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08-21-2012 11:55 PM
Jkfletch7 Ordered the teraflex! Thanks guys especially you frshmt
08-19-2012 07:00 PM
Frshmt As I clearly stated, I've ridden in Jeeps with Rough Country lifts and they were all pretty rough/jolting compared to the quality lifts I've seen. That said, one spacer lift to the next will essentially ride exactly the same as long as they're the same height.

With the Teraflex level lift you're getting clearance for 33s (35s if you run flat flares) without having to bother with all the brake line brackets and all the extra crap. It'll get you up and level for very little money, retain the factory ride quality, and allow you to take all the time you need in finding a more complete lift when the time comes. The 2" front and 1" rear won't have anything under any strain, combined with the front swaybar end links to get the swaybar right.

When you do go to a proper lift, think about how much money you paid for your Jeep, combined with the cost of all your upgrades… and ask yourself whether it's worth the $400-500 you're saving on a cheap lift over one that will actually ride well.
08-19-2012 06:53 PM
Rmiller31 I've got a RC lift. It was on the jeep when I purchased it and it would not be my choice if I were to buy one (I'd want a more complete lift) but.... it has done everything I've asked it to. I don't do anything extreme but its held up carried on just fine on some pretty good trails. I really wonder if half the people commenting about the ride have taken a ride in them. I doesn't ride like a lexus but it not as rough as some people make it out to be. Again I know there are better lifts but from some of the comments I see its as if people think the jeep will just pull onto a trail and break.
08-19-2012 06:26 PM
sneck go rancho. they paint their shit red. and to be honest, ranchos nicer shocks seem to get alot of good mention. as with any kits, look at what you get, look at the price. if one kit sells a set of spacers and sway links, and the other sells shocks and springs for the same price, I can only imagine how terrible those shocks and springs will be.

personally? I would buy this RANCHO 4" Long Arm Suspension in Red with RS5000 Shocks for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

looks pretty awesome

in terms of a leveling kit or budget boost. who cares. you cant screw it up. if you want to drop serious coin on some hockey pucks, go crazy. if you want to buy a leving kit that comes with spacers, sway bar links, brake lines and waste your money on all those extra parts, go crazy (tip, if your shocks cant drop any lower, theres no need to adjust all those things). spacers are spacers. doesnt matter
08-19-2012 06:20 PM
ranjr
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Originally Posted by Jkfletch7
So what's the consensus? The best BB that will level my jku is teraflex leveling kit?
Depends if you want to spend the extra money on the name. It's pretty hard to mess up spacers. I like my Rough Country spacers because they're metal. My rear track bar relocation bracket also attaches on the frame side instead of the axle like many others.
08-19-2012 04:31 PM
Jkfletch7 So what's the consensus? The best BB that will level my jku is teraflex leveling kit?
08-19-2012 02:08 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Jkfletch7

I like the level look
08-19-2012 02:03 PM
Jkfletch7
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Some spacers lifts level, some don't.
There is also leveling kits that put 2" front and 1" back.
I like the level look
08-19-2012 01:51 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Jkfletch7

Looks like it leveled the jeep nicely am I correct? And where did you get it for that price? Also did you have to do the exhaust extension?
Some spacers lifts level, some don't.
There is also leveling kits that put 2" front and 1" back.
08-19-2012 01:20 PM
Jkfletch7
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Originally Posted by esimn78 View Post
my bad its actually the superlift super ride 2" spacer lift.
thats the wifes jeep im getting my 13 jku sahara this friday and i think im going with the RC 3.25 lift. looks pretty simple to put on
Looks like it leveled the jeep nicely am I correct? And where did you get it for that price? Also did you have to do the exhaust extension?
08-19-2012 01:02 PM
esimn78
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I like this look a lot, which lift is this?
my bad its actually the superlift super ride 2" spacer lift.
thats the wifes jeep im getting my 13 jku sahara this friday and i think im going with the RC 3.25 lift. looks pretty simple to put on
08-19-2012 12:49 PM
Savora
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Originally Posted by Jkfletch7 View Post
Do you have the spacers or new coils?
I have the coils and it rides great, not sure why no one likes RC but I have their disco's too and they are awesome no more zip ties needed!
08-19-2012 11:46 AM
Jkfletch7
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I have the RC 2.5 coil lift and LOVE it! It's my DD & off road vehicle and I wheel her pretty much every weekend in mud, trails & rocks and do just fine with the lift I have. I've let others who were thinking about getting the lift drive it they have a JKU and LOVE the way mine drives so they are getting the RC also. For the $ it's a fantastic lift and my girl still drives great. Hope that helps ya
Do you have the spacers or new coils?
08-19-2012 11:36 AM
Savora I have the RC 2.5 coil lift and LOVE it! It's my DD & off road vehicle and I wheel her pretty much every weekend in mud, trails & rocks and do just fine with the lift I have. I've let others who were thinking about getting the lift drive it they have a JKU and LOVE the way mine drives so they are getting the RC also. For the $ it's a fantastic lift and my girl still drives great. Hope that helps ya
08-19-2012 11:29 AM
Jkfletch7 And sorry to break up your guys discussion about the 3 inch lifts but I was looking for more input on 2 inch lifts or so for under 350
08-19-2012 11:16 AM
Jkfletch7
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i put on a teraflex 2" coil spacer lift on my 12 jku sahara and am very pleased with it. it was really easy to put on and was only about $70. i am running bf all terrain 33s but have plenty of room for 35s

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I like this look a lot, which lift is this?
08-19-2012 04:12 AM
esimn78 i put on a teraflex 2" coil spacer lift on my 12 jku sahara and am very pleased with it. it was really easy to put on and was only about $70. i am running bf all terrain 33s but have plenty of room for 35s

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08-19-2012 02:22 AM
wmwhitey This is the RC lift I have and one of my friends has the rancho lift and he and I like my lift more I get more flex and everything out of the RC. I will say I thing RC has made large steps in making there lifts better and would buy RC again.
08-19-2012 01:44 AM
2five22 I had the factory installed Rancho RS5000 shocks on my Ford F350 FX4 package. They were okay for a bit and then degraded quickly. I installed Bilstein 5100 shocks and have been pleased ever since.

