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03-31-2018 11:33 PM
RockWoRM
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Originally Posted by bruinjeeper View Post
Will your soul be up for it with aluminum supports in your spine?
actually... mine are titanium, not aluminum.
and I didn't buy a station wagon... I bought an LJ... next best thing!
03-31-2018 09:48 PM
bruinjeeper
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Originally Posted by ShermanHoax View Post
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Originally Posted by bruinjeeper View Post
.....i still don't understand it.

Time and again, people admittedly know their buying crap and throw out a 'hope' they'll be better based on reviews out there.

1) who is reviewing? are they experienced with any good springs? I find that some of these RC customers are just trying to convince themselves they didn't waste their money after reading countless negative reviews and buying them anyways... just to end up proving the reviews right.
2) the 2.5" springs will certainly ride better than their 4" springs (less arch, spring rates, etc). But i doubt you'll be happy if u sit in a non-RC lifted YJ... so do not do it and ignorance will be bliss.
3) They WILL sag prematurely. And if not, its just because the soring rate used makes the sorings impossible to flex. Hence, it'll still ride terribly. You'd actually be begging for it to sag to soften it up some.
4) Good luck. Hope they work out.

I can't help but notice your 3 points here are in direct contradiction to your signature. Do you want my soul wrangled free or don't you?

Well, I went ahead and bought them. As for the reviews, I searched a wide variety of sources. Amazon, RC website, other dealer websites, pretty much any infomation I could get my hands on and decided to go for it based on the fact that the shocks appear to be improved and the same with the springs.

I am in the same situation as the other guy who just bought the 4". Right now my jeep feels like wheels are just bolted to the frame, so anything is going to be an improvement.

I will admit, however, that the EMU system is only about $400 more, depending on who you buy it from and perhaps I could've sprung (pun intended) for the better kit.
The die has been cast and I'll live with the results and give an honest opinion when it's all installed.
Will your soul be up for it with aluminum supports in your spine?

You missed the point of my signature.
03-31-2018 11:13 AM
natewill18
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Originally Posted by ShermanHoax View Post
I can't help but notice your 3 points here are in direct contradiction to your signature. Do you want my soul wrangled free or don't you?

Well, I went ahead and bought them. As for the reviews, I searched a wide variety of sources. Amazon, RC website, other dealer websites, pretty much any infomation I could get my hands on and decided to go for it based on the fact that the shocks appear to be improved and the same with the springs.

I am in the same situation as the other guy who just bought the 4". Right now my jeep feels like wheels are just bolted to the frame, so anything is going to be an improvement.

I will admit, however, that the EMU system is only about $400 more, depending on who you buy it from and perhaps I could've sprung (pun intended) for the better kit.
The die has been cast and I'll live with the results and give an honest opinion when it's all installed.
sweet! when you get installed. Lets go off roading in Santa clarita. I live in Van Nuys as well. Lets put these 4' RC lifts to the test!
03-30-2018 04:31 PM
ShermanHoax
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Originally Posted by bruinjeeper View Post
.....i still don't understand it.

Time and again, people admittedly know their buying crap and throw out a 'hope' they'll be better based on reviews out there.

1) who is reviewing? are they experienced with any good springs? I find that some of these RC customers are just trying to convince themselves they didn't waste their money after reading countless negative reviews and buying them anyways... just to end up proving the reviews right.
2) the 2.5" springs will certainly ride better than their 4" springs (less arch, spring rates, etc). But i doubt you'll be happy if u sit in a non-RC lifted YJ... so do not do it and ignorance will be bliss.
3) They WILL sag prematurely. And if not, its just because the soring rate used makes the sorings impossible to flex. Hence, it'll still ride terribly. You'd actually be begging for it to sag to soften it up some.
4) Good luck. Hope they work out.

I can't help but notice your 3 points here are in direct contradiction to your signature. Do you want my soul wrangled free or don't you?

Well, I went ahead and bought them. As for the reviews, I searched a wide variety of sources. Amazon, RC website, other dealer websites, pretty much any infomation I could get my hands on and decided to go for it based on the fact that the shocks appear to be improved and the same with the springs.

I am in the same situation as the other guy who just bought the 4". Right now my jeep feels like wheels are just bolted to the frame, so anything is going to be an improvement.

