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Old 05-21-2013, 10:29 PM   #121
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LIFT:4" RC suspension
SHOCKS:RC Nitro
SYE/CVD:nope
TIRES/WHEELS: 33 12.50 15

Likesont know if it is the lift but, the steering tightend up and had to back off the steering box.
The stock springs were wore out and gave about 6" total lift.

Dis-Likes: It is a little bouncy but, hey, it is lifted and now I have to kinda jump up into the Jeep.

Would You Recommend: I would.. It is a good lift for the money and easy to install.

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Old 06-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #122
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3.5" SuperLift Super Ride
.5" Shackles
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
.5" Poly Body Lift

Jeep rides and looks great. This is my third YJ build using SuperLift. Not a better company out there for ride quality IMO. Paying extra loot for the Bilsteins made a huge difference as well....


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Old 06-08-2013, 11:26 AM   #123
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well after a long wait,yesterday I finally got RC 4" lift installed.(Thanks to a great friend with a hoist in his polebarn.)And it went great I would recommend it to anyone. Kit has everything. Only thing I bought was can of PB blaster and 8 bolts and nuts for spring shackles. Hardest part is pitman arm.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:26 PM   #124
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sorry I am only running 33s and the fronts rub at full wheel cock and the back is pretty close, so I don't think it would clear 35s without more lift
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:52 AM   #125
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In regards to your question Zack church, your Yj will still look good with 4" Rc lift and 31's. I have seen 2 in my town with the same setup one with treadwrights and the other on km2's both 4" RC. looked great man. I have also installed one of RC yj kits, they were very friendly everything was there and it went on no problem 6 hours and a case of bud later.

Procomp 2.5" lift (SUA)

ES3000 shocks and stabilizer

1" transfer case drop

1" lift shackles

3" Performance Accessories body lift


35x12.50R15 BFG Mt

15x10 3.75" back spacing Procomp D-window s


I have had this setup for 2 years no problems with it. I daily drive my YJ and I play at a local ORV park every weekend some during the week. It is a great kit, the springs ride good, it is a jeep not a luxury car. I have zero death wobble and absolutely no driveline vibrations. I would recommend this kit to anyone who actualy wheels their YJ. The shock bodies rusted after the first winter, a can of black rustoleum and their still doing their job. I will take aesthetic problems over mechanical failure,lol The springs alone put me right at 2.5 inches of lift then the 1" shackles net just under 1 inch extra. it cleared 33's without the body lift.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:01 AM   #126
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I'm a newbe to the Wrangler YJ world but learning fast. I purchased and installed a Rough Country 2.5 lift kit on my 1988 YJ. The kit actually gave me a 4.5 inch lift. I contacted Rouch Country they said the kit I purchased is a 2.5 lift. My problem is the brake lines are at their limit and I have a serious driveshaft vibration. I was told that a 2.5 lift did not require longer brake lines and the stock drive shaft would not vibrate. I have removed the Rough country kit and I orded a 2.5 Rubicon. The only good comment I have about Rough Country is their return policy is good. But they will not pay the freight cost on the return. It is safe to say I am not happy with Rough Country.
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EB Mule Newbe!! I own a 1988 YJ with 17000 miles and It needed new Suspension. So I selected Rough Country 2.5 lift and what a screw up. The lift turned out to be 4.5 inches and I orded a 2.5 lift. Call RC and they said I have the correct kit and it is 2.5. The brake lines are stretched to the limit and I have a very bad drive shaft vibration. I was told by several people before i started that a 2.5 lift would not not be a problem. Install the springs, shocks and drive off into the sunset. Wrong. If any one is thinking about a 2.5 lift don't make the same mistake I did. I'm in the process of replacing the RC with Rubicon. RC does have a good return policy.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:10 AM   #128
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YJ Lift Review.

