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post #3076 of 3152 Old 12-17-2011, 05:35 PM
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Maybe I just got the wrong guy on the wrong day Or maybe there was a misunderstanding. I called, told them that my 4" rough country spring broke.And they said send $$ I WISH they sent some replacement springs free

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post #3077 of 3152 Old 12-17-2011, 07:55 PM
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I bought a rough country country add-a-leaf kit for my 87 YJ about 7 months ago and I take it wheelin about once a month.
Here's how it looked right when the kit was installed... unfortunately its started to sag and its lost almost half of the height gained by the kit. Ill look through my pics and if I have a more recent photo ill post it so you can see the difference in fender to tire clearance. P.S. even if they sag a bit, the ride quality after I installed the kit blew my mind. Jeep handles the bumpy trails and the road a lot better than it used to. I have rough country shocks and a stabilizer too. In the end ill still rock my RC windshield decal I am still impressed for what I got for the price.
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post #3078 of 3152 Old 12-17-2011, 07:58 PM
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...also I might add that I put the add a leaf kit on some pretty tired old springs and it sat like a ford focus before the RC kit

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post #3079 of 3152 Old 12-17-2011, 10:23 PM
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I bought a rough country country add-a-leaf kit for my 87 YJ about 7 months ago and I take it wheelin about once a month.
Here's how it looked right when the kit was installed... unfortunately its started to sag and its lost almost half of the height gained by the kit. Ill look through my pics and if I have a more recent photo ill post it so you can see the difference in fender to tire clearance. P.S. even if they sag a bit, the ride quality after I installed the kit blew my mind. Jeep handles the bumpy trails and the road a lot better than it used to. I have rough country shocks and a stabilizer too. In the end ill still rock my RC windshield decal I am still impressed for what I got for the price.
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post #3080 of 3152 Old 12-17-2011, 11:32 PM
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nice 87
agreed
but i never got any stickers with my kit, shocks or window. hmm

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post #3081 of 3152 Old 12-18-2011, 08:16 AM
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I'm about to unsubscribe to this thread...just like my RC springs....

There is nothing improved about my sagging 1 1/2 yr old springs...

Springs will join my track bars in the garbage bucket...

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post #3082 of 3152 Old 12-18-2011, 10:20 AM
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Thanks, yeah its like an 8 dollar sticker on RC's website. And mine came with. Shock stickers

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post #3083 of 3152 Old 12-18-2011, 09:52 PM
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How much are guys paying to have an RC lift installed? I got a quote of $750 for a 2" BDS lift installed. The 3 1/2" is $100 more. With my carpel tunnel I can't do heavy work anymore.

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post #3084 of 3152 Old 12-19-2011, 10:53 AM
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How much are guys paying to have an RC lift installed? I got a quote of $750 for a 2" BDS lift installed. The 3 1/2" is $100 more. With my carpel tunnel I can't do heavy work anymore.

If im not mistaken I think my guy told me 600 bucks but I ended up tackling it with some friends instead for the price of some cigs and mountain dew

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post #3085 of 3152 Old 12-19-2011, 11:12 AM
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How much are guys paying to have an RC lift installed? I got a quote of $750 for a 2" BDS lift installed. The 3 1/2" is $100 more. With my carpel tunnel I can't do heavy work anymore.
if this is a road you have to take, this is NOT the kit for you, it WILL sag, It WILL need replaced and if you haveto pay every year to replace springs its gonna cost youa **** load of $$ to keep this jeep lifted.....

pay the extra get some quality OME, BDS, and do it once, and pay once....

If your capable of changing springs every year go the cheap route with RC....

Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

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^^ i agree kinda. RC reputation on here isnt the greatest for durability. some get lucky and those springs wont sag but most will wear premature. its an entry lift not high dollar bash the crap out of them lift. if carpel tunnel prohibits this i would go bds myself. im running this RC lift on my yj for a yr now with no sag fortunately. but when i become an RN im buying some BDS hd 3 1/2" springs because all the stuff i will add to my jeep

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post #3087 of 3152 Old 02-14-2012, 11:19 PM
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small addition to this topic.....

I'm new on the forum and living in Dubai...... lot of Dunes ;-)

However I ran in to a little hump last weekend resulting in a bend spring.....
It is an RC2,5"lift and I installed it about 2mounts ago....

Is this bending thing normal? I do admit, it wasn’t a small dune, but bending so easy??
Anyone experience with this?

ps: I have a picture but dont know how to post it.....
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post #3088 of 3152 Old 02-15-2012, 09:21 AM
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small addition to this topic.....

I'm new on the forum and living in Dubai...... lot of Dunes ;-)

However I ran in to a little hump last weekend resulting in a bend spring.....
It is an RC2,5"lift and I installed it about 2mounts ago....

Is this bending thing normal? I do admit, it wasn’t a small dune, but bending so easy??
Anyone experience with this?

ps: I have a picture but dont know how to post it.....
bending usually happens when you jam your front tire on something...





for me it was a log, while being towed out from a busted driveshaft..... dont leave home without your fron shaft kiddies...... anyhowits not really normal, but it does happen...

and for the record MY REP WOULD HAVE REPLACED THESE OME FOR FREE AS WELL.......

I had to go thru a different rep as at the time the guy I deal with was on holidays and I could not wait..... as it was even thru someone who I NEVER deal with OME replaced them for CHEAP, and payed shipping... Im on 7 years with my OME now and no sag still..... jeep sits as it did when I installe tehm..

Any RC guys claim that????

there is nothing new and improved about RC.... its a cheap lift and cheap is cheap.....

kk end thread now

Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

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I bent a front spring because my shackle hit a big rock and inverted. Something had to give, that time it was my spring. It also bent the shock too. Might want to check it out as well.

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post #3090 of 3152 Old 02-15-2012, 04:00 PM
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I just bought my 4" RC lift kit. It arrived three days ago.

Ok I installed RC's 4" lift kit on my friends jeep. We finished this last night.

This list is for both his and my Jeep. His is a 92 yj mine is a 89 yj.

RC's 4" lift kit-$499.00
Daystar 1.25 shackles-$170
JB's SYE-$215
Driveshaft Specialist CV style-$310
Brake line extension kit -$90
and I sure other little things I've forgotton with a total of $1650.00

His jeep is done and looks awesome. He went from an unknown 3.5 lift from P.O. to a 5.25. We test drove it last night and it rode just fine. Other than a little rough, but Ah, folks, these are JEEPS not town cars. We have NOT taken it off roading yet so I dont know how it will flex, but he has 33's and sitting in the shop, it looks like plenty of room to flex.

To Rough Country:
You wanted feed back ? Here is mine:

I don't like the leak packs. They should/NEED to be at least 4 in the front and 5 in the rear. Your leaf packs are light, and this will cause them to sag sooner. A good set of 4" leaf's would be 5 in the front and 6 in the rear, that is if you want them to LAST. Yes this would cause it to ride Rougher, but if that was an option, I would have went with it. Now for my jeep I have to buy the add a leaf to correct this.

For the rest of the kit, I thought was good and well worth it. All parts needed came with the kit.

However I don't know how well your leafs would have set in the rear if we had used the OEM's shackles. I fear they would have been too close to the frame. They seemed a bit short. But with the 1.25' lift shackles, once the jeep was off the stands with full wieght on them they lined up perfectly and look good.

Oh and RC's customer service is 5 stars. Since I'm swapping my dana 35 out for a Ford 8.8 they were able to work with me on getting the correct rear U-bolts. A heavier leaf pack in the future would be really nice to see.

That's my take. The only other lift I've ever had was years ago, it was a Skyjacker lift that was on a truck when I bought it.

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