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Unread 04-24-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
ringling09
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Rough country 3.5" lift

Can someone help me out who has owned this lift? I need some reviews, my zj needs some new suspension but for now I don't have a ton of money to throw thousands of dollars into it. Is the RC 3.5" lift any good? Ill be upgrading in the future once finances are better. Does it give you the infamous death wobble? Would I need a shock compressed to install?

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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Me and a buddy installed one on his zj this morning took 3hrs it was pretty easy seemed to have pretty decent quality
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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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Me and a buddy installed one on his zj this morning took 3hrs it was pretty easy seemed to have pretty decent quality
Did you need a spring compressor? My dad and I will probably put it on and my cousin is a mechanic so he could probably let us borrow one I'm just wondering if I should get it before I run into the problem during the process
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:22 PM   #4
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you will need it for the front but we didnt use it for the rear. You can rent the spring compressor a autozone for free
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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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Did you need a spring compressor? My dad and I will probably put it on and my cousin is a mechanic so he could probably let us borrow one I'm just wondering if I should get it before I run into the problem during the process
They come in pairs and are called strut compressors. Don't get the wrong one. In the front jack up the side you want to remove the coil from and put the compressors on the coil. Then slowly let the axle down and slide the coil out. Since you are installing taller coils then you will have to let the axle droop much more than what it takes to get the stockers out. I used a stock bottle jack wedged between the rear coil perch and frame to push the axle down further.
Here is a pic of the wrong kind.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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Me and a buddy installed one on his zj this morning took 3hrs it was pretty easy seemed to have pretty decent quality
damn champ...
took me all weekend to do mine working alone and on a rusty rig
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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:22 PM   #7
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damn champ...
took me all weekend to do mine working alone and on a rusty rig
I was pretty beat after it. The first time i did a bb on my ZJ it took me 10 hours of working on it by myself ugh... good friends and air tools help haha
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