I'm a newbe to the Forum and the Jeep world. My 1988 YJ (17K Miles) is great. I replaced all the dry rotted items, Carb, distributer, and misc stuff. My last effort didn't go so well. Installed an RC 2.5 lift kit and it turned out to be a 4.5 lift. I called RC and they say they sent the correct 2.5 kit. BUT! My brake lines are seriously streched, and I have a serious drive shaft vibration. I'm returning the RC Kit and I purchased a Rubicon 2.5 Kit. Hope it is sized better than the RC. I should have read all the reviews on RC, as I have found several that say the RC 2.5 lift will yield a 4 inch lift. Not a happy camper.

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Old 09-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #129
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4" Rough Country Suspension Lift for Jeep YJ

I ordered the RC lift kit directly from Rough Country on Thursday, received it by UPS on Friday, and installed it on Sunday. Took me and a buddy about 8 hours and a 12 pack of beer. Could have been faster if we were trying to hurry. Instructions were pretty good and the parts were great. Everything went together pretty easily. I picked up a set of nearly new BFG 32x11.50s on Monday. Very happy with the look and the ride is better than it was with my stock suspension and worn 31x10.50s. Great kit at an excellent price.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:06 PM   #130
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2.5" rubicon lift

I put a 2.5" Rubicon spring, 1.75" shackle, and a 2" body lift. All added up should be around 6.25" but ended up about 8". My 33" look good and when I park next to a stock jeep( I will go out of my way too) it looks like one hell of a YJ. I love the rubicon lift for what it comes with( brake line ext, 1" trans drop, 2 degree shims for pinion angle). All in all love how she rides on and off road....
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #131
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1990 YJ
5" Procomp Coil Spring Conversion
Procomp Shocks
3" body lift
33" Mud Brutes

It rides amazing on and off road with great flex
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:07 PM   #132
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5" Procomp Coil Spring Conversion
Procomp Shocks
3" body lift
33" Mud Brutes

It rides amazing on and off road with great flex
How much $ was the coil lift all said and done?
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #133
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How much $ was the coil lift all said and done?
It was right at $2000 for the lift and shopping. It include shocks, steering stabilizer, and dropped pitman arm. I installed myself. It took a little over 20 hours to install.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:38 AM   #134
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just got this finished yesterday..replaced an old pro-comp 3.5" (installed in 1994). Car feels great and gained a few inches over the last lift. More importantly, i gained a much improved ride!

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Old 01-15-2014, 06:35 PM   #135
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1994 Jeep Wrangler Se 4" rough country

LIFT: Rought Country 4" leaf springs Plus 2" Body Life

Tires 33x12.5x15 Hercules Trail Grabbers

Pros: Great lift for a budget build and it flexs enough for where i go hunting at.

Cons: Little bit of a rough ride
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:24 AM   #136
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2.5" Rough Country Suspensiion Lift

LIFT: 2.5" Rough Country
TIRES: 31x10.5x15 MT
Just finished the install. Used lots of PB Blaster for a couple weeks prior on the nuts. They all came off ok (not much rust). Used 3 different jacks in the process. Took about 5 hours for the front (a learning process) and about 3 hours on the rear. No trac bars or sway bars to hassle with. Love it.
Its a bit stiffer, but really not that bad. Still need an alignment. Here are some comparison shots....
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:51 PM   #137
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RC 2.5 and Crown Shackles on 89 YJ

LIFT: Rough Country 2.5 inch lift kit with shocks. Paid about 470 with shipping.

SHOCKS: Whatever came with the lift - RC N2.0 I believe

SYE/CVD: Not yet

TIRES/WHEELS: 31" AT on 15x8 wheels

Likes: I gained 3.5 inches right off the bat but expect it to settle a bit. I installed this kit along with 5/8" boomerang shackles from Crown. It was complete and the instructions were pretty good, but I did a lot of research beforehand anyway. Everything went in as expected and my only problems were with a couple stuck bolts.
I did not need shock relocation brackets as the shock body did not hit the axle. The rear springs were already pre-built with the angled shims which I thought was a nice touch.
I left the track bars off and replaced my old sway bar bushings, end-link bushings, and steering damper while I was down there.

