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New Rough Country 2.5 lift

Postby riceburnr2005 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:41 am

Hey guys I was looking around and noticed that rough country redesigned their lift for the crews. now they include diff drop brackets with the kit to help with the cv angles. perhaps this kit might be looking in to now..what do you think?
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Re: New Rough Country 2.5 lift

Postby HenryJ » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:04 am

Gotta link? The only one I see is the same old a-arms and keys lift. No bueno.

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Re: New Rough Country 2.5 lift

Postby sonomadude4x4 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:11 pm

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Re: New Rough Country 2.5 lift

Postby HenryJ » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:27 pm

Yup, keys and shackles.

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Re: New Rough Country 2.5 lift

Postby blaz » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:12 pm

That kit does have a diff drop bracket. It looks like it drops the diff about an inch. It also has shocks and new control arms. Not the old kit at all. I am waiting to hear some reviews.
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Re: New Rough Country 2.5 lift

Postby sonomadude4x4 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:44 pm

yeah me too would be really intreasted in hearing how it does allthough i may not cause im considering selling the crew and dont know if ima be able to not put this on it before i were to sell it lol
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Re: New Rough Country 2.5 lift

Postby riceburnr2005 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:49 pm

theres a guy over on s10 extremist who says he has one installed, he wrote a short description on the kit, sounds like there's still a couple kinks in the kit hopefully rough country will work these out..im considering purchasing one when i get back to the states.

http://www.s10extremist.org/forums/view ... 26&t=22002
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Re: New Rough Country 2.5 lift

Postby LoneWolf04 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:32 pm

I'm wondering if he was having problems with the CV shafts hitting because he didn't install the keys suppied with the kit. The keys are what gives the lift the lift. You will obviously get some lift cranking your stock ones up as far as they can, but they will only go so far. He might not experience the hitting if installing the keys and lifting the front end up more.
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Re: New Rough Country 2.5 lift

Postby paintballrocker » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:55 pm

Yup, keys and shackles


if i read it right the new kit has the diff drop to compensate for the bad angles of the keys when theyre cranked. so whats wrong with a key/shackle set up like this?
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Re: New Rough Country 2.5 lift

Postby HenryJ » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:12 pm

It does change the pinion angle. That will help keep the driveshaft together. How much it drops the differential is still unclear. An inch would be a help to the CV angle. Maybe the boots will stay in place? I'm not sure that I am a fan of cutting the housing and relying upon a plate bolted to the axle tube face.
I don't see the lower a-arms lowered. That does not leave much room to lower the differential without interference. That said, any difference is an improvement.
Still a few more problems though. Lower ball joint beyond its operating range. Lower a-arm angled down too far. Any up travel creates negative camber. The a-arm down this far reduces leverage and increases the spring rate. That makes for a rough ride.
Will it work for a mall crawler? I think so. Better than before. Is it better than a body lift? No way. Not for this application.

Getting closer. Build some tube lower a-arms. Make a it a long travel kit and we will have something.

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Re: New Rough Country 2.5 lift

Postby sonomadude4x4 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:05 pm

yeah it would be nice if they get it figured out cause then would have a much cheeper lift option if u run a 2 inch body lift and this 2.5 inch lift u could get allmost 5 inches which would be alot cheeper than buying the BDS or the superlift kits
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