Originally Posted by 4Hamsters
"I wasn't happy with the product, but there are many folks that have it and are quite satisfied. People seem to either love it or hate it" - RubiconRazorbac
What were your dislikes? On or Off road pro's/cons?
And I hope I'm on the left hand side of that "or" !
This'll open up a hornets nest---it usually does
I installed the lift on my Jeep when it was stock and barely got 1-1.25" of lift. The initial shocks were too long, I called, and to give them credit, they sent the "correct" length shocks immediately. My problem was that the shorter "correct" shocks were still too long since I didn't get the full 2.5" of lift out of the springs. So I had around 1.25" LESS shock travel than the lift was designed for.
Now granted, I have the stiffer springs due to having 4.0L/dual top Rubi. The RC springs while being "progressive" just don't give the support I needed to net the lift I was expecting from the product. Once I started putting accessories like heavy bumpers & a winch on, it got worse.
If I had gotten 2.25-2.5" of lift on the Jeep in stock form, then lost some lift with the extra weight, I'd be more understanding. However I went from 1-1.25" stock to <1" accessorized.
I didn't expect the product to perform like something twice it's price, but I didn't think it'd sag like Betty White's mammaries either...
My personal opinion is if you don't have a hard-top and especially if you have a 4cy, you will have no problems. Other than that, it's a good "starter lift" to get some experience wrenching on your rig at a low price. I see it as paying $300 tuition to a "TJ suspension 101" course.
Again, there are tons of guys that love their RC. I'm sure they'll speak up. But that's my story and I'm stickin' to it