you about how bushings always corrode no matter who makes them and that the kit must have been put on wrong.

You will get mad and swear at them and they will say too bad. After that you buy a Teraflex or AEV kit and have no problems. The world will seem good again and peace and harmony will ring throughout the land.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 11:19 PM   #9
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You guys are right, I've decided to go with a teraflex 2.5 standard kit with bilstein 5100 and than add to it
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Unread 09-06-2013, 08:50 AM   #10
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I have the Teraflex 2.5" coil lift with their shocks. I ended up adding Front Lower control arms and front adjustable track bar. To save money you could skip the front lower control arms and use the AEV bracket for $99. I think you will want to do something to put some caster back after the lift.
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