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Old 03-24-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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Tough country lifts Good or bad idea

im thinking about purchusing a 4in tough counrty lift for my tj. a friend said they usally dont come with all the parts needed to complete the lift.

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Old 03-24-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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If you are talking about Rough Country lifts, I have the 4" one, and it was complete. Even came w/transfer case drop and lower control arms.

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Old 03-24-2008, 07:42 PM   #3
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i only have experience with their leaf springs, i used ROUGH country before and liked them. i put 2" TOUGH country on a buddies soa, and they were 4"+, and didn't settle. we had to remove a leaf, and replace with stock leaf to get it to come back down to earth. i don't like tough country for that reason.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:17 PM   #4
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They ride kind of hard, harder then RE's do, as far as quality, no idea, they seem pretty complete but as I said the ones I've ridden in will give your kidneys a work out, but that might be that the people I know and helped install took the cheaper shocks.
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they are not great but for the price you pay i guess its good....hope you got bouncy seats
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:22 AM   #6
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sounds to me like the coils are the same as the leaf springs, kidney busters
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:37 AM   #7
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sounds to me like the coils are the same as the leaf springs, kidney busters
I don't think it's the springs as much as the shock choice on coils, may be wrong there. In the case of leafs you can tell how hard they are going to ride by the number and thickness. A 6" lift with 4 leaves is gonna leave marks, a 6" with 8 leaves is going to be cushy.
I remember seeing a Rolls Royce up on a lift one time, it had like 14 very thin leaves, I think it was a 64 or 65 Silver Cloud, it rode like you were sitting in your cushy couch at home and on a straight road you didn't even know you were moving it was that smooth.
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good info about the leafs, thanks
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good info about the leafs, thanks
Thickness of the leaves too, that makes a difference, just look an Army 2 1/2 or 5 ton, got alot of leaves but they are also 1/3 to 1/2 in thick. Short leave ride hard too, hence the sore spots from a short add leaf lift.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:11 AM   #10
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If you are talking about Rough Country lifts, I have the 4" one, and it was complete. Even came w/transfer case drop and lower control arms.
Ditto, the ride can be adjusted by choice of shocks.

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