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Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit w/ Shocks (07-18 Wrangler JK 2 Door)

ExtremeTerrain no longer carries the Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit w/ Shocks (07-18 Wrangler JK 2 Door). Please check out 2007-2018 JK Jeep Wrangler 2.5-3.75" Lift Kits for an updated selection.

Features, Video & Details

  • Accommodates Up to 35" Tires
  • Provides Greater Ground Clearance
  • Offers a Rugged Look
  • Features an OEM Design
  • Designed For 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 Door Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review of the Rough Country three-and-a-half inch Series II lift kit with shocks. This kit is available for all 2007 to 2016 JKs, and there is a version for both the two-door and the four-door. Make sure you get the one that's right for your Wrangler. I recommend this lift kit for anyone who wants to run a 35-inch tire on their JK and doesn't want to break the bank with the lift kit. I like this kit because it's really complete. It has everything that you would need to get the Jeep lifted and back on the road again. It is actually pretty unique because it includes some components that aren't included in other lift kits of the same height. The two main components in a lift kit of this size are of course the springs and the shocks. The springs that are included in this lift will provide three-and-a-half inches of lift to clear 35 inch tires or even bigger depending on your driving situation. The shocks that are included are Rough Country's N2.0 nitrogen charged shocks, which should provide a more comfortable ride than the Performance 2.2s. Also included in this lift and most others of this size are a few other components. Rough Country includes new rear sway bar and links, which are of course longer for the lift. They have you move the factory rear sway bar and links to the front. Again, they're longer and they work better for these lifted springs. They also include bump stops for both the front and the rear, a rear track bar bracket, and brake line relocation brackets for both the front and rear of the Jeep. This lift kit does include some components that aren't included in all other three-and-a-half inch lift kits on the market. Any time you're lifting three-and-a-half inches or more, I always recommend that you do some caster angle and pinion angle correction on the front of the vehicle. The caster will keep you from having that flighty feel on the highway, and the pinion will ensure that you don't have any drive line vibrations in the front of the Jeep. There are a few different ways to accomplish caster and pinion angle correction on your Jeep. One of those being cam bolts, another would be geometry correction brackets, and finally completely replacing the control arms. This kit includes new front lower control arms that are going to give you back both caster and pinion angle. Now these control arms do have a factory style rubber joint on both ends instead of a spherical joint, so you're not going to gain a lot of articulation or movement off road. If that's a concern of yours, you can always upgrade to different control arms down the line. Another component that's included in this kit that's not included in all other kits on the market are these rear coil correction plates. Anytime you're lifting three-and-a-half inches or more without adding new rear control arms to the Jeep, you're going to get a little bit of a bow to the spring. These plates will help to straighten out the spring and make sure that you get a full three and a half inches of lift. The last components that are included in this kit that aren't included in every other kit on the market are this front track bar relocation bracket and drop Pitman arm. If you plan on running those two parts, there's a little bit more information that you should know. Bump steer is caused by having your drag link and track bar out of parallel. It'll show up when you're driving down the highway and you hit a dip or a pothole on the road, and your steering wheel turns all by itself. Running both of these components together will ensure that your drag link and track bar stay parallel and eliminate any chance of having bump steer. A lot of people, myself included, prefer not to run a drop Pitman arm. The drop Pitman arm provides additional leverage in the steering system, which can cause additional steering wheel feedback and wear and tear on steering components. If you decide to run the front track bar relocation bracket included in the kit but you don't want to run the drop Pitman arm, another way to get the drag link and track bar back into parallel is by raising the axle side of the drag link. This can be accomplished with the drag link flip kit available on the website. The installation for this lift kit is going to be similar to most other lift kit installs, but it's a little bit more involved because of some of the additional brackets and hardware that are included in this kit. To get this lift kit installed, you'll have to first support the Jeep from the frame and remove or disconnect everything that keeps the axles from completely drooping. That includes the track bars, sway bar links, brake lines and emergency brake lines, drive shafts and shocks. Once the axles are allowed to completely droop, you can pop out the old springs and shocks and put everything back together with the new components. There is some drilling involved in the installation of the front track bar bracket and the front bump stop extensions. Other than a drill, the only tools you'll need are a regular socket set and wrenches. The whole install should take about six hours, and while there aren't any specialty tools necessary, if you do have access to a lift or air tools, it'll definitely speed things up. If you have an older Jeep that has some rust, you might want to keep your penetrating spray or heat handy to help with those stubborn bolts. Rough Country is known to provide affordable parts and lift kits for your vehicle. While this is one of the less expensive lifts on the website, the components that are included are high quality. It actually has a lot of components that aren't included in other lift kits of the same size. I would say with this lift kit, you get a lot for your money. If you want to run 35 inch tires on your Jeep and you're looking for a complete lift kit at an affordable price, this would give you the lift height you're after and some additional components to correct suspension geometry that aren't included in every other lift kit on the market. That's my review of the Rough Country three-and-a-half inch Series II lift kit with shocks fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

