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4" Rough Country Lift System
« on: December 11, 2002, 12:16:43 AM »
I bought the 4" Rough Country lift system back in October, and so far, I love it.  The system came with everything I needed to install, even new HYDRO shocks, except for two new bolts for mounting the springs to the rear shackles.  The geniuses at Chrysler installed the factory bolts so that the head is facing the gas tank.  That wouldn't be a problem if there was enough room between the gas tank and the shackle so that the bolt could be removed, but there isn't.  The bolts on both sides have to be cut on the rear shackles to complete this install.[/b]

The installation went pretty smoothly, and the weather was nice enough to work with us (Ratitude and I).  That's a good thing, because we were outside all the time.

The lift has been on for about a month now.  The ride was noticeably stiffer, yet the ride was more evened out, so I think it was for the better.  I think it's starting to soften up a bit now that the springs are being broken in.  There were some annoying squeaks for a little while, but those have gone away with time also.  This is one of the cheapest systems that I have ever found anywhere.  It was only one month's rent.....$525  + shipping.  Another member just informed me that they are buying direct from Rough Country, and they are currently offering free shipping, but their cost is $549.  It is still cheaper, since shipping to my place was about $100.  It only took three days to get here, however.  If anyone is looking for a very good, very cheap 4" suspension lift, I highly recommend the Rough Country System.  I also highly recommend getting it from Rocky Mountain Suspension, especially since they are a sponsor of the site ;D


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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2002, 09:44:54 AM »
This is what I went with also and so far I love it! The only probs that I had were with billing (due to my wife's bank, NOT rocky Mtn. and shipping. Rough country got WAY backed up for a while and it took a while for them to get springs out to other companys. Rocky mtn not only let me know what was going on each day (although I had to call them) they ended up shipping everything out fed-ex 2 day instead of the truck ship I had payed for! (about a week difference) I was very impressed with their service (except one guy) as the woman I talked to called my wifes bank about 3-4 times ALONG with my wife to get the payment straightened out! (BTW, Fleet bank sucks!) Since I got the kit installed my only complaint is a bit of squeaking from the front springs (don't think I greased them enough) I likethe ride (now that the shocks are on right side up!! Thanx dodgeboys!) I like the handleing, just need bigger tires!!
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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2002, 04:09:25 PM »
I also just got my lift 4in system from rough country and I also love it.  I was a little pissed when I was putting it on  because I was missing a poly bushing for the front spring but I called them up and they are sending me the bushing and some shims for the rear axle for free.  So I am also very pleased with their customer service. I would recommed them to others no problem.  http://www.roughcountry.com

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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2002, 10:02:45 AM »
 hey i was wonderin if you guys had to change the length of your drive shafts with the 4" lift and if you did how much

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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2002, 12:47:31 PM »
I did not.



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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2002, 07:46:11 PM »
mine either, but I think I should, dosn't feel the same now
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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #6 on: January 5, 2003, 02:11:30 PM »
Just wondering if the kit you guys got eliminates the lifting block on the rear spring?  That is the source of axle wrap in my RC.  
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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #7 on: January 5, 2003, 02:24:44 PM »
Yes, it eliminates the rear block.   I don't have the wrap anymore ;D


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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2003, 11:54:44 PM »
I just installed Rough Country 4 inch springs all the way around on my truck as well.  I love it.  

I have one question for the other guys who put the kit on their trucks.  I have the 2.5 degree shim up front, but I am still getting driveline vibrations, especially under acceleration.  Do any of you guys have vibrations?  Did anyone put shims in the rear?
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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2003, 05:53:05 AM »

Do any of you guys have vibrations?  Did anyone put shims in the rear?

