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skyjacker 3.5" on 2013 rubicon.. anything i should know b4 starting project tonight

Hi everyone, I have been doing my research since I got my new jeep and I've decided to go with the skyjacker softride 2.5-3.5 lift, I have a friend that got me a great deal through his shop and couldn't pass it up. I bought the complete kit, shocks and extended brake lines and plan to put it on the alignment rack when I'm done but is there anything that anyone has experienced with the 12-14 jk Rubicon that I might want to know. I've herd about the driveshafts rubbing on the exhaust but was informed that I shouldn't have that problem with this kit. I plan on putting 35s and flat fenders on in the spring... All advice or thoughts welcome
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Expect the driveshaft to rub if you get anywhere near that 3.5".

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Rough country has the exhaust spacers that push back the whole exhaust.. is that something I could do to overcome the rubbing??
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From what I'm told it brings a 4dr 2.5 and a 2dr up 3.5... I wheel it every Sunday so I want to make sure there will b no issues with interference or rubbing while flexing....

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Rough country has the exhaust spacers that push back the whole exhaust.. is that something I could do to overcome the rubbing??
Exhaust spacers of any sort usually suck. Either they make the exhaust rub on something else, or the end up leaking. A different driveshaft is the correct solution.

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When they say it will not rub with 2.5" lift that means driving on the highway. when you are off road, expect it to hit. Get an Adams driveshaft(s) with the money you saved on the lift.

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so ft driveahaft replacement is the only real way to overcome this issue ??
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I am a big fan of the AFE y pipe. I would recommend looking into aftermarket shafts anyway as the boots on the factory ones don't seem to hold up well to serious abuse. Since you say you will be wheeling it every weekend, I would think that might put you in the serious abuse column. When I went aftermarket I went with the Adams shafts for my JK as well. Adams shafts will be in my LJ too.

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