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05unlimitededition 01-13-2013 01:14 PM

Rough country 6 inch lift ????? Anybody have any input?
 
I want a 6 inch lift And rough country seems to have everything I need out of a lift. Does anyone on here run a rough country 6 inch X series lift ?

Spread_cheeks_with_a_jeep 01-13-2013 02:38 PM

Here's my input. Don't get a rough country lift. Why don't you save yourself some money and get a 3 or 4 inch lift with some badass fenders. That's what gets all the girls.

TJspeed 01-13-2013 02:58 PM

Why do you need 6" of lift? And rough country is not a quality brand.

K.wag 01-13-2013 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Spread_cheeks_with_a_jeep (Post 3223639)
Here's my input. Don't get a rough country lift. Why don't you save yourself some money and get a 3 or 4 inch lift with some badass fenders. That's what gets all the girls.

girls... thats why we spend money on our jeeps :thumb:

05unlimitededition 01-13-2013 03:35 PM

Looking to clear 35's with no body lift

05unlimitededition 01-13-2013 03:37 PM

I already have a girl lol. I need 35's. the way I see it the only difference is in the control arms. I can upgrade those later if need be.

05unlimitededition 01-13-2013 03:39 PM

Unless y'all know of any lifts that will clear 35's and is under $1200 for everything I need.

98 tj sport 01-13-2013 03:49 PM

Y dont u want a bl, I have a 4 inch lift and could prolly clear 35s but I plan on adding a 1.25 bl tummy tucking and changing the rear end before I go 35s.... o btw ur x series has a dana 35 which is not known for its reliability running 35s in its stock form, hell I broke mine runnin 33s and I'm easy on the skinny pedal

TJspeed 01-13-2013 03:56 PM

A 4" lift with a 1" body and 1" motor will set you up for 35"s, gas tank skid, tummy tuck, and will keep your CG down.

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Originally Posted by 98 tj sport (Post 3223889)
Y dont u want a bl, I have a 4 inch lift and could prolly clear 35s but I plan on adding a 1.25 bl tummy tucking and changing the rear end before I go 35s.... o btw ur x series has a dana 35 which is not known for its reliability running 35s in its stock form, hell I broke mine runnin 33s and I'm easy on the skinny pedal

He has an unlimited. It has a D44 rear. Look at his profile pic and name.. X series is the series of the lift.

Jerry Bransford 01-13-2013 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by 05unlimitededition (Post 3223802)
Looking to clear 35's with no body lift

A much (!) better solution for 35" tires than a 6" suspension lift is a 4" suspension lift with a 1" body lift. 5" of clearance is perfect for offroading with 35" tires and you get a significantly lower center-of-gravity with a 4"+1" than with a 6". 6" is just too tall for 35" tires. And there is absolutely positively nothing wrong with a basic 1" body lift... just avoid a 2" or especially 3" body lift.

Not to mention that a Rough Country suspension lift is the absolute last brand of suspension lift I would install on my TJ.

jrussblues 01-13-2013 04:01 PM

I'm not sure what you are currently running but here are my thoughts.
The rough country kit is not going to take care of everything you need. You will need to factor in lower rear shock relocator brackets, a slip yoke eliminator, and a rear drive shaft. At that height you may need a longer front drive shaft as well. Additionally, if you are not working with a Rubicon you will want to invest in new chromoly front axle shafts and likely a regear to move the 35's along. If you decide to go with rough country prepare for a rough ride and components that will wear relatively quickly. You can clear 35's with a 4" Rubicon express super flex and proper bump stop adjustment.

Jerry Bransford 01-13-2013 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by jrussblues (Post 3223947)
You can clear 35's with a 4" Rubicon express super flex and proper bump stop adjustment.

Because Rubicon Express's lift heights are significantly taller than advertised, RE's typically net about 1" over the advertised lift height. 5" of added clearance is what is needed for 35" tires.

jrussblues 01-13-2013 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 3223958)
Because Rubicon Express's lift heights are significantly taller than advertised, RE's typically net about 1" over the advertised lift height. 5" of added clearance is what is needed for 35" tires.

