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Old 02-19-2015, 09:47 PM   #151
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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.
I've had the same lift on mine for about a year on 35's.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:20 PM   #152
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Really glad to find all this good info and opinions and pics. Thanks.

I only want to run 31x10.5 tires and am planning on going with the RC 2.5 kit but noticed that the 4" kit has drop brackets and pitman arm, etc for the same exact price.

After reading 10000's of posts ha, I have noticed that some folks need those items after the 2.5 " kit. And some pics look more like 4" to me. So can't decide which to get.

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Old 06-23-2015, 11:21 AM   #153
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Howdy;
I have a '91 YJ Wrangler, stock suspension. I noticed you mentioned using 'front' springs at both ends, was there a reason for this? I use my Jeep as you do for camping carrying gear. I also have a hardtop with full doors and and a M8000 winch in front.
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:59 PM   #154
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Howdy again;
My 1991 Wrangler YJ was ordered with a soft top and half doors, with the 2.5L 4 cyl, AX-5 speed. It now has a hardtop with full doors and a Warn M8000 winch mounted in front. I am changing the original stock suspension to new springs and shocks, etc. I am not interested in a high lift or flex as the Jeep is used for trails and getting to work in the snow. I wonder if I need to consider the increased weight of the vehicle (hardtop, doors and winch) when selecting springs. As I run 235/75/15 tires, new stiffer stock springs might be a plan or (?). Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:03 PM   #155
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One last question; When ordering a Jeep YJ from the factory, were heaver rated springs (suspension) installed at the factory depending on 4 cup vs 6 cal motor , hardtop full doors vs soft top, etc?
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Howdy Skip,

My limited experience tells me that reordering what you have should net you good results. I have not yet experienced any significant differences with the springs when switching between hard top and soft, or when we added a winch.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:30 PM   #157
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LIFT: Rough Country 4.5" Military lift
SHOCKS: Nitrogen 2.0 with kit
SYE/CVD: Transfer case 1" drop, Tom Woods drive shafts, stock style
TIRES/WHEELS: Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar, 35x12.5x17
OTHER: 2" Rough Country body lift.

Likes: Very smooth ride, complete kit (extended brake lines, sway disconnects), instructions are adequate, great tech support .

Dis-Likes: Front extended brake lines look to be for a 6" lift and initially rubbed tires but with an additional clam they are fine.

Would You Recommend: Yes

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Old 08-17-2015, 03:49 PM   #158
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LIFT: Rough Country 4.5" Military lift
SHOCKS: Nitrogen 2.0 with kit
SYE/CVD: Transfer case 1" drop, Tom Woods drive shafts, stock style
TIRES/WHEELS: Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar, 35x12.5x17
OTHER: 2" Rough Country body lift.

Likes: Very smooth ride, complete kit (extended brake lines, sway disconnects), instructions are adequate, great tech support .

Dis-Likes: Front extended brake lines look to be for a 6" lift and initially rubbed tires but with an additional clam they are fine.

Would You Recommend: Yes

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But then again, sounds easy for an A&P guy... I'm a GA pilot with NO wrenching skills!
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I'm trying to fab a hood Jack /light bar mount but my 95 YJ is not with me. Does anyone know the distance from the outside left hood hinge to the outside right hood hinge in inches?
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i'm trying to fab a hood jack /light bar mount but my 95 yj is not with me. Does anyone know the distance from the outside left hood hinge to the outside right hood hinge in inches?
33"
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:41 AM   #161
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Anyone have the Mammoth 4"? Trying to decide between it and RC.
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:02 AM   #162
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I have RC with no issues so far had it about 2yrs...I don't do hard core off-roading so best bang for buck IMO
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:36 PM   #163
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1990 base YJ 4.2L 5SPD 200k miles
Lift: 2" body lift by RC
Shocks: factory
Suspension is stock with a broken leaf at the right rear.
New steering shaft

As of right now I am in the middle of doing this body lift, so far not too bad.
The one thing I forgot to do while lifting the tub was to remove the front skinny metal that the brake line was attached to! No biggy but would have been more professional if I read the instructions a few more times.
Everything else is straight forward and so far have got about 4 slow working hours into it.
I like this lift, I have the 1.5 superlift on order and then i'll be cruising over to Les schwabs for new tires and hopefully rims.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:05 AM   #164
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TrailMaster 4" lift

Trailmaster is a brand owned by 4WD.com. Been very helpful during the install. Gave me the direct tech support line to their Trailmaster division. Everything came with the lift kit, including instructions that omitted a lot of detail. Needed to get brake line extensions, but broke the steel brake lines during install (removing the damn torx bolts where the rubber flex hose and the steel line from the master meet at the frame. Some A-Hole put the Torx directly below the Driver side fender where you simply cannot get to it. But that is not Trailmaster's issue.

