post #1 of Old 11-30-2008, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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Rough Country 2.5" Budget Boost

Lift kit that levels front and rear of vehicle (JK). 2.5" in front; 2" in rear. This is a spacer lift or budget boost style of lift kit using the existing springs and shocks. Designed for using 33" tires (up to 285/75 R17 or 34x11.5 17).

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post #2 of Old 11-30-2008, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Good instructions but could use more info on wires etc that need to be removed from rear axle. A couple of spacer sleeves were missing from the kit. RC was helpful and courteous about sending them out. Also extended bumpstops would have been a nice addition along with trackbar relocation brackets and brakeline extension brackets. Still a great price as long as you know what's missing.

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post #3 of Old 12-02-2008, 08:08 PM
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Rough Country 2.5" Budget Boost

It works for now, the way the jeep came. Definately coming off when I have the money. It handles ok, but I don't feel comfortable having stock everything with just blocks in the rear and coil spacers up front. I think its a 2.5", although it has longer shocks installed.
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post #4 of Old 02-23-2009, 04:35 PM
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Rough Country 2.5" Budget Boost

great for a budget boost easily fit 31's will get you hooked and you will want more
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post #5 of Old 03-10-2009, 12:35 PM
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Rough Country 2.5" Budget Boost

Looks good, just like any ohter lift I guess. We didn't have a coil compresor so we used the jack lol
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post #6 of Old 07-16-2009, 06:53 AM
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Good kit, instructions were pretty easy to follow. I'm no mechanic, but I may have been able to do this with a little help. My buddy IS a mechanic, he did this in under 2 hours, with interuptions, phone calls, etc mixed in.
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post #7 of Old 08-27-2009, 08:08 PM
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3 hour install solo. All hand tools and spring compressor.
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post #8 of Old 09-29-2009, 02:07 PM
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Great kit. If doing it again I would get a kit with shocks and adjustable track bar
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post #9 of Old 10-29-2009, 05:43 AM
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Very easy to install but without the tools you will find yourself spending 6-8 hours trying to install it (like I did) but overall it is very affordable lift that fits much larger tires.

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post #10 of Old 11-23-2009, 09:24 AM
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post #11 of Old 12-11-2009, 12:08 PM
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spacers and bumpstops were an easy install. Gives a nice lift and great for 33's
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post #12 of Old 01-17-2010, 09:07 AM
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Have'nt tried much yet. Seems to ride and handle well on the road so far though.
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post #13 of Old 01-25-2010, 05:10 AM
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I installed the kit by myself and without the use of spring compressor. (Had to disconnect trackbar in front, to be able to remove passenger side spring) The kit came complete with the rear trackbar bracket and longer rear sway bar links (then you put the stock rear links on the front) Good kit for the price, results were good also. It was a bit hard to pull the brake lines down enough to reach the new brackets,so be careful, that is why I would suggest longer brake lines in front (but then you'd have to bleed brake system, so I guess the brackets do keep it simple) Overall ride is good, Lift height looks good too. Morris 4x4 has the kit for $180 RC-634
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Just put this lift on my '09 wrangler last night. Very easy install. The directions list a 3-4 hour install time and it fits that time frame. Had a friend help me with the install. With dinner/beer break it took us just under 5 hours. I got the Series II kit from rough country (part #634). This kit includes the front and rear spring spacers, front and rear shock extension brackets, rear sway bar links (you move the stock rear links to the front after you finish the lift), rear brake line extension brackets, and a rear track bar extension bracket (when you put the lift on the bar moves off of center by a 1/4" and this bracket corrects that, a purely optional part but i went with it anyway)

Just a note on installing the rear track bar bracket. When bolting the bracket on and bolting the rear track bar onto the bracket I would suggest putting them in with the nuts to the rear of the vehicle. When you install the new rear sway bar links you have a small (3/8" to 1/2") clearence between where the new bracket sits and the top end of the new rear sway bar links. Switching the bolts around so the nut faces towards the rear of the vehicle gives a bit more clearence back there.

After the install realigning the draglink to center the steering wheel with the tires was very easy to do. Jeep drives fantastic, keeps the same stock feel, levels off the front and back, and looks great. With the 17" rubi wheels and 32" tires the lift looks perfect. I strongly suggest this lift for anyone just starting the process or wanting to add just a bit more space for larger tires
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Just put this lift on my '09 wrangler last night. Very easy install. The directions list a 3-4 hour install time and it fits that time frame. Had a friend help me with the install. With dinner/beer break it took us just under 5 hours. I got the Series II kit from rough country (part #634). This kit includes the front and rear spring spacers, front and rear shock extension brackets, rear sway bar links (you move the stock rear links to the front after you finish the lift), rear brake line extension brackets, and a rear track bar extension bracket (when you put the lift on the bar moves off of center by a 1/4" and this bracket corrects that, a purely optional part but i went with it anyway)

Just a note on installing the rear track bar bracket. When bolting the bracket on and bolting the rear track bar onto the bracket I would suggest putting them in with the nuts to the rear of the vehicle. When you install the new rear sway bar links you have a small (3/8" to 1/2") clearence between where the new bracket sits and the top end of the new rear sway bar links. Switching the bolts around so the nut faces towards the rear of the vehicle gives a bit more clearence back there.

After the install realigning the draglink to center the steering wheel with the tires was very easy to do. Jeep drives fantastic, keeps the same stock feel, levels off the front and back, and looks great. With the 17" rubi wheels and 32" tires the lift looks perfect. I strongly suggest this lift for anyone just starting the process or wanting to add just a bit more space for larger tires
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