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Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit w/ Shocks (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Accommodates Up to 33" Tires
    • Improves Ground Clearance
    • Levels the Front and the Rear of the Vehicle
    • 100-Percent Bolt-On Installation
    • Fits 2007-2018 Wrangle JK 4-Door Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review of the Rough Country two-and-a-half-inch Lift Kit with Shocks fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. There are two different versions of this lift kit, one is for the two-door and one for the four-door, and they come with slightly different springs, so make sure you get the right one for your Jeep. This lift kit is for those of you who want to be able to run a 35-inch tire on your Jeep without the fear of rubbing, whether you're on-road or off-road. You can certainly run a smaller 33 and possibly even squeeze a 37 under the Jeep, but you're going to have some rubbing issues. As you can see, this lift kit has the minimum number of components that you would need to get the Jeep lifted and get some bigger tires on it. This doesn't include any sort of caster correction or pinion correction. It doesn't have track bars or even track bar brackets. It certainly doesn't have control arms. This is just springs, shocks and brake line brackets, which again, is really the minimum that you need to get your Jeep lifted and back on the road. This is a really good starter kit and it'll save you money. And once you have it installed on a Jeep, you can start adding parts and doing some additional modifications to make the Jeep work exactly how you want it to. Because this lift is minimal in the number of parts it includes, it's also really fairly priced. So, let's talk about the components that are included in this lift kit. To start, you'll have new front and rear springs. In some Rough Country Lift kits, the full amount of lift that you get comes from the spring and also a spacer. With this two-and-a-half-inch lift kit, the full amount of the lift comes from these springs right here. So, the springs are going to be both taller but also a little bit stiffer than your factory springs. The stiffness is important because, if you have front and rear bumpers, you have armor, you have a wind sure [SP] large spare tire, your factory springs can sag under that additional weight, and these are going to hold up a lot better. Any time you're raising the right head of your vehicle, you should also add some longer shocks. That way, you get maximum off-road performance from allowing the shock and the suspension to fully droop and fully compress. The shocks that are included in this lift kit are Rough Country's Performance 2.2 shocks. This is a hydraulic shock that has an external jounce bumper, which will keep you from to run bumps soft as long as your tires don't contact the body. It has a large body for the shock, a larger piston and they're designed to hold up and take some off-road abuse. Now, like I said, this is a hydraulic shock. There are hydraulic and nitrogen shocks and there are a couple of big difference between the two of them. In any shock, there is fluid inside of it, and as you work the shock, you can get foaming and cavitation of that fluid, which will cause the shock to fade. The nitrogen charge inside of a nitrogen shock is there to keep that foaming from happening and keep the shock from fading. The down side to a nitrogen shock is that it rides a little bit stiffer than a hydraulic shock. That's why I prefer these hydraulic shocks over nitrogen on a Jeep. It gives a little bit more of a comfortable ride. However, if you are somebody who's doing high-speed desert racing going over a lot of washboards, maybe you want to look into a nitrogen shock so you have some control over your shock fade. Another component that's included in this lift kit is these brackets right over here, which are designed to lower your brake line bracket mounting points on the frame. And this is an inexpensive way to allow your suspension to fully droop at your new ride height without pulling your brake lines tight. Now in the back of the Jeep, this style bracket is perfectly fine. It gets the job done, there's nothing wrong with it, even much more expensive lift kits on the market include a bracket that's really similar. However, upfront, I don't really like these brackets. These cause you to have to straighten out some of the bends in the factory hard lines, which is something I'd rather not do. You can always pick up a longer set of brake lines for the front of the Jeep, although the installation is a little bit more difficult because you end up having to bleed the brake system. I personally would much prefer having those than bending the factory brake lines. So, like I said, for this lift kit, that's it, that's everything that's included. And if you install these parts on your Jeep, it'll lift it two and a half inches, and you can fit up to a 35-inch tire. However, there are a lot of other components that are included in other lifts, even lifts of this size, that can be added down the line to improve your ride, your handling, or the off-road performance of the Jeep. Anytime you