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Unread 06-11-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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RC 2.5'' lift... Series II or Premium Kit

This is a question for RC 2.5'' lift owners.

I have a 2012 JKS 2door would you guys recommend the Series II (using stock shocks) or the Premium Kit using the Premium Performance 2.2 series shocks? My JK is my DD and I do go off road a few times a month in ditches when it rains and trails around my house there's little to no rock crawling where I frequent so the RC BB is perfect for my needs.

My question is for people that have switched from the stock shocks to the 2.2 shocks or have run the 2.2 shocks do you like them better than stock? Is the rid stiffer, better or around the same?

Also I have 16x8.5 MB TKOs with 5.46'' BS, RC lists the BS on their site as 4.5'' will 1.5'' wheel spacers be fine ?

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Unread 06-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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I would not recommend RC anything. Everything they make is garbage

Get a teraflex BB
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Unread 06-11-2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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I like my ...ahem... "garbage" can't speak for the RC shocks as I purchased the series II. Rides ok, definitely not stock but I have 18" wheels too, so that contributes to my rougher ride. If you have the extra cheese, get the shocks. They should warranty if any probs.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 05:31 PM   #4
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rough country stuff is good stuff. i would recomend the n2.0 shocks not the 2.2's.

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I've heard that Rough Country rides better with the big "ROUGH COUNTRY" decal in the window.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 01:41 AM   #6
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As well, I've heard that you gain tons of forum "cred" by listing the name of every manufacturer that you've bought a part from in your signature.

Anyway, I believe the OP started this thread by stating:

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Unread 06-14-2013, 06:09 AM   #7
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As well, I've heard that you gain tons of forum "cred" by listing the name of every manufacturer that you've bought a part from in your signature.

Anyway, I believe the OP started this thread by stating:
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As well, I've heard that you gain tons of forum "cred" by listing the name of every manufacturer that you've bought a part from in your signature.

Anyway, I believe the OP started this thread by stating:
As a person well versed in suspension setup, it's in any body's best interest with a rough country anything to fix their engineering screw ups at a very minimum. I'm pretty sure they use trained monkeys in their engineering department.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 11:51 PM   #9
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Well versed, ok. I'm not even saying you don't know your crap but I've seen on multiple posts now that you keep knocking RC even when that wasn't the question asked, what gives?
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Unread 06-16-2013, 12:00 AM   #10
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Because everybody that has rough country on this forum that takes their rig off the well beaten path knows rough country is ****. I mistakenly bought rough country myself and have replaced everything but the springs. The springs are fine but bushings and shocks suck. I know from experience and we are not knocking it for fun but to maybe help another jeeper save some money in the long run. It's a courtesy not an attack.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 12:07 AM   #11
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Because everybody that has rough country on this forum that takes their rig off the well beaten path knows rough country is ****. I mistakenly bought rough country myself and have replaced everything but the springs. The springs are fine but bushings and shocks suck. I know from experience and we are not knocking it for fun but to maybe help another jeeper save some money in the long run. It's a courtesy not an attack.
Well Coper, using the word "everybody" is a bit misleading, as I have a RC lift and am completely happy. I may not use my Jeep the way you do but then again, I don't have to. Don't assume to know everyone's reason or purpose.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 12:21 AM   #12
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Everybody might have been the wrong word but a lot of people I'm trying to save the guy some money in saying my experience of rough country and 7000 miles was enough for most of the components on the lift I purchased. If you don't want to be replacing parts in 10000 miles dont get rough country. You get what you pay for and if you go cheap that is what you'll get and you'll spend more money than if you just bought a better quality lift to start.
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Well versed, ok. I'm not even saying you don't know your crap but I've seen on multiple posts now that you keep knocking RC even when that wasn't the question asked, what gives?
Once again I'm forced to be curious on why my age has any relevance to what knowledge I've attained in my experiences

Rough country does not build a quality product. Their top tier products they produce such as their 2.2 shocks are something that can only be described as decent. I'm glad you're completely satisfied, but if you were to set up two identical jeeps side by side with a RC suspension and something that is considered quality and took both of them on a street and trail run: youd easily be able to tell the difference up front, and see the difference in the long run.

Now I don't know the specifics of what you have, and honestly I can't remember if you're running them on a tj or jk because I can't easily see your immediate profile from the forum runner app on my phone.

That said, if you're running it on a jk it's easy to understand why you're still happy because all you've done is replace the springs and shocks. That isn't going to effect much. Where the problem lies is when you get into more extreme angles and parts like control arms and track bars get replaced. Once you get into that territory you can see they RC just threw **** together and called it good. Their flex joints are crap. Literal crap. Their control arm geometry and layout of their long arm systems is literally bull****, and how they address the steering and tracking components is hazardous.

If you want me to expand on their track record, I'm very happy to - I chose not to simply because I'm writing this from my phone and my morning poop is almost over. But my general criticism if RC is not unfounded - it's a courtesy.
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