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06-17-2012 10:15 PM
greer9904 i had a rc 4" lift on my 97 tj. It had 35s and i beat it offroad. didn't have any issues with the lift. but quality is def. a good way to go. im now in a 04 rubi and im getting ready for a 4" lift and 35s and Im thinking of the bds lift cause its my daily driver. You would thank yourself as well as others advise for getting the better lift.
05-07-2011 09:30 AM
wranglernut
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Originally Posted by Griffmeister

Motor mount lift required for BL? This is awesome news. I was just about to pull the trigger on a RC 3.25"
Not required, but it saves the T-case drop.
05-07-2011 09:28 AM
Griffmeister
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Originally Posted by wranglernut

I'm the same way... Haha. The minimum is springs and shocks. If you get bigger springs you need longer shocks, that's all.
I bought mine bit by bit- so far I have a 1" BL ($150) 1" motor mount lift ($130), and BDS 2" kit (springs & shocks- $400). I've been getting one part per payday... Now I have 3" of lift (maybe more, apparently BDS runs taller than they say).
Hope this helps...
Motor mount lift required for BL? This is awesome news. I was just about to pull the trigger on a RC 3.25"
05-07-2011 09:25 AM
wranglernut Next I'll start buying other components like control arms, etc.
05-07-2011 09:24 AM
wranglernut
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Originally Posted by Griffmeister
By lift do you mean the other components of the kit? What else do I need to get? Adj trackbar and steering stabilizer?

Basically I'm terrible at saving money so I'd like to just piece together better quality parts over time.
I'm the same way... Haha. The minimum is springs and shocks. If you get bigger springs you need longer shocks, that's all.
I bought mine bit by bit- so far I have a 1" BL ($150) 1" motor mount lift ($130), and BDS 2" kit (springs & shocks- $400). I've been getting one part per payday... Now I have 3" of lift (maybe more, apparently BDS runs taller than they say).
Hope this helps...
05-07-2011 09:09 AM
Griffmeister By lift do you mean the other components of the kit? What else do I need to get? Adj trackbar and steering stabilizer?

Basically I'm terrible at saving money so I'd like to just piece together better quality parts over time.
05-07-2011 08:38 AM
wranglernut
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Originally Posted by Griffmeister
Can I buy individual components of a lift separately? Will springs from one company go with shocks from another?
You bet- you just need to make sure the shocks are made for however much lift you have. For example, stock shocks don't word with a 2 or 3" lift...
05-07-2011 12:17 AM
Griffmeister Can I buy individual components of a lift separately? Will springs from one company go with shocks from another?
05-07-2011 12:11 AM
Northwest4x4 bad idea, save your money and do it right. You own a rubicon go long arm or make a Low Cog build. I would be a little irritated to see a rubicon running junk country suspension my old jeep I bought had a rough country lift and it was garbage rode like a tank and the coils sag within a year.

DONT BE A PENNY SAVER
05-06-2011 08:55 PM
JohnyPro BDS has a lifetime guarantee on their springs, I had 2.5" RC lift that after a year had lowered itself to 2 inches below stock. The springs were almost totally compressed at ride height. I bit the bullet and bought clayton 4" springs ($300 f&r) and got my shocks separately over on quadratec: the bilstein 5100 shocks ($79/ea). They ride NICE! I know it's a little over your budget, but well worth the $, if you want to do the arms later a little at a time if you like Clayton's stuff, i liked how I could buy a set at a time from Clayton as I was able to save up!

Just trying to save you a little $ and frustration that I experienced from installing 2 lifts in 18 months...
05-06-2011 06:17 PM
Mortalis5509 I have an RC lift and the ride doesn't bother me. I only had so much money and wasn't waiting till 1G showed up plus the cost of tires. My Rubi rides just fine IMO. I wasn't expecting it to ride like a benz so I'm happy.
05-06-2011 03:18 PM
wranglernut
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Originally Posted by zeus8582
BDS is a great lift!!!! Good flex offroad, better than stock ride on the road....
2" SL/1" BL for 33's........ 2" SL with 32's......
That made me happy... Cause my 2" BDS SL arrived today! And I just got my Currie 1" BL installed the other day. Finally gonna be able to run 33's. Glad it's a good lift.
05-06-2011 02:16 PM
hitman76 mine has a 4" pro comp lift (installed by PO) and im very happy with it. I wish it was about 2" taller but hey, its what was already on it and for now thats what i got. Rides nice on and off road. Even drove it from so Cal to Washington. Wasnt bad at all. Just my 2 cents on the ProComp SA lift.
05-05-2011 08:20 PM
zeus8582 BDS is a great lift!!!! Good flex offroad, better than stock ride on the road....
2" SL/1" BL for 33's........ 2" SL with 32's......
05-05-2011 07:28 PM
crikeyjeepturtles I'll take your stock springs if your getting rid of them??
05-01-2011 10:06 AM
Richd1963 The more time you are going to spend on the street is the reason to invest into a good quality lift. Cheapo lifts, equal terrible ride quality. The more ya spend, the better the ride quality. Don't waste your money on a cheap lift or you will be cussing yourself until you change it back. Why waste the money, especially if you are not going to use it. Just replace the tires and wait till you are really serious about it. You get what you paid for.
04-30-2011 09:53 PM
MoA
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Originally Posted by KidRock171 View Post
Noone seems to know why they hate RC. Except they don't have bumpstops. Which are like 25 bucks.
rough ride, crappy quality.. theres plenty of reasons.. i never personally had a RC lift but ive ridden in jeeps that have as well as know people on here who had VERY bad experience with them..

procomp > rough country.. and procomp still isnt worth the hassle
04-30-2011 11:47 AM
KidRock171
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Originally Posted by 49erFan
So why do some of you say that a 2.5" RC suspension lift is not "doing it right"? It looks like to "do it right" is to get an OME or DPG kit, which will cost around $700-$800 compared to my $300 RC lift. Why is the DPG/OME kit so much better? Is someone like me who is going to drive 95% on-road and only off-road a few times a year going to reap the benefits of the extra $400-$500?
Noone seems to know why they hate RC. Except they don't have bumpstops. Which are like 25 bucks.
04-30-2011 10:57 AM
Arch Stanton
Bds

I've read a lot of good posts on the BDS lift. It's around $400. I'm considering that one as alternative to some of the more expensive lifts.

