|09-16-2014 08:55 AM|
|crash007||Here are some more pics. This is just the rear done and you can see the amount of lift on the first pic. The other is a comparison next to an '07 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner with 2" spacers|
|09-16-2014 08:51 AM|
1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5 4 Cylinder
Rubicon Express Standard 2.5" lift with shocks
I did not measure, but wish I did. A buddy of mine who was helping me out thought they (4wd.com) sold the wrong springs because they are more like 4" springs once put on.
The drive is great! I can tell a pretty significant difference in the ride, smoother, and able to absorb shocks better on the road. I haven't taken it off road and had the rears done one weekend and did the fronts the following weekend.
We ran into a lot of issues taking off the stock springs and shocks with bolts seizing up. I had sprayed PB Blaster on it for 3-4 weeks (2-3 days apart) going through 2 cans of the stuff which helped. Instructions from RE were terrible! He had prior experience and we were able to Google things we were unsure of.
The springs are still breaking in. They will be a little noisy for a few weeks. I would buy them again. I really love the height and I already have 31s that just need to be mounted and balanced. I do recommend air tools, rubber mallet, a BMF hammer, a good size torque wrench and an extra metal bar to use for added torque for those seized bolts. Also, we cut the front U bolts off because of corrosion was so bad.
|09-15-2014 08:32 PM|
|JMO69||Any ideas on getting a softer ride on the street? I've got pro form shackles that give me 3" lift and a 1"body lift. It's my Daily Driver and the potholes in RI SUCK!!! It's like BAM! BAM! BAM! everywhere. Should I remove a leaf? Get new shocks? Different/relocate shackles? The angle is kinda straight up and down.|
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|06-30-2014 07:23 PM|
|stampede88jeepyj||it seems like rough country is the way to go. I'm looking to get the 4.5in Jeep X-series Suspension Lift Kit (Military Wrap Springs) for mine. Has anyone installed this lift? I mainly want to crawl around. How is the flex? Will I need anything else? Thanks|
|04-01-2014 04:32 PM|
On the driver's side, unhook the line from the caliper, lift it up over the shock tower and run it between the shock and the tower....then hook it back up and bleed it.
|03-31-2014 07:19 PM|
I didn't expect that with only a 2.5" lift, but I also have 1" of lift from the shackles, so I guess that put me over the edge.
I was able to bend the bracket holding the rear brake line on the frame which gave me more slack. Front brakes are ok for driving on the road, but at full flex it may be stretching it, so I am gonna get longer ones soon.
|03-19-2014 10:59 AM|
brakes and vibration
I am going to replace my u-joints to see if that helps the vibration. If not, I may need to lower the transfer case, but that seems unusual for a lift this small ... anyone else have to do that?
|03-18-2014 06:53 PM|
Lift: RC 2.5 inch kit w/ N2.0 shocks
1/2 inch boomerang shackles
Tires/wheels: 31x10.5x15 General Grabber AT2's
SYE: not yet
Installed the RC 2.5 inch kit just over a week ago and I'm very happy so far with the results. Also installed 1/2 inch greasable shackles and it flexes well. The Jeep had 2 inch "death shackles" on it prior to the lift install and shackle replacement and I gained just over 2 inches in the rear and 2 inches in the front, so with that said I gained about 4 inches over factory.
It was an easy install with the exception of a couple frozen/rusted bolts and the shock bodies in the rear don't hit the axle so no need for relocation brackets.
Would I recommend this kit? YES
|03-17-2014 04:51 PM|
RC 2.5 and Crown Shackles on 89 YJ
LIFT: Rough Country 2.5 inch lift kit with shocks. Paid about 470 with shipping.
SHOCKS: Whatever came with the lift - RC N2.0 I believe
SYE/CVD: Not yet
TIRES/WHEELS: 31" AT on 15x8 wheels
Likes: I gained 3.5 inches right off the bat but expect it to settle a bit. I installed this kit along with 5/8" boomerang shackles from Crown. It was complete and the instructions were pretty good, but I did a lot of research beforehand anyway. Everything went in as expected and my only problems were with a couple stuck bolts.
I did not need shock relocation brackets as the shock body did not hit the axle. The rear springs were already pre-built with the angled shims which I thought was a nice touch.
I left the track bars off and replaced my old sway bar bushings, end-link bushings, and steering damper while I was down there.
Dis-Likes: You will definitely need to extend your brake lines. I chose to re-route the fronts under the frame, and then installed the RC extended brake line (another $35) in the rear.
