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Unread 09-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Rough country 3.5" lift

New too the online forum world but in need of help I recently bought a 5.9L and it is not in the best of shape but I want too lift it and it also needs shocks and lower control arms so I was interested in the rough country 3.5 lift bc it comes with all of these parts for a shockingly low price wondering if you any of you have had this kit on either your 5.2s or 5.9s hope to hear from anyone

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Unread 09-23-2013, 08:53 PM   #2
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the general consensus here seems to be that RC sucks. ie. theres a reason its cheap. id go with IRO for not too much more money
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CAn't say on the ZJ one, but I will tell you the CJ5 RC lift sucked till I tweaked it and removed all the short leaves.
Now it rides very nice.
I know thats not an option with the ZJ, but my XJ has what I think is a RC lift.
It rides like a lumber truck.
You get what you pay for here.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #4
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What is the issues with the rough country kits sorry, just wondering bc I looked up the IRO kit and it didn't come with lower control arms
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RC's lower end kits arent the best. I have RC long arms and love them. My buddy bought a lower end RC lift and all the CA bushings wore quickly and started to make terrible noise
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Unread 09-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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Are you able to use factory control arms with a 3.5" lift?
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Are you able to use factory control arms with a 3.5" lift?
you can, but its not good for them
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Are you able to use factory control arms with a 3.5" lift?
anything over 3" and you should look into adj. arms
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anything over 3" and you should look into adj. arms
either that or longer fixed arms
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either that or longer fixed arms
or this
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Unread 09-24-2013, 08:33 PM   #11
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just ordered the trail master 3.5' lift thanks for the input guys
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