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Originally Posted by 49erFan View Post
So why do some of you say that a 2.5" RC suspension lift is not "doing it right"? It looks like to "do it right" is to get an OME or DPG kit, which will cost around $700-$800 compared to my $300 RC lift. Why is the DPG/OME kit so much better? Is someone like me who is going to drive 95% on-road and only off-road a few times a year going to reap the benefits of the extra $400-$500?
04-30-2011 10:56 AM
SilverTJMike I would say yes. Think about it. You are
messing with the factory jeep suspension, geometry, stability, etc. Factory spent a lot more time and money making the stock system work right and drive well.

To lift it you have to take some time as well. I need to trust my rokmen ome off the trail as well as on with worrying about it failing me at 70mph. Cheap things are fine if it's a trailered rig and you can fix and do not mind spending twice. I myself do not want to put another lift on after the first one
04-30-2011 10:48 AM
49erFan So why do some of you say that a 2.5" RC suspension lift is not "doing it right"? It looks like to "do it right" is to get an OME or DPG kit, which will cost around $700-$800 compared to my $300 RC lift. Why is the DPG/OME kit so much better? Is someone like me who is going to drive 95% on-road and only off-road a few times a year going to reap the benefits of the extra $400-$500?
04-30-2011 04:39 AM
MoA do not think that a cheap 4'' lift is the way to go.. most good kits for 3-4'' of lift will cost over a grand.. ive seen way too many people go the cheap route and regret it in the long run..

i originally went with the 2'' procomp lift.. damn near the same as the zone or rustys kit.. and regretted it within the first week of driving the damn thing around.. since then the only part left from the kit is just the front springs and EVERYTHING else has been added separately costing me a lot more than a well built kit that lets say OME, JKS, DPG, or a few other brands i can think of would offer

not to mention for a 4'' lift to be built right.. youll be needing a sye/ds with alone will run you 5-600$
04-29-2011 05:23 PM
Griffmeister
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
quadruple that, then'll we'll talk about a 4" lift.
04-29-2011 04:28 PM
RubyMax3388
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Originally Posted by AdrenalineJunky45 View Post
WOW thats a really nice kit but 5500 without any options thats insane if I have a extra 5k I would hope to get more than just a lift kit out of it. Hell thats half of what i paid for my jeep.
04-29-2011 08:39 AM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by Griffmeister View Post
Im in the same spot, I have about $400-500 to spend on a lift. Looking to get a 4" RC II kit. Is there anything else I need to purchase before installing this?
quadruple that, then'll we'll talk about a 4" lift.
04-29-2011 08:22 AM
Griffmeister Im in the same spot, I have about $400-500 to spend on a lift. Looking to get a 4" RC II kit. Is there anything else I need to purchase before installing this?
04-29-2011 05:19 AM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by MikeMYJ View Post
Save your money and wait to do it right.
x2.... and a MML/BL is a good foundation for later

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Originally Posted by MoA View Post
nope.. rubi springs dont add any lift.. in fact.. my sahara had the same springs as the rubicons did.. 4.0 with hardtop.. they are just stiffer springs as far as i know.. i looked into the numbers on them a while ago..
x2...Rubi springs do NOT give any lift. They're the same exact springs used on many other models, depending on the configuration.
04-29-2011 05:12 AM
MoA
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Originally Posted by DAMSTR8 View Post
You might check into it, but if my memory serves me correct, the rubi springs add a 1" higher ride height. so if you are trying to get up further that should be accounted for when buying your lift. 3" will take you up 2" further due to you are not replacing a "stock" spring.
nope.. rubi springs dont add any lift.. in fact.. my sahara had the same springs as the rubicons did.. 4.0 with hardtop.. they are just stiffer springs as far as i know.. i looked into the numbers on them a while ago..
04-29-2011 12:56 AM
DAMSTR8 You might check into it, but if my memory serves me correct, the rubi springs add a 1" higher ride height. so if you are trying to get up further that should be accounted for when buying your lift. 3" will take you up 2" further due to you are not replacing a "stock" spring.
04-28-2011 11:59 PM
MoA for 400.. you can get JKS acos.. i love mine.. they are fully adjustable from 1.25-3.5'' of lift.. and im running acos with a jks 1'' bl & mml.. my acos are set at their minimum.. and im running a decent set of shocks and i love how my jeep is.. perfect for my 33x12.5'' tire.. although it is a little more expensive.. the acos are great for adjustments for heavier bumpers/winches.. however i am running procomp 2'' front coils that have sagged quite a bit and stock coils in the rear and my jeep sits level (tire distance to fender distance front and rear) dont like the way most kits have the wider gap in the rear than the front..

but IMO you should check out the OME 2.5'' kit or DPG offroads kits.. they are both nice kits
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