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Old 04-11-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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Smile Rough contry lift...

Hey guys I searched for the 2.5in rough country lift and it said that my search came up with too generic of words. I looked in the lift only thread and nobody had any specs on the lift either. Just had to get that out there before I get flamed for not searching, haha.
Anyway I was wondering if anyone had some input about the lift, if they liked it, disliked it or anything they can add. I am going to get this lift and wondering if anyone had pictures on flat ground of their rig with 32" MT's. I am curious as to what it will look like. Also if you put the 1.25 inch spacers for the rims on too that would be great for pictures as that is what I am also going to run. Also if you have any pictures of the install or better detailed instructions than the RC site that would be awesome.
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i don't have it but every thread i've read everyone has said to stay away from that brand that there are better lifts for the same or less money

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Try searching for Rough Country instead instead of Rough Contry. And X2 on Mike's comment above, RC lifts aren't exactly known for much except for a rough ride.
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i don't have it but every thread i've read everyone has said to stay away from that brand that there are better lifts for the same or less money
I read some reviews and heard the same on them.
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i don't have it but every thread i've read everyone has said to stay away from that brand that there are better lifts for the same or less money
I have been thinking of going with the same lift. It comes with "Front and rear progressive coil springs, transfer case spacers to maintain factory driveshaft angles, and front and rear Performance 2.2 shocks" all for $299. If you could tell me what lift I could get that is less $$ than that I will look at that also. Most of the lifts 2-2 1/2" that I have found only give you spring spacers (utilizing the stock spring) and that is it. You still need to buy new shocks. I am not an expert on things like this and I like the completeness of this kit. If someone could put together a "kit" that would be better and cost less, I would buy it. Suggestions?

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I'm a big fan of Rubicon Express's suspension lifts, and I run an RE suspension lift, but those particular shocks, RE's twin-tubes, are every bit as stiff riding as the RC shocks are. By swapping the shocks out for either Rubicon Express's Monotube shocks for $40 more per shock or for Skyjacker's Hydro shocks for about the same price as RE's twin tube shocks, the ride would be pretty sweet.
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That's what I love about this site. You guys are knowlegeable, helpful and quick.

How would this set up be?


AEV / Nth Degree 2" Coil Spring Spacers for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited
Item Number: 16500.5001

$32.99 $32.99


Skyjacker Hydro Front Shock Absorber 22.75" / 13.54" Eye / Stem
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Skyjacker Hydro Rear Shock Absorber for 84-06 Jeep® Cherokee XJ, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited TJ with 0" Lift
Item Number: 16016.104

$36.99 $73.98

Merchandise Subtotal: $180.95
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This is all from Quadratec. Are these good spacers?

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I was thinking about for the future of getting the skyjacker 2" lift, since my jeep is my daily driver I only want to add 31's will the 2" lift make the tires look too small?
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I was thinking about for the future of getting the skyjacker 2" lift, since my jeep is my daily driver I only want to add 31's will the 2" lift make the tires look too small?
I have 31's and I think they make my Jeep look great. I want to add a 2" lift so that I will have extra clearance for when I take it off-road.

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Thanks it does look good, I am kicking myself that I did not buy the 31's in the first place. Instead I bought BFG AT 235x75x15's, although I do like BFG so I am going to stick with them.
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Rough Country 2.5" lift
.75" coil spring spacers
2" bump stop extensions
JKS sway bar disconnects
JKS sway bar end links
33x12.5 Pro Comp Mud Terrains
15x8 Cragar Soft 8 wheels 4in backspacing
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You can buy my 2" spacers for cheap.
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This is with the 30's still on my Jeep. I like the lift so far. It does ride stiffer than the old stock setup. Got 2.75 inch on left and 3 inch on right. Definitely had some sag going on! The shocks are much beefier than the stock shocks. I have not put the stabilizer I got on yet. Will do that when I get the new tires. I did use the TC skid lowering kit due to vibes at 25-30 mph. All in all this was not a hard project. I did it by myself and I did use strut compressors. For 300 bucks I am satisfied. (kit, steering stabilizer, shipping $300.95) Got it in 4 days from when I placed the order with Jeffrey at Rough Country.

