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Old 05-18-2009, 11:55 PM   #1
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Question Which lift to go with out of these 2?

Hey guys, I really enjoy this site, great members, great information. I have a question regarding lifts though. I really wanted the 2.5" progressive coil lift from rough country, but for another 70 bucks you can get the 3.25 inch lift. My question is would I need to add anything other than just putting the lift on? I read that the 2.5 lift you dont need a "SYE" if someone could explain that to me that would be great also. Also would I need a different drive shaft too? Just wondering if it's worth the extra 70 bucks but at the same time not get myself into a headache with other parts after the lift.
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An SYE is a Slip Yoke Eliminator. It replaces the rear output shaft of the tcase with a shorter beefier unit that allows you to run a longer CV style driveshaft. If/when you go this route you'll need to have adjustable upper control arms so that you can set your pinion angle to point at your TCase.

In regards to the 2.5 vs the 3.25 it's hard to say if you'll get excessive vibes. Some have to use the TCase drop for a 2" lift and others don't for a 4" lift. It all depends on the vibes and your level of irritation should you have driveline vibes.

What size tires are you wanting to run?

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I have the rubicon 17" rims with 32"' BFG mud terrains. no extreme rocks, just mud and sand for this guy. Does that help? Thanks for the quick reply also.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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I would personally go with the 3.25 inch lift. You'll be much happier and it's definitely worth the extra $70. You also get more with the lift like the rear trackbar bracket and new sway bar links. As a side note though, unless you continuously run with a lot of weight in the back end, I would not install the rear 3/4" spacers. It sits level without them. Also, in the instructions it says to drill a new hole for the front track bar, I didn't have to do this either nor did most who installed this lift. You shouldn't need a SYE for the lift, It comes with a transfer case drop which should eliminate any driveline vibrations you might encounter. I had almost none.

The ride is great and almost if not better than stock.
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do you need a sye with np241
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:48 PM   #6
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Sorry for the long delay on posting. Thanks for the help TJ311. Does anyone else have this kit? Or does anyone else have and input if you need to do anything extra after installing the 3.25 that you don't have to on the 2.5?
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i have their 4" kit and have been very pleased. it looks like the only difference between the 2.5" kit and the 3.25" kit is a .75" spring spacer and extended sway bar links. a little more install time, but nothing major.

their sway bar links make disconnecting EASY.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:19 PM   #8
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Thanks for the reply, but I still want to know if I have to get a sye or anything else that you would not have to install on the 2.5 lift? If there is a bunch of extra things I need to do on the 3.25 kit that I wouldnt have to do on the 2.5, I will go the 2.5 route. But would like the extra lift if I can get by with nothing major to change out except the addition of the spacers.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:47 PM   #9
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I have purchase the 2.5 from Rough Country. If you purchase the 70 more lift you will be spending more on other parts. Start with the 2.5 then upgrade later if you still want more.
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What other parts will I be exactly needing to update that I wouldnt on the 2.5?
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:13 PM   #11
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Nobody has ran this lift opposed to the 2.5?
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:46 AM   #12
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it's just a body lift to go with the 2.5.
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I don't believe its a body lift. Its basicly a small BB on top of the 2.5. Is it not?
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:48 PM   #14
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Wow its hard to believe that nobody has ran this lift opposed to the 2.5 or does not know if anything additional is required for this lift...
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Man,lol Id just ask Rough Country stright up
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Rock 4x lift all the way.
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Whats 4x lift?
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Thanks for the reply, but I still want to know if I have to get a sye or anything else that you would not have to install on the 2.5 lift? If there is a bunch of extra things I need to do on the 3.25 kit that I wouldnt have to do on the 2.5, I will go the 2.5 route. But would like the extra lift if I can get by with nothing major to change out except the addition of the spacers.
So let me get this straight, it's the same lift, but one just comes with a couple of spacers?

If that's the case, just get the spring lift. Spacers are cheap, and who knows what's going to happen. I have 3" springs, but I have 3/4" spacers in the rear. I don't like mine sitting level because when I put my hard top on, it squats, and if I put my basket on the back for camping it squats even worse. With my soft top on, it has a factory looking rake to it.

