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    Anyone out there running the Rough Country x-series lift on there TJ? It looks like a pretty complete kit and the price isn't bad either. I'm hoping to buy a lift in a couple of weeks but I wanted to get a little feed back first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillysTJ View Post
    Anyone out there running the Rough Country x-series lift on there TJ? It looks like a pretty complete kit and the price isn't bad either. I'm hoping to buy a lift in a couple of weeks but I wanted to get a little feed back first.
    i say save your money and do it right with a long arm. you'll never have to upgrade suspension again. full traction has a really nice one. so does rock krawler. id personally go with the rock krawler b/c of their control arms.
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    I've been running the Rough Country 4" lift for 2 years now. The only problem I've had with it are the springs are shiet. I just replaced them with Clayton springs which are much stronger and stiffer. If I had to do it all over, I would go for the Clayton 4" Long Arm lift kit. My next addition will be their long arms.
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    I ran the X Seris on my 99TJ And I agree with the above statement. The springs do wear premature but it reayy is a great lift for the Money. You can always run the lift until you get spring fatigue and just replace with quality springs. I can say when I sold my jeep the new owner sent Rough Country Emails and pics and they sent him brand new replacement springs and bushings
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    Yeah Fred, mine started bowing and rubbing up against my front bump stops. The squeaking was driving me crazy until I found where it was coming from. Finally chucked them and replaced them with Claytons, good price too, $149 for the front and $149 for the rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afjeep View Post
    i say save your money and do it right with a long arm. you'll never have to upgrade suspension again. full traction has a really nice one. so does rock krawler. id personally go with the rock krawler b/c of their control arms.

    X2 save your money and do it right. If you are set on a short arm lift check out the RK short arm lifts very nice and strong.

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    For the $ I'd have to says its a good entry level kit. My last wrangler had the 4" and like the name implys its a little Rough riding. I felt the track bar was weak, its my experience a regular tie rod end isnt strong enough on the frame end to endure alot of hard flexing. over all though I'd say its a solid kit.
    Customer service is pretty good as I have had friends call about different items and replacements were in the mail immediately free of charge!

    Spring sag seems to be common to all to some degree. I'm currently running the RE superflex 4.5 and am very happy with it but have noticed some sag in the springs but started at over 5". The 4wd hardware kit I replaced in the last year also had some sag. Nature of the beast I guess?
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    Ran the RC 4.5" on the XJ and currently have a 4" on the YJ. Haven't had any complaints on them other than being a stiffer ride. I've loved them.

    Didn't have any spring issues with the front of the XJ (same as a TJ), so don't know what to tell you there.
    Personally though if your considering long arm anytime in the future I would look at the RE 5.5 LA. Heard nothing but good about them on TJ/LJ.
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    I hear what you guys are saying about the long arm kits, but they are a little out of my price range. Supposedly RC has newly designed springs in there kits now.

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    I was looking at the RC 6" X series lift. I had thought about the 5.5" Rock Krawler long arm, thought maybe save some money, but now that I have read some of these reviews, might go with something else. Does anybody have any experience with the Superlift 6" lift, still trying to keep to a budget. Gonna change my gears, locker, extended cv drive shaft, 35X12.50X15 tires, and a winch, and rock sliders.

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