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Unread 01-28-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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rough country lift ?

if any one has or had a 4'' lift from rough country for there zj i was wondering if the kit comes with a t-case drop kit?

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Unread 01-28-2008, 09:04 PM   #2
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get IRO... ironrockoffroad.com better quality.
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Unread 01-28-2008, 09:09 PM   #3
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shouldn't need a TC drop with 4" of lift.
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Unread 01-29-2008, 07:36 AM   #4
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yea, it doesnt come with one but you wont need one either.
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Unread 01-29-2008, 07:52 AM   #5
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IRO used to use rough country springs, might still. The bad things about RC lifts are relocation brackets and non adjustable control arms (if they still come with those). IRO adjustable control arms I am just not crazy about. I bought Rubicon express for the front of the jeep from Kolak. There are guys out there that have RC lifts and have no troubles. They probably dont come close to abusing their grand. IRO would be a step up and Kolak@aol.com would be a step up from there IMO.
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Unread 01-29-2008, 08:34 AM   #6
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RCs arms are adjustable. but yea their t-bar drop brackets are crap.
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Unread 01-29-2008, 10:39 AM   #7
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yeah im not using the brakets im getting a new adj. track bar. im putting 2" spacers in would i need to drop it then?thats why i asked
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Unread 01-29-2008, 11:16 AM   #8
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you may. i didnt. if you run that set up you will need longer brake lines, front and rear track bars, and since the RC kit only comes with 6 adj control arms you will need new front uppers. and if you wheel it you will need to find a way to keep the rear springs and BBs in place, thats what im dealing with now. im thinking limiting straps.

sounds like your going the same direction i did. the RC kit is the best bang for the buck out there even if you need to buy t-bars on top of it.

i will warn you though, i had horrible CS issues with RC.
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Unread 01-29-2008, 12:49 PM   #9
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on top of the kit, youre going to want upper front CA's, front and rear TB's, longer brake lines, longer rear sway bar links (bracket is cheap), and quick discos since you'll be increasing the height of hte lift.

also, at that height you may run into a problem with the stock steering hitting the bottom of your sway abr end links. i did and had to upgrade to knuckle to knuckle steering.

look into sway bars as well, or expect alot of body roll at that height.
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Unread 01-29-2008, 01:47 PM   #10
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it sounds like it would be better to not use the 2"spacers. where is the best place to get front upper CA's?
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Unread 01-29-2008, 01:52 PM   #11
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Whoa! you were planning on using the BB ontop of the 4 inch lift?

If so, you need all 8 control arms to be adjustable. If not, you are going to hate life.

At six inches of lift and non adjustable control arms, they will be very steep up front and you'll actually be pulling the front axle closer to the center of the jeep in effect shortening your wheel base.

You need the front 4 to be adjustable to be able to keep the axle where it should be.

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For the rear, you'll need the adjustable control arms to be able to adjust for vibes.

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Unread 01-29-2008, 02:33 PM   #13
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after reading what everyone had to say i think im going to go with the 4.5" lift from ironrock with no spacers. it would get to price to get the Rough country and add all the extra parts. so thanks for all the help.
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Unread 02-01-2008, 02:13 PM   #14
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Ouch,

$1200.


Are those control arms in that kit designed for that lift height? Or the same as stock length?
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Unread 02-01-2008, 02:28 PM   #15
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i almost went with the rc lift but i decided to go with the iro and i'm really happy with that, i also needed to drop the tc with 4.5" of lift i had slight vibes. i'm on stock control arms, kinda wish i went with adjustables, or long arms, but the ride isn't to bad it would be alot better with adjustables, any higher though and i would be in trouble.
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