I will admit, however, that the EMU system is only about $400 more, depending on who you buy it from and perhaps I could've sprung (pun intended) for the better kit.
The die has been cast and I'll live with the results and give an honest opinion when it's all installed.
02-28-2018 10:16 AM
natewill18
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Originally Posted by Chrisnvegas View Post
Bilstein shocks will not do much to help poor spring rates.
A rough ride is harsh on everything besides our bones. It shakes the crap out of electronics, is tougher on the frame, tub, dash, gauges ect.

What is it called when people like self-punishment?

when you mention my jeep getting damaged in the process, now my ears are open and i apologize lol unrelated. I met a chris in Nevada with a son named Logan, that wouldnt be you ? would it ? lol
02-21-2018 07:02 PM
Chrisnvegas Bilstein shocks will not do much to help poor spring rates.
A rough ride is harsh on everything besides our bones. It shakes the crap out of electronics, is tougher on the frame, tub, dash, gauges ect.

What is it called when people like self-punishment?
02-20-2018 10:53 PM
natewill18 just bought a 4" RC kit bc I m 6'6" 250 31 yrs old and no ride can be rougher than the stock height dead RC shocks that were on my jeep for the first 7 months Ive been riding them. "Rough ride" is relative. I personally like the rough ride of the jeep. makes me know Im in a manly vehicle. Otherwise why is a vehicle manly if Im just floating on air. The mere fact Im getting new springs and shocks I know my ride will improve. If for some odd reason, I lose a backbone and cant deal with road feel I'll buy new shocks from Bilstein.

But I will say this. If I start sagging and my 33's start rubbing, I will be furious and either ask for new leaf springs or find new ones.
02-19-2018 02:56 PM
bruinjeeper .....i still don't understand it.

Time and again, people admittedly know their buying crap and throw out a 'hope' they'll be better based on reviews out there.

1) who is reviewing? are they experienced with any good springs? I find that some of these RC customers are just trying to convince themselves they didn't waste their money after reading countless negative reviews and buying them anyways... just to end up proving the reviews right.
2) the 2.5" springs will certainly ride better than their 4" springs (less arch, spring rates, etc). But i doubt you'll be happy if u sit in a non-RC lifted YJ... so do not do it and ignorance will be bliss.
3) They WILL sag prematurely. And if not, its just because the soring rate used makes the sorings impossible to flex. Hence, it'll still ride terribly. You'd actually be begging for it to sag to soften it up some.
4) Good luck. Hope they work out.
02-19-2018 01:10 PM
ShermanHoax I know it's an old thread, I actually haven't used my jeep in a few years and after going through some research and price points, I decided on the rough country 2.5 lift for my YJ. It's enough lift, I don't plan on doing any heavy wheeling, just some dirt roads and other nonsense. The Rough Country and the Zone Offroad seem like the same kit.
I noticed from online comments that Rough Country must have been paying attention to the bad press they were getting and beefed up their kit with better springs and shocks. I called RC to verify this and they said the same thing. (of course, what else are they going to say!)
So, hopefully, this will be good enough. If they wind up sagging or failing somehow then I'll probably just ditch the YJ for a newer model. But for now, I think it will be fine. I will update.
05-31-2014 06:39 AM
yj94ne
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Originally Posted by iowajeepers View Post
My 5100 series was a night and day difference from the beater RC shocks.
x2
05-30-2014 05:28 PM
Chrisnvegas
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Originally Posted by Sundodger View Post
LOL...I'm sure your friend just loves his wife ending up in your Jeep on a regular basis;-) Sorry...I couldn't resist.
He does!
He is usually by himself and my Jeep is usually full.
05-30-2014 03:57 PM
ckjeep yea been looking at changing the shocks as i heard that helped
05-30-2014 02:04 PM
iowajeepers
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Originally Posted by yj94ne View Post
Change the shocks, you'll be surprised
Yes, very much so. My 5100 series was a night and day difference from the beater RC shocks.
05-30-2014 01:04 PM
yj94ne
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Originally Posted by ckjeep View Post
i personally have run the rough country kit on my 88 with no sagging springs BUT it is a very rough and bouncy ride. not sure i would buy another one

Change the shocks, you'll be surprised
05-30-2014 07:50 AM
ckjeep i personally have run the rough country kit on my 88 with no sagging springs BUT it is a very rough and bouncy ride. not sure i would buy another one
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