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Unread 12-16-2011, 07:13 AM   #1
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tuff country?

well, im at school and bored so was looking for lift kits, yes i kno, very productive;D i found a tuff country 3.5 inch lift, whats everybody think of them? any help is nice, thanks

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Unread 12-16-2011, 09:17 AM   #2
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In school and posting on JF. You should be trying to get you a seat cover to go ride around in the Jeep instead of daydreaming about a Tuff Country lift. Back to your question. You don't hear much about Tuff Country on here. There kits appear to be complete and have everything you will need.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 11:15 AM   #3
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Get something better.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 11:20 AM   #4
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X2 with the better part. Dont do a lift kit only to have to replace it later and if your having to ask if its a good company its not a good company because we all know the usual good companies...rubicon express, BDS, EMU and the list goes on.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 12:43 AM   #5
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I've got the Tuff Country 3.5" lift on my YJ. It sure wouldn't have been my choice, but the previous owner did choose it so I've been wheeling it for almost a year now.

I haven't spent much time in other YJ's recently, but it seems to be pretty stiff and bouncy. It didn't have any flex when I bought it, but that could have more to do with the tires running out of room and the bolts on the stock shackles being torqued way too tight. I have since installed some Rough Country 1.25" boomerang shackles at what seems to be a very reasonable torque level, and my flex has improved considerably. I didn't notice the ride getting any better, though it probably did.

I will say that I have beat on the springs a bit with no issues. I even snapped a stock shackle in half while down in Moab and couldn't find a replacement, so I drove home (about 240 miles) with only one end of the front right spring mounted to the frame. Honestly...other than a little bit of a lean, I really didn't notice it. I'm guessing that has something to do with the stiffness of the springs, but I am very pleased with the abuse my springs have shrugged off.

If I were buying a new kit today, I'd go for the RE 4.5" Extreme Duty, and I may still upgrade to those springs or something comparable in the future, but for now my Tuff Country springs (and shocks) are doing pretty well.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 05:42 AM   #6
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thanks guys, muchly appreciated
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