BTW, this is not the mall! I was at Lowe's getting some grade 8 bolts
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BTW, this is not the mall! I was at Lowe's getting some grade 8 bolts
AKA: "I need to man up my post. No sissy Jeep owner here." Haha. Just kidding man. Looks like those new tires might be coming soon based on the tread you have left on yours.
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AKA: "I need to man up my post. No sissy Jeep owner here." Haha. Just kidding man. Looks like those new tires might be coming soon based on the tread you have left on yours.
Yeah I am paying off the Jeep this month so tires are next. If we had not cut back on hours at the hospital I would be sporting some new rubber by now. Sucks doing everything one step at a time. I just do not want to go in debt in this economy. Besides it keeps me busy going from site to site checking prices/deals
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Yeah I am paying off the Jeep this month so tires are next. If we had not cut back on hours at the hospital I would be sporting some new rubber by now. Sucks doing everything one step at a time. I just do not want to go in debt in this economy. Besides it keeps me busy going from site to site checking prices/deals
Take a look at http://www.tirepackage.com there one of the cheapest I've found.
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AEV / Nth Degree 2" Coil Spring Spacers for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited
Item Number: 16500.5001

$32.99 $32.99

Skyjacker Hydro Front Shock Absorber 22.75" / 13.54" Eye / Stem
Item Number: 16016.103

$36.99 $73.98

Skyjacker Hydro Rear Shock Absorber for 84-06 Jeep® Cherokee XJ, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited TJ with 0" Lift
Item Number: 16016.104

$36.99 $73.98

Merchandise Subtotal: $180.95
Standard Ground Shipping:
(Based on our shipping chart for shipping in continental US) $24.99


This is all from Quadratec. Are these good spacers?

Thanks again, Dan
All that sounds fine, it should ride decently too. If you get minor vibes after lifting your Jeep 2", just drop your t-case skidplate a half-inch with washers around its six bolts placed between the frame and skidplate. You'll need six longer t-case skidplate bolts so just remove one and take it to the hardware store for sizing purposes. It's metric and make sure to get a hardened replacement with a metric hardness rating of 8.8 (equal to SAE Grade 5) or 10.9 (equal to SAE Grade 8).

Oh yeah, it'll take more than 1/2" worth of stacked washers around each t-case skidplate bolt to drop the skidplate 1/2" because the first washer or two sits in an indentation. At least they do on older TJ skidplates.
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This is my '06 LJ with the 2.5" Rough Country progressive rate lift. It rides surprisingly well for being a low priced lift, very close to stock. By close I mean if stock is a 10 I would give this a 9, just barely stiffer. Their new stuff is light years beyond what their old stuff was, they put a lot of effort into getting this one right apparently. It comes with the TC case drop but in my case (LJ) I didn't need it. The kit cost me $269 for springs and 2.2 performance shocks. The shocks are not OME quality but they are very good. I would recommend picking up the rear track bar bracket for an extra $17 and get some longer sway bar links or disco's as that seems to help soften the ride a bit with having them at the right length.

The other nice things about doing a spring lift instead of spacers is that you will get rid of any spring sag you have.

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i'm running RC's newer 4" lift and it rides very close to stock as well. it flexes GREAT, and you can't beat the price!!

don't listen to the OUTDATED opinions that the RC flamers have. you can't very well have an educated opinion on something if you've never used it.
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i'm running RC's newer 4" lift and it rides very close to stock as well. it flexes GREAT, and you can't beat the price!!

don't listen to the OUTDATED opinions that the RC flamers have. you can't very well have an educated opinion on something if you've never used it.
RC finally came out with newer better riding shocks but they STILL include the same old stiff riding shocks in their basic kits. So even those with brand-new basic RC kits are still making complaints about the stiff ride.
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Thank you to all who helped me with my decision. I am going to order this kit in the next month when I can find time to install it.
LOL Jerry, sorry I spelled my topic wrong, but I spelled it right in my post at least, haha.
Thank you all who posted pictures of their rigs with the lift, it really helped my decision on this kit.
This site has great members who enjoy helping others and I'll be here a while for sure.
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RC finally came out with newer better riding shocks but they STILL include the same old stiff riding shocks in their basic kits. So even those with brand-new basic RC kits are still making complaints about the stiff ride.
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True, which means it should ride like a Jeep, not like a bulldozer, which is what everyone was complaining about with Rough Country.
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True, which means it should ride like a Jeep, not like a bulldozer, which is what everyone was complaining about with Rough Country.
I couldn't have said it any better than that.
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everyone isn't saying it..

i say it rides pretty darn close to stock, and i'm actually running it instead of talking out of my ass
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everyone isn't saying it..

i say it rides pretty darn close to stock, and i'm actually running it instead of talking out of my ass
Which kit do you have Boog? I had the RC 4" cheapo $500 kit (still have the spirngs) and will vouch for the fact its a POS kit. Every single piece of it! There was no "good" part of this kit. But you get what you pay for right.
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everyone isn't saying it..

i say it rides pretty darn close to stock, and i'm actually running it instead of talking out of my ass
If you look at my post (I've included it in this one in case you're too lazy to scroll up to it), I used the word "was" instead of "is". Here, I'll highlight it in my previous post, so you don't miss it. Calm down, it wasn't an attack on you or your lift. I'll let you know when I begin talking out of my ass.....so you'll know.

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