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Old 10-05-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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Shock Relocation brackets with 2.5" Rough Country suspension lift

I just bought a 95 YJ with 2.5L, I am shopping for a suspension lift kit, and decided to put the 2.5" suspension lift by RC, I do realize there're some -ve reviews bout I, but I also read so many +ve reviews on it that I think it is not a bad kit to install snice I am a newbie to the Jeep world. I want to ask you guys who has YJs looking for help;

will I :
1. Need Shock Relocation Brackets with the 2.5" RC?
2. Need Long control arms?
3. Need Power steering Pitman arm?

Any comments/thoughts would b appreciated,

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Old 10-05-2013, 02:00 AM   #2
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I just bought a 95 YJ with 2.5L, I am shopping for a suspension lift kit, and decided to put the 2.5" suspension lift by RC, I do realize there're some -ve reviews bout I, but I also read so many +ve reviews on it that I think it is not a bad kit to install snice I am a newbie to the Jeep world. I want to ask you guys who has YJs looking for help;

will I :
1. Need Shock Relocation Brackets with the 2.5" RC?
2. Need Long control arms?
3. Need Power steering Pitman arm?

Any comments/thoughts would b appreciated,

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1. No, if the rear shock tubes are too thick you can mount the shocks upside down.
2.There's no control arms on leaf spring rides, and you should remove your traction bars when you lift it.
3.If the pitman arm comes with the kit, then use it. If not, only get one if you get bad vibrations, but you should buy a new steering stabilizer for sure.

Rough country kits are good mostly from a price aspect, but my friend has the 2.5" lift from them and it rides well enough

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Old 10-05-2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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If you want a better shock setup get the Teraflex shock bar. I love mine
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Thanks for the advice c5wagner

Will order the steering stabilizer.

Shouldn't I worry about alignment if I remove both track bars?
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Thanks for the advice c5wagner

Will order the steering stabilizer.

Shouldn't I worry about alignment if I remove both track bars?
You should have your jeep aligned after any suspension work, I would still recommend not running traction bars, as without them you get a softer ride and more articulation. Don't worry about not having them because you do not need them with leaf springs. Almost everyone on this forum doesn't have love for them....
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If you want a better shock setup get the Teraflex shock bar. I love mine
I love mine too
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I love mine too
Ha! Someone besides me has it! Yeah that thing is the single best bolt on suspension modification I have found. Let's the rear flex so much easier, and its adjustable.
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Ha! Someone besides me has it! Yeah that thing is the single best bolt on suspension modification I have found. Let's the rear flex so much easier, and its adjustable.
It helps with ride quality too. I Found mine at sears of all places for $120
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update;

It has been a while since i started this post. I bought the RC 2.5" and installed it 3 weeks ago. I got rid of both traction bars as you suggested. the car rides much mich smoother, no DW but lots of vibrations at first, I then lowered the transfer case and that got rid of the vibrations almost completely.
gained 4 1/2" lift with the RC 2.5, may be because my stock leaf springs were sagged too much to start with.

A softer ride,
easy to install, only thing i had to research is the torque to which i should tighten the U bolts, it is not specified on the install instruction but a quick google search recommended 65-80 ft/lb "Rubicon express recommendation"
car looks great
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Gave you about 4.5 inches with lift and maybe bigger tires haha, glad you got it all figured out and enjoy it

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