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Unread 10-06-2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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to rough country or not to rough country thats the question

im buying a 4" rough country lift i want to up grade the shocks to the nitro 9000. has any1 had this lift with the nitro shocks

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Unread 10-06-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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I'm using the perf 2.2's - i only did the lift two days ago and haven't taken it off road yet, but it rides like it did before the lift - I hear a lot of people saying that the RC is a really rough ride but I torqued everything to spec and I haven't noticed a difference.
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Unread 10-06-2009, 06:28 PM   #3
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i to have heard that there kits ride rough ride. WE DRIVE JEEPS COME ON NOW! there going to ride rough. i read lots of reviews on these kits and they started out all bad but as soon as i got to the 2008 reviews they were all good. im gessing thats when the changed leaf springs. thanks for the info
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Unread 10-06-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
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I have had the 2 1/2" with the upgraded shocks on my rig since July. Everything is torqued to specs and I couldn't be happier with it. It rides fine. Not like a Mercedes or anything but what a huge difference from STOCK! No problems here......other than my power steering and thats a different story.
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Unread 10-06-2009, 06:46 PM   #5
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my rough country 4" lift rides much better than stock. The leafs are actually reasonably soft and paired with larger tires it absorbs pot holes very well. I was used to the old add a leaf and older ways to lift 4 wheel drive vehicles -- all the old jeeps I had ending up riding super stiff with no give, but not this time.

talk to rough country about the shocks, they advised me not to get the nitro shocks. I told them that I did not need to drive the jeep everyday, but did want to be able to drive it to the trails (a couple of hours or so each way) and then drive home.
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Unread 10-06-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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other than my power steering and thats a different story.
what's wrong with the power steering?
my RC 2.5 is supposed to be coming in tomorrow so just wondering
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Unread 10-06-2009, 06:56 PM   #7
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Ive got 100 miles on my 4"rc with no complaints. I put 33 12x50 on and it rides 2x better than the old sag out stock. I have the regular shocks with no complaints so far, my only advice is if u do your own install dont do it on a weekend when no hardware store is open because the kit was missing several bolts that I had to go get a local specialty store that sells just fasteners, I gained a total of 6 inches with tires and lift and love it...good luck
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Unread 10-06-2009, 07:26 PM   #8
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Power steering pump gave up the ghost. Not related to the lift! It died of natural causes.
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Unread 10-06-2009, 08:44 PM   #9
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I have the 4" with the nitros and it rides great_ i would suggest getting the grade eight shackle bolt kit_i had to cut a few of mine out and spent time finding them locally_only like another fifteen bucks but well worth it_be sure to mention jeep forum for your ten percent off_talk to ryan at ext ONE TWO THREE
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[QUOTE=ziebartrob;8192765]I find that if you stick it in from a left or right angle instead of straight down it works no problem.:p[/QUOTE]
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Unread 10-06-2009, 09:13 PM   #10
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I was told that the nitros were for applications that had lots of high speed cycling like off road racing, and that they actually are harsher than the regular shocks. I wish I would have learned this before I order mine, it rides great slow, but will rattle your guts out way worse than stock at 55 down those pothole ridden/dirt roads. I will eventually change them out to the regular ones, ask RC
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Unread 10-06-2009, 09:18 PM   #11
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I have had the 4" RC lift on now for over a year. After talking to a RC rep, I decided not to upgrade to the nitro shocks. His opinion was that the 2.5L jeeps are lighter and didn't require the extra stiff nitros. He said that they would only make the ride worse and not to spend the extra money. I'm very pleased with the stock shocks that came with the kit.

Let me ask this question, are the guys, that upgraded to the Nitros, driving a 2.5L or the 4.0/4.2L?

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Unread 10-06-2009, 11:13 PM   #12
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I got the 4" with the hydro's because it's also my daily driver. I couldn't be happier with it. Ride is much better than stock with new shocks (purchased new shocks about six months before I did my lift and my stock leaf springs were still in very good condition). Performs great on the trail as well.

For the record, track bars are removed and I never bothered hooking the sway bars back up. Very stable.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 05:57 AM   #13
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I had some parts missing from my kit so check it all over before you start - including all nuts and bolts. I got new springs bolts and they only had half the washers and lock nuts with them - only one shock boot too.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 08:59 AM   #14
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I have had the 2.5" with the base shocks for several months and it rides much better than the stock suspension. I bought the grade 8 hardware from a local place for 1/4 of the cost (lucky enough to have a Fastenal within 5 miles).

I am very pleased with the RC suspension, especially for the money.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 09:32 AM   #15
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what's wrong with the power steering?
my RC 2.5 is supposed to be coming in tomorrow so just wondering
Mines on the UPS truck for delivery TODAY !!
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