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post #1 of 5 Old 05-10-2013, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Rough country bargain lift worth it?

I see that rough country has a 3.5 inch lift... the one where it reuses the rear springs in the front... my question is has anyone purchased this lift and had issues?

And my other question is if I have 2 inch spring spacers on now with the 3.5 suspension for a total of 5.5 inches would that be a bad idea? Or would I be better off with about a 4 inch suspension?

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-10-2013, 03:26 PM
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You can't use a 2" puck with a lift designed for 3.5". 5.5" is a whole new ball park. You can use a puck if you have the rest of the lift parts for 5.5".
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if you wanna go 5.5, do it right, the puck idea will fail as it's missing tons of parts and adjustments. the 3.5 front<rear swap is common, lots of stuff on here about it. Many people order the kit and new rear springs (and some other stuff) just to have new all around

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Rough country anything isn't worth it. You couldn't pay me to put their parts on my rig

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-10-2013, 08:04 PM
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5.5 is really getting into long arm territory. I really wouldn't go over 4 without long arms. Do it right the first time and you'll save money in the long run. Don't have money to do it right right now? Don't do it.

Even just running 3.5 you should do adjustable CA's to get things correct. And you probably will still rub 33's unless you cut. My 2.5" on 31's can follow tj's on 37's all day long. So stay there until you can go whole hog.

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