|08-22-2012 12:55 AM|
|Jkfletch7||Ordered the teraflex! Thanks guys especially you frshmt|
|08-19-2012 08:00 PM|
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 07:53 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 07:26 PM|
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 07:20 PM|
|08-19-2012 05:31 PM|
|Jkfletch7||So what's the consensus? The best BB that will level my jku is teraflex leveling kit?|
|08-19-2012 03:08 PM|
|08-19-2012 03:03 PM|
|08-19-2012 02:51 PM|
There is also leveling kits that put 2" front and 1" back.
|08-19-2012 02:20 PM|
|08-19-2012 02:02 PM|
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 01:49 PM|
|08-19-2012 12:46 PM|
|08-19-2012 12:36 PM|
|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 12:29 PM|
|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 12:16 PM|
|08-19-2012 05:12 AM|
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
|08-19-2012 03:22 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 02:44 AM|
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 09:03 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 09:00 PM|
|08-18-2012 08:41 PM|
|08-18-2012 08:30 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 07:14 PM|
|gr8fulKID||I love my teraflex 2.5 budget boost with teraflex shocks. Bought for 500|
|08-18-2012 03:41 PM|
|08-18-2012 03:36 PM|
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 02:25 PM|
|08-18-2012 02:12 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 01:53 PM|
|08-18-2012 12:08 PM|
|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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