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tbk125 12-04-2009 09:24 AM

whats wrong with these lifts
im considering a zone offroad or RC lift because they are mad cheap and im a college kid, iv heard people say they are crap and iv searched threads where people have said that you need more parts, so what is wrong with these lifts and what parts are missing from them?

my97tj 12-04-2009 10:39 AM

I put a RC Budget Boost and Hydro shocks on my 97... I saw nothing bad about the lift. It rides a little rougher than stock form did, so the RC shocks may be a little firm but it wasn't an unbareable ride by any means.

I did put in an adjustable track bar in the rear because my rear end was sitting over about 3/4 of an inch after the lift. But I have seen some that it didn't affect at all.

If your lift creates a vibration you may have to drop the transfer case (TC drop) or raise the motor (MML) to reduce the driveline angle.

My 97 didn't get a vibration so I didn't do either of the above.

terrible2 12-04-2009 11:34 AM

Work more hours if youre in college. I just got done with college but even while I was in I didnt cheap out on something as important as a lift.

abw0004 12-04-2009 12:54 PM

Lifts are not really something that you want to be cheap about, especially if it is a suspension lift. I am also in college and I had to save up for my lift, but in the end it was worth it.

jdhallissey 12-04-2009 01:22 PM

The zone is not that bad. I run zone springs but different shocks. In the vendors forum go sent a pm to scott at Rock 4x. I am a broke college student and I got his in house lift and it is amazing. My jeep rides fine, it flexes like a monster. Everything is in the kit for I think 530 bucks (4in)

DANIMAL 12-04-2009 08:43 PM

I have the RC 2.5" lift. I does give a little rougher ride than stock, but with the tires I have, it was already a rougher ride than stock. Kit came with coil springs, shocks and transfer case drop. Oh yeah, it was only $299.

It did pull the axles a little off center and now my passenger side tire rubs the control arm a little at full right turn. Nothing that I am worried about. If I ever re-gear it for bigger tires I can add adjustable track bars to my list so that I can re-center the axles.

FlG8R01TJ 12-05-2009 02:26 PM

RC makes good kits and have good customer service... take everything you hear with a grain of salt...and always research research research....and if you think you made a bad choice in the's def not the end of the world...

Jeepzcb09 12-05-2009 04:01 PM

Im going to be purchacing the SkyJacker 4in "econo lift" after christmas its $529.99, not bad IMO

2002Apex 12-05-2009 05:38 PM

My 4in skyjacker is going on this christmas too! Im freakin exciting. front adj. track bar in is the order as well.

jeremy04 12-05-2009 08:06 PM

RC is good people.Very good customer service.If i had to do all over again i would go with RC.I know alot of people running their stuff and they are very pleased.:punk:

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