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Old 05-04-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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Rough country lift?

Is this a good lift or is it just cheap?

I'm wanting to run 33 or 35 and want to be able to ride simi smooth down the road but also go crawling.

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Old 05-04-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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You might want to try the search function, either in the forum or in google if you want many many results from a great many forums. This exact topic has been covered a few thousand times.

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Old 05-04-2014, 08:58 PM   #3
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Just cheap. No good.
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Cheap. It will work, but there are way better options out there. Do it right the first time. Trust me, I am currently paying for the things the PO did to my jeep...rough country was one of them
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They suck don't even bother buyin it. They're cheap. Wayyyyyy better options.
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I've never heard anything good about the RC kits.
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Do it right the first time. Give Dirk a call:

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I'll dissent here. Why not...someone has to.

I run a Rough Country 2.75" suspension lift with a RC 1.25 body lift on my TJ. I'm running the RC 2.0 shocks. Given the TJ's shorter wheelbase, it's rough (hey, it's in the name) but not THAT much worse than stock. It's a TJ, it's not supposed to be that smooth.

In my JKU, I'm running a RC 2.5" suspension lift with the RC Performance 2.2 shocks. It's a *little* rougher than stock, but it rode like a velvet glove to begin with. The longer wheelbase helps that, the better shocks help that, it's just a good ride.

We have a 30 mile 24" natural gas transmission line going through this area. The 400+ trucks that moved in here to support that crew are all serious about their off road capability and they have money to burn (Union employees...even the guy standing in the road with the flag makes $60 per hour....) Almost every one of them are running Rough Country lifts, and they love them. I take that as a pretty decent endorsement -that's ALL these people do.
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I'll dissent here. Why not...someone has to. I run a Rough Country 2.75" suspension lift with a RC 1.25 body lift on my TJ. I'm running the RC 2.0 shocks. Given the TJ's shorter wheelbase, it's rough (hey, it's in the name) but not THAT much worse than stock. It's a TJ, it's not supposed to be that smooth. In my JKU, I'm running a RC 2.5" suspension lift with the RC Performance 2.2 shocks. It's a *little* rougher than stock, but it rode like a velvet glove to begin with. The longer wheelbase helps that, the better shocks help that, it's just a good ride. We have a 30 mile 24" natural gas transmission line going through this area. The 400+ trucks that moved in here to support that crew are all serious about their off road capability and they have money to burn (Union employees...even the guy standing in the road with the flag makes $60 per hour....) Almost every one of them are running Rough Country lifts, and they love them. I take that as a pretty decent endorsement -that's ALL these people do.
Union employees...even the guy standing in the road with the flag makes $60 per hour....) Almost every one of them are running Rough Country lifts, and they love them. I take that as a pretty decent endorsement -that's ALL these people do.


^^^ this has nothing to do with quality. RC is bottom of the barrel. Springs sag, shocks suck.
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I'll dissent here. Why not...someone has to.

I run a Rough Country 2.75" suspension lift with a RC 1.25 body lift on my TJ. I'm running the RC 2.0 shocks. Given the TJ's shorter wheelbase, it's rough (hey, it's in the name) but not THAT much worse than stock. It's a TJ, it's not supposed to be that smooth.
Now there's an endorsement.... Get a good lift and it will drive better than stock.
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Why UPGRADE your suspension to get a WORSE ride?? Do like me, research research research and buy quality components. Don't cheap out on suspension.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:37 PM   #12
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I second the OME endorsement. Get quality components, in the long run you'll be glad you did.
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AEV not is not a bad choice. I have never heard anyone say they regret installing one.
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Union employees...even the guy standing in the road with the flag makes $60 per hour....) Almost every one of them are running Rough Country lifts, and they love them. I take that as a pretty decent endorsement -that's ALL these people do. ^^^ this has nothing to do with quality. RC is bottom of the barrel. Springs sag, shocks suck.
I respectfully disagree, but I'm happy with what I have. I spend a lot of time hanging out at my local shop, and the union guys have money to burn. They're off road every single day. They skimp on nothing. If they thought the more expensive lifts were worth it, believe me, they'd buy it without blinking.
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I found a Ranch Long Arm 4inch good price
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Thanks for all the advice
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Rancho not ranch lol
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I respectfully disagree, but I'm happy with what I have. I spend a lot of time hanging out at my local shop, and the union guys have money to burn. They're off road every single day. They skimp on nothing. If they thought the more expensive lifts were worth it, believe me, they'd buy it without blinking.
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Teraflex is smoother than stock. Costs more. I love it. Not the reason for my post though. Crackheads got money to burn. So does Donald trump. Who cares? Like I want either of them touching my jeep. Enjoy your Stuff. People are people. Union or not. When I was union you would have a 50/50 chance the guy working on your house wasn't high. Retarded reasoning. I've never seen an re kit but union guys buying them means nothing.
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I have run RC lifts, springs and components for over 4 years, I wheel hard, I don't care about "how it rides", my butt ain't delicate, if it 'rides too rough' your spending too much time at the mall and not enough in the rocks. RC has stood up to a lot of abuse (mostly in the forums) and they have had some issues back around the turn of the millenium but they addressed them and made corrections when needed. If your shocks suck it's because you didn't bother reading about what you were getting and ordered the 2.2 instead of the 2.0 (for serious off-roading you need the 2.0, the 2.2's are for the curbs at the mall, it's not horsepower, higher numbers aren't always better). I have run a few RC lifts, and have built my own system from primarily RC components. What you have to remember is that NO LIFT KIT IS COMPLETE ! ! ! If you can't be bothered to read and research then you deserve to spend 5x as much for the same bent pieces of metal or you can expect to get the wrong components for what you want. Your lack of research doesn't make RC products bad, it makes your decision making skills bad. Period.

