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Rough Country?

Does anyone have any opinions? I have a buddy looking at these for his JK he is going to get.

http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_jk_4.html


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Hard to say, I haven't heard much about them. For that price you can get the Superlift 4" kit which comes with an almost identical parts list, and you can buy it for about $575 as well. I would pick the Superlift kit over the Rough Country.
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just relized this is a 07 he is getting a 08


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The kits are the same for 07/08.
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The Rough Country kit does not seem to address bump stops, which do need addressing with a 4" lift.

Whichever way you go, I'd personally use extended length brake lines rather than brackets. They only cost $120 for all four.
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With the rough country kit, the bump stops are built into the shocks. Weird I know!
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The Rough Country may be OK for a DailyDriver but won't hold up to very much Offroadin.
Might want to look at Full-Traction's 3" econo + shocks is only $100 more and FREE shipping from Northridge4x4. He can update later with the arms if He wants to, for a much better complete suspension set-up. Can run 35's with this 3", more like 4" kit.

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With the rough country kit, the bump stops are built into the shocks. Weird I know!
I see, they are using shock bump stops like the EVS ones. Not sure I like totally relying on the shocks as bump stops, especially if you come down hard on them.
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what is the up side or downside to having the stops on the shock? all the lifts i have seen usually have them external


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what is the up side or downside to having the stops on the shock? all the lifts i have seen usually have them external
UPSIDE - easy installation
DOWNSIDE - 1. the bumps limit shock travel
2. when the bumps fail/split/break the shocks will be damaged

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