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Unread 02-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #91
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I bought some RK ones as of today. No idea how it will ride with them. But they are suppose to be stiff.

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Unread 02-03-2012, 08:45 AM   #92
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I also purchased the RC 3.5" II. I'm just waiting for my wheels and tires to come in. I hope to have everything installed by the end of next week.

I did a lot of research on this kit. Yes, the kit is not the top of the line. For how I use my jeep this kit should be fine. I did find it interesting that this forum is really negative about RC and other forum are not.
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Unread 02-03-2012, 09:17 AM   #93
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I liked my kit just after a while I guess I didnt install my front bracket correctly so my axle wasn't aligned so my tires wore funny. But it's a nice kit I just dont like how it leaned. That's y the rk
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Unread 02-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #94
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I got the the RC 3.5" II lift on. It is been on for a week and have no complaints as of yet. Here it is with Pro Comps 1069s (16X10) and Pro Comps AT 315/75/R16.

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Unread 05-06-2012, 07:37 PM   #95
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Ive had the rough country 3.5 on for a year and a half, im not very satisfied with the lift, i get death wobble, very loose steering (i know that when you lift a vehicle you will experience this but this one is bad to the point that sometimes your all over the road). the first 8 months the kit was fine aside from the loose steering, I retorqued the bolts when i was supposed to, but i started to experience death wobble and i have to constantly check the bolts on the control arms. Im looking at skyjacker to replace this kit.

also i have noticed that the company has added more parts to the kit showing that they dont road test their products very well
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Unread 05-06-2012, 08:33 PM   #96
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Installed another one of these kits today. Same kit as the first one I installed. What parts are you referring to Heavyc69?

The RC kit did not cause your death wobble. Swapping to an inferior Skyjacker kit is not going to fix your problem any more than a kit from any other brand.


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Unread 05-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #97
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track bar bracket, coil shims, coil angle correction brackets, probably other things, when i got the kit i checked everything against the list of parts, these were not part of the kit or options,

the rc kit seems to have been thrown together and fixed when people complain, if the suspension geometry is off it will cause a wobble, i dont know if the things that are not included with my kit would correct this or not.

the reason i am looking at skyjacker is they have a good reputation and that normally comes from putting out a full kit that has been tested both on and off road
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Unread 05-28-2012, 04:59 PM   #98
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Installed another one. On 35z12.50r18 Nitto Trail Grapplers



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Unread 08-26-2012, 03:14 PM   #99
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I have an RC 3.25" lift I installed almost 3 years ago. I have done lots of desert wheeling as well as out in the mountains. This past June I did the Rubicon trail. I have to tell you. The RC lift performed great. Remember it is going on 3 years old and even then it performed very well. The lift was one of the better investment I have done since buying my JK. Could I blow a bunch of money on a higher end lift? Sure can. RC has not let me down at all.

My son purchased his Jk about 4 months ago. He has been looking into lifts for weeks now. He is on a fixed income so cost is a big issue.
I mentioned RC to him a d after reading up. He decided to get the RC 3.5". It comes with their new N2.0 shocks.

This Saturday we installed his lift. He ended up with 4.5" inches of lift.
We hit the freeway, streets, and dirt. My opinion is that this lift is great. It rides very well. It rides smoother than mine ever did. I am even considering getting this lift for myself. In the months to come, I will keep updating this thread. This way we can have some feedback from actual owners of the RC lifts at the low cost that they Are. If anyone has any questions, feel free to shoot me a PM.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #100
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I forgot to mention. The before and after measurement show he ended up with a total of 4" of lift. The rear is more like 4 1/2". Here are some before and after pics.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #101
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I was originally a proponent of this lift but now, having run it and replaced almost every part of it, I would say that if you are actually planning to offroad your Jeep, get something else. The RC coils had to be replaced this year, I went with OME coils, and I had to replace the shocks last year, where I put on Bilsteins. The only thing left on my Jeep from this kit are the front lower control arms. Again, YMMV but if it were my money, I'd save it a little bit longer.
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Unread 09-19-2012, 08:56 AM   #102
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Originally Posted by badgerking
I was originally a proponent of this lift but now, having run it and replaced almost every part of it, I would say that if you are actually planning to offroad your Jeep, get something else. The RC coils had to be replaced this year, I went with OME coils, and I had to replace the shocks last year, where I put on Bilsteins. The only thing left on my Jeep from this kit are the front lower control arms. Again, YMMV but if it were my money, I'd save it a little bit longer.
How long was this lift on your jeep before you started replacing parts?
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Unread 09-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #103
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How long was this lift on your jeep before you started replacing parts?
About a year after putting it on. The first components to go were the shocks. I called RC to get replacements shocks from them, not as freebies but to just purchase new ones, and they were not helpful in the slightest; probably thought I was calling to complain.

I went with Bilsteins because no one would call me back and I could not get a straight answer from them.

I did the same with the coils. I now have new Old Man Emu springs sitting in the garage waiting for me to get them installed.

If I add up the original cost of the RC lift, and then the parts I have replaced along the way, I would have been money ahead to save a little longer. I have easily got enough in the suspension as it sits, to have just went with something like Rock Krawler's JK 2.5 Max Travel setup.
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Unread 09-19-2012, 10:58 AM   #104
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Since I had mine. Not even a year I replaced
1. RK Coils
2. Front track bar bracket with JKS track bar
3. Control arms back to stock with AEV geometry brackets
About to purchase a high steer kit to get rid of the drop pitman arm.
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Unread 10-27-2012, 05:15 PM   #105
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I have two jeeps. Both have rough country lifts. Both are great. I have a 4.5" kit on my xj and 3" pieced together on the jk. My xj needed adjustable arms to fix the caster/ pinion angle. The only complaints of the jk lift is that it needs longer brake lines. The brackets don't cut it.

I don't have a big baller budget with big price tag parts. RC gets the job done!
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