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Unread 03-30-2013, 05:18 AM   #16
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Here's how I can talk you out of it. Rough Country flexes really nice for me offroad. I mean, I was pleasantly surprised how great they were.

On road..... they ride stiff as a board.

I knew this going into the lift. But I thought, "Ah, my Jeep is just a 2nd vehicle that I take in the woods with my buddies. Who cares about ride quality." ----- Yeah, well now that I'm older and more nostalgic I like driving my Jeep on pavement a lot. Wish I got better riding springs. Oh well, you live and learn. I'm replacing them come the end of this "wheelin' season"

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Unread 03-30-2013, 06:16 AM   #17
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Smooth it all out with some good Bilstein 5109 shocks about &85 a piece but very smooth.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 07:08 AM   #18
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Then you are going to "Stiff" the next owner with RC springs and make a profit?

Hope you dont try to sell it here, we will remember
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Unread 03-30-2013, 01:48 PM   #19
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A buddy of mine has a TJ...

He has RC lift springs on it (coil, of course)...but it rides like a f*#$@% log wagon...My YJ with BDS springs rides a Cadillac compared to it...
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Unread 03-30-2013, 06:42 PM   #20
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Well, I just don't like companys who make false claims.

The customer support for rough country claims a response within 24 buisiness hours to all emails. You'd be lucky to get an email.
Also they seem to just want to make thier product "just accepable enough to you so they dont have to fix any issues" when you contact them about issues.

I'm pretty tired of the run around and being treated like crap from them.

My leafs werent long enough from day1, they said itll settle when you drive it and flex it, in 2 years it hasnt, shackle is still all the way forward in the mount.

The front "x flex short arms" adjusted the way rough country calls for them to be adjusted bind on the d30 mount at 4.5'' of lift. without flexing, they bind, when flexing they bind. its just a poor design. This being said they sell "fixes" for these issues, shackle relocation adds more lift, so if you bought the 4.5'' full kit you cant use the relocation... awesome. They say to fix the bind use the control arm drop brackets... cool so use ground clearence to make a poorly designed kit work better, also adding money.

So needless to say thier icnomplete kits, ride like crap, rust in 1 winter. and they don't care about thier customers. So yeah, buy it for sure.

Also my track bar from them comes loose every week.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:02 PM   #21
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Seems like a lot of hate the main reason I ask said questiomns is because while I agree with "you get what you pay for" ive also learnt that just because you spent top dollar does not also mean you get the best

Likeky going with RE every spring ive run from them have been great (coils and leafs)

Or zone again: same as BDS just a different name. Will post uo when order
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Unread 03-31-2013, 08:22 AM   #22
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I was looking at the Zone kit last night. They want $160 for shipping to Virginia. This seems high to me. It's cheaper to ship to a business but I don't have that option. Is $160 about what everyone else pays for shipping?
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Unread 03-31-2013, 08:43 AM   #23
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I was looking at the Zone kit last night. They want $160 for shipping to Virginia. This seems high to me. It's cheaper to ship to a business but I don't have that option. Is $160 about what everyone else pays for shipping?
should be less than 100 for shipping, they are making up the price on shipping.

happens alot on ebay, see item for ~100 cost of shipping 100~ when the item would cost 15 to ship etc

I think even rc charges only like 90
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Unread 03-31-2013, 09:26 AM   #24
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If you get BDS, you can have it shipped free to a dealer.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 09:04 AM   #25
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i ordered up the 2.5" kit.

all i've learnt in my years are this;

4" lift springs are to arched; to make it ride good you need to spend money; fair enough. a 2.5" spring isn't alot and i wouldn't run more a more lifted spring than that. should help. new shackle bolts and bushings greased up nice and tightened to a whopping 35 ft/lbs should help.
track bars? nope.

what iv'e learnt in leaf spring life is to much arch, track bars and overtightened shackles are the main deterrence in a YJ lift........ i won't have all three of those.

the 4th is shocks; which i left out; because i'll be running rough country shocks. lol.

if i hate it and i'm wrong, i'll be the first one to update this thread and tell ya your right
i'll update it anyways.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 09:19 AM   #26
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wheel without a lift for a little longer and save up, my RC lift is about 3 yrs old and its fading fast. I'm currently saving up for a new lift just havent decided which one yet. I wish I had saved up the first time.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 09:21 AM   #27
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RC is poop
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my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 04-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #28
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ive blown up ever RC shock and broken/bent every one of their springs
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build thread:
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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 04-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #29
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It hurts when yuor kidneys fall into your sack.
It hurts even more to have them put back.
Burma Shave!

(and you *paid* for those springs ????)
I'm not even going to wait for the thread updates.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 12:46 PM   #30
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ive heard nothing but bad about rough country, the springs sag very quickly, the ride is horrible, which is most likely why everything is so cheap from them
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