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randomhero3609 01-27-2010 12:32 PM

Rough Country 4" Lift
I've got a 4" Rough Country Suspension Lift goin under my jeep in a couple weeks and was hoping someone might have some tips on this specific lift's instalation. Any problems you ran into? anything at all to look out for?

rico334 01-27-2010 04:16 PM

Mine's got the 4" rough country, had just been installed prior to my buying the jeep. DON"T let them put the drop pitman arm on that comes with it. I've never had a lifted vehicle before, but have owned 2 previous stock jeeps, and this one is rough as hell to ride in, thus I guess is where the name of the kit comes from....:o)

I'm $500 into correcting the major death wobble, bump steer or whatever you want to call it, through a process of elimination is when it was found the cause was the drop pitman. Now though, and I suppose from the stock pitman arm being installed, my entire front end is shifted 3-4 inches to the right, outside the track of the rear wheels. I've been told I'll have to drop several more hundred to have an adjustable track bar installed to pull it all back into line. Still contemplating weather or not I'm going to even keep this thing or not.

mvalj 01-27-2010 06:43 PM

Rico- adjustable track bar for the front will solve your track problem (mine has the same issue with my newly installed 2.5 RC lift) but a bracket for the back should work. RC adj track bar is $130 and a bracket is less than $20 I believe. Install is a pretty easy DIY.

Hero- Make sure you get a spring compressor for the new springs and you will likely have to cut off the front shocks from the upper mounts. My LJ is a 2004 w/ 43K miles and mine were not coming off the easy way.

ROB719 01-27-2010 07:48 PM

pay the extra $100 and get the adjustable track-bar. i have the 4" RC lift on 33's and it have done a good job. I have no death wobble. the only problem i ran in to was with the bracket for the rear track bar. the one bolt that you have to install in the bracket is a b$*ch. there will be no need for the drop pitman arm.

2000 TJ Sport 4.0 6 cyl
4" RC suspension lift
33x12.50x15 Discoverer STT's
more mods to come

zpratt4 01-27-2010 08:19 PM

I have the same kit as you. The only problem I ran into is that they sent the wrong length rear sway bars were not the right size so I had to use some Nth Degree sway bars. That's the only problem I really had. Other people are right about the ride being rough. I realize it's not a cadillac, but you might want to upgrade your shocks to some OME or RE shocks eventually. Good luck on the install

Beerme 01-27-2010 08:51 PM

I just installed this kit over the weekend and its super easy to install. If I were to do it again i would probably not read the instructions haha. Kinda installed things a little different way than they said. You do not need a spring compressor. I do not suggest buying one. THey are a pain in the ass and super slow. If you jack up the axle on the opposite side you can pull the springs right out with no problem. The only thing I got stuck on was installing the rear control arms. Man that was a b*tch. I ended up having to jack the jeep up higher (cause my jackstands are the smaller ones) then jacking the other side of the axle plus havn a friend push and pull till the control arms would line up. Also the transfer kit can be a little tricky if you get it out of alignment. I ended having to put only one bolt in the center on one side with a jack in the middle and kinda swiveled it till it line up. You are suppose to do one side at a time but for some reason it went cockeyed when i finished installing one side. Thats all i can really think of. OH YEAH.. Go to home depot and get a small steel pipe and a huge one for breaker bars, I cant stress that enough AND PB BLASTER for every bolt. Spray them starting now. I started spraying mine a few weeks ago and every bolt came out great. I did a lift kit on my friends cherokee where he did not do this step and we had to quit halfway and tow it to a shop to finish cause none of the bolts would come out or they were so stuck they broke off. Good luck, its a great kit.

I am also having Death wobble and haven't really started to try and figure it out yet. Adjustable track bar and new steering stabilizer is what I will be be trying first. I got my alignment done yesterday and definitely helped it out and drove just fine for a whole day and now its back. I will let you know what fixes it but I hear its pretty common with any kit.

Good l:punk:uck!

randomhero3609 02-01-2010 11:33 AM

thanx for all the advice guys. Looks like its gonna be awhile before the weather allows me to get goin on this lift. been below zero for almost a week now, here in Upstate NY. How long did this lift take you guys to install?

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