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tuff country vs skyjacker

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    I'm going with 2" suspension since i have a 2" body lift. i am looking for a soft ride, but not sure if TC will be too soft?? I currenly have sad leafs up front which don't give much, they are very stiff.

    anyone dealt/used/had either of these??? tuff country or skyjacker??

    ARQ.

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  2. 90idahoblazer

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    Look up Rough Country....I think you will find that their prices are hard to beat...and the service is awsome....talk to Jeff....I just installed a 2" lift on my rig and its rides smoothe.
     
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    Check out BDS springs. I'm going to get some of their 6" front and rear springs soon. [​IMG]

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  4. californiak5

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    ARQ.

    I have TC 4" springs on the front of my K5 and I really like the way it rides. I would like to go with a better shock some day than a RS5000, but thats all I have right now and it still rides pretty nice. I think a 2" would ride even nicer. BDS and National springs are just about the best like Wes said, but they are pricey as well.

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  5. ftn96

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    I've got the SKyjackers and they are real soft. Some say they are stiff. But I dis-agree.

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  6. I've had Bds and they road ok,but I road in ftn96's truck and the skyjacker lift road better than mine.I'm looking at tuff country or rough country this time.Good luck
     
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    I have skyjacker 4" all the way around. I like the ride. Much better than my old 6" superlift springs. The skyjacker 4" was only 1/2" lower than the 6" superlift. They also guarantee ride height for as long as you own it

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  8. solowookie

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    man I got 2" springs with rear blocks I've been trying to trade somebody for free!!! of unknown origin though...

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    Skyjacker rides great, and are made from American steel.

    You will be hard pressed to find someone who has bought these and did not like them. I swear by mine.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    I have to semi agree with some here... either Skyjacker or BDS. I have BDS springs and it was a really hard choice. The BDS are great...

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  11. arq

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    skyjacker it is. I looked into rancho but heard they're too stiff. i may just use my <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/membership.shtml>membership</a> to get my <font color=red>DISCOUNT</font color=red>(hint, hint). my next question should i go with the eliminator shocks or get an upgrade??

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    Spend the money and get the Nationals!

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    Just get the Skyjacker Hydros. Wish I had. I payed more for RS 5000's. Turns out they are the same shock.

    They work great though.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Skyjacker all the way, you won't regret it!

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    man get some trail master SSV's... not that much more, and definately a good shock!

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    The ES shocks are just like the rancho 5000's. They suck... I would look into getting the Trailmaster SSV or Doestech shocks (about 40-45 ea.) or the Blistiens, 9000's, or Edelbrocks (for like $70 each). You'll be much happier!

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    I have had rough country, tuff country, and rancho. Out of all of them I like the tuff country for the super soft ride, and the amount of flex you get out of them. I have the rancho on the burb and it works great for towing because of the stiffer springs (I tow my Firebird that weighs 3350, and tow my Jimmy). I hated the rough country. I felt like I was riding in a dump truck. I had them on for a week and got rid of them. My buddy still runs the rough country, and lets put it this way he fits 35s on a 12" wide rim with no rubbing because they are so stiff that a tire picks up off the ground before it flexs.

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    I have the Ranch soft ride kit. My ride is far from, "stiff". I have never rode in a lifted truck that rode like mine. It rides just as good as it did stock.

    Tim
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    The tuff countrys make you feel like your in a caddy.

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    Just get the Hydros that come with the SKyjacker lift kit. Thats what I did. Rides great.

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