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Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit w/ Shocks (87-95 Jeep Wrangler YJ)

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  • Item J10226
  • MPN# 615.20

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Helps Lift Your Vehicle Up to 2.5 Inches
    • Levels the Vehicle's Front with the Rear for Enhanced On/Off Road Performance
    • Provides Better Articulation on Rough Terrains
    • Double Tapered with Teflon Pad Inserts for Added Comfort
    • 100 Percent Bolt-On, No Drill Installation
    • Includes Nitro 2.0 Shocks
    • Designed for Use on 1987-1995 Wrangler YJ Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Kit Contains. The Rough Country 2.5" Suspension Lift Kit includes front and rear new leaf springs, u-bolts, bushings and front Hydro 8000 shocks. These accessories not only lift your vehicle by up to 2.5 inches, but also level its front with the rear for enhanced on- and off-road performance.

    Superior Performance. These new leaf springs provide better articulation while travelling on rough terrains. They are double tapered with Teflon pad inserts for a comfortable driving experience. You'll get the ride you're looking for with the included Nitro 2.0 Shocks and be able to conquer any terrain.

    Hassle-free Installation. This Rough Country lift kit includes installation hardware and instructions for easy assembly. It provides 100-percent bolt-on, no drill installation.

    Fitment. This Rough Country 2.5'' lift kit is designed for use with Jeep Wrangler YJ 1987-1995 models.

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

    Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Details

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    What's in the Box
  • 2.5" Lift Leaf Springs
  • Front & Rear Nitro Shocks
  • Hardware
  • Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Lift Kit Specifications
    Year/Model: 1987-1995 YJ Manufacturer: Rough Country
    Lift Type: Leaf Spring Lift Height: 2.5"
    Shocks Included: Yes Max Tire Size: 32
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    Questions & Answers (19)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    If I were to buy this 2.5 inch lift would I need brake line relocation brackets, different/ longer pitman arm, other drive train parts, or anything else? I am mostly concerned about the pitman arm. Thanks

    • With a 2.5 inch lift, it is recommended that brake line relocation brackets are installed. A pitman arm at that height is unnecessary. Drive train parts would not be necessary at that size lift either.

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    Is there a way to measure my current leaf springs to determine if I currently have a lift or if its the factory set?

    • There are ways to measure the leaf springs to see if you would have a lift or not. But, the easiest way to tell if there is a lift is to take the Jeep to level ground and measure from the ground to the body of the the jeep. A stock Jeep sits 18" from the ground.

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    Is this lift good for off roading ?

    • The Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit will work well in off road situations and will allow you to fit up to a 32" tire

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    What does full articulation mean??? I'm trying to pick the right lift for my yj n don't know what it means......

    • Hello, Axle articulation is vertical wheel travel – as in, how far the axle can move up and down relative to the chassis. Articulation is what allows the vehicle keep all four tires in contact with the ground on rough terrain, which provides better stability and allows the vehicle to maintain traction. On a solid axle vehicle like a Jeep, as one side of the axle is forced up, the opposite side is pushed down as the suspension conforms to the terrain so that maximum traction and stability is maintained. It is one of the most important factors in determining if a vehicle can get over an obstacle.

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    Clearance Will this 2.5in lift kit with a 1in body lift be able to clear 33in tires with full articulation?

    • The Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit w/ Shocks (87-95 Wrangler YJ) with a 1in body lift would allow for proper clearance to run 33in tires, however, you would not have full articulation. For full articulation you would need a complete 3.5in suspension lift. A great option would be FABTECH 3.5 IN. PERFORMANCE LIFT KIT W/ SHOCKS (87-95 WRANGLER YJ); Item #J101560, which can be found here: http://www.extremeterrain.com/fabtech-3-5-perf-shocks-k4022.html.

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    10 More Questions
    I have my stock suspension on my Jeep and it rides rough on the road I can feel every bump. Will this kit make it a smoother ride? 1 answer
    In many of the customer photos posted here for this product, the Jeep seems to be lower in the back, squating just a little. Is there a recommended leveling kit to correct this? 1 answer
    There is conflicting information in the product description, video and what's in the box. One says 2 front hydro shocks, another says 4 Nitro shocks. which is it?? Thanks! Brian 1 answer
    If i am starting with a bone stock 95 YJ and put this kit on, will i need to do anything with the drive train? like a longer one? or anything? 1 answer
    Would you have full articulation with a 2in body lift and this 2.5in suspension lift to run 33in tires? 1 answer
    What track bar could you use with this kit in a 87? 1 answer
    Are these a factory OE style bushing, or poly bushings that will squeak in a year? 1 answer
    Will this lift kit work with stock shackles or do I need a taller shackle? 1 answer
    What is the biggest tire I can install after using a 2.5 suspension lift kit on my yj 1 answer
    How big of a suspension lift can I go without any modifications to the running gear I.E. transmission/transfer case drop, new driveshafts? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (51) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Appearance 4.666667 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.411765 4.4
    • Onroad Ride Quality 4.392157 4.4
    • Offroad Capability 4.54902 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      December 09, 2018

      Perfect lift height

      I am very pleased with the outcome. Was the look I wanted. Took me 7 hours for the front. 5 hours for the rear. (By myself) Get an alignment when you are done.

