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Unread 04-27-2010, 11:48 AM   #1
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Tell me about Rough Country Lift Kits

Are these good lift kits? I am trying to get info on a 4'' suspension kit from them. Basically how do the springs hold up and what should i expect the ride to be going from stock to this kit. Any help appreciated.

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Unread 04-27-2010, 12:43 PM   #2
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Are these good lift kits? I am trying to get info on a 4'' suspension kit from them. Basically how do the springs hold up and what should i expect the ride to be going from stock to this kit. Any help appreciated.

thanks.
RUN LIKE HELL!

I have a '79 set of springs which I had on for a total of 3 weeks...
So stiff you can't get your eyes to focus at highway speeds,
And much too stiff for trail use.

Can't GIVE them away anymore once you tell people that!
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Unread 04-27-2010, 01:12 PM   #3
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RUN LIKE HELL!

I have a '79 set of springs which I had on for a total of 3 weeks...
So stiff you can't get your eyes to focus at highway speeds,
And much too stiff for trail use.

Can't GIVE them away anymore once you tell people that!

Just so i am understanding this correctly. The springs you are referring to are from 1979?
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Unread 04-27-2010, 01:19 PM   #4
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Just so i am understanding this correctly. The springs you are referring to are from 1979?
thats what it looks like by the way he worded it

but i'm guessing he has a 79 jeep

I have a 4 inch RC lift and its okay pretty stiff (had for 2 years), I'd much rather go with OME and a 1" body lift

but I was young and didn't know crap when i first bought my lift kit
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Unread 04-27-2010, 01:52 PM   #5
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I have a 4" lift in mine,no complaints and a nice ride too
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Unread 04-27-2010, 02:05 PM   #6
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I just installed an RC 4 inch lift in my CJ, I am not dissapointed in it at all, I am getting used to the ride and the new higher CG, but really not much different than my buddies Rubicon. When I take it wheeling I usually run 7 to 10 psi in the tires and it is plenty soft, I can say that they are stiffer springs than my stock setup, but I knew that prior to the installation. So nothing negative from me!
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Unread 04-27-2010, 02:19 PM   #7
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JUNK !!!!!!!!!!!!!
You get what you pay for.
And sometimes you even get some extra surprises from them for free.
Well at least last month a few members got the free surprise.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 02:24 PM   #8
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JUNK !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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And sometimes you even get some extra surprises from them for free.
Well at least last month a few members got the free surprise.

Please explain...
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Unread 04-27-2010, 02:40 PM   #9
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Please explain...
RC sent out 18 rear 4 inch lift springs that were to short, (I was one of the recipients) They corrected the problem, on mine at least, by using a press break and removing some of the arc to lengthen them, my right rear survived one wheeling trip and relaxed about 2 inches, I notified RC directly and they shipped a new spring free of charge, I am waiting to see if the left rear holds up. I would have preferred things worked out correctly, but it really isn't that much work to replace a spring, and since they were really cool with the customer service, I can't complain, I didn't want to spend a thousand dollars on a lift and this was a good option.

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Unread 04-27-2010, 02:51 PM   #10
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RC sent out 18 rear 4 inch lift springs that were to short, (I was one of the recipients) They corrected the problem, on mine at least, by using a press break and removing some of the arc to lengthen them, my right rear survived one wheeling trip and relaxed about 2 inches, I notified RC directly and they shipped a new spring free of charge, I am waiting to see if the left rear holds up. I would have preferred things worked out correctly, but it really isn't that much work to replace a spring, and since they were really cool with the customer service, I can't complain, I didn't want to spend a thousand dollars on a lift and this was a good option.

Tom
I am actually reading a thread now that talks about the rear springs being too short. I am hoping that they corrected the problem before they shipped mine. I wonder if there is a way for me to tell if i have the old ones or the new ones?
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Unread 04-27-2010, 02:52 PM   #11
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Just FYI, Davey at Rough Country said they had accounted for all 18, so you should be good.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 03:04 PM   #12
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I ordered the 2.5 kit and I'm no where near installing it yet but if this thread is still around once I do I'll be sure to post back!
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Unread 04-27-2010, 03:27 PM   #13
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I just called RC to verify i have the right rear springs and they assured me i do. I will post back once i go to install it. I guess i need to start with my rear springs first.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 03:36 PM   #14
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ill take those springs off your hands. Just let me know where to send the money for them to be shipped.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 04:06 PM   #15
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