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Old 07-20-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Rough country II vs Rustys 3" basic

Which would you choose?

From my findings..I've heard RC is really rough .. if i install OME shocks will it ride better than rustys? Basically RC comes with control arms so that's pulling me towards RC (are they worth it?) but i've also heard Rusty's has really soft ride (high priority) so thats pulling me the other way.


RC - http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_tj_4.html
$520
Front and rear coil springs
front and rear lower control arms
solid tubular transfer case drop kit
front and rear track bar drop brackets
swaybar links
power steering pitman arm
RC Hydro 8000 series shocks

Rustys - http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_tj_kit
$460
Front and Rear 3" Coils
Drop Pitman Arm
Transfer Case Drop Kit
Extended Rear Sway Bar Links
Rear Trac Bar Bracket
Rusty's Hydraulic Shocks

Another lift around that price range? Please share.

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Old 07-20-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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If I HAD to choose, it would be the Rough Country.... but if I had the option I'd go with some one else.

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but who??
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:27 PM   #4
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but who??
RubiconExpress or Full-Traction - I understand that he's trying to keep it cheap, but I wouldn't want to halfass anything on my DD.
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:31 PM   #5
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How do RE and FT ride?
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:28 PM   #6
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Hows that one? http://northridge4x4.com/proddetail.php?prod=FTS-7503

(i know gotta get shocks separate but it comes with a new trackbar so thats better..)
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:28 PM   #7
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have you looked at the ft 3" lift? I'm getting it and have heard good things about it.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:30 PM   #8
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ya thats it you can get it cheaper.
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flowmaster40,hpd30 with aussie locker,currie upper joints,4.88's, lca skids,chromo shafts,vanco brakes,d35 with super 35 and arb locker,re 4.5" springs,currie arms,re front uppers,Re shocks in back,walkerevens shocks up front, Re track bars with currie jj joints,anti rock,ss brake lines,re rear sway bar links,jks 1.25" bl and mml,bfg 35x12.5 km2's,craiger soft 8's,ome steering stabilizer,currie hd steering,rockmen front bumper,emp tank skid,lots more too.
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I ran the rustys' 3" basic a few year back. Rode very nice. Flexed well, and did fine off road. I added a 1" BL to get a bit more room for the 33's. I also have a front adj track bar. Over all I was pleased with the lift.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:43 PM   #10
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How does FT with their hydro shocks ride or with any shocks? Comparing to stock ride here..
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:59 PM   #11
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I heard with the right shocks it rides nice. Don't know about the ft shocks. I'd like to know how they ride.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:11 PM   #12
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Just talked to northridge and they said FT 3" rides softer than stock with the hydro shocks that come with the lift.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:55 PM   #13
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The RC lift is a good starter lift. It'll allow you to run 33-34's. Pair it with some OME shocks and you'll be fine. If you ever decide to upgrade later to some high end components you can do it piece by piece.

I have no experience with BDS but web wheelers always seem to say good things about them. I don't think you'd go wrong with either one.
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:40 PM   #14
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Just found FT kit for 580... from Quadratec. Hmm Quadratec is cheaper than Northridge?
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:52 PM   #15
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Northridge has free shipping.
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:29 PM   #16
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I have the Rough Country lift.It gave me 4" of lift,maybe more.I like it.The shocks do ride a little rough for a bit,but it gets better.I have a two year old and never hear any complaints from him.My wife tends to complain b/c she is used to a lower center of gravity and a soft ride.
To me personally,a jeep was not meant to ride real smooth.
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JeepGuy about that rough country lift.. Does it ride rougher or softer than stock?

Scout, northridge is about the same price 623 but its 2 weeks backordered.

580 + 44 shipping.. 624 at quadratec and they should have it now...
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Ummm...I'd make sure Quadratec has it now. I quit ordering from them because of that same sh!t. They say they have it in stock and they don't. Personally if I were going to buy anything Full Traction I'd buy it form David @ Northridge. He's the top FT dealer in the country and he's the guy to talk to if you ever have any problems. If you ever have a problem with FT they won't be any help to you. The only bad things I've ever heard about FT is their customer service. David @ Northridge doesn't seem to have the same problems that Joe Public has.

I say order it from Northridge and wait. It'll be worth it in the long run.
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your tires will look very small with 2" BL + 4" suspension lift.
and with good looking tires (35s ithink) your TJ will be very slow - you´ll want to regear. that all costs much money.

you asked for a good ligft? i would go with the 3.5" RE with bilstein or OME shocks.
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In the US 3 + 2 = 5.
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In the US 3 + 2 = 5.
the RC lift in the link above has 4":
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_tj_4.html
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He's talking about the FT now.
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haha for a while i will be driving it with the lifts on my stock 30s

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6" lift with 30s:



looks "a bit" funny...
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6" lift with 30s:
looks "a bit" funny...
haha i will take pics when mall crawling
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it will look ugly for a while, but you´ll have enough lift for 35s then:



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JeepGuy about that rough country lift.. Does it ride rougher or softer than stock?

Honestly,people say that they ride a little rougher than stock,I really like the way it rides.Also,I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it to you,but get a steering stablizer.Make sure you align it up.I did my alignment myself,no tire wear and seems to be good. Saves cash and it is easy to do.I don't know about the other lifts b/c I bought mine from a local 4x4 shop and RC is what they suggested,but they come with all the instructions and everything you need except tools.
Get a set of torx bits up to 60,I think.
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no way i would get the 4" lift unless you plan on doing sye/cv and rear adjustables with it. personally, if you just wanna run the 35's i would just do a 2" suspension lift. really simple and you can clear 35's with proper bumpstops (since you already have 2" BL)

my vote is towards the 3" rustys.
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well i got an 3" FT kit.. received my shocks today.. they still havent sent me the rest of the lift (springs trackbar and rest of the smaller stuff)

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i wish you that the other things will arrive as fast as possible.
i´m waiting for my stuff about 1.5 months now.

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