Rubicon Express 2" BB vs Rough Country 2.5" Coil Lift - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Rubicon Express 2" BB vs Rough Country 2.5" Coil Lift

Dana 30 Truss for your TJ, LJ, ZJ, and XJFS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitFS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great value

Reply
Unread 08-19-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
fr0st_m0nkey
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 209
Posts: 192
Rubicon Express 2" BB vs Rough Country 2.5" Coil Lift

Which would provide me with a smoother ride?

fr0st_m0nkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
bman9089
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 12,791
depends almost entirely on the shocks.
__________________


"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money." -- Alexis de Tocqueville

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it” -- Mark Twain

† Christian Jeep Club †
Romans 12:5 | 1 Peter 3:15 | Matthew 9:37-38
bman9089 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2008, 06:09 PM   #3
fr0st_m0nkey
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 209
Posts: 192
So the Rubicon Express 2" with Rubicon Express Monotubes would be the best choice?
fr0st_m0nkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2008, 06:18 PM   #4
Speed911
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Conyers, GA
Posts: 916
I've heard monotubes are good, but they seem pretty damn expensive, with the 2" (1.75") BB w/ monotubes being $300 somethin... I've also heard OME's are nice as well. I actually haven't seen much on the 2.2 shocks that RC has been selling, seeing as they're new. But, if I were you, I'd do the RC 2.5. It'd perform much better than any coil spacer.
__________________
-Dane
Speed911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2008, 06:27 PM   #5
bman9089
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 12,791
If the shocks on RC's kit have improved, then it is one hell of a deal.

BBs are good too if your stock coils aren't shot. If they are, you'd be better off with newer coils.
__________________


"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money." -- Alexis de Tocqueville

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it” -- Mark Twain

† Christian Jeep Club †
Romans 12:5 | 1 Peter 3:15 | Matthew 9:37-38
bman9089 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2008, 06:28 PM   #6
fr0st_m0nkey
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 209
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed911 View Post
I've heard monotubes are good, but they seem pretty damn expensive, with the 2" (1.75") BB w/ monotubes being $300 somethin... I've also heard OME's are nice as well. I actually haven't seen much on the 2.2 shocks that RC has been selling, seeing as they're new. But, if I were you, I'd do the RC 2.5. It'd perform much better than any coil spacer.
The monotubes are right up there with the OME's I believe. I'm just worried about the RC kit because of all the bad stuff I've heard about them in the past.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bman9089 View Post
If the shocks on RC's kit have improved, then it is one hell of a deal.

BBs are good too if your stock coils aren't shot. If they are, you'd be better off with newer coils.
My wrangler only has 24,000 miles on it. How do I know if they're shot or not?
fr0st_m0nkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2008, 06:40 PM   #7
Speed911
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Conyers, GA
Posts: 916
with only 24k on it, I highly doubt they're shot. If you want to save some green, you could buy the spacers separate and put them with some Skyjacker Hydros. They're slightly rougher than stock, but they aren't bad
__________________
-Dane
Speed911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2008, 06:42 PM   #8
fr0st_m0nkey
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 209
Posts: 192
My current plan is to buy some OME shocks, some spacers, and a 2" BL with some 33's.
fr0st_m0nkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2008, 06:44 PM   #9
dogbluedrummer
Trust me....
 
dogbluedrummer's Avatar
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: right here
Posts: 692
I have the 2.25" BB with Skyjacker Hydro shocks. I would be very interested in trying out RC's new 2.5"spring lift kit. Maybe they'll send me one to test.

hint, hint

please, please

I think the RC product would rival most BB setups and essentially offer a better solution at the 250-300 price point.
__________________
Patriot Blue 2001 TJ
Everything I need to fix on the heep: ABS indicator, speed 4 on the blower fan, torn softop over driver's head, both seat release/tilt cables, missing center cap on spare, broken under hood light, wire up the CB, wiring problem with the reverse lights, broken bottle jack, leaky front and rear pinion seals, loose trackbar relocation bracket, torn drivers seat on the side, broken center console lock, lost nuts for door hinges, squeaking centering ball, loose parking brake cable, oil change and rotate the tires.
My build threadhttp://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/free-wife-good-home-pics-included-528892/
dogbluedrummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-20-2008, 09:52 AM   #10
RCJEEP
Vendor
 
RCJEEP's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 225
The 2.5" progressive rate spring kit was designed to give your Jeep a level 2.5" lift while increasing flex and not sacrificing ride quality. We all believe that this kit has a comparable or better than stock ride. This kit has been rolling out of here and we have not had any ride complaints.
__________________
We Stand Behind Our Products!
Satisfaction Guarantee, Lifetime Warranty, 90 Day Full Refund.

http://www.roughcountry.com
RCJEEP is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-20-2008, 10:10 AM   #11
Zennashton
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tn
Posts: 478
I have heard allot of people with a BB say they wish they had a spring lift. I have never heard of a single person with a spring lift say they wish they had a BB.
Zennashton is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-20-2008, 10:30 AM   #12
ryan188
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: south of boston
Posts: 233
yea man, i have a BB now, and i wish this kit was out when i was in the market, im still thinking about getting it just to get those pucks outta there!
ryan188 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-20-2008, 11:53 AM   #13
Chester405
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 862
i was looking at a BB for a while till i stumbled on the RC 2.5" lift. i plan to get it as soon as i have the cash. looks like a better solution for me cause i dont plan on going over 2.5" for a long time. if you plan on going for a bigger lift in the near future, then go for a BB.
Chester405 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-20-2008, 12:29 PM   #14
NewLaw83
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 366
Yeah the new RC 2.5" looks pretty sweet.
__________________
2004 Red Wrangler Sport
4.0L I-6, OME 2.5" suspension lift, JKS 1.25" body lift, MML, front & rear trackbars, and swaybar discos. 33x13.50" Toyo Open Counntry MT's on AR-767 15x10" rims.

Sam
NewLaw83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-21-2008, 12:04 AM   #15
fr0st_m0nkey
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 209
Posts: 192
Would the 2" BB have a significantly better ride than stock? I'm mainly looking for ride comfort here.
fr0st_m0nkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.