Rough Country vs Skyjacker vs Rancho lifts

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Looking for a lift kit so I can run 35’s, this is my daily driver, looking to keep or something close highway stock ride. No hardcore off-road. Not looking to spend $1400 on the Mopar kit hence inexpensive list below.

Rough country 2.5 lift with N3 shocks at around $399
https://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-suspension-lift-kit-67731.html

Skyjacker 2.5 lift with black max shocks or with M95 shocks for $570-$670
https://skyjacker.com/shop/suspensi...system-with-black-max-shocks-2/#configuration

Rancho 2.0 lift with shocks not yet released for the non-rubicon. Should be priced around $600

If you were me what lift will you go for?

Thanks for the help!





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Buy the cheapest one you can find if it’s just metal spacers. I would just get the RC lift for $179 and add shocks later. It already comes with shock extensions.
 

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I've heard that Skyjacker and Rancho are made in the same place overseas. I can't back that statement up but it's something i've read here. I would probably go with Rancho since it seems that their shocks are fairly decent, especially for that price.
 
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Thank you for the help.

What about the rough country N3 shocks? Are they better than stock?
 

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I don't know about the RC shocks, but I'm sure you could find some Rubicon take off's, they are actually quite good. Get the RC 2.5 kit.
 

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Looking for a lift kit so I can run 35’s, this is my daily driver, looking to keep or something close highway stock ride. No hardcore off-road. Not looking to spend $1400 on the Mopar kit hence inexpensive list below.

Rough country 2.5 lift with N3 shocks at around $399
https://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-suspension-lift-kit-67731.html

Skyjacker 2.5 lift with black max shocks or with M95 shocks for $570-$670
https://skyjacker.com/shop/suspensi...system-with-black-max-shocks-2/#configuration

Rancho 2.0 lift with shocks not yet released for the non-rubicon. Should be priced around $600

If you were me what lift will you go for?

Thanks for the help!
I have the 2.5” Skyjacker with black max shocks on my sport soft top - gained about 3” of lift - plenty of room for 35s, 37s will fit would loose some flex but for moderate off-roading with the right wheel and gears I could run 37s without changing lift.
 
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FYI - The Rancho, non-Rubicon, kit was released. Part no: RS66124BR5. The list price is $640. I got it at the 4WheelParts Truck & Jeep Fest in Denver for $576. There is also a $100 mail in rebate on these that brings the price down to $476.

Now I have to shop for some tires and wheels.
 

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Buy ours :) Save $100 bucks, if you buy by the end of the month.
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Looking for a lift kit so I can run 35’s, this is my daily driver, looking to keep or something close highway stock ride. No hardcore off-road. Not looking to spend $1400 on the Mopar kit hence inexpensive list below.

Rough country 2.5 lift with N3 shocks at around $399
https://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-suspension-lift-kit-67731.html

Skyjacker 2.5 lift with black max shocks or with M95 shocks for $570-$670
https://skyjacker.com/shop/suspensi...system-with-black-max-shocks-2/#configuration

Rancho 2.0 lift with shocks not yet released for the non-rubicon. Should be priced around $600

If you were me what lift will you go for?

Thanks for the help!
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I've heard that Skyjacker and Rancho are made in the same place overseas. I can't back that statement up but it's something i've read here. I would probably go with Rancho since it seems that their shocks are fairly decent, especially for that price.
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@WildCatguy the Sport Suspension is available for order now. Retail price is $639. It's not listed on 4WheelParts.com yet but the part number is in their system. Just have them lookup RS66124BR5.

http://www.gorancho.com/products/su...pension-system-rs5000x-shocks-rs66124br5.html
 

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FYI - The Rancho, non-Rubicon, kit was released. Part no: RS66124BR5. The list price is $640. I got it at the 4WheelParts Truck & Jeep Fest in Denver for $576. There is also a $100 mail in rebate on these that brings the price down to $476.

Now I have to shop for some tires and wheels.
Hey @RanchoShocks curious why RS66124BR5 is non-Rubi models only. I saw the 2" kit for Rubicon models, but what's the difference between the kits? I've searched, but couldn't find anything describing what the differences were. Thanks
 

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Bump stop is slightly different between the two :)
Sport on 35" having a senior in high school portrait moment.

Hey @RanchoShocks curious why RS66124BR5 is non-Rubi models only. I saw the 2" kit for Rubicon models, but what's the difference between the kits? I've searched, but couldn't find anything describing what the differences were. Thanks
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Bump stop is slightly different between the two :)
Sport on 35" having a senior in high school portrait moment.



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So the springs are exactly the same just netting a 3.5" lift on the Sport/Sahara vs a 2" lift on the Rubicon? Wouldn't tire size determine bump stop height? At least that's what @Pressurized taught me. Thanks again for the replies. I run your 2" spring kit on my JKUR and have a 2019 JLUR on order
 

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Remember the hoods are different on the Rubicon vs non-Rubicon.
Folks have run the Rubicon no issues, but we are conservative and want to keep those tires out of those flares (inside rubbing)


So the springs are exactly the same just netting a 3.5" lift on the Sport/Sahara vs a 2" lift on the Rubicon? Wouldn't tire size determine bump stop height? At least that's what @Pressurized taught me. Thanks again for the replies. I run your 2" spring kit on my JKUR and have a 2019 JLUR on order
 

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This thread is just what i was looking for. Thanks guys.
 

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Does this only fit the unlimited? I don’t want a rougher ride on my two door.
 

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