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So after doing a lot of research and coming up empty handed, I decided to give this kit a shot. It's marketed under the Crown Automotive name as model WK2SP, and under the RT Off-Road name as model RT21038. It's slightly cheaper than the Rough Country kit, and with a great sale price, I ended up getting the kit for a significant discount over any other option.

Upon receipt, it looks very similar to the Rough Country kit. It looks to be made of 1/8" steel, and seems very solid as far as construction goes. It also comes with all the necessary hardware, including 8 lock nuts, 2 bolts for the rear, and 2 washers. The front spacer sits just short of 2" tall, and the rear spacer is 1 3/4" tall.




Install was very straightforward, following exactly the same procedure as the Rough Country kit. Using hand tools and a spring compressor for the rear springs, I was able to do the entire job by myself in less than 8 hours. Afterwards, my alignment was way off, so I took it to a shop, and they aligned it. There was a slight problem with camber, but they were able to get it just barely within spec.

Here's what it looked like before:



And here's what it looks like now:






Overall, I'm very pleased with the kit so far, and it seems like a good alternative to the Rough Country kit, especially if you can find a deal on it. I plan on taking it out on the trails this coming weekend, so I'll see how everything holds up.
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Great write up!
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Came out to like $111 total! A good like $50 cheaper than the RC lift! Good find!
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What size tires do you have? Are they the same you had on before the lift?
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Yeah, they're the same size. I'm running 245/70R17 General Grabber AT2s.
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I recently ordered and installed the RC version on my XK and IIRC the box was marked Crown when i recieved it.

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My box was from RT Off-Road. If yours was actually a Crown branded lift, then it's possible that all three lifts are simply cross-listed.

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I would believe they are, mine looked identical to the pics of yours. (Upper left, along with the other goodies I installed)



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Great write up and thanks for the info. Ordering a spacer lift today and still on the fence on what to get. I know they are all essentially the same but I'm a research nut. Almost ordered the RR 2.25" yesterday but was a bit put off that they want to charge over $20 for shipping and their site claims the package will be 36 lbs. That raises an eyebrow. I might still since it will only be $169 total and I like how beefy the RR lift is and how they're welded. The RC design seems to be all over the place under different brands and even unbranded kits.

Its hard to find good pics of the RR 2.25" kit but a member here sold a set a while back and had a really good picture..





Good to know about the camber issues you ran into. That's something I haven't read yet. Seems more research is in order. This is my wife's DD so I have to get it done right the first time.
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Good write up and I like the new stance, very clean!
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