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Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit w/ Shocks (07-18 Wrangler JK 4 Door)

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

Review & Installation 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 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 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 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
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK Unlimited - 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 lift!

This lift is awesome and I'm rating this five stars only because of that. I do have a few issues with this lift though. The first issue i have is dealing with the pitman arm. Make sue before you start ...

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5/5
Every thing you need in one kit.

Installed on a 2015 Rubicon unlimited has better ride than stock nothing bad to say about in, easy to install if you have the right tools, when done set your toe in center steering wheel and it drove perfect ...

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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I'm interested in buying this to start my first ever jeep build but I was told that if I lift my jeep 3.5" that I'm going to have to worry about driveline vibrations and bending axles. Is that true? or if I buy this kit will I be able to take it right back onto the road.

AidanH

  • Hello, At 3.5 inch you do start getting into drive line modification territory. This being said this 3.5 inch series 2 kit from rough country does have all the necessary relocation brackets to help bring your suspension geometry back to stock. You will need an exhaust spacer if installing this kit on a 2012 or newer wrangler though. As far as bending an axle, I highly doubt you need to worry about that. Only through mistreatment of the jeep would you bend your axle. This kit will get you back on the road in no time with a mean new look.

    XTMikeK

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hi I'm looking to buy this lift kit as well as the rough country adjustable track bar. do I need to us the track bar relocation bracket with the new adjustable track bar .

KameronH

  • No, you would not use the front track bar relocation bracket or drop pitman arm from the Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit with a front adjustable track bar.

    XTHelenW

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Do you recommend Front Control Arm Geometry Correction Brackets with this lift?

JordanC

  • The "Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit w/ Shocks (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door)" will not require Front Control Arm Geometry Correction Brackets, since this kit comes with its own front control arms.

    XTJames

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Will sway bar quick disconnects still work with this lift kit?

JR

  • Hi! Yes, you can use Sway Bar Quick Disconnects in conjunction with Rough Country 3.5 in. Series II Lift Kit w/ Shocks. Just make sure that the Quick Disconnects are for the correct lift kit height.

    TerriB

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I recently purchased and installed this kit on my 2014 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited along with 35" tires....How do you adjust caster with this kit since the control arms are not adjustable?

EdwardT

  • Every Jeep reacts differently to being lifted. If after install your caster is incorrect you would want to purchase adjustable front upper control arms to correct the caster.

    XTHelenW

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Do you need wheel spacers for this kit?

Emory

  • Wheel spacers would not be need if you have the correct backspacing on your wheels for your tires. You can contact us directly, https://www.extremeterrain.com/contact.html, to determine if you may need wheel spacers depending on your set up!

    XTHelenW

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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Appearance 4.89 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.85 4.9
  • Onroad Ride Quality 4.45 4.5
  • Offroad Capability 4.612245 4.6



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 25, 2016

    Awesome lift!

    This lift is awesome and I'm rating this five stars only because of that. I do have a few issues with this lift though. The first issue i have is dealing with the pitman arm. Make sue before you start this project that you HAVE a pitman arm puller, or you will be wasting time driving around trying to find one. MAKE sure you get the one that you have to tighten and not the one with the prongs. Also MAKE sure you have a 33mm socket for that pitman arm as well. The second issue i have is if you are installing this at home and you only have one jack I would suggest take off the rear sway bars off first because they go on the front. And lastly MAKE sure you get an alignment immediately so that you can have ever thing back to stock settings. Overall this lift is awesome besides the major pain it was to install haha.

