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Unread 02-23-2014, 02:32 PM   #1
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4 in rough country lift + 2.5 in coil spacers

This is a question I've been trying to figure out for about a year now.
I have a 4 in lift and I want to go up to 6.5 inches using coil spacers and replacing my back shocks with longer ones.
Is this an awful idea? Why?
I have been told that it's a bad idea but I have also seen a lot of people who do it and have no problems at all.

Is there any specific risks with doing that? What's the difference in just doing that besides buying a whole new 6.5 in lift?
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Unread 02-23-2014, 02:38 PM   #2
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Most will say that it will ride like poop and with short arms (I am assuming u have) will make it worse

3-4 " is about all you can do with short arms and have a decent ride - also will need a longer track bar and adjustable control arms for dialing castor

I am 4.5 on adjustable short arms and its tolerable but DW is present

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Unread 02-23-2014, 03:32 PM   #3
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I forgot to say that it's my DD and I don't go off-roading and flex the crap out of it really.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 04:50 PM   #4
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Are you just looking to lift it for the looks? 6.5 inch lift is a lot just for looks
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Unread 02-23-2014, 06:23 PM   #5
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Why lift it any more or at all if you just drive it on the street?
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Unread 02-24-2014, 12:45 AM   #6
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Well I mean I don't hardcore off road but I want it so when I do go up the mountsaiin near me town that I won't have any problems. Like now with the 4 in lift and bushwacker flares I still nail my wheel wells
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Unread 02-24-2014, 03:58 AM   #7
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What size are your tires? Did u extend your bump stops?
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Unread 02-24-2014, 08:59 AM   #8
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I have 33 in tires and no I haven't extended my bump stops
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Unread 02-24-2014, 12:27 PM   #9
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Well extend them it'll make a huge difference.
If you still want to go to 6 you will need long arms.
You shouldn't really have a problem running pucks on top of your 4 inch lift springs.
Get spring retainers and you will be fine
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Unread 02-24-2014, 02:56 PM   #10
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Could I buy long arms separately? Without buying the whole kit?
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Unread 02-24-2014, 03:24 PM   #11
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Yea rough country sells a long arm upgrade kit. Plus if you buy directly from them and install take pics and post it one here, just email them the link and they will give you 10% back. I am running 6 inches of lift with springs and spacers on long arms
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Unread 02-24-2014, 03:49 PM   #12
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How much is the long arm upgrade?
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Unread 02-24-2014, 08:22 PM   #13
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its 1100 bucks
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6.5" long arm setup. Wouldn't say it's an ideal street setup. Remember at 6.5" you need to do something with the steering or it'll bind
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Unread 02-25-2014, 12:29 AM   #15
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6.5" long arm setup. Wouldn't say it's an ideal street setup. Remember at 6.5" you need to do something with the steering or it'll bind
I know its off topic but How do you like those tires?
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