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Rough Country Springs
« on: Mar 04, 2013, 10:00:03 PM »
I'm getting ready to upgrade the suspension on my 83 4x4 with a moderate lift. I'm considering Rough Country spring kit front and rear with a 3" lift. Didn't want to do RUF or go with chevys, want pretty much bolt on.
I'm wondering if anyone else has or are using RC springs and if so, like em? Also will I need a dropped pitman arm.
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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #1 on: Mar 04, 2013, 11:06:37 PM »
rough country will give you a rough ride

they suck.....

i would never run them.....
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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #2 on: Mar 05, 2013, 07:35:47 AM »
If that's what you want, I'd go with All-Pro leaf springs.  Or if you want cheap, then get RC springs for 4" and pull a couple of springs, to soften up the ride.  And I wouldn't waste time with a dropped push pull link.  Terrible idea.  Go to a junk yard and get the power steering setup off a rig.  And go with a crossover steering.  You and your rig will love it. 
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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #3 on: Mar 05, 2013, 08:13:56 AM »
I'd suggest ome over rc. Or you could just do ruf and 63s and make it actually ride nice...

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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #4 on: Mar 05, 2013, 09:31:24 AM »
they are terrible. i had a set at one point and it literally felt like i had gotten in a car wreck when i got out of the truck from driving it. the ride literally made my back hurt. thats just my  :twocents:.

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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #5 on: Mar 05, 2013, 11:31:38 AM »
Or you could just do ruf and 63s and make it actually ride nice...

OP said he wants bolt on, so ruf and 63s isnt an option.

i would also suggest not going with RC.  all of their suspension systems ride like crap.  go with marlin or all-pro springs
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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #6 on: Mar 05, 2013, 12:18:06 PM »
OP said he wants bolt on, so ruf and 63s isnt an option.

i would also suggest not going with RC.  all of their suspension systems ride like crap.  go with marlin or all-pro springs

I know, that's why I suggested ome.

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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #7 on: Mar 05, 2013, 01:09:56 PM »
Thank you for the input and advice. RC are off the list, I'm an old guy and don't need a skateboard ride so I'm rethinking the RUF idea and checking pricing for Marlins or AP.
 
I already have power steering so the steering upgrade my happen now as well, thanks.

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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #9 on: Mar 05, 2013, 08:33:36 PM »
You need a minimum of 3" lift to run cross over steering, or you might run into issues.   OME is stock to 2" lift. 

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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #10 on: Mar 05, 2013, 09:56:48 PM »
Been checking OME today and am pretty impressed with what I read.
No one else seems to offer any thing under 3" and I really don't need three inches of lift or a whole kit, a pair of new springs with two inches would do nicely. My stock springs are sagging, especially on the right side. Going to make some calls tomorrow and see about getting a pair ordered from OME.

Thank you for the link.

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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #11 on: Mar 05, 2013, 10:58:45 PM »
thats your best bet especially for ride quality. they are a great product...i too have heard the same about rough country lifts from numerous people i might throw some OME torsion bars on my 88 pickup and keep it factory hight

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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #12 on: Mar 06, 2013, 07:15:06 AM »
sounds like you want to stay simple and cheap.
how about going to the junk yard and pulling some leafs and rebuilding your packs, leave your top leaf and run some nice thin ones with some arch
like late 80s early 90s 2wd f150s rears, mazda pickup, 2 or 4 ed toyota, s10 leafs
if you can play around with it for a bit i think you would be happy

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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #13 on: Mar 06, 2013, 08:29:40 PM »
There are a couple places that will do custom lift and ride springs to your exact specs, but you'll pay dearly too
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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #14 on: Mar 07, 2013, 08:28:01 AM »
Custom work, I can relate to that for sure. About 10 years ago I took a yota into a local shop and asked them to order and install stock front springs. Several days later I paid the $800 bill, they told me they had to have them 'custom made'. Ouch!!
I think I'm going with the OME fronts with a two inch lift, very reasonable and seems like a good choice. Not going with the entire kit, just the springs and new bushings. It's taking me a few days to make up my mind on what to do, so many choices but OME is in the lead.

I thought about the wrecking yard and making my own leaf packs, but decided just to go with off the shelf, save a little time.
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Re: Rough Country Springs
« Reply #15 on: Mar 07, 2013, 04:29:29 PM »
I have to agree with staying away from the "Rough" Country springs..I have them on my truck..Rode good for a few months..The springs are about 2 years old, sagged already. And I bent the top leaf on the rear, from backing in to a rock....It was a BIG rock though...

 
 
 
 
 

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