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post #1 of 9 Old 02-06-2014, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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RC 4 inch suspension lift- TJ

I'm an amateur when it comes to lifting my TJ, this will be the first one I do. I'm debating between the rough country 3.75" combo or the 4" suspension. My jeep already has a 1" body on it, which doesn't do anything. If I get the combo or suspension what extras will I need? i.e. motor mount, which stabilizer, front brake lines, ect. Also, I will be running on 31's for a couple months til I get my 33s, will it look okay lifted with small tires?

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-06-2014, 12:48 PM
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I personally wouldn't lift it before I had tires! The way I am doin mine now is I bought wheels and tires and then the lift but you could go either way I guess. To each his own!
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-06-2014, 12:51 PM
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You should search Rough Country on here and see the reviews it gets. Spoiler Alert...they're not good.
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-06-2014, 01:01 PM
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The RC 3.75 combo kit comes with a 1.25" body lift, so that kit won't be of much benefit to you since you already have a body lift.

As for the 4" RC kit, I wouldn't recommend it. It comes with lower control arms that are fixed length with bushings at both ends. This is not an upgrade compared to stock arms. Stock arms already fit this criteria.
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-06-2014, 01:07 PM
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I have had the new RC adj control arms since May, some I wheel with have had them longer. They work great with no issues. There older arms are crap. I have no experience or opinion about anything else they sell, just what I have had actual real life experience with. The new style arms have been out a couple years or so. That isn’t allot of time compared to how long the Currie has had their John Joint out. Only time will tell.

Because of the experience I have had and people I actual now and wheel with I am comfortable recommending the new RC adj control arms.

Check around for pricing, I believe I say a banner here for Amazon for RC.

P.S. If the kit comes with fixed arms then I say no. I wouldn't sink any money into fixed control arms.

These are the arms I have:
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-tj-...arms-1147.html

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Which 4" RC lift are we talkin about the N2.0 ? And it all depends what u plan on doin with your jeep as well!
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-06-2014, 01:51 PM
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I'm an amateur when it comes to lifting my TJ, this will be the first one I do. I'm debating between the rough country 3.75" combo or the 4" suspension. My jeep already has a 1" body on it, which doesn't do anything. If I get the combo or suspension what extras will I need? i.e. motor mount, which stabilizer, front brake lines, ect. Also, I will be running on 31's for a couple months til I get my 33s, will it look okay lifted with small tires?
The Rough Country 4" Lift Kit comes with a transfer case drop that is necessary for getting rid of vibrations. A transfer case drop takes away some of your new found ground clearance so they're not the best solution for vibrations. The better solution is a SYE and CV drive shaft, but they can be a little more expensive.

The benefit to the Rough Country 3.75" Combo Lift is that the suspension portion is small enough that you don't need to address vibration issues. However as someone else pointed out, you already have a body lift so that kit wouldn't make much sense for you.

If you want to run 33's and keep the BL, you can go with a 2" or 3" lift and be all set. Let me know what questions you have or if you'd like a quote on anything!

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post #8 of 9 Old 02-06-2014, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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After reading these and doing some research, I'm definitely not interested in the 3.75" lift. The 4" suspension lift comes with the fixed control arms, so I'm starting to doubt that. Any other suggestions?
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post #9 of 9 Old 02-06-2014, 06:33 PM
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I'm looking at the 4" RC X-series lift. It's got adjustable upper and lower control arms.

'00 TJ Sahara - 1" Body Lift, awaiting many upgades
'00 TJ Sahara (R.I.P.) - 2.5" Rancho Lift, 2" BB, 1" Body Lift, 35" XTerrain's, Warn 9000lb Winch, Warn Bumpers & Sliders
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