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post #4936 of 5128 Old 03-09-2012, 05:26 AM
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post #4937 of 5128 Old 03-18-2012, 01:19 PM
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We now have our 2.5 inch lift kit out for the Jeep TJ. It consist of four progressive rate coils, four 2.2 performance shocks and t case spacers.

This kit retails at 299.95 but when you call me and mention being a jeepforum.com member you will recieve 10% off.

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I'm currently running this 2.5 inch lift and haven't had any issues with it but I've been thinking about updating to RC's new short arm 4 inch lift that retails for $499. Would a 10% discount apply to it also? If so I'll be calling you in the morning.

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post #4938 of 5128 Old 03-18-2012, 03:37 PM
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^ Cavitation...I live in VT so I know what the winters are like around here, and my springs are also beginning to rust, but what I can say is that my dads JK stock springs are rusting too. It is in fact the nature of the beast living in the North East or any state where the roads are heavily salted. While I do not like it and wash my jeep regularly during the winter; I do not think it is fair to fault RC for the road hazards. I have no experience with other manufacturers springs, so I cannot speak to a comparison, but I have seen what it does to even stock components in just a year or two (springs, shocks, control arms). Also, I'm sorry to hear you had issues getting your shocks replaced because I called Jeffery and he sent out shocks and they were at my door two days later without proof of purchase or anything.

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Keep your springs painted. It keeps the rust away

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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My springs and shocks have just begun to rust. This is the second winter they have seen in Maine. And I have two blown 2.2 shocks. I can not find my proof of purchase so they will not help make good on it. I will shop else were from now on. I have purchased about $1000 worth from RC. Looking back at it they just do not quite have the quality to make it worth while. If stuff did not rust out as fast and they made good on the shocks I would be much happier. I used to defend them but not anymore. They are what they are and you get what you pay for.

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Do you take your jeep offroad? If your jeep is offroaded how long is a shock supposed to last? Do you have your jeep properly bumpstopped? A shock can take alot of abuse when offroaded. Do you wash underneath after driving in roadsalt or mud etc.. so things wont rust? After 2 years of harsh use I would expect any shock to possibly have problems.

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^ Cavitation...I live in VT so I know what the winters are like around here, and my springs are also beginning to rust, but what I can say is that my dads JK stock springs are rusting too. It is in fact the nature of the beast living in the North East or any state where the roads are heavily salted. While I do not like it and wash my jeep regularly during the winter; I do not think it is fair to fault RC for the road hazards. I have no experience with other manufacturers springs, so I cannot speak to a comparison, but I have seen what it does to even stock components in just a year or two (springs, shocks, control arms). Also, I'm sorry to hear you had issues getting your shocks replaced because I called Jeffery and he sent out shocks and they were at my door two days later without proof of purchase or anything.
My 99 TJ's stock springs (that's 13 winters) have not a spec of rust on em. I had Rusty's 3" HD coil springs on my XJ for 3 years and again, not a spec of rust except at the very bottom where it rubbed on the coil mount. I also ran skyjacker 2.5" springs on my old TJ back in early 2000 and they never rusted either but their shocks did instantly. It's just RC's crappy painting. The coils I got from them had what appeared to be one layer of paint on it. You can tell it was so thin just by looking at it.

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My Jeep is washed pretty frequently. I am not obsessed with it being clean but flush the frame out and I also spray it down underneath twice a year with used motor oil. The frame is in very good shape along with all the brackets and body. RC markets there shocks as a performance part for off road. I do not think The wheeling I do justifies blown shocks. I do stretch it out some on the trials but it is not overly abused. The pot holes and washboard roads in the winter and springtime Is probably what did in the 2.2 shocks. Now with all that said, these shocks had outstanding performance. They kept the rubber on the road and I liked them. Up until I took them off to put in new control arms and discovered how bad the had gotten.

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Do you take your jeep offroad? If your jeep is offroaded how long is a shock supposed to last? Do you have your jeep properly bumpstopped? A shock can take alot of abuse when offroaded. Do you wash underneath after driving in roadsalt or mud etc.. so things wont rust? After 2 years of harsh use I would expect any shock to possibly have problems.
I wash my car on a more than regular basis all year round and after every trip off road trip which would be why the frame is still in pristine condition. And yes im bump stopped properly...actually almost an inch on the safe side. I have no qualms about how things are going as I know that you cannot expect shock bodies not to rust in vt, and as long as the rust on the springs is just superficial and not structurally concerning I don't care about how they look.

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I have the RC 2.5 with 3/4 spacers in the front. It sat a little higher in the front before I put on the winch, bumper and 33s. I was thinking about a 4" spring or a spacer. Does any one have any ideas or thoughts on either and what size. I don't really want to change anything with the track bar and such.
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Your going to have to play with your track bars.

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I have had my RC 2.5" springs on for almost a month now, they ride great but appear to have settled/sagged in the front. Does this look normal?

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I have had my RC 2.5" springs on for almost a month now, they ride great but appear to have settled/sagged in the front. Does this look normal?
Take a pic of the entire Jeep from the side, on level ground. I wound up with 4 cyl springs the first time and within in a month the front end had dropped about 3/4". It's dead level with 3/4" spacers in the front now (still haven't gotten a chance to swap springs).

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Take a pic of the entire Jeep from the side, on level ground. I wound up with 4 cyl springs the first time and within in a month the front end had dropped about 3/4". It's dead level with 3/4" spacers in the front now (still haven't gotten a chance to swap springs).
Both front springs look the same and are equal in measurement. I confirmed that I order the 6 cyl springs but I'm not sure what I actually came in the box.

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I've only installed the rear 2.5" progressive coils, and I haven't noticed any sagging. They've been in use for several months now.

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