I got plenty ov vibrations on mine, but this d/shaft was also spit out and run over by a camper and 2 cars!LOL As far as I can tell mine are mostly from the driveshaft being old (sloppy) and running in a different spot now. no shims now but when I get the new front axle I am planning on dropping the t/case an inch to get it back in alignment. Imho, the front shims are a crappy design, should be bolted into the spring pack like the rear. I have heard too many storys around here of them being spit out.
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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2003, 01:02:23 PM »
I shimmed the rear, and I still have a slight vibration at low speeds when accelerating.  When I get past 30mph the vibration stops.


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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2003, 01:41:08 AM »
What all does the kit include again?

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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2003, 10:58:47 AM »
The kit inclueds new springs all the way around that eliminate the block in the rear.  It comes with all new U-bolts, and studs for the front axle, shocks, a 3 inch steering block, and a 2.5 degree shim.
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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #13 on: March 1, 2003, 07:37:14 PM »
I just put this kit on last week and like it a lot so far.  I haven't got it off road yet though.  Give me til next week.  Anyway, I had pretty bad vibrations from the rear but just replaced all the U-joints in both driveshafts and that eliminated most of the shaking.  I still plan on putting 2.5 to 3 degree shims on the rear axle.  But you can't beat this kit for the price.

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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2003, 07:49:15 PM »
Just got mine today,one front spring is the wrong ,no shims at all.Guess I gotta call and rant..........
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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2003, 09:08:11 AM »
Just to add my endorsement for this set up.  The springs are tough, that's for sure.  I got a load of crushed concrete for driveway gravel from a local crushing and aggregate place.  This place will give you all you can haul in your pickup for $10, no matter if its heaping over the edges of the bed or two shovels full.  I told the front end loader operator to give me about 3/4 of a ton and stop.  Well, I'm no judge of weight, but he just kept pouring it in until I finally told him I thought that was plenty.  They weigh you on the way in and out just to keep track of how much they have, and my load was 1.67 tons.  That fellow was a worse judge of weight than me!  The tires I had at the time were some Michelins rated at 3500 pounds each, luckily.  I got it home, although the truck did have a lot more body lean around curves and of course the braking wasn't very fast.

Nothing broke, nothing slipped, nothing made funny noises.  I kept the weight ticket as a souvenir and proof that it happened.  I don't recommend hauling 1.67 tons in a 1/2 pick up, but its a testimony to the strength of this lift kit and the stock Dodge drive train.
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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2003, 12:38:01 AM »
I have installed the 4 Rough Country lift on my 84 RC with some problems.  The kit came with front and rear springs, shocks, all the hardware and 2.5 degree shims to correct the front pinion angle (Rough Country recommended).  System was easy to install but, vibration and handling problems were incurred.  The vibrations were reduced with new u-joints, 4 degree shims in the rear, dropping the trans case and balanced drive shaft.  The handling improved when the 2.5 degree shims were removed from the front which allowed for proper alignment (4x4 shop said the shims up front caused the alignment problems).  RC runs handles great and new suspension allows for 33s with plenty of room.

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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #17 on: December 1, 2003, 12:16:59 AM »
Interesting.  I had no problems with alignment on the front after using the shims.  I did replace the rear u-joints with spicers, because I did have a slight vibration problem. I also got an adjustable drag link to help with the alignment, too.  I'm looking at getting new shocks though.  I think these are a little too stiff.  I'm looking to get a set of Rancho RSX 9000 ;D




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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #18 on: March 3, 2004, 05:26:29 PM »
Shims throw off the caster angle in the front  this makes the truck tend to resist going into a turn and then once in a turn resist coming back out of a turn.  In other words  in a truck without shims the steering wheel tends to self center when you let go of it.  In a truck w/ shims is does but to a far lesser extent.   Also a VERY important thing to watch out for is  many shims are made of aluminum   I cannot enphasize enough how bad, dangerous, stupid, etc this is.  Mine crumbled like a ball of dirt after about a year causing my rear axel to migrate to a different location and throw the  drive shaft out!  
 Do yourself a favor  and leave the front alone even if you have to get a new drive shaft to do so.  www.highangledriveline.com makes a nice one that is all 1 ton rated and who dosnt want a nice strong shaft anyway.

