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Rough Country 3.25 in. Suspension Lift Kit w/ Shocks (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 Door)

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    Features, Videos & Details

    • Accommodates Up to 35" Tires
    • Provides Extra Ground Clearance
    • Enhances the Jeep’s Off-Road Performance
    • Designed For 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2-Door Models

    Review & Installation Video

    I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Rough Country three and a quarter inch Lift Kit with Shocks, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This kit is available for both two-door and four-door JKs, so make sure you get the right one for your Jeep. This lift is a good way to inexpensively fit 35-inch tires under your Jeep. It includes the minimum number of components that you need to lift the Jeep, put larger tires under it, and get it back on the road, all at a minimum price. The components that are included are quality, and it'll get the job done, but there's definitely some room for growth. So as you use your Jeep and you find the limitations of the suspension, you can modify it and customize it to work exactly the way you need it to. Like I said, the kit does include everything you need to get back on the road and rolling again. Part of the lift kit are these two and a half inch lift coil springs, and three quarter inch coil spring spacers that make up your total three and a quarter inches of lift. You have shocks front and rear, extended rear sway bar and links, brake line brackets, and a rear track bar bracket. Now there are some parts that you can always add to this lift kit as you see fit. One of those parts are bump stop extensions. Anytime you're doing suspension work, you want to fully flex the suspension and make sure you don't have any clearance issues. You also want to make sure that you're not going to fully compress the shock, which can damage it. Fully compress a spring, or put into coil bind, which again can damage it. Or put a tire up into the body, which can damage the fender flare or pop one off. This kit does include some rubber isolators on the shocks, which will help to keep them from fully compressing and damaging a shock. But I still recommend having traditional bump stop extensions added to the Jeep. Another component that isn't included in this kit, that I always recommend for a lift kit of this height, would be some sort of geometry and pinion correction, especially for the front of the Jeep. Anytime you're lifting the suspension, you're rolling the axle, which will get your caster out of spec, which can cause a bit of a flighty feel going down the highway because the steering wheel doesn't quite want to re-center. And it can also change your pinion angle, which can cause driveline vibrations and excessive wear of U joints and other driveshaft components. If that is a concern of yours, once you have this lift kit installed, you can always go ahead and add geometry correction brackets or different control arms. The springs that are included in this lift kit provide two and a half inches of lift, and they're going to be stiffer, which means they're going to hold up to extra weight from bumpers, armor, winches, and large spare tires a little bit better than those factory springs will. The shocks that are included in this kit are going to be sized properly for the new lifted suspension, so you're still going to get the maximum up and down travel. As you can see, the shocks don't have any sort of band or anything that's limiting them from extending on them right now, and they're not extending automatically. And that's because these are a hydraulic shock, and not a nitrogen-charged shock. A nitrogen-charged shock has a few benefits over hydraulic. The nitrogen in the shock will keep the liquid in the shock from foaming up and cavitating when it's worked really, really hard. That cavitation can cause shock failure. The downside to a nitrogen-charged shock is they can ride a little bit stiffer. So the hydraulic shocks are included in this kit are going to ride a little bit softer, and be a little bit more comfortable, but you're not going to have the added benefit of the nitrogen in the shock to keep the shock from foaming and fading over time. For most of us that go off road, a hydraulic shock is perfectly fine, and it's actually a more comfortable ride than a nitrogen shock. However, if you're somebody who's doing high speed desert racing, over washboards, that type of thing, you might be more interested in the nitrogen shock to keep it from fading. Like everything else in this lift kit, the rear track bar bracket that's included will get the job done. It's not going to be quite as beefy as some of the track bar brackets that are included in other Rough Country kits or in other kits on the market. So if you find you have a little bit of sway in the back of the Jeep, it could be from this bracket flexing. However, it'll definitely get the job done. It'll allow you to use that factory rear track bar, and it'll get you back on the road again. And it has an adjustment for roll center, which is a nice feature. Keeping with the theme of getting the job done, but leaving a little room for improvement, are the brake line relocation brackets. As you can see, they're really simple relocation brackets. And in the back of the Jeep, they'll definitely get the job done without a problem. Even some of the higher end kits include a bracket really similar to this, and there's no problem in the back. But in order to use these brackets up front, you actually have to straighten out the factory hard brake lines, which I'm not really a fan of doing. I personally would recommend adding a new, longer brake line to the front of the Jeep, which will keep you from having to straighten out the hard lines, and make sure that the brake lines aren't going to go taut under full droop. Finally, along with all the hardware you need to get this bolted into the Jeep, the kit does