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Old 01-13-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Rough country 6 inch lift ????? Anybody have any input?

I want a 6 inch lift And rough country seems to have everything I need out of a lift. Does anyone on here run a rough country 6 inch X series lift ?

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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Here's my input. Don't get a rough country lift. Why don't you save yourself some money and get a 3 or 4 inch lift with some badass fenders. That's what gets all the girls.

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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Why do you need 6" of lift? And rough country is not a quality brand.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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Here's my input. Don't get a rough country lift. Why don't you save yourself some money and get a 3 or 4 inch lift with some badass fenders. That's what gets all the girls.
girls... thats why we spend money on our jeeps
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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Looking to clear 35's with no body lift
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #6
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I already have a girl lol. I need 35's. the way I see it the only difference is in the control arms. I can upgrade those later if need be.
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Unless y'all know of any lifts that will clear 35's and is under $1200 for everything I need.
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Y dont u want a bl, I have a 4 inch lift and could prolly clear 35s but I plan on adding a 1.25 bl tummy tucking and changing the rear end before I go 35s.... o btw ur x series has a dana 35 which is not known for its reliability running 35s in its stock form, hell I broke mine runnin 33s and I'm easy on the skinny pedal
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A 4" lift with a 1" body and 1" motor will set you up for 35"s, gas tank skid, tummy tuck, and will keep your CG down.

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Y dont u want a bl, I have a 4 inch lift and could prolly clear 35s but I plan on adding a 1.25 bl tummy tucking and changing the rear end before I go 35s.... o btw ur x series has a dana 35 which is not known for its reliability running 35s in its stock form, hell I broke mine runnin 33s and I'm easy on the skinny pedal
He has an unlimited. It has a D44 rear. Look at his profile pic and name.. X series is the series of the lift.
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Looking to clear 35's with no body lift
A much (!) better solution for 35" tires than a 6" suspension lift is a 4" suspension lift with a 1" body lift. 5" of clearance is perfect for offroading with 35" tires and you get a significantly lower center-of-gravity with a 4"+1" than with a 6". 6" is just too tall for 35" tires. And there is absolutely positively nothing wrong with a basic 1" body lift... just avoid a 2" or especially 3" body lift.

Not to mention that a Rough Country suspension lift is the absolute last brand of suspension lift I would install on my TJ.
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I'm not sure what you are currently running but here are my thoughts.
The rough country kit is not going to take care of everything you need. You will need to factor in lower rear shock relocator brackets, a slip yoke eliminator, and a rear drive shaft. At that height you may need a longer front drive shaft as well. Additionally, if you are not working with a Rubicon you will want to invest in new chromoly front axle shafts and likely a regear to move the 35's along. If you decide to go with rough country prepare for a rough ride and components that will wear relatively quickly. You can clear 35's with a 4" Rubicon express super flex and proper bump stop adjustment.
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You can clear 35's with a 4" Rubicon express super flex and proper bump stop adjustment.
Because Rubicon Express's lift heights are significantly taller than advertised, RE's typically net about 1" over the advertised lift height. 5" of added clearance is what is needed for 35" tires.
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Because Rubicon Express's lift heights are significantly taller than advertised, RE's typically net about 1" over the advertised lift height. 5" of added clearance is what is needed for 35" tires.
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just installed a 4 inch rough country lift and im very pleased with it. Took a while but it was worth it.
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I need 35's. t.
Any reason why? Street queen or crawler or mud or trails?
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Any reason why? Street queen or crawler or mud or trails?
Mud and trails and sand.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:03 PM   #17
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Cv shafts that is. And then I'll beef up the rest as I go.
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lol the info I see on here is some true and some I think is BS. If you want to clear 35's the RC 4" lift will work I already had that lift and 35"s on the last jeep. The improvement RC has made in the last few years is crazy good. I would buy the RC 6" lift no questions asked if you do buy it you would not have to trim your fenders. As for the people who say RC is not a good lift let them answer the last time they had a RC lift on there jeep?
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Cv shafts that is. And then I'll beef up the rest as I go.
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As for chromoly front axle shafts I never bought any and wheeled the hell out of the jeep neither did I regear but I would regear for better MPG.
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I had a 4 inch rc lift on my last tj. I had no complaints. It was a little rough but its a jeep. I'm not looking for a smooth ride. Btw I appreciate all the input. Anything to help my decision process is appreciated.
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As for chromoly front axle shafts I never bought any and wheeled the hell out of the jeep neither did I regear but I would regear for better MPG.
You sound like a guy I used to know. His advice to me when I got my Jeep was to do a 6"long arm and 35"s. I told him that was to big and would cost to much for me since I would need to regear upgrade brakes and axle shafts. His response was "I didn't need to because he wheeled the shit out of his xj with 6" lift hacked and slashed fenders and a stock d30 d35 on 37"s".
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You can run 35s with rough country's 4in lift. Two of my friends have 35s on their TJs with the same 4in kit I have. I have 33s on mine, as soon as my Mickey thompsons wear out (99.9% tread left) I'm def going with some 35s
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You can run 35s with rough country's 4in lift. Two of my friends have 35s on their TJs with the same 4in kit I have. I have 33s on mine, as soon as my Mickey thompsons wear out (99.9% tread left) I'm def going with some 35s
Notice the word properly was left out.
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Another thought is coil spacers... I run a 4" pro comp and 2" pucks just bc I don't care for the look of a BL. I clear 35s with no problem and have a fair amount of flex
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Another thought is coil spacers... I run a 4" pro comp and 2" pucks just bc I don't care for the look of a BL. I clear 35s with no problem and have a fair amount of flex
And another bad idea...
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And another bad idea...
And why's that?
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And why's that?
Throws the geometry off plus shocks are no longer the right length, . Just to name a couple reasons
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I've run this set up on 4 jeeps all daily driven and 4 wheeled pretty hard and never had any issues with it. I mean don't get me wrong I'd prefer a true 6" lift but it's cheaper and don't have that gap between the frame and body.
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