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

Item J10224
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    Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


    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: Details

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    Customer Reviews (16)

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    Ratings Summary

    4.4 out of 5 overall rating from 16 customers

    Installation Time: Full Day

    • November 09, 2018

      5 1995 Wrangler - JimB Installation Time: Afternoon

      2.5 Rubicon Express

      Most complete kit out there would buy this again! The ride is great quality parts leaf springs are 5 leaf and very beefy. I looked at other places to buy this but came back to Extreme Terrain because the customer care is second to none and they know what there are talking about

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    • November 06, 2018

      5 1993 Wrangler - PhillipL Installation Time: Full Day


      I have had the lift now for 2 months. It was a bit bouncy in the beginning but has since settled in. I only use my YJ for off road play and this lift has been awesome. I did a 1 1/4" shackle lift at the same time and ended up getting almost 6 inches over the old worn out original suspension. Will absolutely buy Rubicon Express lifts in the future. Just bought a TJ that i will start building her soon.

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    • October 24, 2018

      5 1992 Wrangler - Dokdirt Installation Time: Weekend

      Exceeds Expectations

      First lift kit I ever installed and it was pretty easy and straight forward. Ride quality tamed the beast. Went from saggy worn out suspension that still had the factory shocks in the front to an actual comfortable ride instead of what my wife compared to a radio flyer. No instructions were included in the kit, but I was able to find them easily online. The springs haven't fully settled out yet, BUT I ended up with 5.5" of lift as previous owner had extended shackles on them. Because of this I used a TeraFlex mega short sye and a new driveshaft instead of the t-case drop included with kit. Overall it took me approx 10 hours to install as I was mostly laying on the ground using all hand tools. only had to cut 1 bolt to remove the drivers side shock.

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    • July 24, 2018

      4 1994 Wrangler - DonaldS Installation Time: Weekend

      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

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    • July 21, 2018

      4 1990 Wrangler - BillG Installation Time: Full Day

      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.

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    • May 10, 2018

      5 1989 Wrangler - FlyinHigh Installation Time: Afternoon

      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.

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    • March 03, 2018

      4 1995 Wrangler - SonnyD Installation Time: Afternoon

      2.5 lift

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

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    • December 06, 2017

      3 1991 Wrangler - MarkR Installation Time: Full Day

      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?

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    • August 12, 2017

      2 1992 Wrangler - ChrisF

      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 .

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    • July 20, 2017

      5 1992 Wrangler - RobertH

      Happy Lol

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

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    Questions & Answers (11 answers)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    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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    Do I have to weld the new sway bar disconnects or can I install the same as factory?

    • The Sway bar Disconnects do not need to be welded.

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    Does the Rubicon 2.5 std suspension system w/twin tube shocks kit utilize Teflon pads between the spring leaves?

    • This kit will not utilize Teflon pads between the leaves.

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    do you carry shock boots for the Rubicon express 2.5" shocks in this kit ???

    • We do offer shock boots which can be found here under "Jeep Wrangler Shock Brackets & Accessories" in our "Suspension" section.

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    do the Rubicon shocks come with boots like the stand alone shock kit ?

    • Rubicon shocks would not come with boots no.

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    6 More Questions
    what shock comes with this ? and how do they hold up to off road ? 1 answer
    Does this come with new shackle bushings? 1 answer
    Do I need to use original bolts and nuts to assemble leaf to body and shackles? 1 answer
    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? 1 answer
    Do I need any other parts for this kit? 1 answer
    do I need a CV rear driveshaft with this Rubicon Express 2.5 in. Standard Suspension System w/ Twin Tube Shocks (87-95 Wrangler YJ) if I'm installing it on a 1994 YJ wrangler 1 answer

    Installation & What's in the Box

    Installation Info

    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

    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

    Will It Fit My Wrangler

    • YJ Wrangler 2 Door - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95

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