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Rough Country suspension

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tiger9297, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. tiger9297

    tiger9297 1/2 ton status

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    Looking at buying Rough Country 4" lift kit with front and rear springs and shocks. $459. What do you think?
     
  2. BlueBlazer

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    Sounds like a good deal. Shocks arent great quality, but the lift kit is cheap and in my experience rides and flexes well.
     
  3. 85mudblazin

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    I dont really like the ride but it is a good deal, I would sugest for the rear go with some sort of a shackle flip,(www.offroaddesign.com) rather than the springs, unless you do alot ow towing then you will need the springs. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. BlueBlazer

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    unless you do alot ow towing then you will need the springs.

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    Opinion /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    im not saying the shackle flip is bad but the higher rate springs will keep the back end from sinking down which will = better towing.
     
  6. BlueBlazer

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    /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  7. chulisohombre

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    not a bad price for what you are getting.i have the r.c. springs in the front of my blazer.they are kinda stiff but still ride all right.it helped when i put my 200 pound bumper on up front.
     
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    Here we go with the "shackle flip" and "towing" issue again. All I can say is that every time someone puts a shackle flip kit on there rig, they rave about how much "softer" it rides, and how much more "flex" they get out of their suspension when wheeling. Well, I for one do not think "soft" and "flex" are words I would want to use to describe the suspension on my tow rig. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  9. Z3PR

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    Rough Counrty has a reputation as being rough riding. I'm not one for screaming "Do a Search" but I'm sure you will find more then enough information on Rough Country suspension. Note; There usely is a reason why some products are more expencive or less expencive then others. In my personal opinion, I would stay away from Rough Country.
     
  10. mr_beer

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    I have a rough country 6 inch kit. The ride is definitly stiff, in my opinion. If I had to do it over again I would invest in something better. Maybe some tuff country ez rides.

    Somebody here can suggest something maybe. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Rough Country EZ rides, they ride firmer than stock, but not "hard" as everybody is claiming, they did ride very hard the first 50-100 miles, but they smoothed out considerably. Really the only time i know i have a "firm" ride is when i roll over speed bumps, then it's a bit rough.

    i am even running the harder gas charged shocks they sell, the ones the kit comes with are the hydros'

    also dual's up front, so you tell me, i am not really complaining about my ride, yes i would like it to ride like a Cadillac, but it's a 4wd truck.

    and oh yeah, they flex like a mo'fo' /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    here's a link to a previous thread, it's not about the RC kit, but it has a pic of the boat flexin alittle, it will do more than what is in the pic. Mine is the Burb.
    previous different thread
     
  12. scrappyk5

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    imo : rough country /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif , for the price

    if i wanted a smooth ride i would buy a caddy /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I ran a 4" set of Rough Country springs for about a year. The ride was decent, they did flex well enough considering I ditched my sway bar. When it came time to do it all over again I went with 6" BDS springs because of the warranty. I don't think you can beat $450 for a set of 4 springs and shocks, most likey that kit has the raised steering arm also... I know several people around here that have Rough Country springs and they aren't complaining. The only issue I had with my springs was getting them to fit, it seemed like they were tweaked a little bit. But on the other hand, my BDS springs were almost as bad. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif THEY'RE LEAF SPRINGS PEOPLE... NOT COILS!!! /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     

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