As for driveline vibrations    if both angles on the driveshaft are not equal and opposite of each other  you WILL have vibrations.   Cut the perches on the rear axel off and rotate the pinion to 0 degrees and weld them back on.  Stops the vibrations and saves alot of u joints.  


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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #19 on: March 3, 2004, 07:32:08 PM »
I have had aluminum shims in the front that were in there for at least 3 years, and I wheeled the truck very hard and they never crumbled.  They were undamaged when I pulled them out.

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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2004, 12:55:07 AM »
About how long does it take to install?
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2004, 05:13:08 AM »
LOL!! Depends on a few different things. Do you have air tools? has the truck sat outside a lot? Have the spring shackles EVER been greased? Do you have a torch(oxyacetalene) to cut old parts off? Did you soak EVERY nut and bolt you will be removing with a LOT of penetrating oil? For at least a week? Best guess? anywhere from a weekend with the right tools and some luck, to about 3 months working on it when you have time and with hand tools. (mine took about 6 weeks or so)
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2004, 01:20:34 PM »
I'm 14 so I don't have a shop however, we do have a automechanices shop with about every sort of tool I need lifts, torch, air tools etc so getting the proper equipment isn't a problem. I'm just asking because where I live we have lot of mud and When I get a ram it's heading straight fro the mud. Most people don't have a garage around here so most likely I'll get one that been sitting out in the open since new and most people don't pay attention suspention so the shackles probbaly wouldn't be greased alot if ever but what does it matter?  
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2004, 05:41:38 AM »
If they haven't been greased, the best thing to do is cut them off and get new ones. Getting the bolts out of the sleaves is gonna be a ROYAL pain otherwise.
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2004, 04:20:41 PM »
I just used a torche and blow them out :)

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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2004, 10:10:09 PM »
For those who have put on this kit, how much trimming did you have to do?  And is it true you dont need the steerring blocks with the borgeson column?
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2004, 09:13:53 PM »
I did no trimming whatsoever.  It also depends on how big of a tire you want to use.  My lift is appx two years old now, and it has settled down an inch or so.  I think the 32's are a good fit, with lots of room for flex.  I could go to 33's easily and still have plenty of flex room.  As far as the steering block goes, unless you get an adjustable drag link or a dropped pitman arm, you will need that steering block.  A borgeson shaft has nothing to do with the amount of correction you will need for lifting it.  The borgeson shaft is a good purchase though.  Check out the product review of it.




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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2004, 09:55:39 PM »
I am now thinking of getting this kit again...grr can't make up my mind..

Anyway did you guys have problems with the steering wheel not re-centering itself after installing this lift?  Also is the adjustable drag link needed for alignment purposes?  
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2004, 12:54:51 PM »
adjustable drag link helps having equal steering, as well as a dropped pitman arm.  I think this is the best all around complete lift setup for the price.  The only thing I don't like about this kit is it comes with a steering arm rather then a dropped pitman arm.

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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2004, 02:03:04 PM »
If you order from Rocky Mountain Suspensions, they have a dropped pitman arm for not that much, and depending on the kit they will replace the steering block with it for a discounted price.  It pays to be a gold member ;D
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2004, 06:03:14 PM »
Any comments on this kit being rough riding?  On another forum everyone calls it the "Rough Riding" lift and says stay away from it.  Thats everyone that has never tried it........uggghhh
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2004, 09:04:14 PM »
I loved mine! Rode and handled nice!
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2005, 12:57:55 AM »
Mine rides fine.  I have the Rancho RSX9000 shocks on there now, and that made it even better.  I would look at a way to attach the sway bar up front though.  After the shocks get broken in, you'll get some roll going into corners.  It is a little rough when you first install it, but after the springs soften up, it's all good ;D


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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2005, 04:00:54 PM »
I have also heard rumors of the kit being "rough riding" and hard to install, but from most of what I have read on this post, most everyone loves the kit. It is definitely the least expensive and you seem to get everything you need in the kit w/o having to buy a bunch extra.

