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Unread 09-03-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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re 3.5" super ride best quality for the money?

So i just bought an xj a couple of weeks ago and i have been looking for the right lift kit for me. I thought that i had finally decided on this re lift but now i have been reading more into it and a lot of people say that its not worth the extra money. I dont plan on doing much off roading but i cant stand how low it sits. All of the threads that i read that said its not worth the money were a few years old so i was wondering what people thought of it that have installed it more recently. Also if anyone has any alternative that they feel are better quality they can let me know too, i want to do this right the first time and get some long term use out of it.

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Unread 09-05-2012, 04:38 AM   #2
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I had the 3.5 super ride. It was good not great. Ended up getting about 4 1/4" with the full leaf kit. The short arms made a rough ride also springs are stiff. If your going budget dont go as high if your not wheeling. I liked it but wish i wouldve just spent more for a long arm kit. But to each thier own.
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Unread 09-05-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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I would got with a rough country lift. They are good lifts and are cheaper especially If you don't do a lot of off roading. I have a one on my jeep an my truck and haven't had any problems.

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Unread 09-05-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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I've considered the 3" rough country with the full packs but I've read some threads about them being good for the money but people have had to send parts back. Its also $509 for it with the full packs which isnt that much cheaper.
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Unread 09-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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my RC 3" with full packs made me a happy camper. its a good on road experience despite other nasty comments about it. I really love mine. only regret is not going with the 4.5" x series :/
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My Xj had a 3" tuff country lift on it that the po installed 1 yr before I bought the jeep I replaced it with a 3.5" re with bilstein 5100's it rides. And flexes much better it's not stiff at all . IMO spend more at first itll save you more in the long run. And I have made the mistake buying RC and rustys offroad lifts in the past only to replace them with RE

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Unread 09-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #7
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I've considered the 3" rough country with the full packs but I've read some threads about them being good for the money but people have had to send parts back. Its also $509 for it with the full packs which isnt that much cheaper.
The RC comes with shocks though. Don't just think of it as a lift kit. Make a list of all the components and compare.

I like my RE 3.5" Super ride kit. The rear rides a little rough, but the shackle angle is not ideal. The front rides good too. A lot of the ride quality has to do with what shocks are installed. I used Doetsch 8000s from Iron Rock.
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I have RC 4.5in full packs and I have no complaints with it at all...
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I have RC 4.5in full packs and I have no complaints with it at all...
hows your sag?

everyone says RC leafs sag fast. but mine are holding up.
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I like most of what I've read about the re 3.5" super ride except that most people end up with over 4" of lift and rc seems ok but people have had problems with quality although most say the service is great but i dont want to be replacing parts right away. I just started looking at old man emu springs, any opinions on their products?
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Zero sag been over a year. Actually still have a little more than 4.5 in
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For lift kits under 3.5", OME's quality is not surpassed by any other suspension company. Of course, you shell out quite a bit more money, but you do get what you pay for. I have had my OME kit for just about a year and I have no complaints. You can't go wrong with ARB products.
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For lift kits under 3.5", OME's quality is not surpassed by any other suspension company. Of course, you shell out quite a bit more money, but you do get what you pay for. I have had my OME kit for just about a year and I have no complaints. You can't go wrong with ARB products.
Did you order a kit or did you buy everything seperate?
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Did you order a kit or did you buy everything seperate?
Kit.

At least, if I were you, I would consider their shocks and leaf springs if you decided to piece a lift together.
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Kit.

At least, if I were you, I would consider their shocks and leaf springs if you decided to piece a lift together.

Where did you buy your kit? I haven't found any kits that are around 3".
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