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Unread 06-20-2012, 12:52 PM   #3136
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4" lift

Installed just two weeks ago and have not been out wheeling yet. Installed easy enough except for the drop pitman arm ending up cutting it off. Everything elase went smooth. Opted out for custom longer brake lines and it was worth the money. With the four inch lift and 33s I got what I was looking for clearance and some good looks.

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Unread 06-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #3137
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Installed just two weeks ago and have not been out wheeling yet. Installed easy enough except for the drop pitman arm ending up cutting it off. Everything elase went smooth. Opted out for custom longer brake lines and it was worth the money. With the four inch lift and 33s I got what I was looking for clearance and some good looks.
Nice looking yj. Like how is sits with the setup.
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Unread 06-20-2012, 10:06 PM   #3138
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Installed just two weeks ago and have not been out wheeling yet. Installed easy enough except for the drop pitman arm ending up cutting it off. Everything elase went smooth. Opted out for custom longer brake lines and it was worth the money. With the four inch lift and 33s I got what I was looking for clearance and some good looks.
Looks like it is almost rubbing in the back already.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 01:46 PM   #3139
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hey guys with the 4" lift did you have to SYE? i know everyone does with a TJ 4" but im new to the YJ
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Unread 06-22-2012, 03:17 PM   #3140
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I do not. I have no vibes but I did do a 8.8 swap. I plan on doing one soon though.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 07:08 PM   #3141
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Well maybe you guys can tell me if these are new and improved springs?
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Unread 06-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #3142
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Well maybe you guys can tell me if these are new and improved springs?
How old are those?
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Unread 06-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #3143
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I want to say a year old.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 08:23 PM   #3144
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hey guys with the 4" lift did you have to SYE? i know everyone does with a TJ 4" but im new to the YJ
Quite simply: No, I didn't have to... Not on my YJ (w full 4" RC) or my current 01' TJ (w full 4" RC) - both professionally (30+ years exp) installed.
I had / have no VIB whatsoever, no death wobble and with the TJ I upgraded to 16" MOABS & pre near 33s as well... My ONLY suffering wash is MPG and a tad harder ride.





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Unread 06-23-2012, 06:30 AM   #3145
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Installed just two weeks ago and have not been out wheeling yet. Installed easy enough except for the drop pitman arm ending up cutting it off. Everything elase went smooth. Opted out for custom longer brake lines and it was worth the money. With the four inch lift and 33s I got what I was looking for clearance and some good looks.
I got that same clearence with 2 inch bds springs and 1 inch shackles.

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[QUOTE=Overhead;17658665]this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 06-23-2012, 09:20 AM   #3146
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Well maybe you guys can tell me if these are new and improved springs?
All to common unfortunately. Thats why people say what they do about RC. The only good thing you can say is their customer service appears to be excellent. You might try asking for some replacement springs.
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Unread 08-17-2012, 07:30 PM   #3147
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Update although the springs are holding up decent the hydro 8000 shocks are crap. Only had the kit on for alittle over a year and I recently discovered I broke my left rear upper shock mount. I removed my shocks and checked them yeah their worn the hell out.
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Unread 08-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #3148
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I lifted my 93 yj two months ago and it rides really rough. I bought the rough country 4 inch lift because it was inexpensive so I guess I can't complain.
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Unread 08-20-2012, 12:05 AM   #3149
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Put on a RC 2.5 lift on my '91 bare-bones YJ in May. Easy install and great customer support. It did ride rough for the first 1000 mi but settled nicely. I went with the nitro shocks and red boots on a all black rig, and it looks sharp. Run 31x10.5 wild country tires and together they are tough. I even added a 9k winch up front and no sag anywhere. A couple of things that the 2.5 needs (at least on mine) is some extended brake lines and maybe a t-case lowering kit. Crappy because these come with the 4 in kit at the same price. My rear drive shaft looked like it was going to catastrophically fail due to the extreme angles between the axle and yoke. It was pulling the damn thing apart. I had to shim the back axle considerably. Also I tightened the shocks to the suggested specs, and they were in pieces after a 500 mi Moab trip. But the guys at Rough Country did me right and sent me all new shock bushings free. They even sent me a U-bolt that I personally mangled. This is my first Jeep lift and I did it by myself in my driveway in one day. I recommend this for the price and costumer care, Know your Jeep, so you can identify a problem that might need to be addressed. And get the 2.2 steering stabilizer.
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Unread 08-20-2012, 05:30 AM   #3150
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One of the major issues I've noticed, here, is that this thread was started by someone from RC. However, despite all the issues that have been brought up, there has been no comment or discussion generated from their end to address them.
There is no doubt that the RC lift is economical, and that is something to consider, but the negatives warrant attention and since this whole thing was designed to obtain feedback I would expect periodic updates to inform the forum, (who are providing a service, really), of changes or even potential changes.
I've had mine on for almost two years and the ride is still rough. The springs are rusting between the leaves and they ratchet through articulation. I've noticed a settling, but I've not yet noticed a differential one between the four corners.
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