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post #151 of 5128 Old 08-19-2008, 10:13 AM
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Alot of good advice snipped

There's my little rant. Take it or leave it. I haven't run RC before, for a reason. Over the past couple years on here, including the time investigating lifts, RC had some of the worst comments I had seen. Stuff like the ride is brutal, or people had replaced nearly every part in the kit over time. Just do a search. No personal experience here, so take it with a grain of salt. Just search around and see what you can find. Perhaps things have improved? Hopefully. I don't like reading bad news about other people's vehicles, and I hate seeing newbies jumping all over a company because the price is low. Anyways, it was just enough to keep me away. The 2.2 shocks are different so perhaps some things have improved. Hope so. Time will tell.

BMAN makes alot of sense.

Think about what he said before dismissing him .
He talks about his lift as being a complete lift, it is.This RC lift is not complete, but it is what it is,low priced.
He did not say the lift is bad. The shocks are new and there is not alot of informed opinions being expressed about them ( yet).

Bman is just sending out a warning about not doing research before making major purchases based only on price.

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post #152 of 5128 Old 08-19-2008, 10:19 AM
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BMAN makes alot of sense.

Think about what he said before dismissing him .
He talks about his lift as being a complete lift, it is.This RC lift is not complete, but it is what it is,low priced.
He did not say the lift is bad. The shocks are new and there is not alot of informed opinions being expressed about them ( yet).

Bman is just sending out a warning about not doing research before making major purchases based only on price.
What, that you need to add to this lift, would make it complete?
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post #153 of 5128 Old 08-19-2008, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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This is a 2.5 entry level kit. Yes it is cheaper than the OME. It is just like any other kit, you can upgrade if you have the want or need. But it is very disrespectful of bman to come into my thread whenver he hasnt even ran any of my product and degrade it just b/c he chooses to run another brand.

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post #154 of 5128 Old 08-19-2008, 03:27 PM
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BMAN makes alot of sense.

Think about what he said before dismissing him .
He talks about his lift as being a complete lift, it is.This RC lift is not complete, but it is what it is,low priced.
He did not say the lift is bad. The shocks are new and there is not alot of informed opinions being expressed about them ( yet).

Bman is just sending out a warning about not doing research before making major purchases based only on price.
Read his post, he did say it was bad. His rant started because he thinks for some reason adding $30 spacers to a lift to compensate for extra weight as opposed to installing an entire taller complete lift is a bad idea. He never asked If I really wanted a taller lift or even wheeled enough to need or want all that comes w/ a complete lift. I bought the RC 2.5" lift because I didn't want a 4" lift. I did do my research, I had planned on a BB, so I don't give a s*** how this lift compares to a $800 OME lift (that happens to have all the same equipment), but I am pretty sure if you put it up against any $300 BB out there it will be outstanding in comparison.
Jeffery, sorry my simple question clogged up your thred. If it continues I will start a new thread just so we can all continue to argue.
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Take your arguments else where...

Let's get back to the Rough Country 2.5" Progressive Lift Kit. How does it ride compared to other lifts?
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I had planned on a BB, so I don't give a s*** how this lift compares to a $800 OME lift (that happens to have all the same equipment), but I am pretty sure if you put it up against any $300 BB out there it will be outstanding in comparison.

Bingo we have a winner! This lift is an fantastic alternative to a BB for just pennies more. I was gonna go with the 2.25 BB with skyjacker shocks before this came out. Wow I get a .25 more lift and Real springs. Once the word gets out about it why would anyone buy a BB?
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[QUOTE=RCXTREME;5592123]This is a 2.5 entry level kit. Yes it is cheaper than the OME. It is just like any other kit, you can upgrade if you have the want or need. But it is very disrespectful of bman to come into my thread whenver he hasnt even ran any of my product and degrade it just b/c he chooses to run another brand.[/QUOT
Your thread should have started in the vendor section, NOT TECH! I'm surprised the moderators have not banned you!!
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But it is very disrespectful of bman to come into my thread whenver he hasnt even ran any of my product and degrade it just b/c he chooses to run another brand.
I have never seen, in my time here, ANY VENDOR come into a thread in TJ tech and start selling their product. This is not the place for it.

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That's where you should be pushing your product.

I did not mean disrespect, and tried to make that clear. If people choose to disagree, that's fine. I really don't care.




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I am glad that RCXTREME started this thread, and have no problem with RCXTREME posting his thread in the TJ Technical Forum. This thread has been very helpful in determining which lift would work best for me. In fact I purchased the RC 2.5 lift last week because of this thread and Jeffery was very helpful and knowledgeable when I called to order the kit. So thank you Jeffery for starting the thread!
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lets FINALLY get back to topic... PLEEEASSSEEE!!!!!


Now someone, this is a TECH question, how does it ride compared to other lift kits of its size?
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I am glad that RCXTREME started this thread, and have no problem with RCXTREME posting his thread in the TJ Technical Forum. This thread has been very helpful in determining which lift would work best for me. In fact I purchased the RC 2.5 lift last week because of this thread and Jeffery was very helpful and knowledgeable when I called to order the kit. So thank you Jeffery for starting the thread!
I agree this has been a useful thread about options. It is certainly better then a BB. For any guys with a wife that in some way hates his Jeep, this is the right kind of price.

Yes, I'd like to hear more about the ride.


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lets FINALLY get back to topic... PLEEEASSSEEE!!!!!


Now someone, this is a TECH question, how does it ride compared to other lift kits of its size?
Agree, this kit has been selling pretty quickly, I ordered it saturday and it's already out of stock, so a lot of people are getting in on this and I'd like to hear about the ride...
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Seems like the next "upgrade " to this type of lift should be adjustable track bars ft and rr.

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to phrase what bman is saying, this kit isnt prfect, but his isnt either, nor is any other kit under $2000 really.

in order for any lift to be perfect every suspension component with an adjustble or extended length piece, this is why so many people buy the more complete re 4.5" kit but swap out for the lower 3.5" spring when the are looking for a 3.5-4" lift. but even this kit doesn't come standard with an adjustable rear trackbar (many experience binding with the stock rear track bar and included bracket) or shocks.

so for rough country to put out a kit for less than half the price of ome's base kit and include everything that they do (minus the $16 rear track bar bracket) is great for our market and just goes to show how much interest there still is in a vehicle that isnt even in production any more.

like it has already been said on here the best way to lift on a budget is to stick to your build plan and try not to replace anything twice.
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^ what are you talking about. The perfect lift is the lift that fills your needs. Not one that has adjustable everything. I choose to run the RC 2.5 kit, 31's, flex like crazy, and hit up as many rocks as I can. Does that mean it's not the perfect kit, hell no it's everything I want which makes it perfect for my application. Any other spam in this thread = Report button. I'm sure JF doesn't take bashing sponsors or their products lightly. Bman came in here talking about OME, NOT RCEXTRME. If you disagree keep your trap shut and post elsewhere.
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