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Old 02-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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4" Rough Country 2.0 lift

Looking into the 4" RC 2.0 lift. Has anybody had any complaints and should I maybe go in another direction? I got quoted 850 lift labor and allignment. As a broke college kid this doesn't sound to bad. Suggestions welcome.

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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I have been debating what lift I want as well. I have learned a lot I truly will not know the various different lifts, by reading reviews and opinions... And essentially, the best answer is that the RC lift is an entry level, low-end, though capable lift. It is not top of the line by any stretch of the imagination. However, it seems that I will not know what I want until I lift the wrangler and wheel it that way... So, I may end up replacing it in the future, but its probably better than spending a lot of money on something I don't need...

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That is the lift I got. It is also the only lifted jeep I have ever had. So I can't compare it to anything. That being said... I do like the lift.
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Certain folks will come in here and disregard your statement of being on a low budget and start listing off expensive lifts. Most of them know a hell of a lot about what they're talking about, but what they're talking about are top of the line parts. I would take currie or savvy parts over RC any day, but I can't afford them and they are meant for well above what I intend to do with my rig.

Where you wheel has a lot to do with which direction you should go for a lift. I have this lift, and I like it for what I do with it. It's too stiff for rock crawling, but it's great for mud and trail riding. The ride is rough on the road when you hit potholes and things like that, but it's not gonna break your back. Overall I'm very satisfied with it. I was between the RC 4" SL and the zone 4.25" combo lift. Both are good budget lifts with good reviews in that category. Eventually I want to move to 35s and all I'd need is a 1" BL to get there with the RC lift, that's why I picked it over zone.

Bottom line, if you want to get into rock climbing or really serious off roading, save your money. If you want the lift for light to moderate trails, it's a great place to start.

Mine with this lift and 33s:
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:40 PM   #5
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Very informative thank you guys. I won't be doing anything to crazy just taking it to the hunting camp and causally playing around in it.
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Certain folks will come in here and disregard your statement of being on a low budget and start listing off expensive lifts. Most of them know a hell of a lot about what they're talking about, but what they're talking about are top of the line parts. I would take currie or savvy parts over RC any day, but I can't afford them and they are meant for well above what I intend to do with my rig.

Where you wheel has a lot to do with which direction you should go for a lift. I have this lift, and I like it for what I do with it. It's too stiff for rock crawling, but it's great for mud and trail riding. The ride is rough on the road when you hit potholes and things like that, but it's not gonna break your back. Overall I'm very satisfied with it. I was between the RC 4" SL and the zone 4.25" combo lift. Both are good budget lifts with good reviews in that category. Eventually I want to move to 35s and all I'd need is a 1" BL to get there with the RC lift, that's why I picked it over zone.

Bottom line, if you want to get into rock climbing or really serious off roading, save your money. If you want the lift for light to moderate trails, it's a great place to start.

Mine with this lift and 33s:
That's exactly what I want mine to look like very nice
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:32 AM   #7
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Farkin - good post.

OP - check out the Zone 4" TJ lift. I have done much research on lifts in this and ur price range. I was wanting the RC N2.0 that u r looking at and have been swayed by this forum and my local shop to go with the Zone lift. From the stuff I've read, it has a much softer ride overall than the RC.

Good luck
p.s. - gearing is what u want to look at next. Prob is that they r expensive.
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Save some money and invest in a floor jack, stands, and a basic mechanic set of sockets, etc. Its all bolt on and swapping in parts essentially so you might as well do it in your driveway and learn how it works
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Save some money and invest in a floor jack, stands, and a basic mechanic set of sockets, etc. Its all bolt on and swapping in parts essentially so you might as well do it in your driveway and learn how it works
That's what I was kinda wanting to do. What all would I need part wise? Lucky enough for my dad to have a shop full of tools.
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Here is mine half way finished. I think it's kind of a funny pic. But it does show just how much it lifts it.
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Here is mine half way finished. I think it's kind of a funny pic. But it does show just how much it lifts it.
I thought I was the only one who took pictures halfway through the lift







But to the OP; I was in the same boat as you. I'm a college kid, broke, and looking for a lift. I went with a RC 4" N2.0 series. I'm bitter sweet about the lift, I like it, then sometimes I don't but I will be replacing components after I graduate with my bachelors degree


The local 4x4 shop wanted to charge me $950 for the lift + labor not including alignment. So I took a weekend off and did the work myself. My dad has basic tools in his shop as well but I did struggle with the lift a little bit because I did everything by hand, we don't have air tools but I'll tell you what, that was a serious 2 full day WORKOUT! I spent $499 for the lift + $60 for alignment.. I saved myself almost $400 doing it myself. Lifting the jeep is not a hard process but it is in fact a long time consuming process IMO.
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That's what I was kinda wanting to do. What all would I need part wise? Lucky enough for my dad to have a shop full of tools.

What parts needed for a lift? Or what tools needed?
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What parts needed for a lift? Or what tools needed?
Parts for lift
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The RC kit comes with everything you need to lift it. It depends on how many stock components you want to keep using. The only additional part I bought was an adjustable track bar. It wasn't necessary, but it made that part of the lift easier to deal with.

I installed the lift with guidance from a mechanic friend, and asked lots of questions along the way. Took us about 8 hours, and I learned a hell of a lot about how suspension works. It's very rewarding to learn how your Jeep works, and I'm glad I didn't pay a shop to do it. I'm confident I could've done it myself using the instructions, but it would have taken me a whole weekend instead of just a Sunday.
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The RC kit comes with everything you need to lift it. It depends on how many stock components you want to keep using. The only additional part I bought was an adjustable track bar. It wasn't necessary, but it made that part of the lift easier to deal with.

I installed the lift with guidance from a mechanic friend, and asked lots of questions along the way. Took us about 8 hours, and I learned a hell of a lot about how suspension works. It's very rewarding to learn how your Jeep works, and I'm glad I didn't pay a shop to do it. I'm confident I could've done it myself using the instructions, but it would have taken me a whole weekend instead of just a Sunday.
Was that a front or rear adjustable track bar?
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Looking into the 4" RC 2.0 lift. Has anybody had any complaints and should I maybe go in another direction? I got quoted 850 lift labor and allignment. As a broke college kid this doesn't sound to bad. Suggestions welcome.
If I were you, I'd go with the X-flex and install it myself. Lifts, really arent that hard to install and allignment is easy, infact theres abunch of write-ups on it. You can install that lift by-yourself in a day or a weekend if you want to take your time.
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Was that a front or rear adjustable track bar?
Front. The rear comes with a new bracket to bolt it to and doesn't need to be adjustable.

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