Dis-Likes: You will definitely need to extend your brake lines. I chose to re-route the fronts under the frame, and then installed the RC extended brake line (another $35) in the rear.
Drive-line vibration. Still working on this.

Would You Recommend: Yes, I would recommend it.

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Lift: RC 2.5 inch kit w/ N2.0 shocks
1/2 inch boomerang shackles
Tires/wheels: 31x10.5x15 General Grabber AT2's
SYE: not yet

Installed the RC 2.5 inch kit just over a week ago and I'm very happy so far with the results. Also installed 1/2 inch greasable shackles and it flexes well. The Jeep had 2 inch "death shackles" on it prior to the lift install and shackle replacement and I gained just over 2 inches in the rear and 2 inches in the front, so with that said I gained about 4 inches over factory.
It was an easy install with the exception of a couple frozen/rusted bolts and the shock bodies in the rear don't hit the axle so no need for relocation brackets.
Would I recommend this kit? YES
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LIFT: Rough Country 2.5 inch lift kit with shocks.
Dis-Likes: You will definitely need to extend your brake lines. I chose to re-route the fronts under the frame, and then installed the RC extended brake line (another $35) in the rear.
Drive-line vibration. Still working on this.
Yes, I ran into the same thing. Haven't yet replaced the brake lines, but will soon.
I am going to replace my u-joints to see if that helps the vibration. If not, I may need to lower the transfer case, but that seems unusual for a lift this small ... anyone else have to do that?
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Yes, I ran into the same thing. Haven't yet replaced the brake lines, but will soon.
I am going to replace my u-joints to see if that helps the vibration. If not, I may need to lower the transfer case, but that seems unusual for a lift this small ... anyone else have to do that?
Yep, it need a lowering kit for the transfer case. Installed and smooth riding now!
I didn't expect that with only a 2.5" lift, but I also have 1" of lift from the shackles, so I guess that put me over the edge.
I was able to bend the bracket holding the rear brake line on the frame which gave me more slack. Front brakes are ok for driving on the road, but at full flex it may be stretching it, so I am gonna get longer ones soon.
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Yep, it need a lowering kit for the transfer case. Installed and smooth riding now!
I didn't expect that with only a 2.5" lift, but I also have 1" of lift from the shackles, so I guess that put me over the edge.
I was able to bend the bracket holding the rear brake line on the frame which gave me more slack. Front brakes are ok for driving on the road, but at full flex it may be stretching it, so I am gonna get longer ones soon.
You can relocate those front lines. On the Pass side, just unhook the line from the caliper, bring it under the frame, hook it back up and bleed it.
On the driver's side, unhook the line from the caliper, lift it up over the shock tower and run it between the shock and the tower....then hook it back up and bleed it.
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it seems like rough country is the way to go. I'm looking to get the 4.5in Jeep X-series Suspension Lift Kit (Military Wrap Springs) for mine. Has anyone installed this lift? I mainly want to crawl around. How is the flex? Will I need anything else? Thanks
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it seems like rough country is the way to go. I'm looking to get the 4.5in Jeep X-series Suspension Lift Kit (Military Wrap Springs) for mine. Has anyone installed this lift? I mainly want to crawl around. How is the flex? Will I need anything else? Thanks
I have the 4.5" X series it rides great and flexes great also. Mines been on for a few months and settled to 4.5". It's ride is better then the Re4.5" I had on my last YJ. Flexes the just as good also. But it's not as nice or flexy as the alcan springs I replaced the re springs with on my last YJ. I have some pics in my build thread
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I'm a newbe to the Forum and the Jeep world. My 1988 YJ (17K Miles) is great. I replaced all the dry rotted items, Carb, distributer, and misc stuff. My last effort didn't go so well. Installed an RC 2.5 lift kit and it turned out to be a 4.5 lift. I called RC and they say they sent the correct 2.5 kit. BUT! My brake lines are seriously streched, and I have a serious drive shaft vibration. I'm returning the RC Kit and I purchased a Rubicon 2.5 Kit. Hope it is sized better than the RC. I should have read all the reviews on RC, as I have found several that say the RC 2.5 lift will yield a 4 inch lift. Not a happy camper.