    Jarvis

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    October 13, 2016

    Mixed review

    The Good: The product itself is pretty complete and seemingly well built. It will give you slightly over 3.5" of lift. It includes parts that a lot of other similar priced kits neglect like lower control arms and a drop pitman arm. But as with every other kit, requires you to but an exhaust modification kit separately. The Bad: The written instructions SUCK! The list of tools required is incomplete so be sure to read thru them when gathering tools. They are vague misleading and confusing in a couple spots. Also, a pickle fork is never mentioned, but you will need one for removing the pitman arm from the drag link. The Ugly: Be sure to do a complete parts inventory before starting. I found out half way through I was missing one bag that wasnt listed in the parts list, but was listed in the instructions. One bag had the wrong sized bolts in it. So, be prepared to make trips to your hardware store. Conclusion: Its not bad. Is it great? No. It was $500. But its not bad. You do get more for your money in included parts. The ride is stiff, but I hope that goes away as it breaks in. There is no bump steer at all, which is a big deal. The kit ensures that the geometry is corrected. What knocks this kits rating to a 3 out of 5 is the incomplete lists and the instructions as well as quality control of loading the parts bags into the boxes. The kit is worth the money, but unless you enjoy frustration and creating never before heard cuss words, pay the $500 to have it installed by a professional. And dont forget the exhaust kit.

    Rich

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 20, 2015

    Every thing you need in one kit.

    Installed on a 2015 Rubicon unlimited has better ride than stock nothing bad to say about in, easy to install if you have the right tools, when done set your toe in center steering wheel and it drove perfect no death wobble. everything you need was in this kit, Included lower front control arms, drop pitman arm and nice heavy duty relocation brackets front and rear. I would defiantly recommend.

    alljpfamily

    Year: 2015Paris, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    September 07, 2016

    Quality Product

    Despite the lower price tag, this is a very well done lift kit and you are getting more under your rig than what is provided from other lifts in a similar price range. Rough Country has never failed me and they sure aren't starting now. The front lower control arms are well put together despite the factory style rubber. A spherical joint is preferred, however with the price tag and the fact that front lower control arms are included at all, you can't miss. When paired with an RC N2.0 steering stabilizer the ride quality improves over stock, in my experience, and even at highway speeds. With that being said, this kit isn't shy on the trail either.

    BryanHimself

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    September 19, 2015

    Great product

    I am extremely satisfied with this lift. Everything is exactly as described. I had a shop professional install the lift they said everything went on extremely well. There was minimal drilling for a couple relocation items as far as everything else was a direct bolt on as described. The shop did say it was really easy to install but a lot of the front end is teadist work it took the body shop 2 guys working on it 8 hours to install. Highly recommend this lift. The steering is better then the factory and the ride is just as nice if not better then stock. Jeep has a great stance with the factory tires on it. Rough Country did an extremely great job on this lift.

    Crider10

    Year: 2015Ohio

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    October 10, 2016

    Well put together kit.

    Very well put together kit. Only a couple things. Make sure you have a pitman arm puller beforehand as well as a ball joint fork. Instructions don't say that. the tool list was otherwise fairly complete. I installed this by myself with no help. Would have cut down a few hours if someone was just handing me tools. Also, have two jacks for the front, it makes getting the springs in much easier. Lastly, get the extended brake lines. The video review mentions it's a good idea, I didn't bother putting the front relocation brackets on because I didn't want to bend up the hardlines. It didn't help that they only included three in the kit. Finally, I really think the Jeep has a better on road feel. Pleasant to drive and just a touch more responsive. All the correction hardware really helped.

    Paul

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 16, 2016

    Great lift at a great price

    This is a great kit for the price! Install was fairly easy just time consuming due to installing the lift in my driveway on jack stands. the directions where easy to follow. Took me and my wife about 6hrs to install while taking our time and not rushing. We got ini done in half a day and you only need basic tools too install this kit. We are very satisfied with this lift.

    Jacobi

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 14, 2016

    The Lift Kit

    I ordered this and had a local group install it. I did;t have garage space or all the tools required. It took them a few hours but it was worth it. They really enjoyed the install and it's been great having it done. The installers wanted to know where I got it because, they said the shocks and springs had a great powder coat on them. Best they had seen. I haven't had a chance to go off road with it yet.

    DaveO

    Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    July 12, 2016

    Great Lift

    Replaced a 2" Old Man Emu with this lift. Ride quality tons better. Flex is good. Can not beat this lift for the price.

