|04-14-2009 01:07 PM|
|booger||how long has your kit been on? do you have stock bumpers? winch?|
|04-14-2009 11:54 AM|
|zpratt4||i have the rough country 4" and i'm not going to say it rides like stock. like everyone has been saying, it's Rough but still, if you don't mind it then it's no big deal. i plan on replacing the shocks sometime, that should make it ride good. there are definitly better kits out there that i wished i could afford, but i got what i got, and it's not that great. i'm speaking from experience, if you can afford it go with something a little better or at least upgrade the shocks with some ome or re shocks.|
|04-14-2009 10:25 AM|
i've got the series 2 kit. springs, shocks, and fixed lower control arms. i wasn't impressed with their adj track bar at the time, so i got a Pro Comp unit (they have a new one now that i'd run though).
i'm VERY happy with the kit. it's crazy flexy and my Jeep goes anywhere i point it. it also rides pretty much the same as it did stock. all around, it's a great kit for a CHEAP price.
cave... scroll up yourself, that's what you're all complaining about NOW in this thread, and it just simply isn't the case anymore. i personally know at least a dozen people running RC kits and there are ZERO complaints about the ride or quality. TJ, JK, XJ... all satisfied customers.
|04-13-2009 05:40 PM|
|04-13-2009 04:33 PM|
|04-13-2009 03:00 PM|
everyone isn't saying it..
i say it rides pretty darn close to stock, and i'm actually running it instead of talking out of my ass
|04-13-2009 12:18 PM|
I write all my own material
|04-13-2009 12:07 PM|
|04-13-2009 12:05 PM|
True, which means it should ride like a Jeep, not like a bulldozer, which is what everyone was complaining about with Rough Country.
|04-13-2009 10:37 AM|
it's a Jeep not a Cadillac.
|04-12-2009 10:31 PM|
|04-12-2009 05:17 PM|
Thank you to all who helped me with my decision. I am going to order this kit in the next month when I can find time to install it.
LOL Jerry, sorry I spelled my topic wrong, but I spelled it right in my post at least, haha.
Thank you all who posted pictures of their rigs with the lift, it really helped my decision on this kit.
This site has great members who enjoy helping others and I'll be here a while for sure.
|04-12-2009 12:59 PM|
|04-12-2009 12:53 PM|
i'm running RC's newer 4" lift and it rides very close to stock as well. it flexes GREAT, and you can't beat the price!!
don't listen to the OUTDATED opinions that the RC flamers have. you can't very well have an educated opinion on something if you've never used it.
|04-12-2009 12:22 PM|
This is my '06 LJ with the 2.5" Rough Country progressive rate lift. It rides surprisingly well for being a low priced lift, very close to stock. By close I mean if stock is a 10 I would give this a 9, just barely stiffer. Their new stuff is light years beyond what their old stuff was, they put a lot of effort into getting this one right apparently. It comes with the TC case drop but in my case (LJ) I didn't need it. The kit cost me $269 for springs and 2.2 performance shocks. The shocks are not OME quality but they are very good. I would recommend picking up the rear track bar bracket for an extra $17 and get some longer sway bar links or disco's as that seems to help soften the ride a bit with having them at the right length.
The other nice things about doing a spring lift instead of spacers is that you will get rid of any spring sag you have.
|04-12-2009 10:50 AM|
Oh yeah, it'll take more than 1/2" worth of stacked washers around each t-case skidplate bolt to drop the skidplate 1/2" because the first washer or two sits in an indentation. At least they do on older TJ skidplates.
|04-12-2009 09:34 AM|
|04-12-2009 02:27 AM|
|04-12-2009 02:15 AM|
|04-12-2009 02:11 AM|
This is with the 30's still on my Jeep. I like the lift so far. It does ride stiffer than the old stock setup. Got 2.75 inch on left and 3 inch on right. Definitely had some sag going on! The shocks are much beefier than the stock shocks. I have not put the stabilizer I got on yet. Will do that when I get the new tires. I did use the TC skid lowering kit due to vibes at 25-30 mph. All in all this was not a hard project. I did it by myself and I did use strut compressors. For 300 bucks I am satisfied. (kit, steering stabilizer, shipping $300.95) Got it in 4 days from when I placed the order with Jeffrey at Rough Country.
BTW, this is not the mall! I was at Lowe's getting some grade 8 bolts
|04-12-2009 01:00 AM|
|Sb5551||You can buy my 2" spacers for cheap.|
|04-12-2009 12:42 AM|
Rough Country 2.5" lift
.75" coil spring spacers
2" bump stop extensions
JKS sway bar disconnects
JKS sway bar end links
33x12.5 Pro Comp Mud Terrains
15x8 Cragar Soft 8 wheels 4in backspacing
|04-11-2009 11:24 PM|
|joemd60||Thanks it does look good, I am kicking myself that I did not buy the 31's in the first place. Instead I bought BFG AT 235x75x15's, although I do like BFG so I am going to stick with them.|
|04-11-2009 11:19 PM|
Here's a pic.
|04-11-2009 11:12 PM|
|joemd60||I was thinking about for the future of getting the skyjacker 2" lift, since my jeep is my daily driver I only want to add 31's will the 2" lift make the tires look too small?|
|04-11-2009 11:10 PM|
That's what I love about this site. You guys are knowlegeable, helpful and quick.
How would this set up be?
AEV / Nth Degree 2" Coil Spring Spacers for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited
Item Number: 16500.5001
Skyjacker Hydro Front Shock Absorber 22.75" / 13.54" Eye / Stem
Item Number: 16016.103
Skyjacker Hydro Rear Shock Absorber for 84-06 Jeep® Cherokee XJ, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited TJ with 0" Lift
Item Number: 16016.104
Merchandise Subtotal: $180.95
Standard Ground Shipping:
(Based on our shipping chart for shipping in continental US) $24.99
This is all from Quadratec. Are these good spacers?
Thanks again, Dan
|04-11-2009 10:55 PM|
|04-11-2009 10:50 PM|
Skyjacker Standard 2" Spacer Lift Kit with Hydro Shocks for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
Rubicon Express 2" Economy Kit with Twin Tube Shocks for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
|04-11-2009 10:40 PM|
|04-11-2009 08:40 PM|
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