Kit Includes. The Rough Country 3.5-inch Series II Suspension Lift Kit has front and rear lifted coil springs, N2.0 shocks, track bar drop brackets, front fixed lower control arms, pitman arm, rear coil correction plates, and extended sway bar links. This kit also includes the necessary hardware required for the setup.

Functionality. Increase the ground clearance of your vehicle for smooth off-road ride with this Jeep Wrangler JK lift kit. It lets you fit larger tires to your vehicle. Coil correction plates adjust the angle of the rear coil by 10 degree allowing it to function more efficiently. Rubber bushings in the lower control arms efficiently absorb vibration and offer wobble-free travel. The jeep suspension lift kit levels the front and rear of your vehicle for improved highway as well as off-road performance.

Fitment. The Rough Country 3.5-inch Series II Suspension Lift Kit fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 Door models.

Note: Exhaust spacer kit J12153 required with this lift on 2012-2018 JK

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
  • N2.0 Shocks
  • Track Bar Drop Brackets
  • Front Lower Control Arms
  • Drop Pitman Arm
  • Sway Bar Links
  • Rear Coil Correction Plates
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Lift Kit Specifications
Year/Model: 2007-2018 JK Manufacturer: Rough Country
Lift Type: Coil Spring Lift Height: 3.5"
Shocks Included: Yes Max Tire Size: 35
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Does this kit come with a video of the parts installation?

ZaidK

  • Unfortunately, we do not currently have a step by step installation video for this lift kit.

    XTRichS

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So my jeep is stock right now, after installing this my Jeep is good to go? Or will I need other parts?

LeoC

  • Hi, The Rough Country 3.5 in series lift kit w/ shocks will require an exhaust spacer kit, item number J12153 if you have a 2012-2018 jk.

    XTDavidC

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Hi, I have a 2014 JK Sport, 2 door. As of right now it is stock but I am looking into my options concerning lift kits. I plan on adding front and rear recovery bumpers with a winch on the front. I know the additional weight will most likely cause spring sag especially with the stock suspension. I was looking at a lift to compensate and hopefully gain additional ground clearance. I want to be in the 2-3 inches of lift range when I'm done. With this lift being 3.5 inches what is the likelihood that with the added weight it would settle into the range I'm looking for?

JamesjaW

  • It would depend on the overall weight of the bumpers and if you install a winch as to the amount of sag you may see with the Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit w/ Shocks. Usually at most the sage is around 0.5" or less with a heavy aftermarket bumper.

    XTStaffHelenW

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Hello, im looking to lift my 4 door 2008 Jeep Wrangler X and put it on 35 inch tires, is this lift set and ready to go or will i need any other parts or accessories in order to avoid damages, my jeep isn't much of an off-roader but every once and a while i go camping although im just looking for the look and the jeep is mainly my daily driver.

StefanL

  • The Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit w/ Shocks will include everything needed suspension wise, but you will need upgraded drivetrain and axle components for that lift and tire size like upgraded driveshafts, axle shafts, c-gussets, etc.

    XTHelenW

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With the forward control arms and rear spring relocation brackets. Will the stock drive shafts need upgrading?

RPap

  • Every Jeep reacts differently to being lifted but it is very likely with the Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit you stock driveshafts front and rear will be over extended on your 2 door and need to be replaced with driveshafts rated for your lift height.

    XTHelenW

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If I wanted to level out my Jeep with this lift kit, which leveling kit would work?

JasonW

  • We do not recommend the use of a leveling kit in conjunction with the Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit, as this would push the lift past 3.5" and would necessitate replacing several additional components such as shocks, and track bars, depending on the total combined lift height.

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Appearance 4.928571 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.785714 4.8
  • Onroad Ride Quality 4.404762 4.4
  • Offroad Capability 4.547619 4.5



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 09, 2018

    most for your money

    so far so good. rids great and holding up. i don't have much to say i just installed it. took my son and I about four hours to put it on.

    RickM

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    May 03, 2018

    3.5 inch lift with lt295/70r17

    I think the lift is great so far. Although it doesn’t come with a spacer for the steering stabilizer, which isn’t purely needed, but would be nice. Also, the instructions weren’t very clear. Pictures weren’t great. And some were flipped. Figured it out though, and the ride is pretty nice!

