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Old 03-07-2013, 08:09 PM   #31
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I put the RC 3.25" on my Jeep last week and I'm fairly pleased. I bought/bartered for it used on Craigslist so for $25 I can't really complain. I got an alignment done before I took it out on the road, but man it is REALLY SQUIRRELY. I'm sure that has something to do with not having a sway bar or rear shocks! (broke all the upper shock bolts, fixing that soon) As for the shocks (front), they seem to ride well and aren't as harsh as I'd read about and they are a LOT beefier looking than the stock ones. I cleared 33 x 12.5 Cooper STT's using 1.25" wheel spacers and no rubbing yet. Someone mentioned that the shock has those rubber bumpers that take the place of a bumpstop- that would mean all that force would be put on your shock mounts and I wouldn't advise that. I am going to get longer bumpstops before I wheel it. As for the brake lines, mine had slack at full droop, however my rear axle breather will need to be lengthened, so check that too. Also, I HAD to use a strut compressor to install all four coils during my install so have one handy. Good luck!!!
About the rear diff breather hose, I just installed a 4 inch currie lift and i didnt have to extend my rear breather hose. I just went behind the drivers side tire by the gas cap and under the tub there will be some plastic there by the corner you can pull to expose the fuel line to the gas tank and you will see the breather that comes up and you can pull it down to compensate for the lift. Good luck, Joey.

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #32
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Only problem wait that is if you wheel where there's lots of water and mud you just put your diff breather that much closer to the water and mud.

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:21 PM   #33
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Only problem wait that is if you wheel where there's lots of water and mud you just put your diff breather that much closer to the water and mud.
yeah thats true maybe one day i could extend it but im not too worried about it right now.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:22 PM   #34
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yeah thats true maybe one day i could extend it but im not too worried about it right now.
Yeah. Wasn't saying its a huge issue (because the tranny breather will go under before it will) but its something to consider. And you will probably also have to lower the front as well.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:26 PM   #35
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Yeah. Wasn't saying its a huge issue (because the tranny breather will go under before it will) but its something to consider. And you will probably also have to lower the front as well.
yeah i didnt know the tranny one would hit before because i have never seen where it is, thanks for the info man. And i dont think we had to mess with the front it probably pulled down itself from by the radiator.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:46 PM   #36
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yeah i didnt know the tranny one would hit before because i have never seen where it is, thanks for the info man. And i dont think we had to mess with the front it probably pulled down itself from by the radiator.
Well I should say it's dependent upon your year, engine, and tranny. But most are at about the height of the bottom of the door.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:44 PM   #37
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PS and 2003, do you have any good pics of your jeeps? How do you guys like your lifts? Any info about them would be great!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:57 PM   #38
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Crappy pics but its the DPG ultimate kit (w/out bl and mml installed yet). I love it. Great ride. Sitting on 33x12.50 mtr's w/Kevlar
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:04 PM   #39
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About the rear diff breather hose, I just installed a 4 inch currie lift and i didnt have to extend my rear breather hose. I just went behind the drivers side tire by the gas cap and under the tub there will be some plastic there by the corner you can pull to expose the fuel line to the gas tank and you will see the breather that comes up and you can pull it down to compensate for the lift. Good luck, Joey.
Thanks for the tip. I will look there tomorrow.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #40
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Dont get it wore out in 9months shocks are terrible to, buy 2in coils or coil spacers and 1.25in body lift will do better than that crappy thing
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:39 PM   #41
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Update, I have installed the rear shocks and it drives a LOT better. It is stiff, like many have complained about- however that stiffness allows me to run without any sway bars. I'm still satisfied, but if I had paid full price for this setup I would wish for softer rear shocks. Also, my front axle is off center and I am looking for an adjustable front Trac bar. Still, it seems durable.
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Does anyone have a picture of how a rear shock is suppose to look when sitting on level ground? I am looking a 03 Rubicon and the shock looks too long with only a few inches of play. It appears that it would bottom out easily. Trying to negotiate with the seller and show him how it's suppose to look.
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Does anyone have a picture of how a rear shock is suppose to look when sitting on level ground? I am looking a 03 Rubicon and the shock looks too long with only a few inches of play. It appears that it would bottom out easily. Trying to negotiate with the seller and show him how it's suppose to look.
Here is a picture of it. What do you think?
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Here is a picture of it. What do you think?
As already stated on jeepforum, get reading....
bumpstops, shock length, and tires size. help me iron out the fuzzy points.. - JeepForum.com
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

