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Old 07-16-2007, 06:29 PM   #1
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Rough Country Suspension Lifts

Has anyone noticed the lift kits being sold all over ebay advertised as 4" Rough Country Suspension Kits? The kits supposedly contain everything including shocks, drop pitman arm, brake relocation brackets, etc. They all seem to be the same price from all the different sellers - $429.00...various shipping prices. I have 2 questions...
1 Why do they cost so much less than all the kits in say "Quadratec", or "4wdHardware"? Are they cheap junk possibly? Or maybe not true "4 inch" kits.

2 Has anyone purchased one of these kits and do you like it?

I am considering buying one...who doesn't like to save money?...but I've always subscribed to the saying, "you get what you pay for", and am a little suspicious of the price. Any input is certainly appreciated.

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Old 07-16-2007, 11:19 PM   #2
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Not trying to bash RC in any way. I put their 4" lift on my 94yj and this is what the front springs look like after less than 1000 miles, keep in mind I have some extra weight sitting up front.


Wether its from the extra weight, tightening the the shackles to their specs, or a fault in the springs themselves not sure.
Will also say that RC is replacing them after jumping through a few of their customer hoops. FWIW

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Old 07-16-2007, 11:26 PM   #3
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I have that lift on my TJ. Its a great Budget Lift. The shocks need t be replaced OME shocks. You said it yourself, you get what you pay for. I like my lift but I'm no "hard core" rock crawler. Also it is a true 4" lift.
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I have heard good things about the newer RC lifts. They have made some changes in the last couple of years and I think they are making better stuff. I bought my RC lift about five years ago and wasn't really happy with it. The springs are very stiff and the shocks have since been replaced. Again, I think their new stuff is much better. I'd go for it.
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I have heard good things about the newer RC lifts. They have made some changes in the last couple of years and I think they are making better stuff. I bought my RC lift about five years ago and wasn't really happy with it. The springs are very stiff and the shocks have since been replaced. Again, I think their new stuff is much better. I'd go for it.
bought mine around christmas last year. I was told somewhere(after the fact) of course NOT to tighten the shackles to the specs in the instructions as it wouldn't let them move and cause the springs to bend.
IIR the specs were like 65# at the frame eyes(back) and 55# at the shackles.
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My buddy has a rough country 4", They ride like absolute shit compared to my 3.5" OME lift......

He cut the helper spring (smallest leaf) out and they still ride the same.... Stay away from rough country
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:06 PM   #7
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Good info...Think since the most hardcore off-roading I do is trekking across the management area during deer season, I'll probably try it...I like the price compared to 6 or 7oo+ dollars others cost minus shocks and or pitman arms, etc. I will research the torque specs, however, and keep and eye on the springs...thanks for the heads up. I just didn't want to buy it and and then ask and have everyone say "oh yeah, they're junk...you didn't know that"...thanks
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:26 PM   #8
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Do not buy that kit! Bought mine new June of 06 after it was suppose to be fixed. A year later after the lift has collapsed I have a trimmed tub to make my 33"s fit, changed the spacer to try and get my driveline angle close to normal and had my tranfer case rebult due to that bad angle. It is also believed to have caused the damage to my rear axle. All this to be fixed in the very near future. Spend the extra money for a different brand.

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