2.5 inch RC spring and shock lift kit

  1. Stlrfan152

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    Has anyone installed the Rough Country 2.5 inch lift with coils and shocks? Its 399 which doesnt seem like a bad price. Just curious how different from stock it drives?
     
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    The RC springs are comparable to the factory springs rates from my understanding. On my Wife's Sport we have tried several different springs with the Rough Country being the softest of the bunch. The only time I have found they don't do so well is when adding a lot of extra weight to the Jeep. They tend to sag a little more than a spring with a stiffer rate.
     
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    I have it on my Sahara. It's a bit stiffer than stock but I'm running E-rated KM3 mud tires so that factors in. I've aired them down to 30 psi and the ride is pretty good now. The RC kit looks good and takes out the front rake. This is my first Jeep and I figured for the price it was worth trying to get my feet wet. I haven't had it on trails yet so can't comment on that but I'm pretty happy with it.
     
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    how does the RC 2.5 kit ($399) with springs compared to the cheaper RC 2.5 kit with just spacers($199) and utilizing stock MOAB springs? I'm just looking for that extra clearance for when having the 35's on my MOAB. I guess 35's can fit without anything but it's tight and at full lock it will rub. So I'm not wanting to go crazy with a lift.. I think

    From what I gathered from RC's website, the springs just add a bit more ability to stay higher when flexing, since you arent using a spacer, but rather new springs, correct me if I'm wrong
     
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    In my experience, Spacers are a great way to get a good static lift height for tire clearance, and looking cool.

    Springs are the better option when you are looking to add more weight to the vehicle, or decide to do a suspension (Long Arm) that requires lots of spring flex.

    Think about it this way, if you are adding nothing on top of the jeep. You will maintain a 2.5" lift with a spacer. As soon as you add bumpers, it is going to add weight that is working against the Factory OEM Spring Rate. This means you could lose a half inch, or a full inch depending on how heavy it is. If you go with aftermarket springs, the length of the coil, along with a possibly higher spring rate can resist that drop better.

    Does this mean that all springs are going to handle extra weight better? No. You will need to look at the reviews on the springs with people that have installed them with a similar setup to yours and make sure its what you need.

    In my personal opinion, Rough Country springs are not going to be worth the increase in cost. I would stick with the spacer for a easy/cheap lift. If I wanted a coil that could handle weight, I'd go Teraflex. For Ride Comfort I would go ICON, Rock Krawler, or some people go Metal Cloak.
     
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    thank you so much! makes sense
     
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    As a non vendor, everything I have ever dealt with from rough country was trash. That’s on a couple hundred jeeps. They are typically the lowest price and always the lowest quality especially when it comes to suspension and chassis stuff. Save your 399 and put it toward something better, and only spend your hard earned money once. I have seen too many ppl get burned by the price point.
     
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