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Old 07-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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Lift Kit Question

Hello everybody, I'm new to the forum and had some questions about a lift kit for my jeep. I have had my 05 rubicon for about six months. I have never taken it off road and I don't plan to. I am looking at a lift for more of an aggressive stance. I don't want to spend a ton of money on a lift either. I am looking a Rough Countries 2.5" lift. I have heard good things and bad things, wondering about y'all's opinions.

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stay away from Rough country there quality is crap... buck up and invest into a quality lift regardless if you take it off road or not, you get what you pay for...
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I have to disagree. RC has been a good lift for me. I have a 3.25" lift I installed 2 1/2 years ago. I have wheeled the crap out of my JK. Last month I did the Rubicon and the lift did great. Sure it's one of the lower end lifts but it did great. Would I recommend a RC lift? Sure would.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #6
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Um? Why do you even want a lift unless you go off road? Just asking!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:21 PM   #7
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Some people just like the look, eh why not its his money
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Hello everybody, I'm new to the forum and had some questions about a lift kit for my jeep. I have had my 05 rubicon for about six months. I have never taken it off road and I don't plan to. I am looking at a lift for more of an aggressive stance. I don't want to spend a ton of money on a lift either. I am looking a Rough Countries 2.5" lift. I have heard good things and bad things, wondering about y'all's opinions.
Welcome to forum. I have a 3.25 RC lift and I'm very impressed. I wheel mine and have not had any issues with 33's. In fact we just finished my friends 04 up tonight with there 4" RC and 2" BL and hit handles awesome even with 35's on it.

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stay away from Rough country there quality is crap... buck up and invest into a quality lift regardless if you take it off road or not, you get what you pay for...
I disagree and i know a bunch of other people who agree with me.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:23 AM   #10
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I got the RC 2.5 kit sitting on the shop floor. Less then 6000 miles on it.

Seems RC works for some and not for others. (didn't work for me)
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RC is not ALL that bad..... I only have their coils and fully impressed with how they perform. Now I can say that I have compared them to stock, and another name brand and love my ride and flexibility a ton more.
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I am looking a Rough Countries 2.5" lift. I have heard good things and bad things, wondering about y'all's opinions.
Asking the same question that's been answered more then twice here, and expecting a different result?
Well... It isn't going to happen as you know..

Rough Country is hated by some who have no experience at all with their products..
But there are some people who have had or know people personally truly have had a bad experience with them.

I personally have had an experience with the 4" N2 series kit and loved it. My brother still owns that Jeep, I sold it to him and he has had no problems with it as well. That kit was my only personal experience with Rough Country and it was good. This ain't my first rodeo, I have installed and helped with a few lifts over the the years too.

Are there more expensive kits out there that offer a more complete kit and have a good product too?
You bet..

To be clear I also like Savvy, OME, BDS to name some others.
Especially around 2.5-3" lift products. Good Luck, in your own choices.
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How does it handle on the highway? Is it all over the place or would I have to get it aligned after I lift it?
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How does it handle on the highway? Is it all over the place or would I have to get it aligned after I lift it?
you are gonna have to get it aligned for any suspension lift you do
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Lets back up. If all you are looking for is "looks", not going off road and you do not want to spend a lot of money, a budget boost (spacers) is exactly what you need. It will be 250-300, simple and without real risk of issues.
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Lets back up. If all you are looking for is "looks", not going off road and you do not want to spend a lot of money, a budget boost (spacers) is exactly what you need. It will be 250-300, simple and without real risk of issues.
I agree. You could buy just the spacers for around 75 bucks and you'll keep the factory ride. Then invest in some good quality shocks like ome or bilsteins
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Oh ok does anyone make 2.5" spacers for the tj I've only seen 2.25" and 2"
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Oh ok does anyone make 2.5" spacers for the tj I've only seen 2.25" and 2"
Some 2" bb's will lift your tj 2.5"

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