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post #1 of 17 Old 08-19-2008, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Rubicon Express 2" BB vs Rough Country 2.5" Coil Lift

Which would provide me with a smoother ride?

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depends almost entirely on the shocks.



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So the Rubicon Express 2" with Rubicon Express Monotubes would be the best choice?
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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.

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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.



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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.

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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?
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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

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My current plan is to buy some OME shocks, some spacers, and a 2" BL with some 33's.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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!
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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.
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Yeah the new RC 2.5" looks pretty sweet.

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Would the 2" BB have a significantly better ride than stock? I'm mainly looking for ride comfort here.
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