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post #61 of 117 Old 11-10-2010, 12:51 PM
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Question, since i don;t do much of the wrenching, i usually just take to a mech and have him install it. i purchsaed the 4" x series lift for my tj a few years ago, did great but with that lift i bought the mm lift, body lift, sye, and cv drive line. Now if i go with this lift on my 2010 Unlimited Rubi am i going to need to get all that stuff for this lift as well?

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Question, since i don;t do much of the wrenching, i usually just take to a mech and have him install it. i purchsaed the 4" x series lift for my tj a few years ago, did great but with that lift i bought the mm lift, body lift, sye, and cv drive line. Now if i go with this lift on my 2010 Unlimited Rubi am i going to need to get all that stuff for this lift as well?
You will not need the mm, body lift, or sye. If you max out your droop you may need a new "skinny" drive shaft or you may rip the factory drive shaft boot. It's more likely to happen on a 2door automatic than a 4 door or manual tranny....

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OK, it's time for more feedback from those that have actually bought and used the RCX 3.5" Series II kit. How satisfied are you with the performance both on and off the road??

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post #64 of 117 Old 04-05-2011, 01:38 PM
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I put one on my JK in january, no issues on road, havent experienced any death wobble and have driven alot of highway miles since then. wont know much about offroad till this summer, does have some nice flex, ive been driving on top of snow piles alot. in all, I like it, it was easy to install, the only problem I had was I didint check the springs when I got the kit and had the front end pulled apart when i realized they sent 3 rear springs. the only issue i have is the brake line brackets, I have to get longer brakelines.
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post #65 of 117 Old 04-05-2011, 02:33 PM
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As Heavyc69 said above, it's not bad so far. I've done about 500 miles Highway since I put it on last week, not a chance off road yet. It rides smoother than stock, but it does need longer brake lines.

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post #66 of 117 Old 04-09-2011, 12:25 PM
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I have the lift installed. I haven't got my tires yet. The install was fairly simple. It took me and a friend around 5 hours in my driveway with hand tools and a floor jack. I took it offroad last weekend and had no problems. I would recommend getting some quick disconnects for the sway bar though and longer brake lines. I do have some drift in the steering. I am looking into an adjustable track bar. The ride isn't any harsher than stock but I am still running the stock tires so that does make a difference. My girlfriend bought me this lift for Christmas so I can't really complain. She likes it so much we are looking at getting her a JK of her own. I told her she can have my YJ but she doesn't like all the rust.
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post #67 of 117 Old 04-17-2011, 03:37 PM
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I instlalled the 3.5" kit on a customer's 2008 JK today. The install went smooth as they usually do with RC kits. I didn't take premeasurements, but it appears he got more than 3.5" of lift out of this kit.
The trackbar brackets are well designed and quite beefy. After a short spin post-install, the new 2.0 shocks are nice, but I did notice some body roll. It could just be the higher stance with smaller tires.

The new lower control arms are great. I would like to see RC using these clevite rubber bushings on all of their control arms. I think using these in this kit was a good idea on RC's part.

You really do need longer brake lines with a lift of this height on a JK. RC does what they can to keep costs low, and the brackets will work fine for the initial install, but I would suggest to anyone, to upgrade to a longer brake line.



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post #68 of 117 Old 04-17-2011, 03:54 PM
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Anyone have this on an Unlimited X on 33's? I'm wondering how awkward it would look. You can beat the value of the parts included in this kit.

Although both my local 4X4 shop and an Unmentioned "WELL KNOWN" retailer hates these lifts for some reason...

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post #69 of 117 Old 04-17-2011, 06:57 PM
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That 3.5 lift on that jeep looks way more than that!
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post #70 of 117 Old 04-17-2011, 06:58 PM
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Yea, I just installed the lift. The pictures above look like about 6" or so..

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post #71 of 117 Old 04-17-2011, 07:10 PM
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Yeah, way more than 3.5". I wish I had measurements.
He could fit 37s with as much lift as he got. He is getting 35s put on tomorrow b/c that is as big as he planned to go, but there is definitely room for 37s.
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with the new wheels and 35" KM2s





he added the Mopar steps and rear Bestop tire carrier.
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post #73 of 117 Old 04-29-2011, 05:18 PM
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Please fix the dead links. Photobucket sucks. Ordering mine soon!

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post #74 of 117 Old 04-30-2011, 08:17 PM
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Links fixed. PB is great. I just renamed the album and it messed up the links.

It's a sweet kit for the money.
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post #75 of 117 Old 04-30-2011, 11:13 PM
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Very good, sir. Looks great. I'm getting the kit with an adjustable trackbar kit and new steering stabilizer here next month. I can't wait. I just hope it doesn't make my 33's on my unlimited look small. Although I'm pretty sure I've got more weight so it won't lift it as much as that 2-door.

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Lifted 4-doors give me wood.
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