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Old 08-05-2008, 04:58 PM
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tuff country 5" reviews please!

Local shops tell me what they want to sell THIER kits but wont tell me anything more > im frusterated! im considering the tuff country 5" lift for my 08 f350 harley.

is it a decent kit? i mostly drive unloaded with the occasional 5th wheel holiday ( 18000lbs ). not looking for wild lift just a basic smooth affordable one.
what would be better if anything?
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ive heard they are good, but ride ruffer than anyother
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not sure of the Tuff Country but I have had great luck with my Skyjacker. It sounds like you are looking for the same thing I was when I bought my lift. It rides as good as stock and havent had any problems with it.
My best friend owns the shop that lifted my truck and he recomended Skyjacker or Fabtech. When I was lifting mine Fabtec wasnt making a kit yet.
Good Luck.
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You typically get what you pay for when it comes to lifts..little money worse ride quality and cheap shocks, more $$ better ride and shocks that will last the life of the truck.

If you want a very good riding truck look at a Icon, Rize etc.
Cary
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The 6" Fabtech Radius arm drop is a good affordable kit. That's what I have but used Bilsteins instead of the Fabtech shocks. It rides great and looks great too. The whole kit installed with the upgraded shocks was only $2,200.
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You typically get what you pay for when it comes to lifts..little money worse ride quality and cheap shocks, more $$ better ride and shocks that will last the life of the truck.

If you want a very good riding truck look at a Icon, Rize etc.
Cary
I will have to strongly disagree with that statement.
I had an 8" rize with traction bars installed on my 08 F350 - rode great on the hwy or probably if you play in the sand - But if you actually use your truck on gravel roads - wash board - it hammers out the heim jnts in no time then you have a rattle trap.

Finally had time to replace the rize radius arms with Pure Performance radius arms - all I can say is what a HUGE differance - I have a new truck again.
Now I can use 4 wheel drive again - could not with the rize.

Where I live were having a BIG problem with the Rize kits - cant handle oilfield use. I find out after the fact.

If your truck is a pavement queen - the Rize might be fine - looks geat, just need to ditch the heim jnts for some aplications.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:13 PM
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not sure of the Tuff Country but I have had great luck with my Skyjacker. It sounds like you are looking for the same thing I was when I bought my lift. It rides as good as stock and havent had any problems with it.
My best friend owns the shop that lifted my truck and he recomended Skyjacker or Fabtech. When I was lifting mine Fabtec wasnt making a kit yet.
Good Luck.
yeah your truck has the exact look that i want for mine!! ive saved the pic of your truck a few days ago to reference to, haha. but yeah thats what i want.

could you tell me more about it? tire size and rim size and offfset. please and thankyou.

if possible i would like to keep my factory 20x9 wheels and put 35x13.50's on. i have 33x13.50 on now.

thanks alot
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