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Old 03-09-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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RC 4" Lift w/nitro's or RE 3.5" w/ twin tubes???

Looking to do some moderate wheeling, trail riding, and mudding. Main objective right now is to be able to fit 33x12.5's on without any rub (they are on order already).

The RC kit is about $300 cheaper than the RE kit. Any suggestions out there? Looking for a kit that will LAST and that will have a hold a solid DD feel to it on the street/highway.

Thank you for your input
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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You can kiss a "solid DD feel" goodbye if you plan on lifting your jeep that high. Especially using RC or twin tube shocks.

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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I just installed the 4" rough country lift in my 04 lj so far i love it .... the ride is a little stiffer and of course it doesnt corner as well as it did but im happy especially for the money !!! and btw mine is a DD
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oh and if you do go with the 4" spend the extra on the brake lines and quick disconnects!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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I'm putting the RC 2.5 on mine tomorrow. Everyone says they are really stiff but right now anythings better than my 12 year old stock shocks and springs! You can jump up an down on my front and rear bumpers and it's like walking on a water bed! I'm going to post a thread about the install probably Sunday or so.

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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buy the RE i had the RE 3.5 superflex. and that was an amazing kit. i got soooo may complements on that jeep it was SICK. but when i was wheeling ppl would be standing at the side of an obstical and be like WOW thats alot of flex or wow i didnt think he was goin to be able to do that unlocked (open front nd rear). it was also fairly quite too. loved that kit. was goin to do it again but RIGHT when i was buying the shut down and stop sales so i was SOL. Rode GREAT on the street with rancho 5000s.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #7
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Just installed the 4" RC on my 2006. I had the older style RC on my 2001 wrangler and it was a bit stiff. The new revision actually rides better then mine did stock. Runnin 33x12.50s on it at the moment. Kit is complete and install is simple enough. The tcase drop removes the need for a SYE for the time being. But of course its advised for later on. Longer brake lines are advised if you are goin to be runnin disconnects of course. Flexes great and rides good.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:48 PM   #8
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There is no reason to worry about a TJ with a 4 to 5.5" lift on it no longer handling/riding well enough to be a daily driver. My present TJ is darned near a daily driver with its 4" Currie lift and my previous TJ was a daily driver with a 5.5" lift at one point with a 4.5" RE lift its last several years which is more like 5 to 5.5" in reality. Both TJs handled and rode just fine as daily drivers, even on the twisty mountain roads I'm on all the time.

Any of those lift heights can work just fine for a daily driver IF the Jeep is set up properly with the right shocks, f/r antisway bars, tires, and wheel backspacing. Personally, I would not go with RE Twin-Tube or Skyjacker Nitro shocks, I'd find better riding shocks. OME Nitrochargers, Skyjacker Hydros, Bilstein 5100 (the version valved for Wranglers), Rancho R9000xl, ProComp MX-6, and Savvy's new specially valved Fox shocks. Personally, I'd go with Savvy's new Fox shocks after driving a TJ with them Best riding/handling TJ I've ever driven or been in.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:03 PM   #9
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Soooo... After some more reading and research this weekend i might be leaning towards a 2.5" OME lift with a 1.25" BL and MML spacers. Old Man Emu Deluxe TJ/LJ Wrangler Kit | dpgoffroad.com

What do you guys think?

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