|10-22-2013 09:38 AM|
Rubicon Express 4"
1989 YJ Sahara
just got this finished yesterday..replaced an old pro-comp 3.5" (installed in 1994). Car feels great and gained a few inches over the last lift. More importantly, i gained a much improved ride!
great quality product.
|10-20-2013 08:30 PM|
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|10-19-2013 08:51 PM|
5" Procomp Coil Spring Conversion
3" body lift
33" Mud Brutes
It rides amazing on and off road with great flex
|09-26-2013 12:06 AM|
2.5" rubicon lift
I put a 2.5" Rubicon spring, 1.75" shackle, and a 2" body lift. All added up should be around 6.25" but ended up about 8". My 33" look good and when I park next to a stock jeep( I will go out of my way too) it looks like one hell of a YJ. I love the rubicon lift for what it comes with( brake line ext, 1" trans drop, 2 degree shims for pinion angle). All in all love how she rides on and off road....
|09-11-2013 11:34 PM|
4" Rough Country Suspension Lift for Jeep YJ
I ordered the RC lift kit directly from Rough Country on Thursday, received it by UPS on Friday, and installed it on Sunday. Took me and a buddy about 8 hours and a 12 pack of beer. Could have been faster if we were trying to hurry. Instructions were pretty good and the parts were great. Everything went together pretty easily. I picked up a set of nearly new BFG 32x11.50s on Monday. Very happy with the look and the ride is better than it was with my stock suspension and worn 31x10.50s. Great kit at an excellent price.
|09-06-2013 09:10 AM|
YJ Lift Review.
I'm a newbe to the Forum and the Jeep world. My 1988 YJ (17K Miles) is great. I replaced all the dry rotted items, Carb, distributer, and misc stuff. My last effort didn't go so well. Installed an RC 2.5 lift kit and it turned out to be a 4.5 lift. I called RC and they say they sent the correct 2.5 kit. BUT! My brake lines are seriously streched, and I have a serious drive shaft vibration. I'm returning the RC Kit and I purchased a Rubicon 2.5 Kit. Hope it is sized better than the RC. I should have read all the reviews on RC, as I have found several that say the RC 2.5 lift will yield a 4 inch lift. Not a happy camper.
I enjoy the Forum it is a great weath of information. If I had only read it before I started.
|09-05-2013 04:12 PM|
|EBMULE1942||EB Mule Newbe!! I own a 1988 YJ with 17000 miles and It needed new Suspension. So I selected Rough Country 2.5 lift and what a screw up. The lift turned out to be 4.5 inches and I orded a 2.5 lift. Call RC and they said I have the correct kit and it is 2.5. The brake lines are stretched to the limit and I have a very bad drive shaft vibration. I was told by several people before i started that a 2.5 lift would not not be a problem. Install the springs, shocks and drive off into the sunset. Wrong. If any one is thinking about a 2.5 lift don't make the same mistake I did. I'm in the process of replacing the RC with Rubicon. RC does have a good return policy.|
|09-05-2013 08:01 AM|
|EBMULE1942||I'm a newbe to the Wrangler YJ world but learning fast. I purchased and installed a Rough Country 2.5 lift kit on my 1988 YJ. The kit actually gave me a 4.5 inch lift. I contacted Rouch Country they said the kit I purchased is a 2.5 lift. My problem is the brake lines are at their limit and I have a serious driveshaft vibration. I was told that a 2.5 lift did not require longer brake lines and the stock drive shaft would not vibrate. I have removed the Rough country kit and I orded a 2.5 Rubicon. The only good comment I have about Rough Country is their return policy is good. But they will not pay the freight cost on the return. It is safe to say I am not happy with Rough Country.|
|07-12-2013 12:52 PM|
In regards to your question Zack church, your Yj will still look good with 4" Rc lift and 31's. I have seen 2 in my town with the same setup one with treadwrights and the other on km2's both 4" RC. looked great man. I have also installed one of RC yj kits, they were very friendly everything was there and it went on no problem 6 hours and a case of bud later.
Procomp 2.5" lift (SUA)
ES3000 shocks and stabilizer
1" transfer case drop
1" lift shackles
3" Performance Accessories body lift
35x12.50R15 BFG Mt
15x10 3.75" back spacing Procomp D-window s
I have had this setup for 2 years no problems with it. I daily drive my YJ and I play at a local ORV park every weekend some during the week. It is a great kit, the springs ride good, it is a jeep not a luxury car. I have zero death wobble and absolutely no driveline vibrations. I would recommend this kit to anyone who actualy wheels their YJ. The shock bodies rusted after the first winter, a can of black rustoleum and their still doing their job. I will take aesthetic problems over mechanical failure,lol The springs alone put me right at 2.5 inches of lift then the 1" shackles net just under 1 inch extra. it cleared 33's without the body lift.
