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Rough Country Lift--do i need shocks??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacoman101, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Aug 7, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    tacoman101

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    Does anyone know if i need new front shocks when installing the Rough Country 2.5" lift on my 2001 Tacoma. this kit came with rear shackles and shocks, and front spacers, on the Rough Country web site, it says nothing about getting new shocks for the front, so i don't know
     
  2. Aug 7, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    Kenny650

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    It's not needed. Even if you do upgrade to better shocks in the front, it's still going to ride like shit because it's a spacer lift.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    shouldn't need any front shocks
     
  4. Aug 7, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    okie

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    When you guys say, spacer lifts ride like shit, are you refering to your normal stop & go trafic to & from work? or your weekend romp through your favorite mudhole, creek, hills etc.....


    The ride cant be that bad for everday driving....

    can it :confused:
     
  5. Aug 7, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    No, it's not THAT bad.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    Your right. It's NOT that bad, however, after a couple months you'll really notice the shift in ride quality. You'll start to feel EVERY bump, pothole, etc.

    That's how what happened to me... :)
     
  7. Aug 7, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    Try a pothole or a speedbump going a decent speed and you'll know what we're talking about. :D
     
  8. Aug 7, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    got the lift installed, and i don't find any differnce in ride comfort, but i might in a few months
     
  9. May 9, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    Could you put up a picture of your truck with this lift. Would you recommend it. I was thinking about getting it.
     
  10. May 9, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    I have a 2.5 spacer in the front with my old shocks works fine. I only notice a ride difference when im in the hills when I use full travel then I notice the stiffness, but works great for me and my budget.
     
  11. May 9, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    Here are some pics with the lift and 285/75/16 tires:

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    And here is the lift with 265/75/16 tires:

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    Overall the lift is really good for the money. The ride is a little rough at times, but that's also because I have E rated tires. But yeah, I'd recommend this lift if you have a tight budget.
     
  12. May 9, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    Looks good. The ride with a spacer lift isnt bad at all. Enjoy!
     
  13. May 10, 2010 at 3:29 AM
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    Wow that looks really good with the 285's. The funny thing is I have the same color truck so this gives me a perfect idea what mine will look like. Thanks alot.
     
  14. May 10, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    no problem man..hope everything works out for you
     
  15. May 10, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    I just order the kit. We will see how it works out. I'll put up pics after I put it on.
     
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