Yup

kkstone 01-13-2013 04:05 PM

just installed a 4 inch rough country lift and im very pleased with it. Took a while but it was worth it.

CarolinaBound 01-13-2013 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 05unlimitededition (Post 3223813)
I need 35's. t.

Any reason why? Street queen or crawler or mud or trails?

05unlimitededition 01-13-2013 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by CarolinaBound

Any reason why? Street queen or crawler or mud or trails?

Mud and trails and sand.

05unlimitededition 01-13-2013 07:03 PM

Cv shafts that is. And then I'll beef up the rest as I go.

wmwhitey 01-13-2013 07:03 PM

lol the info I see on here is some true and some I think is BS. If you want to clear 35's the RC 4" lift will work I already had that lift and 35"s on the last jeep. The improvement RC has made in the last few years is crazy good. I would buy the RC 6" lift no questions asked if you do buy it you would not have to trim your fenders. As for the people who say RC is not a good lift let them answer the last time they had a RC lift on there jeep?

05unlimitededition 01-13-2013 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by 05unlimitededition
Cv shafts that is. And then I'll beef up the rest as I go.

And sye

wmwhitey 01-13-2013 07:06 PM

As for chromoly front axle shafts I never bought any and wheeled the hell out of the jeep neither did I regear but I would regear for better MPG.

05unlimitededition 01-13-2013 07:06 PM

I had a 4 inch rc lift on my last tj. I had no complaints. It was a little rough but its a jeep. I'm not looking for a smooth ride. Btw I appreciate all the input. Anything to help my decision process is appreciated.

TJspeed 01-13-2013 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by wmwhitey (Post 3224752)
As for chromoly front axle shafts I never bought any and wheeled the hell out of the jeep neither did I regear but I would regear for better MPG.

You sound like a guy I used to know. His advice to me when I got my Jeep was to do a 6"long arm and 35"s. I told him that was to big and would cost to much for me since I would need to regear upgrade brakes and axle shafts. His response was "I didn't need to because he wheeled the shit out of his xj with 6" lift hacked and slashed fenders and a stock d30 d35 on 37"s".

ccecil3155 01-13-2013 10:35 PM

You can run 35s with rough country's 4in lift. Two of my friends have 35s on their TJs with the same 4in kit I have. I have 33s on mine, as soon as my Mickey thompsons wear out (99.9% tread left) I'm def going with some 35s

jrussblues 01-13-2013 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ccecil3155 (Post 3225585)
You can run 35s with rough country's 4in lift. Two of my friends have 35s on their TJs with the same 4in kit I have. I have 33s on mine, as soon as my Mickey thompsons wear out (99.9% tread left) I'm def going with some 35s

Notice the word properly was left out.

Jtaylor1129 01-13-2013 11:15 PM

Another thought is coil spacers... I run a 4" pro comp and 2" pucks just bc I don't care for the look of a BL. I clear 35s with no problem and have a fair amount of flex

TJspeed 01-14-2013 02:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Jtaylor1129 (Post 3225681)
Another thought is coil spacers... I run a 4" pro comp and 2" pucks just bc I don't care for the look of a BL. I clear 35s with no problem and have a fair amount of flex

And another bad idea...

Jtaylor1129 01-14-2013 02:46 AM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed

And another bad idea...

And why's that?

98 tj sport 01-14-2013 04:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Jtaylor1129

And why's that?

Throws the geometry off plus shocks are no longer the right length, . Just to name a couple reasons

Jtaylor1129 01-14-2013 04:39 AM

I've run this set up on 4 jeeps all daily driven and 4 wheeled pretty hard and never had any issues with it. I mean don't get me wrong I'd prefer a true 6" lift but it's cheaper and don't have that gap between the frame and body.

TFBlackout05 01-14-2013 05:37 AM

6" RCX SL 1.5" RC BL Love the lift! I will upgrade to long arms later!! But great lift for Daily driver! everything is really nice

Here is a YouTube link of my build before and after.

http://youtu.be/vYLUgdeavPo in this kit!


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