      JohnC

      Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      October 30, 2018

      Good bit of hardware.

      I purchased and installed this kit on my little 95 Rio Grande edition, and it was everything I expected. Decent quality for the price, certainly. I bought some boots to go with the new shocks too, which was a good investment that I would recommend as well. One thing to keep in mind, depending on the exact year and configuration of your Jeep you might have some issues with the rear drivetrain using this kit and the stock rear “slip yoke”. The driveline angle on my Jeep was just too much for the stock u-joints/drive shaft to handle very well. So, my next project is to go with a S.L.E. and a new rear driveshaft combo (no fault of the kit, I suppose you could get away with installing a lowering kit for your transfer case and tranny). Just be aware that with this kit installed you will be at the very limits of what your stock driveline setup can handle. With the addition of a different size tire, you are pushing your luck for sure. I have installed a set of 31” AT tires with this rig, and it looks and works out perfect. Good luck!

      AshA

      Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 18, 2018

      Spring and shock kit

      I ordered and received the kit in a very timely time. It totally changed the ride of my 95 yj 2.5L jeep. It is a great product. The only problem I found were the wider U- bolts on the front of the jeep were to short. I had to purchase two longer U- bolts. Other than that great product. It was the 2.5” lift I believe it raised it 4”.

      DonW

      Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      October 03, 2018

      2 1/2” lift on 1990 YJ

      After springs settled in the vehicle sits perfectly level. The ride is as expected and quite comfortable. Impressed with how smooth the shocks dampen pot holes and bumps. If it weren’t for the unusable u-bolts I would have given 5 stars. They were too wide for axle so used the old. Definitely a two man project. About five hours without air tools.

      RogerM

      Year: 1990Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 08, 2018

      2 and a 1/2 inch lift

      Did not come with all hardware nuts and bolts except are Other than that I'm satisfied

      JimH

      Year: 1987Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      September 07, 2018

      Lift

      I installed the 2.5 lift on my Jeep and loved it. Not only did it make it look great but it rides like new again. Thanks for a great product

      DwayneS

      Year: 1994Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      August 14, 2018

      Great product

      Shipped on time. Pretty straight forward install. Instructions not as clear as one would expect.

      JohnF

      Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 10, 2018

      Awesome

      I love this product!!! Very easy to install!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      DennisW

      Year: 1991Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      July 11, 2018

      All day project

      I decided to install the kit on my 94 yj myself. About 30 min into it my air compressor died so I was left with hand tools. I had to improvise with ratchet straps and blocks to situate the leaf springs into place. All in all it took my about 10 hours to install. After a Little drive around the block I re tightened everything and she’s been good and smooth on the highway and Offroad. Actual lift it gave me was more like 3 inches since the old suspension was flat. A good product I’d recommend to anyone.

      TaynW

      Year: 1994Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 31, 2018

      Easy

      This is definitely an easy and cheap lift to put on for a nice stance. Recommend this lift for people on a budget and looking for some clearance.

      AndrewR

      Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 22, 2018

      Great lift

      Looks great and proforms great to loving it very easy to install

      ShaunB

      Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 03, 2018

      92 yj

      Got exactly what the description said was there. Looks good and rides well on and off road. Good upgrade after I blew a stock spring.

      MasonV

      Year: 1992Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 26, 2018

      Didn’t level the front with the back

      Install was easy , new bolts around, haven’t been able to test it out yet, other problems to fix first. The jeep doesn’t look level , disappointed with that, will update once I hit the road.

      PaulB

      Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      April 08, 2018

      Great suspension lift!

      Great lift, install took a good bit of time but was well worth it! I would recommend this lift to anyone with a YJ Wrangler!

      GW

      Year: 1994Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 23, 2018

      Lift kit

      Great eazy to install. Just buy all new bolt before starting this way you can cut out old one and on the round in 2 hours. Love it

      DavidR

      Year: 1994Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      March 22, 2018

      Self install in 18 houres

      Made the ride lots better and improve the overall look of my 1990 jeep yj...was not fun to install make sure you allow your self plants of install time

      AaronS

      Year: 1990Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      January 11, 2018

      Great choice !

      Great ride on the street and absolutely awesome in The dirt . The shocks and springs are a great combination. Came with all the hardware so The insulation was straightforward ( I pushed it hard through the wash can’t wait to do it again !!! )

      JimB

      Year: 1992Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      November 08, 2017

      Rough Country 2.5in Suspension Kit 87-95 yj

      Kit was well put together just be prepared to cut the leaf to frame bolts on all corners. Also don't tighten all u bolts until axles are centered on leafs.

      ChrisV

      Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      October 23, 2017

      Good kit

      with this kit you're able to do off-road stuff, but still very stable in the highway, also a little bumpy doing dirt road

      Antonio

      Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      October 15, 2017

      Lift kit

      Love the lift kit. Took a few days to put in but all in all wrath it. I ended up cutting off the old leaf springs and some of the U bolts. I do think putting longer brake lines how to smart I had to use two jacks and my high- jack what I bought with the lift kit what was a lifesaver. It's been three weeks and it rides great took it off road and it was a blast how buy again

      Ethan

      Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

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