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I just installed my RE 2.5" lift too and we noticed it is more like a 4" lift. We thought that they sent me the wrong springs. The RE didn't come with good instructions either. Also, just curious, did you use the shock relocators?
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Any ideas on getting a softer ride on the street? I've got pro form shackles that give me 3" lift and a 1"body lift. It's my Daily Driver and the potholes in RI SUCK!!! It's like BAM! BAM! BAM! everywhere. Should I remove a leaf? Get new shocks? Different/relocate shackles? The angle is kinda straight up and down.
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Rubicon Express Standard 2.5" lift with shocks

I did not measure, but wish I did. A buddy of mine who was helping me out thought they (4wd.com) sold the wrong springs because they are more like 4" springs once put on.

The drive is great! I can tell a pretty significant difference in the ride, smoother, and able to absorb shocks better on the road. I haven't taken it off road and had the rears done one weekend and did the fronts the following weekend.
We ran into a lot of issues taking off the stock springs and shocks with bolts seizing up. I had sprayed PB Blaster on it for 3-4 weeks (2-3 days apart) going through 2 cans of the stuff which helped. Instructions from RE were terrible! He had prior experience and we were able to Google things we were unsure of.
The springs are still breaking in. They will be a little noisy for a few weeks. I would buy them again. I really love the height and I already have 31s that just need to be mounted and balanced. I do recommend air tools, rubber mallet, a BMF hammer, a good size torque wrench and an extra metal bar to use for added torque for those seized bolts. Also, we cut the front U bolts off because of corrosion was so bad.
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Here are some more pics. This is just the rear done and you can see the amount of lift on the first pic. The other is a comparison next to an '07 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner with 2" spacers
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LIFT: Trail Master 4"
SHOCKS: Gas charged white that came with the kit
SYE/CVD: Transfer case 1" drop (smooth to 75mph)
TIRES/WHEELS: TJ Canyon 15x8, BFG 33x10.5x15 KM@
OTHER: Explorer 8.8 axle and 4.88 gears to keep the squirrels happy.

Likes: GREAT ride once the spring rate was adjusted. Very complete kit with good instructions. "Factory Clearance" pricing occurs somewhat regularly. Phone tech support very friendly and helpful.

Dis-Likes: After visiting with their tech support I was informed that the 4-cyl, non-AC models need to remove 2 leaves from each front pack. Rode MUCH better afterward.

Would You Recommend: Yes

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New shoes Cooper 31x10.5x15 on the new 2.5" RE lift
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Rough Country 4.5" X-Series w/ Military Wrap

LIFT: Rough Country 4.5" lift. I installed the kit according to the instructions and have no problems. I did have to cut the rear upper shackle bolts because the full tank would not allow the bolt room to slide out of the hole. Be prepared to use a really goo reciprocating saw (saw-zaw) and about 5 steel blades. The instructions tell you NOT to tighten ANYTHING until the Jeep is setting on the ground. If you tighten this lift off the ground, you will end up with a hard suspension and a rough ride.

A really good looking lift and really good instructions. There were a couple of times I simply wanted clarification on a step of the instructions and I called RC directly and anyone who answered was able to help immediately.

SHOCKS: (4) N2O shocks.The shocks were provided by Rough Country and came with the lift.

SYE/CVD: I'm not running an SYE or CV Dirve Shaft.

TIRES/WHEELS: I'm running 33-12.50/R15 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ with ProComp 51 Series flat black 15x10 wheels.

Likes: Comes with braided steel brake lines, transfer case relocate kit, sway-bar quick disconnect, and really good instructions straight out of the box.

Dis-Likes: None so far.

Would You Recommend: Yes. For those on a budget, it's the way to go!

Here's a pic before the lift and tires, and after the lift and tires.
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