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post #3511 of 5128 Old 12-18-2009, 01:21 PM
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I'm interested in this lift, but still sitting on the fence after spending several hours reading 150+ pages of posts. Based on what I've read, I'm not overwhelming convinced on the quality or value of this lift. Results seem to be all over the board. Some installations are smooth and perfect, many are not...unlevel Jeeps, shifting axles, leaking shocks, bulging springs, to name the more prominent problems. The major plus and saving grace seems to be the price and customer service from Jeff, respectively. Somebody please say something to push me over the fence, one way or the other.


I think your are forgetting that most of the people who install this lift themselves are not fully trained Mechanics. Though their comments are very helpful , many me have missed steps, or did not do something that a Pro Mechanic would see, and rectify before it became an issue. Like I said, the people in this forum are awesome, and I'm happy I found this site, just be careful of who's opinions you take as 'matter of fact'.


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take the money you save from buying this kit and have a shop install it for you. you get the lift but you also get it installed correctly.
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Just ordered the 3.25" for TJ. Arrives xmas eve!!
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Just ordered the 3.25" for TJ. Arrives xmas eve!!
Mine should be in the week after Christmas but won't go on until 1/11 since that's when my 33s arrive.
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Due to the bad economy the good ol' work bonus is going towards the lift. Hoping this will stimulate things. No more stock option for this ride.
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The UPS man just delivered mine today. I got it through the RC ebay store and saved 50 dollars. If it wasn't 5 degs outside I'd go put out it on, guess I'll wait for a warm streak.

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I'm interested in this lift, but still sitting on the fence after spending several hours reading 150+ pages of posts. Based on what I've read, I'm not overwhelming convinced on the quality or value of this lift. Results seem to be all over the board. Some installations are smooth and perfect, many are not...unlevel Jeeps, shifting axles, leaking shocks, bulging springs, to name the more prominent problems. The major plus and saving grace seems to be the price and customer service from Jeff, respectively. Somebody please say something to push me over the fence, one way or the other.
All of these issues have absolutely nothing to do with the RC components themselves. Learn a few things and you'll be able to recognize issues with parts from issues with people or other elements.

Unlevel--all jeeps will sit unlevel front to rear unless you install less lift in the rear or more in the front. The rake from the factory is done for a reason. Get rid of it if you want, but don't blame RC.

Shifting axles--take a look at your track bars. Again, learn about suspension geometry or get under your jeep and open your eyes. This is not the fault of RC AT ALL. That's ignorant.

Leaking shocks--I'm assuming RC shocks aren't made in house. There are only a couple major shock manufacturers. Quality control is never, and will never be, 100% no matter where you go. **** happens. Call RC and get a new shock.
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take the money you save from buying this kit and have a shop install it for you. you get the lift but you also get it installed correctly.
If you can't install new springs and shocks, you don't need to own a jeep.

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...If you can't install new springs and shocks, you don't need to own a jeep.
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Rough Country closed today??? finally got enough money after christmas for my lift and no one is answering the phone! I don't think I can go on knowing I can't get my lift for another day AHHHHHHH!

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I'm installing mine today. I'll post pics and such, which at the very least keep you amused until you are able to order your kit

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Installing the 3.25" RC and the front track bar is .25" from center... I can't drill a hole because it would just make a bigger hole with the existing hole mount. Should I just make the stock hole mount work? or buy an adjustable track bar? BTW cutting the old out is easier than wrenching. so far the jeep looks great.
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All of these issues have absolutely nothing to do with the RC components themselves. Learn a few things and you'll be able to recognize issues with parts from issues with people or other elements.

Unlevel--all jeeps will sit unlevel front to rear unless you install less lift in the rear or more in the front. The rake from the factory is done for a reason. Get rid of it if you want, but don't blame RC.

Shifting axles--take a look at your track bars. Again, learn about suspension geometry or get under your jeep and open your eyes. This is not the fault of RC AT ALL. That's ignorant.

Leaking shocks--I'm assuming RC shocks aren't made in house. There are only a couple major shock manufacturers. Quality control is never, and will never be, 100% no matter where you go. **** happens. Call RC and get a new shock.


If you can't install new springs and shocks, you don't need to own a jeep.
My RC shocks have gabriel stamped on the top,
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i installed my rc 2.5 the other day...looks great mounting black rock steelies and 32's tomorrow..pretty excited. my install went pretty well...we had a problem with the rear track bar so we didnt put the bracket in but my axle is pretty much dead centered so I'm not even going to bother. I also get minor vibes which i should be correcting today with a few washers above the skid. Overall a good kit. thanks RC
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mounting black rock steelies and 32's tomorrow..:
If you could post a few poser pics so I can see what to expect when I do mine I'd appreciate it.
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Installed. What an awesome kit!

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