The economy kit is the perfect setup for those looking to level out their Jeep and gain an easy 2 inches of lift at a rock bottom price. Adding just 2 inches of lift will provide more clearance for larger tires and increase the flexibility of your vehicles suspension while maintaining the fantastic ride quality. The Economy Kit is extremely simple to install - just fit the coil spring spacers in place and install Rubicon Express precision-valved shocks at each corner. Now your vehicle is ready to hit the trails!
Adds a little extra for the trails when you are air downed.
***move rear sway links to front, get new rears***
Bad angle on stock front, broke front sway last night on some uphill bumps.
By Helimyne from High River, Ab.
Great kit for the money
Great kit for the money install is pretty easy and it looks great afterwards! The only problem I had was the 2 page instructions, and disconnection of the track bar was not necessary and didn't say anything about removing the straps for the rear abs sensors
By Nissantech414 from NC
low cost doesnt have to be cheap
I agree with a previous review that you'll be glad to have spring compressors unless you're dropping the whole suspension out anyway. You'll need to be comfortable with working on your jeep because the instructions are pretty vague. Know how to pull your springs because they don't cover it - although other brands of the same type of lift do have more detail and I used their PDF files from the 4wheelparts site! My 2 main concerns in buying this lift were having to spend a lot of money immediately upgrading tire size and losing my ride quality. First, my stock 235/75 R15 tires look fine. Yes, there is now plenty of room in the wheel wells to go bigger and I will when I need tires, but it doesn't look silly with the stock streets and I don't have to throw away perfectly good tires. Second, the reason I bought this jeep was because all my other cars have been street racers with lowered firmed up suspensions and this ZJ was the most comfortable and smooth ride I've ever had. I chose this lift so I would retain the use of the stock springs which have much to do with your ride quality. The included shocks are definitely more firm than the ones I took out, but not uncomfortably so. They're a good quality upgrade from stock and it's still my nice smooth ride. I had read in a few online forums that when you do a lift, you can get the 'death wobble' and will have to rush out and get an alignment to eliminate a whole host of problems you just created by altering your suspension geometry. I had none of that with this kit. I've had it at freeway cruising speeds (and often passing speeds), I've shown it hills, streams, rocks, and mud all with no problem and all within 24 hours of install with no further work done. I had kicked around the idea getting this lift for a long while and it seemed there wasn't a lot of info for the consumer. Now I'm so glad I've done it I'm writing this review because this is what I wanted to know before I bought.
By gettin'there from phoenix, az
Very poor instructions
This review of the Rincon Express 2 inch spacer system on a 2014 Jeep JKUR.
This kit does not have quality installation instructions. The installation instructions may be for a different year but fail to mention many things that need to be done to achieve a quality installation.
First the front brake lines will need an extension. The instructions say that they are not needed for a 2014 with this kit but this is incorrect at least for my vehicle. The brake line extensions supplied for the earlier vehicles will not fit the 2014 model I have. I had to fabricate extensions to allow enough brake line length to not damage the brake lines at full droop.
The pictures show a bolt in the front shock extension but nowhere in the instructions do they mention whether this is needed or not. A bolt for this function is not included in the kit so I don't know if one is needed or not. I did place a bolt in the available hole as it did make the installation of the shock extension easier.
The front axle cannot be dropped down low enough for reinstallation of the driver side spring with the included spacer as the drive shaft with hit the exhaust pipe before enough clearance is available to replace the spring. I had to compress the spring with a spring compress to allow reinsertion of the driver's side spring with the included spacer on it. Nowhere in the instructions does it say you will need some way to compress the spring to be able to reinstall it.
For the rear the instructions just say unhook the track bar and sway bar and lower the rear housing. They don't say that you must remove many electrical lines, parking brake cables and rear axle breather hose to allow enough drop to remove the springs and be able to put them back with the spacers on them.
I would not suggest this kit for someone that is not real handy and can fabricate the extra parts that are needed to safely install this kit.
By Doc from Rancho Cuamonga, CA
You get what you pay for!
Instructions could be better, Video of an install would be nice. This kit only comes with one set of bump stop extensions, if you up grade to the kit with mono tube shocks you get two sets. I also need eccentric cam bolts to do alignment. would have been nice to know what all I needed before I got into the project.
By Dave from Springfield, Or
good product but......
If you serious about doing a 2" lift...rather use Pro-Comp coil-springs (extended with 2") than just a rubber spacers. Same ride but way better trail riding. To keep your budget reasonable, you can still use the Rubicon Express shocks. They are great.
By Totya from Calgary AB
Got this lift and a 1" body lift to fit some 33's. It does exactly as it states. Lifted my tj two inches for much better looks and capability. Definitely recommend to anybody looking for an affordable 2 inches.
By Josh from Colorado Springs, Colorado
My BB Lift
Overall the product is very nice. The RE instructions could be a little better. If you are a DIY person and do not have a lift, get some spring compressors. It states they are optional, but we used them and I can not see how it could be done without them. One negative was the fact you may or may not be able to use your rear coil isolator. We could not reuse mine as it was the wrong style...although it was OEM. We called RE and they stated some people have different ones. We were able to use the front isolators and did so. This was actually a good thing as the front and rear are now level.
Make sure for a week or so before you soak everything in liquid wrench or something similar. We were lucky and the only thing that broke was a rear sway bar link.
By CNTLOSE from Ohio
Rubicon Express Budget Boost
Rubicon Express budget boost for Jeep TJ great product!!!!!!! I put the RE budget boost on my 2004 wrangler this weekend it was very simple to install took me about 2 hours to install!!!! I plan on putting 285/75/16 tires on it next week cant say enough about the Lift. Already drove on it 350 miles rides better than factory shocks!!!!!! Highly Recommended
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