I have a 4" RC kit (the X-Series) and it was about $700 from a vendor here on JF. The ride is actually OK.. I'd say that it appears that RC has improved their shocks quite a bit from the reviews I've seen in the past. I was a little nervous about the price as well but most of it appears to be pretty good quality. I would agree that some of the other kits are probably better, but for the money it is not bad at all. Slightly stiffer than the stock shocks that were still on the Jeep with 134K, which is in line with what I expected. If I wanted it to drive like a Cadillac I would've bought one of those :-).
I put my kit on this spring and had to do a couple of things right away.
- Replace all TRE's (normal if they're worn).
- Replace upper rear Ball Joint (I was in there anyway and had been hearing a clunk for some time, turned out that was it),
- Replace (under warranty) the RC Steering Stabilizer I bought at the same time as the lift because it was leaking.
- Replace (under warranty) the Heim Joint on the RC Trackbar (it was slightly loose).
- Swap out (and rebuild) my driveshaft for one from a ZJ.
Overall I was pleased by RC and their willingness to work with me on replacing the parts. No problems there and the replacement parts always came within two business days of my call. The quality of the replacement parts was as good as or better than the ones I received in the kit so their QC seems to be working well too.
I'm still struggling with some minor DW, but I've never swapped out the upper CA bushings so getting ready to do that soon before the snow flies and hopefully that solves the issue for me.
If you're not looking to spend a ton, it's not a bad kit. The only thing that I don't like are the quick disconnects for the front sway bar. They're a little noisy at times but it's not enough of an annoyance that I've done anything about it. :-) It's also in line with what I expected.. they're quick disconnects, they're automatically going to be slightly nosier (I've even heard this complaint from the JKS folks).