I did talk to Rocky Mountain Suspension though,and they don't really recommend the kit, due to feedback from the customers that the springs really start to sag after about a year, which is when the warranty runs out. They recommended Skyjacker, which is the most expensive, but comes with a LLT warranty. Also Tuff Country has a LLT, but they currently have no feedback on it.

Sooo, my question is to those that have had the kit for over a year or so, how is it holding up?? I know the springs will settle, but are they still doing a good job keeping the height and handling off-roading? I would definitely prefer this kit, but wonder if I'll be disappointed in a couple of years.

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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2005, 11:06:51 PM »
I heard that the springs don't sag as fast as the skyjackers, but who knows...its just what I've heard...

My suspension is SHOT so I don't see how my ride could get any worse...
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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2005, 05:38:54 PM »
I installed one of these kits 8 or 9 months ago on my '90 W150 and I can say that I have no complaints! The only problems that I had was getting the bolts out of the leaf springs, it seemed that the bushings grabbed them and wouldnt let them go! I either had to cut them out, or melt the bushing and take a "air hammer" to get them out! I had the same problem with the shackels, since they dont sell shackel bushings I had to get remanufactured shackels from the dealer. Another problem that I had installing the kit was the "cone washers" used for the steering arm, I had to end up getting a torch and cutting them out.  And then there was the leaf spring bolt next to the fuel tank, had to drop the fuel tank to get that one, cause I couldnt get the bolt in the right way. For anyone that is going to install this kit, I reccomend getting all new bolts, shackels, getting a torch, and having the time to do it! It took me a little over a month to do this, but thats working out of my driveway and not being prepared (lots of trips to the auto parts stores.) I didnt install the shims and have no vibrations what so ever (maybe Im just lucky!) I also didnt get a longer driveshaft. My ride quality is a little stiffer then stock, but isnt that bad at all! Im running 35x12.50 and they rubbed when I hit a huge bump off road, until I tapped in the front frenders a little. I have taken my truck off road before and after this kit, and I can tell you once you have wheeled with a lift kit and bigger tires you wont be able to go back!!! All in all it was worth the pain, sweat, and time, I am very happy with the results!!!!!! ;D
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2005, 02:22:21 PM »
I just put my lift on this past week. No air tools, just hand tools. It took my friend and me about a day and a half to put the kit on. Springs all around. So fsr I love it. My rear u-joints were toast. I found this out as soon as I started to drive it. (what a racket) Took the rear shaft off and had new Spicer  joints added and had the whole thing balanced. I ran into a few snags on the insatll. The first; the rear u-bolt were about 1/16" bigger than the holes in the top plates. They needee to be reemed out a bit. The second; The dropped pitman arm was thicker and I had to loosen the power steering pump and mounting bracket, then grind the end of the arm to get it to clear. To get the rear shckles off, I removed the rear skid plate and used a large screwdriver as a lever and pushed on the side of the gas tank and had pleanty of room to remove the upper bolts. So far I think the RC rides much better than the old, saggy springs. And the RC looks way cooler now. Next comes a set of 33" BFG's.
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2005, 11:19:27 PM »
I installed this lift roughly (no pun intended since it would have been bad anyway) a month and a half ago with Wannago2Moab. It took the two of us about 9-10 hours to install. Granted, I was screwing around and talking on the phone most of the time, but he still got it done for me!! So it's more like it took Wannago 9-10 hours to install himself.
As far as alignment goes, I threw mine on the rack at school and it was all in spec, even with the shims installed in the front. I'm pretty sure I got lucky with the alignment, my thrust angle was nearly perfect .001 degree, front camber caster and toe were all pretty damn close too.
However, my steering wheel is turned to the left 90 degrees going straight down the road, and I can't make any left turns without having to re-engage the left turn signal. An adjustable drag link will help correct the problem (although I can't justify $200 for one).
In my opinion this kit is awesome for the money, it is a little stiff, and I don't recommend using the shocks that come with the kit. I hit potholes, speedbumps, and dips really hard, and the H8000 shocks just have too slow of a rebound rate for any practical use, even off-road.
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2005, 08:25:16 PM »
Take off your steering wheel and put it back on with the wheels straight.  You'll probably have the same problem with your turn signal, but the wheel will at least be straight.  If you can find you a dropped pitman arm for a reasonable price, that will fix your steering wheel problem, too.  I went the adjustable drag link route myself.  The springs will soften up over time.  Had mine on for over 2 years now, and it's dropped about 1", but it's all good.  I went another shock route, too.  Got some Rancho RSX9000s back in September last year when they had the "buy 4 and get the in cab control unit free" offer going on.  Haven't got the incab set up yet, but the shocks are night and day difference.  Going to have to get my sway bar hooked back up now, since the springs are soft and so are the shocks.  I have a lot of roll going into turns, and I don't like that too much.




