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Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit w/ Shocks (07-17 Wrangler JK 2 Door)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Accommodates Up to 35" Tires
  • Provides Greater Ground Clearance
  • Offers a Rugged Look
  • Features an OEM Design
  • Designed For 07-17 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.

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

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 07-17 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 Door models.

Note: Exhaust spacer kit J12153 required with this lift on 2012+ 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 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: 2007-2017 JK Manufacturer: Rough Country
Lift Type: Coil Spring Lift Height: 3.5"
Shocks Included: Yes Max Tire Size: 35
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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5/5
Awesome ride and features for the money.

The product shipped quickly from ExtremeTerrain and all items were included. Instructions were perfect and pictures really helped. The installation was completed without hickups. I was shocked at how smooth ...

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5/5
Works Great and Ride is Much Better.

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

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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13 Questions / 6 Answers

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What drag link kit do you recommend

ToddA

  • The Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit can be used with the stock drag link, or any aftermarket drag link of your choosing.

    Rob D

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What kind of back spacing limits would i have?

KG

  • Rough Country suggests using a wheel with 4.75” or less back spacing.

    XTHelenW

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will this lift fit 37s??

georged

  • Hello! With this lift kit we only recommend up to 35 inch tires. Although you may be able to fit slightly larger than that, we only recommend going up to this size because anything larger than that you may run into rubbing issues.

    Doug P

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Which is the weight of the complete package? I want to get a quote for transport in Europe from an external carrier.

JohnSnow

  • This Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit w/ Shocks ships in two packages. The one package weighs 66.80lbs, and the other weighs 48.50lbs.

    XTJEFF

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Is it a problem if I don't use the pitman arm

KurtK

  • Hello, we would recommend using the pitman arm so that way It’ll decrease the angle of your drag link, lower bumpsteer that can be caused by installing a suspension lift, and it helps you avoid steering binding.

    XTNunoP

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Will the track bar drop bracket center the axle under the vehicle or do i still need to get a new track bar.

Parker

  • Hello, yes, the track bar drop bracket is set to keep the axle under the original position, so no new track bar is necessary.

    XTNunoP

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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Appearance 4.90625 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.84375 4.8
  • Onroad Ride Quality 4.5 4.5
  • Offroad Capability 4.5625 4.6



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    February 07, 2013

    Awesome ride and features for the money.

    The product shipped quickly from ExtremeTerrain and all items were included. Instructions were perfect and pictures really helped. The installation was completed without hickups. I was shocked at how smooth the ride is, it's better than stock. I didn' do any measurements before install, but this kit provided the lift claimed to fit 35 inch tires, no more/no less. It sits level. I have had 2 other Rough Country lifts on my old TJ and this one is the best yet.

    BADDANDY

    Year: 2013Washington, USA

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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

    Helpful (2)

  • 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

    Helpful (2)

  • 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

    Helpful (2)

  • 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

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 12, 2017

    Great lift good valve

    As far as quality goes it's spot on everything I have seen is top notch easy install took about 4.5 hours in garage. Value on this kit is great come with thing that other more expensive lift don't come with. People say that shock will only last couple years but people I know that have this exact lift aren't having issues

    JamesP

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    March 05, 2017

    Great kit!

    Great kit to get yourself up to those super cool looking 35" tires you want. Jacks your jeep up and doesnt break the bank. Install is easy if you know what you're doing but even if you don't instructions are included and you can call rough country and they'll help you out!

    LiamS

    Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    January 04, 2017

    Much Needed Improvement

    I removed a 2.5" budget boost and installed this in its place. It took six hours to complete the front end; mostly due to stubborn hardware removal, one run to the auto parts store for the correct pitman arm puller, and I installed the lift by myself. I started on the rear end the second day which only took three hours to complete. This kit gave me the look and ride I was after. The budget boost was okay, but was a rough ride. Other than OEM hardware removal, this was fairly simple to install. The instructions were clear and helpful. I would recommend this kit to my friends.

    KKillworth

    Year: 2012Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    November 13, 2016

    Amazing lift.

    Not bad for the price. Drives like a Cadillac but the secret is to drop the PSIs to 32 and it would feel very comfortable.

    Obasree

    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (2)

  • 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

    Helpful (1)

  • 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

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 30, 2016

    3.5 lift

    Great product for the money . I would recommend it to anyone I know. Fairly easy install as long as you know what your doing. Looks great with the new tires and other additives

    Silverbullet

    Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    July 26, 2016

    Nice lift.

    This is the second Rough Country lift I have purchased for a Jeep. This one was a little more complicated to install. The instructions were not detailed enough. I was missing a whole bag of hardware for the rear installation. I did not have time to contact the company to get replacement hardware. Had to go to a local hardware store and spend more money to get bolts I needed. Overall the lift is good quality and looks good

    Mel

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    March 28, 2016

    Great Quality

    The quality of the lift if great! The price for the lift is also very reasonable.

    sjesse

    Year: 2008Submodel: WranglerGrand Rapids, MI

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 20, 2015

    Ptoduct works VERY well. I love it!

    This product is wonderful. It gave my 2009 Jeep Wrangler the exact look I was going for plus the performance of the part is very pleasing. Not too tall, but just tall enough to get the job done. Very happy with install time. Very simple and well explained directions.

    KaitlynnBrooke

    Year: 2009Indiana, PA, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    July 25, 2015

    Grey looks great under jeep

    Directions were perfect from start to finish. It gave my jeep the look and feel I was looking for in a suspension lift, overall I would highly recommend this lift for any novice or veteran off-roader looking for an affordable, well put together kit......

    redrock

    Year: 2013jane lew wv

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    July 17, 2015

    Love the LQQK

    I've been wanting to lift my 2012 Wangler but really didn't want to go with the high end costly ones, especially sense it rarely runs off road. When I came across the RC 3.5" I thought it was to good to be true and decided to do my homework...couldn't find a bad review other than some saying it's not good enough for the extremes. Long story short, it came in really quick and only took a weekend to install (while playing family man lol). I added the recommended exhaust extenders, wheel spacers, and duel stabilizer. Put a set of 35"s and can't count compliments I keep getting not to mention how smooth it rides and handles. With the cost and outcome results I'd recommend the lift to fellow "Jeepsters"

    Ken2012

    Year: 2012Las Vegas, NV, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    July 06, 2015

    Rough Country 3.5" lift

    Install this lift on my daughters 2014 JK 2 door. Everything went right on per the instructions, no problems with fitment on anything. Bolt on rear track bar is a little difficult to install. It took a full 12 hours to install but did it all by myself with a little help from her.

    TerryL117

    Year: 2014Kansas, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 15, 2015

    Awesome Lift - Easy Install

    This is a great setup. The ride is very smooth and installation was easy. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. I would definitely recommend this lift.

    NateTX

    Year: 2015Fort Worth, TX, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    June 12, 2015

    excellent kit

    Installed this kit in a day, goes quite smooth if you are experienced. The on road ride quality is comparable to stock and the off road is exceptional. The articulation overall is very good. I have this kit along with Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ 35s and absolutely love it. I would gladly buy this kit again. For the money one of the best I've seen, you will need the exhaust extension if yours is still stock, but doesn't add much more time to installation. I would recommend the rough country steering stabilizer.

    ChiefUSN

    Year: 2012Mi

    Helpful (1)

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