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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2007, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Rough Country 4\" lift

Is the Rough Country 4" lift any good or are they a pain in the backside to install? NTWONLINE.COm has them for $429.00 jc
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Re: Rough Country 4\" lift

Let me stress the "Rough" part in the name of the lift....that is what the ride will be. All the leaf spring lifts are the same as far as install goes...but there is a huge difference in ride. When you start going over about 3.5" in lift, a lot of other factors come into play that are not that $429 you spent ends up only being a part of the cost.

Does the kit include shocks? If not, you will need new ones....and if it does include will be lucky if they are the right length.

You will also need a CV driveshaft do get rid of the driveline vibrations.

My personal opinion on spring lifts is that unless your willing to spend at leat $1000 for a good set of quality springs from either National or Old Man EMU, then either don't bother or go SOA with stock springs.
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Re: Rough Country 4\" lift

I have the Rough Country 4" lift springs on a '79 CJ.

These springs are stiff.
Fine for keeping some of the body roll out when driving on roads.
You will feel every jolt in the road.

I sometimes tow a trailer, and the stiff springs help keep things level when the trailer is on and the back end is loaded down with junk...

Mine didn't come with things like a lowered pitman arm, so the CJ liked to bump steer. Not a big deal when you are on a low speed trail, but can get tricky when it changes lanes on the highway after hitting a bump...

I kept my sway bar, so I had to fabricate the proper length sway bar connectors...

Mine did come with shocks, which fit pretty well.
Cheap shocks, but they gave me a correct length so I could buy some reasonable ones.

Urithane bushings included,
Didn't come with greasable bolts or inner sleeves.
Squeek like crazy!
I had to sleeve the bushings and install greasable bolts to be able to hear myself think!
With no bushing sleeves, it's pretty easy to over tighten the shackle bolts also...

All in all, I wouldn't do it again, but you never know until you try the first time...
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Re: Rough Country 4\" lift

Check their suspension special, I think it's a super lift which might be a little better riding. We have the 1.5" yj suspension special on our yj, it's superlift springs and it rides pretty good.
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