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Old 03-29-2013, 10:47 PM   #45
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So rather than do what you typically do and just take the time and look up the link and pics why dont you just help the fella out?
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So rather than do what you typically do and just take the time and look up the link and pics why dont you just help the fella out?
That's what he's doing. The links he posted have plenty of info to help him. That, and their discussion on JF earlier today.
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So rather than do what you typically do and just take the time and look up the link and pics why dont you just help the fella out?
my response was nothing out of the ordinary.
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my response was nothing out of the ordinary.
Your response was fine and the link is very helpful. Thank you. I am having a hard time finding a picture of a similar setup that I can show the seller. I have searched all over and am having a hard time finding it. He thinks it's fine - his wife drives it and has only put 15,000 miles on it in 3.5 years. Just trying to show him how it is suppose to be.

He bought it with the lift already installed and he has no clue - like I would have had no clue but thankfully these forums came to the rescue!
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Has anyone had problems getting the bottom gears after lifting? 2nd, 4th and Reverse are barely reachable. Top gears are fine but I have to hold the shifter all the down and keep holding or it will slip out. Help
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Has anyone had problems getting the bottom gears after lifting? 2nd, 4th and Reverse are barely reachable. Top gears are fine but I have to hold the shifter all the down and keep holding or it will slip out. Help
Try taking the shift boot off
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Try taking the shift boot off
I'll give it a shot. Thanks
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:39 PM   #52
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Lots of new insights....

I purchased a RC 3.25 to lift my 98 TJ...

First, I'm new to jeeps. I had one in the past, but this is the first one that I've taken the time to work on. Fixed the body and repainted, tires, rims, etc. Decided that I want a lift. More so just to level out the front and rear of the jeep. The lift was just a bonus. I needed new shocks and springs anyways.

My experience overall has been good. It's a seemingly decent kit. I did get an upgraded shock (Skyjackers) I don't know if that's a good shock or not, but they are working.

Here's some of the things I ran into that no one seems to mention. If they do, I haven't found where...

1. Replace every single bolt you remove. Rough country has you "reuse" some of your existing hardware. Most of when are T55 Torx head bolts. Torx is shit. Any hardware store carries Grade 8 HEX HEAD replacements for all the bolts removed. I also replaced the all the shock mounting bolts. Again, you can fight with all the rusted, crusted, shit bolts, but for about $20 you can replace all of the screws with new ones. INFINITELY easier to put back on.

2. Your front sway bars won't just "come off" like the instructions say. They are press fitted (possibly by Thor himself) into the joint. You will find horrible advice like "use a pitman puller. Use a pulley remover..." NO, NO, NO, and NO... Find a BALL JOINT SEPERATER!!!! The end. 3 taps with a hammer and mine came out after 3 trips to Harbor Freight to buy useless tools that couldn't possibly do the job.

3. I read this here and agree... Don't drill the hole to relocate your track bar unless your jeep needs it. I drilled the hole, but there was no way my track bar was going to move over to put the screw threw..

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4. I used 3 spring compressors to put the new front springs in. You can fight it in with 2, or you can make it easy with 3. Just my opinion.

Anyway, I hope that helps someone who is fighting with their lift like I did mine.

I started on the front. Drivers side corner took 7 hours including 5 trips to the tool store (sway bar....grrrrr).. Passanger corner took about 40 minutes.

I'm going to do the rear end tomorrow.
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Just a side note because Rough Country seems to get little love around here. I was talking to a guy who repairs and modifies Jeeps and has been for many years, he is an RC dealer. He runs RC components on his personal Jeeps and he "Beats the shit out of them." He has had no problems and considers RC to be good quality and RC has a lifetime warranty on all their components. He also said their shocks are not the most comfortable but has had very few complaints from his customers. Just wanted to share some interesting information I got today, as always YMMV.
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My lift upgrade will be pieced together. I have a OME 2.5" now that's awesome and a 1.25" BL. My needs an wants have grown sooo custom lift here we come!

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