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    Hi, Is anyone out there running the rough country 3.25 lift kit? any opinions on it before i go and buy one would help
    I want to run 33's and the site says i can with out a problem but i didnt know how good or bad these are.
    I do about 80 pavement driving and the rest light trails
    this is my daily driver

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    i'd like to see what people have to say about that lift as well
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    don't know about RC but I have the full traction 3" lift and I clear 33's just fine.
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    Everyone I know running Rough Country lifts, both coil and leafs, have had problems with sagging!!

    They supposedly 'fixed' the problem, but even the 'new' springs did it.

    I know Rock Krawler sourced thier springs from RC for a while, and had so many complaints and returns, they found a different source for springs.

    Here's what's happened to 3 guys in my club:

    Pappy- New rear leaves for his XJ, 4" lift. Less than 90 days and 3000 miles, with one week of wheeling in Moab, sagged to 'stock' heigth. (looked like a pre runner!)

    Jeeperwilly- Rock Krawler coils on his TJ, 5-6" lift. 4 months, lost 3" lift, Rock Krawler sent him new springs, no questions asked. When he inquired about whether the new ones would sag, they said "Not Likely" we changed our source. He asked who supplied the springs for his lift- RC

    Trailbusta- Bought a 4" lift for his YJ (leafs) Jeep never left the garage, as he was building it. Lost 3" of lift sitting over the winter-WITH NO DRIVETRAIN IN IT!

    Your call, but I will never purchase anything from Rough Country.

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    if you want a spring that wont give you any issues then grab some OME's
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    Rubicon Express, hands down one of the best lift kits you can buy. They are a bit pricey, but well worth the money. The kits come complete with everything you need to lift your jeep. The springs will not sag, I have had mine for four years with moderate wheeling, little to zero sag. My lift kit was actually one inch higher then rated after install.

    http://www.rubiconexpress.com/

    I bought my kit directly through them, I live in Cali and had it delivered to my door in 3 days. Buy direct, do not go through a middle man (aftermarket company) to get your kit. Even if you decide not to get a RE kit, do you homework (this forum and others) and call the companies to get the best price with shipping.

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    thanks for the info and help

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    Absolutely the Rubicon Express. If you don't want to go long arm, the Superflex 3.5" and 4.5" lifts are great. Have had mine for better than 3 years with some heavy wheeling and as a daily driver and have only sagged maybe a half inch. But I have also loaded extra weight on with the aftermarket bumper, sliders, and trail gear in the jeep. They can also be upgraded down the road if you wish to tri-link, or upgrade to long arms, etc. I love the kit and found the best reviews with RE in all my searching. So there's my .02 cents
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    i have the rough country 2.5" lift and the 3.25" lift is the same springs and shocks just with an added 1.25" body lift. i have had no problems with the lift,and i do quit a bit of wheeling with it. this is on my daily driver also and the ride is decent on street and off. the kit does come with 1" pucks for lowering your transfer case skid, and i highly suggest using them ( even though most say you don't)

    i actually plan on getting the 1.25" body for that kit also in the near future so i can run the 33's also. i have 32's on now with the 2.5" lift.
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