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post #1 of 33 Old 11-07-2013, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Rough Country 2.5" Lift??

Let me start out by saying that due to where I live and my college income I don't go true off road maybe a dirt road if I'm lucky.. I don't need/Cant afford a high end lift

That being said.. I can get the kit for $300 shipped. Just looking for thoughts on anything better for the same price.

Also my mechanical skills aren't great but increasing with each jeep mod I do so nothing too technical please

Thanks for any help in advance!

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post #2 of 33 Old 11-07-2013, 03:07 PM
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Do a search for the lift on the site & you'll find a bunch of topics regarding it. Basically, it's hit & miss & most don't care for the shocks. I got lucky & my kit has held up great.
Something to compare would be the Zone lift. Good Luck!
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Let me start out by saying that due to where I live and my college income I don't go true off road maybe a dirt road if I'm lucky.. I don't need/Cant afford a high end lift

That being said.. I can get the kit for $300 shipped. Just looking for thoughts on anything better for the same price.

Also my mechanical skills aren't great but increasing with each jeep mod I do so nothing too technical please

Thanks for any help in advance!
Dont buy RC. 85% of the people on here had it as a starter kit when they first got their Jeeps. Save yourself the trouble and go with Zone or BDS. I chose BDS because they honor a liftetime warranty. If you are on budget then go with the 2 I mentioned. Hope this helps!

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Does Zone have a 2in shock and coil lift or is it just the shock and spacer kit?
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Thanks for the info guys I think im gonna go with the Zone 2" spacer shock combo and save $50!
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If you do want actual coils vs spacers, BDS makes a 2" kit.
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There is nothing wrong with your first choice. The 2.5" rc kit is just fine for what you have planned. The newer 2.0 shocks now come standard vs the 2.2 that nearly no one liked. The rc springs are also guaranteed forever.

Rc has made many improvements in the last couple years. The spring manufacturer they now use seems to have a higher quality standard and a much better product.

I would buy springs and shocks vs spacers and shocks.
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Is it just me?... or does somebody new start this exact same thread every week?
Maybe I only notice it because I have the same lift (happy with it). But seriously, If one were to search this forum for this topic, there must be 100 different threads! (now 101)
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RC shocks give a rough ride but the springs are good for a lightweight jeep. the springs are only $200 and you can get a decent twin tube shock like bds 5500 for under $50 each.
get an ome rear trackbar bracket for $30, make some hockey puck bump stops and you have a decent lift for under $450.
you could get the BDS springs also but they are stiffer and geard toward a more heavily armored jeep.
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Is it just me?... or does somebody new start this exact same thread every week?
Maybe I only notice it because I have the same lift (happy with it). But seriously, If one were to search this forum for this topic, there must be 100 different threads! (now 101)
Just means there are more and more new jeepers, it's a good thing. They will discover the search functionn as time passes.

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I say leave your Jeep alone and save your money for now. Use your money for tuition, books, rent, booze and chasing tail. After you get a job, have no debt and are contributing to an IRA regularly, then budget Jeep stuff.


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I say leave your Jeep alone and save your money for now. Use your money for tuition, books, rent, booze and chasing tail.
Well I'm lucky enough that the fire department I'm on pays most my tuition and all my books, I use my student loans for rent. I always have money ready for booze and I'm engaged so no more chasing tail for me.

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[QUOTE=Unlimited04;17585273]I say leave your Jeep alone and save your money for now. Use your money for tuition, books, rent, booze and chasing tail. After you get a job, have no debt and are contributing to an IRA regularly, then budget Jeep stuff.[/QUOTE Well put

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Well I'm lucky enough that the fire department I'm on pays most my tuition and all my books, I use my student loans for rent. I always have money ready for booze and I'm engaged so no more chasing tail for me.
What are student loans right now? Back when I needed them, it was 6.8% interest....which is ridiculously unhealthy from an financial perspective, if you know anything. Take less loans. Put money in a Roth IRA. Don't forget food, fuel & maintenance. Jeep stuff last.


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What are student loans right now? Back when I needed them, it was 6.8% interest....which is ridiculously unhealthy from an financial perspective, if you know anything. Take less loans. Put money in a Roth IRA. Don't forget food, fuel & maintenance. Jeep stuff last.
Man you guys are starting to sound like the women! When I say I'm on a college budget I mean I have some money for the jeep but not thousands for the jeep!

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