Rubicon Express' uses their expertise to create an affordable, budget minded suspension package that is packed with impressive features and provides outstanding performance, create a smooth ride on-road and on the trail. The factory control arms and other components are retained. . Available for JK, TJ, LJ, YJ Wranglers and XJ Cherokees. Depending on application kits come new coils, leaf springs, sway bar end links, bump stops, brackets etc. These kits have been engineered to easily upgrade to either Super-Flex or Extreme-Duty long arm systems with the purchase of additional components. Installing a slip yoke eliminator and CV driveshaft may be necessary if driveline vibration occurs
Hardest part of the install was getting my old rusted parts off. I'm running their 5" grease-able shackles as well and got about 3.25" lift all around. Couldn't be happier. Only disappointment was the paint job done on the leaf springs. Some parts hadn't even been covered, nothing a little spray paint couldn't cover. Once you place the order, email RE and get the rear shock relocation bracket. No sense messing around with flipped shocks. Definitely would purchase again.
The Rubicon Express 2.5" Suspension #RE2005 has been on my 1991 Jeep YJ for over 2.5 years and all is great. I have since removed the transfer case lowering kit and installed a SYE along with a front driveshaft from a Jeep XJ that has been shortened to use in the rear of the YJ with the SYE. The suspension hasn't settled anymore but does flex a lot more. I am still running 265/75R16 BF-Goodrich All-Terrains and with the front sway-bar disconnected the front tires will rub the fender under full compression. (with the sway bar connected there is plenty of clearance for the 32's) I'm planning to either fab up some bump-stop relocation brackets for the front or downsize to a 245/75R16 tire. Another option is to run a highline front fender. The rear is still good though I did use a heat gun many years ago to reshape the front edge of the rear factory flares to allow clearance for the 30x9.50R15 BFG Mud-Terrains at stock height. I am very happy with this suspension.
On my JK unlimited rubicon with the soft top, I was able to get 2.25" of lift in the rear and almost 4" of lift in the front. I am a mechanic with a wide aray of tools but only needed a few wrenches and a 1/2" drive sockets with my impact(also a drimal for installing the adjusting washers in the front) to complete the install. With my brothers help(and I timed it)we completed the install in 3h 10m with cleanup. The look and feel is great and handels well on the road and I can't wait to get to the trails in Colorado and Utah to put it to the test. I just wish I would have spent the extra money and got the Monotube shocks.
The passenger side front shock wouldn't fit. Six flat washers,the old bushings, and cutting the "shock pocket" made it work. Had to hog out 1 bolt hole on the track bar bracket to use the factory holes. The stance and ride are excellent.......I'll give it that. It's a 2013 JK
I used this product to give my 14 jku a little extra clearance. If you own a 2012 or later jk you will need an exhaust mod. If you read the directions you will need 1.5 inch spacers to run your stock wheels.
Easy to install great looking lift when done... I added the steering stabilizer and Mono Tube shocks and rides better than stock... I had twin tubes with it and didn't like the ride one bit...
The bad part is the rear track bar bracket did not center the axel under the jeep. Rubicon Express said anything within a half inch is in there specs. So plan on getting adjustable track bars.
This was a nice lift kit. It did not change the way my vehicle handled. The only problem that I've had with this is that it doubled the road noise that I used to have. Other than that it is a great product.
This id a good kit. Nice Ride like stock. I am planning to upgrade to 35" tires. Instructions not to clear, but from that very happy.
Overall a good lift kit and mono shocks for the price. Instructions could have been a lot better with some good photos added. Rear track bar dropdown bracket provided in kit did not match provided instructions or parts list. Had to call RE help desk who explained that they changed from axle side drop down to frame side drop down. Rear sway bar end links have the center metal bushing that is rolled and has a split in it. These bushings are of poor quality and are more prone to failure. I opted to not use the RE rear end links and replaced with higher quality end links from a different vendor.
Does the kit come with RE brand shocks?
Asked by RustyCannon from AL on
Hi RustyCannon, This Rubicon Express 4.0 Inch Standard Leaf Spring Lift Kit with Twin Tube Shocks includes the twin tube shocks made by Rubicon Express, yes. Thank you for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from AL on
max tire size 35 or 37?
Asked by John from United States on
Hello John, With the Rubicon Express 3.5 inch lift you can run a 37 inch tire. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask, Thank you.
Answered by [email protected] from United States on
with this lift kit is it neccessary to replace frt drive shaft and add spacer kit for exhaust, 2014 wrangler sport
Asked by grit from on
Hi grit, ThisRubicon Express 2.5 Inch Standard Coil Lift Kit with Mono Tube Shocks works great with your stock driveshafts and you won't need any front pipe spacer. Thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from on
Rubicon Express has such a strong commitment to producing high quality Jeep suspension systems that it offers a lifetime, transferable hassle free warranty on all its products. It is a true lifetime warranty that can be used by the original owner of the tenth owner of the Jeep. The warranty covers all components, even down to the Super-Ride bushings. Rubicon In addition, Rubicon Express offers a wide variety of builder parts for customizing a build. All builder parts use the highest quality materials, components and manufacturing processes, insuring the built out rig will perform at the highest level possible. Rubicon Express has anything the builder needs from axle bracket kits to HD superflex joints, super-ride bushing kits to control arm brackets and much more. Shop Rubicon Express Now