Rough Country or Rusty's - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
kylebeau
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Cherry hill
Posts: 525
Rough Country or Rusty's

I was looking too see if anyone ran either of them or has a comparison before I put my money in to either of them. I know there is a lot of RC hate but I've never seen any about Rustys lift kit. I'll take any info you guys have about either

kylebeau is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 02:33 PM
Sagerist
Registered User
 
Sagerist's Avatar
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Basalt
Posts: 743
Garage
I asked the same question a while back.. The answer is Rusty's hands down between the two.

Colorado Jeep Club Member #286
89 YJ 2.5L
OME 36R's, Bilstein 5100's, Bserk 5/8" shackles, 33x10.5 BFG's on 15x8

09 KK Sport 4X4
235/75/16 GY Slnt Armor
CB 2' Firestik
Fire/EMS Radio
Sagerist is offline  
post #3 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 02:38 PM
RustysOffroad
Registered User
 
RustysOffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rainbow City, AL
Posts: 89
Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Complete details and info at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.
We are available via Phone 256-442-0607
Follow us at

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RustysOffroad is offline  
 
post #4 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
kylebeau
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Cherry hill
Posts: 525
Quote:
Originally Posted by RustysOffroad
Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Is there any difference in things included in the RC kit and the Rustys kit. In leaning towards Rustys right now but wanna know if I'll need to buy anything else for it
kylebeau is offline  
post #5 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 02:58 PM
Sagerist
Registered User
 
Sagerist's Avatar
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Basalt
Posts: 743
Garage
Rusty's definitely has everything. Only thing I would change is getting the SYE vs using the transfer case drop kit. some members on here would say the drop kit is blasphemy! (defeats the purpose of the lift if you are just lowering your high center point.) I plan on getting Rusty's kit as soon as i get the $$ together for the kit, tires, and rims.

Colorado Jeep Club Member #286
89 YJ 2.5L
OME 36R's, Bilstein 5100's, Bserk 5/8" shackles, 33x10.5 BFG's on 15x8

09 KK Sport 4X4
235/75/16 GY Slnt Armor
CB 2' Firestik
Fire/EMS Radio
Sagerist is offline  
post #6 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 02:59 PM
Anticanman
RIP one good jeeper
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon
Posts: 20,366
No




Luck Favours The Prepared
Anticanman is offline  
post #7 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 03:06 PM
RustysOffroad
Registered User
 
RustysOffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rainbow City, AL
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sagerist View Post
Rusty's definitely has everything. Only thing I would change is getting the SYE vs using the transfer case drop kit. some members on here would say the drop kit is blasphemy! (defeats the purpose of the lift if you are just lowering your high center point.) I plan on getting Rusty's kit as soon as i get the $$ together for the kit, tires, and rims.

A pitman arm is a good choice.
As mentioned SYE is nice, but you should be able to get away with the spacer.
Disconnects are nice, but can be added down the road.
I prefer a monotube style shock personally, but you can upgrade those down the road too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anticanman View Post
No


Man both of you guys are fast.

Complete details and info at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.
We are available via Phone 256-442-0607
Follow us at

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RustysOffroad is offline  
post #8 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 03:32 PM
Sagerist
Registered User
 
Sagerist's Avatar
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Basalt
Posts: 743
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by RustysOffroad View Post



Man both of you guys are fast.
Slow day at the office Excited to finally get your kit and get my YJ nice and lifted.

Colorado Jeep Club Member #286
89 YJ 2.5L
OME 36R's, Bilstein 5100's, Bserk 5/8" shackles, 33x10.5 BFG's on 15x8

09 KK Sport 4X4
235/75/16 GY Slnt Armor
CB 2' Firestik
Fire/EMS Radio
Sagerist is offline  
post #9 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
kylebeau
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Cherry hill
Posts: 525
Haha alright. Thanks guys
kylebeau is offline  
post #10 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 03:34 PM
Luke95
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Harwinton
Posts: 5,982
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anticanman
No
Xj guy here. But their bushing suck massively. I have their lowers. If the rest of their products are like my lower control arms I'd avoid them like the plague.

97 XJ on 4Ds.
Luke95 is offline  
post #11 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 04:09 PM
RustysOffroad
Registered User
 
RustysOffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rainbow City, AL
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luke95 View Post
Xj guy here. But their bushing suck massively. I have their lowers. If the rest of their products are like my lower control arms I'd avoid them like the plague.
A little hint on our joints for all:

The flex joints come assembled but not torqued , we send an Allen wrench to even lock set screw, , most seem to pull out of the box and install, so they become loose very quick , well once it's loose from the pressure of braking and starting and stopping this will "egg shape" the races, this will happen with every brand. As for our bushing, we have used Clevite factory bushing from the very start. If they torque the spanner nut, grease and install, it will last.

Complete details and info at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.
We are available via Phone 256-442-0607
Follow us at

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RustysOffroad is offline  
post #12 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 04:22 PM
Luke95
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Harwinton
Posts: 5,982
Quote:
Originally Posted by RustysOffroad

A little hint on our joints for all:

The flex joints come assembled but not torqued , we send an Allen wrench to even lock set screw, , most seem to pull out of the box and install, so they become loose very quick , well once it's loose from the pressure of braking and starting and stopping this will "egg shape" the races, this will happen with every brand. As for our bushing, we have used Clevite factory bushing from the very start. If they torque the spanner nut, grease and install, it will last.
I never said flex joints I said bushings. My control arms are the bent style for replacing the stock Xj mj tj and zj.

97 XJ on 4Ds.
Luke95 is offline  
post #13 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 04:41 PM
RustysOffroad
Registered User
 
RustysOffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rainbow City, AL
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luke95 View Post
I never said flex joints I said bushings. My control arms are the bent style for replacing the stock Xj mj tj and zj.
We use an OE-style rubber bushings at both ends, IE Clevite.

Complete details and info at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.
We are available via Phone 256-442-0607
Follow us at

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RustysOffroad is offline  
post #14 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 04:45 PM
Luke95
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Harwinton
Posts: 5,982
Quote:
Originally Posted by RustysOffroad

We use an OE-style rubber bushings at both ends, IE Clevite.
I know.
Stock arms hold up far better.

97 XJ on 4Ds.
Luke95 is offline  
post #15 of 144 Old 11-11-2013, 04:51 PM
RustysOffroad
Registered User
 
RustysOffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rainbow City, AL
Posts: 89
OK.....
How does thin stamped metal hold up better than 2" DOM?
Nevermind....


Quote:
Originally Posted by Luke95 View Post
I know.
Stock arms hold up far better.

Complete details and info at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.
We are available via Phone 256-442-0607
Follow us at

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RustysOffroad is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome