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I am done reading all the old post regarding these 2" lift/level kits. Now I need to figure out which one to order. Rusty's is $250 with rear shocks and RR is $296 with rear shocks.
From all the posts it sounds as if both are equal. Should I let price make my decision at this point based on price or is there something else I should base my decision on?
Somebody give a reason to go with one kit over the other! :)
 

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I would say with past experience with both, Rustys is easiest to get a hold of if you have any questions or problems. RRO is a bit troublesome. I would probably go with Rustys...
 

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Very interested in this! I happen to have both lifts sitting on my living room floor. I read about troublsome shocks on the Rusty's and not too muc on the RR lift. I went ahead and ordered both, so I could take a look and see which one I thought was better. Well......you can't judge a book by it's cover, so what do you guys (and gals) think? I'm leaning toward the RR lift right now, I've had the pleasure of talking with Rusty, just read how a bunch of lifts have had shock issues, and quality issues with regards to the front spacer.
 

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usgaone said:
Very interested in this! I happen to have both lifts sitting on my living room floor. I read about troublsome shocks on the Rusty's and not too muc on the RR lift. I went ahead and ordered both, so I could take a look and see which one I thought was better. Well......you can't judge a book by it's cover, so what do you guys (and gals) think? I'm leaning toward the RR lift right now, I've had the pleasure of talking with Rusty, just read how a bunch of lifts have had shock issues, and quality issues with regards to the front spacer.
Can you take pictures of them side-by-side and post the pix? That might be helpful to the rest of us that are torn between the two...

Your pal,
Meat.
 

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usgaone said:
Very interested in this! I happen to have both lifts sitting on my living room floor. I read about troublsome shocks on the Rusty's and not too muc on the RR lift. I went ahead and ordered both, so I could take a look and see which one I thought was better. Well......you can't judge a book by it's cover, so what do you guys (and gals) think? I'm leaning toward the RR lift right now, I've had the pleasure of talking with Rusty, just read how a bunch of lifts have had shock issues, and quality issues with regards to the front spacer.
wanna sell the extra kit?
 

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usgaone said:
Very interested in this! I happen to have both lifts sitting on my living room floor. I read about troublsome shocks on the Rusty's and not too muc on the RR lift. I went ahead and ordered both, so I could take a look and see which one I thought was better. Well......you can't judge a book by it's cover, so what do you guys (and gals) think? I'm leaning toward the RR lift right now, I've had the pleasure of talking with Rusty, just read how a bunch of lifts have had shock issues, and quality issues with regards to the front spacer.
The reason for the back making a noise because of the shocks were that the 4X4 shop that put them on didn't put the spacers (washers) on the bottom of the shocks. I put the washers on it myself and no problems. I've read in other threads that the quality of the shocks for both kits are the same. The only difference I see is that RR comes with instructions and Rusty's doesn't. But I have gotten good service from Rusty's everytime I called them. Good luck in choosing.
 

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Black Widow said:
wanna sell the extra kit?
Sure for full cost. I already spoke with them, just have to reship them back. No worries. Sorry, no free x-mas gifts to people I don't know! Think I'll throw the RR on the Commander.
 

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Well I went ahead and ordered Rustys kit. $250. $50 less than RR.
Found out the shocks they use are rebranded Monroe's.
He said it comes with instructions so I may try it myself or have the shop put it on.
Then we will figure out the tire/wheel combo.
 

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john_the_bruce said:
Anyone have a pic of a RR 2" lift with stock wheels/tires?

Might have answered my own question. From RR's site:

Those don't look like stock tires.
 

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Mine are stock.
 

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I like the stance and there is no change in the way it drives and handles. As long as you buy a good set you should not have any problems.
 

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usgaone said:
Do you need the spacers if you don't change the tires?
No, spacers are only needed if you change to some tires(depends on the tire width and diameter) without changing the wheels to a properly offset/backspaced wheel.
 

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I ordered the RR today.
I live in NJ, and have not a clue who is going to install it, but it aint gonna be me. Im a noob, and not about to try my first lift. Any advice on installer place to go?

Any help appreciated.
 
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