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Old 11-14-2012, 01:38 PM
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Exclamation Lift Kit Help!!!!

installed a rough country 4.5 inch lift on my 08.. rear end sits a lot lower than the front.. the blocks I got in the lift kit weren't big enough.. I'm not sure if the previous owner had a leveling kit he made himself, or if the blocks that were in the back prior to me doing the lift were stock.. either way I stacked them with the rough country blocks ( a no no, I know.) and even now the rear sits noticeably lower.. any suggestions on a solution? I bought a 2 inch add a leaf but am hesitant to install it until I hear your guys' opinion.. an add a leaf with stacked blocks sounds real sketchy to me.. thanks for the help!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:46 PM
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You call rough country? Tell them to send you the right block is good option. Or you could get a set of traction blocks.

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:52 PM
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haven't called them, in my opinion, the front right now is almost a 6 inch lift and the rear looks correct for the 4.5 inch.. if I could figure out how to post pictures on here I'd do that so you could see what I'm talking about lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:38 PM
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figured out the picture thing..
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:25 AM
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Oh wow, yeah that dont look right i would defiantly call them.

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:55 AM
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alright.. would you hold off on the add a leaf?
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:57 AM
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Yeah def hold off, I have the same kit on mhy 05, granted different truck. Did you say your's was used? It looks to me like they included the OEM rear block not the Rough Country one, the rough country will be like a T style of metal, where as the OEM is solid. I dont know how else to make sense of it, basically the RC one should have like lips on the block, where as the OEM doesnt.

I would call or whoever you bought it from and ask about that.

Also 1 thing I noticed is I have 1 leaf/leveler on TOP of the rear block, did you keep one on top? It's the upper most OEM one that makes contact with the stoppers, I could see that making a difference too.

Good luck. Can you get any pics IN the wheel well of how the rear setup is currently?
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When I got my 4" rancho lift the back of mine was lower so I added a 2" add a leaf. DO NOT DO IT. They ride like crap. I ended up with traction blocks.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:17 AM
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I'll work on getting a picture inside the wheel well up this afternoon... just called rough country, he told me the blocks they sent me are supposed to be stacked with my stock blocks. he said it starts getting dangerous stacking blocks when you're going up 6+ inches with just blocks.. he also said that he thinks the previous owner of my truck hauled a lot so it's just settled down a little in the back.. regardless, he said I was perfectly safe putting the add a leaf in to raise it back up in the rear...
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:22 AM
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My truck has that exact same lift. See my sig pic. It sat about 1" higher in the rear. I've made some changes to it and removed the stacked blocks and put in PMF unitized blocks, traction bars, and airbags but it still sits only an inch higher in the rear.



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