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Old 03-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #31
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Seriously...are you guys falling for the magazine ads/marketing hype and cheap prices? How many "as seen on TV" Shamwows have you guys fallen for? RC must be doing something right to hook your money.

There are better lifts on the market to spend your money on! Sorry, I just don't trust Chinese steel (or bushings)!

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Will the 3.25 RC kit work well with 33inch tires or should I got to a 4 inch kit? I am looking at the 3.25 kit and was just curious to what comes with the kit do you have to buy extra parts? And the t case drop how much lower does the case go thanks!
Yup, thats what i have. The kit came complete. The t- case drop is about an inch. Most will suggest a mml rather than the drop which is what i plan to do.

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Yup, thats what i have. The kit came complete. The t- case drop is about an inch. Most will suggest a mml rather than the drop which is what i plan to do.
It works for what i do
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Okay, as rough country lift owner and supporter. You do not want any of their body lift. (Which is what is in the 3.25 kit) You want the 4" X-Series lift with Bilstein Shocks. That will give a decent ride for a decent price but if your control arms bushings fail, rough country will replace them. They have one of the best warranties and customer service I've seen on the market. Just be warned, it isn't the best or sturdiest lift, but it will deliver. Just be prepared to put a little money into it to make it worth it. (Like down the road swapping to JJs) If your not an over the top offroader, it'll do just fine!
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:11 PM   #35
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Okay, as rough country lift owner and supporter. You do not want any of their body lift. (Which is what is in the 3.25 kit) You want the 4" X-Series lift with Bilstein Shocks. That will give a decent ride for a decent price but if your control arms bushings fail, rough country will replace them. They have one of the best warranties and customer service I've seen on the market. Just be warned, it isn't the best or sturdiest lift, but it will deliver. Just be prepared to put a little money into it to make it worth it. (Like down the road swapping to JJs) If your not an over the top offroader, it'll do just fine!
No the 3.25 is spring/ spacer kit. The 3.75 has the body lift
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PO had put a 4" RC lift on my Jeep but as previously stated, the shocks in the kit were junk hydraulic based shocks. I just installed the Bilstein 5100's and ride is much improved. I also eliminated the TC drop and installed a SYE. All that said, the RC is a good entry level kit especially for the occasional light offroader and at a good price.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #37
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No the 3.25 is spring/ spacer kit. The 3.75 has the body lift
Oh whatever haha. Either way, you don't want it. Do it all suspension, or don't do it at all. (Unless your compensating for a winch)
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Oh whatever haha. Either way, you don't want it. Do it all suspension, or don't do it at all. (Unless your compensating for a winch)
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(Unless your compensating for a winch)
huh? added weight is something you compensate for with springs of the proper spring rate and length...

and there is nothing wrong with a 1-1.25" body lift. Lot's of people do that for better tub clearance for things like high clearance gas tank skids, t-case skids, motor mount lifts, and the possibility of less bumpstop extension requirement for a specific tire size.
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huh? added weight is something you compensate for with springs of the proper spring rate and length...

and there is nothing wrong with a 1-1.25" body lift. Lot's of people do that for better tub clearance for things like high clearance gas tank skids, t-case skids, motor mount lifts, and the possibility of less bumpstop extension requirement for a specific tire size.
True. But if your on enough of a budget to buy RC, then you likely won't have the money to throw at new springs. Spacers are just a good alternative that won't dramatically affect it's ride quality. I just hate body lifts, they're a cheap alternative to what you should do right and look crappy. Unless you want a high clearance skid. But this is all my experience and opinion. I'm no pro hahaha. But a body lift does have pros just don't go beyond 1.25 inches.
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TI just hate body lifts, they're a cheap alternative to what you should do right
Even if what you are saying about body lifts was true, that same argument could be used for your spring spacer idea. You're suggesting he introduce coil bind because you think a body lift looks bad.
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Okay, as rough country lift owner and supporter. You do not want any of their body lift. (Which is what is in the 3.25 kit) You want the 4" X-Series lift with Bilstein Shocks. That will give a decent ride for a decent price but if your control arms bushings fail, rough country will replace them. They have one of the best warranties and customer service I've seen on the market. Just be warned, it isn't the best or sturdiest lift, but it will deliver. Just be prepared to put a little money into it to make it worth it. (Like down the road swapping to JJs) If your not an over the top offroader, it'll do just fine!
I guess I don't understand the idea of buying "a kit" and then upgrade the weak parts, or "put a little money into it" leaving only the 4" RC springs remaining from the kit?

Why not just start off with good 4" springs to begin with for $349?
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True. But if your on enough of a budget to buy RC, then you likely won't have the money to throw at new springs.
well, based on what i've read, there's probably a few people that would say if you do buy RC you're more likely to have to throw money at new springs...while replacing everything else too...

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Spacers are just a good alternative that won't dramatically affect it's ride quality.
actually, the proper springs will ride better. springs that are too soft will cause you to bottom out a bunch more because they can't hold the weight during axle cycling....and adding a big spacer on top will just lead to coil bind and wearing out the springs even faster.

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I just hate body lifts, they're a cheap alternative to what you should do right and look crappy.
that's your personal opinion.....but don't provide bad technical advise because of how YOU feel something looks.
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Look at TeraFlex lifts. I've gotta 4" long arm with 33" BFG km2 and have had 0 problems. I used to have a Skyjacker lift and it bent my frame.
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Well that's your opinion, my jeep drives and rides amazingly. And I like how the RC kits coils are stiff offroad and Bilstein shocks feel on road. Sorry you disagree with my technical advice, doesn't make it wrong or bad. Just means we have differing opinions. No need to try and belittle me. I will agree you can make it work with the right combo, I'm just not a fan. Neither is anyone in my club. BL should always be the icing on the cake if anything. Also this forum is sharing opinions and advice based on personal experience (unless your a pro) Sorry mines different.

To the OP. RC makes a sweet 2 1/2 lift that looks marvelous on 32s and with 4.5" of back spacing you'll be squared away with less than 2" sticking out. I had it for awhile, loved it! Lots of compliments.
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So will a 3.25 kit work good with 33 inch tires or would a 4 inch kit be better I'm just a high school kid paying for all of this so what's the most bang for my buck I do light offroading nothing to extream
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So will a 3.25 kit work good with 33 inch tires or would a 4 inch kit be better I'm just a high school kid paying for all of this so what's the most bang for my buck I do light offroading nothing to extream
Sure it will, its exactly what i have as i stated earlier. I just do light off roading as well. I run 33 12.50 15's. im happy with the ride and it is much more stable
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How much back spacing do you have and is the transfer case drop noticeable? Do bump stops need to be bought it does the kit come with them? Thanks
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How much back spacing do you have and is the transfer case drop noticeable? Do bump stops need to be bought it does the kit come with them? Thanks
3.75" backspacing on my wheels. Yes its noticeable but most will tell you to upgrade to a MML later which i plan to do. It doesnt come with extended bump stops but im not to worried about it because i just cruise around on old logging roads, no serious off roading.
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Thank you for all your help! Ill look into the MML are you running mud tires or all terrains
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Thank you for all your help! Ill look into the MML are you running mud tires or all terrains
I run the red letter general grabbers
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Thank you ill let you know how it all turns out
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How did everything turn out with your lift??
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Buy a RC lift if you want your teeth to shake out and your neck to snap.

The best thing I did to my Jeep was to remove the PO installed RC lift "kit" and install a mix of Currie arms, TF springs and Rancho RS9000 shocks. More articulation, smoother ride.

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