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Rough Country 3" Lift Kit w/ Control Arms

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Product Information

MSRP: $400.00
Average Price: $380.81
Manufacturer: Rough Country
Yes: 40 / No: 2

This kit contains....
+ New front replacement coil springs
+ long add-a-leafs w/ necessary hardware for the rear
(the long ones provide a much better ride over the short ones on the market)
+ Front extended lower control arms with poly bushings and new sleeves to maintain proper alignment
+ (4) Rough Country 8000 series premium grade shocks

+ All necessary hardware which is zinc plated
+ Complete instructions


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makemusic116's Reviews
04-15-2011, 09:20 PM
Price: $311.00
Pros: Price and quality
Cons: Doesn't come with extended sway bar links.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I love my RC lift this is the third one I have installed and have had little to no issues with all my lifts from them. Their customer service is unbeatable and their prices are very competative. I would definitely recommend RC products to anyone.


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makemusic116's Reviews
03-17-2011, 08:22 PM
Price: $311.36
Pros: Price! Parts are beefy and well made and it comes with very detailed instructions.
Cons: Comes with sway bar drop brackets instead of extended links.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have not installed it yet but I had this same lift on my '96 and I loved it. I will update this again after it is installed.

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bcusstc's Reviews
02-28-2011, 03:57 PM
Price: $625.00
Pros: came with everything i needed
Cons: Would have been nice to have a TC drop
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Everything went together smooth. No issues.

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bcusstc's Reviews
02-28-2011, 03:55 PM
Price: $625.00
Pros: Came with everything i needed
Cons: Would have liked to see it come with a TC drop just in case.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Fits my needs perfect as an entry level lift. Directions could be a little better if someone doesnt know much about mechanics.

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njaimet's Reviews
01-04-2011, 02:41 PM
Price: $500.00
Pros: Good quality
Cons: Cannot get vehicle to align straight
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have 20" wheels with 35" tires and no rubbing...I actually have the 3.5" Rough Country lift

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brendancfarrell's Reviews
11-17-2010, 01:39 AM
Price: $460.00
Pros: love the stance, great flex
Cons: look a couple tries for them to send me the clamps
Recommended? Yes

Comments: this is an excellent starter lift kit for any first time jeep owner. easy to install, and looks and rides great. I do recommend getting RC's wheel spacers to widen the stance of your jeep to account for this lift. all in all, great inexpensive lift($460 shipped to my door)

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brandcha000's Reviews
11-01-2010, 01:26 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: rides smooth
Cons: took awhile to install :(
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Took awhile to install because it was my first install. but overall it was worth it. it makes huge difference in ride height, for bigger wheels, rides smoother then the stock suspension and it does flex!

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KevLaredo's Reviews
09-13-2010, 04:28 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: great kit
Cons: comes with end links not discos
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great kit. No complaints. Wheeled the devil out of the Zj at windrock with no issues next day after install. Wish id ordered it with quick discos though.

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btait1's Reviews
08-12-2010, 07:58 PM
Price: $550.00
Pros: Very nice quality. So far, no need for Transfer case drop kit.
Cons: Does not come wit every single brand new bolt. one of the U-Bolts they sent me had thread damage.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Its the perfect size lift for someone who needs to replace an old worn suspension and doesn't want to deal with much, my rear leafs were sagging 3".
Its about the same price as stock replacement size parts. so its totally worth it.

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Telecaster31's Reviews
04-12-2010, 06:06 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: .
Cons: .
Recommended? Yes

Comments: good stuff...for now


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damidget's Reviews
03-25-2010, 07:20 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: great lift kit quality parts
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: its a great kit for the price, many parts that rustys didnt have come with this kit. i got the nitro shocks and the bigger stabilizer. you will need a trac bar no doubt about it and i also did the steering box brace for good measure.
great flex and clearance, i follow my friend through almost everything he does and hes got a 8 inch rustys long arm with 35s and arb lockers


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dagr8tim's Reviews
02-21-2010, 10:03 AM
Price: $360.00
Pros: Great "entry level" lift
Cons: Harsh Ride
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I was looking for something entry level, and a friend is a retailer for RC. I got a great deal on the lift.

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s2ooo4me's Reviews
02-09-2010, 06:51 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: N/A
Cons: N/A
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I bought the Jeep with the lift already installed.

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tacweapon's Reviews
11-04-2009, 03:19 AM
Price: $350.00
Pros: complete kit cheap
Cons: none so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have had mine for about 5 months now and so far I haven ot had any major issues. It is by far worth the price, I have an add a leaf right now and I think that I would prefered a complete leaf but its not that bad.

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jonzer12's Reviews
05-22-2009, 11:11 AM
Price: $450.00
Pros: full leaf packs and good price
Cons: none so far, few shipping errors
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I got a great price for a kit wil full leafs. I paid 450 shipped! I let them keep their shocks however which may have helped the price as I had a set of high end shocks that would fit already.

They sent me f-250 leaf springs by mistake, one phone call and it was corrected and they let me keep the ford springs! I should be able to get $100 bucks for them no problem.
They sent me the wrong u-bolts as well I just ran out and bought them myself.
Good customer service, they answer the phone right away and email you back literally in minutes.
I got 4" in the front and 2 3/4 in the rear. I will even it out with shackles.
Using Edelbrock Extreme IAS shocks this lift rid rides like a cadilac compared to my old stock setup.

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jd4x426's Reviews

04-09-2009, 07:04 PM
Rough Country 3" Lift Kit w/ Control Arms
Price: $400.00
Pros: great cost great off road ride so far its been awesome
Cons: aal suck shocks could be betteer
Recommended? Yes

Comments: the kit went on really easy not the best instructions but i new what i was doing all the parts fit right no problems it shipped super fast great customer service the kit is nice its great off road rides a little rough but i beleive its mostly the crappy shocks also the aal are starting to sag a little i wish iwould have gotten the full packs but other then that i would definitely buy from them again

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fisher2985's Reviews

03-14-2009, 04:44 PM
Rough Country 3" Lift Kit w/ Control Arms
Price: $360.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: easy install
shackle nuts inside of frame broke loose though
not rough country fault

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Ron83CJ's Reviews

03-12-2009, 11:40 AM
Rough Country 3" Lift Kit w/ Control Arms
Price: $350.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I will complete a real review once I have put some miles on the lift, and can give an informative opinion.


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JohnnyEpic's Reviews

11-20-2008, 11:16 PM
Rough Country 3" Lift Kit w/ Control Arms
Price: $350.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have the full leaf kit with control arms. It was a great price and looks great. I wanted a moderate lift without losing my XJ as a DD. It's a great height I think. It was a little stiff at first but has gotten more "flexy" which only enhances off road capability. It still handles great on road though and is very tight.

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hoosierkayaker's Reviews

11-04-2008, 02:26 PM
Rough Country 3" Lift Kit w/ Control Arms
Price: $399.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Took a little longer then 2 hrs. also Manufacturer needs to revise the tool list for assembly. othert then that piece of cake.

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