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Old 03-29-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Good choice?

Okay I really want to do a small lift. I am leaning towards the RC 2.5" BB with the 2.2 shocks. My 1st question is do I need/want the premium kit with the rear track bar brackets and rear sway bar links? I also will be changing my wheels to 17x8 cragar soft 8's with 4.5"BS. I plan on keeping the stock rubi mud terrains until they wear down and than will be going to a 33" tire. I don't think I want a 35" tire because I don't want to have to worry about regearing etc. since I will be towing a trailer with motorcycles, bikes, work stuff(concete etc) at times. Thoughts, opinions etc?

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Old 03-29-2010, 10:55 AM   #2
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I don't have the RC BB, I have the RC 2.5" spacer lift, I chose this, because it's all STEEL and I already have Rubi springs

I bought seperate, RC9000xl shocks (adj), any time you get a deal on shocks/lift/springs--there's going to be a sacrafice in quality, either plastic/rubber/cheap shocks/poor quality springs

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I'll stay with Hankook Dynapros, for tires,they're probably the best (BIG) tires I've used on different 4wd's

To do the lift yourself is not a HARD JOB, but it's dangerous and I didn't want to do it more than once,(I've done this job before) so I'm staying in the 33/34" tire range--NO 35'S !!!

I did not need any track bar adjustments or changes, because my axle shift (because of lift) is not noticible and the E-disco's noticed no change

As long as the steering wheel (drag link) is adjusted IMMEDIATELY, there is no ECM confusion

The sway bar links are OK, but

You must/should put in extended bumpstops Front/rear and MUST extend the rear brake lines, down several inch's--I did mine 3 inches and made 2" rear Ex bumpstops, the front are Daystar

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I can't say a THING good about Rough Country, beyond that they stand by their return policy. Their 2.5" 2-door spring lift was perhaps the biggest piece of junk I've ever put on a car (and I've installed Walmart spinning hubcaps [hubcaps, not rims- hubcaps] for a customer [they paid EXTRA]).
I can't say a good thing about them.
As for extra bits, don't get a non-weld-on rear TB bracket, or you WILL snap off the OEM mount eventually. Rear links are a great idea, as are front disco's. (I have a set of Teraflex rear links for sale if you want them... $40 shipped )
Also, an adjustable front track bar would be a GOOD idea!
On the other hand, Teraflex has always been good to me- go with them Stay away from RC- garbage, pure and simple. Mark W.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:23 AM   #4
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Well I wasn't looking at their coil lift as I would be keeping the stock rubi Unlmtd coils. So maybe just the 2.5 spacer lift with better shocks? And Jimbox did u mean the stock sway bar links were okay?
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Another vote for a Teraflex kit; I have the performance BB with shocks on top of Unlimited springs.

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Yea, the rear links, couldn't care less and the front are a few degrees off level, but thats equal on both sides so there's no effect


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Well I wasn't looking at their coil lift as I would be keeping the stock rubi Unlmtd coils. So maybe just the 2.5 spacer lift with better shocks? And Jimbox did u mean the stock sway bar links were okay?
The Rubi stock shocks are fine, I just wanted some adj shocks, so I went with the RC9000XL's

The 2.5" lift will take care of your fender cl for 33" tires, but you may still have bumper/swaybar probs, unless you use spacers, but

Take it one thing at a time, don't buy a bunch of stuff and just "put it on" try the steps, first--you'll realize what has to (or not) be done

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Regardless, due to a serious lack of R&D, quality control (none to speak of), and tech support, I highly recommend NOT going Rough Country. Also, their shocks are garbage on the 2-door, and get dented if you look at them funny... Mark W.
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Regardless, due to a serious lack of R&D, quality control (none to speak of), and tech support, I highly recommend NOT going Rough Country. Also, their shocks are garbage on the 2-door, and get dented if you look at them funny... Mark W.
You know they don't make their own shocks, right? There's about 10 lifts that use the same shocks rebadged...
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^ Nice. They're still junk. Sucks for the other 9 then Mark W.
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^ Nice. They're still junk. Sucks for the other 9 then Mark W.
I prefer to call them sub-standard.
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Hah- touche, sir Mark W.

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