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post #1 of 42 Old 08-19-2011, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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rough country lift opinion!

Hey guys, thinking of getting the 4" rough country lift w/ hydro 8000 shocks. I want the Icon but can't afford to drop $1600+ on just a lift right now. I found the rough country for $650 w/ shocks. What are yall's opinions on the rough country brand and how does it ride? I tow a car hauler pretty frequently loaded no more than 9000lbs. I was also thinking of adding the firestone airbags. What do you guys think?

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It is a cheaper lift and it will ride like a truck. I had a 6" tough country on before my 12" Icon and my 12" Icon rides 10 times better the the tough country. If you are anal about the ride then just be patient and save up the coin. If you don't care, then roll with it.

I have learned that you do get what you pay for on lift kits.

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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well, my truck is leveled right now and i can tolerate the ride...after all it is a truck. lol. would it be much worse than it is now? I plan on also getting the dual steering stabillizers.

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Probably not, but maybe slightly worse. That was the way I thought as well, I mean it is a truck... LOL

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the main reason i wanted the lift is bc i have 35x1250R20 on and they scrub on the fender and springs. The wheels are 20x9 and i believe there's not much offset if any to them. I want to go w/ 20x10 hostages -24mm offset which should get rid of the leaf spring scrubbing....but i think it will scrub on the back part of the fender where the doors are.

I thought about getting the cut out fender flares but i don't need that much "coverage". I'm not sure if the pocket style flares would work if I did some trimming of the fender.....

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I'm also very interested in this subject. Most of the negative reviews I've seen say they have rough riding coils and shocks but I don't really see that many people saying that their parts break. For the price I wouldn't mind getting there 6" kit especially their 4 link kit with some Bilstein 5100's I think that would be a very nice set up. Anybody had any experience with this???

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I had a Rough Country lift on my last truck. It rode rough, but its a truck, and i like the rough ride. I say go with the rough country, if you don't like it save up for an Icon. By the time you have enough you will probably love the ride!!!!!!

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RC's..can break and will sag.....get a 4.5" Icon hanger kit..will get you the best ride quality..more $$ yes but you will only spend it once.
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Icon seems more of a west coast thing everybody always says good things about them but I think if I'm going to spend that much money I would want a 4-Link conversion so maybe Pure's 4 link if I got a good deal on it. Anything anybody's lift CAN break lol but I know you get what you pay for I'm on the fence I'm just having a hard time justifying to myself that it will really make that much of a difference

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I have battled this subject in my head many times over the last few months. I'm only leveled right now, but I will be doing a 4" lift in the next few months. I plan to have my truck for the next 10 years, and I dont want to put a cheap "anything" on it. These trucks are too nice to be cheaping out on parts ... Especially something as critical as suspension components. I'm either gonna get Icon 4.5" or get a PMF kit from Trevor. I have heard nothing but great things on both

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