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09-22-2013 04:01 PM
spogle This is my 04 TJ pics from stock, to a newly installed RC 3.25in lift. I used the spacers in the rear as well. It didnt look right without the 3/4 in spacers, looked like the back was sagging a bit. But I have BF Goodrich 31 x 10.5 T/A's and stock 8x15 in wheels. I like the look, but any taller I would go with a 32 or 33.
03-21-2013 09:49 PM
TjinaTj So do 31 work better than a 33 m/t?
10-10-2012 07:12 AM
Jarnel I've had my lift for awhile now and I've got new tires still 31's and am very satisfied with the performance. Its a good lift and tire combo for my little 4 cyl engine. I've been able to get where i want with ease and also some places i thought i couldn't get to. I won't go to 33s even tho I'd like to because like i said i am satisfied with this setup. Thanks for commenting in this feed everyone
09-22-2012 11:35 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
If you are only going to run 31s....skip this kit and go with the 2.5". It's all you need for 31s. If you decide to go bigger down the road, you can easily add a 1" body lift.

The 3.25" kit is nice in that it comes with longer swaybar links and the rear trackbar bracket, and the coil spacers could be useful if you have heavy bumpers and/or winch.
If you have or plan to get front swaybar disconnects, the front links included in the kit won't be needed.
If you don't have a winch or heavy bumpers, the coil spacers are not needed (to fit 31" tires).
If you upgrade to an adjustable rear trackbar, the bracket that is included might not jive.

I have included pictures of the 3.25" kit with 30", 31", and 33" tires for comparison.
The very last picture is of the 2.5" kit with 31" tires.

3.25" with 30"



3.25" with 31"



3.25" with 33"



3.25" with 33"




2.5" with 31"
Are these the stock rims? I like the wheel/tire/lift combo going on.
03-25-2012 10:25 PM
Hums99 Here is my 3 1/4'' RC with 1 1/4'' BL. I used a piece of 1x2 sq tubing for TC drop and I also purchased longer SS fr brake lines especially since i disco my front sway bar. Its sitting on 33's with stock rim with 1 1/2'' wheel spacers from RC. No tire rubbing now.

This my DD I removed the rear sway completely and used the rear track bar bracket that came with kit. One thing that i didn't order with the kit was a drop pitman arm, but I building a high steer for it.

It changed the ride of my jeep for the good. Good Luck
03-25-2012 08:33 PM
TNJed
3.25 rc

Just installed the 3.25 RC this weekend. The ride seems good....maybe even better than stock, but will not judge until I get it alingment done. I also am having an issue with it popping out of 2nd gear (noticed one of the earlier post mentioned this). Is this fix as simple as moving console back a bit? Figured I had something more serious facing me. I'm new to having a lift, but it does seem a bit top heavy and not handling great, but hoping the alignment helps the steering feeling. Getting either 31's or 32's and new wheels on this week. Will post a pic when it is complete.
02-04-2012 09:48 PM
adawg38
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Originally Posted by jeepgarza View Post
I like the look better with the 31's, speaking of what type of tire is it?

Adawg38: this is a stupid question but what are "mt" tires?
Mudd Terrains
02-04-2012 09:47 PM
adawg38
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Originally Posted by black-on-black View Post
That looks real nice!
02-04-2012 07:21 PM
jeepgarza
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Originally Posted by black-on-black View Post
I like the look better with the 31's, speaking of what type of tire is it?

Adawg38: this is a stupid question but what are "mt" tires?
02-04-2012 04:52 PM
black-on-black Heres mine with 3.25 and 31's

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...74201999_n.jpg

and here it is with the 33's

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...26796014_n.jpg
01-13-2012 06:09 PM
adawg38 I've had it for 1 1/2 years and it's been fine. When I first got it they had a bad batch of their 2.2 shocks which I warrantied and it's been fine since. I think their customer service is great and if you have any issues they will make sure and take care of it.
01-12-2012 10:43 PM
jeepgarza Thats right! ha oops and the cragars I want don't come in 3.75 I guess 4 will have to work and I'll just have to hope they don't stick in the fender flare.

One more question, not sure if you said early, but how long have you had your RC lift/how has it held up?
01-12-2012 08:07 PM
adawg38 Any BS between 3.75"-4.5" will work fine. 4.5" BS will stick out .50" less than the 4" though.
01-12-2012 05:17 PM
jeepgarza
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Originally Posted by adawg38 View Post
They stick out 2" past my stock flares which are 3.75" out from the body. The 6" Pockets should be pretty even with em.
I think I might have to copy you on that! I really like that look. I plan on getting some pocket flares and have a fleeing that they might be 'inside the fender flare which would look goofy what would you say on 4.5 backspacing( with 31's)?
01-10-2012 11:45 AM
adawg38 They stick out 2" past my stock flares which are 3.75" out from the body. The 6" Pockets should be pretty even with em.
01-10-2012 10:30 AM
jeepgarza
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Originally Posted by adawg38

