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Shold I get this lift kit??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by m1ndless, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. m1ndless

    m1ndless Banned

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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Rough Country doesn't seem to be any too popular around here. Most seem to like Tough Country and BDS suspensions.
     
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    m1ndless Banned

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    Hmm, but for the price, plus it has a money back guarntee..
     
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    Pvt. Maggot 1/2 ton status

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    I'd say just buy the parts you need to lift your truck, 4" front springs, 4" shackle flip, and a steering arm. it would cost you alot less.
     
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    money back garauntee huh? I don't doubt they m ay offer such a thing. But what are you going to do, try and reinstall your factory parts that you likely have to cut up and destroy in removal?
     
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    It's cheap because it's blocks out back.. do yourself a favor, get some 4" TC ez-rides or BDS up front and a flip out back...
     
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    I'm in the process of installing the same kit from Rough Country, but with 4 springs instead of the blocks, and using my own shocks. Call Rough Country direct- I got a great deal on all 4 springs with the install kit, the swaybar drop kit and a new steering damper for $500.00.

    So far all the parts seem pretty decent. I'll post up pics when I finish.

    Here's what the springs looked like:
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    So for someone with money issues. What would it cost someone to go the route of buying 4" springs, a shakle flip, 4 cheap shocks, u bolts and a steering arm. Compared to 309 plus tax and shipping for the kit.

    Oh and I just got rid of my sway bar so I don't need to worry bout that.
     
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    i have thie same kit with rear springs though it is a great kit but the front springs are a little stiff.
     
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    I have that same exact kit and it does good and it will flex. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I bought the kit a few years ago and i like the front springs. Took off the blocks just recently and did the flip. I would recommend that to anyone.
     
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    Same kit just I have rear springs too. It flex's good too. Stiff up front tho but still flex's
     
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    They want flex and a caddy ride . Plus its not "cool" to ck5 standards to use anything else :wink1:

    Rough country is fine for the price . My best friends Sub sits on Rough Country , I didn't mind the ride either .

    And it gets better if you take a leaf out :D
     
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    Awesome, thanks guys I went ahead and bought it, my mechanic wants 200 to install it, is that pretty reasonable? He said it would take about 5 hours to install...
     
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    I'd save the 200 bucks and do it yourself with a friend or two . Mine was installed with several members one Saturday . Its not all that hard to do . I know someone near you who works for Miller High Life :waytogo:
     
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    Is there a tutorial on how to install it? I don't know alot about cars..
     
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    Your trucks gonna cost a fortune if your paying everyone to fix it... Far better to learn, build it yourself and have real pride in it, not bought pride.. :D
     
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    I know nothing about trucks though..would it be a tough install?
     
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    it's not that hard. It's just nuts and bolts. use the $200 to buy tools. A sawzall would be a good investment. The old U-bolts are probably going to need to be cut off.
     
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    Very easy to install especially with a buddy or two. Did mine by myself in about 3 hours. Not hard. Dont be intimidated by the process. It is a cake walk and you came to the right site if you hit a snag. Hardest part is the brakelines. And that is easy. Go for it.
     

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