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    Default Requesting tech tips on 5.5" Rubicon Express LA suspension Kit

    Hello all,

    I am going to be installing the 5.5 Rubicon Express LA suspension system onto my 2006 Jeep Rubicon in my garage. Are there any members that have done this install themselves? I was wondering what hicup's if any you may have ran into as well as any information and tips that where "Not included" with the lift instructions? Also, roughly how may hours did the install take?

    Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.

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    Not trying to second guess you, but why RE?

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    The company was one of the first to design the long arm. It's been around for many years, still a great product. I've been researching this lift for a few years. The lift gets good review and its was highly recommended from JP magazine. Talking with many people who own the lift they have been satified customers for quite some time. The only thing is I can not find anyone who has done the install themselves.

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    have installed 4 of them.

    the instructions are straight and work great. just follow them exactly and dont short cut.

    for someone doing their 1st install i would give yourself 4 days to install. 2-3 for install and last one for checking over everything and making sure nothing was missed when tighting and greasing.
    03 Rubicon, 6.0L Chevy, 700R4, 241, ORI struts, custom F&R dual traiangulated longarms, 39.5 Irok, frame backhalf, 35 Spline Ford 60's, Full Hydro steering, 110"wb
    05 TJ (salvage), 6.0L aluminum head Chevy with LS1 parts (@400hp) , 4L60E, home made longarm on 14" SAW coilovers, 35 spline Dana 60's, 100"wb

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    on a side note if you havet bought it yet i would look at the Clayton long arm kit.

    RE works great but if you going to ever get into HARD wheeling then go with the Clayton.
    03 Rubicon, 6.0L Chevy, 700R4, 241, ORI struts, custom F&R dual traiangulated longarms, 39.5 Irok, frame backhalf, 35 Spline Ford 60's, Full Hydro steering, 110"wb
    05 TJ (salvage), 6.0L aluminum head Chevy with LS1 parts (@400hp) , 4L60E, home made longarm on 14" SAW coilovers, 35 spline Dana 60's, 100"wb

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    TNT is a great kit as well! It is one of the pricier kits but you get what you pay for these days. Good luck with whatever kit you decide upon.
    2003 Rubi with 6" lift rolling 37's w/ beadlocks, armor for effect. Constant state of change, its a jeep thing!!

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    RIP: 2004 Rubi: 3" lift on 33's

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    I was going to suggest either the Claytons or Kevin's if he still has his up.

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    Take your time...don't cut any corners and follow the directions to a T...get a second set of hands to help and plan on a full weekend to do it. I have had my RE LA lift on my 03 Rubi for a LONG time and have never had any problems with it.
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    Default Thank you

    Thanks for the heads up from everyone. I will review the other options. Another reason I was opting for the RE LA was because of the easier install for someone who has never install one of these kits. I want to do the complete install myself (with a friend. I have a few articles with the install). That way I can learn it all and know how to fix it myself. Last question: Are all the tools that the instructions cover exactly eveything required for the install? I'm currently stocking up on everything needed.

    Thanks again

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    Holy shit, a smart jeeper. Haha. Good luck with your install brother.

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