Drive-line vibration. Still working on this.
Would You Recommend: Yes, I would recommend it.
|03-11-2014 11:24 AM|
2.5" Rough Country Suspensiion Lift
LIFT: 2.5" Rough Country
TIRES: 31x10.5x15 MT
Just finished the install. Used lots of PB Blaster for a couple weeks prior on the nuts. They all came off ok (not much rust). Used 3 different jacks in the process. Took about 5 hours for the front (a learning process) and about 3 hours on the rear. No trac bars or sway bars to hassle with. Love it.
Its a bit stiffer, but really not that bad. Still need an alignment. Here are some comparison shots....
|01-15-2014 06:35 PM|
1994 Jeep Wrangler Se 4" rough country
LIFT: Rought Country 4" leaf springs Plus 2" Body Life
Tires 33x12.5x15 Hercules Trail Grabbers
Pros: Great lift for a budget build and it flexs enough for where i go hunting at.
Cons: Little bit of a rough ride
|10-22-2013 08:38 AM|
Rubicon Express 4"
1989 YJ Sahara
just got this finished yesterday..replaced an old pro-comp 3.5" (installed in 1994). Car feels great and gained a few inches over the last lift. More importantly, i gained a much improved ride!
great quality product.
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|10-19-2013 07:51 PM|
5" Procomp Coil Spring Conversion
3" body lift
33" Mud Brutes
It rides amazing on and off road with great flex
|09-25-2013 11:06 PM|
2.5" rubicon lift
I put a 2.5" Rubicon spring, 1.75" shackle, and a 2" body lift. All added up should be around 6.25" but ended up about 8". My 33" look good and when I park next to a stock jeep( I will go out of my way too) it looks like one hell of a YJ. I love the rubicon lift for what it comes with( brake line ext, 1" trans drop, 2 degree shims for pinion angle). All in all love how she rides on and off road....
|09-11-2013 10:34 PM|
4" Rough Country Suspension Lift for Jeep YJ
I ordered the RC lift kit directly from Rough Country on Thursday, received it by UPS on Friday, and installed it on Sunday. Took me and a buddy about 8 hours and a 12 pack of beer. Could have been faster if we were trying to hurry. Instructions were pretty good and the parts were great. Everything went together pretty easily. I picked up a set of nearly new BFG 32x11.50s on Monday. Very happy with the look and the ride is better than it was with my stock suspension and worn 31x10.50s. Great kit at an excellent price.
|09-06-2013 08:10 AM|
YJ Lift Review.
I'm a newbe to the Forum and the Jeep world. My 1988 YJ (17K Miles) is great. I replaced all the dry rotted items, Carb, distributer, and misc stuff. My last effort didn't go so well. Installed an RC 2.5 lift kit and it turned out to be a 4.5 lift. I called RC and they say they sent the correct 2.5 kit. BUT! My brake lines are seriously streched, and I have a serious drive shaft vibration. I'm returning the RC Kit and I purchased a Rubicon 2.5 Kit. Hope it is sized better than the RC. I should have read all the reviews on RC, as I have found several that say the RC 2.5 lift will yield a 4 inch lift. Not a happy camper.
I enjoy the Forum it is a great weath of information. If I had only read it before I started.
|09-05-2013 03:12 PM|
|EBMULE1942||EB Mule Newbe!! I own a 1988 YJ with 17000 miles and It needed new Suspension. So I selected Rough Country 2.5 lift and what a screw up. The lift turned out to be 4.5 inches and I orded a 2.5 lift. Call RC and they said I have the correct kit and it is 2.5. The brake lines are stretched to the limit and I have a very bad drive shaft vibration. I was told by several people before i started that a 2.5 lift would not not be a problem. Install the springs, shocks and drive off into the sunset. Wrong. If any one is thinking about a 2.5 lift don't make the same mistake I did. I'm in the process of replacing the RC with Rubicon. RC does have a good return policy.|
|09-05-2013 07:01 AM|
|EBMULE1942||I'm a newbe to the Wrangler YJ world but learning fast. I purchased and installed a Rough Country 2.5 lift kit on my 1988 YJ. The kit actually gave me a 4.5 inch lift. I contacted Rouch Country they said the kit I purchased is a 2.5 lift. My problem is the brake lines are at their limit and I have a serious driveshaft vibration. I was told that a 2.5 lift did not require longer brake lines and the stock drive shaft would not vibrate. I have removed the Rough country kit and I orded a 2.5 Rubicon. The only good comment I have about Rough Country is their return policy is good. But they will not pay the freight cost on the return. It is safe to say I am not happy with Rough Country.|
|07-12-2013 11:52 AM|
In regards to your question Zack church, your Yj will still look good with 4" Rc lift and 31's. I have seen 2 in my town with the same setup one with treadwrights and the other on km2's both 4" RC. looked great man. I have also installed one of RC yj kits, they were very friendly everything was there and it went on no problem 6 hours and a case of bud later.
