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Old 03-09-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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2.5" RC Suspension Lift

I've already searched it on this forum and read some reviews. Does anyone have any advice about this lift? Ill be running 31s (I am now on stock). Will I need a tcase drop with this lift or anything else besides the coils and shocks that come with it? Its extremely cheap for a suspension lift, that's why I'm hesitant about it. I don't really care how rough the ride is, its called rough country for a reason :P

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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I hve the same setup...
31's with 2.5 rc
I like it if you want something simple.
I've disconnected at full flex with stock bumpstops and barely just a bit on the fenders.
I didn't need a tcase drop ..

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Simple, that's exactly what I'm going for. Was the installation hard? I've heard the manual they give you sucks.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:55 AM   #4
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No pretty simple. Needed spring compressor and disconnect sway bars.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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RC are a good budget suspension solution. For bigger lifts, I'd rather go with another brand, but as an entry-level lift kit up to 3", it's a solid choice.

The manuals kinda suck, yeah, but they have their own YouTube channel where they explain some stuff a bit better.
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So all I'll need to do is put on that lift kit and im good? no other changed needed?
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:02 PM   #7
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Each jeep is different. I need the transfer case drop. I bought some washers and new bolts. The coils are ok and I haven't seen it sag....yet.many people complain that when you get heavier in front, such as adding heavier bumpers and winches, you will start seeing the coils sag. The shocks that come with it are HORRIBLE!
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Each jeep is different. I need the transfer case drop. I bought some washers and new bolts. The coils are ok and I haven't seen it sag....yet.many people complain that when you get heavier in front, such as adding heavier bumpers and winches, you will start seeing the coils sag. The shocks that come with it are HORRIBLE!
What's bad about the shocks? And is a tcase drop just putting spacers between your frame and skid plate?
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What's bad about the shocks? And is a tcase drop just putting spacers between your frame and skid plate?
Yes on the spacers. The rc shocks are the rough part about the rc lifts. I don't care for rc myself due to premature spring sag, but to each their own.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:47 PM   #10
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I would also add bump stops, extended sway bars, and a rear track bar bracket
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I would also add bump stops, extended sway bars, and a rear track bar bracket
What are the advantages of all these?
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What are the advantages of all these?
well, for starters, they're needed for a more complete lift.
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What are the advantages of all these?
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well, for starters, they're need for a more complete lift.
What unlimited ^ said

Without extended sway bar links, the handling won't be as stable since your stock ones are too short, with out the rear track bar bracket, your rear axle will be shifted to one side and it'll look asymmetrical, without extended bump stops, you risk not only sending a tire into your fender, but damaging your coils and especially the RC shocks since they're so long. Unlimited knows a lot more about it than I do, but I added those when I bought this "kit". In hind sight I wish I would have pieced together my own kit not made of RC parts.
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Are the RC coils any good now or are they still prone to sagging?
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What unlimited ^ said

Without extended sway bar links, the handling won't be as stable since your stock ones are too short.
Can you explain a little about the poor handling that one would experience? I am curious if this is what I am experiencing? Mine drives straight, just feels a little "unstable" when turning a corner at an intersection, etc. I swapped out the shocks for something better but I still rock a little side to side occasionally.
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Also, have you checked out the 3.25" Progressive lift kit by RC? The transfer case drop kit and sway bar links are already included and it's still very budget friendly...
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Can you explain a little about the poor handling that one would experience? I am curious if this is what I am experiencing? Mine drives straight, just feels a little "unstable" when turning a corner at an intersection, etc. I swapped out the shocks for something better but I still rock a little side to side occasionally.
Can't help you there, I went ahead and installed extended sway bar links at the sane time.
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Can't help you there, I went ahead and installed extended sway bar links at the sane time.
What's your opinion on the 2.5 RC springs? Did you install the JKS adjustable SB links? Thanks
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What's your opinion on the 2.5 RC springs? Did you install the JKS adjustable SB links? Thanks
I don't really have much to compare them to, but they seem to be doing fine. No I just have the RC ones, but I kind of wish I had gotten the JKS ones. I bought all of this stuff before I really knew what I was doing. If I had to do it again I would get Procomp coils, OME shocks, JKS discos, JKS bl, and the RC trackbar relocation bracket
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If I could have done it over, I would have just bought the OME lift kit, instead of the OME shocks and Daystar BB. I've read that the Pro Comp coils are okay but their shocks are valved for a TJ. I've read positive reviews of the BDS springs, and great reviews of the OME springs. I kind of like the idea of progressive springs, but RC is the outfit that makes them for under a 3" lift. I only have 31" tires and don't want the lift to look out of place with small tires. The tires are new, so I'm going to keep them for a while. I was told by RC that that the springs are now made in Mississippi, and they haven't had any problems. Are progressive springs more prone to sagging? I wouldn't mind if the lift settled to 2" as long it was not on just one spring. Is the RC rear track-bar bracket pretty strong? Did you weld the rear track bar bracket for extra strength? What about the front track bar bracket? Thanks!

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I don't really have much to compare them to, but they seem to be doing fine. No I just have the RC ones, but I kind of wish I had gotten the JKS ones. I bought all of this stuff before I really knew what I was doing. If I had to do it again I would get Procomp coils, OME shocks, JKS discos, JKS bl, and the RC trackbar relocation bracket
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what are you people running for bump stops front and rear with the 2.5'' rc lift? 31'' tires
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:33 PM   #22
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Stock bumpstops.. Discos and fine!
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:22 PM   #23
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very nice. steven how long have you had your 2.5'' rc lift? any spring sag? how do you like it? stock bump stops huh, you should have roughly .5'' in front and 1.5'' in the rear. compressed lengths are : front 14'' and rear 13.5'' ill be installing this lift tomorrow.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:00 AM   #24
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I put it on at the beginning of the year. CAnt say anything great or terrible about it
I was looking for something cheap but yet good quality at the same time. But overall I Am happy with it.

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