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post #1 of 20 Old 06-29-2006, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Rough Country or Rustys off road 4 inch lift on a YJ?

Hi All,
I'm getting ready to buy a lift kit, not sure which one. i know i can't spend to much. and not doing any kind of major off roading. please help thnaks

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post #2 of 20 Old 06-29-2006, 01:39 PM
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post #3 of 20 Old 06-29-2006, 02:34 PM
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trust me.. u will not regret stayin away from the rough country lifts... i wish i woulda researched them b4 i bought mine.. 99% of the posts i have read on here bout them is they suck a$$.. and they do... mine are t\less than a year old and all 4 of em are sagging real bad or bent. also one have has even been replaced already.. i am currently getiin ready to get the rubicon express lift.. i have read nuhin but good about them

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be happy you didnt buy Pro Comp, but im happy with mine sort of

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I'll have to go with everyone else, Rubicon Express, its what I run, and most of my friends run, great kits. No one has ever been disaponted that I met, I would stay away from RC though, I installed one on my buddys XJ a month or so ago, and the springs are a little bit tweaked already.

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post #6 of 20 Old 06-29-2006, 04:59 PM
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I am running a used Rusty's and am very satisfied with it. Nice ride and plenty of flex. Had to cut my fenders to keep my 33's from getting into the fenders. A friend has a 4" Rough Country that is now a 2" Rough Country. Sagged quickly.
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post #7 of 20 Old 06-29-2006, 05:06 PM
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I've been running RC's 4" kit for 3 years now, I'm quite happy with it.
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post #8 of 20 Old 06-29-2006, 05:12 PM
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Same here, im quiet satisfied with my RC lift. Although i have the nitrogen shocks which always reset themselves unlike gas shocks.
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post #9 of 20 Old 06-29-2006, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Damn really that bad huh? I can't believe they can sell that crap, guess the way they heat the leafs are not correct.

Ok so I'm not getting RC. What about Rustys off road kit it seem to have everything in the kit. I think? can someone double check it I'll paste what it comes with below. I plan on putting on 1 inch shakles too, with 33" swamppers, and 15x8 black cragers. All as a daily driver/part time mild off roader. Rusty kit is $460, $60 more then RC with more parts. plus the leafs have the military wrap. Sorry , I'm a first timer to a jeep, I've always wanted to build one. I'm getting ready to buy a jeep 91-95 model. Getting close I can't wait..



Code: RORYJ-4
Price:$460.00

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Rusty's 4 inch kit is a great way to get the clearance for 33 inch tires without compromising the on road ride. Both the front and rear springs have 5 leafs for a smooth ride. Full military wrap springs for the necessary strength needed for beating the rocks. Bolt on style spring clips and nylon slider pads for unbelievable flex. Rubber bushings are used in the frame mount of the spring for better flex and that quality ride. Poly bushings are used at the shackle end of the spring, this gives the stability for superior handling. Installation is bolt on with only a couple of holes to drill. This kits is a great value, the quality of parts used are as good or better than kits priced twice as much.

Kit comes complete with all parts listed:
1 pair of front leaf springs - 165lb. spring rate
1 pair of rear leaf springs - 165lb. spring rate
Bushings and sleeves
Front and rear U-bolts
Front and rear trac bar brackets
Front sway bar links
Brake line extension brackets
Billet transfer case drop kit
4 - Rusty's Premium Shocks
Complete installation Instructions
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Have RC on my '88 and my '94 in 4 year's, I have had no problem with either set. The kit is complete & the staff has always been helpful.
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post #11 of 20 Old 06-29-2006, 07:51 PM
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Rubicon Express 4" stanard is a great buy and very easy to install with basic tools

you will need SYE and longer rear DS

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Anyone running skyjacker 6" monolinear. I was wonder how good or bad it is. I was considering it, it looks like a good kit.
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post #13 of 20 Old 06-30-2006, 01:25 PM
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Go Rusty's!

This is from Rusty's. Just alittle inside info.


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Rusty's springs are manufactured by the same company that makes Rancho , Fabtech, Rubicon Express, Rubicon was having problems with their coil company and asked who we where using and are now using them.

The spring that we offer now is the best of both worlds. Some people that dont carry a load and want the softer ride will even pull the bottom 6th leaf out because they dont need the load capasity. The springs as well as all of Rusty's Off Road products carry a full Limited Lifetime warranty, which means that with a leaf spring; if it droops or breaks we replace, as long as it hasn't been in an accident or such.
I had a Rusty's 4.5in lift on my Xj and loved it. Go Rusty's! They are a very personable company.
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post #14 of 20 Old 06-30-2006, 05:25 PM
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I have a RC lift on my xj for a year now, and there is no sag or tweaking. RC has changed there design, from what they used to have. I was also told by RC, as long as you have your receipt, they warranty the springs.
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post #15 of 20 Old 06-30-2006, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Cool thanks guys, Well I think i'm gonna do ol Rustys. Is this all i need below? Plus isn't the military wrap better to have then not have. i think RC don't have Miliray wraps on theres. Just that alone tells me to stick with Rustys right for an extra 40 buck or what ever????

Code: RORYJ-4
Price:$460.00

Quantity:
Rusty's 4 inch kit is a great way to get the clearance for 33 inch tires without compromising the on road ride. Both the front and rear springs have 5 leafs for a smooth ride. Full military wrap springs for the necessary strength needed for beating the rocks. Bolt on style spring clips and nylon slider pads for unbelievable flex. Rubber bushings are used in the frame mount of the spring for better flex and that quality ride. Poly bushings are used at the shackle end of the spring, this gives the stability for superior handling. Installation is bolt on with only a couple of holes to drill. This kits is a great value, the quality of parts used are as good or better than kits priced twice as much.

Kit comes complete with all parts listed:
1 pair of front leaf springs - 165lb. spring rate
1 pair of rear leaf springs - 165lb. spring rate
Bushings and sleeves
Front and rear U-bolts
Front and rear trac bar brackets
Front sway bar links
Brake line extension brackets
Billet transfer case drop kit
4 - Rusty's Premium Shocks
Complete installation Instructions
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