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04-07-2014 08:47 PM
3X4X4 Buy a RC lift if you want your teeth to shake out and your neck to snap.

The best thing I did to my Jeep was to remove the PO installed RC lift "kit" and install a mix of Currie arms, TF springs and Rancho RS9000 shocks. More articulation, smoother ride.

J
04-07-2014 07:23 PM
Mtber7828 How did everything turn out with your lift??
03-01-2013 11:17 PM
TjinaTj Thank you ill let you know how it all turns out
03-01-2013 11:11 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by TjinaTj
Thank you for all your help! Ill look into the MML are you running mud tires or all terrains
I run the red letter general grabbers
03-01-2013 11:10 PM
TjinaTj Thank you for all your help! Ill look into the MML are you running mud tires or all terrains
03-01-2013 11:07 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by TjinaTj
How much back spacing do you have and is the transfer case drop noticeable? Do bump stops need to be bought it does the kit come with them? Thanks
3.75" backspacing on my wheels. Yes its noticeable but most will tell you to upgrade to a MML later which i plan to do. It doesnt come with extended bump stops but im not to worried about it because i just cruise around on old logging roads, no serious off roading.
03-01-2013 11:02 PM
TjinaTj How much back spacing do you have and is the transfer case drop noticeable? Do bump stops need to be bought it does the kit come with them? Thanks
03-01-2013 10:55 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by TjinaTj
So will a 3.25 kit work good with 33 inch tires or would a 4 inch kit be better I'm just a high school kid paying for all of this so what's the most bang for my buck I do light offroading nothing to extream
Sure it will, its exactly what i have as i stated earlier. I just do light off roading as well. I run 33 12.50 15's. im happy with the ride and it is much more stable
03-01-2013 10:52 PM
TjinaTj So will a 3.25 kit work good with 33 inch tires or would a 4 inch kit be better I'm just a high school kid paying for all of this so what's the most bang for my buck I do light offroading nothing to extream
03-01-2013 04:24 PM
ThatWhiteMachine101 Well that's your opinion, my jeep drives and rides amazingly. And I like how the RC kits coils are stiff offroad and Bilstein shocks feel on road. Sorry you disagree with my technical advice, doesn't make it wrong or bad. Just means we have differing opinions. No need to try and belittle me. I will agree you can make it work with the right combo, I'm just not a fan. Neither is anyone in my club. BL should always be the icing on the cake if anything. Also this forum is sharing opinions and advice based on personal experience (unless your a pro) Sorry mines different.

To the OP. RC makes a sweet 2 1/2 lift that looks marvelous on 32s and with 4.5" of back spacing you'll be squared away with less than 2" sticking out. I had it for awhile, loved it! Lots of compliments.
03-01-2013 03:22 PM
S_Peter10 Look at TeraFlex lifts. I've gotta 4" long arm with 33" BFG km2 and have had 0 problems. I used to have a Skyjacker lift and it bent my frame.
03-01-2013 02:38 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by ThatWhiteMachine101 View Post
True. But if your on enough of a budget to buy RC, then you likely won't have the money to throw at new springs.
well, based on what i've read, there's probably a few people that would say if you do buy RC you're more likely to have to throw money at new springs...while replacing everything else too...

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Spacers are just a good alternative that won't dramatically affect it's ride quality.
actually, the proper springs will ride better. springs that are too soft will cause you to bottom out a bunch more because they can't hold the weight during axle cycling....and adding a big spacer on top will just lead to coil bind and wearing out the springs even faster.

