Overall Rating
4.2 out of 5
4.2 out of 5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating breakdown 25 reviews
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Star
0
21 of 25(84%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
nothing but issues since installed
February 15, 2011
By Anonymous
from Indiana
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Pros: Fairly easy to insall and quality parts
Cons: wrong size leaf springs
"Installed this on my 1980 CJ-5 and new right away that it was a larger lift than the 4" I had ordered, which didn't bother me at first. Instantly started having issues with U-joints binding and brake lines needing to be extended. Shimmed the rear axle and installed new brake lines and still had shaking issues, wouldn't turn the same to the right, and road like it didn't have shocks at all. Come to find out, after taking it to my family's shop, the springs were for a 6 or 8 inch lift height and everything else was 4". What I don't understand is that 4" is the highest lift for my jeep that I can find, which means I'm finding it impossible to locate a pitman arm and am going to have to completely change my driveline. I wouldn't suggest this kit to anyone, but if they did purchase it, I'd instruct them to have it professionally installed as to find these issues before more problems ensue."
How often do you shop at JC Whitney.com? Multiple Times a Year
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
1993 fullsize bronco
January 24, 2011
By Anonymous
Pros: came with all parts and instructions
Cons: none
""I bought the 4 inch suspension lift for my bronco. it was not to hard to put on. Took about 7 hrs, and i would recomend some friends to help you. What i did like about the product is it had the holes pre drilled on the brackets for a 4 inch and a six inch, so if you ever wanted to change your height all you would do is change the bolts and blocks(maybe the coil springs depending on your vehicle). It took about two days for it to get to my house, not bad at all. does not have shocks, but i already had those. so for me this was the best deal anyone had."
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Could have been better
November 22, 2010
By Anonymous
from New Mexico
Pros: Shipped for free
Cons: Did not come with instructions, and Rough Country does not have instructions for the 1.5" Cherokee Lift Kit
"I installed the 1.5" lift kit on a 98 Cherokee. The kit came with no instructions, so I had to piece together some instructions from another of the Rough Country kits in order to have any instructions (the installation is not very complicated, but a little guidance would have been nice). The rear leaf spring shackles installed easily once the old hardware was removed (which was the hardest part of the installation). A coil-spring compressor was needed to remove the front coil springs to install the buffers that go above the coil springs. The kit fits well and gives the Jeep the prescribed 1.5" lift, but $90.00 seemed like a lot for 2 leaf-spring shackles and 2 coil-spring buffers."
How often do you shop at JC Whitney.com? First Time
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Lift kit review
November 1, 2010
By Anonymous
Pros: Looks good
Cons: Bad part
"I installed the lift in my Cherokee a year ago. It came with the wrong size u-bolts for the axles. JC Whitney made me pay for the ones that fit. I just had a noise in the back of the Jeep. I found that the l/h shock upper bushing is almost gone and the r/h shock upper bushing is gone. The shocks have less than 500 miles on them. The shocks didnt have much of a gas charge when I installed them either."
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.