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Old 03-26-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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well damn to many decisions

I was looking at getting a rough country 2.5-3.75 lift but Im not finding many good reveiws on it. On the other hand I am finding lots of good reveiws on the Old Man Emu lift kits but they are about two-three hundred $ more. I dont do much serious offroading mostly cruising down beach trails and some light medium trails. What are yalls opinions on these or do you know of something better. I just want something thats going to last and I wont have to worry about if I have to pay more than so be it although I would like to save money thats why I am leaning towards the RC anyway lets see what you think.

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Old 03-26-2011, 09:27 PM   #2
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Old Man Emu is more expensive because it is quality stuff. A lot of people will chime in here that have the kit and they will tell you, its just a great kit.

I'm a big fan of building my own suspension just because I like being different and approaching the normal things in a different new way. So mine is being pieced together for the best set-up but I'm going to full-time wheelin' way. RC would probably do what you need it to do for sure, just OME is a quality kit.

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ZONE!!! Forum member AOR is an authorized dealer and can get you a 3" lift for the price of a RC lift. Zone is good quality and comes with everything you need. I just installed one and was very impressed.

Check out their site Quality Offroad products factory direct | Zone Offroad Products

This is my second Jeep lift to install and for the $$ you really get a great deal.
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Im in the same boat as you. I've been doing a lot of research the past few months and also thought about the RC kit. A lot of people ride with RC kits and love them. The reasons they had a lot of negative feedback was because they had problems with the bushings failing. Although I believe the new X-Flex kit has a new bushing type thats suppose to fix this issue.

I kept on switching between a high end lift kit (currie) and a few other mid grade lift kits like RC and zone. I also wanted to save as much money as possible, but I always go back to wanting to purchase the currie lift kit because it has all the parts needed and I wouldn't be worrying about small thinks like bushings failing.

I guess I follow the rule of doing it right the first time.

p.s I havn't checked on the price of the X-kit, but If interested the currie kit will run about $2000 for the kit, shocks, and brake lines.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:42 PM   #5
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2Gs for the Currie lift...Yikes! That's a lot but it's good stuff. For light wheelin and weekend fun that wont break the bank, here's what I bought for my project TJ: 3" Zone lift, 3/4" front spacers, JKS front trac bar, steering stabilizer, cam bolts, 4-15x8 Black Rocks,4- 33x12.50 GY MT/R Kevlars, total price after GY and Tread lightly rebates... About $1800 for lift, tires and wheels. Allen's Offroad and Discount Tire. The lift should be here next week, wheels will be two weeks out.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:07 AM   #6
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yeah i looked at the currie and they are out of my budget big time. Definatly going to check out zone i have been reading good things about their stuff thanks for the info.
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For what it's worth, I'm on the RC 3.75 combo lift, and I put it through some fairly rough times, granted it's mostly mud/soupy stuff as there aren't too many rocky trails around here, and it's holding up really well. If you plan on mostly beach cruising and trail riding, I'd say it would serve its purpose well.
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I was looking at getting a rough country 2.5-3.75 lift but Im not finding many good reveiws on it. On the other hand I am finding lots of good reveiws on the Old Man Emu lift kits but they are about two-three hundred $ more. I dont do much serious offroading mostly cruising down beach trails and some light medium trails. What are yalls opinions on these or do you know of something better. I just want something thats going to last and I wont have to worry about if I have to pay more than so be it although I would like to save money thats why I am leaning towards the RC anyway lets see what you think.
OME is high quality stuff. RC isn't. The price reflects the quality & longevity.

I run the OME kit. I saved my money till I could afford to buy the quality stuff, with spring rates tailored to my rig's setup. A downside for the OME kit is it doesn't include the necessary 1.25" rear bumpstop extensions, it only includes 0.8". But don't worry, setting the bumpstop extensions will only cost another $10 or so.

A 2.5" lift alone is a great setup for 31s & gains a lot of suspension travel. If you want to run larger tires, you'll need some other mods...body lift and/or more bumpstop extension.

Also, check out the RCD kit. They offer a 3" lift kit thats about the most complete i've seen, and with the included Bilstein shocks you can't go wrong.

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