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Old 08-31-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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RCX 2.5" lift (springs and shocks) - good or bad? Any other suggestions....

Looking for a lift kit that has excellent road manners.

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Old 09-01-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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Since nobody else replied.

I just replaced a guys rcx 2.5 with a better lift of the same height for the following reasons.
Bad body roll
Springs sagging under the weight of front and rear bumpers
He claimed the Tires (35's) hit the fenders when going over bumps.
All four shocks were blown out from daily street driving, the jeep had never been off road, one was so bad that you could hold it up and the weight of the shock body would cause the shock to expand and collapse with no resistance.


He is happy with the better brand, which actually sits a little higher. We tested the springs before the swap and were able to create enough rock in the jeep to bottom out the front by pushing down on the front with body weight.

That is my experience with this lift. Most of there stuff rides really rough until it breaks or wears out, then it may as well not even be there. I guess that makes diagnosis easy though.

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Old 09-01-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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Thank you very much! So what lift would you recommend?
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #4
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How much are you willing to spend. And what are the goals you have set for the jeep?
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Thank you very much! So what lift would you recommend?
If you are looking at a 2.5 the following companies have nice spring lifts (in no particular order)
Teraflex 2.5
Aev 2.5
Rock krawler 2.5
Metal cloak 2.5
Rubicon express 2.5
There are some others that slip my mind...I'm sure others will chime in but plan to spend a little more on a better product and you will be much happier with the end result.
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How much are you willing to spend. And what are the goals you have set for the jeep?
No set budget. Always willing to pay for quality. It'll be a daily driver
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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If you are looking at a 2.5 the following companies have nice spring lifts (in no particular order)
Teraflex 2.5
Aev 2.5
Rock krawler 2.5
Metal cloak 2.5
Rubicon express 2.5
There are some others that slip my mind...I'm sure others will chime in but plan to spend a little more on a better product and you will be much happier with the end result.
Thank you. Do any of these excel in road manners more than the others?
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They are all pretty good, I would put rubicon express at the bottom though.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #9
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I love my rcx lift. 2.5 with daystar 3/4 spacers.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:12 AM   #10
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Looking for a lift kit that has excellent road manners.
I also enjoy my RCX 2.5" Performance lift (Shocks and Springs). I also added the rear track bar relocation bracket and a JKS adjustable front trackbar. Since I put these items on, I have also added JKS Front Quick Disconnects.
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jrussblues got it. Agreed

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