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Re:4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2005, 10:47:42 PM »
So it is worth the money to get better shocks??? Is there really that big of a difference?
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2005, 02:31:42 PM »
Yeah, it's worth it.



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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2005, 12:10:34 PM »
I got the 4 in lift on my 85 RC, so far it's doing great, the only thing is that I got the cheaper lift... Prolly not smart. But I did and they sent me a block smaller than my stock one, so they told me to stack them.... I ain't stackin no blocks in my truck. We did put them on temporary just to see how it's gonna look cus the rear end was about 4 in shorter that the front. It's still bout 2 inches off. How can I fix it? My boyfriend said that you can add some kind or rear front mount and weld something to fix it, but is there any other way... It sounds really complicated. But it does sit a little better now that I got the new tires(35 In TSL's, 15 1/2in Wide) on it.
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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2005, 02:57:38 PM »
Send it back and get the springs. Less headache in the long run.  Either that or get some add-a-leaf's for the back.




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RE: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2005, 07:37:10 PM »

Send it back and get the springs. Less headache in the long run.


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Re: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2005, 12:35:59 PM »
Yeah, I think thats what Im Going to do... There was this guy out in colorodo or somewhere like that, he was parting out two of his RC's... He was gonna send me the bracketts that we could of used to fix em, but we haven't heard from him.
Get this, he was driving one of the RC's and trailering the other. He wrecked and totalled both of em!!! SUCKS!
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Re: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #45 on: July 7, 2006, 10:36:29 AM »
I read about guys heating the cone washers and torching out bolts. Just wondering if my little propane bottle torch will do?
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Re: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #46 on: July 8, 2006, 12:00:23 PM »
I wouldnt count on it, I tried using a map gas torch on the cone washers and it was a waste of time. You will need a "Big" torch if you want to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time.
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Re: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2006, 09:28:42 AM »
I bought that kit and I'm about to install it, but I have one problem...

They forgot to include a part list, so I think I might have everything (not sure if I saw a shim though) and Roughcountry doesn't seem to care...  I tried to contact them to have them send me the part list but got no feedback from them so far (it's been about a week!)

Does anybody got that part list? 

Also, I din't check yet, but is there an easy way to know which shocks are for the front and which are for the back?  I could figure it easily for the springs and U-bolts but I didn't oppened the shock boxes yet.

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Re: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2006, 11:15:14 AM »
I just wen to Rough Country's site and it tells you which shock is which. I don't have a shim either and contacted them and never heard back. If I get time in a bit I'll look up the shocks and post it.
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Re: 4" Rough Country Lift System
« Reply #49 on: September 9, 2006, 10:22:30 AM »
Sorry, if you haven't checked yet. I have 8131 front. 8128 rear.
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