If you need other parts you can buy them later, but don't waste your money on spacers you may or may not need at the moment. You can always do a motor mount lift and body lift to clear bigger tires and get rid of some vibrations, IF you decide to do that later.

Hold your fingers up and measure about 3/4". Is that worth $70 to you?
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I just bought the 2.5 my self but I wont be able to put it on for a couple of weeks I will be on Vacation I will update you when I get a chance.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:37 AM   #20
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Chris, thanks for the input, I appriciate it. And yes I think another 70 bucks for almost another inch is worth it. BUT I want to know if I have to add a bunch of other parts after installing the extra 3/4 inch of a lift opposed to the 2.5. I really like the idea of another inch but if I have to dump a bunch of other cash into other parts I'll go the 2.5 route. I'm still waiting to hear from someone who has installed the 3.25 lift before I order one of them.

Razorbackrider, please let me know how your lift install goes.
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Chris, thanks for the input, I appriciate it. And yes I think another 70 bucks for almost another inch is worth it. BUT I want to know if I have to add a bunch of other parts after installing the extra 3/4 inch of a lift opposed to the 2.5. I really like the idea of another inch but if I have to dump a bunch of other cash into other parts I'll go the 2.5 route. I'm still waiting to hear from someone who has installed the 3.25 lift before I order one of them.
I didn't buy my lift as a kit, I pieced it together with mostly parts I wanted. I don't know what this one you want comes with. The only thing I would say you have to have are the sway bar links.

You can drill and tap your front brake lines lower down on the frame in the front as a way to extend them.

Drill the hole for the front track bar, then the rear track bar bracket will work for the back.

Stock arms will be fine for now.

Use fender washers to lower your t-case.
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alright J33P hope im not to late. I have the 3.25'' lift from RC and i really enjoy it. the lift is a complete lift with a t-case drop to eliminate vibes. So, no there is no need to buy a SYE kit or a new driveshaft or extended lines or anything. I would say if you go any higher than 3.5'' total then thats when that stuff is needed. If you plan on taking this lift on some extreme stuff with the flex to the maximum then this extra stuff wouldnt hurt. But I do moderate off roading and some hefty trail rides and it is fine with no vibes on the street. This is a great lift for the price and for the amount/ type of off roading im doing. Only thing I have seen is that you get what you pay for...on the back side a have 7.5'' from the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender and about 5.5'' in the front due to the engines weight. They do a decent job of comepensating for the torque to the passenger side but its about 2'' difference back to front. You can not feel any difference nor does it compromise any of the driving abilities. I am getting the JKS adjustable coil spacers in the front to level it out if your picky like me. But i have been looking around at all jeeps with the same amount of lift and it seems most jeeps/trucks do sag a bit in the front due to the engine....so its normal. Hope this helps...if not....i can try again!
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hey J33P

x2 on this post... i have the RC 2.5 lift.. its great i love it.. but.. wish i had more lift.. if your looking AT 2 or 2.5 then GO with the 3.25 Kit..
i dont have any vibes and looks cool but like i said, wish i went bigger, should have gone with the 3.25



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alright J33P hope im not to late. I have the 3.25'' lift from RC and i really enjoy it. the lift is a complete lift with a t-case drop to eliminate vibes. So, no there is no need to buy a SYE kit or a new driveshaft or extended lines or anything. I would say if you go any higher than 3.5'' total then thats when that stuff is needed. If you plan on taking this lift on some extreme stuff with the flex to the maximum then this extra stuff wouldnt hurt. But I do moderate off roading and some hefty trail rides and it is fine with no vibes on the street. This is a great lift for the price and for the amount/ type of off roading im doing. Only thing I have seen is that you get what you pay for...on the back side a have 7.5'' from the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender and about 5.5'' in the front due to the engines weight. They do a decent job of comepensating for the torque to the passenger side but its about 2'' difference back to front. You can not feel any difference nor does it compromise any of the driving abilities. I am getting the JKS adjustable coil spacers in the front to level it out if your picky like me. But i have been looking around at all jeeps with the same amount of lift and it seems most jeeps/trucks do sag a bit in the front due to the engine....so its normal. Hope this helps...if not....i can try again!
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Yeah go to the Rough Country site and go to live chat. I used it the other day amazingly fast response.

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