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post #1 of 26 Old 09-16-2017, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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lift kit question....

hi! I'm new to the jeep forum site and have a question? I have owned a bone stock 1990 jeep yj for about 20 years and I need to replace the springs.
I am looking at a trail master 2.5 in and a rough country 2.5in lift is one any better than the other?

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post #2 of 26 Old 09-16-2017, 07:14 PM
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Any one is better than the Rough Country. What are you looking to spend? My personal opinion would be to buy springs, shocks and bushings separately rather than getting a "kit".

I'd get either BDS or OME springs, and some basic shocks.
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x2 for OME springs, but I've heard nothing but great things about BDS too.

Edit: If your budget is tight, you'll be money ahead to buy quality springs like OME or BDS and go with a cheaper shock. But if we're working with funds-a-plenty, then Bilstein 5100 shocks are the best way to go.

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And welcome to the forum!

4.6L/AX15/OME/1" booms in back/8.8-4.10-LSD/XJ D30 in work/32" Falken Wildpeak AT's
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I have an all in budget of no more than 600 as I need to get tires and about half a dozen engine parts as well, which also includes a new carb I'm afraid. what site has the springs you mentioned? I don't mind at all using cheaper shocks. I don't do "hard-core" off-roading, just what I encounter when going hunting.
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Buy cheap springs and regret every bump you hit.

When it comes to important things like springs, I don't cheap out. Springs are the foundation that the Jeep is built on.
El-cheapo's usually don't last
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The BDS 2" Springs are part number 004200 and run $107.16 ea. I don't know if they still offer it, but they used to ship free to a local retailer, so you may look in to that.

I'm sure someone will post up with what the OME part numbers etc are. I've never ran them, but have heard great things about them. I did run BDS springs for about 7 years and LOVED them and would not hesitate to buy them again.

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post #8 of 26 Old 09-17-2017, 02:42 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

If budget is a concern and you don't need the lift right away, you may consider finding another set of lightly used OEM springs for now and saving up for the high quality OME springs/bilstein shocks 2.5" lift set up. Once you lift it, bigger tires will run you over $1,000. Will also need t-case drop and I'd personally also want a SYE kit, too.

If I were to get an "economy" lift kit, the Zone Offroad 2" kit seems to get the best reviews: https://www.quadratec.com/p/2-suspen...ep-wrangler-yj
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post #9 of 26 Old 09-17-2017, 02:43 PM
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https://www.superlift.com/1-5-inch-l...uperide-shocks
MaDE IN THE USA..
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The metal components are manufactured at our design and manufacturing center in West Monroe, LA.
The springs from rough country are cheap junk made in china.. Same for most other brands as I think they all come from same damn factory. Buy USA made stuff..
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post #10 of 26 Old 09-17-2017, 04:10 PM
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Take a look at Zone Offroad. You'll basically get BDS springs without military wrap ends. Look at what they call a 2" kit. You'll get more than enough lift out of it.
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I just purchased and installed an RC 4.5 inch lift. All of my components were made in USA.
First 100 miles rode well.


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I just purchased and installed an RC 4.5 inch lift. All of my components were made in USA.
First 100 miles rode well.
I've never heard anyone claim rough country suspensions were made in the USA before. Do you have some documentation on that? I'm not saying that you are lying, but the websites are pretty silent about the country of origin.

I'd like to see a citation for this kind of information rather than just leave it on the web here for people to trust.
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Is RC quality improving or is it a matter of inexperienced folks who just don't know any better?
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RC may claim they put eh kit together here in the states.... But the springs and all components were made in china. The last kit I got was all china...
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post #15 of 26 Old 09-18-2017, 08:42 AM
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That's what I'm wondering. If it IS actually improving quality, then I think it is something we need to know.

But saying "made in USA" on an internet forum doesn't make it true. I didn't exactly research it extensively, but some quick google searches and a visit to the venders and manufacturers website gave no indication that any part of these kits are made in the USA.
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