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I have run RC lifts, springs and components for over 4 years, I wheel hard, I don't care about "how it rides", my butt ain't delicate, if it 'rides too rough' your spending too much time at the mall and not enough in the rocks. RC has stood up to a lot of abuse (mostly in the forums) and they have had some issues back around the turn of the millenium but they addressed them and made corrections when needed. If your shocks suck it's because you didn't bother reading about what you were getting and ordered the 2.2 instead of the 2.0 (for serious off-roading you need the 2.0, the 2.2's are for the curbs at the mall, it's not horsepower, higher numbers aren't always better). I have run a few RC lifts, and have built my own system from primarily RC components. What you have to remember is that NO LIFT KIT IS COMPLETE ! ! ! If you can't be bothered to read and research then you deserve to spend 5x as much for the same bent pieces of metal or you can expect to get the wrong components for what you want. Your lack of research doesn't make RC products bad, it makes your decision making skills bad. Period. - An RC owner and user.
So rough rides are better if your butt is used to rough rides? (Not inquiring) And if you don't want a crappy ride on and off road, rough country is not what your looking for? Makes since. Thanks
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I have never had a problem with my RC parts at all, but i dont do any extreme mudding and no rock crawling. My jeep is a DD and i enjoy the ride on the road and when i do go on the trails its a nice ride (for me).
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So rough rides are better if your butt is used to rough rides? (Not inquiring) And if you don't want a crappy ride on and off road, rough country is not what your looking for? Makes since. Thanks
Since what? How do you get a 'crappy ride' when your off-road? Off-road is bumpy, it's rough, it's rocky and uneven and not smooth, that's what off-roading is. maybe you would be happier in a H3, they ride WAY better than a crappy riding Jeep, even when they are stock, or, even better, lift a Navigator or an Escalade, I bet the off-road ride in one of those is sick, I bet you could even take off all the doors and pretend it's still a Jeep.
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I have never had a problem with my RC parts at all, but i dont do any extreme mudding and no rock crawling. My jeep is a DD and i enjoy the ride on the road and when i do go on the trails its a nice ride (for me).
How does it compare to stock on road. Same, worse, better? What size lift? Am curious. Heard nothing but Rough as a description even from last supporter saying basically I (and other non sore butt lovers) mall crawl because I don't like my butt sore.
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Since what? How do you get a 'crappy ride' when your off-road? Off-road is bumpy, it's rough, it's rocky and uneven and not smooth, that's what off-roading is. maybe you would be happier in a H3, they ride WAY better than a crappy riding Jeep, even when they are stock, or, even better, lift a Navigator or an Escalade, I bet the off-road ride in one of those is sick, I bet you could even take off all the doors and pretend it's still a Jeep.
Owned this Jeep 14 years since new. I'll pass on all those and the sore butt. Enjoy off roading and random trails I find and it's pretty smooth man I LOVE it. Hope to have it until I die. It's my daily driver as well. I have to throw my son to his car seat lol but he likes it. Got a harbor freight trailer I put together for when I want to carry more. Ya I got a smooth ride. Maybe you need the escalade. .
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Junk!!!

Don't waste your time. Save your money and get something different. Just steer clear of
rough country. I have a 3.25 lift from them and within 4 months, three struts were leaking and two sway bar links are junk.
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Don't waste your time. Save your money and get something different. Just steer clear of rough country. I have a 3.25 lift from them and within 4 months, three struts were leaking and two sway bar links are junk.
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I've beat my rc lift for a long time, with no issues. I would buy it again.Most people who say stay away from them have never ran one.
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Ah my daily lift thread read.....

I did research and spoke with a bunch of people who had RC and I didn't get any reviews that made me want to skimp. That's why I stayed clear of them.

If union members tell eachother how to vote for a president, who says they wouldn't tell eachother what lift to buy? Do your own research ........says the ex-Union engineer (I didn't wave flags, nor was I foolish with hard earned money.....ok, the second thing is a lie).
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I have a RC lift that come on my TJ. I can't say about the shocks or sway bar stuff as I have different shocks and a Currie anti rock. The control arm bushings were worn to pieces, I called RC and of course it was a model they didn't make bushings for anymore. The RC guy offered me their new and improved control arms for 25 bucks each. I have no complaints and can only complement their customer service.

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