Thanks! 4" BS on my rims.
How far do those stick out on stock flares? Or do you know how they would look with 6inch pocket flares?
01-10-2012 09:35 AM
adawg38
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Originally Posted by jeepgarza View Post
I like that set up, whats the backspacing on those rims?
Thanks! 4" BS on my rims.
01-09-2012 01:49 PM
jeepgarza
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Originally Posted by adawg38 View Post
Here's my 3.25" with 31" MT's. Love it and no issues.
I like that set up, whats the backspacing on those rims?
01-08-2012 03:40 AM
98 wrangler
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Originally Posted by jeepgarza View Post
is there anything else needed? mml, t-case drop?
IT COMES WITH T-CASE DROP SPACERS, BUT IT DONT COME WITH BUMP STOP EXTENSIONS & THEY SHOULD BE EXTENDED!
01-07-2012 09:08 AM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by jeepgarza View Post
Hmm.. Well then, I am looking for a 3 inch lift for my next Jeep, what would you recommend? I would rather have it all suspension and no body lift. I'm only planning to run 31's, i know i could go smaller but incase I want to to back to 33's i can easily. something around 500
Savvy, AEV, OME, BDS or Rancho. RC's springs are fine if your jeep isn't heavy, and most seem to use different shocks & other components. RC springs are good for those doing front shock mount relocation to use long travel shocks, since the progressive rate springs have a long uncompressed length, but Savvy, AEV and OME springs do as well. Any kit you go with will require adjusting the bumpstops.

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Originally Posted by adawg38 View Post
I only say this because my stock bump stops with this lift shocks and all are fine without hitting or damage but if I got bigger tires then when in full flex they would hit inside of the wheel well.
Like I said, tire size is a secondary part - SHOCK LENGTH is the first priority.

During install you should check full bump and shock clearances, so post pictures of both the front and rear axle at full bump, with the shocks connected, and springs removed.

Like this in front:


and this in rear:


FYI:



here's some education on bumpstops:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html
bumpstops, shock length, and tires size. help me iron out the fuzzy points.. - JeepForum.com
Do I need bumpstops - JeepForum.com
01-07-2012 08:37 AM
adawg38 [QUOTE=UnlimitedLJ04;1896339]bumpstop extensions have a lot less to do with tires than they do shocks. You will absolutely need bumpstop extensions with the RC lift, regardless of tire size, in order to prevent the shocks from bottoming out.

I only say this because my stock bump stops with this lift shocks and all are fine without hitting or damage but if I got bigger tires then when in full flex they would hit inside of the wheel well.
01-06-2012 11:59 PM
jeepgarza
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
bumpstop extensions have a lot less to do with tires than they do shocks. You will absolutely need bumpstop extensions with the RC lift, regardless of tire size, in order to prevent the shocks from bottoming out.

the next questions to ask yourself - when you're reading reviews and people say they have "no problems"...would they actually know if they had a problem?

I've got nothing against RC, and some of their products are just fine. The OP wanted opinions, and I'm providing links to other people's opinions.
Hmm.. Well then, I am looking for a 3 inch lift for my next Jeep, what would you recommend? I would rather have it all suspension and no body lift. I'm only planning to run 31's, i know i could go smaller but incase I want to to back to 33's i can easily. something around 500
01-06-2012 10:52 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by adawg38 View Post
It just doesn't come with extended bump stops which you will need if you go over 31" tires.
bumpstop extensions have a lot less to do with tires than they do shocks. You will absolutely need bumpstop extensions with the RC lift, regardless of tire size, in order to prevent the shocks from bottoming out.

the next questions to ask yourself - when you're reading reviews and people say they have "no problems"...would they actually know if they had a problem?

Read here for bumpstops:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

Make sure to get the whole story before spending your hard earned money...regardless of what kit you choose.

Might find these useful:
rc flex joints .... bad need options - Page 2 - JeepForum.com
My jeep rides like ****. HELP! - JeepForum.com
rc flex joints .... bad need options - JeepForum.com
This is why you should skip budget lifts.(My Rough Country woes.) - JeepForum.com
Rear shocks are too long for the RC 2.5" spring lift. - JeepForum.com
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-s...lem-96654.html
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/coil...elp-91716.html
Shocks to replace Rough Country 2.2s - JeepForum.com
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/rubi...ls-108300.html

Rough Country rattle/Bad ball joints/Bad shocks - YouTube
Rough Country vs Savvy - YouTube
RC 2.5" spring lift on an 02 TJ (rear driviers side axle view) - YouTube

I've got nothing against RC, and some of their products are just fine. The OP wanted opinions, and I'm providing links to other people's opinions.
01-06-2012 08:43 PM
adawg38 RC 3.25" is $380 on their website. Comes with everything you need TC drop rear trac bar relocation bracket, shocks, coils, 3/4" spacers, and front and rear sway bar links. It just doesn't come with extended bump stops which you will need if you go over 31" tires.
01-06-2012 07:44 PM
jeepgarza is there anything else needed? mml, t-case drop?
01-06-2012 04:30 PM
jeepgarza 380? That cheap! I was figuring around 500! How does it ride compared to stock?
01-06-2012 01:23 PM
adawg38 just go straight through Rough Country $380 for the kit plus maybe $46 for shipping.
01-06-2012 11:11 AM
jeepgarza where would be the best place to buy (what website)?
01-06-2012 05:58 AM
chickiebaby I would recommend RC. With th e bigger tires it rides just fine. No issues here
01-06-2012 04:39 AM
Jarnel Yes rough country. I've had no problems with it. Its pretty much great
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