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post #1 of 38 Old 11-18-2013, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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ROcky road outfitters budget lift kit performance

Hi,

I (possibly prematurely) ordered the budget kit from these guys based on a few comments I have seen. On further research after my purchase I have seen a good number of complaints about their service and timeliness but very little about their kits. Knowing that I can't afford a $2k kit righyt now can anyone speak to the performance of the parts that they actually deliver? Did I make a mistake in ordering what I did based on the quality of their stuff?

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post #2 of 38 Old 11-18-2013, 12:51 PM
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Return it, never go back to their website, go to Jeepinbyal.com and order the OME lift kit for $750. Much less than $2k
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will that give me enough lift to put 30" tires under there?
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post #4 of 38 Old 11-18-2013, 02:35 PM
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yup. You will be able to put 245/75/16s under there, which is 30.5". That is the tire spec that most of the guys here like to use.

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post #5 of 38 Old 11-18-2013, 03:01 PM
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The RRO spacer kit is heard on all front suspension parts
If you kept it you would be buying new shocks in no time, more than likely new upper control arms etc
Ironman is cheapest and then OME both will give you enough room for a 30 inch tire and the ride and handling will be 100 times better than it was brand new

I do have a RRO budget lift here, have had since 2005 when it was given to me. It serves as two things, shows folks what not to buy and also makes a great door stop .

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Return it, never go back to their website, go to Jeepinbyal.com and order the OME lift kit for $750. Much less than $2k
Is installing the OME kit very difficult and is the lift around 2.5", the website shows only 1.5?

Also, how do you know which of the options to select when ordering your OEM?
They ask you about A-Arms, what front springs and struts and what rear springs and shocks?

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post #7 of 38 Old 11-18-2013, 03:43 PM
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Its not hard to install one of the kits if you have some mechanical knowledge
Lots of folks have installed theirs with no issues
With just the springs alone you will get 2.5-2.75 inches of lift, if you want more there are a couple of tricks that will put you at 3.25-3.5 inches

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post #8 of 38 Old 11-18-2013, 03:47 PM
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I order the RRO deluxe kit initially and within 6 months took it out for a JBA lift kit. I would just refuse it at the door, or cancel your order. Which ever is easier.
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post #9 of 38 Old 11-18-2013, 03:58 PM
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Its not hard to install one of the kits if you have some mechanical knowledge
Lots of folks have installed theirs with no issues
With just the springs alone you will get 2.5-2.75 inches of lift, if you want more there are a couple of tricks that will put you at 3.25-3.5 inches
I asked, because the website says the $750 is a 1.5" lift
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I asked, because the website says the $750 is a 1.5" lift
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The company is mainly in Australia where any lifts over 1.5" aren't legal. They advertise a 1.5" lift(which could be true depending on the springs you order), but really give the ~2.5" like Tom said.

Tom will definitely give better advice, but I suggest 927 fronts and 731 rears. I love the ride(firms it up a bit). I also opted for Bilstein shocks. You can use any you'd like. A lot say the OME rides great, just make sure you get the long rear shocks(I know Tom knows what the number is for that lol).

As for the a-arms, if you have the money do it. They will help with alignments. If not, you should be able to get away without them as long as you stay with just the springs and shocks. If you want to go higher, then I would say you definitely need them.(Tom, or anyone, please correct me if I was wrong here.)

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post #11 of 38 Old 11-18-2013, 09:48 PM
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Pretty much nailed it

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Sweet, learning from the best

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post #13 of 38 Old 11-18-2013, 10:18 PM
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This has been very helpful, thanks!

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This has been very helpful, thanks!
This is the exact route I went... no complaints.

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post #15 of 38 Old 11-19-2013, 02:44 PM
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If you get the A-Arms it leads up to a grand anyway in price. For the extra couple bucks wouldnt Tom's Econo Lift be the better buy?
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