Procomp 2.5" lift (SUA)
ES3000 shocks and stabilizer
1" transfer case drop
1" lift shackles
3" Performance Accessories body lift
35x12.50R15 BFG Mt
15x10 3.75" back spacing Procomp D-window s
I have had this setup for 2 years no problems with it. I daily drive my YJ and I play at a local ORV park every weekend some during the week. It is a great kit, the springs ride good, it is a jeep not a luxury car. I have zero death wobble and absolutely no driveline vibrations. I would recommend this kit to anyone who actualy wheels their YJ. The shock bodies rusted after the first winter, a can of black rustoleum and their still doing their job. I will take aesthetic problems over mechanical failure,lol The springs alone put me right at 2.5 inches of lift then the 1" shackles net just under 1 inch extra. it cleared 33's without the body lift.
|06-17-2013 07:26 PM|
|derick88yj||sorry I am only running 33s and the fronts rub at full wheel cock and the back is pretty close, so I don't think it would clear 35s without more lift|
|06-08-2013 11:26 AM|
|derick88yj||well after a long wait,yesterday I finally got RC 4" lift installed.(Thanks to a great friend with a hoist in his polebarn.)And it went great I would recommend it to anyone. Kit has everything. Only thing I bought was can of PB blaster and 8 bolts and nuts for spring shackles. Hardest part is pitman arm.|
|06-01-2013 11:40 AM|
3.5" SuperLift Super Ride
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
.5" Poly Body Lift
Jeep rides and looks great. This is my third YJ build using SuperLift. Not a better company out there for ride quality IMO. Paying extra loot for the Bilsteins made a huge difference as well....
|05-21-2013 10:29 PM|
LIFT:4" RC suspension
TIRES/WHEELS: 33 12.50 15
Likesont know if it is the lift but, the steering tightend up and had to back off the steering box.
The stock springs were wore out and gave about 6" total lift.
Dis-Likes: It is a little bouncy but, hey, it is lifted and now I have to kinda jump up into the Jeep.
Would You Recommend: I would.. It is a good lift for the money and easy to install.
|05-07-2013 10:43 PM|
|05-05-2013 08:30 PM|
LIFT: RC 4IN + 1IN SHACKLE
1IN tranny DROP KIT
TIRES/WHEELS: 33X12.5x15 General Grabber MT W/ 1.25 wheel spacers W/ 5x5 lugs W/ M/T rims 15x10
RC 2.0 Shocks and Boots
RC front steering stablizer shock
RC 4-6in sway bar quick disconects (set on 6in mark)..Leveled it out better i think.
Just got done installing yesterday so thought Id share...Only put like 20miles so far but it rides really smooth i think for a jeep.
Before..1in shackle W/31's
|04-28-2013 11:17 PM|
LIFT: BDS 2" lift with Zone 1" lift boomerang shackles
SHOCKS: BDS (included)
TIRES/WHEELS: stock wheels and stock Goodyear Wrangler A/T 225/75R15 tires (for now)
Likes: Super comfortable on road, flexes and rides well off road, and an unbeatable warranty. It came with a much higher quality T-case drop than I have seen with other kits and the instructions were nearly idiot-proof.
I use this as my daily driver as well as the vehicle to get me to campsites, and the BDS kit rides superb.
My stock suspension was saggy and a front shackle was bent, so this kit (with shackles) gave me an average of 4.2" of lift. I measured from hub to fender on all four wheels and from flat ground to rocker.
Dis-Likes: I would say price, but it is well worth it.
Would You Recommend: Yes. To everyone. Always.
I installed this weeks ago, but waited until I took it off road a bit more to write this review so it wasn't a box opening write-up.
Picture(s): I apologize for the lack of flexy pictures, but my wife doesn't drive and isn't great at taking pictures, either... so I am stuck with what I can take after parking.
Note: I did not use the included track bar relocation brackets as I just removed them and gave them to a metal yard to be recycled into something useful. I removed my sway bar before I did the lift. Never going back.
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