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Old 04-11-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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2.5 or 4 inch lift, pics if u got em.

I've got a 92 YJ with 31 inch tires and I want to lift it soon. I'm on a tight budget so i'm most likely looking into the rough country lifts. my problem is I don't know if I should go with the 2.5 inch lift or 4. I feel like the 2.5 might not be enough and the 4 would be too much. would appreciate some pictures so I can compare the two.

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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4 inch rc lift. No bl or shackles. Going to 33s soon

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4 inch rc lift. No bl or shackles. Going to 33s soon

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If those are 31s, I see why you would want 33s.. it makes em look pretty small
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Here is a 2.5" RC on 31's. I actually gained about 4" and a neat little driveline vibration.



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If those are 31s, I see why you would want 33s.. it makes em look pretty small
They are actually 28s lol. Im doing 33s cause of lift.
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Here is a 2.5" RC on 31's. I actually gained about 4" and a neat little driveline vibration.



I like how much lift you have with the 2.5, I've heard from a few sources you can order the 4 inch kit but with the 2.5 springs, you get more, for almost the same price.
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When you get ready to buy, be sure to contact some of the vendors on this site and call RC directly. At the time, Ryan at RC gave me the best deal, but others have done as well with vendors.
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When you get ready to buy, be sure to contact some of the vendors on this site and call RC directly. At the time, Ryan at RC gave me the best deal, but others have done as well with vendors.
I paid 440.00 shipped to my door on here via jeephut. Saved me from buying from rc.
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I paid 440.00 shipped to my door on here via jeephut. Saved me from buying from rc.
I paid RC $405 shipped for the lift, then I upgraded the shocks and added a steering stabilizer and sway bar disconnects. $476 total shipped with the jeepforum 10% discount.

I didn't check at the time, but I wonder what JeepAddOnsChris could sell it for if he sells RC lifts.
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I paid RC $405 shipped for the lift, then I upgraded the shocks and added a steering stabilizer and sway bar disconnects. $476 total shipped with the jeepforum 10% discount.

I didn't check at the time, but I wonder what JeepAddOnsChris could sell it for if he sells RC lifts.
Ahh nice. I want to do some discos. How much they usually run for? Not trying to jack thread.
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Ahh nice. I want to do some discos. How much they usually run for? Not trying to jack thread.
$30, and Ryan had no problem extending free shipping, but I will say that they fit together kinda loose and rattle a bit. Low price, compromised fit.
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Ahh alrighty lol ill look into them after wheels. Gf complains jeeps too high. Just wait till the 33s go on.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:24 PM   #13
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Mine. 2.5" RC lift, 1" boom shackle, 1" body lift, fender flares raised an metal trimmed out about an inch or so there. 32x11.5 bfg km2s.






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Old 04-12-2012, 06:42 AM   #14
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I have a Rubicon express 4" with 2" shackles and poly body mount 1" and it clears my 36" tsl sx's with a minor fender trim in rear.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:41 AM   #15
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here is mine... just did a 2" BDS suspension lift and put on duratrac 31s. Im pretty sure i got over 2" of lift from the lift but i didnt measure anything... i still have to put on MORE 5/8" lift boom shackles. but you can get the idea lol.

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:47 AM   #16
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Not sure what the lift is.. It was already lifted when I got it. Tires are 35s.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:03 AM   #17
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my black yj is 4in rc lift, and 33in BFG mud terrains. with some fender flare trim copied YamJams idea :x the red tj is 4in lift and 32s.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #18
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Here's mine I have a 4" RC Lift, 2 Body Lift with 33's. with TJ flares and metal cut little more then an inch. Just bought my 8.8 once I get that installed Ill be adding a 1.5" Boomerang shackles and 35's with a SYE.



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Old 04-12-2012, 09:47 AM   #19
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I have a 4" Susp lift and I have some 33's on it.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:51 AM   #20
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #21
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Is that your dad's Jeep Big? Love the stance and wheels.
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yeah thats the one I did last year after he got fed up with his rubi lol.....actually we took the tires and wheels of it and put others on it before it went bye bye
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this is my jeep with the 4" rough country suspension lift with 31's but i am moving up to 33's here soon
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:30 AM   #24
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Alright, i've decided, since 33s aren't an option in the near future, just trying to salvage what gas economy I have ill be keeping the 31s and getting the 2.5 lift cuz it looks proper, doesn't dwarf the tires. And probably a half inch lift set of boom shackles, thanks for the help guys.
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2-1/2" RE lift with 31's



same with TJ flares



with 1"BL and 33's

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Heres mine with 1" shackles and 30" tires



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Here it is with 4" RC and 1" shackles 30" tires



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4" Rc Lift and 33's

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So I think the trend is to put a 2 - 2.5" for 31's, and 4" for 33's. Plumber, do you like your RE?? They are on sale now at 4wd.com. Looks like a complete kit. Any issues?
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So I think the trend is to put a 2 - 2.5" for 31's, and 4" for 33's. Plumber, do you like your RE?? They are on sale now at 4wd.com. Looks like a complete kit. Any issues?

Thats what the manufaturers recomend mostly so it's what people do.
There is lotsa ways to clear 33's with only a 2.5" lift though.

I hope to run 35-36's someday with only 2.5" SUA lift springs.
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I have a 4cyl running 30's. I got the 2.5 rough country lift and it made a huge difference. one reason I later figured out is because your stock springs are sagging below what stock levels would be. Then you raise to stock then up the additional 2.5 inches. In short your Jeep will raise about 4 inches. Look at the thransfer case drop kit it is about $40. You will want this cause you will have some initial drive line vibrateion
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