lift a vehicle, you're going to move the axles off center a little bit if you don't add track bars or track bar brackets. So, that's something you can always add. Another thing that you could add would be sway bar disconnects to give yourself the maximum articulation off-road. And like I said before, these shocks include an external jounce bumper, but it's always a good idea to flex out suspension right after you do a lift like this, check your clearances and add bump stop extension where necessary. The installation of most lift kits is pretty similar. And the first step in getting this kit installed on your Jeep is to jack it up and support it by the frame. Then you can remove the tires and start disconnecting or loosening everything that keeps the axles from completely drooping. That's going to be your brake line brackets, your sway bars, track bars, and of course, your shocks. With a lift kit of this height, you probably won't have to disconnect the front drive shaft, however it is a possibility. Once you have all of those components loosened or removed, you can then lower the front axle all the way down until it maxes itself out. From there, the factory springs should just fall right out and you can go ahead and reinstall the new ones without the need for spring compressor. I always try to avoid using a spring compressor whenever possible and if you fully droop the axle, you shouldn't have to with a spring of this height. From there, you can then install your new shocks, your new drop brake line brackets, reattach your track bars and your sway bar and links, then it's just a matter of putting the tires back on it and you're finished. A couple of tips for installation. The nut that always bites me the most when I'm doing an installation on a JK is the front upper shock nut. It can be really tight to get in there with any type of tool, very difficult to get in there with heat or cut-off wheel if you a lot of rust, so I definitely recommend spraying that nut well before you get started with the installation with a good penetrating oil to give you the best chance of loosening it up. Because this kit does include new shocks, worst case scenario is you'll have to put a ton of leverage on it and break that nut off. Another tip for finishing up the installation is a good way to get your track bars lined up in the factory track bar mounts. After you install this lift, it can be a little bit difficult. My recommendation is to put the tires on the Jeep, get the Jeep sitting under its own weight, and then if you have somebody sit in the vehicle and turn the steering wheel, it'll move the track bar in the track bar bracket making it really easy to get that hole lined up. In the back, you obviously don't have a steering wheel to turn to help you line that up, but having a Jeep on the wheels under its own weight does make it a lot easier to push the Jeep using that leverage to help you get that bolt lined up. If you follow those installation tips and spray everything with a good penetrating oil well before you get started, the whole installation shouldn't take you more than three hours. You won't need any specialty tools to get this job done, just a torque set and some sockets. However, if you have access to air tools and to a lift, it'll speed things along. Also, having an extra set around is helpful but not necessary. Like I said before, the manufacturer suggests that you run a 35-inch tire with this lift kit, and I agree. We try to set 33s on here and obviously, we had no clearance issues, but you can pretty much run a 33 without a lift on your Jeep. So, in my opinion, the lift is a little bit too tall for a set of 33s. Thirty-fives with the proper back spacing don't have any issues with clearance when you flex the suspension or when you to turn lock to lock. You can squeeze a set of 37s on this Jeep if you plan on staying on the road and you don't need a lot of up travel, but it would also add some bump stop to make sure you keep the tires out of the fenders. I think this kit is priced really fairly for what you get. We've said it before, this is the minimum number of components you need to lift your Jeep and get it back on the road again, so you wouldn't expect it to carry the price tag of a lift kit that has a lot more components or even a lift kit that has one of those bigger brand names. However, if you're looking for something that's a budget lift kit, that's a basic lift kit that's going to get you started and get you rolling on bigger tires that you could add to and customize down the line, I see nothing wrong with starting out with a lift like this one. So, if you're looking to put a set of 35-inch tires under your Jeep and you want the basic lift kit that's going to give you room to grow and will keep you on a nice low budget at least to start out, this is a good starter lift kit, between the springs, the shocks and the brake line brackets, you have everything you need and it won't break the bank. So, that's my review of the Rough Country two-and-a-half-inch lift kit with shocks fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Kit Includes. The Rough Country 2.5-inch Suspension Lift Kit has front and rear lifted coil springs and high performance 2.2 series shocks.

