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Old 08-24-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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Thinking of installing this lift.. My jeep is a daily driver just like the lifted look

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Old 08-24-2014, 01:04 PM   #2
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:57 PM   #3
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Rough Country was a quality product in 1978 when it was a US based product and leaf springs were the predominate technology. Now, it is a different company and a different product.

When everyone else is charging well over a thousand dollars minimum for a comparable lift, where would you assume they cut the quality to meet their stated product costing?

The 'look' is not important - the ride and the suspension geometry are. Screw up the suspension and steering geometry and you'll have an unsafe vehicle. A poor ride will fatigue the driver and reduce attention significantly.
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And 4" should mean 37's, which means another $1500+ in parts to keep it together long term, not including a $1000 gear change.

Those shocks are not very good, I don't know about the springs and the rest of the gear...

What size tires are you going to run? You probably need a 2.5 lift to get your desired results.
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I have 35x12.50x17 on it now with the pucs on top of springs. But this has my shocks stretched out almost to the end
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You could do worse and buy a ProComp lift. I've heard from some that their RC lifts are ok, but at four inches you may want more than what is in that kit or a better one altogether. I've also heard of many complaints about shocks that leak, other shocks may be a wise choice. A friend of mine had a 4" Teraflex lift with 35" tires and it looked and handled very well. Are you using the stock shocks without even an extension?
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I have 35x12.50x17 on it now with the pucs on top of springs. But this has my shocks stretched out almost to the end
Good, now we have a starting point. I would send a message to Daniel_M from RockRaider4x4 and ask him to put together a quote on an RK 2.5 Stock Mod kit with Rancho RS9000XL shocks. He'll include bumpstops, etc. needed to do it right. That lift typically gives a full 3" or more... Plus it's top notch stuff for a few hundred dollars more.
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You could do worse and buy a ProComp lift. I've heard from some that their RC lifts are ok, but at four inches you may want more than what is in that kit or a better one altogether. I've also heard of many complaints about shocks that leak, other shocks may be a wise choice. A friend of mine had a 4" Teraflex lift with 35" tires and it looked and handled very well. Are you using the stock shocks without even an extension?
Yes the dealership had this installed for me when I bought nee
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:33 AM   #9
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4 inches is a long way to go up with stock control arms. Keep shopping and go lower if on a budget, you get what you pay for.
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2five22, just so you know, our lift kits are made right here in good ole Tennessee. Our coils are made in Mississippi.
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:56 PM   #11
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2five22, just so you know, our lift kits are made right here in good ole Tennessee. Our coils are made in Mississippi.
I'm having a rough country installed as I post this. I pray it isn't junk. I have not heard many positive things about rough country. But I'm taking a chsnce
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:09 PM   #12
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I'll chime in and say that ive had my RC 4 inch kit on there for about 13 months and havent had a single issue. It handles well, drives great and is a great off-road vehicle. based on my personal, first hand experience, i wouldnt hesitate to purchase again or recommend it to a friend.

I also did research but its much easier to hear from people who dont run their lifts daily but "heard about an issue" than actual owners. i talked to guys in the area and found someone in the club willing to give me a day of his time to help install. he recommended the kit based on his jeep and his girlfriends, both of whom ran them without issue. i ordered it and, like i said before, am wholly satisfied.
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It looks to me RC has made some strides this past couple years. Skids look sweat .. Never hear any horrible CS story's.
Would there be some things I would do different ...? Sure, but I would not discredit them.
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Still has stock control arms on 4 inches of lift and drop pitman arm though.
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Old 09-23-2014, 03:20 PM   #15
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I did the 4" RC X-Series lift. Rides like I expected, and haven't had an issue. Granted, my first Jeep, and not experienced as many others are, at this point, I'm happy with the choice.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:30 PM   #16
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DONT DO IT!!!



My Jeep came with that lift installed by the dealer and it was so bad it made my dog vomit every time she rode in it. And she LOVEs wheeling.
My wife wouldn't ride in it and I couldn't go over 65 without fearing for my life.

Whole kit went in the scrap metal bin after 5 days and less than 500 miles.
Unsafe at any speed, sorry man.

Simple 2" spacer lift on a Rubicon take off suspension or just about any other brand would be 1000X better.
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My Jeep came with that lift installed by the dealer and it was so bad it made my dog vomit every time she rode in it. And she LOVEs wheeling.
My wife wouldn't ride in it and I couldn't go over 65 without fearing for my life.

Whole kit went in the scrap metal bin after 5 days and less than 500 miles.
Unsafe at any speed, sorry man.

Simple 2" spacer lift on a Rubicon take off suspension or just about any other brand would be 1000X better.

This is the best description I have ever read of an RC lift.
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:54 PM   #18
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$500 won't get you much with any kit.
By Just adding drop brackets and maybe different shocks ... Oh and remove the DPA.
The jeep would probably handle well. Not dog puking scary like described
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:16 PM   #19
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I have a 2" RC lift. It installed easily. No driveline vibes. Everyday driver with mild off road. It performs excellent. I also have a 4" skyjacker lift on my other Wrangler. It required adjustable lower control arms to eliminate driveline vibes.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:56 AM   #20
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i've been running the rough country 3.25" kit for over 2 yrs no issues so far. to me it's like anything else, you only really hear about the bad issues people have. to the hundreds of people having no issues you never really hear from.
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If you check out the Rough Country 4" Lift Kit on our site you'll some positive customer submitted reviews. I've run RC lifts in the past. They are good for the price IMHO. Over time I changed out the components I decided I didn't like or wanted to upgrade, but it was a great place to start.

Let me know if you're interested in that kit and I'll get you a quote! I can certainly beat the price in the screen shot you posted.

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Old 09-24-2014, 10:59 PM   #22
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I have run two different Rough County lifts, one on a LJ and the current 3.5 on my JK. No issues with either one and they ride great. There are negative things that can be said about any lift out there by people, get the one you want and be happy with it .

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