include new longer rear sway bar end links. From the factory, the rear sway bar end links are longer than the ones in the front of the Jeep. So Rough Country includes new, longer rear links, allowing you to move the factory rears to the front, giving you that little bit of additional length that you need for this lift. If you're somebody who plans on going off road a lot, you'll probably end up upgrading the front sway bar end links to some sort of quick disconnect down the line, but these'll work for now. Getting the lift kit installed on this Jeep was pretty straightforward, because it installs much like any other lift kit would. The first step is to support the Jeep from the frame, and then remove or loosen all the components that keep the axle from completely drooping. On this Jeep, that's going to be the front and rear sway bar links, the track bars, front driveshaft, brake line brackets, emergency brakes, and the breathers for both front and rear differentials. And of course the shocks, because you're replacing the shocks with this lift kit. Once you have all of those components loosened or removed, you'll be able to lower the axles down, and the old springs will fall right out. In fact, you'll have enough room to re-install the new springs with the coil spring spacers, all without the need for a coil spring compressor. I always like to try and avoid using a coil spring compressor whenever possible, because they can get a little cumbersome when you're in the tight space in a wheel well, and they always make me a little bit nervous when they're under load. Now that you have the longer coil springs and coil spring spacers installed, you can move on to installing the supplied sway bar end links. Again, the kit supplies end links for the rear of the vehicle, and you're going to take the factory rear sway bar end links, and move those to the front. As you continue putting on new components, you'll install the brake line relocation brackets. In the rear of the vehicle they'll bolt right up, but in the front, like we mentioned before, you will have to do a little bit of work straightening out the factory hard lines. At this point, you can re-install the new longer shocks that come with the lift kit. The bolt that fights me the most when doing one of these installs, especially on an older Jeep that has some rust, is the front upper shock mount bolt. So I definitely suggest spraying that liberally with a good penetrating oil a few days before you start the install, if at all possible. Because it is a really tight space, so if the bolt's stubborn, it's really hard to get in there with heat or with a cutoff wheel. Nine times out of ten, when they're really rusty, we end up just breaking them off. From there, you can re-install the front driveshaft, and put wheels and tires on the Jeep, and get it back under its own weight. For those of you following along at home, you might have noticed I didn't mention track bars, and there's a reason for that. I always like to re-connect the track bars with the weight of the vehicle on the ground, because it makes getting those bolts lined up a lot easier. On the rear, you're going to install the supplied rear track bar bracket, that again has three different mounting holes for a different roll center. But in the front, there's no bracket, and if you're using your factory track bar, it can be a little bit difficult to get it lined up. My suggestion for this is to have somebody get in the vehicle, turn the key to the on position so the steering wheel's unlocked. Then as you turn the steering wheel back and forth, it'll very easily move the whole body and frame on top of the axle. That allows you to get that bolt lined up really, really easily without having to fight it. I've tried all different things in the past, from ratchet straps to having people stand on the bumper and bounce up and down. This is by far the easiest way to do this. The whole install should take you about six hours, and you can do this in your driveway with just floor jacks, and jack stands, and some regular hand tools. However, if you have access to some other tools, it'll definitely speed the process up. Having air tools, a lift, and an extra set of hands around will definitely smooth out the process. As with any major suspension work, after you get everything done, you want to check your clearances. You'll flex the suspension to make sure you're not going to have a tire contact the body, or fully compress a shock or a spring, which can cause damage. Another area to check your clearances on is the front driveshaft and the hot exhaust. On some of the newer Jeeps, the driveshaft gets really close to the exhaust. And after you lift it, and especially when you're fully drooping the front suspension, it can get really close and cause damage to the driveshaft boot. If you do have that issue, don't worry. It's a cheap and easy fix by installing a new exhaust spacer kit. Like I said in the beginning, this lift kit includes the minimum number of parts that you need to run larger tires on the Jeep, and get it rolling down the road again. But it also does it at a really reasonable price. In my opinion, because of the quality of the components included in this kit, it's definitely worth the cost if you're looking for an inexpensive starter lift kit to get you going, that you can build on down the line. So if you're looking for a lift kit that gives you a pretty comfortable ride, will completely change the look of your Jeep, and gives you the opportunity to upgrade your suspension as you see fit down the line, and really customize your Jeep for your needs, this is a really nice budget starter kit. So that's my review of the Rough Country three and a quarter inch Lift Kit with Shocks, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

    Kit Contents. The Rough Country 3.25-inch Suspension Lift Kit is just what you need to add larger tires up to 35 inches to your jeep. It includes replacement coil springs, spacers, brake line brackets, sway bar links, rear track bar bracket, and 2.2 shocks.