    Jeeper

    Year: 2008Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 01, 2016

    Great lift for price

    This lift comes with everything needed at a great price.

    JS

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 02, 2016

    Great ride. Better than expected.

    I installed this lift in an 8 hour day on a hoist. This was my first attempt at anything like this. Overall it was pretty straightforward. The directions leave a little to be desired but along with the pictures they combine to do a pretty good job. After the install was complete I went straight to get an alignment. It was barely drivable. The wheels were toed in about 2 degrees each. i also recommend you budget in for a new driveshaft for this lift. Your stock shaft will be too short. I didn't realize this was going to be an issue until after the install and drove it for a bit. I had a slight shimmy in the ride above 50 mph. Once the new front drive shaft was installed it smoothed out. Overall I love the ride. It is so much better than stock. I have not taken it off road yet but plan to here in a few weeks up a Drummond Island, Mi.

    Jeeper

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedPerry, MI 48872, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    March 30, 2016

    Good product.

    Everything seems to be working great. I would definitely buy Rough Country in the future.

    stevo

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedAlabama, USA

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  • 5/5

    March 25, 2016

    Love my lift

    Love the lift. It was my first time installing a lift kit, the instructions were great making it easy for my husband and I to get it installed. It drives pretty smooth as my daily driver and also really good off road.

    Candyrain007

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedGolden, CO

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    February 26, 2016

    Great Product

    It took me and a friend a couple of days to put on only because we had to work around work schedules. The front took about two hours to complete and about the same to do the back. Everything bolted on nicely. Only had to drill a couple of spots and that didn't take long at all. Everything feels durable and of good quality. On the road the ride it actually really good, it feels almost stock. I also bought the Rough Country steering stabilizer with it and I get no death wobbles.

    Rob01

    Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedPowhatan, VA 23139, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    September 30, 2015

    Rough Country 3.5" lift

    Straight forward install. Some of the part numbers were no updated in the instructions but over all great kit and product

    Buck454

    Year: 2007Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 06, 2015

    Great lift for the cost

    This kit was easy to install and took about 5 hours. The instructions were ok and not to hard to follow. The lift looks great on my 2015 jk. And works well with 35 inch tires. The ride is better than I thought it would be. Pretty close to the stock ride. Only wish the kit came with longer brake line. The relocation brackets help but the longer brake lines are the way to go. Overall very happy with the kit.

    Mrgoode

    Year: 2015Hernando, MS, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    June 22, 2015

    Great Addition to my JK

    this kit went on great and exceeds my expectations. Really complements my Jeep along with the 35" tires installed. Allows for great clearance and handles and rides better than stock.

    Stephen21

    Year: 2011Chattanooga, TN

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    May 15, 2015

    Great Kit for the price

    First kit I put on. Did it with two friends. Took our time, and it looks and rides great! Was extremely impressed off-roading with this kit. Put it on a 2014 Sport. Kept me glued up hill climbs, and cutting through the mud. Felt good going over rocks and boulders in a creek we went up ( Trickle Trail at the Cove Gore,VA) Some videos on youtube. Overall, for the cost of this kit, it was money well spent!!!

    RubiDon2015

    Year: 2014WV

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 15, 2015

    Better Ride Than Stock!

    Kit has been installed now for a few months along with 35's and lovin' the ride quality! Lift was easy to install with simple hand tools, instructions were good and wasy to follow. Highly recommend this kit for the money.

    SRLHitman

    Year: 2008Ontario, Canada

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    February 19, 2017

    Jeep on steroids!

    This kit was cost effective for my wife's jeep. It arrived fast with no issues. This allowed me time to paint shocks and powder coat the springs for her color. It installed in about 9 hours which I did with a friend with a lift. Also did exhaust spacer along with the dual steering stabilizer. Over all this kit has been nice for the drive-ability of the jeep. New wheels and tires were added also. Far as off road reliability I can't say because just haven't got out yet

    Jason

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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