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Old 03-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Is this a decent lift?

Pros/cons? Im lookin at getting lifted ( i have a 2011 4 door rubicon )



ROUGH COUNTRY 07-12 4" JEEP JK SUSPENSION LIFTS INSTALLED FOR 875.00

Kit Contents:
Front: Lifted coil springs, track bar bracket, pitman arm, sway-bar links, brake line brackets & hardware.

Rear: Lifted coils springs, track bar drop bracket, coil correction plates, cam bolts, brake line relocation brackets & hardware.

Shocks: Features (4) Performance 2.2 series shocks

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2012 models require exhaust modification to clear front driveshaft. Benefits:
100% bolt-on installation.
Increased ground clearance.
Coil correction plates corrects the rear coil angle 10 degrees.
Coil correction plates allows the rear coil springs to function more effeciently.
Premium Performance 2.2 series shocks.
Unique coil springs for 4-door & 2-door models

Part #: 682S (2door)
Part #: 681S (4door)
Install Time: 4 - 5 hours
Wheel Backspacing: 4.5" - 4.75"
Recommended Tire Size: 35x12.50

On Automatic equipped vehicles; due to use of an oversize driveshaft from the factory and inadequate factory clearance it may be possible for the front driveshaft to come in contact with the automatic transmission pan tearing the factory boot and rubbing on the shaft. Generally this occurs during heavy articulation when front sway bar links are disconnected and longer shocks are installed. If this is found to occur, the proper procedure would be to replace the oversize factory shaft with an aftermarket smaller diameter shaft to increase clearance between the transmission and front driveshaft. Rough Country does offer this driveshaft if needed.

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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I would stay clear.

You don't need 4" to run 35's on a Jk anyway. If that Is your plan ?

For $500 there are some awesome kits out
there. 2.5 is all you need.
That $900 will become $1500 -adding parts not included and you most likely will need in them to do it correctly.

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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No mention of adjustable control arms, which you'll need to set caster for that size lift. Cam bolts aren't a good substitute, IMO.

And RC springs have a tendency to sag.

You'll also need a new front ds for that size lift. And there's no reason for a 4" lift unless you're gonna run some monster tires. You can fit 35's under a 2.5" lift. 3" and flatties will set you up for 37's. But with either of those tire sizes, you'll need a new rear tire carrier, a regear, and either a new front axle or a sleeve/gusset job on your current axle.

Is it a good lift? I say no.
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And there you go, KB 2 the rescue
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:39 PM   #5
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If you must have a 4" lift, you should not go "cheap." Look at Full Traction, TeraFlex, Clayton, AEV, Rock Krawler, Old Man Emu, etc., and plan to spend some dollars. If you can't afford those, don't lift that high.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:16 PM   #6
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Thank you. I just want to put my 35s on and have some flex. I seen it advertised so i figured i would ask some pros lol. So a 2.5 is lots for 35s?
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Thank you. I just want to put my 35s on and have some flex. I seen it advertised so i figured i would ask some pros lol. So a 2.5 is lots for 35s?
A 2.5" lift will clear 35's with no issues. Rock Krawler and TeraFlex make good ones. Full Traction makes a 3" lift that rocks (that's what I've got). Like MTH said, Clayton, AEV, OME...all good.

As long as you stay 3" or under, you shouldn't have to mess with a new ds. Although, if you're in a '12, you'll need to buy a TF exhaust spacer to keep your stock ds from hitting the exhaust crossover with shocks over 25"...pretty much most shocks that come with a lift.

The TF spacer's only ~ $50, and easy to install.

Installing the lift yourself (or with a fellow Jeeper for some frosty beverages and some kibble) will save you a ton, teach you about your Jeep, and generally fill a dark, empty void in your life.
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A 2.5" lift will clear 35's with no issues. Rock Krawler and TeraFlex make good ones. Full Traction makes a 3" lift that rocks (that's what I've got). Like MTH said, Clayton, AEV, OME...all good.

As long as you stay 3" or under, you shouldn't have to mess with a new ds. Although, if you're in a '12, you'll need to buy a TF exhaust spacer to keep your stock ds from hitting the exhaust crossover with shocks over 25"...pretty much most shocks that come with a lift.

The TF spacer's only ~ $50, and easy to install.

Installing the lift yourself (or with a fellow Jeeper for some frosty beverages and some kibble) will save you a ton, teach you about your Jeep, and generally fill a dark, empty void in your life.
Which 3" full traction lift do you have?
Ive had my eye on their 3" lift. I need to give them a call to chat and see which lift would suite me best.
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Thanks wolf. How much did your kit run ya if you dont mind me askin. And are you in a jk?
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Installed the Rough Country lift on a friend's '09 unlimited. Comes with lower control arms. Everything dialed in great. Springs are super soft though. Rig would dive when braking and squat when accelorating. Too soft for my liking.

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Old 03-26-2012, 03:01 PM   #11
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Which 3" full traction lift do you have?
Ive had my eye on their 3" lift. I need to give them a call to chat and see which lift would suite me best.
I bought their 3" Premium Plus kit. No maintenance needed for the TB/CA heim joints. Don't recall exact price, but with Bilstein 5100 shocks and a 1310 JE Reel front driveshaft, it was around $2K.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well my Jeep handles after installing their lift. Virtually no body roll in corners...some moron in City Hall recently decided it would be a good idea to put three roundabouts on a road leading to my crib. Post FT install, I can blast through em in the same lawless manner with which I treat most roads.

Call and talk to Chris (he's here on the forum also) or Steve. They'll answer any questions you have.

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Thanks wolf. How much did your kit run ya if you dont mind me askin. And are you in a jk?
See above for cost.

Am I in a JK? Of course not. I drive a vintage AMC Pacer which will not only smoke your JK off the line, but, as it's lifted to an impressive 10" height, will rip your feeble wheeled brick to shreds on the trail, as well.

Sorry man...but you opened the door.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:11 PM   #12
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Lol no worrys man. I plan to get an older jeep when i got more money to do up as a trailer rig anyway. I know what my jeep can an cant do lol. Its a bought toy not a built.
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Newly mounted 35's
2.5" TF lift. Good amount of room to flex.
Well......... After I trim my rubi rail
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