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post #1 of 33 Old 10-28-2008, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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ROUGH COUNTRY LIFT = REALLY ROUGH RIDE? Why?

OK, so after talking to some people on this forum, it has been brought to my attention that the Rough Country lift is a very stiff and rough riding suspension lift.

That being said, the lift was done at a professional shop by the previous owner in 2006, so the compnoents do not have THAT much wear on them. What can I do to help soften the ride up? I have 36" TSL Swampers, so that obviously doesnt help, but I am running 25psi in the tires to help the ride a little.

Are there some different shocks or other components that I could get to soften the road ride and trail ride a little?

I am thinking of switching to some 35" MTR's also and a Currie Antirock Sway Bar, but I dont know what these will do for a little on-road driveability and off-road capability.

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You can try OME, Bilstein Hydros' or Rancho 9000.

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What can I do to help soften the ride up?
Shocks, shocks, shocks. I'd replace them with any of these... Old Man Emu, Rubicon Express Monotubes, or Skyjacker Hydros. Any of those will help and there are some other good riding shocks I'm sure but those are top choices you can't go wrong with. But from what I have been told, Rough Country has recently revamped their springs and shocks to give a better ride so perhaps their new latest shocks would be better... I just have no personal experience with their latest stuff.

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Might not help you any since I'm running a Skyjacker BB, but I did get the Hydro shocks with my kit. Just a bit stiffer than stock. I think this is more or less due to the old stockers having about 20k miles on them. They are no where near "log wagon" status that's for sure. Hope this helps ya.

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Rough Country is notorious for a rough ride ..... They ain't called Rough Country for nothing.

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Try the new rough country 2.2 shocks.

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OK, so after talking to some people on this forum, it has been brought to my attention that the Rough Country lift is a very stiff and rough riding suspension lift.

That being said, the lift was done at a professional shop by the previous owner in 2006, so the compnoents do not have THAT much wear on them. What can I do to help soften the ride up? I have 36" TSL Swampers, so that obviously doesnt help, but I am running 25psi in the tires to help the ride a little.

Are there some different shocks or other components that I could get to soften the road ride and trail ride a little?

I am thinking of switching to some 35" MTR's also and a Currie Antirock Sway Bar, but I dont know what these will do for a little on-road driveability and off-road capability.


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I couldnt say what kit it is (i.e. name of the lift), I just know it is a RC 4" Lift. I have only owned this thing for 3 weeks and I thought the shocks were Rancho shocks? I will look when I get home.
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I couldnt say what kit it is (i.e. name of the lift), I just know it is a RC 4" Lift. I have only owned this thing for 3 weeks and I thought the shocks were Rancho shocks? I will look when I get home.

If you are running 36" tires... you are probably running the 6" kit. The angle of the control arms cause that kit to have a rougher ride.

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It is a 4" suspension lift and a 1" body lift. I have the receipts from the offroad shop.

Is there anything other than new shocks that I could change out for a better ride?
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It is a 4" suspension lift and a 1" body lift. I have the receipts from the offroad shop.

Is there anything other than new shocks that I could change out for a better ride?
New shocks should help allot, all of the above recommended shocks will serve you well.
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If you are running our 4 inch kit your best bet would be to try our 2.2 performance series shocks. We think that we have came a long way on these 2.2s compared to our older line of shocks.


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OK, I just bought a set of 2.2 from Rough Country. I will give you all an update from this weekend. I hope it helps.
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OK, I just bought a set of 2.2 from Rough Country. I will give you all an update from this weekend. I hope it helps.
Im very interested to hear how well they work out for you since I would like to improve my ride as well. Do you know if the shocks you were using are Rough Country shocks?
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