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rough country 3 inch suspension lift questions

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by whiteboytoy05, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. whiteboytoy05

    whiteboytoy05 [OP] Member

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    I am looking into getting a rough country 3 inch supension lift. With that being said has anyone installed one there self. If so was it relatively easy? and how does the truck handle and ride? Also I was planning on running 33inch tires on 18inch wheels, would this give me enough room for to fit the tires with little or no trimming??
     
  2. Robertocritser

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    i have it installed, i dont think it rides well at all, and it tends to jump accross the road haha. and i am rubbing with a 32 in tire. 275/55/20
     
  3. whiteboytoy05

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    Thanks Robert I appreciate the info, did you do any trimming to try and stop the rubbing? or is it not that bad?
     
  4. KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Spacers are going to give you a pretty rough ride. You will definately need to trim some plastic to fit 33's. Some even have to chop the cab mount.
     
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    Robertocritser Well-Known Member

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    i havent trimmed it yet, it hasent bothered me enought. but when it comes to new tires i more than likely will to fit wider tires
     
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    Okay thanks again for the info. KPT what lift do you have?
     
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    Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75"

    More info in my build.
     
  8. Nate7747

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    Rough Country says you dont need spring compressors, but its a bitch without one, it took me and a friend using a tie down to crank on the sping to get it back in place. I hate this lift and will replace it as soon as I get my tax return. You will not be able to the a proper alignment without new UCAs, and I doubt you will get the tires to fit without some trimming.
     
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    :eek:

    Are you sure they didn't say you don't need a spring compressor for their top plate spacers, but you do for the coil spacers?
     
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    Yeah, I even called them to ask a second time and they said that it was a simple install and I would not need one. They guy on the phone sounded pissed off that I would even call to ask questions. I would never buy fro them again, its a crappy kit in my opinion for what it cost. Rear blocks and shocks were strait forward though, not a single problem there other than what they say in the instructions is a 19mm nut on the U bolts is actually a 21mm, and since I didnt have anything over a 19 I had to make a trip to the store, on foot since the truck was taken apart.
     
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    I bought this kit and really like it. Me and a friend installed it in about 6hrs in my garage. My truck aligned perfectly. I didnt have to have a coil compressor. Just removed the coil assembly put the spacer on top and put it back in...
     
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    And i'm running 265/70R17 tires with no rubbing. That's only a 32" tire though.
     
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