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post #1 of 7 Old 09-11-2019, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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The Dreaded Lift Question

Hey guys, new to the forum. My wife just got a 2018 JK Sahara. I want to get a 2.5-3.5 lift for her. She is not going to be doing any off-roading (she might run over the occasional curb, but that is it) and it is her daily driver. Since she isn't doing any off-roading, would a Rough Country lift be ok? I don't want to take away from the riding comfortability at all, as the lift will be more aesthetic than anything. Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-11-2019, 02:45 PM
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What's the budget? The metalcloak true dual rate is great, and only about 1300 IIRC.

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Pick up the Terraflex 2" budget spacer lift and the matching Fox shocks to go with it. Cheap n easy!

Did that to my wifes 16 JKUR when we first bought it and she was happy. Re-uses the stock springs so the ride does not change.


Personally, I'd stay away from Rough Country.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-11-2019, 07:42 PM
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I inherited a RC 2.5 on my last Jeep. Rough ride. I have an AEV 2.5 on my current Jeep. % night and day difference. I know the price points don’t compare, but if ride quality matters, you’ll be sacrificing that with the RC.


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there is no budget lift. What you save in dollars is paid back in lumbar pain & less-than-acceptable ride quality and handling. There are some accptable RC parts but it's not the best source for something as imperative as a suspension unless it is a mud truck. Especially if you're putting your better half's well-being behind the wheel.

You could just go with a nice leveling kit, a couple spacers & an adjustable trackbar if you are just wanting to run a slightky larger than stock wheel/tire.
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So, you are going to lift for the sake of lifting? Are you planning bigger tires? There is a link in my sig you might want to read.

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Yes a spacer leveling kit would work out with some Rancho 5000X shocks for the budget thing. But, why not just do a Rancho 2" Sport Suspension with 9000XLs? If you are looking at adding aftermarket weight in new bumpers, winch, tire carrier and full-sized spare, etc, you should look into a good quality lift with progressive coils in the kit. Too high and you will "need" an adjustable front trackbar. Not planning on alot of weight, get a 2.5" linear coil kit with many options to customize the grocery getter.

Since no offroading is planned, any lift height above 2" needs/should have caster correction. 2dr JKs love positive caster closer to 5deg. Use a correction bracket for better surface street ride. Shoot me a PM if you would like help planning or purchasing.

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