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Rubicon Express 2.5 in. Standard Suspension System w/ Twin Tube Shocks (87-95 Jeep Wrangler YJ)

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    Maintain Your Stock Ride. The Rubicon Express 2.5 in. Standard Suspension System w/ Twin Tube Shocks provides you with a small lift, but one that is big enough for you to accomplish what you want on the open terrain. You will find that this lift kit comes with all of the components you need for a fast and easy installation. Once installed, you will be able to sport 31-inch tires.

    Premium Shocks Included. In the Rubicon Express 2.5 in. Standard Suspension System w/ Twin Tube Shocks, you will find shocks that can be paired up and used with the included leaf springs. These shocks will absorb any impact you take on and provide you with better control over your Jeep, even when you are off road.

    Leaf Springs Included. The Rubicon Express 2.5 in. Standard Suspension System w/ Twin Tube Shocks comes with leaf springs for the front and rear of your Jeep. These springs work with your shocks to deliver a smooth and comfortable ride.

    Front Track Bar Brackets. This kit comes with front track bar brackets for you to install. You will be able to adjust and move your track bar to where you want it for a wobble-free ride.

    4 to 6 Hours. It will take you about four to six hours to install the Rubicon Express 2.5 in. Standard Suspension System w/ Twin Tube Shocks. All of the hardware you need for installation is included.

    Warranty. Limited lifetime warranty offered by Rubicon Express.

    Application. 87-95 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)

    Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Details

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
      • Front & Rear Leaf Springs
      • Shocks
      • Degree Shims
      • Transfer Case Drop
      • Brake Line Extensions
      • U-Bolts
      • Leaf Spring Bushings
      • Front Track Bar Brackets
      • Sway Bar Disconnects
      • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Lift Kit Specifications
    Year/Model: 1987-1995 YJ Manufacturer: Rubicon Express
    Lift Type: Leaf Spring Lift Height: 2.5"
    Shocks Included: Yes Max Tire Size: 32
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    Questions & Answers (6)

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    Does this come with new shackle bushings?

    • This kit does not come with new shackle bushings.

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    Do I need to use original bolts and nuts to assemble leaf to body and shackles?

    • The Rubicon Express 2.5 In. Standard Suspension System w/ Twin Tube Shocks will use and come with all new hardware.

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    I have read they you need the rear shock relocation brackets for this. If you don't use them the rear shocks will rub

    • The Rubicon Express 2.5 in. Standard Suspension System w/ Twin Tube Shocks will not cause any rubbing if you have aftermarket wheels. However, with the stock wheels, you may see some rubbing yes.

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    Have 1995 Wrangler Sahara, do I need a pitman arm, transfer case drop kit and any form of other parts with the Rubicon Express 2.5 in standard suspension system with twin tube shocks?

    • The Rubicon Express 2.5 in. Standard Suspension System will not require any additional components for installation.

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    Do I need any other parts for this kit?

    • Thank you for your question! This is a complete kit and you should not need any additional components. However, you can upgrade in the future with front and rear track bars instead of using the provided brackets.

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    Customer Reviews (13) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.2

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    • Appearance 4.846154 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.538462 4.5
    • Onroad Ride Quality 4 4
    • Offroad Capability 4.769231 4.8

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      July 24, 2018

      Good suspension kit

      This kit comes with most everything you need. Would be nice if it came with front extended brake hoses instead of hard line extensions. Had to cut frame bolts, shackle bolts came out. Nice quality


      Year: 1994Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      July 21, 2018

      Good enough

      It’s not complete, no matter what they tell you. You’ll need to reuse your shackle and frame bolts, u-bolt plates, and shock absorber bolts. (On the other hand, snock absorber boots are included.) Likewise, frame-to-shackle bushings aren’t included nor are rear shock absorber relocation brackets. (Yes, you will need these.) Also to be considered - at least in my case - the sway bar disconnects sent with the kit are not correct for a YJ. I needed a completely different set. Other than that, it was pretty much a straight swap.