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Originally Posted by ThatWhiteMachine101 View Post
I just hate body lifts, they're a cheap alternative to what you should do right and look crappy.
that's your personal opinion.....but don't provide bad technical advise because of how YOU feel something looks.
03-01-2013 02:27 PM
Dextreme
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Originally Posted by ThatWhiteMachine101 View Post
Okay, as rough country lift owner and supporter. You do not want any of their body lift. (Which is what is in the 3.25 kit) You want the 4" X-Series lift with Bilstein Shocks. That will give a decent ride for a decent price but if your control arms bushings fail, rough country will replace them. They have one of the best warranties and customer service I've seen on the market. Just be warned, it isn't the best or sturdiest lift, but it will deliver. Just be prepared to put a little money into it to make it worth it. (Like down the road swapping to JJs) If your not an over the top offroader, it'll do just fine!
I guess I don't understand the idea of buying "a kit" and then upgrade the weak parts, or "put a little money into it" leaving only the 4" RC springs remaining from the kit?

Why not just start off with good 4" springs to begin with for $349?
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03-01-2013 02:02 PM
geiman
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Originally Posted by ThatWhiteMachine101 View Post
TI just hate body lifts, they're a cheap alternative to what you should do right
Even if what you are saying about body lifts was true, that same argument could be used for your spring spacer idea. You're suggesting he introduce coil bind because you think a body lift looks bad.
03-01-2013 01:54 PM
ThatWhiteMachine101
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
huh? added weight is something you compensate for with springs of the proper spring rate and length...

and there is nothing wrong with a 1-1.25" body lift. Lot's of people do that for better tub clearance for things like high clearance gas tank skids, t-case skids, motor mount lifts, and the possibility of less bumpstop extension requirement for a specific tire size.
True. But if your on enough of a budget to buy RC, then you likely won't have the money to throw at new springs. Spacers are just a good alternative that won't dramatically affect it's ride quality. I just hate body lifts, they're a cheap alternative to what you should do right and look crappy. Unless you want a high clearance skid. But this is all my experience and opinion. I'm no pro hahaha. But a body lift does have pros just don't go beyond 1.25 inches.
03-01-2013 01:23 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by ThatWhiteMachine101 View Post
(Unless your compensating for a winch)
huh? added weight is something you compensate for with springs of the proper spring rate and length...

and there is nothing wrong with a 1-1.25" body lift. Lot's of people do that for better tub clearance for things like high clearance gas tank skids, t-case skids, motor mount lifts, and the possibility of less bumpstop extension requirement for a specific tire size.
03-01-2013 12:48 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by ThatWhiteMachine101

Oh whatever haha. Either way, you don't want it. Do it all suspension, or don't do it at all. (Unless your compensating for a winch)
Roger roger
03-01-2013 12:39 PM
ThatWhiteMachine101
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Originally Posted by krisbman View Post

No the 3.25 is spring/ spacer kit. The 3.75 has the body lift
Oh whatever haha. Either way, you don't want it. Do it all suspension, or don't do it at all. (Unless your compensating for a winch)
03-01-2013 11:32 AM
ALjeep PO had put a 4" RC lift on my Jeep but as previously stated, the shocks in the kit were junk hydraulic based shocks. I just installed the Bilstein 5100's and ride is much improved. I also eliminated the TC drop and installed a SYE. All that said, the RC is a good entry level kit especially for the occasional light offroader and at a good price.
03-01-2013 11:11 AM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by ThatWhiteMachine101
Okay, as rough country lift owner and supporter. You do not want any of their body lift. (Which is what is in the 3.25 kit) You want the 4" X-Series lift with Bilstein Shocks. That will give a decent ride for a decent price but if your control arms bushings fail, rough country will replace them. They have one of the best warranties and customer service I've seen on the market. Just be warned, it isn't the best or sturdiest lift, but it will deliver. Just be prepared to put a little money into it to make it worth it. (Like down the road swapping to JJs) If your not an over the top offroader, it'll do just fine!
No the 3.25 is spring/ spacer kit. The 3.75 has the body lift
03-01-2013 11:08 AM
ThatWhiteMachine101 Okay, as rough country lift owner and supporter. You do not want any of their body lift. (Which is what is in the 3.25 kit) You want the 4" X-Series lift with Bilstein Shocks. That will give a decent ride for a decent price but if your control arms bushings fail, rough country will replace them. They have one of the best warranties and customer service I've seen on the market. Just be warned, it isn't the best or sturdiest lift, but it will deliver. Just be prepared to put a little money into it to make it worth it. (Like down the road swapping to JJs) If your not an over the top offroader, it'll do just fine!
03-01-2013 11:06 AM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by krisbman