    Functionality. This Jeep Wrangler JK lift kit increases the ground clearance and gives a rugged look to your vehicle. It helps accommodate up to 33-inch tires. This jeep suspension lift kit levels the front and the rear of your vehicle for a balanced ride.

    Fitment. This Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit with Shocks is designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door models.

    Technical Note. 2012 and newer JK Models will require the use of a Rough Country Exhaust Spacer Kit, part# 1030 to provide enough clearance for the front driveshaft.

    Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • Front & Rear Coil Springs
    • Shocks
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Lift Kit Specifications
    Year/Model: 2007-2018 JK Manufacturer: Rough Country
    Lift Type: Coil Spring Lift Height: 2.5"
    Shocks Included: Yes Max Tire Size: 35
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    Questions & Answers (16)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Is it recommended that I get anything else to go along with this kit? Sway bar end links? Sway bar disconnects? Bump stop extensions; if so how big? Adjustable track bar, front or rear?

    • The Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit w/ Shocks would not require any additional parts. However adding a front adjustable track bar would help support your front end and keep you axle more stable .

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    Will this fit with the Teraflex 1.5 in. Spacer Leveling Kit on a 2015 JK Sahara?

    • We would not recommend using a suspension lift in combination with a leveling kit. It would be best to go with a 4 inch suspension lift.

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    Why wouldn't this kit require longer front sway bar links when the 2 inch leveling kits do have a set of longer links for the front axle? Seems to me this would need them too being a taller lift than the 2.00 leveling kit.

    • This kit is designed to give a base at which to build and design their own lift, with sway bar links and other components to best fit their build. One of our experts over the phone or chat would be able to help with putting together the best set up for your build.

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    Does this lift kit have a warranty?

    • This Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit does carry a warranty, but each part is warrantied differently. The shocks would carry a 3 year warranty, while the coil springs would carry a 5 year warranty.

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    The video said this kit would accommodate 35" tires but reading below it says it will help accommodate 33" tires. Which one is it

    • The Rough Country 2.5 in Suspension Lift Kit W/ shocks are made for those who aren't to be able to run up to a 35-inch tire on your Jeep without the fear of rubbing.

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    10 More Questions
    Will this fit Wrangler Unlimiteds? specifically 2008 Unlimited X 4 door? 1 answer
    Does this kit work on the Rubicon with electronic sway bar disconnect? 1 answer
    I just replaced my shocks with standard shocks. Do I really need to chsnge them out? I also put on new stab links do I need longer ones? Jeep is really used for road use 1 answer
    Hi! i have a 2dr JKU and would like to run 33 inch tires. Should i get this 2.5 inch lift kit or should i get the Rough County1.75 inch lift w shocks? 1 answer
    Does this kit affect the towing capacity? It would seem like the larger springs would give you a boost. 1 answer
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    Will my stock sway bar links be ok to use with this lift? 1 answer
    Functionality: The description says " It helps accommodate up to 33-inch tires" yet the video recommends 35" tires and that 37" tires will also work on road. Which is correct, 33 or 35/37 statements? 1 answer
    WHAT IS THE WARRANTY ON LIFT KITS 1 answer
    Spring sag Just wondering about the spring sag. Is the spring wound tight enough to eliminate sag? Is the material's used heavy duty enough to last and not sag? Thanks. Also I noticed the year for the lift only goes to 2014. Will this work on a 2015? 1 answer

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    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Appearance 4.776316 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.789474 4.8
    • Onroad Ride Quality 4.539474 4.5
    • Offroad Capability 4.533333 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 09, 2018

      Easy install

      Great for the price, couldn’t afford the higher priced lift, yet. Easy with more than one person installing. It was the extra lift that it needed for Moab. Great brand

      AngeliqueM

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      October 22, 2018

      GREAT INVESTMENT

      Its a great product to make your jeep look better but also feel better.

      ColeC

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      October 09, 2018

      Great Lift

      The lift is really basic, but gets your vehicle off the ground for a minimal cost. It would have been nice to have sway bar end links, but for the price I can’t complain.

