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Old 11-26-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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Question rough country 4" series II lift. help??

can you guys tell me what you think about this lift . i want to run 33s and use it for on and off road. not really rock crawling. i already know about the upgrading of the shocks. just want to know about kit. or if there is another 4in kit i should go with around up to 700 THANKS

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700 bucks won't get you too far with a 4" lift. I'd recommend considering a 1" BL and a 2" BB to clear the 33's. I'm not saying there aren't 4" kits out there for that price, but not a kit that I'd want to install on my Jeep.

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Old 11-26-2009, 10:31 AM   #3
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looking to go with straight 4in kit. what should i be looking at. also why not rc not good or what?
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:31 AM   #4
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also what is a bb lift
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:45 AM   #5
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A bb lift is a budjet boost. Basically coil and shock spacers, works very well and keeps stock ride. The problem with rc is that it uses poly bushings. They make for a real rough ride on road and no flex off road. You will get flex out of it but only after you take it out and hammar it a good bit to destroy the poly bushings but then the on road ride becomes interesting because the control arms can move around. On top of the kit you will also need a front adj track bar. Really if your looking to fit a bigger tire and get more ground clearence I would go with the bb and a 1.25 body lift. That combo will fit 33's and is problably the most reliable you can get for less than 700 when all is said and done.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:52 AM   #6
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well if i got to spend more then so be it. i would like a 4in kit and just like to know what is a good one and the way to go.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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should i stay away from the rc 4in kit or what
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:31 AM   #8
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Yea, definitely stay away from the RC 4in. lift, they're cheap from what I've read.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-l...ews-25145.html

Check out this thread, the top review is a 4" kit that he likes. Three down is a review for the RC kit.
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If your looking for around 4inches of lift and willing to spend around $700 or more like you say do it right the first time that was my mistake. i went with a bb and 32"s and a bl and i regret it so much i wish i would of just got the Rubicon Express 3.5 standard kit with 33's. RE7002 - TJ/LJ 3.5" STANDARD SYSTEM - Rubicon Express
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:54 AM   #10
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what about shocks and arms
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:53 PM   #11
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This is an example of a good complete*** kit. Keep in mind you'll still need a SYE (for non Rubi) and a CV driveshaft . . . factor in another 500 bucks and then add a decent set of shocks . . . 250-300 bucks and you'll have yourself a nice 4" set up. All you need is another 1800-2000 bucks plus whatever you decide to spend on new shoes. That really basic RE kit that was posted...just springs, bumpstops, links, etc would be an okay set up to buy and build on. I'd steer cleer of RE Control Arms and any others that are using non OEM style poly or rubber bushings. I prefer Joints on both ends, but have had good luck with OEM bushings . . . but the hourglass nonsense from RE and all the others with Poly bushings are pure crap.

http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=1237
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I know a lot of people hate the RC lift. I have this lift and for the price of straight budget lift I think it does the job. I run 33's on there and I do have a SYE and I got adj. uppe control arms. The total I spent for the lift, SYE, driveshaft, upper control arms, was about $1300. I still have the stock shocks they are a bit stiff but so far so good. I might be getting the 2.2 down the road. I am wheeling this lift pretty bad with no issues. I am sure there are better lifts. Do some research and ask people that have it. Also instalation and how well you take care of your stuff it key. Just putting the lift on with no SYE, etc, you will have problems but you might not if you do the TC drop, I didn't. Oh I also put on a RE fron Adj. track bar. First I relocated the stock TB with no issues but I just wanted to do it right.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:51 PM   #13
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how about the zone 4in. vs the rc 4in
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:49 PM   #14
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rough country kits sag within a year...there springs flatten out on the bottom
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do not get a rough country lift or tough country...nothing but junk

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