      Year: 1990Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 10, 2018

      Much Improved

      This lift is a good solid quality product. I ended up with just over 3.5" of lift over my stock springs once everything settled out. The lift will fit 32" tires without rubbing but 33" rub. If running a SYE the supplied 2.5 degree shims do not rotate the rear pinion up enough to eliminate vibration. You will need to install 6 degree shims to get the pinion angle correct. Also you will need the rear shock relocation brackets (RE2005) so the shocks will clear the axle tube (do not run the shocks upside down to clear the axle, they are not designed to be ran inverted). This is the only thing that I think the kit is missing. This lift was really a straight forward installation. The difficulty of installation depends on whether or not your suspension bolts are rusted in place or not. My suspension is relatively rust free and I was able to complete the installation in 2.5 hours. I would also highly recommend not reinstalling the front track bar. The suspension will cycle much more efficiently without it along with providing a better ride.


      Year: 1989Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 03, 2018

      2.5 lift

      This is the second one of these I bought. These are great , easier to install things fit right .


      Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      December 06, 2017

      Bouncy Bounce Bounce

      Had the suspension professionally installed and it is a real clean and beautiful setup except for the extreme bounce. I don't know which is worse. The original flat springs that rode like a tank or the new springs that bounce like nothing I have ever seen before. Perhaps it is the shocks?


      Year: 1991Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 2/5

      August 12, 2017

      Rough ride

      The lift created the angle of the rear shocks to be at a 45 degrees, which gave no room for the shocks to compress. Since this lift was specific to my year jeep the part of the Shock relocator should be required and included. I had to spend an additional $200 to have them purchased and installed .


      Year: 1992Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      July 20, 2017

      Happy Lol

      It's ok if you get all the part to fit like the sway bar disconnects wrong for 1992.


      Year: 1992Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      May 06, 2017

      Nice kit but needs a few additional parts

      This kit is almost complete however if being installed on a YJ you need a dropped pitman arm and rear shock mount extensions on the rear end.


      Year: 1993Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      April 18, 2017


      The install has been pretty solid and strait forward so far. The only thing missing from the kit has been shock relocation brackets. The included shims roll the rear axle enough that the shock bodies hit the axle.


      Year: 1991Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      December 09, 2015

      Rubicon express 2.5 lift

      I installed this lift kit this weekend. It went on without any issues, however I he old spring and track bar bolts didn't come out easily. It look, rides and handles excellent. I did end up removing the track bars altogether, it handles better without them. I would order this again.


      Year: 1995Winchester, KY 40391, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      February 13, 2015

      Great Kit For the Price!

      Just finished installing this kit on my 95 YJ. Took longer than expected but only because the OEM material was a pain to remove. Most had to be torched or sawzawed off. Instructions could have been a bit more descriptive and/or included more pics or online videos. I ended up replacing all the hardware that wasn't included with Grade 8 material. supplied leaf springs are only painted black. not powder coated, so be careful not to bang around too much, or the paint chips off before installing. you will need a 1/2" drill bit for the front track bar link adapter. I actually installed 32x11.5 tires and it seems to clear nicely so far. A bit bouncy on highway, but that is to be expected with any lift kit and large tires, especially in an older jeep. Best Price i found for the material received. wish i would have thought to buy a steering stabilizer at the same time. I still give it 5 stars!


      Year: 1995La Porte, IN 46350, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      January 16, 2015

      Good lift

      This kit included all the extras you end up needing like brake line extensions and sway bar discos. It went together without out a hitch. the only issue i ran into was drilling the rear spring perch out to fit the 9/16 pin on the RE spring pack. installed the T case lowering kit and the 2.5 degree shims and have no vibration from the drive line. The RE lift is a good outfit. I am well pleased with it.


      Year: 1992Mountain Home, ID 83647, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      August 22, 2014

      Great install!

      I bought this because everything I needed was included. It all fit perfectly and bolted right up. It can be installed in a weekend or less, took me a couple days only because of the weather, Overall its a great option to upgrade that old stock suspension.


      Year: 1991Berwyn, Il

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