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Unread 08-23-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Quick lift questions

Hi i am looking to buy a lift and i have two in mind. A rough country 3 in. series II. And a rubicon express 3.5 in. superflex. I have done the research on price and i know i will probably need a sye and a cv driveshaft. i was wondering if getting the rubicon is worth the extra $400. All input would be welcome. Thanks

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Unread 08-23-2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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How long do you intend to keep this Jeep? From personal experience with both companies, Id invest in Rubicon Express if you care anything about longevity. I havent had a lot of negative experiences with RC, but I feel Ive been luckier than most. Im still running RC fixed LCA's and front shocks (n2.0), with many miles and trail time on both, and no issues. But on my previous XJ I bought their doubleshear trackbar, and I was very disappointed. Had play in it from the get go and I honestly feel the OEM unit was beefier (based on weight/measurements). I feel RC makes good entry level components that get the job done long enough for you to learn where there is room for improvement.

The RE 3.5" kit is a solid setup, but theres nothing "wrong" with the RC 3" persay. Wouldnt call it ideal but depending on your needs that may not matter enough to justify the price. No web wheeling info here, Ive put lots of trail time in with both products, and all this is just my honest opinion.

Another question that may help, are you after offroad performance or mainly just that aggressive "look" that a lifted XJ has? That will make a difference.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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simple... if youre gonna wheel the jeep even slightly hard stay away from RC. if your gonna splash puddles and cruise roads you should be ok with RC then. you get what you pay for.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 10:17 PM   #4
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hey thanks for the input. I am 17 and looking for something that will last about 2-3 years with possibly just changing shocks/leafs here and there. I am also looking for something that will not fall apart if i use for a prolonged time and i can just play in the hills where i live. I really won't be abusing it that much we don't have that hard of trails. thanks for the reply again.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 10:24 PM   #5
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yeah so stay away from rough country... there stuff is junk... ask me how i know lol RE will last you longer and give you a better starting point.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 01:11 AM   #6
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Hi i am looking to buy a lift and i have two in mind. A rough country 3 in. series II. And a rubicon express 3.5 in. superflex. I have done the research on price and i know i will probably need a sye and a cv driveshaft. i was wondering if getting the rubicon is worth the extra $400. All input would be welcome. Thanks
I'm newish to XJs but you mentioned a sye and cv driveshaft. Look into a hack n tap sye that will let you run a stock front driveshaft on the rear. It will save you a good amount of cash that you can put towards the RE kit. Just learned about these tonight.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 01:28 AM   #7
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Also at 3-3.5 of lift you might want to look into getting an adjustable track bar. You XJ experts feel free to correct me if I'm giving out any wrong info.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 10:22 AM   #8
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Ok thanks so what I'm getting from all of you is that it is worth the extra $$$
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