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post #3091 of 3152 Old 02-15-2012, 04:07 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.
To anyone around the ST. Louis MO. area. I will gladly help you lift your jeep. If you don't have a place to work on it, let me know. I have most of the tools needed other than a pitman arm puller. I rent this and then return so it's free.

If you can't help do the work, I will do it for a small fee, But you MUST be with me while I preform the work. I can only help on weekends.

I enjoy do this type of stuff, it's like a hooby for me.


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post #3092 of 3152 Old 02-15-2012, 05:08 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.
REALLY!!! MY OME are 5 back and 4 front, I went SOA and swapped for the heavy in teh front to so 5 front and back, Im on year 7 or 8 of abuse, and they are PERFECT.... RC cold put 9 in there it wont matter **** is **** It dont matter how many leafs are in the pack really persay.....

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

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

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

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post #3093 of 3152 Old 02-16-2012, 02:02 AM
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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
Oh my


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post #3094 of 3152 Old 02-16-2012, 06:43 AM
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I enjoy do this type of stuff, it's like a hooby for me.
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Oh my

Apparently, "Hooby's" are expensive.

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post #3095 of 3152 Old 02-16-2012, 07:55 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.
Ill trade you my made in Canada 2.5 kit for two OME 2.5 front heavy load springs and install it if you buy the plane tickets I bought my YJ in July of last year and it has been in the garage being rebuilt since then. The PO bought the spring during the 09 christmas sale, his post is in this thread. That put just over 1.5y of use on them when I bought it. Here is what the ride stance looks like along with a pic of the bent leaf. The PO told me that he called RC numerous times to try and get them replaced. I also sent a few emails and a PM, none were replied to. Camera was on a tripod, driveway is level.



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post #3096 of 3152 Old 02-16-2012, 09:46 PM
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My front driver's spring bent just like that when I had the 4" kit on. Nothing to worry about.

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post #3097 of 3152 Old 02-22-2012, 06:02 AM
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Above is tue; nothing to worry about.
I'm driving like this for two weeks now ( see previous post) and it's coming back a bit already... I hit a dune with my shackle :-( It's actually my wife's car for work and I only use it in the weekend to go dune bashing!! That's the fun of Dubai ;-)
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post #3098 of 3152 Old 02-23-2012, 05:28 AM
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Well, after 1/ 1/2 years my "new and improved" RC lift is starting to make incredible noises while actuating over larger bumps. The brackets that keep the separate springs in line are sliding to the point where they are not keeping the springs in place. I know there is a lifetime warranty, but I really don't want to have to do it again so soon.

To me, RC is kind of the Harbor Freight of springs. Sometimes you get a good deal and sometimes you don't.
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post #3099 of 3152 Old 03-06-2012, 04:14 PM
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I just finished my lift a week ago. All seems good. But it rubs on a hard left turn. I went with a 4" back spacing like they say. Only rubs turning left.
Is there anything I can do to stop the rubbing?
Thanks!!

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post #3100 of 3152 Old 03-14-2012, 02:45 PM
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You can use a wheel spacer set, or just not go to full lock on the steering. There's also a steering mod you can do that I don't quite remember right now...
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post #3101 of 3152 Old 03-14-2012, 03:58 PM
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I just haven't been going to full lock. It only does it on full lock.
I have had no issues out of the RC lift yet. Rides nice also.

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post #3102 of 3152 Old 03-14-2012, 08:23 PM
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My ride on a 4" lift (net 3.5") is quite rough but as soon as it warms up again, I will be pulling the track bars to see if that smooths thing out a little.
Does pulling the track bars off do anything to the RC warranty?
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post #3103 of 3152 Old 03-14-2012, 08:40 PM
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I just finished my lift a week ago. All seems good. But it rubs on a hard left turn. I went with a 4" back spacing like they say. Only rubs turning left.
Is there anything I can do to stop the rubbing?
Thanks!!
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post #3104 of 3152 Old 03-14-2012, 08:59 PM
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I've had the new springs for a couple years and am starting to see a little lean toward the drivers side.(not too bad yet) other than that great product and the stiffness actually allowed me to ditch my track and sway bars.
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post #3105 of 3152 Old 03-15-2012, 08:05 AM
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I've had the new springs for a couple years and am starting to see a little lean toward the drivers side.(not too bad yet) other than that great product and the stiffness actually allowed me to ditch my track and sway bars.
ya my OME smooth as butter springs, dont need trac or sways either.....

keep your horse carriage ride.....

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/

1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers
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