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Old 12-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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RC 3.25in lift questions

Ok so I am planning on ordering Rough Country's 3.25in lift kit for my 97 tj. I really dont do too much off-roading with my tj but when i do it will pretty much only be mud holes so im not going to be pounding on the suspension...but anyways i have a few questions/opinions that i would like to hear your responses on.

1) The lift comes with shocks but i have two options, i can get the Premium N2.0 or Performance 2.2's for $50 more. I think i am leaning more for the 2.0's because i hear they ride better and softer and since my jeep is mainly used as my daily driver i believe they will be better suited for me. Any opinions on these shocks!?

2) Since i will not be hitting the off-road too much i dont think bump stop extensions are a top priority for me, since i am on a low budget for now. Although i can add them down the road do you think i need them right away?

3) Relocating the front track bar. does it have to be done right away? i have heard a few people say to hold off on it and see how the suspension "settles" after a little while and then drill a hole and relocate the track bar as needed? An adjustable front track bar is out of the question for now b/c of my budget.

4) Also for now the tires i have are 235/75R15 and they still have a good 75-80% tread left so i really cant justify spending $1000 on new 33" tires but again..eventually i will. My point is, do you think the tires i have now are too small and will the look stupid after the lift??

5) and finally my frame has surface rust all over so i think i am going to cover it with Chassis Saver but im not sure if i should do it before or after my lift? If i do it before i am afraid i will cover some bolts that i may not be able to remove after they are cover in chassis saver. so i think i am just going to do that after my lift. Is that a good decision?

Sorry for such a long post but i really just want to clear up a bunch of the "iffy" questions i have with the experts...thanks in advance!

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Old 12-09-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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Both shocks are eh, okay. 2.0 are hydraulic, 2.2 are gas charged (last a little longer).

You need bumpstops. They can seriously be made for $10 max. Front track bar will just look uneven up front, like further offset.

Tires will be fine, you could always sell them. Also with new tires comes better gears -(around $1,000).

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Old 12-09-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
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I thought that the 2.0 were nitrogen charged and the 2.2 were hydraulic?
And can i just extend the bumpstops with hockey pucks? (I have heard of people doing this)
And wont the whole front end, axle, tires, ext.. be shifted to one side not just the track bar?
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:40 PM   #4
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I thought that the 2.0 were nitrogen charged and the 2.2 were hydraulic?
And can i just extend the bumpstops with hockey pucks? (I have heard of people doing this)
And wont the whole front end, axle, tires, ext.. be shifted to one side not just the track bar?
They may be, but I doubt the gas charged would be cheaper. You could, but they'll crack after pressure. Performance accessories body pucks work well, usually 2-3$ a piece. Sorry, I didn't clarify: yes, everything will be shifted.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:42 PM   #5
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N2.0 nitrogen charged - Rough Country Suspension Systems
2.2 hydraulic - Rough Country Suspension Systems
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:50 PM   #6
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Ah, well I would prefer the nitrogen ones, but it's your call. Not sure how they ride.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:02 PM   #7
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I would prefer the nitrogen ones also! They are cheaper LOL and if they ride better its a win-win!
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:47 PM   #8
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I had the 2.2s and they sucked, very rough riding.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:49 PM   #9
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Yeah that's what I hear. I'm gonna go with the n2.0s

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