      BostonS

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 04, 2018

      Good, Quality Lift Kit

      This lift kit is a generally good kit. Easy to put on, and the instructions were clear enough. Not a lot of problems, and it looks great! The only problem I have with this lift is, when I get on the highway and get up to 70-80mph, my jeep feels flighty, and it’s kind of difficult to keep it straight/in the lane. I’m gonna do some research and see if I can find a simple way to fix it. Other than that, it’s a good lift!

      Amy

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      October 04, 2018

      Great kit, Jeep drives so much better

      Had stock suspension setup with heavy bumpers and a winch, roof rack, etc. Body roll and brake dive was ridiculous. This kit immediately fixed those issues. I paired with a leveling kit for extra inch of lift, and adjustable track bars front and rear. Handles on road like a beast now, can’t wait to take off road and see how she does. Would recommend the kit for sure. Did it myself with basic tools, air impact gun, and standard jack and jack stands. Took me about 6-7 hours total. First time doing suspension work and no issues so far. If I can do it you can too!

      AnthonyS

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 13, 2018

      Good Quality Lift

      This w lift was relatively easy to install and looks great. Gave my jeep a much better look over stock.

      GeorgiaJeep

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 08, 2018

      Just what I wanted.

      I wanted to lift AND LEVEL my stock Jeep. I don't plan on doing any major off road driving, but with this lift, it will allow me to go and play. Not to hard to install. I did the rear by myself (not recommended) and had a friend help with the front.

      DanW

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      August 01, 2018

      Works great

      This lift works great and is perfect for the application I intend to use it for which is a daily drivable streetable Jeep. It fits 35’s perfect with stock wheels. By far the easiest lift I’ve installed by myself but the instructions are very veague so unless you have some common sense with mechanical know how I wouldn’t recommend tackeling this yourself. It took me 3 hrs total time with a jack and 2 jack stands and impact gun

      JeffreyT

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      July 19, 2018

      Great

      Love the way my jeep looks. It is not overbearing in height but does change the aesthetics of the look and the ride is a lot smoother

      ClayW

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 10, 2018

      Best budget lift there is

      Provided the perfect amount of lift and leveled the jeep out nicely. The ride is a little more stiff but it’s definitely a good thing.

      CodyG

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 10, 2018

      Got the look I was after

      Only took 2 hours to install I’m not a mechanic I just enjoy tinkering for my mechanical background

      JimW

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 28, 2018

      Good stuff

      Easy to install in driveway. I did have to buy new sway bar arms to level out the sway bar.

      Jim

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 24, 2018

      Weak lift

      Simple install instructions not so clear rear springs are so weak they can't even hold up a 35 inch spare tire. I'm not sure why anybody would buy a lift for larger tires that the lift can't handle!

      RobertM

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 12, 2018

      Very nice kit

      I had to paint the coils red because I just had too. A note... you will need to replace the ball joints. I already had replaced them previously due to the larger wheels and tires but you will need to plan accordingly.

      WesS

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 29, 2018

      Rough Country 2.5 in

      Very easy install and nice ride. About 4 hrs to complete in my driveway.

      GregW

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 23, 2018

      Great Lift Kit

      Very simple and easy installation. Front end was slightly high to accommodate added weight (bumper/winch/etc.). Jeep rides very well with with lift installed. This was the 2.5" spring lift. I am running 285/75/18's (34.8"x11.2") tires with plenty of clearance.

      MCoyle

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 05, 2018

      Lift

      This lift made my jeep look and ride a lot better.

      BrianC

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 30, 2018

      Excellent lift kit

      I installed this lift kit basically it took me two hours and a half job I also got coil springs spacers from TeraFlex 1.5 inch.. The turnout was excellent gave me a 3.5 lift ..

      Kevin

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 25, 2018

      Great value buy.

      I was looking to get a suspension lift for my 2008 wrangler, and Extreme Terrain had me covered. After watching all of the review and installation videos I decided to go with the Rough Country 2.5 lift with coils and shocks. Suffice to say I am satisfied with the results.

      JustinC

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 14, 2018

      Dont forget

      Do yourself a favor and get compression clamps. Makes install much easier.

      frits

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (4)

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