Yup, thats what i have. The kit came complete. The t- case drop is about an inch. Most will suggest a mml rather than the drop which is what i plan to do.
It works for what i do
03-01-2013 11:05 AM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by TjinaTj
Will the 3.25 RC kit work well with 33inch tires or should I got to a 4 inch kit? I am looking at the 3.25 kit and was just curious to what comes with the kit do you have to buy extra parts? And the t case drop how much lower does the case go thanks!
Yup, thats what i have. The kit came complete. The t- case drop is about an inch. Most will suggest a mml rather than the drop which is what i plan to do.

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03-01-2013 11:01 AM
Dextreme Seriously...are you guys falling for the magazine ads/marketing hype and cheap prices? How many "as seen on TV" Shamwows have you guys fallen for? RC must be doing something right to hook your money.

There are better lifts on the market to spend your money on! Sorry, I just don't trust Chinese steel (or bushings)!
03-01-2013 10:47 AM
TjinaTj Will the 3.25 RC kit work well with 33inch tires or should I got to a 4 inch kit? I am looking at the 3.25 kit and was just curious to what comes with the kit do you have to buy extra parts? And the t case drop how much lower does the case go thanks!
01-28-2013 12:29 PM
burkettiv
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Originally Posted by Redsand View Post
If you put 22s on your jeep you will be flamed till the end if time, and you will need new gears, steering, brakes, to run a 35. The heavy oversized rims will probably make it worse
Tese wernt my first coice, but I found them for $400 so i jumped on them. The zone lift kits are pertty comprable to the RC so I will most likely go that rout. I have 35's on the wheels right now but I do plan on replacing them with 33's within te next 6 months. I also am going to need wheel adaptors because the lug pattern is for a TJ and I have the JK unlimited x.... Any suggestions on which co. to go with for those?
01-28-2013 09:14 AM
hagler123 I have the Zone 3" suspension lift on my 2001 and installed it myself. The ride quality is 10x better than my friends 4" rough country lift he has a 1999 wrangler. Also im running 255/75/r17 that a 32" tire its a tall tire not wide. I have 1.25" wheel spacer adapters cause I have the new rubi wheels and the tires still dont stick out past my flat fender flares
01-28-2013 08:25 AM
OJay I've had a RC 2.5 inch lift (w 2.2 shocks) on my jeep since it first came out, since I purchased a full set of control arms (RC xflex Adj w/Poly bushings) ... The springs are good, other then that I would shop a little harder the only RC product that is still on my jeep and has with standed the test of time are the springs and my jeep has seen very little off roading.

AEV supposedly makes a nice 2.5 inch spring. Saavy also supposedly makes a nice 3 inch spring also. As a TJ owner ultimately you'll want to run 33's under her ... seems to be a TJ's best fit. I would go a little bigger 3" or maybe 3.5 and aim for 33's. Right now I have RC 2.5 springs, .75 spring isolators, OME Shocks, 1.25 Bl, 1 mml. She sits at a nice height with metric 33's.

I like the ride with the spring and shock combo ... Ive only rode her on stock, 2.2, and OME shocks yet to try bilstiens. Im now in the process of removing all things poly bushing....
01-28-2013 08:05 AM
povchrisw i put a rc 2.5 kit in my jeep last spring, i didnt want to spend a lot as it my dd. after 2 months with no offroading the shocks began to leak fluid. they are the 2.2, not the n2's, i cannot contest to spring sag but i will say that the springs showed up with paint already chipping off.. iv now replaced the rear shocks with bilsein 5100's in the rear soon to do the front. you get what you pay for
01-28-2013 04:27 AM
Redsand If you put 22s on your jeep you will be flamed till the end if time, and you will need new gears, steering, brakes, to run a 35. The heavy oversized rims will probably make it worse
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