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Unread 03-28-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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talk me out of rough country

ok, here's the blunt deal call me whatever you want lol.

i like to pick up a cheap, usually beaten wrangler and fix it up in the spring (now) drive it all summer, then flip it in fall, usually at a profit.
i've been quite successful at this thus far, and i have a gem that i just picked up. i think
its a 92 YJ 4l. needs a bunch of stuff to make it good to go again, but i have that covered.

my crossroads is i want (always want to) lift and run either 33s or JK takeoffs 32 (with adapters i know)

problem is, i know whatever $$$$ i sink into it for lifts and stuff i won't get back.
so i'm looking at RC lifts. the 2.5" and adding greaseable shackles to run said tire.
other ideas i've been looking at are add a leafs and said shackles. overall about 3" of lift. the stock springs i have are brand newish.

now, i'm not one to cheap out on this kind of stuff; my ZJ can attest to that. but are the RC springs that bad?

i've been out of the YJ game a few years now; so looking for other opinions. last YJ i did i just ordered the RE heavy duty one with military wrap springs.

i wanted to keep lift around 500 - 600$

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Unread 03-28-2013, 02:44 PM   #2
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Yes they are that bad. Go with BDS or OME they can be peiced together for close to the same price as a RC lift.
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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 03-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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I had the RC 2.5 on my YJ for about 6 months found them very good for the price. I then replaced them with the 4" springs because they said they were a softer ride. They have been on for a year and the left side rear sags a bit. I will replace them with a different brand soon.

If you want my 2.5" springs I would sell them. 32" tires fit nice, but would fit a little better with about an extra 1/2 inch.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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I have a '93 YJ with a 2.5" RC lift with their shocks. With the track bars and sway bar removed, it rides a hell of a lot nicer than stock.

Having said that, my rear right spring angle shim shattered into 4 peices, falling out 1 by 1. Luckily I caught this when I was doing routine tightening of the u bolts. It probably wouldn't have ended so good if I didn't catch that. It took 4 phone calls and 2 e-mails to get a replacement a month later. (this was about a month ago, have had the lift for ~10 months now)

If I upgrade or change springs I would go Old Man Emu.

Hope this helps.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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Unread 03-28-2013, 04:00 PM   #6
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Nope Not bad at all, ive run them on 2 yj's and had 0 Issues with them
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Unread 03-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #7
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if you are just going to flip it go with rough country if you are going to keep it spend a lil more money. I have a tj so the lift is different, but they dont really stick to their warrenty policy, their customer service sucks and in the 2 years i have had my jeep i have had four different sets of control arms on it. so just to sum it up THEY SUCK and so do thier lifts that is what I think at least
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Unread 03-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #8
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local offroad shop quoted me 475$ for bushings and RE 2.5" springs which i feel isn't bad. on the shelf is nice too

waiting on a quote for OME............

i should just put a credit card down and not look. probably easier lol

any thoughts on Zone springs? everything i've read they are a knockoff of BDS.....
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Unread 03-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #9
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I think it was nate or lax or something had a yj with rc lift, hated it, went RE loved it.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 04:38 PM   #10
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Unread 03-28-2013, 04:39 PM   #11
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It hurts even more to have them put back.
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(and you *paid* for those springs ????)
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Unread 03-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #12
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I am totally satisfied with the lift, look and quality of ride that OME 36R springs provide. I would recommend them to anyone who is building a daily driver YJ for themselves. A really smooth and plush ride.

If you are planning on flipping the YJ, I think the RE springs have good enough rep to add value compared to Rough Country, but aren't as expensive as OME. I wouldn't spend the money on OME suspension for a rig that is only going to be flipped.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 11:47 PM   #13
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local offroad shop quoted me 475$ for bushings and RE 2.5" springs which i feel isn't bad. on the shelf is nice too

waiting on a quote for OME............

i should just put a credit card down and not look. probably easier lol

any thoughts on Zone springs? everything i've read they are a knockoff of BDS.....
I am running 4" zone springs with BDS shocks and i am very pleased with the performance. I dont think you can get a much better ride and flex than you can with this combo.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 12:12 AM   #14
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I used to run rough country on my yj and the springs did sagged prematurely. I replaced them with 4" zone springs and they ride and flex great right after installing. Been riding with the springs for 3 months with no settling. I would recommend them as well.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 08:26 AM   #15
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I'm currently ripping out my 4" Rough Country lift and replacing it with OME. That's the last time I cheap out on parts for my Jeep.
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