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Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit w/ Shocks (07-18 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

    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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    16 Questions / 4 Answers

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    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?

    PeterA

    • 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 .

      XTJames

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    Any updates on my sway bar link question? Why don't we need sway bar link extensions for this 2.5 lift when the 2 inch leveling kits supply extended links?

    DanK

    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.

    DanK

    Does this lift kit have a warranty?

    FabioA

    • 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.

      XTPaulS

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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

    SteveL

    • 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.

      XTDavidC

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    Will this fit Wrangler Unlimiteds? specifically 2008 Unlimited X 4 door?

    TylerS

    • Yes, the Rough Country 2.5" Suspension Lift kit w/Shocks will fit the Wrangler Unlimited and will work with your 2008 Unlimited X 4 door.

      XTJalisaB

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    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Appearance 4.833333 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.833333 4.8
    • Onroad Ride Quality 4.55 4.6
    • Offroad Capability 4.491526 4.5



    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 13, 2018

      Great entry lift

      This bolted up fairly easy, having access to a lift did help. Nitrogen shocks give a good quality ride, and will pay off as I add weight from bumpers, and winch. I purchased rear sway arms to help complete the lift as a first stage. Highly recommend this product. Instructions could be a little better. Only thing I did not realize is that the piston if exposed topside. I may add some covers later on just to dress it up

      TobyL

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 31, 2018

      Love it

      Kit does everything it’s suppose to. Install took an hour and a half with a lift and impact which made it so much easier. The hardest part was putting the front springs in, it took a few of us pushing down the opposite side of the axle enough to man handle the spring into place. Aside that everything went very smoothly and I’d recommend this kit to anyone to start out with. I rolled with 34s and haven’t had a problem yet.

      TylerS

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 11, 2018

      Great Product for a Great Price

      I have had this kit for about a month now and I love them. It only took me and my buddy a few hours to do and looks great. Super stable on the road and have held really well off-road. I would definitely recommend this product!

      ChristianP

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 24, 2018

      Great lift!

      Great ride quality and performance. Do yourself a favor and buy the exhaust spacers and rear sway bar links and move the rears to the front.

      MichaelL

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 26, 2018

      Captain

      User friendly I had the springs and shocks installed in less than 3 hours No special tools needed Done it right in my driveway With a jack and 2 jack stands

      ThomasK

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      January 23, 2018

      It’s great

      It looks good and feels good, I have no problem with my kit whatsoever

      CannegiaG

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 08, 2018

      Rough Country 2.5 Lift

      Easy to install, premium suspension components. Completed install without spring compressor. Jeep handled extremely loose so I ordered and installed the rough country track bar bracket that goes with the lift kit. It would be better if rough country just included the track bar bracket into this kit. Jeep looks great and handles smooth on the road and firm through trails.

      JeffB

      Year: 2011Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      November 23, 2017

      Mr mike

      Excellent product Vehicle look like a tank now I love it

      Mike

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 17, 2017

      Awesome

      Easy install, great look and ride. Recommend to all jeepers who still use the jeep for traveling to work. Rides way better than stock.

      DaveM

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 12, 2017

      Great lift kit.

      Took 3 hours to install, gave it a great look. Would recommend adding sway bar links.

      TravisP

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      November 09, 2017

      Rough Country

      Lift was perfect height. Wrangler looks rugged with a smooth ride. No need for coil spacers.

      PaulH

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 02, 2017

      RC - 2.5" Suspension lift

      Not a bad starter suspension lift kit. It was straight forward to install, no weird issues that came up during. However, I would highly recommended having someone help with getting the new springs in, as you'll need to really push down on the opposite end of the axle in order to clear just enough space to muscle the new springs in - and that goes for the front and rear. Install took about 6 hours. Although it's not required, I would highly recommend getting replacement sway bar end links and/or an upgraded track bar that accommodates the height of the lift, so that your Jeep won't experience the infamous Death Wobble.

      ST

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 15, 2017

      Somewhat simple

      Took a little longer than expected but it all just pops in, you just might have to motivate some parts of the suspension more than others. pleased with the lift. Wish the stickers on the shocks would have been placed better to view them from a distance, and having shocks for the boots would have been nice too

      SamuelG

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      October 04, 2017

      Good budget lift if you can get the correct parts

      I purchased this lift due to my last rough country lift working out well. I got started on the lift myself and the back went together nicely. I rented a spring compressor tool from auto zone ( as others have said it would be needed ) and it really helped out. I got to the front and only after finishing up on the first one I realized the nuts that hold the top of the shock to the vehicle were the wrong thread. So I called rough country and no questions asked they sent me a new set of nuts. When I looked at them they sent the wrong ones again. So I went to a local nut and bolt supplier and purchased them myself. The next day I called rough country just to inform them that they needed to look into this issue and the guy on the phone didn't seem to care about the issue since I took it upon myself to get new hardware. After finishing it the look is great and the ride is good also.

      nate1919

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 28, 2017

      Great bang for the money

      Great lift for the money.... Ride is actually better after the lift.

      DeanR

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 28, 2017

      Great Value

      Great product! Easy install. A week in and could not be happier!! Definenetely recommend!!

      VladlenG

      Year: 2012Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

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