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    Looking for some pics of another XJ with the RE 5.5 Long Arm kit.

    I am interested to see how the kit fits your rig, specifically the rear axle.

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    Default Re: Any XJ's with Rubicon Express 5.5" Long Arm?



    Are you looking for a linked rear?? Other than that I am not sure how the long arms have anything to do with the rear. My 5.5 rear re springs gave up the ghost a long time ago.

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    Correct, the rear is not affected in any way by the La Kit.

    Another option before you drop the coin on the RE Kit:
    http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.co...4-7.5-S-A-Lift

    Or this one if you need a complete kit.
    http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.co...-NP231J-T-case

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    If I am not mistaken he has the 5.5" LA but his rear axle is sitting a bit far forward. It does do this due to the fact that it flexes back as it comes up. His looks a bit more forward than mine though I only have the 4.5 inch leafs. I do believe you need to run boomerang shackles on those to give the spring the room it needs.
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    xaza previously posted:
    "If I am not mistaken he has the 5.5" LA but his rear axle is sitting a bit far forward. It does do this due to the fact that it flexes back as it comes up. His looks a bit more forward than mine though I only have the 4.5 inch leafs. I do believe you need to run boomerang shackles on those to give the spring the room it needs."

    Correct... I am looking for some comparisons to see if this is common with the RE rear springs or if it just worked out that way for my application.

    Since i am doing the 8.8 axle swap in a couple weeks I'll just have the fab shop make me some custom spring perches and/or get the 2+ Perch Kit from Ruff Stuff.
    That should make relocating the rear axle back an inch or two easier.

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    xaza previously posted:
    "If I am not mistaken he has the 5.5" LA but his rear axle is sitting a bit far forward. It does do this due to the fact that it flexes back as it comes up. His looks a bit more forward than mine though I only have the 4.5 inch leafs. I do believe you need to run boomerang shackles on those to give the spring the room it needs."

    The 5.5 kit comes with the 4.5 leafs and a longer shackle so we may be running the same springs.

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    Everything you'll need for an 8.8 swap...
    http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.co...y-Ford-8.8-Kit

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    Serious Offroad previously posted:
    "Everything you'll need for an 8.8 swap...
    http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.co...y-Ford-8.8-Kit"


    Thanks! Where is Serious Offroad Products? Are you local (Front Range)? Do you do installation and fabrication?

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    I'm in Colorado Springs. Normally I do installs, but my project is taking up all available space for the foreseeable future.

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