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Price for RE 4.5\" extreme duty lift kit?

I just wanted to know what prices are out there for this kit and where to order one besides from RE directly.
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Re: Price for RE 4.5\" extreme duty lift kit?

Nevermind.....
Actually found it in a search.[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Price for RE 4.5\" extreme duty lift kit?

I bought mine from a local shop. I paid the same as from RE. $850.00

Nice thing about it is that they will let you up grade things. like the shocks. $80 extra bucks for the next level, or remove things like the worthless track bar brackets.
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Re: Price for RE 4.5\" extreme duty lift kit?

hey speed

are you running w/o your front track bar? just curious as i still have mine on but was wondering what the effects would be with it off- bad or good.
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Re: Price for RE 4.5\" extreme duty lift kit?

Mine is bent and I still have it on. it bent the first time I went out to hollister hills. one of the other San Jose BBS guys bent his the first time out, too.

If I have someone rock the steering wheel while I watch. I can see the bracket rock back and forth. I could tell the difference on the freeway from before and after it broke.

I'm saving my pennies until I can get a longer track bar.

I need more sleep.

after, reading my first post I should have been more complete.

I would not take the front track bar off. but I sure would have liked to put the money spent on that cheap bracket towards a longer track bar. and I've only heard that RE will remove parts.
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track bar?? don't waste your money on a track bar. I'm running soa with 36 sx's and I don't have any problem. No sway bar and no track bar F/R. I can't believe that I'm having this conv with people from this board.
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Re: Price for RE 4.5\" extreme duty lift kit?

believe it. until I get a better drag link angle the track bar stays. I have too much bump steer when the track bar is just loose. tack it off. no way.
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Re: Price for RE 4.5\" extreme duty lift kit?

blackie

i'm not familiar with soa characteristics but i too run with no sway bar or rear track bar. i have to baby the front in fast turns but i can deal with that- connecting and disconnecting the sway bar is not difficult but just not worth it to me. i might disconnect the front track bar and test it out.

i do recall the front track bar arm that came with the re lift was a bad design as far as the diameter of the hole nat big enough to match the mount to the axle. they provided a smaller bolt that would be sloppy in the axle mount. i drilled out the re extension hole and used the correct size bolt. doesn't come loose anymore.
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Re: Price for RE 4.5\" extreme duty lift kit?

It is my opinion that a SOA will have less need for a track bar than a SUA spring lift. With SOA, the springs are flat from front mount to rear mount. The force applied at the bottom of the spring creates very little rotation of the spring and thus very little side to side movement of the middle of the spring.

If you draw a free body diagram of a 4" SUA spring, the force of the axle on top of the spring is still a few inches below the line between the front and rear mounts. This means the bushings and spring have a lot of twisting to resist to keep the middle of the spring from moving side to side.

In my opinion for tight steering on road, a track bar should be used with a highly arched SUA suspension, especially on the CJ's where the front springs are only 2" wide. That's a lot of torsion for the little springs and bushings to resist.
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Re: Price for RE 4.5\" extreme duty lift kit?

thanks for your input will- i will think about that.
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