Happy so far. Rides very bumpy. Only a couple hundred miles on it so far. Initially gave me over 6 1/2" lift from my original stock springs. They say it will settle. I made sure to not torque anything til it was back on it's tires. But so far still over 6" higher than stock!
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:26 AM   #165
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LIFT: 1.5" Superlift
SHOCKS: Rancho 5000
SYE/CVD: Transfer case 1" drop
TIRES/WHEELS: BF Goodrich 31x10.5
OTHER: 1" Currie Body lift, new rubber body bushing, 3/8" more boom shackles.
Total lift = 2.875" to clear 31s on the trail and she rides as well as when it was stock. Seized bolts took a while to get out. I cut out the old spring eye bolts but the body mount bolts I sprayed with pb blaster for over a month... they slowly but surely loosened without snapping.
1st pick is pre-lift. 2nd and 3rd picks are post-lift.
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Forgot to mention above I also installed a 1" JKS engine lift myself., that was a fun solo job...! Didn't totally eliminate drive-line vibes, I still needed to drop TC, but i didn't have to mess with fan shroud or shifter. Easy minor steering shaft length adjustment.
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LIFT: 4 inch Rough Country
SHOCKS: Rough Country
SYE/CVD: Not Yet
TIRES/WHEELS: 31 inch BFG A/T (for now) on 15 inch black Rock Clawer wheels

Likes: Actually got about 5 inchs of lift with the kit (stock springs with pretty flat). Make sure your kit come with the springs with white lettering, they are the new improved springs, yellow print are the old sagging springs. Less then $500 for a complete kit and easy install. Took me and 2 buddies about 5 hours to get it on.

Dis-Likes: None so far.

Would You Recommend: Yes




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Just after install was complete.


Should have found a bigger rock, but it flexs well.


Did you have any shifting problems? I just installed the same lift and I'm experiencing shifting issue in 1st and 2nd Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated .
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2.5 RC Lift Review

Lift : 2.5" Rough Country suspension lift with n2.0 shocks F/R
SYE/TC Drop: Rough Country transfer case drop kit (pending delivery)
Wheels/Tires: 31" wheels
Other: Nothing pertinent

Likes: Well, it lifted the Jeep
Dislikes: Got wayyyy more lift out of it than anticipated, enough to warrant purchasing a TC drop despite all the assurances I wouldn't need one. Stiff ride, feels like I'm riding a bull over bumps. Hopefully just really stiff springs that need to settle.

This lift put my driveline all out of whack. The pinion is sitting at a 30 degree angle from the transfer case. The sway bars needed some persuading to go back on, might even take them off until I buy new ones. Left me with some funny noises coasting in neutral and strong vibes above 3rd gear. I plan on loosening all the nuts and letting it sit in a ditch overnight before I tighten everything back up again. I'm really taken aback by the result.
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A couple for my above post
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does anyone have a review on the 1.5" super lift kit?

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Can anybody explain the benefit of a 1.25 inch vs a 1.5 inch wheel spacer on a yj? What would be preferable if I plan on lifting my 1989 jeep wrangler yj 4.2L with a 4 inch suspension lift?
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Can anybody explain the benefit of a 1.25 inch vs a 1.5 inch wheel spacer on a yj? What would be preferable if I plan on lifting my 1989 jeep wrangler yj 4.2L with a 4 inch suspension lift?
I wouldn't use wheel spacers. If you are going to larger tires you should change your wheels to ones with a 3.75 backspacing. If you haven't got tires yet, wait until you can do everything at once. New steel wheels are like $40 a piece.

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Old 09-15-2016, 07:08 PM   #173
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Wheel spacers are sketchy. They put lots of stress on the wheel studs and hub bearings. I've seen how often wheel studs snap on Chryslers, and believe me, they don't need ANY more help...
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Rc 2.5 flexed

Rough Country 2.5 kit, M.O.R.E grease-able boom shackles, 1/2" TC drop, RC sway bar disconnect, poly bushings in the frame only.

31x10.50x15 Cooper A/T3 @ 26psi.

I installed this just over a year ago. Ride is firm but not harsh. Handling is very predictable and stable.

One thing to note, I replaced all the bolts, nuts and washers with new gr8. The nuts are compression lock nuts and were tightened only to the point of NO SLACK. Only the u-bolts were torqued.

Had the opportunity to flex it on Metalcloak's equipment at Jeep Beach 17. Scored @ 540 with the sway bar disconnected.

I really need to install the extended front brake hoses that I've had for months. We darned near snapped the drives side.
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