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Rough Country 3.5" Lift

So my buddy offered to sell me his rough country stage II 3.5" lift kit with the N2.0 shocks. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with these kits I havent found much online good or bad about this kit. I know the older kits with the 2.2 shocks were dog shit. So any input would be great. And for the record hes gonna sell me the kit for $350, brand new never used. Rough Country sent him the wrong kit!
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For the money that you're spending on it I say you're not getting a bad deal. It is a decent lift that will get your JK lifted and will last you for a while. The shocks are known to not have much longevity, and I can personally attest to that.

I can also tell you that their springs will sag over time. Big deal? Neh, not for $350.

Soak it up, put it on, go have some fun and if you decide you need more later on you can always change springs out or something along those lines.

Until then enjoy it!

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Yeah, Thanx for the info. Ive seen these kits and definitely love the look and being that I have a 1.5" BB thats starting to get soft its time for a change.
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What are your long term plans? If you aren't sure, get the kit and wheel it till it sags.

However, earlier this year we put a Rough Country 3" kit on a buddy's Rubi TJ, then put his Rubi stock stuff under another TJ he had. When we were done, both jeeps were the same height. Not saying that there is anything wrong with the StageII, especially at the price. But if you have a long term goal for the jeep, don't think that this lift is going to last like a Rock Krawler, Teraflex, Poly, AEV lift.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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Oh well the budget boost on here now is starting to break down and the rubber spacers are start to get really soft and springs are starting to lean so I think getting the kits a good idea right now and then down the road I can always replace the shocks and springs.
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This would be ELEVENTY BILLION times better

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53780

toss some decent shocks on there, and maybe a set of track bars... you wouldn't be much more than the rough country kit but it would ride INFINITELY better with the progressive springs.

31 jeeps in... still have issues
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Yeah dude I would need a lot more then just trackbars. I would need the pitman drop trackbars shocks are gonna run me $200 for a set so I think ill stick here for a while and when I have the extra cash then ill upgrade the shocks to bilsteins and maybe some rock krawler springs Thank You for the offer!
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Stay away from RC- that $350 would better serve you for beefy new diff covers, or something you won't throw out in the near future when it fails. I've run RC's 2.5" coil lift in the wifey's JK- it sagged out back in under a month with the first set, they sent me all 4 replacements, and they sagged out in under a week! No excuse for that in a bone stock 2-door softtop manual X- they don't get any lighter than that! Also, in the two months I had that garbage, I replaced three shocks. Oh yeah, and it never ONCE got wheeled in that time. ZERO quality control, no R&D, and iffy tech support.

Like I said, save up for a real lift, and get parts worth keeping Mark W.

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Yeah dude I would need a lot more then just trackbars. I would need the pitman drop trackbars shocks are gonna run me $200 for a set so I think ill stick here for a while and when I have the extra cash then ill upgrade the shocks to bilsteins and maybe some rock krawler springs Thank You for the offer!
200 for springs
275 for bilsteins 7100
i'll hook ya up with a rear track bar bracket for 50
nab a Frotn track bar for what? 125?

at least you won't have a kit that rides like a rough country, and at least you'd have something you could build around rather than something you're going to throw away when it starts to sag.



why ask the question if you don't want feedback?

31 jeeps in... still have issues
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No on the contrary I love feedback But Id rather spend $350 for new with a lifetime guarantee then spend $200 for used springs that could go bad at anytime. Just my thought!
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200 for springs
275 for bilsteins 7100
i'll hook ya up with a rear track bar bracket for 50
nab a Frotn track bar for what? 125?

at least you won't have a kit that rides like a rough country, and at least you'd have something you could build around rather than something you're going to throw away when it starts to sag.



why ask the question if you don't want feedback?
I agree with this.

Take 2K2's advice and spend another $300 on something that will last. Why spend $350 now and then another $500 to replace everything that wears out on the RC?

Spend $650 now and be done with it!

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No on the contrary I love feedback But Id rather spend $350 for new with a lifetime guarantee then spend $200 for used springs that could go bad at anytime. Just my thought!
sounds good. Good luck with that lift

31 jeeps in... still have issues
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I have been running that lift for about 9months now with no problems!!!

it's my daily driver but have also wheeled it pretty hard! For the money I dont think you can get a better kit. it comes with lower control arms, relocation brackets etc.....


Sure, there are better kits out there but not at the same price point.

I say go for it and their lifetime warranty doesnt hurt either!

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I agree with this.

Take 2K2's advice and spend another $300 on something that will last. Why spend $350 now and then another $500 to replace everything that wears out on the RC?

Spend $650 now and be done with it!
Which kit for $650???

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my neighbor put on this kit in a 4 door a couple months ago. He seems to like it so far. He has wheeled it and all to a little bit. Only gripe I hear out of him is that the control arm links aren't adjustable so his 35's are hitting the rock rails and or fender when he wheeled it. He don't want to cut on his jeep so not sure what he will do about that. Other than that I've not heard nothing else from him to say he made a mistake. Time will tell though.

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I've got the RC 3.5" springs paired with some Rancho 9000 adjustables. The springs are OK, nothing spectacular and they will start to sag over time.

I wish I would have seen the AEV classified earlier, I would have jumped on it!

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Run very fast from rough country !!! Horrible ride quality horrible handling.

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For every person that hates RC, there's some that do. I'm with Matador. I have a 2.5" coil lift, dual SS, and 2.0 shocks and their discos. I love the ride on the road and it did just fine off road. In the name of fairness I'll say this is my ONLY experience with RC and it is a small lift. Perhaps the taller lifts are of less durability/quality. Still, no worries with mine.

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For some reason, it seems that it's their 2-door coils that fail incessantly. The 4-door coils don't seem to fail as often. Also, many of their problems I see are from rust- their discos and shocks rust like they were getting paid or laid to do so, and our rocks up here crack their shock bodies like nothing- Mark W.

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X2 On their springs sagging I have the 2.5 lift and the shocks suck. but for the price I got what I paid for and lasted 2 years.

07 2dr 35s 3.5 spring lift,rear 4.5 front 488s winch, TnTfront stinger bumper,flow master exhaust.
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200 for springs
275 for bilsteins 7100
i'll hook ya up with a rear track bar bracket for 50
nab a Frotn track bar for what? 125?

at least you won't have a kit that rides like a rough country, and at least you'd have something you could build around rather than something you're going to throw away when it starts to sag.



why ask the question if you don't want feedback?

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And this kit comes with a lifetime warranty and not to mention they arent the 2.2 shocks but the new 2.0 shocks!!!! I know the old 2.2s were crap. I have heard nothing but good things about the 2.0 shocks. But like I said I will see what happens!!!
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