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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2001, 06:57 PM
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GOOD LIFT DEAL?

I RECENTLY BOUGHT MY FIRST JEEP, A 91 WRANGLER (4.0/5 SPEED) TO TAKE OVER 4 WHEELING DUTIES FROM MY 2000 DAKOTA. I NEED TO MAKE ROOM FOR 32-33 INCH TIRES. I GOT ON THE ROUGHCOUNTRY.COM WEBSITE AND FOUND A 3" YJ KIT FOR $389 INCLUDING SHOCKS AND DROPPED PITMAN ARM. THE KIT SEEMS TO BE COMPLETE. THIS SEEMS LIKE A VERY GOOD DEAL. DOES ANYONE HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH THIS KIT ON A YJ, OR WITH ROUGH COUNTRY PRODUCTS IN GENERAL? AND NO, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN A SOA CONVERSION. BOLT-ON ONLY. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INPUT, BE IT POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE.

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Re: GOOD LIFT DEAL?

I didn't have one on my YJ but I did have it on my XJ. I wasn't too impressed with the ride. It was a bit stiff. Spend an extra $100 and go for the Superlift 4". You'll appreciate that ride much better and the kit is pretty much complete.


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Sorry, no input on the kit; just would suggest you be prepared to swap in longer brakelines and possibly buy replacement bushings. These are things that I needed to do with my lift springs and was unprepared (re: no $$'s) for.

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I cant comment on the particular kit your asking about. 8 months ago when I bought my most recent CJ, I thought the springs were sagging on the drivers side. Long story short I found out they were Rough County springs about 15 years old. I went right out and bought new superlift easy ride springs. I put the new in and found the sagging was not the springs but the Jeep itself. After a month I was not impressed and took out the new and put the old rough countrys back in. I like them better 15+ yr springs with an easy 100,000 miles of hard wheeling.

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Re: GOOD LIFT DEAL?

I have an early Rough Country 2.5" lift installed by the previous owner. The shocks have Rugged Country printed on them. I'd say it's a little stiff (got better after sway and track bars were off) but the flex surprised me. For a 2.5" it's pretty darn good. These springs had no military wrap, teflon pads or open spring clamps. All these would be highly desirable in a good spring. Also check with them if those shocks are hydro or gas. I think hidros are softer riding.

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