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Merideth: Hey, guys. So, today, we're checking out the Rough Country 2.5-inch Suspension Lift Kit with the Premium N3 Shocks, fitting all 2007 to 2018 four-door JK Wranglers.Now, if you are in search of an affordable way to lift your JK, create a better-looking and more functional stance, while also allowing you to mount up to a 33-inch tire, then this will be a great choice to check out. This kit will be great for anybody who wants more than just a spacer lift but doesn't want the cost or commitment of a full all-out suspension kit.Now, this kit keeps it simple and to the point, which I personally really like, doing a great job of getting rid of the factory rake in the front, which will help even out the jeep stance and also significantly increase the JK's ground clearance, making it a lot more functional in off-road situations.Now, when it comes to tire size, a 33-inch tire will fill out the wheel well very nicely while still having a decent amount of clearance in the wheel well for a bit of articulation in your suspension. Nonetheless, this will just be a great choice if you're looking to pick up or fit a larger tire for a more aggressive look on your JK and, of course, need that extra ground clearance for taking your jeep out on the trail.Now, this kit will come with all the main components. It is going to be pretty simple when it comes to what's included in the kit, but this will give you everything that you need in order to achieve a lift and get some more responsive driving with a taller coil spring and a longer shock for all four corners.The shocks included are the Premium N3 shocks by Rough Country, which will be nitrogen-charged for a more responsive ride, and they'll have very durable shock housings and seals to make sure that they hold up on both the street and off-road. Now, this will also come with brake-line drop brackets for all four corners as well to, of course, accommodate for that added height.Now, when it comes to price, this kit will sit at roughly $500 making it a very affordable way to get a 2.5-inch lift on your jeep, when it comes to the suspension.Now, when comparing this to other choices on the page, on one hand, you'll see that some more budget-friendly options will come with usually just spacers or minimal components in the kit, in comparison to this one. On the other hand, more expensive choices will usually come with more components. So, you'll see control arms, sway-bar end links, and you may also see some upgraded components in comparison to this. So, instead of this monotube shock, you'll see reservoir shocks or shocks that are adjustable.Now, choosing a lift comes down to what you need for your personal application. So, if you're in search of a middle-ground option with everything that you need to get your JK lifted at a solid height, for more capability and taller tires without breaking the bank, then this is gonna be a good choice.Now, the install will be a three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. And one of our installers here is gonna show you how to get through that step-by-step. So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review, let's go ahead and get into the install.Man: Tools required for this install include an impact gun, a couple of 18-millimeter wrenches, a 14 and 11-millimeter wrench. And 19, 18, 16, 11, and 10-millimeter sockets. An extension, a 3/8-inch ratchet, a pry bar, a spring compressor, a jack, and a couple of jack stands.What's up, guys. Today, we're gonna be installing a lift kit on our Wrangler JK. So, let's get right to it. So, our first step's gonna be to disconnect our sway-bar end link. So, we can take two 18-millimeter wrenches and get that off. So, now a little pro tip is you can go ahead and get yourself a jack up on the hub, that will make it easier to pull that bolt through. And now we can move on to loosening our bottom strut bolt. So, it's gonna be those same two 18-millimeter wrenches.So, now we can work on our top strut nut. So, we can use a 14-millimeter wrench and get that off. So, since it's kinda tight up here, we can go ahead and get a wrench on there. And then we can slide this out and we can twist while we have our wrench up top, and it'll loosen that nut. So, now we can remove our brake-line holder. So, we can pop this out of the bracket, and then it's gonna be a 10-millimeter bolt. So, now we're ready to remove our spring. So, we can unload our jack from the axle, push down a little bit. And now that we have our spring out, we can repeat that same uninstall procedure on the other side.So, now, coming to the rear, our first step's gonna be to remove this brake-line bracket. And this one's gonna be a 10-millimeter screw. Now we can disconnect the bottom of our strut. So, we'll get an 18-millimeter wrench and 18-millimeter socket. Now, our next step is gonna be to remove these two 16-millimeter bolts, and we can pull our shock out. Now we can remove our sway-bar end link. So, we can get an 18-millimeter wrench on the back side and 18-millimeter socket. And now we can remove our spring. And we can repeat that same process on the other side.So, now's the time to get yourself a spring compressor and a buddy. So, you can compress the spring, get it lined up, have a buddy step down on the axle to give you some clearance. And we can wiggle our spring into place. So, we can feed our spring through the top, and then you can have a buddy stick a pry bar in through here, have them step down on it, and it will give us that leverage we need to slide our spring in.So, now we can loosen our spring compressor a little bit, get everything lined up, and then release our tension. So, now we can assemble our shock. So, we'll take a plate, slide on. Then we'll take this rubber isolator, and this top piece is gonna go through up here. And we can take our thicker bushing and another one of our plates, slide it through up top. And we can throw our knot right on top. Now we can get our 14-millimeter wrench back on our top nut and spin our strut. So, now, with our hub jacked up, we can go ahead and slide through our lower strut bolt and reinsert our nut on the back. And then we can take an 18-millimeter wrench, get it on the nut, and 18-millimeter socket.Now, our next step's gonna be to install our brake-line relocation bracket. So, we can line up the top, we're gonna reuse the factory screw here. Now we can tighten that down with a 10-millimeter. Now we can get our bolt and a washer. And then we'll get another washer and a locking nut on the backside. And now this one's gonna be an 11-millimeter wrench and an 11-millimeter socket. Tighten that down. And now we can reinstall our sway-bar end link and feed our bolt through. Get our nut on the back side. And then we can come back in with our 18-millimeter wrenches and get this snugged down.So, our last step on the front is gonna be to slide our wheel speed sensor back into the bracket. Now, I won't line up with the top ridge here but you can run a zip tie around the backside of this bracket and the front of the line to hold it in place better. And then, once you finish with that, you can repeat that same exact process on the other side.So, now we're ready to install our spring. So, we can get our factory rubber top hat and then slide this into place. So, now we can reconnect our sway-bar end link. We can get our 18-millimeter wrenches and tighten this down. Right now we can get our strut into position, reinsert our bottom bolt. And once again, we can come back in with our 18-millimeter wrenches...and now we can reinstall our two 16-millimeter bolts. Now we can install our brake-line extender bracket. So, we'll reuse that factory 10-millimeter bolt up top...and then we can take our screw with the washer, slide it through, and then get our washer and our locking nut on the backside. And then we can take an 11-millimeter wrench and 11-mil socket to tighten that up. And now we can go back and fully tighten everything and repeat that same process on the other side.Merideth: So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review and the install on the Rough Country 2.5-inch suspension lift kit with the premium N3 shocks, fitting all 2007 to 2018 four-door JK Wranglers. 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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Kit Includes. The Rough Country 2.5-inch Suspension Lift Kit has front and rear lifted coil springs and premium N3 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.
Application. 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.
Rough Country 67930
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What's in the Box
|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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