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Unread 04-22-2009, 02:55 PM   #16
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This is awesome, I will be ordering mine in a couple weeks and I'll def be coming back to this

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Unread 04-22-2009, 03:12 PM   #17
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Hey that's a clean looking Creme Rio Grande. So I had been thinking about a 4 inch lift to fit 33's, but I have those same lift shackles and was wondering if I could get there with a 2.5" lift. How does the jeep ride and drive as compared to before?

I meant to ask how big are those tires?

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Unread 04-22-2009, 03:24 PM   #18
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I found this thread after doing a search for instalation help (questions above?) but would also be interested to know and see how the suspension rides and looks after 6 months?
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Unread 04-22-2009, 03:33 PM   #19
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After a bit over 5 months now, I have seen about 3/4" sag in the kit. I also gained around 5" with it. That is with it driven 30 miles daily most of the time
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Unread 04-22-2009, 04:15 PM   #20
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Looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 04-22-2009, 04:19 PM   #21
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Unread 04-22-2009, 04:40 PM   #22
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I was told that Rough Country has the lowest price point; BUT the old addage " you get what you pay for " comes into effect and " they are the lowest price point for a reason " !!!

Can some of you that have purchased from them please debunk what this guy told me ??? I have purchased other Rough Country products with out problem but this guy insisted !!! Please tell me what is wrong with it .... IF anything !!! Is the kit incomplete or missing pieces ???


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Unread 04-22-2009, 05:07 PM   #23
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I was told that Rough Country has the lowest price point; BUT the old addage " you get what you pay for " comes into effect and " they are the lowest price point for a reason " !!!

Can some of you that have purchased from them please debunk what this guy told me ??? I have purchased other Rough Country products with out problem but this guy insisted !!! Please tell me what is wrong with it .... IF anything !!! Is the kit incomplete or missing pieces ???


Thank you


There are still nay sayers out there and always will be because Rough Country for a long time had issues with their springs. Follow this thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-new-improved-529407/ I think it speaks for itself. RC changed suppliers about 18 months ago and has been nothing but great ever since.
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Unread 04-22-2009, 05:12 PM   #24
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This is a great thread but i'm just wondering... the RC instalation instructions seems to be a little simpler without the TC drop etc. I have a stock YJ and considering this 2.5" lift but have 2 questions:

1) Will I need to TC drop and do the brake lines (considering my YJ is stock)

2) Any special tools (if you need air tools i'm out, don't have that!) and how many axle stands trolley jacks do you end up using?

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I don't have an RC lift, but install questions are install questions.

#1 - Every Jeep is different. I didn't install the t-case drop initially, but did a few months later when I started getting worse vibes. Brake lines will probably be a yes. If you take off the front and rear track bars, you will be stretching the stock brake lines at full droop.

#2 - A sawzall or angle grinder will make everything go much smoother. If you don't need to reuse hardware, hack it off. I cut off most of the hanger bolts, u-bolts, and shackle bolts since they were supplied. Do an inventory first, and plan on getting some new grade 8 bolts for the ones you're cutting off.

I used 2 pairs of jack stands and 2 jacks.
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Unread 04-23-2009, 11:36 AM   #25
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I don't have an RC lift, but install questions are install questions.

#1 - Every Jeep is different. I didn't install the t-case drop initially, but did a few months later when I started getting worse vibes. Brake lines will probably be a yes. If you take off the front and rear track bars, you will be stretching the stock brake lines at full droop.

#2 - A sawzall or angle grinder will make everything go much smoother. If you don't need to reuse hardware, hack it off. I cut off most of the hanger bolts, u-bolts, and shackle bolts since they were supplied. Do an inventory first, and plan on getting some new grade 8 bolts for the ones you're cutting off.

I used 2 pairs of jack stands and 2 jacks.

Thanks for the info, I think I gonna go with this kit and have a go myself. Cheers
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Unread 04-23-2009, 12:41 PM   #26
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thanks for posting this up! im going to be adding this lift to my rig in the next couple months, glad to see it is pretty straight forward since i don't know the extent of my wrenching abilities...luckily i surprise myself pleasantly most of the time


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Unread 08-10-2009, 03:00 AM   #27
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Rc Lift

does anyone have a thread similar to this but done on a TJ?
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Unread 08-10-2009, 10:20 AM   #28
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Here's one for a 3.25" TJ lift...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/another-rc-3-25-install-748690/

Here's info on the 2.5"

http://jeepforum.com/forum/showthrea...+lift+write+up
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Unread 08-10-2009, 11:39 AM   #29
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Great post! I'll be ordering mine next summer for sure.
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Unread 08-10-2009, 02:02 PM   #30
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you said you got a great price.....How much was it?
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