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Rough Country 4" Lift

Started by SixGun, June 28, 2013, 11:36:05 am

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SixGun

I've been seeing quite a few guys going with the Rough Country lift.  The price is considerably cheaper and I'm sure that is the main reason BUT is it a decent lift?  Anyone with one of these setup and used that can attest to it PRO or CON?  Considering it for my budget build on the 76 RC.  Anything over 4" starts adding $$ fast for required additional parts.
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workgoats

I'm interested in this too.

Toyradio

crazzywolfie

i would probably guess it is cheaper because they use 3" blocks to lift the back end instead of replacing the springs like the more expensive kits.

SixGun

Comparable lifts with other companies using the blocks/ add-a-leaf and front springs BUT no steering block run $200 more and up. 

http://www.rockymountainsusp.com/dodge69_93_Ramcharger.htm

BTW there is a discount for RCC members too.
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket

The War Wagon

Top Gun Customz sold me one in early '07... before I KNEW better...  ::)

They use the knuckle block, instead of a drop pitman arm, or adjustable draglink.  At THAT time, they went with the double shock setup for each corner - we're actually gonna ditch those, for single Bilstein 5125's.  The steering stabilizer is a single unit, but they market the 4 1/2" lift as something you can run 35's with... which should utilize a dual stabilizer... so you end up adding that later, too.

My spring packs seem OK... a bit stiff still at this point, as my RC only has 50 miles on it since the lift and restoration work.  It's STILL in the shop for the re-gear, steering & tranny work, so that hasn't changed.  We'll hafta see how those hold out - especially with the custom front bumper & multicarrier both loaded down.

I'm sure Rough Country has a better kit than the entry level unit; my advice would be, to buy THAT instead.
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Restoring/building a War Wagon - good advice ALWAYS welcome!

SixGun

Thanks War Wagon, but now it opens up more questions.  LOL 

Knuckle blocks, adjustable drag links, drop pitman arms ... whew ... did I get it all?  Pros and cons on these guys?  Anyone have some stories to tell?

You know, for the price of the basic kit from Rocky Mountain, 2 new front springs with associated hardware seems like a good deal in itself.  I am leaning towards a rear shackle flip for around 4-5" lift in the back.   I figure I could always shave the rear block to get it leveled if that's an issue. 

Just curious WW if any of those 50 miles were offroad?

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crazzywolfie

i would be temped to used Jungle Jim's products front and rear. his stuff looks great and is strong enough to be used on a diesel.

i think the difference in price just like a those fancy steering shafts like you have. they vary in price depending on where you get it.

rjtx667

I bought the rough country lift for the 91 ramcharger. this was suppose to be 4" lift kit with 2" blocks (so 2" spring 2" block?)

well I am now putting it on the 93 (well rear is on there) because its more like a 6" lift with no blocks  :confused2:

they seems like good springs, and came with bushings. I removed the bushing's for Jim's 2 part bushings. I also have his HD bolts. Thats the last thing I have to do, drill out the front spring bolt hole so I can get a socket around the bigger nut.

My front springs are a set of NOS "Rod Hall" springs. They have 5 or 6 leafs vs the factory 3 and between the 2 it gives a really nice stance. The front springs are stiffer than the back, just because of the technology used to assemble them.

I like the springs so far, and they seem nice. We shall find out come RamJam.
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1935 Dodge KC Truck
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The War Wagon

Quote from: SixGun on June 28, 2013, 08:14:51 pm
Thanks War Wagon, but now it opens up more questions.  LOL 

Knuckle blocks, adjustable drag links, drop pitman arms ... whew ... did I get it all?  Pros and cons on these guys?  Anyone have some stories to tell?

You know, for the price of the basic kit from Rocky Mountain, 2 new front springs with associated hardware seems like a good deal in itself.  I am leaning towards a rear shackle flip for around 4-5" lift in the back.   I figure I could always shave the rear block to get it leveled if that's an issue. 

Just curious WW if any of those 50 miles were offroad?


NO.  It steers like a wounded rhino currently - hence the reason I'm going with a Borgeson HD steering gearbox and HD steering shaft - to clean up a LOTTA slop in the factory units.  Driving on Pittsburgh streets was adventurous enough!  :confused2:

For BIG tires, the adjustable draglink makes more sense (lets you turn RIGHT & left  :tongue3: ) - for a lift of less than 6", you won't need the drop pitman arm AND adjustable draglink... which we discovered... after I'd paid for BOTH...  ::)
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Restoring/building a War Wagon - good advice ALWAYS welcome!

SixGun

What do you consider to be "big tires"?  I am going to be using 33's on 15x8's.
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Quote from: SixGun on June 29, 2013, 11:22:47 pm
What do you consider to be "big tires"?  I am going to be using 33's on 15x8's.


I'd say 35's on up.
Restoring/building a War Wagon - good advice ALWAYS welcome!
Restoring/building a War Wagon - good advice ALWAYS welcome!

SixGun

Well the Rough Country lift just came in today.  Took 2 Looooong weeks to come in.  Bought it from Rocky Mountain Suspension with free shipping and RCC discount, it came out to $424 out the door.  New front springs and hardware, steering block and hardware, rear add-a-leafs and hardware, and rear 2" block.  I opted for the nitro shocks all around and that added a mere $100.  Definately a good value.  Wish me luck... :035:
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket

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Luck!  :tongue3:
Restoring/building a War Wagon - good advice ALWAYS welcome!
Restoring/building a War Wagon - good advice ALWAYS welcome!

9dawgs

Yeah man, post some pictures.  Good luck with the lift! :great:
'86 Dodge Ramcharger, 4X4, 318, 727, NPG208, General Grabber AT2 285/75R16s, Rough Country Nitro RCX 9000 Shocks
'04 Volvo XC70, AWD, 2.5L T5 Turbo
'99 Astro 4x2, 4.3L, 4"OLV lift, RS5000 Shocks, BFGoodrich 31x10.50 DECEASED...
'86 Dodge Ramcharger, 4X4, 318, 727, NPG208, General Grabber AT2 285/75R16s, Rough Country Nitro RCX 9000 Shocks
'04 Volvo XC70, AWD, 2.5L T5 Turbo
'99 Astro 4x2, 4.3L, 4"OLV lift, RS5000 Shocks, BFGoodrich 31x10.50 DECEASED...