    Benefits. The suspension lift levels the front of your jeep with the rear for more balance. It increases the ground clearance for a smooth ride even on the roughest of terrains. The front and rear high-performance 2.2 series shock absorbers included in this kit feature an internal rebound disc spring for enhanced energy absorption, giving you a great off-road trip.

    Installation. Assembly is a snap as the kit offers 100-percent bolt-on installation. An instruction manual is also included.

    Fitment. This Rough Country 3.25 in. Suspension Lift Kit with Shocks is designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2-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

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • 2.5" Front & Rear Coil Springs
    • .75" Coil Spring Spacers
    • 2.2 Series Shocks
    • Brake Line Brackets
    • Rear Sway Bar Links
    • Rear Track Bar Bracket
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Lift Kit Specifications
    Year/Model: 2007-2018 JK Manufacturer: Rough Country
    Lift Type: Coil Spring Lift Height: 3.25"
    Shocks Included: Yes Max Tire Size: 35
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    Questions & Answers (11)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Will this Kit also LEVEL the Jeep or do I need to also add a Leveling kit ?

    • This kit will lift and level the wrangler.

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    Hi, i purchased the rough country 3 .25” lift and i am going to install new 33” tires. Will i need spacers and if so, what size? 2016 75th 4 door Jeep Wrangler jk Thanks

    • It all comes down to how wide the tires will be, and what wheels you have currently. Stock wheels can only fit as wide as a 10 inch wide tire before you need to look into wheel spacers. So for example, an 11.5 inch wide tire would require at least a 1.5 inch wheel spacer, as that is 1.5 inches wider than 10 inches. When it comes to our aftermarket option, being as they all have a backspacing of 4.5 inches, you can go as wide as a 12.5 without needing to worry about rubbing or needing to get wheel spacers.

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    I have a 07 wrangler x 2 door. With this kit will I be able to adjust he caster and camber back to factory specifications? Is anything else needed to accomplish that?

    • This lift kit will not be able to adjust the caster and camber of the Jeeps suspension. In order to do it will need front and rear lower control arms, and an adjustable front track bar, or drop bracket and drop pitman arm.

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    I am getting ready to order the Rough Country 3.25" lift wanted to purchase new front sway bar links instead of using the worn ones from the rear. Do you have an item # for new ones for the front of my 2013 2dr. Wrangler?

    • I would recommend reaching out to one of our experts to assist with completing this build, as we have several options available.

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    I am getting ready to install the 3.25" Rough Country lift kit on my 2012 JK... Does it matter whether I start the install on the front or rear ? I was going to start on the rear since I need the rear sway bar links for the front.... So does it matter which you start on the front or rear ?

    • It is recommended to start with the front of the Jeep when installing the Rough Country 3.25 in. Suspension Lift Kit.

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    6 More Questions
    Would I need to get new brake lines? or anything of that matter for this lift? 1 answer
    What other parts are needed or recommended with this lift kit. 1 answer
    Just had my lift kit installed and now there is a violent shaking! Help What should i do? 1 answer
    Just ordered the 3.25 in. Suspension lift. Was curious if the 2.2 series shocks come with the Rough country decal on them or just as they look in the photo? In the customer photos they have the decals is why i am asking. 1 answer
    Hello, I am installing a 3.25 RC lift on my 09 JK. I am having trouble getting my control arms back into place. The upper arms are off, and when we took the lowers out they are around 1.5 inches off as well. Would this be the cause of my DW? Would that RC front control arm geometry bet something that would fix this? Thanks! 1 answer
    Will I need a slip yoke eliminator with this 3.25" lift kit? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (31) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$500-$1000

    • Appearance 4.741935 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.709677 4.7
    • Onroad Ride Quality 4.225806 4.2
    • Offroad Capability 4.333333 4.3



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      September 10, 2018

      Awsome lift kit if your on a tight budget

      This lift kit comes with everything you need to run a larger tire. if you are worried about how it may affect your drive vs. with the stock suspension it definitly is even better and more smooth of a ride. highly recomended!

