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Rough Country 2.5 Inch Suspension Lift Kit w/ Performance 2.2 Shocks (97-06 4.0L Jeep Wrangler TJ)

Item J20469
ExtremeTerrain no longer carries the Rough Country 2.5 Inch Suspension Lift Kit w/ Performance 2.2 Shocks (97-06 4.0L Jeep Wrangler TJ). Please check out Jeep 3-3.75" Lift Kits for an updated selection.
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    Product Information

    Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


    • Suspension Lift
    • 2.5 Inch Lift
    • 33 Inch Max Tire Size
    • Coil Springs
    • Performance 2.2 Shocks Included
    • Fits 1997 - 2006 TJ 6 Cylinder Wranglers


    Please note: All Rough Country products are subject to a handling fee

    Lift Specs. Rough Country's 2.5 inch Lift Kit with Performance 2.2 Shocks improves ground clearance while able to accommodate 33 inch tires. It's exactly what you need for added clearance when traversing the trails as well as towering over those other 4x4s you end up parked adjacent to.

    Lift Construction. Not only does this kit look great, but Rough Country's shocks are built as tough of your Jeep. The shocks house a chrome hardened piston rod for improved performance.

    Application. This Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit with Performance 2.2 Shock is designed to bolt on the 1997 - 2006 TJ Wranglers with the 6 cylinder engine.

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

    Fitment: Details

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


    Customer Reviews (11)

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    Ratings Summary

    4.9 out of 5 overall rating from 11 customers

    Installation Time: Full Day

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    • November 20, 2018

      5 2000 Wrangler - RobertC Installation Time: Afternoon

      Good company

      Very nice product, easy to install , also great if you don’t want to go too crazy

      Helpful (2)
    • December 11, 2017

      5 2002 Wrangler - DanielL Installation Time: Weekend

      Stop reading the reviews and buy it

      This lift made my jeep look super aggressive and I love it. Just be prepared to spend some time with your Jeep in order to install this lift. Its a fairly simple install but if your jeep is like mine (2002), you will run into problems with rust and things that do not want to come off, no matter how much you cry. Overall worth my money, time and tears!

      Helpful (5)
    • December 05, 2017

      5 1999 Wrangler - SamS Installation Time: Afternoon

      perfect lift

      This gave my jeep the lift I needed. Install wasn't horrible but definitely takes two people if your just using basic hand tools working on a garage floor.

      Helpful (5)
    • August 22, 2017

      5 2001 Wrangler - BrookA Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $250-$500

      Perfect - for our TJ

      The kit pieces all work well together; gives our TJ just the right stance and clearance that we were looking for. The ride quality has improved 100, feels like a new Jeep!

      Helpful (5)
    • June 07, 2017

      5 1998 Wrangler - MarkM

      98 TJ RC 2.5

      I went with this lift because my 98 TJ was riding on all stock suspension with 158K on the clock. Shocks wee really shot and it was sitting lower than my buddies stock 97. I also have 3.07 gears and a 4" RC lift with 35's isn't an option until I get gears. My jeep came up 3-3.5 inches and rides really smooth without all the mushy flopping from side to side. I'm very pleased with the RC 2.5 kit., until I get gears and can put 35's on my jeep.

      Helpful (5)
    • May 06, 2017

      5 2005 Wrangler - Tgaleshep Installation Time: Afternoon

      Surprise ride.

      Installed this new 2 1/2" lift kit with gas filled shocks on my son's '05 Wrangler with the anticipation of a stiffer ride as a result of the increased lift. Much to my surprise and satisfaction the ride was actually a little smoother and the handling much better! Super product which I highly recommend. Great price point too!

      Helpful (6)
    • November 09, 2016

      5 1999 Wrangler - Kitcoon Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $250-$500

      Black Sahara

      This lift was perfect for my jeep! I had my mechanic install it. Took him 1day due rusty parts from Michigan winters.

      Helpful (6)
    • August 19, 2015

      5 2003 - cap304 Installation Time: Afternoon

      Great price and product

      Great product and price. The springs went on with a spring compressor for struts. The one for a jeep won't work. So if you are going to rent one get the right one. Took about four hours with a break for dinner.

      Helpful (8)
    • August 03, 2015

      5 2005 - Chops3309 Installation Time: Afternoon

      Easy installation

      It took me and a friend 3-4 hours to install, mainly to rusted bolts.I would make sure that you have a spring compressor, makes the job go easier. Just the right look and stance I wanted. I would fully recommend this product.

      Helpful (7)
    • July 18, 2015

      4 2001 - TIM61 Installation Time: Full Day

      Great looking jeep with my new lift.

      Couldn't be happier with the way my jeep looks after the lift kit was put in.Handles well on and off the road.Looking forward to adding taller tires.

      Helpful (5)

    Questions & Answers (7 answers)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Would this lift kit fit a 33x12,5 inch tire?

    • Hello, yes, with a 2.5" Lift you will be able to clear 33" inch tires on a TJ.

    Helpful (3)

    Is there anything else thats suggested to buy with this lift?

    • No, when lifting your TJ 2.5 inches you should be able to just add coil springs and shocks, anything over 2.5 inches may require additional modification to your suspension and driveline.

    Helpful (3)

    What tire size should you ran with this lift for max performance? 31x10.5 or a 33x12.5

    • Extreme Terrain no longer carries the Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit w/ Performance 2.2 Shocks. To better assist you with your purchase, please give our customer service representatives a call at 1-877-870-8556. Extreme Terrain hours of operation are from 8:30 am until 11 pm Eastern time, 7 days a week.     

    Helpful (0)

    Can this be used on a 97 Tj w/ a 4cyl?

    • Yes, this Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit w/ Performance 2.2 Shocks can be used with your 4 cylinder, but the springs are weighted for the 6 cylinder engine, so your Jeep may be incorrectly in comparison to springs rated for your engine.

    Helpful (0)

    does any one make an air suspension system that will work with this lift kit? I have an air system already installed on my stock 2000 suspension. I just had one of the air bags develop a leak. before I simply replace it I would like to ad the extra ground clearance that a kit like this would afford me. However I'd hate to discard the air system since it's already installed and otherwise operational. any thoughts?

    • At this time we do not offer any air suspension kits that would be compatible with lifts.

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    2 More Questions
    will this work with the RC 1.25 in body lift kit? If it does, are there any other parts I may need? 1 answer
    what is the largest size tire you can use after a 2.5 in lift? 1 answer

    Installation & What's in the Box

    Installation Info

    What's in the Box

    • (2) Front Lifted Coil Springs
    • (2) Rear Lifted Coil Springs
    • (4) Performance 2.2 Series Shocks

    Tech Specs

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