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

Item J10226
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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

    MPN# 615.20

    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 (26)

        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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        If I have flat fender flares and this lift kit, will 33 in tires be able to clear? Thanks.

        • Depending on your wheel offset, you should be able to clear 33's with this lift and Flat fenders, however some minor additional trimming may be required, and you will not have full articulation.

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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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        10 More Questions
        Clearance Will this 2.5in lift kit with a 1in body lift be able to clear 33in tires with full articulation? 1 answer
        Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit w/ Shocks (87-95 Jeep Wrangler YJ) Item J10226 I saw in the install video that the 95 Jeep was on a rack and the Leaf spring was swung down to remove. Will these springs come off with just raising the Jeep with a floor jack and jack stands straight down to remove?? Thanks 0 answer
        "I have a 95 jeep wrangler jy 2 doors , will this lift with original tires size 1 answer
        Does this kit fit a 1992 Wrangler with a 2.5 , 5 speed, and MANUAL steering? 1 answer
        After this installation and 1 1/2" spacers behind rims what is the recommended max tire size I could put on my Jeep? I was told 31" by local tire store. Using standard 8" rims, Thanks, Roger 1 answer
        I can not get me track bar to align correctly after installing this lift kit? Do I need to get new track bars or relocation bracket? 1 answer
        How is the ride? Is this a decently smooth drive and is it better than the brand Pro-Comp? 1 answer
        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

          Customer Reviews (64) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.4

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Full Day

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Appearance 4.714286 4.7
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.460318 4.5
          • Onroad Ride Quality 4.444445 4.4
          • Offroad Capability 4.571429 4.6



          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            September 17, 2019

            great but needs track bar relocation brackets

            The lift went on easily besides some expected stuck bolts. A few months after the lift was put on, the springs started rubbing against the frame and slightly bending the shackles. I also had to replace the u joints after the lift was put on. Other than those minor things, great buy

            DirkH

            Year: 1991Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 11, 2019

            Well worth the $

            Installation instructions were easy to follow and it went well

            yellowjeep

            Year: 1992Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 05, 2019

            2.5 inch lift

            Looks great install was easy. However, they say no other modifications were necessary. I disagree I need to add a transfer case drop as the slip yoke was out and inch and a half and the angle on the rear driveline was too steep.

            RLuce

            Year: 1993Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 20, 2019

            Needing more Tire Space

            Great product. Delivered on time. The parts are worth the money. This item met my financial goals for this product. Havent tested the ride just yet... very soon!!

            NJ

            Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            May 14, 2019

            Rc 2.5” lift

            Kit seems to be good quality, rides well for a leaf spring kit. All required hardware was included and instructions were clear. The only thing I would improve is some of the u bolts were slightly to wide to go through the spring plates and had to be slightly bent to fit properly. Overall a very good kit for the money and I would buy it again.

            LukeJ

            Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 04, 2019

            Great bang for the buck!

            this kit gave my YJ just the right amount of lift for 31's and I cannot believe how much smoother the ride is compared to the stock suspension; the instructions were awful but Youtube has a ton of good vids that help. I would have given it 5 stars but I had to pay extra to order the transfer case drop kit (that comes with the 4" kit for the same price) and new spring eye bolts (trash your old ones, they are probably shot)....All in all, a great budget lift that does what it says it will and will improve your Jeep experience, if you are on the fence about this one (I was) , GET IT, you be happy!

            jeepranger

            Year: 1992Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 25, 2019

            1993 Yj

            Very easy to install and looks great and rides nice. Loosen back top bolt on shackles and you can slide the bottom bolt out instead of cutting it. Saves time.

            Kittod

            Year: 1993Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 05, 2019

            looks great

            looks great on my yj had to bend ubolts just alittle but well work it

            chittum yj

            Year: 1994Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            January 08, 2019

            Good product

            Got the job done, didnt take too long, instructions were easy enough to follow

            GabeP

            Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            January 02, 2019

            Overall happy

            The lift went on pretty easy and fit well. Track bars didn't line up when I was done so I had to buy extensions. Also had to buy longer brake lines but that was probably because of the longer shackles I had already installed. My original springs were flat so with the shackles I probably ended up with 4 to 5 inches of lift. I'm going to try a transfer case drop kit because of driveshaft vibration but am thinking that may not do it.

            EdwardM

            Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 4/5

            December 31, 2018

            LOOKING GOOD

            VERY PLEASED WITH PRODUCT, HARD TO RATE TIME TO INSTALL AS DID BALL JOINTS, BRAKES AND U-JOINTS AT SAME TIME. NEW 10.5-31 TIRES ALSO. SITS JUST RIGHT

            PeterH

            Year: 1987Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            December 20, 2018

            rough country 2.5

            Was easy to put in in my 1990 Jeep yj the only thing I had to do was to drop the transmission A inch it took me a little longer to put it in because I am disabled great product

            Kenneth

            Year: 1990Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            December 19, 2018

            Simple and quick

            It took me and a friend about 3 hours to install the lift. The two smaller U-bolts for the front had to be bent in about a 1/4” to fit the mounting plate but that was the only problem we had. Love the lift. Really simple install. Also added a transfer case drop of 1”

            SamuelM

            Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 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

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          • 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

            Helpful (7)

          • 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

            Helpful (5)

          • 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

            Drailsitton

            Year: 1994Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 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

            Helpful (6)

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