      JoeFam05

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      May 15, 2018

      More up-grades

      The lift looks great but in my 2007 JK I ran into more issues on the road. When driving and hitting bumps it feels like I’m going to fly off the road. So I had to up grade the front and rear track bar to a thicker adjustable one. Then the stock drive shaft started grinding so I have to up grade to u-joints drive shaft front and rear and get rid of the ball bearings. Then a power steering adjustment which was the easiest thing to do. Great lift kit, took me about 6 hours to install fairly easy but I wish I would have researched a little more before doing the lift. Next project is to re-gear the differential to a 5.13.. never ends

      GregoryA

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 10, 2018

      good for the money

      I am on a budget and this lift did what I needed it to do, get it up high enough for 35s. The ride is a little soft. Install was fairly simple, took about 6 hours, mostly by myself.

      JohnW

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 26, 2018

      Great product

      I purchased the 3.25 lift amd i love it, also extreme terrain was very helpful and shipment was fast

      JesseD

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 11, 2018

      Death wobble

      Really like the stance, the ride etc. The bad is now I have the death wobble, been trying to figure out how to fix the problem.

      Chad

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 24, 2017

      My JK looks great

      Installed by myself in about 7 hrs in my front yard with basic hand tools. Jeep looks pretty good now. I could fit 37s on it now, but probably won't go that big. I haven't noticed much of a difference in the way it drives, and didn't have to have an alignment.

      JaredH

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 22, 2017

      Simply a lift, nothing more

      The instructions were poor at best, some hardware was missing, and the car does not drive great on the road. I'm a certified mechanic and did the install in my garage. Anyone whonis interested in this kit I would tell to save their money and buy a nicer lift down the road. Took about 4 hours to install.

      AlexK

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      July 06, 2017

      Rough country

      Good price for the quality , would definitely recommend for someone on a budget

      RockyR

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      July 06, 2017

      Great Lift Kit.!

      Good kit with all needed components to complete the install. Instructions laid out pretty good. Not to bad to install provided you have the correct socket sizes and a air or electric impact gun will make life a lot easier. Not many tools needed at all to complete the job. I completed the install in about 6 hours by myself. Two people will cut the time down for sure. This 3.25in kit will do everything you need for most guys. 33in or 35in tires work well. Pretty much feels like stock ride after install. Very nice!

      GordonG

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 24, 2017

      Lift kit

      I love the lift kit, it looks great. Thank you guys

      ChrystalR

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      April 22, 2017

      Get what you pay for and more

      Great little lift no complaints, just like the video said! i also followed what the extreme terrain video suggested. This is a way to just lift your jeep, so i added geometry correction brackets, exhaust spacer, bump stops and adjustable track bar. Im running 33x12.5x17 tires and i can go pretty much anywhere i want to.

      Charlie

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      April 20, 2017

      Great Lift for the money

      I was a little concerned about quality when I bought this lift kit but the price fit what I wanted to spend. When the package arrived and I seen the parts I felt better. I paud a shop to install and it looks and rides great. Im very happy

      KennethK

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 05, 2017

      Awesome lift

      Didnt take long to instal. Very worth it. Makes jeep look awesome.

      MichaelP

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 18, 2017

      Bang for your buck

      Installed this by my self and took about a full day. I was very happy how it turned out and the ride! The ride feels the same to me, which is good. Very happy with the product and got to my door fast.

      DaltonH

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      February 26, 2017

      Rough country 3.25 Suspension lift

      Excellent product not bad at all to install. Took me in a buddy a full day but we were in no hurry. everything worked out excellent brake lines took a little bit of time to adjust so that the brake line extensions would work.

      ChaseA

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 13, 2017

      Rough Country 3.25 in. Lift

      I really like this lift. I don't think it mentions it online, but I believe it also levels your rig too. It looks mean and gives it a much more aggressive look. The handling seems to be almost stock as well with very little body roll. The ride is a little stiff but I believe once you get the suspension broke in it will be better than ever! If you get this lift I recommend purchasing geometry correction brackets and/or cam bolts or longer control arms to adjust your caster to prevent "death wobble" which I soon discovered after I put the lift on.

      Eli

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 13, 2017

      Great kit!

      I had this installed at a shop. Took them around 4 hours. It lifted the jeep as I expected and it really did give my jeep a smoother ride. Very happy with this kit. Would highly recommended it.

      Paquette

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 18, 2016

      Easy install

      So far seems like a quality product, installed in my driveway in a few hours ,really set the off ,looks great

      ChristopherB

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 20, 2016

      First lift. Seems solid.

      Few more inches of clearance for off-roading is great. Car isn't floaty on the highway- steering stays tight. If this is your first lift, remember to schedule an alignment immediately afterwards.

      Phil

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 14, 2016

      Excellent Lift Kit

      This lift kit was very easy to install. The Instructions are very easy to follow.

      Foster69

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (3)

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