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Unread 09-04-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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4" lift

My '87 yj is in need of a new lift. The springs are sagging on the old one quite bad. I know this topic is very opinionated but my question is this. I have read the reviews on the Rough Country 4" lifts and most of the reviews where not very favorable for the kit. I have also read many of the builds and noticed several folks have used that lift. I wonder how the springs have held up after a year or so? Is that lift kit really that bad? So if anyone has an opinion to share positive or negative about the lift I am interested in hearing about it.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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If your yj is a dd occasional offoader yes RC is a good lift. But my lift is over 6 months old and for some reason RC cant get over that obstacle to stop premature spring sag. my right side sags1/2" lower than left but most passengers sit on right side anyway so thats probably why. But if i were you yes while pricey get some bds 3.5 springs and piece lift together like ubolts shocks. Yjs dont need swaybar or tracbars so you can ditch those. My next spring will be bds. Now just to get some $ back in jeep funds.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 05:41 PM   #3
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X2 on piecing together a lift or just buying springs. RC makes their lifts appealing because a full lift kit is wrapped in an appealing price tag but if you don't need all that, why buy it? Spring for better quality on the parts you do need and save the headache of installing unnecessary parts.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 06:08 PM   #4
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Sounds like I will just get new (military wrap) springs and u-bolts and other incidentals. Thanks for the responses.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 08:25 PM   #5
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I just pieced together a lift with BDS springs and put it on and couldn't be happier. It has great flex and drives fine with all the track bars and sway bar off. if u go with bds order from their website and have them shipped to your nearest dealer so you dont have to pay shipping
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Unread 09-04-2011, 08:41 PM   #6
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Make sure you get the heavy duty upgrade bds springs cause you have a hardtop 6 cyl and im sure your going to have bumpers and all that goodies on yj in a while. Bds military wrap springs require aftermarket shackles from what i read up to properly install springs too cause the stock shackles are not enough to clear the military wrap. Correct me if im wrong yjers ha.
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I just pieced together a lift with BDS springs and put it on and couldn't be happier. It has great flex and drives fine with all the track bars and sway bar off. if u go with bds order from their website and have them shipped to your nearest dealer so you dont have to pay shipping
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