|06-17-2013 08:26 PM|
|derick88yj||sorry I am only running 33s and the fronts rub at full wheel cock and the back is pretty close, so I don't think it would clear 35s without more lift|
|06-08-2013 12:26 PM|
|derick88yj||well after a long wait,yesterday I finally got RC 4" lift installed.(Thanks to a great friend with a hoist in his polebarn.)And it went great I would recommend it to anyone. Kit has everything. Only thing I bought was can of PB blaster and 8 bolts and nuts for spring shackles. Hardest part is pitman arm.|
|06-01-2013 12:40 PM|
3.5" SuperLift Super Ride
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
.5" Poly Body Lift
Jeep rides and looks great. This is my third YJ build using SuperLift. Not a better company out there for ride quality IMO. Paying extra loot for the Bilsteins made a huge difference as well....
|05-21-2013 11:29 PM|
LIFT:4" RC suspension
TIRES/WHEELS: 33 12.50 15
Likesont know if it is the lift but, the steering tightend up and had to back off the steering box.
The stock springs were wore out and gave about 6" total lift.
Dis-Likes: It is a little bouncy but, hey, it is lifted and now I have to kinda jump up into the Jeep.
Would You Recommend: I would.. It is a good lift for the money and easy to install.
|05-07-2013 11:43 PM|
|05-05-2013 09:30 PM|
LIFT: RC 4IN + 1IN SHACKLE
1IN tranny DROP KIT
TIRES/WHEELS: 33X12.5x15 General Grabber MT W/ 1.25 wheel spacers W/ 5x5 lugs W/ M/T rims 15x10
RC 2.0 Shocks and Boots
RC front steering stablizer shock
RC 4-6in sway bar quick disconects (set on 6in mark)..Leveled it out better i think.
Just got done installing yesterday so thought Id share...Only put like 20miles so far but it rides really smooth i think for a jeep.
Before..1in shackle W/31's
|04-29-2013 12:17 AM|
LIFT: BDS 2" lift with Zone 1" lift boomerang shackles
SHOCKS: BDS (included)
TIRES/WHEELS: stock wheels and stock Goodyear Wrangler A/T 225/75R15 tires (for now)
Likes: Super comfortable on road, flexes and rides well off road, and an unbeatable warranty. It came with a much higher quality T-case drop than I have seen with other kits and the instructions were nearly idiot-proof.
I use this as my daily driver as well as the vehicle to get me to campsites, and the BDS kit rides superb.
My stock suspension was saggy and a front shackle was bent, so this kit (with shackles) gave me an average of 4.2" of lift. I measured from hub to fender on all four wheels and from flat ground to rocker.
Dis-Likes: I would say price, but it is well worth it.
Would You Recommend: Yes. To everyone. Always.
I installed this weeks ago, but waited until I took it off road a bit more to write this review so it wasn't a box opening write-up.
Picture(s): I apologize for the lack of flexy pictures, but my wife doesn't drive and isn't great at taking pictures, either... so I am stuck with what I can take after parking.
Note: I did not use the included track bar relocation brackets as I just removed them and gave them to a metal yard to be recycled into something useful. I removed my sway bar before I did the lift. Never going back.
|04-28-2013 05:08 PM|
LIFT: Zone 2" Lift
SHOCKS: Zone (included in Kit)
TIRES/WHEELS: BFG AT 30x9.5x15 on TJ Canyon Wheels
Likes: Easy install. Cost-effective ($540). Good instructions.
Dis-Likes: None - everything was included. I did buy a Daystar kit to replace the shackle to frame bushings (these weren't included in the kit, but I didn't expect them to be included)
Would You Recommend: Yes
|04-28-2013 10:09 AM|
Lift: BDS 5" with 1" boomerang shackles
Shocks: Fox 2.0
SYE/CVD: Ruggeg Ridge SYE, Custom local front and rear CV DS
Tire/Rim: BFG A/T 33x12.5, Eagle Alloy 15x10
Pros: Complete kit, in that it had everything to complete the lift plus steel braided brake lines, was a little stiff at first but softened up nicely.
Cons: none that I can think of.
|04-25-2013 11:30 PM|
|Face_McShooty||Ok...well my phone is stupid lol. Saw your post on my phone. And instead of the "smiley" showing up your post read "Good choice: punk...So, sorry about that lol|
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|04-25-2013 07:56 PM|
|Face_McShooty||Just wanted to say thanks to you guys. I know its probably not the right place but, anyway Thanks a lot. I have a 89 YJ and was thinking about trading it for a TJ. But, after reading thru this and seeing a ton of beautiful pictures I think you guys made up my mind for me.|
|04-11-2013 08:39 AM|
LIFT: 4" Rough country with 1" daystar body lift
SHOCKS: Rough Country shocks and 2.2 version steering stabilizer
SYE/CVD: Rugged Ridge SYE, Tom Woods DS
TIRES/WHEELS: 33" Goodyear Duratracs on pro comp blackouts
good warranty and customer service
shocks suck and already need replaced after a year
Would You Recommend:
Yes if your looking for a cheap lift, if you have the money buy a better quality one though.
