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Old 08-27-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
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Skyjacker 4" lift vs. Rough country 4" lift

I am debating between these 2. Because they are in my price range and look like good kits for the price. So what do you guys think?
which do you like better/ is better road and offroad quality and comfort?
Anyone got any pics of a Jeep with 4" lift...
Any advice will be appreciated.

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Old 08-27-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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I have heard the Rough Country 4" coil is extremely rough riding. FYI They have a 3.75" kit that is the 2.5" coil (great ride) and a 1.25" body lift. Wouldn't need an SYE/CV drive shaft that route either. I have no experience nor have I heard anything about the Skyjacker.

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Old 08-27-2010, 07:07 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure what causes the rough ride in the ROUGH country lift is there shocks. I've read many post that they have some extremely stiff shocks and after they've changed the shocks it was a much better ride.
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The rig I'm picking up next week has a Rough Country Lift. It's pretty rough. I am going to sub in some Skyjacker Hydros
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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i just went with a friend of mine to pick up a blazer with a 6" sky jacker lift and on the way home the ride was awsome i mean like my jeep w/o lift if not a little better but that is a blazer...
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:47 PM   #6
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I love my RC 4in "X" lift
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:51 PM   #7
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Just put rough countrys long arm 4 inch kit on my 02 tj this last week. Doesn't ride bad at all. The tires I put on make a big difference. I put on a set of goodyear wrangler mtr's . (33x12.5's) a bit pricey but nice riding and not loud.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:56 PM   #8
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I have a 4" rc and they Suck not sure about skyjacker but i am sure it is better
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:02 PM   #9
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i have the rough country 4" lift. if you go that route, buy a set of rancho 9000's and the ride will be good. also, buy an adjustable trackbar.
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i have the rough country 4" lift. if you go that route, buy a set of rancho 9000's and the ride will be good. also, buy an adjustable trackbar.
Why do I need an adjustable track bar? Doesn't it come with track bars...
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:09 PM   #11
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The rc 4" lift comes with hydro 8000 shocks.. Are those better than the 2.2 performance shocks?
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:22 PM   #12
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no the rough country 4" lift doesn't come with adjustable trackbar. Rough country's adjustable tracbar is only $100 and does a great job for less money. i bought one when i bought their 4" lift. it will be money well spent. trust me.
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What will the adjustable trackbar help with? I don't no Very much about them.
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What will the adjustable trackbar help with? I don't no Very much about them.
Raising the jeeps suspension will offset the axles. They will stick out a little more on one side. The adjustable track bar will allow you to recenter the axle.
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I have a Skyjacker 6" lift on the TJ. I know it's not the 4" lift your looking at, but I haven't had any issues with the lift and the ride is decently smooth. Don't know much about the Rough Country stuff, other than most people in the local Jeep scene would probably poke fun at me for having a Rough Country lift. I say go with the Skyjacker!
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Im gonna jump in and ninja a question, I am thinkin about getting the RC 4in lift as well. Front or rear adj track bar? or both?
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The rc 4" lift comes with hydro 8000 shocks.. Are those better than the 2.2 performance shocks?
From my experiences, don't pay for the gas shocks from RC. I heard they're made for a heavier rig than the jeep and tend to give a hell of a rough ride. the hydro shocks are ok.

I have the gas shocks on my YJ and they are pretty rough, but I have a whole different configuration so my opinion really isn't relevant.

all in all, I love my RC lift. For the money you can't beat it and their customer service is excellent I've heard.
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I had the short arm rc 4inch lift for 5years I recently installed 4inch rc longarm with 2.2shocks adj.track front and rear,running 35/12.50km2 flex is awsome great company to deal with service is great and helpful
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Im gonna jump in and ninja a question, I am thinkin about getting the RC 4in lift as well. Front or rear adj track bar? or both?
Both axles get pushed to the side with any suspension lift. An adjustable length track bar on the front and rear works best for recentering them both. But when $$$ is tight, you can get away with installing a rear trackbar relocation bracket instead of an adjustable length track bar. It may not perfectly recenter the rear axle but it gets it close enough that you won't notice the difference. Pretty much any suspension lift manufacturer makes relocation brackets for the OE rear track bar.

For the front, it's really best to just bite the bullet and install an adjustable length track bar to get the front axle centered after installing a suspension lift.

Don't forget to set the toe-in immediately after installing a suspension lift.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:16 PM   #20
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just wondering, i heard the rearends are not toatally center from factory true or false
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just wondering, i heard the rearends are not toatally center from factory true or false
That depends on how many decimal places it has to centered to for it to be considered centered. For all intents and purposes, the Jeep's axles are centered when they leave the factory. But as the suspension/shocks cause the suspension to move up/down, that moves the axle side-to-side. With a micrometer, no it's not centered. With your eyeball and for how well it needs to be centered when it leaves the factory, it's centered well enough.

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