Rubicon Express 5.5
Rubicon Express

Rubicon Express 5.5" Extreme-Duty Long Arm Suspension Lift Kit with Twin-tube Shocks and Rear Leaf Springs for 1984-2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ

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The Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty Long Arm suspension system is the ultimate suspension system for the XJ Cherokee. Designed to be a complete suspension replacement that utilizes longer control arms to improve lifted suspension geometry. This system will offer you superior stability on and off road, reduced torque roll, axle steer and suspension jacking as well as offering enhanced traction compared to standard short arm lift kits. The Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty long arm suspension system for the XJ features the innnovative Rubicon Express three-piece crossmember for easy transfer case and transmission access, front Extreme-Duty Radius Long Arm's with the serviceableSuper-Flex spherical ball joints, heavy-duty track bar, heavy-duty track bar bracket brace, and Gen II disconnects.

Important Notes:

  • Maximum tire size: 33"
  • Drilling is required.
  • Vehicle will require alignment after kit is installed.
  • Installing a SYE and CV driveshaft is required when using a long arm system.
  • Over 3.5-inches of lift on a full-time NP242 unit may cause unacceptable vibrations on the front driveshaft, when driven in part-time or locked constant use 4WD.
  • All ride height increases are approximate and will vary due to vehicle specification (Engine size, factory options, trail equipment, etc).

Vehicle Applications:

  • 1984-2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ

Year(s): 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001

Features and Benefits:

  • Adjustable Chromoly Front Long Arms And Extreme-Duty Upper Control Arms
  • New PT-Meg Super-Ride Bushings
  • Serviceable Joints
  • Innovative Cross Member Provides Excellent Ground Clearance And Stout

Parts Included:

  • (2) Front Twin-tube Shocks
  • (2) Rear Twin-tube Shocks
  • (2) Front Coil Springs
  • (2) Rear Leaf Springs W/Bushings
  • (2) Front Sway Bar Relocation Brackets
  • (2) Front Coil Springs
  • (2) Front Bump Stop Extensions
  • (2) Front Brake Lines
  • (2) Front Gen2 Sway Bar Disconnects
  • (2) Front Bump Stop Extensions
  • (2) Rear Extended Shackles
  • (2) Front, Pair Upper Extreme Duty Control Arms W/ Hardware
  • (1) Front Lower Left Extreme Duty Control Arm W/ Hardware
  • (1) Front Lower Right Extreme Duty Control Arm
  • (1) Front Long Arm Crossmember Kit
  • (1) Rear Brake Hose
  • (1) Adjustable Track Bar
  • (1) Track Bar Frame Bracket
  • (1) Track Bar Frame Bracket Brace
  • (1) U-Bolt Kit Dana 35/44
  • (1) Drop Pitman Arm

Required Parts by Manufacturer:

  • For Peugeot Transmissions, RM21790, Transmission Mount is needed.
  • For NP242 Transfer Case, RM21785, Transmission Mount is needed.
  • For a Dana 44 Rear Axle, a Rubicon Express U-Bolt Kit, RUB-RE2445, is required.
  • For a C8.25 Rear Axle, a Rubicon Express U-Bolt Kit, RUB-RE1225, is required.
  • Rear pinion shims required if CV driveshaft used
  • Any tire wider than a 10.50" will need a BSM of 4"-4.75"

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  • All in-stock products are shipped within one business day. Delivery usually takes 2-5 business days. We have a large number of warehouses in different states which allows us to deliver the orders very fast.





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