Installing a Rubicon Express Super Flex Lift Kit - Adding A Few Inches To An Old FavoritePosted in How To on April 1, 2009 Comment (0)
Grand Cherokees are getting cheaper and cheaper. Right now, you can find them readily available with V-8s for less than $1,000. And they make great off-roaders. After all, it's really just a Cherokee front suspension (which the TJ Wrangler borrowed, as well), an upgraded five-link rear suspension, and an improved unibody over the venerable XJ Cherokee. They can serve great double duty as a daily driver and off-roader, and parts for them are relatively cheap and plentiful.
For the final year of ZJ production in 1998, Jeep offered a special option 5.9L V-8 in place of the 5.2L V-8. We found one of these pearls and decided to give it a little more off-road attitude with a 3.5-inch Rubicon Express Super-Flex kit. It's an all-inclusive kit with coils, shocks, control arms, anti-sway bar links, and brake lines that we knew would give us the off-road performance we were after.
The Brothers Estrada at Jeeps R Us in Laguna Beach, California, had a kit onto our 5.9 test mule in less than half a day with no installation issues.