    BradenB

    Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    March 02, 2018

    Looks great, but that's about it.

    Installed this on my 2011 Sport to fit some 35' tires, but now I regret doing so. The suspension is much stiffer than OEM parts, so every bump in the road can be felt. Followed the instructions 100, but after completing the install we got a death wobble. Mechanic can't seem to fix it, recommended switching out the lift kit for a better one. Save your money, purchase a better lift kit if you get the chance.

    Omar

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    December 14, 2017

    Great Bang for the Buck!

    This was a great purchase! Be advised, it does take longer than 6 hours when doing it in your garage, but the process was straight forward and easy. Looks great!

    CKH

    Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 5/5

    December 14, 2017

    A lot of bang for your buck

    A lot of bang for your buck this lift is pretty solid looks nice and you get almost everything you’ll need to be road ready

    ZacharyM

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    December 11, 2017

    Complete and Easy!!

    The kit arrived very quickly, well packaged with everything clearly labeled and complete. I managed to work through the instructions, but they could be better. Pictures are dark and most without clear reference points. Beside the instructions, the kit was great. Every thing fit, it was short no parts and nothing left over to mess with my mind. I haven't tried it off road yet. But, on the street, there was no ill effect on the handling and the ride is noticeably better than the 2016 Wrangler Rubicon from the factory. It could be installed by one person, but recommend you do it with a buddy.

    ThomasB

    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    December 10, 2017

    2012 Jeep Wrangler

    Great product looks good. Instructions are not as clear as it seems. Can be done in a weekend with a plethora of tools. Passenger side front shock tower is impossible to access without drilling a hole underneath the fuse box, that was just my solution. Also pitman arm most likely will not come off as easy as in the video online but overall I am satisfied with the lift as well as the look. Only cons would be to update some of the video to show both sides of removal and install. Thanks rough country.

    Russ

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 23, 2017

    Great lift

    Great lift. Took it off road a couple weeks after I put it on, it handled the dunes at the beach with ease. I might get some better shocks down the line but everything worked great out of the package.

    MattB

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 07, 2017

    Great lift

    Great lift. Jeep rides so much better. Was easy to install. Took me about 5 hrs.

    ShannanS

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 02, 2017

    Best bang for buck!

    2 people 6 1/2 hours install in driveway! Only issue is ESC now acts up now and again.

    WilliamF

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    September 28, 2017

    A great college budget lift

    I'm a sophomore in college and I wanted a lift for look capable for some off-road trails. So far for the on-road performance it rides better then stock! it is more of a smoother ride compare to the stock. However, I haven't took it off road but beside some dirt roads it perform well.

    EJ

    Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $500-$1000

    August 16, 2017

    Not sold

    Bought this lift without doing much research on the lifts quality.. After reviewing wish I would have went with Rubicon Express instead on Fox shocks.. We will see how it holds up.

    RJ

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    August 09, 2017

    Decent Lift

    Still need a new Traction bar. Wish I would have known when ordering.

    KrystalW

    Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    August 09, 2017

    Weekend job

    This lift is a great addition! Install was fairly simple, having the right tools helps, and it saves time to go to Advanced and rent certain ones like a Pitman puller! Instructions were fairly simple to follow, although I found a YouTube install video which helped out tremendously. I would highly recommend this lift to anyone that wants a do it yourselfer and wants great performance.

    MickC

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 10, 2017

    Good product

    This is an inexpensive lift kit that is easy to install, gets you back on the road, and allows you to clear those 35s that you've been dying to throw on!

    MachijahM

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    July 07, 2017

    3.5" lift

    The rough country 3.5" lift kit has everything that you need for a basic lift.

    HectorA

    Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    July 06, 2017

    Works Great and Ride is Much Better.

    Love this lift, it looks great and improved my ride in the Jeep. Highly recommend.

    LouH

    Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    June 07, 2017

    Great

    Easy to install and rides very smooth. Very happy with this product.

    HAMounce

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    May 26, 2017

    Great Kit

    This is a great kit. I'm not posting on here so I can feel better about my purchase, I'm posting to tell anyone that's interested in a 3.5 inch lift to snag this one. The ride is soft but that's what you want when taking 35's on a trail, who wants to get tossed around while riding? The install was easy and the directions were great. I highly recommend this lift!!

    EdwardD

    Year: 2008Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    May 09, 2017

    love it

    i just put this lift on my 2010 jeep wrangler sport 2 door and it is great. no problems what so ever. took 8 hour to instal with brakes here and there.

    NicoleR

    Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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