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post #16 of 22 Old 09-08-2013, 02:41 PM
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Lime, did you see the part about $255? That is a compelling reason. It's a first car for a 16 year old, keep it cheap but keep it fun.

OP, will your son be helping with the install?
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Okay, I'm convinced. I didn't realize there were other kits, or pieced-together kits, on the market for similar prices. When I bought my lift I remember being hesitant about piecing together a lift. It was comforting to buy the whole package from one place.

Motorcharge, thanks for a good answer. I hope I didn't come across as snarky.
I had to replace the ball joints and bushings in my RC track bar every 10,000 miles. By 10,000 miles the ball joints were loose enough to use as a rattle noise maker. The shock performance went from "This is okay" to "This is crap" within the same time period. Ultimately the only thing that was fine with my RC lift were the springs. Which I ended up giving away with the rest of the parts making a college student very happy. I made him aware of the issues and how to resolve them. It was a decent starting point for whole though.


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post #17 of 22 Old 09-08-2013, 06:31 PM
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You typically get what you pay for and thats true 99% of the time with cheap lifts. Doesnt take much searching to find out why you dont want a RC lift.
Honestly, for a DD, it's a great kit. Hell, I've run the kit twice and haven't had any issues with the full length add a leaf. I've best the piss out of it. Never had an issue with sagging. Just put some 5100's on it and it should ride pretty good.
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My only issue with my RC kit is that it lives up to its name, *rough*
No problems with quality or customer service though.
I have no problem recommending them for any of the "add-on" parts they make.

For the OP, have you had a look at this site:
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-li...e-xj/index.htm
Almost every kit available is on display. Great place to get an idea of what to choose.
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post #19 of 22 Old 09-09-2013, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks to everyone. Honestly, I think the best advice is "Don't put a new driver onto a lift just yet." Maybe I'm being a little too eager trying to live vicariously through my son. I will give it a few months cooling-off period before doing anything.
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Thanks to everyone. Honestly, I think the best advice is "Don't put a new driver onto a lift just yet." Maybe I'm being a little too eager trying to live vicariously through my son. I will give it a few months cooling-off period before doing anything.
Wheel it stock and upgrade as you need is your best bet. Start with some skids and basic recovery points. XJs are very capable for what they are.


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You typically get what you pay for and thats true 99% of the time with cheap lifts. Doesnt take much searching to find out why you dont want a RC lift.
RC change their design with their arms a couple years back and people seem to be very happy, myself included. They used to have busing that wore out quickly and had problems but that isn't the case anymore.

Things change, RC seems to have stepped up and is making a decent product.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ro...6/index14.html

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post #22 of 22 Old 09-12-2013, 08:48 PM
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Whichever one with full leaf packs is fine, forget the aal. Rough country will get bashed but they honestly are a good company and their products are sub par. The reason why they are cheap is because they sell so many kits. The lifts are good for a more onroad vehicle than a trail rig.

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