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Unread 11-05-2008, 06:01 PM   #751
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Just wanted to post an update about the RC 2.5 lift. When I installed my RC2.5 about 3 months ago I added the transfer drop because I didn't want to hassel with possible vibration trouble. During wheelin trips I noticed that my skid would get hung up from time to time, and I did not like the way my 5spd shifted with the transfer case drop, also I just dont like it having my transfercase and skid hanging down any lower than it needs to. So with that being said, I removed the transfer case drop last night and took my jeep for a drive and I have no vibrations!!! So I would encouage anyone that has this lift to try and remove the transfer case drop and go for a drive.
My specs - 1997 TJ 4CYL 5SPD 68,000MI 33x12.5x15 RC 2.5 LIFT the rest is completely stock.
Just thought this info might help out.

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Unread 11-05-2008, 06:38 PM   #752
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I also did not put in the tcase drop and I have no vibs at all. All in all I am very pleased witht he quality of this lift and the install was not bad at all.
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Unread 11-05-2008, 06:53 PM   #753
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Just wanted to post an update about the RC 2.5 lift. When I installed my RC2.5 about 3 months ago I added the transfer drop because I didn't want to hassel with possible vibration trouble. During wheelin trips I noticed that my skid would get hung up from time to time, and I did not like the way my 5spd shifted with the transfer case drop, also I just dont like it having my transfercase and skid hanging down any lower than it needs to. So with that being said, I removed the transfer case drop last night and took my jeep for a drive and I have no vibrations!!! So I would encouage anyone that has this lift to try and remove the transfer case drop and go for a drive.
My specs - 1997 TJ 4CYL 5SPD 68,000MI 33x12.5x15 RC 2.5 LIFT the rest is completely stock.
Just thought this info might help out.


think that would work with a 1.25" BL as well ?
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Unread 11-05-2008, 06:59 PM   #754
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I think so. give it a try!
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Unread 11-05-2008, 10:44 PM   #755
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I just finished the 1.25 BL and NO Transfer case drop. I have a rubicon so Im not sure if that would make a difference because of having a fixed yoke but so far its great Ill post pics tomarrow what a huge difference though
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Unread 11-06-2008, 11:11 AM   #756
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Not everyone will need a t case drop. Every Jeep is different. I am pretty sure anybody with the Rubicon will not need it.
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Unread 11-06-2008, 11:23 AM   #757
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I pulled the trigger on buying mine yesterday... Looking forward to installing when it arrives!

I currently run my stock springs with 3" of spacers up front (a 2.25 and .75) and 2.25 spacer in the rear.
Shocks are the Skyjacker ones that come with the 2.25 budget boost.
I have a 1" body lift already and I run 33 inch tires on stock rubi rims.
The springs are tired and saggy and the ride is rough to say the least.
I also have full traction discos from a 3" kit and an adjustable front track bar.

I will be installing this kit with my .75 spacers up front and some adjustable front lower control arms.

I will let everyone know how the ride changes when the kit is installed.

Thanks for answering all my questions Jeffrey!
Does the kit come with a RCX decal or anything?
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Unread 11-06-2008, 11:50 AM   #758
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Mine is due in today!! I ordered the kit from a local vendor with the 1.25" BL. In addition, I just mounted up my 33x12.50's on Cragar v5 black steel wheels. I'll be trying to get everything installed over the weekend. Pics will follow!!
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Unread 11-07-2008, 06:24 PM   #759
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Those who have already installed their lift kit. Was it necessary to use an adjustable rear trac bar? Or did you not have that much shift in your axles?
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Unread 11-07-2008, 07:35 PM   #760
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I did not need am adjustable trac bar or the bracket you can buy. As far as I can tell the axle did not shift and if it did its not enough to notice. I plan on buying an adjustable trac bar just for piece of mind. Ive heard from other members how ever that their axle shifted enough so that they needed the bracket or an adjustable trac bar
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Unread 11-07-2008, 09:45 PM   #761
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Mine shifted about a 1/4 of an inch to the passenger side. Not enough to go with the adjustable trackbar
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Unread 11-08-2008, 04:37 PM   #762
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I just ordered my lift yesterday and it should be here in a few days so I'll post pics once I get this installed! How long did it take most people?
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Unread 11-08-2008, 04:57 PM   #763
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I called these guys friday from the number in this post. They were extremely helpful and cool. I will be ordering mine on monday
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Unread 11-09-2008, 06:37 PM   #764
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Just installed the lift!!! Rides much better than stock. Also installed Centec rotors and yellow pads.
Drove around about 1/2 hour. Needs an alignment but I'll wait a week or 2 and let the springs settle.
Problem- I had to take off the shift boot. I can't shift down with the boot on, and just found I can't shift into low in 4 wheel drive. I have a JKS 1"body lift and added the front pcs for the grill.
How do I solve this problem?
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Unread 11-09-2008, 06:50 PM   #765
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Just installed the lift!!! Rides much better than stock. Also installed Centec rotors and yellow pads.
Drove around about 1/2 hour. Needs an alignment but I'll wait a week or 2 and let the springs settle.
Problem- I had to take off the shift boot. I can't shift down with the boot on, and just found I can't shift into low in 4 wheel drive. I have a JKS 1"body lift and added the front pcs for the grill.
How do I solve this problem?
There should be adjustment notes in the install instructions on how to adjust the 4low. Also, you may want to look at Advance Adapters or another mfg (that I cannot think of right now) for a transfer linkage adapter bracket.
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