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Old 07-16-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Rough Country 3.5" Lift

Is anybody out there running this lift from rough country? if you so what are your pro's and con's about this lift.

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I'm currently in the market for a 2.5" to 3.5" lift, any suggestions?

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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I have a 3.5" RC. 5000 Mile and no complaints.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:48 AM   #3
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I'm running the 4" rc lift. It's been fine and offroad it was good. The shocks do suck tho I'd ditch them and plan to soon. Offroad they're great and on road they're lacking IMO.

Also not I have the older 2.0 shocks. I've not felt the new 2.2.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:30 AM   #4
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Better lifts out there IMO
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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if you do there 2.5 budget boost and get the series 2 there is not a better budget boost. especially at 180 bucks.
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^This. Cheap for a reason. Springs will sag after a while.

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Old 07-17-2012, 10:18 AM   #7
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^This. Cheap for a reason. Springs will sag after a while.

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RC springs are junk. i wouldnt run them. there steal spacers on the other hand. ive installed on 6 different jeeps. worth every penny
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #8
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I've got this lift and it rides excellent. I was surprised after reading some of the negativity before I bought it but it's mostly from people that haven't run it. The new 2.0 series shocks ride better than my stock rubi shocks. The other thing is that the kit is very complete in that it contains shims for the rear coils so they dont bind and front and rear trackbar brackets. I'm happy.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:32 PM   #9
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thanks for all the input. I'm looking for a 3.5" lift kit with shocks included and so the RC 3.5" kit is looking like a good deal.
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I'm running 2.5 RC with the coil springs, have nothing to compare it to but stock and I love it. Been on a couple road trips already and put 5K miles on it in 2 months and have no complaints. I do plan on bigger lift at some point, but this is my first Jeep Wrangler & my first lift so I didn't know much when I installed but love em both



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thanks for all the input. I'm looking for a 3.5" lift kit with shocks included and so the RC 3.5" kit is looking like a good deal.
Good deal? Ok

But do you know once you exceed 3" you put the DS's at greater angles and risk damage. That's what makes these lifts "cheap" they either use brackets or cam bolts to better driveline angles or nothing at all.
S**t why don't people just buy a good set of 5" coils--slap em on--and call it a day

Teraflex and Rock Krawler make great 2.5" starter lifts.
Once you go over 3" it's a good idea to run front LCA's and rear UCA's to correct caster/pinion. Front TB to center FRONT axle and a bracket or TB for the rear.

The word "cheap" and lift should never be used together.

I can't say anything about RC because I don't run their kit. But I do here crap about their coils. Does it still hold true? I do not know. Just do your homework or that $400 you spend will turn into $2000 real quick
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:56 AM   #12
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Personally, I wouldn't even entertain the idea of doing some half-assed "spacer lift." Just do it right the first time and be done with it.
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Good deal? Ok

But do you know once you exceed 3" you put the DS's at greater angles and risk damage. That's what makes these lifts "cheap" they either use brackets or cam bolts to better driveline angles or nothing at all.
S**t why don't people just buy a good set of 5" coils--slap em on--and call it a day


Cam bolts are for caster, not driveline angles. Same thing with drop down brackets. Either are used in place of adjustable arms, and yes, you are correct in that both are poor solutions to the problem they were designed to address.

Neither are going to do anything for helping the driveshaft angle where the problem place is, at the zeppa joint.
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Cam bolts are for caster, not driveline angles. Same thing with drop down brackets. Either are used in place of adjustable arms, and yes, you are correct in that both are poor solutions to the problem they were designed to address.

Neither are going to do anything for helping the driveshaft angle where the problem place is, at the zeppa joint.
Yes I know that. By "driveline" I meant everything caster/pinion .
You understood what I meant
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Good deal? Ok

But do you know once you exceed 3" you put the DS's at greater angles and risk damage. That's what makes these lifts "cheap" they either use brackets or cam bolts to better driveline angles or nothing at all.
S**t why don't people just buy a good set of 5" coils--slap em on--and call it a day

Teraflex and Rock Krawler make great 2.5" starter lifts.
Once you go over 3" it's a good idea to run front LCA's and rear UCA's to correct caster/pinion. Front TB to center FRONT axle and a bracket or TB for the rear.

The word "cheap" and lift should never be used together.

I can't say anything about RC because I don't run their kit. But I do here crap about their coils. Does it still hold true? I do not know. Just do your homework or that $400 you spend will turn into $2000 real quick
This x100.

Oh well it's their money. We can only tell them so many times.

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