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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
booger 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
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
True, which means it should ride like a Jeep, not like a bulldozer, which is what everyone was complaining about with Rough Country.
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Originally Posted by booger View Post
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
If you look at my post (I've included it in this one in case you're too lazy to scroll up to it), I used the word "was" instead of "is". Here, I'll highlight it in my previous post, so you don't miss it. Calm down, it wasn't an attack on you or your lift. I'll let you know when I begin talking out of my ass.....so you'll know.
04-13-2009 04:33 PM
4point
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Originally Posted by booger View Post
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
Which kit do you have Boog? I had the RC 4" cheapo $500 kit (still have the spirngs) and will vouch for the fact its a POS kit. Every single piece of it! There was no "good" part of this kit. But you get what you pay for right.
04-13-2009 03:00 PM
booger 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
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
I couldn't have said it any better than that.

I write all my own material
04-13-2009 12:07 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
True, which means it should ride like a Jeep, not like a bulldozer, which is what everyone was complaining about with Rough Country.
I couldn't have said it any better than that.
04-13-2009 12:05 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by booger View Post


it's a Jeep not a Cadillac.

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
booger
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
RC finally came out with newer better riding shocks but they STILL include the same old stiff riding shocks in their basic kits. So even those with brand-new basic RC kits are still making complaints about the stiff ride.
you know what they say about opinions...


it's a Jeep not a Cadillac.
04-12-2009 10:31 PM
tarheel
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Originally Posted by emev0l View Post
Thanks. They ship to 4wheel Parts stores for free, so I can pick up at the local store also
04-12-2009 05:17 PM
J33P 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.
Thanks again,
Jeff
04-12-2009 12:59 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by booger View Post
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.
RC finally came out with newer better riding shocks but they STILL include the same old stiff riding shocks in their basic kits. So even those with brand-new basic RC kits are still making complaints about the stiff ride.
04-12-2009 12:53 PM
booger 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
rallykid 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
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by DANIMAL View Post
AEV / Nth Degree 2" Coil Spring Spacers for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited
Item Number: 16500.5001

$32.99 $32.99

Skyjacker Hydro Front Shock Absorber 22.75" / 13.54" Eye / Stem
Item Number: 16016.103

$36.99 $73.98

Skyjacker Hydro Rear Shock Absorber for 84-06 Jeep® Cherokee XJ, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited TJ with 0" Lift
Item Number: 16016.104

$36.99 $73.98

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
All that sounds fine, it should ride decently too. If you get minor vibes after lifting your Jeep 2", just drop your t-case skidplate a half-inch with washers around its six bolts placed between the frame and skidplate. You'll need six longer t-case skidplate bolts so just remove one and take it to the hardware store for sizing purposes. It's metric and make sure to get a hardened replacement with a metric hardness rating of 8.8 (equal to SAE Grade 5) or 10.9 (equal to SAE Grade 8).

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
emev0l
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Originally Posted by tarheel View Post
Yeah I am paying off the Jeep this month so tires are next. If we had not cut back on hours at the hospital I would be sporting some new rubber by now. Sucks doing everything one step at a time. I just do not want to go in debt in this economy. Besides it keeps me busy going from site to site checking prices/deals
Take a look at http://www.tirepackage.com there one of the cheapest I've found.
04-12-2009 02:27 AM
tarheel
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Originally Posted by Joshpfeffer View Post
AKA: "I need to man up my post. No sissy Jeep owner here." Haha. Just kidding man. Looks like those new tires might be coming soon based on the tread you have left on yours.
Yeah I am paying off the Jeep this month so tires are next. If we had not cut back on hours at the hospital I would be sporting some new rubber by now. Sucks doing everything one step at a time. I just do not want to go in debt in this economy. Besides it keeps me busy going from site to site checking prices/deals
04-12-2009 02:15 AM
Joshpfeffer
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Originally Posted by tarheel View Post
BTW, this is not the mall! I was at Lowe's getting some grade 8 bolts
AKA: "I need to man up my post. No sissy Jeep owner here." Haha. Just kidding man. Looks like those new tires might be coming soon based on the tread you have left on yours.
04-12-2009 02:11 AM
tarheel

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
emev0l

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
DANIMAL
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Originally Posted by joemd60 View Post
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?
I have 31's and I think they make my Jeep look great. I want to add a 2" lift so that I will have extra clearance for when I take it off-road.

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
DANIMAL 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

$32.99 $32.99


Skyjacker Hydro Front Shock Absorber 22.75" / 13.54" Eye / Stem
Item Number: 16016.103

$36.99 $73.98


Skyjacker Hydro Rear Shock Absorber for 84-06 Jeep® Cherokee XJ, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited TJ with 0" Lift
Item Number: 16016.104

$36.99 $73.98

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
Jerry Bransford I'm a big fan of Rubicon Express's suspension lifts, and I run an RE suspension lift, but those particular shocks, RE's twin-tubes, are every bit as stiff riding as the RC shocks are. By swapping the shocks out for either Rubicon Express's Monotube shocks for $40 more per shock or for Skyjacker's Hydro shocks for about the same price as RE's twin tube shocks, the ride would be pretty sweet.
04-11-2009 10:50 PM
mikes05unlimited 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
DANIMAL
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Originally Posted by mikes05unlimited View Post
i don't have it but every thread i've read everyone has said to stay away from that brand that there are better lifts for the same or less money
I have been thinking of going with the same lift. It comes with "Front and rear progressive coil springs, transfer case spacers to maintain factory driveshaft angles, and front and rear Performance 2.2 shocks" all for $299. If you could tell me what lift I could get that is less $$ than that I will look at that also. Most of the lifts 2-2 1/2" that I have found only give you spring spacers (utilizing the stock spring) and that is it. You still need to buy new shocks. I am not an expert on things like this and I like the completeness of this kit. If someone could put together a "kit" that would be better and cost less, I would buy it. Suggestions?

Thanks, Dan
04-11-2009 08:40 PM
Kain44
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Originally Posted by mikes05unlimited View Post
i don't have it but every thread i've read everyone has said to stay away from that brand that there are better lifts for the same or less money
I read some reviews and heard the same on them.
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