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what is the best low cost 3" lift kit out there?


 
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JeepMan
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:37 pm    Post subject: what is the best low cost 3" lift kit out there? Reply with quote

I came across a low priced 3" lift kit for my Cherokee.

its on eBay, for $159.00 and it's made by Rocky road outfitters!
has anyone heard of these low cost kits?
and any feedback on them if you used one...?
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ehall
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was looking at that earlier actually. They're a real company with real products, although opinions on quality and service vary (trending on the negative side it seems). You get what you pay for. Do you want a cheap suspension or a good suspension? The good ones in that lift range seem to run in the $700-800 neighborhood so something has been sacrificed to make the RRO stuff that inexpensive.
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fishjrl
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, my opinion is that they have good products but bad customer service. i bought my 4.5" zj lift from their website and i love it. what i dont love is the fact that it took 3 seperate shipping boxes spread out over about 2-3 months and they would barely respond to my e-mails and cant meet a deadline
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im running a rough country 4.5 kit and it has done very well for what I paid for it. Especially pleased with how much abuse it has put up with
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:40 am    Post subject: Rusty's Reply with quote

I would go with a Rusty's 3" aal.
Back when I got my XJ in 2004, this was all that a 18 y/o could afford.
They were $245, came out to $290ish with shipping back then.
I can honestly say that it was well worth the money. I still have that lift on my XJ and there has been absolutely no sagging at all in the back.
I went with the heavier rate coils in the front, the actual coil say's 305. I'm guessing it lifts it 3.5". The only other part I would recommend for you to buy would be an adjustable tracbar, or drill a new hole 3/4" to the right.
You can extend your front brakelines by gently straighting out the metal line and remounting the bracket.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best and Low Cost don't play together well.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
Best and Low Cost don't play together well.


I think he was trying to use it as all one word. Bestlowcost you know like "couldashouldswoulda"

Anyway, I think he is looking for the best thing he can get for little cash outlay. Personally I have the 4.5" rough county kit with a budget boost on top of it. Couldn't tell you how it works yet since the jeep has a nice flexy suspension but, doesn't run. I think I might have gotten my priorities backwards.
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okcjeeper
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a rocky road 2" budget boost and I ordered directly from them..Quality of the parts are on par with any good shop but their service isn't the best in the world..I ordered it and had to call them to get it processed 2 days after I placed the order on line..I think they suffer from what a lot of smaller net shops do and that's the ability to hire good quality service reps to handle things..

Anyways the 3" lift from rocky road is a 3" coil spacer, 1.5" shackles and 1.5" block.. IMHO do not do it..IUMHO you'd be better off buying a Rustys or Rogh Country 3" AAL kit that comes with shocks...The combo of the shackles with blocks will flatten your leaf packs out badly and will ride like crap..The 2" kit has rear shackles with a 1/2" block and it flattened my leaf packs out as well and I took it off to gain some flex and ride quality back. Anyways just my experience with the rocky road budget lifts...

Now I have a nice RE 3.5 kit going in this weekend thanks to alljeep..I can honestly say comparing it to other kits you can tell a difference in quality. Do right the first time or you will just be wasting money like I did..

Now if you still want a budget lift I'll be selling my 2" rocky road lift complete with Rancho RS5000 shocks for a steal of a price next week...THe parts have maybe 3000 miles on em since right after I installed em I blew the motor and it sat for a while till I replaced the motor.
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