RC was the gold standard in the 1970s. Based on what I have seen, newer manufacturers like Teraflex have a better product and better engineering.

Ride in as many differing set ups as you can and then decide for yourself.
08-18-2012 08:03 PM
Olsen185 All that said, if I had an additional $1000 for the lift, I would have gone with the Rock Krawler 3.5" lift. Everything is done right with that kit. I just didn't have that much extra money. But the two kits aren't really competing for the same buyer.
08-18-2012 08:00 PM
Olsen185
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I think RC has a hit with the 3.5 II. I'm not sure if there are as many fans of the old style 2.2 shocks as this system with the N2.0's.
I would have liked longer brake lines instead of he brake drop brackets, but I'm pretty happy with the kit. Im also not a fan of how the jeep drove with the drop pitman arm so i pulled it off. Their customer service is top notch too. They are allowing a 60 day money back garuntee if you don't like the kit. Also my first kit arrived to my house from Morris 4x4 without the front track bar bracket. I called Morris up and they couldn't really care about the inconvenience, RC on the other hand upgraded my second kit to an adjustable track bar for free because of my problem with the first order through Morris.
08-18-2012 07:41 PM
prophet
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I actually just installed my 3rd Rough Country kit today, 3 in the last 3 weeks. My buddy liked how my jeep rode so well he bought the same RC kit (3.5"). He seemed pretty happy.
I think RC has a hit with the 3.5 II. I'm not sure if there are as many fans of the old style 2.2 shocks as this system with the N2.0's.
08-18-2012 07:30 PM
Olsen185 I actually just installed my 3rd Rough Country kit today, 3 in the last 3 weeks. My buddy liked how my jeep rode so well he bought the same RC kit (3.5"). He seemed pretty happy.
08-18-2012 06:14 PM
gr8fulKID I love my teraflex 2.5 budget boost with teraflex shocks. Bought for 500
08-18-2012 02:41 PM
Frshmt
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Their 3.5" series II is their only kit kit that has the new 2.0 series shocks. I'd bet you're friend had the 2.2's which had a reputation for being overly firm. These 2.0's could never be nistaken for too firm...if anything they'd be criticized for being soft.
It may be 2.2, to be honest with you. I'll concede on that point.
08-18-2012 02:36 PM
ranjr I bought the RC 2.5" BB with rear track bar bracket and sway bar end links off Craigslist new for $150. I'm running it with my stock Rubi shocks with extensions and have zero issues. It clears my 315/70s fine until I disconnect my front sway bar then it rubs the fenders like crazy. I'll be trimming my fenders soon.

It rides like a lifted Jeep and clears my tires until I can save up enough for coil overs. Best $150 I've spent (on the Jeep).
08-18-2012 01:25 PM
prophet
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Originally Posted by Frshmt View Post
I've ridden in a two door with ~3" RC lift and the 2.0 shocks and he's the one packing away money to replace his lift ASAP. He hates it.
Their 3.5" series II is their only kit kit that has the new 2.0 series shocks. I'd bet you're friend had the 2.2's which had a reputation for being overly firm. These 2.0's could never be nistaken for too firm...if anything they'd be criticized for being soft.
08-18-2012 01:12 PM
Frshmt I've ridden in a two door with ~3" RC lift and the 2.0 shocks and he's the one packing away money to replace his lift ASAP. He hates it.
08-18-2012 12:53 PM
prophet
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Originally Posted by Frshmt View Post
No, I haven't owned a Rough Country anything… and there's a reason.
I've ridden in enough RC-lifted vehicles to know better than to put it on anything I own. It's cheaper for a reason. I've helped to replace several RC (and Rancho) kits on JKs because they ride like freight trains and don't provide legitimate equipment to get things right.

They're cheaper for a reason. I saved until I could afford a quality kit from a reputable manufacturer and have zero complaints.

Again, with a spacer lift, the ride is primarily like stock, but look at all the drop brackets and extensions in that RC kit- that's ridiculous considering he'd only gain .5" up front and would still be quite fine on stock shocks with the Teraflex kit.
You probably haven't rode on the new RC 2.0 series shocks then because they are incredibly smooth, yet have the dampening to firm up when you hit the trails and encounter the sharper bumps. This 3.5" kit does include all the bracketry needed to get the trackbars lined and raised as well. It also includes 10* shims for the rear coils that many other kits Don't. I'm pleased with mine.
08-18-2012 11:08 AM
pluke the 2 A lot of people are happy with their RC lifts and a lot are unhappy. While I can guarantee the good out weighs the bad, I dont think RCs more expensive kits come with any brackets... (Which is a good thing) I could be wrong. I recommend other suspension for the reasons listed by some of the above posters, but Rough Country meets and succeeds other Jeep enthusiasts expectations.

But if had to choose between the.two lifts above, I'd go Rancho.

I don't see very many complaints from guys with Rancho suspensions. But the market share between thw two suspension mfgs above is heavily balanced towards RC.
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