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PostSubject: Rough Country 3" lift   Thu May 19, 2011 11:49 pm

The rough country 3" lift is an awesome starter lift kit. It's cheap and does the job. I put mine on with my Dad and got to learn a whole lot while putting it on and had fun along the way. I recommend this if your on a tight budget like me. (I'm a teenager in highschool, not much income)
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:17 am

Have you taken it offroad with the lift yet? I'm on a budget too and wanna know if there are any huge limitations of the kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:56 pm

I, too, am in the "on a budget" category. If you dont mind me asking, how much did you pay for it? Also, how was the ride compared to stock? Better? Worse? Im still researching but definitely want to add 3" in the near future. Thanks man.
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:37 pm

I used to have this kit. (well really I still do have half of it) I still have the rear springs and shocks. For those of you considering it I would highly suggest getting the rear springs and shocks, as opposed to spacers on all 4 corners. For the money it's a great kit. The ride is pretty close to stock. One thing to keep an eye on is your upper ball joints. Another thing to consider, I wouldn't add a lot of weight to the front such as a bumper or winch. The brake dive get's a little out of control. The kit has it's limitations, but it's a great starter lift for the money.
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:48 pm

Great, thanks for the info
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:28 pm

Well it will not be this kit for mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:00 pm

Ok, so I just got finished putting on my RC 3" lift. My buddy and I did it in the garage in about 4 hours. I added a little extra to this lift for something different. I used billstein 5100's on the factory preload setting along with the spacers. All in all it came out AWESOME. I am running new 285/70/17's BFG KM-2's on factory alloys with no rubbing what so ever. It looks and rides real good. If you need a hand or are interested in this setup give me a shout. Total lift cost... $440.00.
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:21 pm

Fantastic. after we get settled into new house as soon as we find it . I will be lifting it.
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:06 pm

Good job! I actually put one on yesterday as well; Rough Country 3" front lift and Day Star 1.5" rear spacers. I got it from a buddy. I have to agree with you, it looks GREAT and the ride, in my opinion, hasnt really changed. No alignment issues either, but Ill be getting an alignment in a week or so anyone once everything "settles".
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:12 pm

You two that just added the RC lifts... No one here believes you without pictures! Seriously, post pictures...
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:16 pm

HAHAHA understandable! I got in at 2am last night so havent gotten around to it yet, Ill get on that today though... promise!
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:56 pm

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HAHAHA understandable! I got in at 2am last night so havent gotten around to it yet, Ill get on that today though... promise!

Damn Rolando!!! LOL, you lifted already??? LOL, so much for waiting....did the meds go to your head? Wink

I have alot of catching up to do!!!'

Can't wait to see it!

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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:56 pm

OK so here are a few "before and after" pics...

We'll start with "before"... Obviously the first one was sans bigger tires and fender flares.






And now "after"...







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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:57 pm

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CarolinaCruiser15 wrote:
HAHAHA understandable! I got in at 2am last night so havent gotten around to it yet, Ill get on that today though... promise!

Damn Rolando!!! LOL, you lifted already??? LOL, so much for waiting....did the meds go to your head? Wink

I have alot of catching up to do!!!'

Can't wait to see it!

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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:58 pm

Looks great!!! And no more rub?

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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:01 pm

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Check your PM box Very Happy

I don't see anything, my pm box was full, you may need to resend....

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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:06 pm

Looks good Rolando!! As I was reading through the posts I actually thought I was reading stuff from weeks or months back. I was thinking to myself that your FJ did not look lifted at BWW, then I looked at the date....duh, LOL!!

What does this lift consist of? Is it a spacer lift front and rear?
My buddy Doug apparently has this lift on his FJ or one like it. I helped him install aluminum spacers up front and rear urethane spacers on the springs. He has been off road since adding the lift and had no issues with it at all.

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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:14 pm

Jami, yeah it sounds like the same. It was Rough Country 3" black metal spacers up front and Day Star 1.5" spacers in the back... the rear ones were these massive black rubber things. I got them and installed them with Cliff yesterday.

Im glad to hear the good report!! I can accept having to buy new UCAs down the road since they would be needed with any lift anyway, I just hadnt heard much about the spacers capabilities (besides from Cliff) off road.
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:00 pm

Looks great!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:00 pm

Nice !!! I like it !
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:01 pm

I still have to figure out how to relocate or modify my rear camera mount so I can mount the new spare tire on I haven't even taken the cover off to see how it hooks up yet. What I would like to do is mount the factory wheel and some sort of way to mount the camera behind the alloy so it peers through the opening in the alloy. Any suggestions or pointers to another forum?
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:04 pm

Ill get some close up pics of the 5100's, and RC spacer together tomorrow....stay tuned.
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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:05 pm

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Ill get some close up pics of the 5100's, and RC spacer together tomorrow....stay tuned.

Waiting..... cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Rough Country 3" lift   Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:33 pm

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Here you go for all you nonbelievers









Wow Shadow... Yours would have to be an Iceberg wouldn't it... Now you REALLY have me dreaming! Are you going to be at the OBX rally so I can ooohhh and ahhhhh?
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