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Old 07-03-2010, 10:39 PM   #1
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Rough Country 2.5''

Ok so im buying a Rough Country 2.5'' lift for my 02 wrangler and im just wondering if there is anything else i need to buy with it? I know i need a rear track bar bracket but is there anything else?

Also any extra advice on easy ways to install it would be great thanks

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Old 07-04-2010, 03:47 AM   #2
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Rear bumpstops and Id go ahead an add the 3/4 spacers up front.

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+1 to the spacers up front.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:39 PM   #4
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+2 on the spacers....I just installed the RC 3.25" (2.5" suspension with .75" spacers). Easy to do and adds alot.
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why the rough country 2.5? i hear nothing but issues, id say keep the customer service number on your phone
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:25 PM   #6
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why the rough country 2.5? i hear nothing but issues, id say keep the customer service number on your phone
What issues? Im perfectly happy with mine. And I have found a lot more good reviews then bad(from people who actually have them) not somebody who heard about some guy who had problems with it from a friend of a friend.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:22 PM   #7
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If all your getting is the coils, shocks, and body lift kind of stuff you'll be golden. I run the 2.5" RC coils now and actually prefer them over the OME kit I had. I still have the OME shocks however and have not tried the RC ones.

So stop posting about how much they suck until you try if for yourself... And with the jeepforum discount, it's also one of the cheapest kits you can get.
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I put the RC 2.5" on my 06 and thought it was great. The only thing that I would have gotten was a rear track bar bracket and a front adjustable track bar. It shifted the axles a bit, but not too bad.

I now have an 07 Rubicon Unlimited and am most likely going to go with RC once again for their 4" JK kit.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:51 PM   #9
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I put the RC 2.5" on my 06 and thought it was great. The only thing that I would have gotten was a rear track bar bracket and a front adjustable track bar. It shifted the axles a bit, but not too bad.

I now have an 07 Rubicon Unlimited and am most likely going to go with RC once again for their 4" JK kit.
Have you read anything about that one? I have seen more than once where people have said the 4" TJ kit rides very rough. Just curious if the JK's were the same.
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Ya im ordering the rear track bar bracket with it but i didnt know it would shift the front axle too.

Also jwm1986 what is this about a jeepforum discount? How do i get that?
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Yessssss more info on this jeepforum discount!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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well just look at the jeep forum thread, saggy springs, rear shock setups with 2 inches of uptravel, leaky shocks.... but hey they will replace everything as often as you need it.
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Im about to order my 2.5" too... Im gonna get the rear track bar but how big of a difference will it be if I dont get it? or is there anything else I will need. Jeep is a daily driver as well too so nothing to extreme or that isnt needed.
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i just installed a 2.5" on my jeep a couple of weeks ago. i also bought the rear track bar bracket but did not install it. reason behind this is if both axles are off center correct just one seems point less as it will seem like your driving sideways slightly. so I'm going to hold off till i can do the front at the same time. i also recommend not even bothering with trying to undo the front shocks at the top. it will just spin, i spent 2 hours trying till i gave up. 2 min with a saws-all later and i had them both off. also get some pb blaster and start soaking a week before you start. and if you don't want to disconnect the track bar grab some strut compressors as well.

make sure you seat the coils right the first time. i have one not sitting in the groove and it keeps banging on the bump stop holder and is driving me nuts!

anyway enjoy it! i'm loving mine, but i still need tires.
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Go join JeepForum and go through the vendors list and you'll find everything you need. I can't openly tell you how to do that from another forum!
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RhcSavage21 ill probably just do the same as you and wait until i can afford the front adjustable track bar before i install the rear one

Thanks for the input everyone im gonna order the lift in a week or two ill post pics when i get it installed
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why the rough country 2.5? i hear nothing but issues, id say keep the customer service number on your phone
have had mine for 4 months offroad many times and beat it pretty hard. everything is still perfect and flexes great.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:58 PM   #18
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bulletproof, what size tire are you gonna run? if you're gonna run 33's then i'd go with the 4" lift. i installed the 4" a little over a year ago and have had no problems. i also installed the adjustable front track bar. i'm running 33's on my 2000 tj.
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Im running 32's rite now it does ok stock so i figure it will be good with this lift
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Well i installed the lift yesterday and didnt think about all the shops being closed on weekends so i have to wait till monday to get it aligned...other than that i think the lift looks great it wasn't very hard to put on either just had to have a couple of buddies help with a little persuasion on the front springs and rear trackbar

Ill post some pictures in a few days when i get my camera back
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Well i installed the lift yesterday and didnt think about all the shops being closed on weekends so i have to wait till monday to get it aligned...other than that i think the lift looks great it wasn't very hard to put on either just had to have a couple of buddies help with a little persuasion on the front springs and rear trackbar

Ill post some pictures in a few days when i get my camera back
If you were able to install the lift then you are more then mechanicaly inclined enough to do the alignment yourself. I did my own after installing the RC 3.25" kit and have not had any issues. It only takes about 30 minutes. I even had the jeep up to 80 on the highway yesterday for about 10 miles. Here is a great write up.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:33 PM   #22
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Solman i tried aligning the front end like you suggested and couldnt get it close enough so i took it too the shop and got it aligned...but i am still having problems with the front end wobbling like crazy everynow and then...i know its not my wheels they are balanced out, the mechanic i talked to suggested a new steering stabalizer shock so im about to order that but do yall have any other ideas on how to fix that problem?
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Even wheels that are balanced to zero can wobble. Sometimes a bad alignment or bad shock or whatever will cause irregular wear on the tire causing it to get slightly "out of round" ... I have had that problem in the past. If your tires are pretty fresh I wouldn't think it to be the problem however.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:38 PM   #24
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Make sure that the track bar in the front is nice and tight. It should not have any play in it. If your lucky it may be as simple as replacing the track bar bushing. The steering stabilizer will help, but if something else is causing the wobble the stabilizer will only hide it until the stabilizer wears out (much faster then normal) and you will be back where you started. Did you read the sticky at the top of the forum on "death wobble"? If not check it out there is some good info in there.

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I saw this thread and decided to check out RC's site. They have two 2.5 inch lift kits, a basic one that comes with springs and shocks and then an extreme one that comes with springs, shocks, upper and lower CAs, adjustable front trackbar, rear sway bracket and quick disco front sway bar. The basic package was $300 or something and the extreme package was $1K. Is the extreme package worth it?

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