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Unread 12-27-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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4 inch rough country lift for $500?

87-96 Jeep YJ Wrangler 4" Rough Country Lift Kits:eBay Motors (item 380191346347 end time Dec-31-09 17:52:07 PST)

I hope that link works... I've heard mixed reviews about rough country springs, but would this kit be worth it? I need a budget 4 inch lift for about that price for my YJ build.

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Unread 12-27-2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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87-96 Jeep YJ Wrangler 4" Rough Country Lift Kits:eBay Motors (item 380191346347 end time Dec-31-09 17:52:07 PST)

I hope that link works... I've heard mixed reviews about rough country springs, but would this kit be worth it? I need a budget 4 inch lift for about that price for my YJ build.
Unless that is including shipping etc, 449 at RC...

Jeep YJ Suspension Lift

NM the above, I see it's the same price. Compare shipping with that of RC. As far as the lift, with the new springs, I have been plenty happy with mine.
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Unread 12-27-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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If you call Rough Country and let them know you are a jeepforum.com member you get a 10% discount. I got the lift, upgraded shocks, steering stabilizer, all new bolts and bushings, and sway bar disconnects for just over $500.
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Unread 12-27-2009, 02:06 PM   #4
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Don't do it if you plan to offroad very much. They just won't hold up. My buddy went trough 2 sets before he finally switched to RE. Bds is very good too.
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Unread 12-27-2009, 05:59 PM   #5
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Don't do it if you plan to offroad very much. They just won't hold up. My buddy went trough 2 sets before he finally switched to RE. Bds is very good too.
I heard from my buddy's sister's boyfriend's toddler's mom's boyfriend....

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Unread 12-27-2009, 06:13 PM   #6
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I just ordered a lift for my 92' yj and i'm in same boat as you. I looked around at some product reviews and all that i seen rough country didn't do so well, but neither did skyjacker which caught me off guard i thought they were the best. After a couple of days of reviews i decided to go with a dickcepek lift after reading review. Go to dickcepek lift kit on yahoo will take you right to site. kit with shocks and shipping right around $515.
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Unread 12-27-2009, 06:21 PM   #7
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I just ordered a lift for my 92' yj and i'm in same boat as you. I looked around at some product reviews and all that i seen rough country didn't do so well, but neither did skyjacker which caught me off guard i thought they were the best. After a couple of days of reviews i decided to go with a dickcepek lift after reading review. Go to dickcepek lift kit on yahoo will take you right to site. kit with shocks and shipping right around $515.
I went with the other route I guess.. After hearing they corrected the deficiencies in their springs, I went with RC. I don't wheel heavily, but they've held up for what I do real well.
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Unread 12-27-2009, 06:23 PM   #8
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I heard from my buddy's sister's boyfriend's toddler's mom's boyfriend....

Web wheeler alert!
I didn't hear it from anyone. I do all the work to my friends rides. I know 1st hand how they don't hold up. I'm the one replacing his springs for the 2nd time. Can you honestly say your RC springs are holding up great?
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If you purchase it I suggest replacing the steering stabilizer as well.
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I didn't hear it from anyone. I do all the work to my friends rides. I know 1st hand how they don't hold up. I'm the one replacing his springs for the 2nd time. Can you honestly say your RC springs are holding up great?
Was this before or after they changed their supplier? I have heard nothing but good things about their lifts ever since they changed. I put the RC lift on my buddy's jeep and it's going on mine as soon as the motor swap is finished.
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I didn't hear it from anyone. I do all the work to my friends rides. I know 1st hand how they don't hold up. I'm the one replacing his springs for the 2nd time. Can you honestly say your RC springs are holding up great?
Yes I can, but then I'm the only one that works on my junk AND the only one with access to the skinny pedal as well. I know how long my shackles are, what it's driven through and when things start acting weird. At which point I tone it down and don't rush through.

My RC is holding up just fine because I don't drive it like it's a tank.
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It was Oct of 08 when he bought the last set. 2 weeks ago we swapped them out for RE. I don't know, sounds like Iowajeeper got a good set. I guess we didn't. Go buy them and let us know.
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It was Oct of 08 when he bought the last set. 2 weeks ago we swapped them out for RE.
Did they fail or was it due to the wheeling being done?

I like my RC but I'm not saying there isn't better. I wouldn't put my junk through big rocks etc. RC isn't a competition, or even heavy wheelin', type lift kit. It's entry level and works very well for that.
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We don't rock crawl we do mostly old rutted out logging roads. We do flex them a lot but in my mind they should hold up to that. It's not like we're desert racing or anything. Just slow crawling up and down the hills. Normal offroading. They didn't totally fail just lost there arc and began twisting and got really soft.
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We don't rock crawl we do mostly old rutted out logging roads. We do flex them a lot but in my mind they should hold up to that. It's not like we're desert racing or anything. Just slow crawling up and down the hills. Normal offroading. They didn't totally fail just lost there arc and began twisting and got really soft.
Well, thats too bad. My wheeling mostly consists of the same thing with a few trips to the strip mine. This is about the most flex I put it through though:


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