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Unread 03-10-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
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Rough Country 3.25" lift....

Has anyone tried the lift stated in the title? I was looking at it, and it's priced nicely. I am just curious of the quality and if anyone has had problems? I am thinking of running that lift on my 2010 JK 4 door with 305 BFG KO's. Thanks!

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Unread 03-10-2010, 04:16 PM   #2
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Rc 3.25"

I started with the RC 2.5" with track bar bracket and dual steering stabilizers and Offroad Evo adjustible swaybar links front and rear and have since upgraded with the spacers from RC and some brake line extension brackets to make it equiv to the 3.25" RC lift. I am running GY Duratracs 295/65/18 which are just over 33" tall. I have had no real issues at all. It probably isn't the best lift, but for the money I don't think you can beat it. There are better if you are really going to be doing some serious offroading but for the average trails this is perfect. I did have a leaking shock but RC customer service was great. I called them and within a few days I had full set of 4 replacement shocks on my doorstep. No questions asked and didn't even have to return the leaking one. If you are going to run 35" tires though, I think front and rear adjustable track bars would probably be a good thing to have.
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Unread 03-10-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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Thanks, I am going to run 305x70x16 BFG KO's. They come in just at 33"s and that will be about as high as I wish to go. I am not going to wheel it too heavily, as I have a atv that I do my muddin and crawlin with. Just want to look good on the trails into the quad trails, and not have to worry about getting stuck. These stock pizza cutters are horriable. I had to put it in 4 high just to cross the entrance to the beach the other day!!
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Unread 03-10-2010, 04:42 PM   #4
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33 inch tires with that lift will look small. A 2.5 lift with 33's will look better.
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Unread 03-10-2010, 05:01 PM   #5
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Thanks fellows, your prob right I should go with the 2.5" lift instead. RC has two kits, one that replaces the springs, and one that just puts spacers on the springs. Which would you go with if you don't plan on wheeling hard?
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Unread 03-10-2010, 05:13 PM   #6
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33 inch tires with that lift will look small. A 2.5 lift with 33's will look better.
I agree.

The RC shocks are stiff, but not intolerable, at least for me.
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Thanks fellows, your prob right I should go with the 2.5" lift instead. RC has two kits, one that replaces the springs, and one that just puts spacers on the springs. Which would you go with if you don't plan on wheeling hard?
If you like the stock ride, then go with spacers, but word of caution in that some of the people running molded spacers have experienced cracks.

Changing springs is more likely to change your ride characteristics, though for better or worse is a matter of subjective nature.
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Unread 03-10-2010, 05:29 PM   #8
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2.5 BB rc And no problems at all, they are steel so they wont crack
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Unread 03-10-2010, 05:48 PM   #9
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JKRYDER, are you running the basic 2.5" lift or the upgraded 2.5" lift? And did you buy there shocks, or go with a different brand? The stock ride is not bad, although if a lift made it worse it would be no good for long trips!
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Unread 03-11-2010, 04:38 AM   #10
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I have this lift and I am very happy with it. here are some pics, the tires are 32 inch rubi tires.









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let me try to post a pic
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Unread 03-11-2010, 09:19 AM   #14
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JKRYDER, are you running the basic 2.5" lift or the upgraded 2.5" lift? And did you buy there shocks, or go with a different brand? The stock ride is not bad, although if a lift made it worse it would be no good for long trips!
No im an just running the spacers and i felt no difference in ride at all. Everything to me seems the same. I got it around Xmas time when RC had a deal for 89.00 bucks, thought what the hell, 89 bucks is nothing if i dont like it ill sell it, its good for what i need right now, all i wanted was more clearance and its serving that purpose quite well. Id say go for it, and yes ive heard numourous times that there shocks kinda suck, and sag over time..my .02.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 01:05 PM   #15
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33" tires don't look small with this lift. It is just about right. You can run 35" if you want and need them, but the 33" are just fine. In reality, 34" would probably be about perfect. Keep in mind that you won't really get 3.25" of lift out of this thing anyway and any extra weight you start to throw one eats it up. The RC lift does level the stance of the jeep out. With the original 2.5" suspension lift, I got about 1.5-1.75" in the rear and 2.25" to 2.5" in the front. Now with the spacers I have 2.5" of lift in the rear and just shy of 3.25" in the front and it sits perfectly level. As long as you have wide 33" tires it looks good. The 295 Duratracs measure just over 12" installed on 18x9 rims.
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