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Old 08-31-2007, 02:03 AM   #1
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rough country?

was looking at lifts on the internet and came across rough country was wondering about quality and performance seems like a good deal for the price was looking at the 4" and come across their 6" short arm seems like too much for a short arm any comments

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6" is definitely too much for a short arm lift. You'll get mixed reviews about them, but for the money, they are a pretty good kits.

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Old 08-31-2007, 09:47 AM   #3
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Great if you're on a budget.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:14 AM   #4
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i would by the 4 inch kit and upgrade the shocls i did that... rides better than with shocks it comes with..
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i would by the 4 inch kit and upgrade the shocls i did that... rides better than with shocks it comes with..
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a friend has the 4" kit with OME shocks.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:50 AM   #6
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how does it ride?? I mean my still rides rough lol... Hints the name "ROUGH" country.. But to set it straight i really enjoyed putting the lift on and it was a good value for me i bought it for a tj for 399.99 thanks to whitneys mistake, but we wont get in to that... It doesnt ride the best, but jeeps arent caddilacs either so.. its your call
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his jeep rides better than a stock TJ. it´s soft and comfortable in my opinion.
it´s a bit rougher than my OME, but the OME springs are very soft.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:19 PM   #8
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any one have any binding issues when the suspension is flexed i have heard all kinds of problems with other lifts in this price range
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:21 PM   #9
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I have this kit. I've had no binding issues, especially since I installed sway bar disconnects.
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:45 PM   #10
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4" or 6"
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:49 PM   #11
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any problems with install
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:41 PM   #12
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4" no, the usual DW problems, but the track bar was loose.
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Old 08-31-2007, 06:01 PM   #13
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The only problem with the 4" lift, that I have noticed, is the drop brackets get loose after a while. Stay on top of the bolts, that come with the kit, and just check on things, every once and a while.
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The only problem with the 4" lift, that I have noticed, is the drop brackets get loose after a while. Stay on top of the bolts, that come with the kit, and just check on things, every once and a while.
I inserted spacers to fill the gap at the old Track Bar location and its never come loose again
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sorry for the hijack (sort of)...if i get my money refunded i'll be going with rc kit.. i'm curious how good are the control arms that come w/ the rc lifts?
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Old 08-31-2007, 06:59 PM   #16
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They are as good as can be expected from a nonadjustable greasable arm. They are strong, you will likely break the welds on you axle housing before you hurt these things.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:35 PM   #17
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the pic on the rough country website shows it comes with adjustable control arms on their x series
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would you say that quality of components is as good as RE or full traction stiff ride doesn't bother me and did you actually get a full 4"
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any one have the x series
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the regular II kit is non adjustable lower control arms. But how about the bushings on the ends? I've heard teraflex bushings are horable since they wear out fast and are trash.. what about rc?

as full traction goes.. forget it... it's hell to talk to them. Today i called in 3 times, the 1st time they told me they will call me back in less than 20 minutes.. waited 40.. no call then called again.. some one picked up and said they will transfer me to another agent and they hung up on me, then right after i saw i got hung up on i called again and they told me to wait and will call me within the hour. that was at 5pm my time.. now its 648 and still no call.
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would you say that quality of components is as good as RE or full traction stiff ride doesn't bother me and did you actually get a full 4"
Hell no! You get what you pay for, RE has engineered their kit all the way through for wheeling. They have trail time with kits. RC engineered an economical kit that will get you 4"s higher. I do not have the X series kit on my jeep so I can't say anything on the quality.
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I had the X-Series lift. IMO I'd save up until you can afford something better. Sagging springs, squeaky control arms, crappy sway bar end links and really firm shocks. It takes a lot of replacement parts to make that lift complete. If I could've done it all over again (back then) I would have probably bought the 4" FT with the 3-link rear.

If you go cheap on your lift you'll regret it. Save up and do it right the first time.



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I had the X-Series lift. IMO I'd save up until you can afford something better. Sagging springs, squeaky control arms, crappy sway bar end links and really firm shocks. It takes a lot of replacement parts to make that lift complete. If I could've done it all over again (back then) I would have probably bought the 4" FT with the 3-link rear.

If you go cheap on your lift you'll regret it. Save up and do it right the first time.



Sorry 4Point I couldn't take it any longer.
Scout, I know the kit on my jeep is not very good by comparison to a $1000.00 + kit. Its like comparing apples to oranges. This is a BUDGET kit and it works. I'm OK with it. Down the road when I can afford it I buy a good kit and it will not be a crappy short arm kit of any brand.
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All I'm trying to say is - do it right the first time. There's nothing wrong with a stock Jeep. Nothing. You'll be much happier if you wait, save your money and do it right the first time. If waiting and doing it right the first time is going to a LA lift then so be it. You may have to learn how to drive it and wheel it but you'll also have a couple of grand in your pocket too by skipping the SA.

If you just want to stick your Jeep up in the air and put some bigger tires under it then the RC lift will do that. Will it perform well on the street and off road? You guys will have to decide that for yourself. I already made my mind up about that.
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I've been real pleased with my RC 4 inch kit. I put spacers in the drop brackets for the track bar when I installed it. Nothing has came lose yet. Seems to ride softer than stock to me. I would buy another one if I ever needed another 4 inch short arm kit. I agree that the welds on the axle housing would give up before the control arms will. Good bang for the buck.
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hmm any one actually tried running air bags instead of springs? Adjustable hight and hardness might be a good thing when offroading wouldn't it?
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http://www.performancesuspension.com/TruckAirSuspen.htm
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All I'm trying to say is - do it right the first time. There's nothing wrong with a stock Jeep. Nothing. You'll be much happier if you wait, save your money and do it right the first time. If waiting and doing it right the first time is going to a LA lift then so be it. You may have to learn how to drive it and wheel it but you'll also have a couple of grand in your pocket too by skipping the SA.

If you just want to stick your Jeep up in the air and put some bigger tires under it then the RC lift will do that. Will it perform well on the street and off road? You guys will have to decide that for yourself. I already made my mind up about that.
Well at least you had one on your jeep and you're speaking from experience. Others speak from rumor's they heard on a forum.

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I've been real pleased with my RC 4 inch kit. I put spacers in the drop brackets for the track bar when I installed it. Nothing has came lose yet. Seems to ride softer than stock to me. I would buy another one if I ever needed another 4 inch short arm kit. I agree that the welds on the axle housing would give up before the control arms will. Good bang for the buck.
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Old 09-01-2007, 01:47 AM   #30
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i was planning on buying a more expensive kit like a RE or FT and just came across the rough country x series and it seemed to have all of same components as the more expensive kits i was just wondering if it performed as well i think i will go with one of the more expensive kits

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