Jeep Wrangler Rough Country 2.5 554 Lift Kit w/ Shocks (2007-2017 JK) Review & Install


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Finally be able to run a 35" tire on your Wrangler without the fear of any rubbing whether you are on-road or off-road with Rough County's 2.5" Lift Kit with Shocks! The kit is available for 2-door and 4-door wranglers and it includes front and rear lifted coil springs and high performance 2.2 series shocks. 2-Door-

Give your Jeep some much-needed lift with this kit from Rough Country. It provides 2.5 inches of additional height, so you enjoy better ground clearance and a more commanding stance. This is a great solution for anyone who wants to lift their Jeep, but doesn't want to spend much on it.

You get springs, hydraulic shocks and brake line brackets in this kit, which is the bare minimum to get your Jeep operational again. Afterward, you can install other components to address any issues with performance.

This kit will work with tires as large as 35 inches without any rubbing and full articulation. It also evens out the front and rear, so you Wrangler sits level. All 2007 to 2017 Wrangler JKs are compatible with it. You should know there are two separate versions: one for two-door models, and one for four-door Unlimited models. Be sure to order the correct kind for your Jeep.

Rough Country makes the springs and brake line brackets from this kit out of steel. The shocks, on the other hand, are made of aluminum.

The great thing about the installation process is it's completely bolt-on, so there's no cutting or drilling involved. You should spray all the parts you're going to remove with a penetrating lubricant before beginning. Plan on this job taking about 3 hours.

2-Door: Item #J10225
4-Door: Item #J20380

Improve Ground Clearance. If you want to run 35-inch tires on your JK but don't want to deal with rubbing on the road or trail, this Rough Country 2.5 in. Suspension Lift Kit with Shocks will allow you to do just that. The entire lift comes from the included springs, which means they're stiffer than the factory springs, making them better suited for handling heavy aftermarket components like bumpers, big spare tires, etc. You can use this kit on any 2007 to 2017 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door. There is a similar version of 2-door models, so make sure you get the right one for your rig.

Simple Solution. This kit comes with the basic components to lift your Jeep, which keeps the cost down. You get springs, shocks, and brake line brackets. The shocks are longer, maintaining optimal performance. Brake line brackets lower the lines, so they're not pulled tight with the new setup. You don't get any kind of caster or pinion solutions, trackbars, control arms, etc. Once you have this kit in place, you can add additional parts to make it work just like you want, but these components will get you started.

Straightforward to Install. This kit installs like most other lift kits. You must jack your Jeep up, support it by the frame, then remove the tires and disconnecting all components that keep the axles from drooping completely. From there you install the springs, shocks, and brake line brackets, then put everything else back together. Plan on spending about 3 hours.

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