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Old 02-20-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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some advice for a new guy

hey guys, my name is paul. I am new to the forum, but i have found forums to be pretty helpful to my hobbies. I have leanred alot from the greenhulk jetski forum and have been rebuilding motors and racing them mostly because of the forum. I am hoping to get the same results here.

First off, i own a 06 wrangler unlimited and i love it. it is my first Jeep but i have always wanted one.

I just bought a Rough Country 4" X lift. with adjustable control arms, 9000 series nitro shocks, and transfer case lowering kit.

At first I was hesitant because the price was low compared to other brands who offered comparable kits. I did a lot of reading of reviews from mags and asked some local off roaders and they all reccomended it.

Then it hit me to find a Jeep Forum. I see on here some people are not pleased with the ride or the performance of the kit.

I'm not particularly concerned with a smooth ride. if i were i would have bought a 1/2 ton pick up. What i am concerned with is the overall quality of the lift and its durability.

Before I solicted advice i will tell you i play on a SYE and Tom Woods drive shaft. I dont like the idea of my TC hanging lower to the ground. it somewhat defeats the purpose of lifting the jeep. I currently have 31" firestone destinations that i will use for everyday commuting. i plan on running a 33x12.5 for wheelin'

If you have made it this far thanks for taking the time to adress my thread.

What can i expect out of my RC 4" X lift and is there anything i should do in addition to this project?

PS I will be doing the install with my diesel tech and a couple of veteran jeep guys. I'll document the process and post.

Thanks,
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:52 AM   #2
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Welcome Paul. Try searching this topic some more or just post up a new question on the jeep discussion. I personally have never dealt with RC lifts so I have no input. But good luck and post some pictures man.

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Welcome. I put the 3.25 in rough country on my jeep and run 33's with no problem. Easy lift to install and I am satisfyed with everything. If you haven't planned on this already look into the front sway bar disconnect. It will allow the axle to travel much further.
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Welcome. I put the 3.25 in rough country on my jeep and run 33's with no problem. Easy lift to install and I am satisfyed with everything. If you haven't planned on this already look into the front sway bar disconnect. It will allow the axle to travel much further.

Thanks for the advice. I do have the sway bar discos. The kit i have is pretty complete
-upper and lower front/ rear adjustable control arms
-disco links
-brake lines
-front adjustable track bar
-springs/ shocks
-TC drop kit
-pitman arm relocation bracket

I just want to add an SYE and steering stabalizer. also got smittybuilt XRC rocker gaurds comming.!
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Welcome! Check out our TJ section and the "Lift Reviews" thread

Thank You,
I did check out the thread and found some decent info. I'm finding that many people who have reviewed this kit only got the control arms and springs and shocks. or some other portion of the kit. I keep getting a dvice to add parts that I am already getting. Which is great because it is re assurring me that i covered all my bases
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