|04-10-2013 07:15 PM|
1992 jeep yj base model
LIFT: spring over and 2.5 inch lift springs
SHOCKS: skyjackers off of an f350
TIRES AND WHEELS: bfgoodrich 33x12.50x15 stock wheels soon to be tsl 36x13.50x15 iroks on soft 8's
LIKES: love the lift. Flexes amazing nice and high if your going for that look. Just overall amazing lift
DISLIKES: very expensive done the right way. Crossover steering break lines shocks anti wrap bar sye and shaft all add up. That's not including axels and gearing
Would recommend 100% to anyone mechanically inclined and is willing to pay the money.
|04-08-2013 09:14 AM|
Rubicon Express 2.5" Standard Lift (part#RE5505)
Jeep: 1995 YJ
Engine: 2.5 L 5 speed
Tires: 33x12.5x15 Mastercraft Courser MT
Pros: Looks great, drives great, kit came with everything needed for swap. Decent price compared to other similar lifts. Definitely get the relocation brackets for rear shocks because they don't really fit properly otherwise. Got about 3" lift all the way around, plenty to fit 33's which surprised me.
Cons: Found this really difficult to install with basic garage tools (floor jack, breaker bar, socket set, grinder, PB Blaster, and BFH). I really recommend having/borrowing an impact gun. I would have also bought a hardware kit if there is one available, on my 18 year old jeep many of the bolts were rusted badly and had to be cut off. I was then left scouring hardware and bolt stores for replacement bolts, which isn't easy. It seemed like every time I started gaining momentum I'd come across a stuck bolt and have to wedge a grinder into really difficult places while lying on my back. Took me about 3 week nights and a Saturday to complete, but well worth it.
Note: I tried to drive without t-case drop kit but had some vibrations. After installing drop kit my shifter was hitting tub and I couldn't use gears 2,4, and R. I removed boot and cut out tub for clearance which worked great. Be sure to have steering re-aligned after lift, mine drove a little funny until I had that done, but rode great after.
|04-04-2013 04:41 PM|
Rubicon Express 2.5" Standard Lift (part#RE5505)
Jeep: 1991 YJ Sahara
Tires: BFG All-Terrains 265/75R16D
Pros: Good quality, Great ride, Flexes pretty good, 100% better than stock, gained 3.5", Installation was easy, included sway bar disconnects.
Cons: Was not a complete kit for a stock YJ. Rear shock tubes make contact with axle tube when installed according to directions and Rubicon Express said not to run the shocks upside down. They sent me shock relocation brackets (#RE2007) to fix the issue.
Note: Ended up installing the supplied T-case drop due to minor vibrations at hwy speeds. Will be installing my SYE when I get around to installing my new/used axles ('87 XJ Dana-44 & '98 XJ Dana-30). Currently running a stock XJ pitman arm.
|03-26-2013 12:52 AM|
|AZ WRANGLER||I had a Rough Country 4" for 2 years, worked well. So I decided to move up to their 6" lift when I did my axle swap. I have riding on them for about 2 weeks now and they are stiff as hell! At first, it lifted my Jeep over 6" above the old lift! It wouldn't fit out of my garage! Luckily it has settled some, but still 4.5" above the old lift. It is stiff as hell, so I'm hoping it settles in and runs smooth. I will post an update here in a couple weeks for the final verdict.|
|03-13-2013 10:02 PM|
Just put on the lift TOTALLY PUMPED!!!
Its on my 91' Sahara ( Sarah the Sahara )
Lift: Skyjacker 4"
SYE/CVD: No/No ( not even Tcase drop -yes to vibration)
Tires/Wheels: 33x12.50 BFG MT - 15'' AAR
Likes: Rides nice - soft and sturdy
Dislikes: Price for the kit - im cheap.
Recommend: Its a good lift - and you get 4'' out of it for sure - im still going to get 1.5'' shackles though.
its almost hard to tell the difference between before and after because the before had 31'' on stock suspension - making the wheel wells look crammed....
|03-06-2013 11:57 AM|
Lift: Rough Country 2.5" Suspension
Shocks: Rough Country Nitro
Shackles: Heavy Duty Rough Country (3" I think)
SYE: Not yet
Tires: BF Goodrich All Terrains 31x10.50-15
Wheels: 15x7 wagon wheels (Spare doesn't match)
Likes: Springs didn't settle much and with the upgraded shackles I got about a 3.5" lift out of this with plenty of room for bigger tires down the road. After dropping the transfer-case, she runs smoothly and much nicer of a ride then with the stock suspension (which was stiff and flat as a board).
Dis-likes: I need bigger gears and can't afford them right now, so the power is a bit low.
Took us about 12 hours to install since we had to either break every seal on the original bolts, or had to cut a few out due to not being properly installed when built. Lol.
I haven't taken her off road or in the mountains yet due to the sudden snow we've received, but anything I've done on pavement or dirt has been much better than before. I definitely suggest this lift.
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