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Old 04-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Suspension Lift questions

I am looking to replace my Rough Country 2.5'' suspension lift with a 3"-3.5" suspension lift soon...this is my DD but I take it off pretty much every weekend..what do yal prefer...thanks

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Were you happy with your RC 2.5? They make a 3.25 that's not bad IMO.

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Were you happy with your RC 2.5? They make a 3.25 that's not bad IMO.
Well since it was my first lift..yea..but now that I have a job and can afford something better quality and that rides smoother...i'd like to upgrade it!! also the RC lift I have is it is already starting to sag in the front...
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Were you happy with your RC 2.5? They make a 3.25 that's not bad IMO.
The 3.25" is just the 2.5" with a .5" spacer on the coil

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Well since it was my first lift..yea..but now that I have a job and can afford something better quality and that rides smoother...i'd like to upgrade it!! also the only complaint I have with the RC lift I have is it is already starting to sag in the front...
Maybe try some new shocks first then replace the coils?
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Well since it was my first lift..yea..but now that I have a job and can afford something better quality and that rides smoother...i'd like to upgrade it!! also the RC lift I have is it is already starting to sag in the front...
How long did you have it and what type of wheeling did you do? I ask as I've had my RC 3.25 lift on for about a month now... I wheel almost every weekend - mild rock crawling - nothing too extreme...
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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The 3.25" is just the 2.5" with a .5" spacer on the coil



Maybe try some new shocks first then replace the coils?
yea I was thinking of doing this to because the shocks that came with my rc lift stink IMO...but I thought since its doing that..this would be a good time to upgrade.
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How long did you have it and what type of wheeling did you do? I ask as I've had my RC 3.25 lift on for about a month now... I wheel almost every weekend - mild rock crawling - nothing too extreme...
I've had it for about a year and a half and I do the same, just mild rock climbing with friends and sometimes we take them bogging.. I was thinking about doing the zone 3'' suspension but I don't know how much of a upgrade they'd be from the RC.
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haha thats how it is when I drive with the RC lift to haha thats why I'd like to upgrade...how are the savvy off road?
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haha thats how it is when I drive with the RC lift to haha thats why I'd like to upgrade...how are the savvy off road?
Really, really good. And equally as expensive.
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You can't really go wrong with the BDS 3" or Zone 3". They're both good quality and not too expensive IMO.
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I have the 2.5 RC and it rides nothing like the video. Maybe get an alignment and fix all the lose steering components on the front end before you make a video. Everyone downs RC, but IMO not everyone can afford a $2,000 lift. Some of us are on a budget and still want to mildly wheel our Jeeps so RC works just fine for what we can afford. Maybe in the future I can afford something better but not right now. If you want to upgrade I would suggest a Rubi Express or Black Diamond both middle of the rode kits. Thats what I'll get when I'm ready to upgrade.
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Really, really good. And equally as expensive.
I was on savvy's website...it looks like they don't sell the shocks and coils together so would I have to purchase them separate.. would I need anything else other than the shocks and coils...like extended bump stops
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I have the 2.5 RC and it rides nothing like the video. Maybe get an alignment and fix all the lose steering components on the front end before you make a video. Everyone downs RC, but IMO not everyone can afford a $2,000 lift. Some of us are on a budget and still want to mildly wheel our Jeeps so RC works just fine for what we can afford. Maybe in the future I can afford something better but not right now. If you want to upgrade I would suggest a Rubi Express or Black Diamond both middle of the rode kits. Thats what I'll get when I'm ready to upgrade.
I aligned it as soon as I got done installing the kit and it was still rough..I love my RC lift but since I am at the point were I can upgrade I think I am going to. I sure cant afford a $2,000 lift haha
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I was on savvy's website...it looks like they don't sell the shocks and coils together so would I have to purchase them separate.. would I need anything else other than the shocks and coils...like extended bump stops
Any lift is going to need bumpstop extensions. Longer than stock shocks is what necessitates extensions. But don't worry, they're cheap...under $30-40 front and rear if you know where to look.
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I was on savvy's website...it looks like they don't sell the shocks and coils together so would I have to purchase them separate.. would I need anything else other than the shocks and coils...like extended bump stops
Can't answer that as I only have a basic suspension myself. I think you can expect to spend at least $2000 or so if you go that route.
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Can't answer that as I only have a basic suspension myself. I think you can expect to spend at least $2000 or so if you go that route.
well this is what I think id do if I went that route
front and rear coil...Currie Progessive Rate Springs
front and rear shocks...Rancho RS9000XL 9 way Adjustable Shocks for TJ 4" LIft
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I have the 2.5 RC and it rides nothing like the video. Maybe get an alignment and fix all the lose steering components on the front end before you make a video. Everyone downs RC, but IMO not everyone can afford a $2,000 lift. Some of us are on a budget and still want to mildly wheel our Jeeps so RC works just fine for what we can afford. Maybe in the future I can afford something better but not right now. If you want to upgrade I would suggest a Rubi Express or Black Diamond both middle of the rode kits. Thats what I'll get when I'm ready to upgrade.
I have a 3.5" re super flex lift and all I can say is if you are willing to spend the 2k for the same stuff I have and expect it to perform as well as the 2k you will spend on the savvy kit, well I feel for you. Re was thought to be good 5 years ago when I got my stuff, but now I would not concider them for anything unless you get one heck of a deal on used.
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well this is what I think id do if I went that route
front and rear coil...Currie Progessive Rate Springs
front and rear shocks...Rancho RS9000XL 9 way Adjustable Shocks for TJ 4" LIft
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I ordered mine @ 10pm on a Thursday and had them by 11am on Saturday.

Savvy/Currie shocks are sweet too. One of the best upgrades I've done paired with the Ranchos I got from the site above.
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I have never been a fan of rough country. I have seen to often how the springs prematurely sag, the shocks are stiff and they don't give you much needed bs extensions. This ends up resulting in broken shocks, or worse.

However to be fair, they did recently get a new spring supplier. So who knows! Their quality could be improving. You could be their new guinea pig. Myself I'm going with the savvy 3" springs, due to my re springs sagging in the front.
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what about black diamond lifts...are they good...
Black Diamond 3" Suspension Lift Kit with AT Shocks for 97-02 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec
looks like it comes pretty complete.
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There are other ways to achieve 3 or more inches of lift that will leave your Jeep a nice driving vehicle, like a 2 inch OME with a small body lift. May cost a little more than some of the others but in the end it is worth it.
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I have never been a fan of rough country. I have seen to often how the springs prematurely sag, the shocks are stiff and they don't give you much needed bs extensions. This ends up resulting in broken shocks, or worse.

However to be fair, they did recently get a new spring supplier. So who knows! Their quality could be improving. You could be their new guinea pig. Myself I'm going with the savvy 3" springs, due to my re springs sagging in the front.
I think I am going to end up doing the same!! today I have been reading that they are very good on and off road..!
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It's easier to give a list of companies that make good springs then the ones that don't. Savvy/currie, old man emu, aev, bds and that's about it if you want a good 3" spring that will last more then a couple year. I know zone is a sister company of bds but the jury is still out on zone imo.
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There are other ways to achieve 3 or more inches of lift that will leave your Jeep a nice driving vehicle, like a 2 inch OME with a small body lift. May cost a little more than some of the others but in the end it is worth it.
To get the 3" with ome on a tj all you need is the zj hd front spring with a lj hd rear spring.

Although I'm also a big fan of 1" body lift's.
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It's easier to give a list of companies that make good springs then the ones that don't. Savvy/currie, old man emu, aev, bds and that's about it if you want a good 3" spring that will last more then a couple year. I know zone is a sister company of bds but the jury is still out on zone imo.
thank you for the list..those ome lifts are expensiveee!!
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thank you for the list..those ome lifts are expensiveee!!
If you really want to be frugal you can just get a set of jk stock takeoff springs and shocks and use those for about 3" of lift. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/did-...se-150213.html

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